Donald Crisp

Place of birth:
Bow, London, England, UK:
Donald Crisp was born George William Crisp at the family home in Bow, London. Donald's parents were James Crisp and Elizabeth Crisp, his birth was registered by his mother on 4th September 1882. Donald's sisters were Elizabeth, Ann, Alice (known as Louisa) and Eliza and his brothers were James, John and Mark. Family memories state that Donald's brother-in-law James Needham (Louisa's husband) lent/gave Donald the fare to USA. The family have a photo of Donald which he sent to 'Jimmy' and signed. On 16th February 1937 Donald applied for a US Social Security account number giving his address as N Vista Street Hollywood California, and his employers Warner Brothers Pictures, Burbank California. On his application Donald did not know his mother's maiden name.


Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (1983)
as Himself (archive footage)
Spencer's Mountain (1963)
as Grandpa Spencer
Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (1961)
as James Brown
Pollyanna (1960)
as Mayor Karl Warren
A Dog of Flanders (1959)
as Jehan Daas
The Last Hurrah (1958)
as Cardinal Martin Burke
Saddle the Wind (1958)
as Dennis Deneen
Drango (1957)
as Judge Allen
The Man from Laramie (1955)
as Alec Waggoman
The Red, White and Blue Line (1955)
as Self
The Long Gray Line (1955)
as Old Martin
A Star Is Born World Premiere (1954)
Prince Valiant (1954)
as King Aguar
Home Town Story (1951)
as John MacFarland
Bright Leaf (1950)
as Major Singleton
Challenge to Lassie (1949)
as 'Jock' Gray
Whispering Smith (1948)
as Barney Rebstock
Hills of Home (1948)
as Drumsheugh
Ramrod (1947)
as Jim Crew
The Valley of Decision (1945)
as William Scott
Son of Lassie (1945)
as Sam Carraclough
National Velvet (1945)
as Herbert Brown
The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)
as J.B. Pond
The Uninvited (1944)
as Commander Beech
Lassie Come Home (1943)
as Sam Carraclough
Forever and a Day (1943)
as Captain Martin
The Battle of Midway (1942)
as Main Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
The Gay Sisters (1942)
as Ralph Pedloch
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
as Mr. Morgan
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
as Sir Charles Emery
Shining Victory (1941)
as Dr. Drewett
Knute Rockne All American (1940)
as Father John Callahan, C.S.C
City for Conquest (1940)
as Scotty MacPherson
The Sea Hawk (1940)
as Admiral Sir John Burleson
Brother Orchid (1940)
as Brother Superior
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)
as Minister Althoff
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
as Francis Bacon
The Old Maid (1939)
as Doctor Lanskell
Daughters Courageous (1939)
as Samuel 'Sam' Sloane
Juarez (1939)
as Maréchal Bazaine
Sons of Liberty (1939)
as Alexander McDougall
Wuthering Heights (1939)
as Dr. Kenneth
The Oklahoma Kid (1939)
as Judge Hardwick
The Dawn Patrol (1938)
as Phipps
Comet Over Broadway (1938)
as Grant
The Sisters (1938)
as Tim Hazelton
Valley of the Giants (1938)
as Andy Stone
The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)
as Police Inspector Lewis Lane
The Beloved Brat (1938)
as Mr. Morgan
Jezebel (1938)
as Dr. Livingstone
Sergeant Murphy (1938)
as Col. Todd Carruthers
The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
as Maitre Labori
That Certain Woman (1937)
as Jack V. Merrick Sr.
Confession (1937)
as Presiding Judge
Parnell (1937)
as Michael Davitt
The Great O'Malley (1937)
as Police Captain Cromwell
Beloved Enemy (1936)
as Liam Burke
A Woman Rebels (1936)
as Judge Byron Thistlewaite
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
as Colonel Campbell
Mary of Scotland (1936)
as Huntly
The White Angel (1936)
as Dr. Hunt
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
as Thomas Burkitt
Oil For The Lamps Of China (1935)
as Mr. McCarger
Laddie (1935)
as Mr. Pryor
Vanessa: Her Love Story (1935)
as George
The Little Minister (1934)
as Docteur McQueen
What Every Woman Knows (1934)
as David Wylie
The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)
as Mike Davey
The Key (1934)
as Peadar Conlan
Hamlet, Act I: Scenes IV and V (1933)
as Marcellus
Broadway Bad (1933)
as Darrall
Red Dust (1932)
as Guidon
A Passport to Hell (1932)
as Sgt. Snyder
Kick In (1931)
as Garvey
Svengali (1931)
as The Laird
Scotland Yard (1930)
as Charles Fox
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1929)
as Colonel Moran
The Pagan (1929)
as Roger Slater
The Viking (1928)
as Leif Ericsson
The River Pirate (1928)
as Caxton
Trent's Last Case (1928)
as Sigsbee Manderson
The Black Pirate (1926)
as MacTavish
Don Q Son of Zorro (1925)
as Don Sebastian
The Bonnie Brier Bush (1921)
as Lachlan Campbell
Broken Blossoms (1919)
as Battling Burrows
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)
as Extra (uncredited)
A Girl of Yesterday (1915)
as A.H. Monroe
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
as Gen. U.S. Grant
The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' (1914)
as -
The Escape (1914)
as 'Bull' McGee
Home, Sweet Home (1914)
as The Mother's Son
The Battle of the Sexes (1914)
as Frank Andrews
The Blue or the Gray (1913)
Black and White (1913)
Olaf-An Atom (1913)
as The Beggar
The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)
as Rival Gang Member (uncredited)
The Failure (1911)
as Bank Employee
The Miser's Heart (1911)
The Battle (1911)
as A Union soldier
The Long Road (1911)
as A Servant / The Landlord
The Adventures of Billy (1911)
as First Tramp
The Making of a Man (1911)
as Actor / Backstage
The Primal Call (1911)
What Shall We Do with Our Old? (1911)
Fate's Turning (1911)
as The Valet
The Italian Barber (1911)
as At Ball
Sunshine Sue (1910)
as Head of the Sweatshop © 2021

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