J.P. McGowan

Birthday:
02/24/1880
Biography:
From Wikipedia John Paterson McGowan (February 24, 1880 – March 26, 1952) was a pioneering Hollywood actor and director and occasionally a screenwriter and producer. J. P. McGowan, as he was usually known, remains the only Australian to have been made a life member of the Screen Directors Guild (now Directors Guild of America). Born in the then-bustling railway centre of Terowie in South Australia, McGowan grew up in Adelaide (Islington) and Sydney. He was a capable horseman and served in the Second Boer War with Montmorency's Scouts as a special dispatch rider. McGowan directed and often acted in the first 33 episodes of Kalem's 1914 adventure film series, The Hazards of Helen, which eventually ran to 54 episodes, some still with McGowan's participation. While filming he began a relationship with Helen Holmes, the film's star, and the two married. They left Kalem to set up their own production company, Signal Films, which successfully made a series of railroad melodramas but lost out when their distributor (Mutual) failed. The collaboration ended when they divorced in 1925. There was an adopted daughter, Kaye. McGowan successfully made the transition from silent film to talkies. While never a major star, in a busy career that spanned four decades he is credited with acting in 232 films—mostly strong roles like sheriff or villain—writing 26 screenplays and directing 242 productions. In 1932 he directed a young John Wayne in the 12-episode rail vs airplane serial The Hurricane Express for the independent Mascot Pictures. From 1938 to 1951, as Executive Secretary of the Screen Directors Guild, he fought to secure recognition for the director within the studio systems of the film and emerging television industry. J.P. McGowan died in 1952 in Hollywood and was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

Credits

The Lady and the Bandit (1951)
as Old Man
Stagecoach (1939)
as (uncredited)
Code of the Fearless (1939)
as Undetermined Minor Role
The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1938)
as Scudder
Kidnapped (1938)
as Clansman
The Buccaneer (1938)
as Jailer
Prairie Thunder (1937)
as Col. Stanton
Heart of the Rockies (1937)
as Ed Dawson
Rough Riding Rhythm (1937)
as Pete Hobart
Empty Holsters (1937)
as U.S. Marshal Billy O'Neill
She Had to Eat (1937)
as Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Slave Ship (1937)
as Helmsman
Hit the Saddle (1937)
as Rance McGowan
Borderland (1937)
as El Rio Sheriff
Jungle Jim (1937)
as Ship Captain J.S. Robinson
Sinner Take All (1936)
as Police Officer Murphy
Stampede (1936)
as Matt Stevens
The Accusing Finger (1936)
as Inner Guard
Fury and the Woman (1936)
as Anderson
The Three Mesquiteers (1936)
as Brack Canfield
Ride 'Em Cowboy (1936)
as Jim Howard
Guns and Guitars (1936)
as Dave Morgan
Robin Hood of El Dorado (1936)
as Danglong
Bar 20 Rides Again (1935)
as Buck Peters
East of Java (1935)
as Sergeant, Rescue Party
The Silent Code (1935)
as Commissioner
Diamond Jim (1935)
as Engineer
Border Brigands (1935)
as Inspector Winston - RCMP
Murder in the Fleet (1935)
as Chief of Police (Uncredited)
Whispering Smith Speaks (1935)
as Caboose Passenger (uncredited)
The Call of the Savage (1935)
as Freighter Captain
The Outlaw Tamer (1935)
The Red Rider (1934)
as Scotty McKee
Somewhere in Sonora (1933)
as Monte Black
Flaming Gold (1932)
as Mack
Lawless Valley (1932)
as Big Mike Carter, aka El Lobo, aka Texas Rand
Quick Trigger Lee (1931)
as Brings note / Director
Señor Americano (1929)
as Maddox
The Oklahoma Kid (1929)
The Cowboy and the Outlaw (1929)
as Pepper Hardcastle
Law of the Plains (1929)
The Last Roundup (1929)
as Hash
The Lawless Legion (1929)
as Matson
Headin' Westward (1929)
as Sneezer Clark
Below the Deadline (1929)
as Taggart
Ships of the Night (1928)
as Motilla
Arizona Days (1928)
as Ed Hicks
The Code of the Scarlet (1928)
as Blake
Gun Gospel (1927)
as Bill Brogan
The Red Raiders (1927)
as Captain Ortwell
Arizona Nights (1927)
Red Signals (1927)
Crack O' Dawn (1926)
Senor Daredevil (1926)
as Jesse Wilks
The Lost Express (1925)
as Train Engineer
Outwitted (1925)
The Whipping Boss (1924)
as Livingston
The Hazards of Helen Ep09: The Leap from the Water Tower (1915)
as Rand - the Fireman
The Girl and the Game (1915)
From the Manger to the Cross (1912)
as Wise Man 1
Winning a Widow (1912)
Captured by Bedouins (1912)
His Mother (1912)
The Colleen Bawn (1911)
as Hardress Cregan
Rory O'More (1911)
The Special Messenger (1911)
as Royal
Railroad Raiders of '62 (1911)
as Federal Officer
When the Dead Return (1911)
as Jacques
The Fiddler’s Requiem (1911)
Slim Jim's Last Chance (1911)
as The Rancher
By a Woman's Wit (1911)
A Sawmill Hero (1911)
When Lovers Part (1910)
A Lad from Old Ireland (1910)
as Election Agent
Where the West Begins
Director
Roaring Six Guns
Director
Rough Riding Rhythm
Director
What Price Vengeance
Writer
The Outlaw Tamer
Director
War of the Range
Director
Deadwood Pass
Director
Drum Taps
Director
Drum Taps
Screenplay
When a Man Rides Alone
Director
The Hurricane Express
Director
The Hurricane Express
Screenplay
Lawless Valley
Director
Tangled Fortunes
Director
Quick Trigger Lee
Director
Under Texas Skies
Director
Canyon Hawks
Director
Near the Rainbow's End
Director
The Oklahoma Kid
Director
Code of the West
Director
The Cowboy and the Outlaw
Director
Riders of the Rio Grande
Director
Law of the Plains
Director
The Last Roundup
Director
Captain Cowboy
Director
Captain Cowboy
Writer
Headin' Westward
Director
Below the Deadline
Director
Manhattan Cowboy
Director
The Chinatown Mystery
Director
Arizona Days
Director
Thunderbolt's Tracks
Director
Tarzan and the Golden Lion
Director
Red Signals
Director
Crossed Signals
Director
The Brown Derby
Writer
The Road Agent
Director
The Lost Express
Director
Ambushed
Director
Desperate Chance
Director
Mistaken Orders
Director
Cold Nerve
Director
Barriers of the Law
Director
Outwitted
Director
A Desperate Adventure
Director
The Whipping Boss
Director
Below the Deadline
Director
Do or Die
Director
The Vanishing Dagger
Director
Elmo the Fearless
Director
King of the Circus
Director
The Red Glove
Director
Elmo, the Mighty
Director
The Lure of the Circus
Director
The Lost Express
Director
The Lost Express
Writer
The Lost Express
Producer
The Railroad Raiders
Director
The Railroad Raiders
Editor
The Railroad Raiders
Producer
The Manager of the B & A
Director
A Lass of the Lumberlands
Director
A Lass of the Lumberlands
Producer
Blackbirds
Director
The Hazards of Helen Ep33: In Danger's Path
Director
The Pay Train
Director
The Hazards of Helen Ep26: The Wild Engine
Director
The Hazards of Helen Ep13: The Escape on the Fast Freight
Director
The Hazards of Helen Ep09: The Leap from the Water Tower
Director
The Girl and the Game
Director
The Girl and the Game
Writer
The Car of Death
Director
The Flaw in the Alibi
Director
The Pursuit of the Smugglers
Director

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