Monday 27 August 2012

Wheeler Oakman

Born: 21 February 1890, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died: 19 March 1949, Van Nuys, California, USA

A silent screen actor whose career survived the transition to the talkies. Wheeler mostly portrayed villains or their henchman in westerns and crime dramas.

Mickey (1918) as Herbert Thornhill

Death in the Air (1936) as Lt. Douglas Thompson

So's Your Aunt Emma (1942) as Blackie Hale, Henderson's triggerman (uncredited)

Wheeler Oakman, facing camera, his hand reaching for a gun, as usual. The actor behind him is Gene O'Donnell.

Three of a Kind (1944) as Oliver

With Helen Gilbert.

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