James Farley

Active - 1917 - 1946  |   Born - Jan 8, 1882 in Waldron, AR  |   Died - Oct 12, 1947 in Pacoima, CA  |   Genres - Drama, Western, Comedy, Action, Crime

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Brawny character actor James Farley made his entree into films in 1918. Best-served in roles calling for authority backed by muscle, Farley can be seen as Southern General Thatcher in Buster Keaton's The General (1926) and as the executioner in Cecil B. DeMille's The King of Kings (1927). He spent most of the talkie era in small roles as detectives, patrolmen and night watchman. James Farley's credits are sometimes confused with those of another actor by the same name who acted in "regional" productions of the 1960s.

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