Charles John Holt Jr. (May 31, 1888 – January 18, 1951) was an American motion picture actor in both silent and sound movies, particularly Westerns.
Holt married divorcee Margaret Wood in 1917. Her father, tycoon Henry Morton Stanley-Wood, disowned her because she married an actor; they later made up after he had lost most of his money in the Great Depression. She had a daughter when they married, and together they had a son, Charles John Holt III, and a daughter, Elizabeth Marshall Holt. Better known as Tim and Jennifer, respectively, both of them became actors in western films.Holt was a lifetime member of the Society of Colonial Wars, admitted to the California Society on July 13, 1928.
Born in 1888 in the Fordham section of The Bronx, New York, the son of an Episcopal priest at St. James Church. When in Manhattan, he attended Trinity School. He was accepted into the Virginia Military Institute in 1909, but expelled for misbehavior in his second semester there.Following Holt's father's death, the family moved to New York City, where Jack, his mother, and brother Marshall lived with his married sister, Frances.Holt worked at various jobs including construction of the Pennsylvania Railroad's tunnel under the Hudson River and being a "surveyor, laborer, prospector, trapper, and stagecoach driver, among many other jobs" during an almost six-year stay in Alaska.
Movies & TV shows
Marco Borsato - Symphonica in Rosso
Recorded live at the Gelredome in Arnhem, The Netherlands in 2006, when Dutch singer Marco Borsato performed live as a part of the yearly Symphonica in Rosso concerts.With guest performances of Andrea...
Across the Wide Missouri
In the 1830's, white men hunted and trap in the territories of Montana and Idaho. As a way to gain entrance into her people's rich lands,Flint married a Blackfoot woman, but she meant more to him than...
King of the Bullwhip
A federal marshal goes under cover to catch a gold-bullion thief.
The Daltons' Women
The gang has moved to the west and are being pursued by marshals Lash and Fuzzy. They get help from Joan Talbot as they try to figure out who the bad guys are.
Return of the Frontiersman
A friend of the sheriff's son tries to clear his name after he is accused of murder.
Trail of Robin Hood
Jack Holt is raising Christmas trees for sale at a cost that will allow every family to have one. Holt is being driven out of business by a commercial tree company. Roy is the one who saves the day.
The Last Bandit
Kate Foley runs off to Nevada to rob gold shipments that are being transported by the railroad after Ed Bagley convinces her a quick fortune can be made. She met reformed-bandit Frank Plummer in Banno...
A person from the U.S. The hunter becomes the hunted when marshal goes undercover to stop a cattle smuggler.
A government agent is sent to track down an outlaw. The agent is forced to use his survival skills in the desolate desert region of the chase.
Jonathan Scott and his friends spent the next two decades promoting the superiority of naval air power after learning the ins and outs of carrier aviation in the 1920s. Scott contemplated leaving the ...
The Strawberry Roan
Young Joe was paralyzed when he was bucked by a wild horse. Angered, his father tried to shoot the horse but was stopped by his foreman. Autry was told to leave the ranch by Walt because he wanted to ...
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Fred C is a man. In 1925, a grizzled prospector named Howard met up with two guys who were down on their luck in Mexico and decided to join him in his search for gold. Despite enormous difficulties, t...
The Arizona Ranger
A disgraced veteran wanders the West alone until he helps a battered woman.
The Gallant Legion
When Faulkner and Leroux want to divide Texas into smaller sections instead of allowing it to enter the Union as a single state, the Texas Rangers must step in.
A singing cowboy clears a boy of murder charges after finding the real killer.
A female outlaw is being hunted down.
My Pal Trigger
Gabby doesn´t want to breed his horse the Golden Sovereign with Roy's. When Sovereign and Roy's horse escape, the Sovereign get shoot accidentally by Skoville but Roy is blamed and jailed. A year late...
Chuck Scott gets a job as Eddie Roman's chauffeur, but his involvement with Eddie's wife becomes a nightmare.
Flight to Nowhere
A couple on a plane are involved in a plot to steal atomic secrets.
On a secluded base in Arizona, veteran World War I pilot Steve Britt trains flyers to fight in World War II. One of his trainees, Englishman Peter Stackhouse, is competing with another for the affecti...
Serbian fashion designer Irena Dubrovna and American marine engineer Oliver Reed meet in Central Park, fall in love and marry after a brief courtship; but Irena won't consummate the union for fear tha...
A dedicated Canadian Mountie and a notorious gambler are childhood friends.
Polo with the Stars
A short in the WB Hollywood Novelty series (production number 7301) about the training of polo ponies. Buddy Rogers buys one of the ponies in training, and later uses him in a match where Jack Holt an...
Holt Of The Secret Service
A murderous gang of counterfeiters has kidnapped the government's best engraver and is forcing him to print virtually undetectable phony money. The Secret Service's toughest agent, Jack Holt, and a fe...
Passport to Alcatraz
George Hollister, crack investigator for the NYC police, is assigned to run down the enemy aliens who dynamited a Detroit munitions plant. The trail takes him to a customs inspector who is known to ha...
The Great Plane Robbery
Assigned to keep watch over a recently released gangster, an insurance investigator must keep the client alive after he is taken hostage by former henchmen.
Outside the Three-Mile Limit
Government Agent Conway, posing as a crew member of a ship, is investigating the flood of counterfeit money that seemingly is originating for a gambling ship, moored off-shore beyond the three-mile li...
Fugitive from a Prison Camp
Directed by Lewis D. Collins. With Jack Holt, Marian Marsh, Robert Barrat, Phillip Terry.
Meet the man who stayed just inside the law with a brand new racket...
Dr. Garfield gets so involved in his research for an antitoxin for severe burns that he completely neglects his wife, Virginian, and their young son, Steve. Virginia divorces him and takes the son wit...
Trapped in the Sky
Directed by Lewis D. Collins. With Jack Holt, Ralph Morgan, Paul Everton, Katherine DeMille.
Fugitive at Large
George Storm is a reputable construction engineer but his life changes the moment a bandit trio holds up the company payroll car. And that is because the daring holdup is successful because the gang l...
The Strange Case of Dr. Meade
Directed by Lewis D. Collins. With Jack Holt, Beverly Roberts, Noah Beery Jr., John Qualen.
Crime Takes a Holiday
A district attorney uses psychology to expose a criminal gang by publicizing the prosecution of an innocent man.
Making the Headlines
The police chief is angry because he is making too many headlines. Steve Withers followed Lewis Nagel to the sleepy suburb of Fairview because he knew he would find a story.
Flight Into Nowhere
When headstrong pilot Bill Kellogg disobeys orders and takes a plane to photograph potential landing fields in a foreign country, he ends up running out of gas and crashing. Bill is saved from the wre...
Trouble in Morocco
A newspaperman Paul Cluett (Jack Holt) gets rival reporter Linda Lawrence (Mae Clark) to admit that she is investigating a story in Morocco that guns are being smuggled illegally.
Outlaws of the Orient
Johnny Eaton, trouble-shooter for an American oil company drilling in China, leaves his bride-to-be to head for the Orient and fix problems at the inland-concession site his company controls.
Jack Holt stars as Robert Bailey, a Henry Ford-like auto industrialist who decides to give his millions away to various charitable causes. Naturally, this arouses hostility amongst Bailey's friends, r...
The toughest logging boss in the timber country takes on his toughest assignment when he agrees to cut an enormous volume of timber for Andrew MacKinley, who has to deliver the timber within sixty day...
Trapped by G-Men
Jack Holt plays two roles in Columbia's Trapped by G- Men.
In the days before the big earthquake, a beautiful singer and a battling priest try to reform a Barbary Coast saloon owner.
A California Highway Patrolman gets involved with a smuggling ring.
North of Nome
John Raglan is a seal hunter who is being chased by hijackers and he is stuck on an isolated island in the Bering Sea that is owned by a corporation. The owner of the island, his daughter and her fian...
While a ship captain is at sea dealing with a mutiny among his crew, his wife is at home having an affair with his best friend.
End of the Trail
A Spanish-American war veteran can't find gainful employment. He becomes a cattle rustler until he can get back on his feet. He is about to go straight when his girlfriend's younger brother is shot.
Ted Husing narrated a short documentary about some of Hollywood's most popular celebrities. Boris Karloff, Buster Crabbe, and Clark Gable are just some of the big names who enjoy playing golf, field h...
The Best Man Wins
A diver loses his arm while saving his friend's life. He was unable to find a job because of his missing arm and was forced to work for a criminal. The man who saved his life was assigned to break up ...
The Awakening of Jim Burke
After his divorced wife dies, Jim Burke takes their son who she had been raising and he hasn't seen in many years. Jim Burke is a tough, hard-nosed construction boss on engineering projects, and he is...
Storm Over the Andes
The stories of flyers involved in the conflict between the two countries can be found in a war between the two countries.
The Littlest Rebel
A rebel officer sneaks back to his rundown plantation to see his dying wife and is arrested. A yankee officer sets up an escape. Everyone is captured and will be executed. President Lincoln was asked ...
When Strangers Marry
Directed by Clarence G. Badger. With Jack Holt, Lilian Bond, Arthur Vinton, Barbara Barondess.
The Woman I Stole
Jack Holt is trying to ruin the man's oil business by winning his best friend's wife.
Master of Men
Master of Men casts her as Kay Walling, a woman who is being ignored by her husband, Buck, who is played by Jack Holt. Buck owns a prosperous steel mill that makes a good living, but he wants more. He...
The Wrecker is a demolition engineer. While he's off on another assignment, Regan's wife Mary and supposed best friend Cummings engage in some heavy petting. Our hero is about to wash his hands of his...
Man Against Woman
Johnny McCloud, a tough police inspector given more to fisticuffs than investigating has the hots for torch-singer Lola Parker, but Miss Parker is much taken with a good-looking crook named George Per...
Behind the Mask
A doctor who runs drugs in caskets is caught by a Secret Service agent.
Directed by Paul Sloane, with Jack Holt, Ralph Graves, Lila Lee.
This Sporting Age
Polo, a team sport played on horseback in which the objective is to score goals by driving a small ball into the opposing team's goal using a long-handled mallet.
The darkest side of Tinseltown is depicted in this drama that centers upon a Hollywood columnist determined to reveal the awful truth about entertainment business.
The Last Parade
During the war two friends love the same nurse. After the war one becomes a detective, the other a racketeer.
The love of beautiful Helen, Frisky's wife, and the glory associated with a successful expedition to the South Pole were the subject of a fight between the commander and the Navy pilot. Frisky tried a...
A Dangerous Affair
Holt plays police lieutenant McHenry, while Graves is his friendly rival, crime reporter Wally Cook. After the two men verbally duel over a variety of details, they hunker down to business, that of so...
Fifty Fathoms Deep
In this high-seas adventure, a woman creates a rift between her older and younger friends. They became enemies when a gold-digger married the other. She left him in favor of a wealthy man. She is on h...
Screen Snapshots (Series 10, No. 8)
Pola Negri, Bebe Daniels, Mitzi Green, Polly Moran, Mack Sennett and Marjorie Beebe are seen relaxing at Palm Springs, a California winter resort; Barbara Stanwyck and Ricardo Cortez play golf; other ...
Maker of Men
Bob is rejected by his father, girlfriend, and school because he plays football badly. He joined a rival college team to defeat his dad's team.
John Meadham, in charge of a West Africa trading post, wire the home office in London that he is tired and worn out, and they need to send a replacement to take over. The company sends a stiff upper-l...
The Border Legion
Jack Kells, leader of a band of Idaho outlaws known as the Border Legion, rescued Cowhand Jim Cleve, who was wrongly accused of murder. He decided to rescue Joan when the Legion took her prisoner and ...
Hell's Island is a 1930 American drama film directed by Edward Sloman and starring Jack Holt, Ralph Graves, and Dorothy Sebastian. It focuses on two Americans serving in the French Foreign Legion in N...
The Squealer is a 1930 American crime film directed by Harry Joe Brown and starring Jack Holt, Dorothy Revier and Davey Lee.
Two Marine pilots in love with the same girl are assigned a mission to find a bandit. The talkie was released in 1929 by director Frank Capra.
Father and Son
The Drama of a Scheming Woman Who Tried to Kill the Love Between a Father and his Son!
Sunset Pass film
The Donovan Affair
Inspector Killian is trying to solve a murder case.
Two sailors competing against each other set their sights on the same girl. Their friendship ends acrimoniously when she chooses one over the other. When one of the men is in a submarine trapped benea...
During the American Civil War, A Union-Army officer is ordered by U. S. President Abraham Lincoln to bring in Belle Starr, the leader of a Missouri guerrilla band, dead or alive. However, he falls in ...
The Vanishing Pioneer
The Vanishing Pioneers was directed by John Waters and starred Jack Holt. Tim made his screen debut in the film. The film was shot in Zion National Park and Springdale, Utah.
The Water Hole
The Water Hole (1928)
The Smart Set
Shortly before the big match with England, a young playboy is kicked out of his American polo team for being arrogant.
North of 36
A young woman is going to inherit her father's large Texas ranch and is going to start a cattle drive to Kansas. The State Treasurer wants to take control of the ranch by attacking the cattle drive an...
A wanted-fugitive named "Nevada" is wounded by a posse of lawmen and left to die on the desert by his companion, Bill Hall. Ben Ide is a young rancher who is in love with the daughter of a neighboring...
Allan Dwan directed the American drama silent film Sea Horses. Jack Holt is one of the stars of the film. Paramount Pictures released the film on February 22, 1926. It's considered a lost film.
The Marriage Maker
A matchmaker sets out to have a rich woman marry the not-so-rich boy she loves, and tries to persuade a poverty-stricken nobleman to marry the commoner he loves.
The Tiger's Claw
The Tiger's Claw (1923)
A person who has lost money borrows money from a person who expects sexual favors in return.
A Trip to Paramountown
Dozens of stars are captured candidly and at work in a documentary short film about the filmmaking activity at the Paramount Studios in Hollywood.
North of the Rio Grande
Son of Colonel Haddington, Bob leads a posse against raiders in a settlement. During his absence, one of the prize horses is stolen and his father is killed. Bob swears revenge and becomes known as Ve...
On the High Seas
Three people from different levels of society reach and board a deserted ship.
Bought and Paid For
Jimmy Gilley is getting married. Virginia should marry the wealthy Robert Stafford despite her lack of love for him because Jimmy and Fanny want her to live in a more luxurious style. The couple is ha...
The Lost Romance
Dr. Elizabeth tried to save her nephew's marriage by staging the abduction of his son in order to bring the married couple closer together.
After the Show
All Souls' Eve
The wife of Roger was killed by a maniac because of Roger's jealousy. To care for his home and son Peter, Roger hires an Irish immigrant as a nursemaid.
Because Bob Meredith (Jack Holt) spends all his time working, his wife Margaret (Lois Wilson) feels the romance has ebbed away from their marriage. One night, while Meredith is at the office, family f...
Ducks and Drakes
A spoiled rich young woman calls up random young men on the phone because she overspends from her parents' savings. Her fiancée and his friends hatch a plan to teach her a valuable lesson when they he...
A secretary accompanies a professor and his wife on an expedition to acquire antique vases. Gail didn't know her driver was involved in a scheme to abduct her. Gail is accosted by drunken sailors as s...
Held by the Enemy
During the Civil War, Rachel Hayne, a young widow, is among those "held by the enemy" when her old family home is within the lines occupied by the Northern troops. Protected by Colonel Prescott from l...
A Midnight Romance
Marie, a hotel maid, falls in love with millionaire's son Roger, but Roger cannot marry her because of her inferior station and his unwillingness to make his family unhappy thereby. They separate. Whe...
The Life Line
For Better, for Worse
Dr. Edward and Richard love Sylvia. Both enlisted in the military, but the other stays to care for the children. Sylvia married Burton because she thought he was a cowardice. After Burton is presumed ...
The novel is about lust and violence.
The Little American
A young American has her ship torpedoed by a German U-boat but makes it back to her ancestral home in France, where she witnesses German brutality firsthand.
The Call of the East
While visiting Alan, who works in Tokyo, she attends a festival with her Japanese maid while wearing a Japanese kimono. There she meets the wealthy Arai Takada, who is taken by the mysterious woman. A...
The United States will be invaded by spies from Japan, beginning in New York, then crossing the border into Mexico. They were stopped by the efforts of Patria Channing and the U.S. Donald Parr is a Se...
The Secret Game
The office of Major Northfield, the quartermaster of the Pacific Coast, has a leak which may endanger the safety of American transports that are secretly carrying troops across the Pacific. Nara-Nara,...
Saving the Family Name
A chorus girl gains infamy after the suicide of her beau. An incomplete copy exists at the Library of Congress.
The Black Sheep of the Family
Although Kenneth Carmont and Esther Saunders, criminal Bert Saunders' sister, love each other, Esther marries detective Elwood Collins, who agrees to stop pursuing Bert if she accepts his proposal. On...
The Dumb Girl of Portici
Fenella, a poor Italian girl, falls in love with a Spanish nobleman, but their affair causes a revolution and national catastrophe.
When beautiful Salomy Jane resists the romantic advances of a young ruffian, she is rescued by Jack Dart, who has his own additional reasons for tangling with the man. Jack fights the ruffian and kill...