Ashton Dearholt (April 4, 1894 – April 27, 1942) was an American actor of the silent film era. He appeared in 75 films between 1915 and 1938. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and died in Los Angeles, California.
|Died||April 27, 1942 48) (aged|
|Resting place||Hollywood Forever Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Florence Gilbert (1926–1934) (divorced)|
Ula Holt (July 1935–April 27, 1942; his death)
Helene Rosson (before 1926; divorced)
Dearholt worked with Universal Studios on a number of melodramas during the 1910s but usually worked outside the studio system, producing and starring in a series of "Pinto Pete" Western during the 1920s. He occasionally acted under the name Richard Holt.
He founded Ashton Dearholt Productions in 1924. Ten years later, Dearholt and Edgar Rice Burroughs founded the film production company Burroughs-Tarzan Enterprises when he was filming The New Adventures of Tarzan. His character in that serial was a mercenary antagonistic explorer sent to steal the valuable Green Goddess.
- To Melody a Soul Responds (1915)
- The Love Hermit (1916)
- Souls in Pawn (1917)
- Charity Castle (1917)
- The Bride's Silence (1917)
- The Bride's Awakening (1918)
- The Brass Bullet (1918)
- The Luck of Geraldine Laird (1920)
- A Yankee Go Getter (1921)
- The Santa Fe Trail (1923)
- Cupid's Rustler (1924)
- Easy Going Gordon (1925)
- The Baited Trap (1926)
- A Captain's Courage (1926)
- A Racing Romeo (1927)
- The New Adventures of Tarzan (1935)
- Katchmer, George A. (May 20, 2015). "A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses". McFarland – via Google Books.