Bryant Washburn

Bryant Washburn (born Franklin Bryant Washburn III;[1] April 28, 1889 April 30, 1963) was an American film actor who appeared in 375 films between 1911 and 1947. Washburn's parents were Franklin Bryant Washburn II and Metha Catherine Johnson Washburn. He attended Lake View High School in Chicago.[1]

Bryant Washburn
Washburn, c. 1920
Franklin Bryant Washburn III

(1889-04-28)April 28, 1889
DiedApril 30, 1963(1963-04-30) (aged 74)
Years active1911–1947
Parent(s)Franklin Bryant Washburn II
Metha Catherine Johnson Washburn

Washburn's early acting experience came in stock theater. He debuted in film in 1911 with Essanay Studios.[2] He quickly became a comedy star after appearing in films such as Skinner's Baby and Skinner's Dress Suit in 1917.[3]

He died from a heart attack in Hollywood. His interment was located in Culver City, California's Holy Cross Cemetery. His son, Bryant Washburn, Jr. (1915–1960), was also an actor, a major in the US Air Force Reserve, served during World War II and Korea, and predeceased him.

Selected filmography


  1. Lowrey, Carolyn (1920). The First One Hundred Noted Men and Women of the Screen. Moffat, Yard. p. 186. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  2. Katchmer, George A. (2009). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. p. 389. ISBN 9780786446933. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  3. "Gallery of Photo Players". Motion Picture Magazine. New York: Brewster Publications. March 1918. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
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