Chester Withey

Chester "Chet" Withey (8 November 1887, Park City, Utah – 6 October 1939, California) was an American silent film actor, director, and screenwriter. He participated in the production in total of some 100 films.

Chester Withey
Withey in 1920
Born(1887-11-08)November 8, 1887
DiedOctober 6, 1939(1939-10-06) (aged 51)
OccupationActor, film director and screenwriter
Years active1913-1928
Parents
  • Chester Henry Withey (father)
  • Mary E. Kelso (mother)

Born in Park City, Utah, the son of Chester Henry Withey and Mary E. Kelso, Withey started his career in silent film as an actor in 1913. He starred in films such as the 1916 film The Wharf Rat. He married Virginia Philley, a screenwriter, who also did some acting.

However, by 1916, he had already directed several films and decided to concentrate on work behind the camera. Withey was also accredited with writing for 15 films.

He retired from film directing in 1928 and died 6 October 1939.

Partial filmography


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