Frank Currier

Frank Currier (September 4, 1857 April 22, 1928) was an American film and stage actor and director of the silent era.[1]

Frank Currier
Currier in 1921
Born(1857-09-04)September 4, 1857
DiedApril 22, 1928(1928-04-22) (aged 70)
OccupationFilm and stage actor, director
Years active1912-1928
Spouse(s)Ada Dow (?-1926) (her death)


Similar to Theodore Roberts, Kate Lester, Ida Waterman, and William H. Crane, Currier had a long and successful stage career in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. His youth was spent honing his stagecraft. By the time he started appearing in silent films he was in his 50s and middle-aged. Currier, like Roberts, had a distinctive grandfatherly look as he aged and was respected and beloved by film audiences.

Currier appeared in 133 films between 1912 and 1928. He also directed 19 films in 1916. He is memorable in the 1925 film Ben-Hur as the Roman Admiral who adopts Judah Ben-Hur (Ramon Novarro) as his son after Ben-Hur saves his life during a battle at sea.

Selected filmography


  1. Vazzana, Eugene Michael (September 4, 2018). "Silent Film Necrology". McFarland. Retrieved September 4, 2018 via Google Books.
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