G. Raymond Nye

G. Raymond Nye (April 13, 1889 July 23, 1965) was an American film actor whose career began in silent era and lasted until the 1950s. He appeared in 111 films between 1912 and 1952.[1]

G. Raymond Nye
Nye in Hard Hombre (1931)
Born(1889-04-13)April 13, 1889
DiedJuly 23, 1965(1965-07-23) (aged 76)
Years active1912-1952


Nye was born in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Pennsylvania. He was noted for his striking appearance which consisted of dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. After many years of stage acting, he settled in Los Angeles where he lived with his father, U.S. Grant Nye, in the Sunset Junction section of the Silver Lake neighborhood of town according to the 1920 census reports. On October 3, 1929, at age 40, Nye walked into his apartment to find his father had committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. He also found an apology letter written by his father explaining that he was sorry for taking his own life and he couldn't "bear this physical condition." At 67 years old the elder Nye was suffering from the effects of three paralytic strokes.

Nye would continue to appear in films until the 1950s.

Selected filmography


  1. Katchmer, George A. (2015). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. pp. 282–283. ISBN 978-1-4766-0905-8.
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