Henry Herbert (actor)

Henry Herbert (c. 1879 20 February 1947) was an English film, stage actor and producer, who became well known in the United States.


Herbert appears to have commenced his early career with Ben Greet's Company, and with Sir Frank Benson; for some years he managed Benson's No.2 Company on tour, as well as playing leading parts. On 22 April 1911, he directed Basil Rathbone in his first appearance on stage at the Theatre Royal, Ipswich, as Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew.

In 1912 he went to the U.S. and appeared at the Lyceum Theatre (New York) on 9 September as Captain Jeyes in The 'Mind-the-Paint' Girl, and from March to May 1916 he appeared (with Sir Herbert Tree) at the New Amsterdam Theatre, New York, as Griffith and the Jester in Shakespeare's King Henry VIII, Tubal in The Merchant of Venice, and Dr. Caius in The Merry Wives of Windsor.

He took up residence at 16 Gramercy Park, New York City, and became solely engaged on the American stage thereafter both as an actor and a producer, with an impressive career.

Herbert is likely to have also worked in film, credited as Henry Hebert.[1]

Partial filmography


  • Parker, John, editor, Who's Who in the Theatre, 10th edition revised, London, 1947, p. 750.
  1. George A. Katchmer (8 May 2002). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. pp. 159–160. ISBN 978-1-4766-0905-8.
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