J. Charles Haydon

James Charles Haydon (March 27, 1875 October 15, 1943) was an American film director, actor and screenwriter of the silent film era. He directed twelve films between 1914 and 1920. He also appeared in five films between 1912 and 1914. He played the Wizard in His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz. He was born in Frederick, Maryland and died in Baltimore, Maryland.

James Charles Haydon
Born(1875-03-27)March 27, 1875[1]
DiedOctober 15, 1943(1943-10-15) (aged 68)
OccupationFilm director
Years active1912-1920



Year Title
1915The Alster Case
1916The Strange Case of Mary Page
1920Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


Year Title Role Notes
1913The Sea WolfMugridge
1914Burning Daylight: The Adventures of 'Burning Daylight' in AlaskaElijah
1914His Majesty, the Scarecrow of OzThe Wizard of Oz
1914The Last EgyptianTadros, the Dragoman(final film role)


  1. "United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6JC-PD2 : accessed March 31, 2013), James Charles Haydon, 1917-1918.

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