John Buckler (actor)

John Buckler born John Henry Clanfergael Buckler (1 April 1906 – 30 October 1936) was a British actor.[1] He was the son of the actor Hugh Buckler and his wife Violet.

John Buckler
Born1 April 1906
Died30 October 1936 (aged 30)
Cause of deathRoad accident
OccupationFilm actor
Years active1934–1936
ChildrenJohn Buckler


Buckler made his Broadway debut in 1925 as an English Reporter in The Green Hat that was based on the novel by Michael Arlen. He entered Hollywood films in 1934 and appeared in two MGM films David Copperfield (1935) and Tarzan Escapes as Captain Fry (1936).

Buckler and his father were driving together in a heavy rain storm when their car skidded off the road into Malibou Lake, California where both men died.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1934That's GratitudeClayton Lorimer
1935David CopperfieldHam Peggotty
1935Eight BellsRoy Dale
1935The Black RoomBeran
1936The Unguarded HourDefense Counsel
1936Tarzan EscapesCaptain Fry(final film role)


  2. p. 134 Reid, John Howard A Risky Business Crime in the Movies
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