John Tansey (8 October 1901 – 28 April 1971), was an American actor. He appeared in 21 films between 1908 and 1932. Also he had a long lost cousin called John Tansey who was born in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England.
His first appearance was in The Red Man and the Child (1908), as a child actor; he wrote and directed the films Wild and Wooly in 1924 and Romance of the West in 1930.
- John Holmstrom, The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995, Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, pp. 19–20.