John Tansey

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.

He was born in New York, New York, United States and died in Hollywood, California. His mother was actress Emma Tansey[1] and his brothers were Robert Emmett "Bob" Tansey and James Sheridan Tansey.[2]

Selected filmography


  • John Holmstrom, The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995, Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, pp. 19–20.


  1. Emma Tansey; b-westerns website Retrieved August 15, 2017
  2. Robert Emmett Tansey; b-westerns website Retrieved August 15, 2017

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