Chester "Chet" Withey (8 November 1887, Park City, Utah – 6 October 1939, California) was an American silent film actor, director, and screenwriter. He participated in the production in total of some 100 films.
Born in Park City, Utah,the son of Chester Henry Withey and Mary E. Kelso, Withey started his career in silent film as an actor in 1913. He starred in films such as the 1916 film The Wharf Rat. He married Virginia Philley, a screenwriter, who also did some acting.
However, by 1916, he had already directed several films and decided to concentrate on work behind the camera. Withey was also accredited with writing for 15 films.
He retired from film directing in 1928 and died 6 October 1939.The Flirt and the Bandit (1913)
The Oubliette (1914)
The Higher Law (1914)
Sunshine Dad (1916 - actor, story and scenario)
The Bad Boy (1917 - directed)
Nearly Married (1917 - directed)
On the Quiet (1918 - directed) starring John Barrymore
In Pursuit of Polly (1918 - directed)
The New Moon (1918 - directed)
Maggie Pepper (1919 - directed)
She Loves and Lies (1920 - directed)
Romance (1920 - directed)
Wedding Bells (1921 - directed)
Coincidence (1921 - directed)
Richard the Lion-Hearted (1923 - directed)
A Cafe in Cairo (1924) - (directed)
Her Honor, the Governor (1926 - directed)