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Occupation  Actor
Years active  1910-1959

Name  Jack Mulhall
Role  Film actor
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Full Name  John Joseph Francis Mulhall
Born  October 7, 1887 (1887-10-07) Wappingers Falls, New York, US
Died  June 1, 1979, Woodland Hills, California, United States
Spouse  Evelyn Mulhall (m. 1924–1979), Laura Mulhall, Bertha Vuillot
TV shows  Craig Kennedy, Criminologist, Buck Rogers
Movies  The Three Musketeers, Buck Rogers, Murder at Dawn, Burn 'Em Up Barnes, Show Girl in Hollywood
Similar People  Ford Beebe, William Witney, William Beaudine, Sam Katzman, Elmer Clifton

Jack Mulhall (October 7, 1887 – June 1, 1979) was a film actor beginning in the silent film era who successfully transitioned to sound films, appearing in over 430 films in a career spanning 50 years.


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Early years

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Mulhall was born John Joseph Francis Mulhall in Wappingers Falls, New York. He was one of six children born to an Irish father and a Scottish mother. He began helping with carnival acts when he was 14 years old.


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Before acting in films, Mulhall worked in legitimate theater, musical comedy, and vaudeville. He also worked as a model for magazine illustrators. His first film appearance (other than as an extra) was in The Fugitive (1910).

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During the silent era, Mulhall was a popular screen player, particularly in the 1920s, and he starred in such films as The Social Buccaneer, The Mad Whirl and We Moderns. Some of his more prominent mid-career roles were in The Three Musketeers (1933), Burn 'Em Up Barnes (1934) and The Clutching Hand (1936). He last appeared in a film in 1959 (The Atomic Submarine).

In the late 1940s, Mulhall joined Blackouts, a stage revue produced by Ken Murray. After that production ended in 1949, he went on to appear on television programs in the 1950s. His last television appearance was on 77 Sunset Strip.

After he left acting, Mulhall worked for the Screen Actors Guild as a contract negotiator until 1974.

Personal life

During the peak of his success in films, Mulhall bought "large land holdings in what is now Sherman Oaks in the San Fernando Valley." However, losses in the Great Depression wiped out his fortune.

Mulhall's first wife was Bertha Vuillot, who died soon after they wed. His second wife, Laura Brunton, committed suicide in 1921. Later in 1921, he married Evelyn Winans. They remained married until his death in 1979.


In 1979, Mulhall died from congestive heart failure at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. He was 91. He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.


For his contributions to the motion picture industry, Mulhall received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1724 Vine Street. It was dedicated on February 8, 1960.


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