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Occupation  Actor
Years active  1909-1943

Name  John Polis
Role  Actor
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Born  November 24, 1873 (1873-11-24) New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Died  October 8, 1946, Los Angeles, California, United States
Movies  The Phantom of the Opera, Coquette, The Four Horsemen of the Ap, Why Be Good?, Mr Wong - Detective
Similar People  Rupert Julian, Edward Sedgwick, Tom Forman, Rex Ingram, William Nigh

John M. St. Polis (November 24, 1873 – October 8, 1946) was an American actor.



St. Polis was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Before starting his film career, he made a name for himself on the Broadway stage, most notably in the role of Frederik in the original production of The Return of Peter Grimm (1911–12) and the play's revival in 1921, both performed at the Belasco Theatre.

He appeared in 126 films between 1914 and 1943. In all of his early roles, the actor is billed as John Sainpolis. His best-known performances are as Etienne Laurier in The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), and as Comte Phillipe de Chagny in The Phantom of the Opera (1925).

St. Polis successfully made the transition from silent cinema to "talkies" with one of his most praised performances as Dr. John M. Besant, the father of Norma Besant (played by Mary Pickford) in Coquette (1929).


He died on October 8, 1946 in Los Angeles, California from undisclosed causes, aged 72.


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