April 10, 1864
Nevada City, California, U.S.
|Died||March 10, 1943
Encino, California, U.S.
|Other names||Tully Marshall Phillips|
|Spouse(s)||Marion Fairfax (1899-1943; his death)|
William Phillips (April 10, 1864 – March 10, 1943) was an American character actor known as Tully Marshall, with nearly a quarter century of theatrical experience behind before he made his first film appearance in 1914.
Marshall began acting on the stage at 19, and played a wide variety of roles on Broadway from 1887. In 1902 (appearing in Clyde Fitch's drama The City) he was the first actor to say "Goddamn" on Broadway. (Saying it facing the audience would have been too shocking for the era - Marshall had to turn his back.)
In 1914, he arrived in Hollywood where he made an immediate impact. By the time D. W. Griffith cast him as the High Priest of Bel in Intolerance (1916), he had already appeared in a number of silent films.
His career continued to thrive during the sound era and he remained busy for the remaining three decades of his life. He played a vast array of drunken trail scouts, lovable grandpas, unforgiving fathers, sinister attorneys and lecherous aristocrats. Marshall was married to screenwriter and playwright Marion Fairfax.
- The Trap (1915)
- The Clever Ones (1915)
- The House of Bondage (1914)
- The Girl and the Pennant (1913)
- The Talker (1912)
- The City (1910)
- Paid in Full (1908)
- The Builders (1907)
- The Stolen Story (1906)
- Just Out of College (1905)
- An African Millionaire (1904)
- The Best of Friends (1903)
- Hearts Aflame (1902)
- Sky Farm (1902)
- Because She Loved Him So (1899)
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