November 4, 1908|
|Died||January 8, 1975
Hollywood, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Film, television actor|
A native of Pennsylvania, Warde started his Hollywood career in Escape by Night, appearing in a handful of undistinguished feature films before gaining popularity as one of the hardest working henchmen in the 1930s and 1940s serials.
Warde first appeared in his first film bow in 1936, but he spent most of his time bothering serials heroes as a vicious bodyguard, underground leader or infamous rustler, but also was satisfactory in character roles and the occasional sympathetic part. Usually, he played in many unsavory characterizations, including low-budget crime and Western styles throughout his career. He also appeared in popular serials such as Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938), for Universal; The Spider Returns (1941) and Batman (1943) for Columbia, as well as in The Masked Marvel (1943), The Purple Monster Strikes (1945) and The Black Widow (1947) for Republic.
But Warde is probably best remembered for playing Killer Kane, gangster ruler of the Earth in Universal's adaptation of Buck Rogers (1939). In the 1950s, he made a multiple number of TV appearances including a brief turn as a counterfeiter in two episodes of Amos 'N' Andy.
- The Affairs of Annabel (1938)
- Marie Antoinette (1938)
- Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939)
- Chip of the Flying U (1940)
- Ridin' on a Rainbow (1941)
- Blues in the Night (1941)
- Johnny Eager (1942)
- White Savage (1943)
- Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat (1944)
- Sensations of 1945 (1944)
- The Cisco Kid Returns (1945)
- Allotment Wives (1945)
- Black Market Babies (1945)
- The Mask of Diijon (1946)
- Dark Alibi (1946)
- Stage Struck (1948)
- Trail of the Yukon (1949)
- Hurricane Smith (1952)
- Houdini (1953) - Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
- The War of the Worlds (1953)
- Casanova's Big Night (1954) - Gondolier (uncredited)
- Rear Window (1954) - Detective (uncredited)
- Day of Triumph (1954) - Barabbas
- Strategic Air Command (1955) - Yakotda Controller (uncredited)
- The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) - French Policeman (uncredited)
- The Delicate Delinquent (1957) - Police Academy Drill Instructor (uncredited)
- Inside the Mafia (1959) - Bob Kalen (uncredited)
- The Carpetbaggers (1964) - Moroni
- Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938)
- Buck Rogers (1939)
- The Green Archer (1940)
- The Spider Returns (1941)
- Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc. (1941)
- King of the Mounties (1942)
- Batman (1943)
- Secret Service in Darkest Africa (1943)
- The Masked Marvel (1943)
- The Phantom
- The Great Alaskan Mystery (1944)
- Brenda Starr, Reporter (1945)
- The Monster and the Ape (1945)
- The Purple Monster Strikes (1945)
- Hop Harrigan (1946)
- King of the Forest Rangers (1946)
- The Mysterious Mr. M (1946)
- Congo Bill (1948)
- Radar Patrol vs. Spy King (1949)
- The Amos 'n Andy Show (1952)
- Sky King (1952)
- The Abbott and Costello Show (1953)
- The Loretta Young Show (1954)
- Topper (1955)
- The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956) - Deshon
- The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1960) - Curt Dance
- The Jack Benny Show (1961)
- Mister Ed (1961–63) - Sam Morgan / Policeman
- "Anthony Warde".
- "Athlete". Montana, Havre. The Havre Daily News. September 8, 1944. p. 3. Retrieved March 20, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Famous Play Is Offered Friday". California, San Bernardino. The San Bernardino County Sun. April 30, 1940. p. 13. Retrieved March 20, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Summer Stock Season Ends at San Gabriel". California, Covina. Covina Argus. September 3, 1953. p. 18. Retrieved March 20, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Overview and filmography". www.imdb.com. Retrieved 2008-08-10.