Claude Payton

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Claude Duval Payton (March 20, 1882 in Centerville, Iowa – March 1, 1955 in Los Angeles, California) was an American actor.

Career[edit]

Claude's cousin, Corse Payton, stage actor, around 1898

Claude Duval Payton was a tall, bearded supporting actor in many silent films and other films. He toured exclusively with a stock company headed by his 1st cousin, Corse Payton. By 1914, Claude was working at the Thanhouser film producing company in New Rochelle, New York, where he mainly played the roles of villains or lawmen in Western films. Although Claude Payton survived the transition from silent movies to films with sound, in 1935 he was mainly in minor supporting roles in films. Claude retired from the filmmaking business in the mid-1940s.

Filmography[edit]

  • Tower of London (1939) (uncredited) .... Councilman
  • Eternally Yours (1939) (uncredited) .... Scotland Yard Man
  • The Spider's Web (1938) (uncredited) .... Henchman Radarez [Ch. 11]
  • Broadway Musketeers (1938) (uncredited) .... Policeman at Murder Scene
  • Penrod and His Twin Brother (1938) (uncredited) .... Deputy
  • San Quentin (1937) (uncredited) .... Cop
  • Anthony Adverse (1936) (uncredited) .... Announcer of guests at ball
  • Miss Pacific Fleet (1935) (uncredited) .... Caretaker
  • One-Way Ticket (1935) (uncredited) .... Detective
  • A Night at the Opera (1935) (uncredited) .... Police Captain
  • Barbary Coast (1935) (uncredited) .... Passenger
  • The Public Menace (1935) (uncredited) .... Detective
  • After the Dance (1935) (uncredited) .... Guard
  • Misérables, Les (1935) (uncredited) .... Gendarme at Bishop's Home
  • The Mighty Barnum (1934) (uncredited) .... Spieler
  • Jealousy (1934) (uncredited) .... Bit Role
  • Thunder Over Texas (1934) .... Bruce Laird
  • The Son of Kong (1933) (uncredited) .... Sailor/Suspenders Peddler
  • Fargo Express (1933) .... Goss partner #1
  • Zoo in Budapest (1933) (uncredited) .... Captain of Police
  • Tex Takes a Holiday (1932)
  • The Last Frontier (1932) .... Colonel Halliday
  • The Black Ghost (1932) .... Col. Haliday
  • The Ridin' Streak (1929) .... Sheriff
  • The Great Divide (1929) (uncredited)
  • Say It with Songs (1929) .... Judge
  • Dodging Danger (1929)
  • The Gate Crasher (1928) .... Zanfield (stage manager)
  • The Crowd (1928) (uncredited)
  • Set Free (1927) .... Buck Tanner
  • The Western Whirlwind (1927) .... Jeff Taylor
  • The Yellow Back (1926) .... Bruce Condon
  • The Cohens and Kellys (1926) (uncredited) .... Bit Role
  • Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) (uncredited) .... Jesus
  • The Texas Trail (1925) .... Dan Merrill
  • Dangerous Odds (1925)
  • Gold and the Girl (1925) (as Claude Peyton) .... Rankin
  • The Riddle Rider (1924)
  • Daring Chances (1924) .... Sampson Burke
  • The Desert Outlaw (1924) .... Black Loomis
  • The Back Trail (1924) .... Gentleman Harry King
  • The Man from Wyoming (1924) .... Jack Halloway
  • Skid Proof (1923) (as Claude Peyton) .... Masters
  • Desert Rider (1923) (as Claude Peyton) .... Rufe Kinkaid
  • The Law Rustlers (1923) .... Doc Jordan
  • The Devil's Dooryard (1923) .... Fred Bradley
  • Catch My Smoke (1922) (as Claude Peyton) .... Tex Lynch
  • Bells of San Juan (1922) .... Jim Garson
  • Do and Dare (1922) (as Claude Peyton) .... Córdoba
  • Trooper O'Neil (1922) .... Black Flood
  • The Men of Zanzibar (1922) (as Claude Peyton) .... George Sheyer
  • Desert's Crucible (1922) .... Tex Fuller
  • The Masked Avenger (1922) .... Bruno Douglas
  • Two-Fisted Jefferson (1922)
  • The Song of Life (1922) .... Central Office Man
  • The Grim Comedian (1921) (uncredited)
  • A Knight of the West (1921) (as Claude Peyton) .... Ralph Barton
  • When We Were 21 (1921) .... Dave
  • Dice of Destiny (1920) .... James Tierney
  • The Soul of Youth (1920) .... Pete Moran
  • If I Were King (1920) .... Montigney
  • The Man Who Lost Himself (1920) .... Prince Maniloff
  • A Woman There Was (1919) .... High Priest
  • The Master Hand (1914)
  • Jean of the Wilderness (1914)

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