J. Gunnis Davis

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James Gunnis Davis (1873–1937) was an English actor and director.


He was of average height, 5 feet, 6 1/2 inches, with blue eyes and brown hair, weighing 112 pounds.[1]

Early life[edit]

Davis was born 21 December 1873 in Sunderland, and educated in London.[2]


After a period treading the boards, Davis entered the film world in 1912.[2]

Davis was best known for The Hazards of Helen (1914), but he appeared in many films, a number of stage productions, and has a significant number or directing credits, generally as James Davis.


  • The Arcadians Time (1910)
  • Alice in Wonderland (1915)

Selected filmography[edit]

Family and personal life[edit]

Davis married actress Mary Davis (professional name Miss Denton Garden[2]) with whom he had one child, Jack Gunnis Davis.[2] He belonged to the Troupers and the Veteran Thespians.


Davis died 23 March 1937 in Los Angeles.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Terry Ramsaye (1934). International Motion Picture Almanac. Quigley Publishing Company. p. 168.
  2. ^ a b c d Motion Picture News Blue Book 1930