Wheeler Oakman

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Wheeler Oakman
Wheeler Oakman cph.3b11823.jpg
Publicity photograph of Oakman for The Spoilers (1914)
Born February 21, 1890
Washington, D.C., United States
Died March 19, 1949(1949-03-19) (aged 59)
Van Nuys, California, United States
Occupation Actor

Wheeler Oakman (February 21, 1890 – March 19, 1949) was an American film actor.[1]

Early years[edit]

Oakman was born in Washington, D.C., and educated in that city's schools.[2]


Oakman appeared in over 280 films between 1912 and 1948. In silent films, he was often a leading man. Among his leading ladies were Priscilla Dean, Kathlyn Williams, Colleen Moore and Annette Kellerman. By the time talkies came in, his career was in decline, and he often portrayed villains or henchman, and rarely had a leading role.

In 1932, he appeared alongside Buck Jones in Sundown Rider and John Wayne in Texas Cyclone.

Personal life[edit]

From 1920 to 1926, Oakman was married to actress Priscilla Dean,[2] his costar in Outside the Law (1920) and The Virgin of Stamboul (1920) . Some years after their divorce, he married Mary Eloise Timothy. .

He died in Van Nuys, California at the age of 59. Wheeler Oakman was interred at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood, California.

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "Seven Reels of Speech.". The New York Times. July 9, 1928. 
  2. ^ a b Katchmer, George A. (2002). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. p. 283. ISBN 9780786446933. Retrieved 3 June 2017. 

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