Spottiswoode Aitken (1867–1933)

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Spottiswoode Aitken was born on April 16, 1867 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Frank Spottiswoode Aitken. He was an actor and writer, known for The Birth of a Nation (1915), The Americano (1916) and The White Circle (1920). He was married to Marion Dana Jones. He died on February 26, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Birth of a Nation Dr. Cameron
The Americano Presidente Hernando de Valdez
The White Circle Bernard Huddlestone
Cheerful Givers Rev. John Deady


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 1928 The Power of the Press
Sports Writer
 1927 Roaring Fires
Calvert Carter
 1926 The Two-Gun Man
Dad Randall
 1926 The Power of the Weak
The Father
 1925 Accused
Eagle Eye
 1925 The Eagle
Dubrovsky's Father (uncredited)
 1925 The Goose Woman
Jacob Rigg
 1925 The Handicap
Henrietta's Grandfather
 1925 The Coast Patrol
Capt. Slocum
 1924 Those Who Dare
Thorne Wtherell
 1924 Gerald Cranston's Lady
Ephraim Brewster
 1924 The Fire Patrol
Captain John Ferguson
 1924 Lure of the Yukon
Sourdough McCraig
 1924 Triumph
 1924 Pioneer's Gold
Bob Hartley (as Spottswood Aitken)
 1923 The Love Pirate
Cyrus Revere
 1923 Six Days
Pere Jerome
 1923 Merry-Go-Round
Minister of War / Gisella's Father
 1922 A Dangerous Game
Edward Peebles
 1922 One Wonderful Night
 1922 The Young Rajah
 1922 Manslaughter
Member of the Jury (uncredited)
 1922 The Snowshoe Trail
John Lounsbury
 1922 Monte Cristo
Abbé Faria
 1922 The Trap
The Factor
 1922 West Is Worst (Short)
 1922 Man of Courage
Stephen Gregory
 1922 The White Messenger (Short)
Dan Lawton - Dorothy's Father
 1922 The Price of Youth (Short)
Gregory Monmouth
 1921 Beyond
Rufus Southerne
 1921 Reputation
 1921 The Unknown Wife
Henry Wilburton
 1920 Dangerous Love
The Father
 1920 Nomads of the North
Old Roland
 1920 The White Circle
Bernard Huddlestone
 1920 Witch's Lure
 1919 A Woman of Pleasure
Wilberforce Pace
 1919 The Thunderbolt
Allan Pomeroy
 1919 Bonnie Bonnie Lassie
Jeremiah Wishart
 1919 Her Kingdom of Dreams
David Rutledge
 1919 The Broken Commandments
Mr. Banard
 1919 Rough-Riding Romance
The King
 1919 Evangeline
Benedict Bellefontaine
 1919 Hay Foot, Straw Foot
Thaddeus Briggs
 1919 An Innocent Adventuress
 1919 Caleb Piper's Girl
Caleb Piper (as Spottiswood Aitken)
 1919 The White Heather
James Hume
 1919 Captain Kidd, Jr.
Augus MacTavish
 1919 The Wicked Darling
 1919 Fighting Through
Col. DuBrey Carter
 1919 Who Cares?
Mr. Ludlow
 1919 The Secret Garden
Archibald Craven
 1919 Jane Goes A' Wooing
David Lyman
 1918 The Cruise of the Make-Believes
Simon Quarle
 1918 In Judgment of...
Mr. Manners
 1918 How Could You, Jean?
Rufus Bonner
 1918 The Mating of Marcella
Jose Duranzo
 1918 Beauty and the Rogue
Benjamin Wilson
 1917 A Game of Wits
Silas Stone (as Spottiswood Aitken)
 1917 Southern Pride
Father Mort
 1917 Her Country's Call
Dr. Downie
 1917 Charity Castle
Lucius Garrett
 1917 Melissa of the Hills
Jethro Stark
 1917 Souls Triumphant
Josiah Vale
 1917 Cheerful Givers
Rev. John Deady
 1917 A Woman's Awakening
Judge Cotter
 1917 Stage Struck
The Judge
 1916 Pathways of Life (Short)
Daddy Wisdom
 1916 The Americano
Presidente Hernando de Valdez
 1916 The Wharf Rat
Carl Wagner
 1916 The Old Folks at Home
 1916 Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
Brown Eyes's Father (as Spottiswoode Aitkin)
 1916 An Innocent Magdalene
Col. Raleigh
 1916 Macbeth
 1916 The Flying Torpedo
Bartholomew Thompson
 1916 Acquitted
Charles Ryder
 1916 The Price of Power
Gabriel Brooks - Maisie's Father
 1915 A Child of the Surf (Short)
Grandfather Tom
 1915 The Root of All Evil (Short)
Farmer Billings
 1915 Providence and the Twins (Short)
 1915 The Little Boy Who Once Was He (Short)
Mr. Blake - Alicia's Father
 1915 The Mystic Jewel (Short)
Doctor Ames
 1915 Her Shattered Idol
Colonel Nutt - Mae's Uncle
 1915 Captain Macklin (Short)
General Laquerre
 1915 The Outlaw's Revenge
The Soothsayer
 1915 The Outcast
The Lawyer
 1915 A Temperance Lesson (Short)
John Hammond
 1915 The Birth of a Nation
Dr. Cameron
 1915/II What Might Have Been (Short)
Constance's Uncle
 1914 The Old Fisherman's Story (Short)
The Old Fisherman
 1914 In Fear of His Past (Short)
Colonel Gray
 1914 The Old Maid (Short)
The Father
 1914 The Old Good-for-Nothing (Short)
Morton - the Old Good-for-Nothing
 1914 His Responsibility (Short)
Morgan's Father
 1914 The Availing Prayer (Short)
William Rock
 1914 Who's Looney Now? (Short)
Octavius B. Flat
 1914 The Angel of Contention (Short)
Nettie's Father
 1914 The Girl in the Shack (Short)
Jenny's Father - the Sheriff
 1914 Home, Sweet Home
James Smith - Mary's Father
 1914 Liberty Belles (Short)
Jasper Pennyfeather
 1914 The Wheels of Destiny (Short)
Judge Durand
 1914 The Broken Bottle (Short)
Mr. Ford - May's Father
 1914 The Green-Eyed Devil (Short)
 1914 Too Proud to Beg (Short)
James Morrison
 1914 The Two Slaves (Short)
Mr. Carter
 1913 Pete Joins the Force (Short)
 1913 Auntie's Affinity (Short)
The Hotel Cook
 1913 She Must Elope (Short)
Mary's Father
 1913 What's in a Name? (Short)
 1913/I A Guilty Conscience (Short)
 1912 Once Was Enough (Short)
John Strongheart
 1912 Fixing a Flirt (Short)
 1912 Just Married (Short)
Tall Actor
 1911 An Actor in a New Role (Short)
The Victim
 1911 The Battle (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1911 The Cook (Short)
 1911 Her Humble Ministry (Short)
The Father
 1910 A Change of Heart (Short)
Mr. Stubbs
Show Show Writer (1 credit)

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During a 1907 road production of "Pocahontas" he met actor and future director D.W. Griffith, who later invited him to join the Biograph studio. See more »

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