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John Francis Dillon (1884–1934)

Actor/director John Francis Dillon was born in New York City on July 13, 1884 (his brother, Robert Dillon, also entered the film business, becoming a writer and director). He began his film career in 1913 as an actor in two-reel Keystone comedies, billed as "Jack Dillon". It wasn't long before he was also directing as well as acting in two-reelers... See full bio »

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 1933 'Tis Spring (Short)
 1933 Humanity
 1931 Millie
 1930 Kismet
 1930 Spring Is Here (uncredited)
 1929 Sally
 1929 Fast Life
 1929 Careers
 1928 Scarlet Seas
 1928 The Noose
 1927 Man Crazy
 1927 The Sea Tiger
 1925 We Moderns
 1925 Chickie
 1923 Flaming Youth
 1923 The Huntress
 1923 The Self-Made Wife (as Jack Dillon)
 1922 Man Wanted
 1922 The Yellow Stain (as Jack Dillon)
 1922 Gleam O'Dawn (as Jack Dillon)
 1921 The Roof Tree
 1921 The Plaything of Broadway (as Jack Dillon)
 1920 Blackbirds
 1920 Suds (as Jack Dillon)
 1919 Burglar by Proxy (as Jack Dillon)
 1919 The Tea Hound (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1919 Temporary Alimony (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1919 Happy Returns (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1919 A Prisoner for Life (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1919 Green-Eyed Johnny (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1919 The Flip of a Coin (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1919 Tapering Fingers (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1918 Beans
 1917 His Taking Ways (Short)
 1917 A Warm Reception (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1917 A Hotel Disgrace (Short)
 1917 His Sudden Rival (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1917 Aired in Court (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1917 Wheels and Woe (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1917 Twin Troubles (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1917 A Dishonest Burglar (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1917 Her Finishing Touch (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1917 A Berth Scandal (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1917 Hobbled Hearts (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1917 A Bachelor's Finish (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1917 A Male Governess (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1916 Bungling Bill's Dress Suit (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1916 For Ten Thousand Bucks (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1916 A Deep Sea Liar (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1916/I Hired and Fired (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1916 Just for a Kid (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1916 When Papa Died (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1916 The Iron Mitt (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1916 Delinquent Bridegrooms (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1916 His Blowout (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1916 Nailing on the Lid (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1916 National Nuts (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1916 Chinatown Villains (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1916 A Mixup at Rudolph's (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1916 Bungling Bill, Doctor (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1916 A Mix-Up in Photos (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1916 Bungling Bill, Detective (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1916 The Lion Hearted Chief (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1916 Search Me! (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1916 Bungling Bill's Peeping Ways (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1916 More Truth Than Poetry (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1916 Love, Dynamite and Baseballs (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1916 Too Much Married (Short)
 1916 Paddy's Political Dream (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1916 Walk This Way (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1916 Bungling Bill's Burglar (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1916 Some Night (Short)
 1916 Getting in Wrong (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1915 Kiddus, Kids and Kiddo (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1915 Two Hearts and a Thief (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1915 Anita's Butterfly (Short)
 1915 Johnny the Barber (Short)
 1915 Almost a Widow (Short)
 1915 One to the Minute (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1915 Deserted at the Auto (Short) (as Jack Dillon)
 1915 Curing Father (Short)
 1914 His Taking Ways (Short) (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1914 The Key to Yesterday (as J. Francis Dillon)
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J. Francis Dillon | J.F. Dillon | Jack Dillon

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Directed one Oscar-nominated performance: Richard Barthelmess in The Noose (1928). See more »

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