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DeWolf Hopper Sr. (1858–1935)

Best-known for performing the most popular baseball poem, "Casey at the Bat." Filmed as one of the first talkies, 5 years before The Jazz Singer (1927), Casey at the Bat (1922), was included in Ken Burns' Baseball (1994). Hopper, a fervent New York Giant fan, first performed the then-unknown poem to the Giants and Chicago Cubs, on the day his ... See full bio »

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Don Quixote Alonso Quijano / Don Quixote
Sunshine Dad Alonzo Evergreen
Puppets Pantaloon


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 1932 Ladies Not Allowed (Short) (as DeWolf Hopper)
 1931 For Two Cents (Short)
Mr. Hopper (as DeWolf Hopper)
 1916 Rough Knight (as De Wolf Hopper)
 1916 Puppets (Short)
Pantaloon (as DeWolf Hopper)
 1916/I Stranded
H. Ulysses Watts
 1916 Casey at the Bat
Casey (as De Wolf Hopper)
 1916 Mr. Goode, Samaritan
Alphonse Irving Goode (as DeWolf Hopper)
 1916 Sunshine Dad
Alonzo Evergreen (as DeWolf Hopper)
 1915 Don Quixote
Alonso Quijano / Don Quixote
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 1930 At the Round Table (Short)
Himself (as De Wolf Hopper)
 1930 The March of Time
Himself, Old Timer Sequence
 1922 Casey at the Bat (Short)
Himself (as De Wolf Hopper)
 1914 The Lambs' All-Star Gambol (Documentary short)
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 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself - reciting 'Casey at the Bat'
- Something Like a War (1994) ... Himself - reciting 'Casey at the Bat'
 1960 World Wide '60 (TV Series)
Himself - reciting 'Casey at the Bat'
- Baseball's Changing Profile (1960) ... Himself - reciting 'Casey at the Bat' (as DeWolf Hopper)
 1933 Broadway to Hollywood
DeWolf Hopper Sr. - Vaudeville Act (uncredited)
 1914 The Universal Boy as the Newsboy's Friend (Short)
De Wolf Hopper (as De Wolf Hopper)

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Stage Play: The Charlatan. Musical comedy/opera. Book by Charles Klein. Lyrics by Charles Klein [earliest Broadway credit]. Music by John Philip Sousa. Musical Director: Paul Steindorff. Directed by H.A. Cripps. Harlem Opera House (moved to The Knickerbocker Theatre from 5 Sep 1898- 8 Oct 1898, then moved to The Fifth Avenue Theatre from ... See more »

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De Wolf Hopper | DeWolf Hopper


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Father of actor William Hopper, who played Paul Drake on the original Perry Mason television series. See more »



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