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Nelson McDowell (1870–1947)

Nelson McDowell was born on August 14, 1870 in Greenville, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for The Last of the Mohicans (1920), The Last of the Mohicans (1932) and Oliver Twist (1933). He was married to Lottie Green and Sophia. He died on November 3, 1947 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Last of the Mohicans David Gamut - a Preacher
Oliver Twist Sowerberry
Kit Carson Jim Bridger


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 1945 That's the Spirit
Guest (uncredited)
 1945 Lone Texas Ranger
Undertaker Henry Grimm
 1944 Bowery to Broadway
Quartette Member (uncredited)
 1944 Stars on Parade
Old Actor (uncredited)
 1943 Jane Eyre
Lowood School Trustee (uncredited)
 1942 Sing Your Worries Away
Shakespearean Actor (uncredited)
 1941 Keep 'Em Flying
Tall Man at Carnival (uncredited)
 1941 Rawhide Rangers
Townsman (uncredited)
 1941 Sign of the Wolf
Fur Trapper (uncredited)
 1940 Riders from Nowhere
 1940 Chad Hanna
Townsman (uncredited)
 1940 Roll Wagons Roll
Rawhide (Lucky in credits)
 1940 The Return of Frank James
Confederate Veteran Juror (uncredited)
 1940 Dark Command
Farmer (uncredited)
 1940 The House of the Seven Gables
Coroner in Courtroom (uncredited)
 1940 Pioneer Days
Judge Tobias Tarryton
 1939 Westbound Stage
Rawhide - Sandy in credits
 1939 Oklahoma Terror
Townsman (uncredited)
 1939 Man of Conquest
Tennessee Storekeeper (uncredited)
 1939 The Lone Ranger Rides Again
Johnny (Chapter 1) (uncredited)
 1938 Santa Fe Stampede
John Franklin (uncredited)
 1938 Red Barry
Vaudeville Actor (uncredited)
 1938 College Swing
1738 School Magistrate (uncredited)
 1938 Gold Is Where You Find It
Farmer in Courtroom (uncredited)
 1937 Boots and Saddles
Constable (uncredited)
 1937 Heart of the Rockies
Dawson Clan Member (uncredited)
 1937 On Such a Night
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1937 The Toast of New York
Tall Panhandler (uncredited)
 1937 Nobody's Baby
Second Preacher (uncredited)
 1937 The Silver Trail
Wagon Guard (uncredited)
 1937 Santa Fe Rides
 1937 Outcast
Fiddler (uncredited)
 1936 Rio Grande Ranger
Texas Ranger (uncredited)
 1936 Ay Tank Ay Go (Short)
Sleeping Carson Man (uncredited)
 1936 The Plainsman
Hays City Townsman (uncredited)
 1936 The Man I Marry
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1936 Ride, Ranger, Ride
Proctor (uncredited)
 1936 The Texas Rangers
Stage Passenger (uncredited)
 1936 The White Angel
Hospital Superintendent (uncredited)
 1936 Girl of the Ozarks
Seth Tanner
 1936 Feud of the West
Wild Horse Henderson
 1936 Silly Billies
Horse Trader (uncredited)
 1936 Desert Phantom
Doc Simpson
 1936 Ridin' On
Pete - Blacksmith (uncredited)
 1936 Fast Bullets
Bartender (uncredited)
 1936 Lucky Terror
The Coroner (uncredited)
 1936 Rose of the Rancho
Decrepit Old Man (uncredited)
 1935 Texas Jack
 1935 Music Is Magic
Bluenose in Music is Magic Number (uncredited)
 1935 The Rainmakers
Townsman (uncredited)
 1935 Hands Across the Table
Man in Nightshirt (uncredited)
 1935 Powdersmoke Range
Man at the Bar (uncredited)
 1935 Western Frontier
Zeke (uncredited)
 1935 Rio Rattler
Undertaker (uncredited)
 1935 The Dawn Rider
Bates - Undertaker
 1935 The Laramie Kid
Rancher (uncredited)
 1935 The Silver Bullet
The Parson (uncredited)
 1935 Gun Smoke
Long Distance Jones
 1935 Party Wire
Townsman at Meeting (uncredited)
 1935 Born to Battle
Lem Blinky Holt
 1935 Wilderness Mail
Mac - the Mail Carrier
 1935 The Marriage Bargain
Vic Sparks
 1935 The Spirit of 1976 (Short)
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1935 Wolf Riders
Jim - Salesman (uncredited)
 1935 Northern Frontier
Barfly Tope
 1935 Rustlers of Red Dog
Cabin Defender (Ch. 2) (uncredited)
 1935 Horses' Collars (Short)
Bartender (uncredited)
 1934 365 Nights in Hollywood
Thinking Man (uncredited)
 1934 Terror of the Plains
Parson Jones
 1934 The Fighting Trooper
Nels - Woodsman
 1934 Nifty Nurses (Short)
 1934 Fighting Through
Parson - Henchman
 1934 Back to the Soil (Short)
 1934 Fighting Hero
 1934 Back Page (uncredited)
 1934 Now I'll Tell
Bettor (uncredited)
 1934 Rawhide Mail
 1934 What Price Jazz (Short)
Mr. Blue Laws (uncredited)
 1934 Fishing for Trouble (Short)
 1934 Ferocious Pal
Charlie--Sheep Rancher (uncredited)
 1934 Honor of the Range
Townsman (uncredited)
 1934 Whirlpool
Townsman at Carnival (uncredited)
 1934 Romance Revier (Short)
Lawyer Elmer Sprague
 1934 Wheels of Destiny
 1934 Border Guns
M. Balm - Undertaker (uncredited)
 1934 Lighting Bill
Barney - Sidekick
 1933 Jimmy and Sally
Quartette Singer (uncredited)
 1933 Midnight Mary
Salvation Army Leader (uncredited)
 1933 Horse Play
Man at Farm (uncredited)
 1933 Sunset Pass
 1933 The Phantom of the Air
Scotty (uncredited)
 1933 The Rustler's Roundup
Sheriff Brass
 1933 Phantom Thunderbolt
McTavish (uncredited)
 1933 Oliver Twist
 1933 Rock-a-Bye Cowboy (Short)
Olive's Father (uncredited)
 1933 Asleep in the Feet (Short)
Police Officer (uncredited)
 1932 Come On, Tarzan
Slim - Cowhand
 1932 Guns for Hire
Inquest Official
 1932 Wild Babies! (Short)
Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1932 The Last of the Mohicans
David Gamut
 1932 Mason of the Mounted
Trapper (uncredited)
 1932 The Scarlet Brand
Slim Grant
 1932 The Airmail Mystery
Silent Simms
 1932 Law and Order
Parker Brother #1 - Undertaker (uncredited)
 1931 Battling with Buffalo Bill
Townsman Under Wagon (uncredited)
 1931 Law of the Rio Grande
Wolf Hardy
 1931 The Lone Starved Ranger (Short)
The Barber
 1931 The Texas Ranger
High-Pockets (as Nelson McDowel)
 1930 The Devil's Cabaret (Short)
The Preacher (uncredited)
 1930 Billy the Kid
 1930 All Teed Up (Short) (uncredited)
 1930 La estación de gasolina (Short)
Mororist (uncredited)
 1930 The Big Kick (Short)
Motorist with Noisy Jalopy (uncredited)
 1930 The Vagabond King
Messenger (uncredited)
 1930 The Real McCoy (Short)
Square Dance Caller (uncredited)
 1929 At the Church Festival (Short)
Minister (uncredited)
 1929 Welcome Danger
1st Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1929 Queen of the Northwoods
 1929 Born to the Saddle
Pop Healy
 1929 Grit Wins
John Deering
 1928 A Clean Sweep (Short)
 1928/I Heart Trouble
 1928 Lilac Time
French Drummer
 1928 The Code of the Scarlet
Fur Trapper
 1928 The Michigan Kid
Jimmy Cowan's Father - in Flashback (uncredited)
 1928 Kit Carson
Jim Bridger
 1928 The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come
Old Joel Turner
 1928 Wild Blood
John Ellis
 1928 The Vanishing Rider
Pop Smith
 1927 Blind Man's Bluff (Short)
 1927 Uncle Tom's Cabin
Phineas Fletcher (uncredited)
 1927 Danger Ahead (Short)
 1927 Border Blackbirds
Mournful Luke
 1927 The Bugle Call
 1927 The Great Mail Robbery
 1927 Hands Off
Professor Hawley
 1927 Whispering Smith Rides
Bill Pardaloe
 1927 The Claw
Scout Mac Bourney
 1927 The Iron Rider
 1926 The Outlaw Breaker
'Calamity' Jenkins
 1926 The Ramblin' Galoot
 1926 The Outlaw Express
'Chaw' Egan
 1926 Crossed Signals
Mike Bradley
 1926 Fighting with Buffalo Bill
Lem Brady
 1926 The Frontier Trail
Pawnee Jake
 1926 The Valley of Bravery
 1926 The Phantom Bullet
Zack Peters
 1926 Whispering Smith
 1926 Hoodoo Ranch
 1926 The Blind Trail
Hank O'Hara
 1925 Cactus Trails
Walrus Sam
 1925 A Streak of Luck
Big Ben Tuttle
 1925 Manhattan Madness
 1925 Kit Carson Over the Great Divide
'Windy Bill' Sharp
 1925 The Power God
Dr. Clack
 1925/I On the Go
Philip Graves
 1925 Idaho
Angus McPherson
 1925 The Lost World
Lawyer Advising the Editor (uncredited)
 1925 Gold and Grit
Horatio Jefferson Blaabs
 1924 The Ridin' Kid from Powder River
Luke Meggary
 1924 Along Came Ruth
Nathan Hodge
 1924 Pot Luck Pards
 1924 Rainbow Rangers
Deacon Slim
 1924 Circus Lure
 1924 The Shooting of Dan McGrew
Sea Captain
 1924 Galloping Gallagher
Leon I. Berry
 1924 The Heart Bandit
 1923 Pioneer Trails
 1923 Scaramouche
Rhodomont - Member of the Troupe (uncredited)
 1923 Warned in Advance (Short)
Judge Gavin
 1923 The Girl of the Golden West
Sonora Slim
 1923 Blood Test
 1922 Another Man's Shoes
 1922/I Oliver Twist
Sowerberry (uncredited)
 1922 The Girl Who Ran Wild
Deacon McSnagley
 1922 I Can Explain
Uncle Henry
 1921 The Silent Call
Dad Kinney
 1921 Shadows of Conscience
Wesley Coburn
 1921 Home Stuff
'Pa' Deep
 1920 Down Home
Lige Conklin
 1920 The Last of the Mohicans
David Gamut - a Preacher
 1920 Going Some
Still Bill Stover
 1920 Cupid the Cowpuncher
Sheriff Bergin
 1920 Everything But the Truth
 1920 Masked (Short)
 1920 Riders of the Dawn (uncredited)
 1920 Shod with Fire
The Parson
 1919 Her Honor, the Scrublady (Short)
 1919 The Feud
 1917 The Scarlet Car
Townsman (uncredited)
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Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Nelson McDowel | James Nelson Mcdowell


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Played preacher David Gamut in the 1920 (The Last of the Mohicans (1920)) and 1936 (The Last of the Mohicans (1936)) versions of "The Last of the Mohicans". See more »

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