Actor Biography


Born: 1896, Oakland, CA

Died: 1967, Santa Rosa, CA

Notable Films: The Patsy (1928)

Orville Caldwell, who plays Tony in The Patsy (1928), was born in Oakland, California on Feb. 8, 1896. He first appeared in movies in 1923, as Warren Wade in The Lonely Road (1923). From 1923 to 1938, he made nineteen movies, although he was inactive from 1928 to 1935.

The Patsy was his twelfth movie and probably featured his biggest role. Almost all of his talkie appearances did not include screen credit. In the 1940s, he went into politics and was elected Los Angeles' deputy mayor in 1940. He died September 24, 1967, in Santa Rosa, California.