Louis Wolheim

Louis Wolheim

actor, writer, director

Louis Wolheim was born on Mar 28, 1880 in USA. Louis Wolheim's big-screen debut came with The Racket directed by Lewis Milestone in 1928, strarring Nick Scarsi. Louis Wolheim is known for All Quiet on the Western Front directed by Lewis Milestone, Louis Wolheim stars as Kat and Lew Ayres as Paul. The upcoming new movie Louis Wolheim plays is All Quiet on the Western Front which will be released on Aug 24, 1930.

It was Lionel Barrymore who gave Louis Wolheim (Cornell '07) his start as an actor. Wolheim had had his face more or less smashed in and his nose nicely fractured while playing on a scrub Cornell football team. Later as a Cornell Instructor he found life none too easy. He had worked off and on as an extra in the Wharton studio but never received much attention. Barrymore had only to look at him once to realize that Wolhelm's face was his fortune. Through Barrymore, Wolheim gained an entree into New York theatrical life. On the legitimate stage he made a great success in "Welcome Wing" and "The Hairy Ape," climaxing these plays by his triumph in "What Price Glory". ~ Cornell Daily Sun, Issue 70, 5 January 1932, Page 2

  • Birthday

    Mar 28, 1880
  • Place of Birth

    New York City, New York, USA

Known For

Movies & TV Shows