Al Filson
Date of Birth
Jan 27, 1857
Birth Place:
Blufton, IN


A veteran character actor who had toured with the likes of William Gillespie and Mrs. Fiske, exotic-looking Al Filson was a member of the first Los Angeles-based Selig company, appearing mainly as villains in scores of one and two-reel melodramas and Westerns, often opposite his wife Lea Errol (in Bridge of Shadows [1913] and Memories [1914]). He later played the sheik in Edgar Rice Burroughs' The...