Fred Newmeyer
Date of Birth
Aug 09, 1888
Birth Place:
Central City, CO


Born and educated in Colorado, American director Fred Newmeyer was a professional baseball player from ages 21 through 24. He entered films as a Universal Studios extra in 1913, where he made the acquaintance of fellow extras Hal Roach and Harold Lloyd. When Roach set up his own studio with Lloyd as star in 1915, Newmeyer occasionally functioned as a writer and prop man, and eventually as...