John Batten
Date of Birth
Apr 03, 1903
Birth Place:
Rotorua, New Zealand

Biography

En route from his native New Zealand to the U.K., handsome, dark-haired John Batten enjoyed a stopover in San Francisco where a friend persuaded him to try Hollywood. Signed by Cecil B. DeMille, Batten played a miniscule bit in The Ten Commandments (1923) and had supporting roles in Backstage (1927), The Godless Girl (1929), and The Chorus Kid (1930), after which he finally continued his journey....