John Steppling
Date of Birth
Aug 08, 1869
Birth Place:
Essen, Germany


A German-born, Pennsylvania-educated stage actor, John Steppling had appeared opposite E.H. Sothern in The Prisoner of Zenda, Olga Nethersole in Sappho, and William Gillette in Secret Service, all very successful plays that ran for years. The dark-haired actor reportedly began his long screen career with Essanay in Chicago in 1912 and by 1915 he was appearing opposite Carol Holloway in Billy Van...