Wedgewood Nowell
Date of Birth
Jan 24, 1878
Birth Place:
Portsmouth, NH


A handsome, mustachioed supporting player, Wedgewood Nowell entered films in 1915, according to his official studio bio, "after 15 years of stage work." A classically trained musician as well, the actor moonlighted as a composer of original music, his scores accompanying the screenings of such popular melodramas as The Disciple (1915) and The Deserter (1916). Very busy throughout the silent era -- mostly playing slightly degenerate noblemen and various bluenoses -- Nowell became a dress extra and bit player after the changeover to sound. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi

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