Lon Chaney Jr.

Birth Name: Creighton Tull Chaney
Birth Date: January 1, 1970
Deceased: July 12, 1973


Lon Chaney Jr. was an American actor known for playing Larry Talbort in the film The Wolf Man (1941) and its various crossovers, Count Alucard (Dracula spelled backward), Frankenstein's Monster in The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), the Mummy in three pictures, and various other roles in many Universal Horror Films. He also portrayed Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men (1939) and supporting parts in dozens of mainstream movies. Originally referenced in films as Creighton Chaney, he was later credited as "Lon Chaney, Jr." in 1935, and after Mad Mad Monster (1941), beginning as early as The Wolf Man later that same year, he was almost always billed under his more famous father's name as Lon Chaney.