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John Cossar

John Cossar

John Cossar
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Intro Actor
Was Actor
From United Kingdom
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 2 January 1858, London
Death 28 April 1935, Hollywood (aged 77 years)
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John Hay Cossar (2 January 1858 – 28 April 1935) was an English actor of the silent era. He appeared in 146 films between 1914 and 1929.


Cossar was born in London, England. He was the fifth child of Walter Cossar and his wife Kate Lyster. Walter was in the Royal Marines between 1835 and 1863. In 1865 the family travelled to Canada and thence to Chicago, Illinois in the USA where John's older brother Walter Lyster Cossar later became City Editor of the Chicago Evening Journal.

In 1896, John married Fanny Cohen in Chicago. Fanny was also an actress and the 1930 census of Los Angeles shows them living with two children, Phyllis and Raymond. He died in Hollywood, California, in 1935.

Selected filmography

  • One Wonderful Night (1914)
  • The Alster Case (1915)
  • The Strange Case of Mary Page (1916)
  • The Marriage Ring (1918)
  • Her Country First (1918)
  • Common Clay (1919)
  • Made in Heaven (1921)
  • Voices of the City (1921)
  • Watch Your Step (1922)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
  • The Steel Trail (1923)
  • The Fast Express (1924)
  • The House Without a Key (1926)
  • Melting Millions (1927)
  • The Fire Detective (1929)

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