Arthur Hoyt

Arthur Hoyt (19 March 1874–4 January 1953) was an American film character actor who appeared in more than 275 films in his 34 year film career, about a third of them silent films. He was a brother of Harry O. Hoyt who directed the first The Lost World(1925), and a film in which Arthur co-starred. Born in Georgetown, Colorado in 1874, Hoyt made his Broadway debut in 1905 in a play The Prince Consort, which was not a success. He also appeared in Ferenc Molnár's The Devil in 1908, and made his final stand on the Great White Way in The Great Name in 1911. Hoyt made one silent movie in 1914, a comedy short called The Scrub Lady, but his film acting career did not begin in earnest until 1916 when he appeared in another short, The Heart of a Show Girl. From that time until 1944, not a year passed without a film being released that Hoyt had acted in – and frequently a number of them, up to a dozen or so. Hoyt had large roles in such silent films as The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), Souls for Sale (1923), and The Lost World (1925).


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