Charles Stanton Ogle

Charles Stanton Ogle
Born (1865-06-05)June 5, 1865
Steubenville, Ohio, U.S.
Died October 11, 1940(1940-10-11) (aged 75)
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale
Occupation Actor
Years active 1905–1926
Spouse(s) Ethel Pauline Green

Charles Stanton Ogle (June 5, 1865 – October 11, 1940),[1][2] was an American silent film actor.[3]


Born in Steubenville, Ohio,[3] Ogle first performed in live theatre, making his first appearance on Broadway in 1905. He embarked on a career in film with Edison Studios in The Bronx, New York in 1908, appearing in The Boston Tea Party directed by Edwin S. Porter.[4] He went on to portray the monster in the first film version of Frankenstein (1910),[5] and starred in the first ever serial film, What Happened to Mary? (1912)[2] Ogle portrayed Long John Silver in the 1920 screen version of Treasure Island, which also featured Lon Chaney. He went on to become a prolific character actor, making the last of his more than 300 film appearances in 1926.

Ogle died in Long Beach, California of arteriosclerosis.[3]

Partial filmography

Charles Ogle in Frankenstein (1910).
Charles Ogle back row, behind May McAvoy, and their fellow cast members from Kick In (1922).


  1. California Death Index, 1940-1997 (26 November 2014). "Charles Stanton Ogle, 11 Oct 1940". FamilySearch (database). Sacramento: Department of Public Health Services. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  2. 1 2 Katchmer, George A. (8 May 2002). "Ogle, Charles". A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. p. 287. ISBN 978-0-7864-4693-3.
  3. 1 2 3 Ellenberger, Allan R. (1 May 2001). Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries: A Directory. McFarland. p. 65. ISBN 978-0-7864-5019-0.
  4. Holmes, Dr. John R. (1 June 2009). Remembering Steubenville: From Frontier Fort to Steel Valley. History Press. p. 101. ISBN 978-1-62584-247-3. Edison Studios in New York led the pack, and in 1908, Charles Stanton Ogle, son of Steubenville preacher Joseph C. Ogle, appeared in the Edison feature The Boston Tea Party.
  5. "Charles Ogle, Hollywood’s first Frankenstein monster," (1996). The Ogle Genealogist Volume 17. The Ogle/Ogles Family Association. Retrieved from
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