Hooper Atchley

Hooper Atchley

Hooper Atchley (left) and James A. Marcus in Hell's House (1932)
Born Lemuel Hooper Atchley
(1887-04-30)April 30, 1887
Ebenezer, Marion County, Tennessee U.S.
Died November 17, 1943(1943-11-17) (aged 56)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Cause of death Suicide
Occupation Film actor
Years active 1929-1943
Spouse(s) Violet Yahar

Hooper Atchley (April 30, 1887 November 17, 1943) was an American film actor. Born Lemuel Hooper Atchley in Ebenezer, Marion County, Tennessee, he appeared in 214 films between 1929 and 1944 and is known for his appearance as the inconsiderate father in the Our Gang film Birthday Blues (1932).


Atchley shot himself on November 17, 1943, aged 56, in Hollywood.[1]

Selected filmography


  1. Staff. "Hooper Atchley". New York Times. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
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