Victor Kilian Overview:

Character actor, Victor Kilian, was born Victor Arthur Kilian on Mar 6, 1891 in Jersey City, NJ. Kilian died at the age of 88 on Mar 11, 1979 in Los Angeles, CA .


Brown-haired, sometimes bearded American actor who looked perfect casting for Abraham Lincoln, and finally did get to play the role in 1940's Virginia City. Not too dissimilar to John Dierkes, he was often cast as woodsmen, prospectors, sheriffs, and fire-breathing preachers until he became a victim of the McCarthy blacklist. At 85, he began a whole new career as the "flashing" grandfather in the TV comedy show Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman but, sadly, three years later he was killed by burglars at his Hollywood apartment.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Character Actors: an Illustrated Directory).



BlogHub Articles:

No article for at this time. Submit yours here.

Victor Kilian Quotes:

[on the whereabouts of a recently deceased railroad worker]
Charlie: He's being slapped with a spade right now.

Dr. Rupert Bulfinch: I am a biologist!
Steve Baker: [Dismissively] Sure! A bug doctor!

Man who loads pistols: There's a cross on the muzzle of the pistol with the bullet and a nick on the handle of the pistol with the blank.

read more quotes from Victor Kilian...

Share this page:
Visit the Classic Movie Hub Blog CMH
Also a Pisces

See All Pisces >>
Victor Kilian Facts
Murdered by burglars at his Hollywood apartment.

Enjoyed a prolific career on Broadway, active from 1926-62 and appearing in 26 productions.

While shooting the John Wayne film Reap the Wild Wind (1942), Kilian lost the use of his eye after an accident during a fighting scene.

See All Related Facts >>