Fred C. Newmeyer
born: 09 August 1888
Central City, Colorado,
United States of America
died: 24 April 1967
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(age 78)
American director and actor who, after a short career in professional baseball, began working at Rolin/Roach as a stock actor while eventually working his way up to the director's chair, notably helming or co-helming (with Sam Taylor) many of Harold Lloyd's best films at and post-Roach in the 1920s.  He apparently directed the original pilot for the "Our Gang" film series, but after it tested poorly, it was scrapped and was re-shot with Robert F. McGowan.

A list of his directing credits will follow later on this page...
Height: 5'8½" Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.

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1916
Luke, The Candy Cut Up
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke's Late Lunchers
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke's Society Mixup
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke Rides Roughshod
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke, Crystal Gazer
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke's Lost Lamb
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke Does The Midway
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke Joins The Navy
Man outside store/
Sailor

1916
Luke And The Mermaids
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke's Speedy Club Life
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke And The Bang-Tails
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke, The Chauffeur
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke's Preparedness Preparations
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke, The Gladiator
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke, Patient Provider
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke's Newsie Knockout
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke's Movie Muddle
[?]

1916
Luke, Rank Impersonator
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke's Fireworks Fizzle
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke Locates The Loot
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke's Shattered Sleep
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Skinny Gets A Goat
Rube

1917
Lonesome Luke On Tin Can Alley
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke, Messenger
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke's Wild Women
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Over The Fence
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke Loses Patients
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Pinched
[unidentified character]
 

1917
By The Sad Sea Waves
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke In Birds Of A Feather
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke In From Laramie To London
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Rainbow Island
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke In Love, Laughs And Lather
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke In Clubs Are Trump
Man on bench with Marie

1917
All Aboard
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke In We Never Sleep
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Move On
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Bashful
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Step Lively
[unidentified character]
 

1918
The Tip
[unidentified character]
 

1918
The Big Idea
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Hello Teacher
[?]

1918
Pipe The Whiskers
[unidentified character]
 

1918
It's A Wild Life
[?]

1918
Two-Gun Gussie
Bar patron

1918
The City Slicker
[?]

1918
Sic 'Em Towser
[?]

1919
On The Fire
[UNCONFIRMED]

1919
A Sammy In Siberia
Private Brown

1919
Crack Your Heels
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Young Mr. Jazz
[unidentified character]
 

1919
On The Fire
Stagehand
[UNCONFIRMED]

1919
Si, Senor
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Before Breakfast
Butler

1919
The Marathon
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Back To The Woods
Indian husband on porch

1919
Pistols For Breakfast
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Swat The Crook
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Off The Trolley
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Spring Fever
Office colleague/
Old man with cane

1919
Billy Blazes, Esq.
[?]

1919
Just Neighbors
[?]

1919
Never Touched Me
[?]

1919
A Jazzed Honeymoon
[?]

1919
Count Your Change
Hotel manager

1919
Chop Suey & Co.
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Heap Big Chief
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Don't Shove
Roller rink manager

1919
Be My Wife
[unidentified character]
 

1919
The Rajah
[unidentified character]
 

1919
He Leads, Others Follow
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Soft Money
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Count The Votes
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Pay Your Dues
[unidentified character]
 

1919
His Only Father
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Bumping Into Broadway
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Captain Kidd's Kids
Ah Nix, the Chinese cook

1919
From Hand To Mouth
Butler

1920
His Royal Slyness
Elderly noble

1920
Haunted Spooks
[?]

1920
High And Dizzy
Bellhop

1920
Get Out And Get Under
[?]

1923
Safety Last!
Car driver who gets parking ticket
 

1923
Dogs Of War!
Director of "Why Worry?"
 

Acknowledgements:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KNQN-XJC (parents' marriage, 1887)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQMM-YR9 (1900 Census, line 56)

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK4S-KT7 (1910 Census w/family, line 60)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGSZ-WHT (1910 Census "solo," line 23)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KNQN-XJ9 (1911 marriage)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZVF-DJ5 (WWI Draft Reg. Card)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCFF-9TX (1930 Census, line 34)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24N1-BWG (1934 passenger list, line 7)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9CT-DF2 (1940 Census, line 26)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4DZ-7RJ (WWII Draft Reg. Card)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP4B-3MG (CA Death Index)

Jesse Brisson (help and information; identification in Luke Joins The Navy, Spring Fever, From Hand To Mouth, Before Breakfast, Back To The Woods, Count Your Change, Don't Shove, His Royal Slyness, Skinny Gets A Goat)

This page was last updated on: 16 October 2021