Constantine Romanoff
born: 21 August 1881
died: 08 February 1969
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(age 87)
Tall, blue-eyed German-born actor who later turned to professional wrestling.  He immigrated to the United States of America in 1905 and lived in a boarding house in Omaha, Nebraska where he met his future wife, Caroline 'Lena' (Jensen) Baltzer.  They married in 1921/22.
"Constantine Romanoff" was a stage name given to him by a sports writer.

He went by Fred William or Fred W. Meyer legally (WW I Register Serial Number 5816 Order Number 5233 occupation: professional wrestler Sept.12, 1918, Declaration of Intention No. 896 District of Idaho January 30, 1920 - occupation: wrestler -  6ft 2in - 197 lbs - brown hair - blue eyes,  Social Security, and the 1930 and 1940 California census show his occupation as Actor, Motion Pictures).  His family knew him as "Jack".
Real name:
Friedrich William Heinrich August Meyer
Height: 6'2"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


Among Those Present
[unidentified character]

Our Relations

Saps At Sea
[according to the IMDb, which I dispute]

Lena and Jack Meyer* (*Constantine Romanoff)

Richard Lowe, Lena Meyer, Jack Meyer*, Mae Newton, Edwin Newton, Marinus Gronholdt
child in front: Peggy Lowe

(*Constantine Romanoff)
Mae Newton was Lena's daughter
Richard Lowe was the son of Jennie (Baltzer) (Lowe) Gronholdt
Marinus was Jennie's second husband

U.S.A. Petition for Naturalization No. 18843 Jan 28, 1927 (provides his real name)
Diane (Baltzer) Jestes (information and photographs)

This page was last updated on: 04 May 2022