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Jack Standing
Standing in 1915
Born(1886-02-10)10 February 1886
Died25 October 1917(1917-10-25) (aged 31)
Years active1911–1917
RelativesGuy Standing (brother)
Percy Standing (brother)
Wyndham Standing (brother)

Jack Standing (10 February 1886 – 25 October 1917) was an English born American actor.


The son of stage actor Herbert Standing and brother of Wyndham Standing (1880–1963), who also was a famous actor in the early days of film, Jack Standing first appeared in Broadway musicals such as The Belle of New York and Florodora before he went to the Biograph Company in 1909. Because he was a handsome young man, he was quickly offered many roles and signed a contract with Sigmund Lubin in 1911. Like many others from the silent film, Standing was asked to play quite everything from passionate lovers to villains or old men. In 1915, he told the Moving Picture World magazine, "Spare me from being a one-type actor!"[1] He appeared in more than fifty films.[2] An incomplete print of 1915 Mary Pickford vehicle Fanchon the Cricket, in which Standing co-starred, has recently been found. The teenage Fred and Adele Astaire allegedly made their screen debuts in this film.[3] Standing's greatest success was the 1916 film Hell's Hinges, where he played the weak-willed brother of Clara Williams.

On 25 October 1917, Standing died of pneumonia at the age of 31, bringing a premature end to a promising career.

Standing married and had a son, Jack Standing Jr. (born 1914) who apparently appeared in early silent films as a child.[4]

Many members of his family also worked in the theatre or films, including his father Herbert Standing (1846-1923) and brothers Wyndham, Herbert Jr., Sir Guy and Percy, as well as Herbert Jr.'s daughter Joan Standing and Sir Guy's daughter Kay Hammond.


Year Title Role Notes
1914 The Perils of Pauline Ensign Summers Serial
1914 Detective Craig's Coup Bob Brierly
1914 The Price He Paid The Doctor
1915 The Road o' Strife
1915 Fanchon the Cricket Landry Barbeau
1915 The Son Gene Harlow - the Son Short
1915 The Blindness of Devotion
1916 The Evangelist Rex Allen
1916 Hell's Hinges Rev. Robert Henley
1916 Civilization's Child Nicolay Turgenev
1917 One Touch of Sin Richard Mallaby
1917 The Price of Her Soul Snap Gun Connor
1917 The Innocent Sinner Walter Benton
1917 The Amazons Minor Role Uncredited
1917 The Curse of Eve Leo Spencer
1918 With Hoops of Steel Paul Delarue (final film role)


  1. ^ Jack Standing at AllMovie
  2. ^ Jack Standing at IMDb
  3. ^ "Fanchon, the Cricket".
  4. ^ Silent Film Necrology by Eugene Michael Vazzana, 2nd Ed., c. 2001, pages 496-97

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