Charles Stanton Ogle
Ogle in 1911
Charles Stanton Ogle

(1865-06-05)June 5, 1865
DiedOctober 11, 1940(1940-10-11) (aged 75)
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale
Years active1905–1926
Spouse(s)Ethel Pauline Green
Parent(s)Joseph C. Ogle

Charles Stanton Ogle (June 5, 1865 – October 11, 1940)[1][2] was an American stage and silent-film actor.[3]


Born in Steubenville, Ohio,[3] Ogle first performed in live theatre, making his first appearance on Broadway in 1905. Three years later, he embarked on a film career, initially working at Edison Studios in The Bronx, New York. He performed in The Boston Tea Party, which was directed by Edwin S. Porter.[4] He then went on to portray the monster in the first film version of Frankenstein (1910)[5] and to star in What Happened to Mary (1912), the first serial film produced in the United States.[2] In 1920 Ogle portrayed Long John Silver in Treasure Island, which also featured Lon Chaney. He went on to become a prolific character actor, making the last of his more than 300 film appearances in 1926.

Ogle died in Long Beach, California of arteriosclerosis.[3]

Selected filmography

Ogle as the monster in Edison Studios' Frankenstein (1910)
Ogle as the monster in Edison Studios' Frankenstein (1910)
Ogle (back row, behind May McAvoy) with other cast of Kick In (1922)
Ogle (back row, behind May McAvoy) with other cast of Kick In (1922)
Ethel Pauline Green, Ogle's wife, 1912
Ethel Pauline Green, Ogle's wife, 1912


  1. ^ California Death Index, 1940-1997 (26 November 2014). "Charles Stanton Ogle, 11 Oct 1940". FamilySearch (database). Sacramento: Department of Public Health Services. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  2. ^ a b Katchmer, George A. (8 May 2002). "Ogle, Charles". A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. p. 287. ISBN 978-0-7864-4693-3.
  3. ^ a b c Ellenberger, Allan R. (1 May 2001). Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries: A Directory. McFarland. p. 65. ISBN 978-0-7864-5019-0.
  4. ^ Holmes, Dr. John R. (1 June 2009). Remembering Steubenville: From Frontier Fort to Steel Valley. History Press. p. 101. ISBN 978-1-62584-247-3. Edison Studios in New York led the pack, and in 1908, Charles Stanton Ogle, son of Steubenville preacher Joseph C. Ogle, appeared in the Edison feature The Boston Tea Party.
  5. ^ "Charles Ogle, Hollywood's first Frankenstein monster" (1996). The Ogle Genealogist Volume 17. The Ogle/Ogles Family Association. Retrieved from