1893 - 1976
The actor Jack Trevor was born as Anthony Cedric Sebastian Steane. He served for the Manchester regiment during World War I and was wounded in 1916 which led to his release as a "war-disabled person".
He came from a good family and got married with Alma, an alleged daughter from a liaison between baroness Mary Vetsera and the Austrian successor to the throne Rudolf. Alma committed suicide one year later.
Jack Trevor came to the film business at the beginning of the 20's where he played characters of the high society and the typical English gentleman. With it he impersonated on the screen what he really was in his private life.
When Jack Trevor got a film offer from director Friedrich Zelnik, he accepted it at once. In the following years he played all possible aristocrats and high officers. To the well-known movies of the 20's belong "Die Frau ohne Namen" (27), "Der Katzensteg" (27), "Die Liebe der Jeanne Ney" (27), "Abwege" (28) and "Narkose" (29).
The transition to the sound film turned out to be difficult. With his insufficient knowledge of German he got only few roles at the beginning, later he was able to act more often in support roles.
Jack Trevor, who owned a huge fortune, travelled through Europe and didn't much pick up of the political changes in Germany. When the war broke out he was arrested interrogated by the Gestapo, his family stucked in Oberammergau. Finally he was forced to take part in Antienglish propaganda movies like "Carl Peters" (41), "Mein Leben für Irland" (41) and "Ohm Krüger" (41).
After the war he came into a vicous circle and Jack Trevor was extradited to England and sentenced to prison for three years because of support of the enemy. The sentence was quashed again three months later because it was proved that this collaboration didn't come off of Jack Trevor's own free will.
Jack Trevor turned again to the pleasant sides of life but he never
took part in a movie again.
Other movies with Jack Trevor: