Al St John

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Al St John

Al St John’s Biography

He was known for playing the character Fuzzy Q. Jones, with which he basically defined the role and concept of “comic buddy” of the cowboy heroes between 1930 and 1951. In addition, St. John also created the character of Stoney in the first in a series of western films: The Three Mesquiteers, which would later be played by John Wayne at a bad moment in his career.

St. John entered the silent cinema around 1912, and soon he played leading roles in shorts from different film studios. His uncle, Roscoe Arbuckle, had to help him in his first days in the studio of Mack Sennett, but he continued working thanks to his talent. Besides being thin and blond, he was attractive and a good acrobat.

St. John acted frequently as the villain, Arbuckle’s rival after female characters such as those played by Mabel Normand, and worked with Arbuckle and Charles Chaplin in The Rounders (1914). His film most praised by critics of the period with Arbuckle was Fatty and Mabel Adrift (1916), along with Normand.

When Arbuckle formed his own production company, he took him to St. John and recruited theatrical star Buster Keaton to act in his films, creating a formidable trio.

Keaton, Arbuckle and St. John in a frame from the 1918 film Out West, directed by Arbuckle.

After a scandal that affected Arbuckle and prevented him from acting in the cinema, he directed under a pseudonym his nephew Alfred as the first comic character in silent and sound films such as The Iron Mule (1925) and Bridge Wives (1932). < / p>

In the sound era St. John worked mainly as a bearded and disheveled character. So, this role was played in the 1937 Buster Keaton film Love Nest on Wheels. That same year he began acting as a support character for cowboy stars such as Fred Scott and, later, Addison Randall, but most of the films were made for the low budget studio Producers’ Releasing Corporation (PRC). For that studio he played “Fuzzy Q. Jones” in the series Billy the Kid (starring Bob Steele), Lone Rider (played by the former opera singer George F. Houston and, later, by Robert Livingston), and Billy the Kid / Billy Carson, where Buster Crabbe worked.

Originally the nickname Fuzzy belonged to a different actor, Fuzzy Knight, who played the role of cowboy buddy before St. John. The studio first tried to hire Knight for the western series, but instead gave the role to St. John, which is why he took the nickname of his rival.

The Fuzzy character was the main box office attraction of those films when they premiered in England and in the rest of Europe. In fact, in Germany film titles always referred to Fuzzy, rather than the cowboy hero with whom he was paired. Those very low budget films were shot in just over a week, which is why Crabbe and St. John shot 36 in a very short space of time.

When Crabbe left PRC, St. John was paired with the new star Lash La Rue. Finally, St. John made more than 80 westerns like Fuzzy. His last film premiered in 1952. From then until his death in 1963 he made personal appearances at fairs and rodeos, and traveled with the Tommy Scott Wild West Show. In total, Al St. John performed in 346 films, spanning a period of four decades from 1912 to 1952.

Alfred St. John died in Lyons, Georgia, in 1963, because of an acute myocardial infarction.

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