Nat Pendleton

Nat Pendleton

  • Born on
    • August 9th, 1895
  • Died on
    • October 12th, 1967
Nathaniel Greene 'Nat' Pendleton was an American former Olympic wrestler turned actor. Two-time Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) champion (1914-1915) in the 175-lb. class at Columbia University, Pendleton graduated Class of 1916. He wrestled for the United States at the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium, earning a silver medal, losing only one match due to a controversial point decision. After the Games he became a professional wrestler and was a big fan favorite, which led to Hollywood. In the 1920 census he was living in Manhattan with his first wife Juanita Alfonzo (age 22) and her brother Ramon Alfonso (age 13). He was working as a sports manager. Pendleton was usually cast as a circus strongman, brutish thug, dumb cop, or dense buffoon, but he had a college degree and in 1933 wrote the script for Deception (1932), in which he starred - not surprisingly - as a wrestler. Upon his death from a heart attack, his remains were interred at Cypress View Mausoleum and Crematory in San Diego, California. Nat Pendleton was inducted into the Columbia University Athletics Hall of Fame inaugural class in 2006.

Starring Nat Pendleton on Plex


Acting (32 Credits)

1947Buck Privates Come Home as Sgt. Michael Collins
1946Scared to Death as Bill 'Bull' Raymond
1941Buck Privates as Sgt. Michael Collins
1940Northwest Passage as 'Cap' Huff
1940Flight Command as C.P.O. 'Spike' Knowles
1940New Moon as Bondsman
1939It's a Wonderful World as Sergeant Fred Koretz
1939Another Thin Man as John Guild
1939On Borrowed Time as Mr. Grimes
1939At the Circus as Goliath
1938Young Dr. Kildare as Joe Wayman
1938The Shopworn Angel as 'Dice'
1938Fast Company as Paul Terison
1936The Great Ziegfeld as Sandow
1935Reckless as Blossom
1934The Thin Man as Inspector John Guild
1934The Cat's-Paw as Strozzi
1934The Gay Bride as William T. 'Shoots' Magiz
1934Manhattan Melodrama as Spud
1934The Girl from Missouri as Life Guard
1933Penthouse as Tony Gazotti
1933Lady for a Day as Shakespeare
1933I'm No Angel as Harry
1933Baby Face as Stolvich a Laborer (uncredited)
1933Parachute Jumper as Motorcycle Policeman (uncredited)
1932Flesh as Wrestler (uncredited)
1932The Sign of the Cross as Strabo
1932The Beast of the City as Abe Gorman (uncredited)
1932Horse Feathers as MacHardie - Darwin Player (uncredited)
1931The Star Witness as Big Jack
1931Taxi as Bull Martin (uncredited)
1931Blonde Crazy as Hank aka Pete

Take Plex everywhere.

Watch free anytime, anywhere, on almost any device.

  • Roku
  • Samsung
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android
  • Apple TV
  • Apple iOS
  • Chomecast
  • XBOX
  • nVidia
  • Vizio
  • PlayStation
  • LG

See the full list of supported devices