Even a man who is pure at heart
And says his prayers by night
May become a wolf when the wolf bane blooms
And the autumn moon is bight

Lon Chaney Jr. was an actor best known for playing the Wolfman in a series of films for Universal Studios.

As son of Lon Chaney Sr. (one of the greatest performers of the silent movie era) Junior stood in a very tall shadow.  His first major notice was in Of Mice and Men.  I’m not sure if he played the mouse or the man…

During his tenure at Universal, he became type-cast in such flicks as The Mummy’s GhostHouse of Dracula and Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man.  He showed his knack for working with comedians by being in one of the most successful  horror-comedies of all time Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.  These film endeared him to horror film fans and readers of Famous Monster of Film Land Magazine.

During his career he appeared in over 160 motion pictures and countless television programs.  We at ComedyGuys aren’t sure if we’ve even seen 160 motion pictures….

When he passed away, Lon Chaney Jr. body was donated to medial science.  His liver and lungs are still used to show the effects of too much drinking and smoking.  So even in death, Lon Chaney Jr. is still working.

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