How old was John Wayne in his first movie: Brown of Harvard?

John Wayne was 17 in Brown of Harvard when he played the character 'Yale Football Player (uncredited)'.

That was over 98 years ago in 1926.

This was his first recorded movie acting credit (although may not technically be his first actual acting role).

In 1979 he died aged 72, starring in 229 films in his career, 228 of those after Brown of Harvard was first released. If he were alive today he would be 117.

How old do you think he looks in the movie?

In Brown of Harvard, I think John Wayne looks:

Did you know?

  • Director Jack Conway has worked with John Wayne just once in his career.
  • John Wayne's first movie was as 'Yale Football Player (uncredited)' in Brown of Harvard, released in 1926 when he was 17
  • Brown of Harvard scores 5.8 out of 10 on TMDB.

John Wayne's other movies