Date of Birth : Apr 20th 1904

American film actor. He is best known as Jack Driscoll in King Kong (1933). He was married twice, to the actresses Adrienne Ames and Francesca De Scaffa.

During the course of his career Cabot appeared in almost one hundred features, including The Bad Man of Brimstone (1937) with Wallace Beery. He made his film debut in 1931 in the movie “Heroes of the Flames”. He tested for the lead role of The Ringo Kid in John Ford’s popular Western Stagecoach (1939). John Wayne got the role becoming one of the biggest stars in Hollywood history.

Although Cabot was prominently featured in the blockbuster King Kong in 1933, he was not able to maintain a career as a lead actor but was a prolific supporting player. He was a villain in the 1930s, playing a gangster boss in “Let ‘Em Have It” (1936) and the Native American brave Magua after Randolph Scott in The Last of the Mohicans (1936), he supported Spencer Tracy as the leader of a lynch mob in “Fury” (1936). A freelance, he appeared in movies at many studios before leaving Hollywood for military service.


King Kong ( 1933 )

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