Definition of Chaney in English:


Syllabification: Cha·ney
Pronunciation: /ˈCHānē
  • 1The name of a family of US actors, notably:
  • 1.1 Lon (1883–1930); full name Alonso Chaney. A silent film star known as the Man of a Thousand Faces, he played a wide variety of deformed villains and macabre characters in more than 150 movies, including The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and The Phantom of the Opera (1925).
  • 1.2 Lon, Jr. (1906–1973), Lon’s son; born Creighton Tull Chaney. He played the lead in a number of horror movies, such as The Wolf Man (1941) and Son of Dracula (1943).

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