Lionel Belmore was born on 12th May 1867, at Wimbledon in Surrey, England.
With a career spanning more than a quarter of a century, he took supporting roles in a number of classic monster films, including Frankenstein (1931), Son of Frankenstein (1939), Tower of London (1939), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) and The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942).
Throughout his career, he appeared in almost 200 films and, in his earlier working life, directed several titles too. He was the brother of actress Daisy Belmore.
Lionel Belmore died on the 30th of January, 1953 in Los Angeles, California.