Lon Chaney, Jr. (February 10, 1906 – July 12, 1973) was an American character actor, known mainly for his roles in monster movies and as the son of a famous silent film actor, Lon Chaney. Originally credited in films as Creighton Chaney, he was first credited as "Lon Chaney, Jr." in 1935. Chaney had English, French and Irish ancestry.
At the age of 67, Lon Chaney, Jr. died on July 12, 1973 of heart failure in San Clemente, California.
His body was donated for medical research.