Edward van Sloan born on November 1, 1882 in Chaska, Minnesota is best remembered for numerous his roles in Universal horror films. He began his acting career in 1911. During the 1920s he appeared in numerous stage plays including the stage play version of Dracula with Bella Lugosi in 1927 . Van Sloan made his screen debut as Abraham Van Helsing, in Tod Browning’s Dracula (1931). He is noted for often portraying a doctor or expert who foils the plans of the monsters and evil doers in such film as Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1932) and Dracula's Daughter (1936).
Dr. Waldman(Edward Van Sloan) attempts to subdue the creature (Boris Karloff). Frankenstein (1931). Universal Pictures