Who played Gatsby in the first, silent version of The Great Gatsby (1926)? July 27, 2020June 22, 2012 by Pamela Landy Warner Baxter played Gatsby in the first, silent version of The Great Gatsby (1926). Lois Wilson played Daisy Buchanan. Related Answers Where was Jay Gatsby supposed to have gone to school? What was the sequel to the silent version of The Mark of Zorro (1925)? Who played the title role in the 1926 Ben-Hur? Were the films of silent film director John Waters anything like those of his present-day namesake? Who played Ahab in the original film version of Moby Dick (1930)? Who played Dolly Levi in the 1958 film version of the play The Matchmaker, on which Hello, Dolly! (1969) is based?