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John Carradine

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Carradine (born Richmond Reed Carradine; February 5, 1906 – November 27, 1988) was an American actor, best known for his roles in horror films, Westerns, and Shakespearean theatre. A member of Cecil B. DeMille's stock company and later John Ford's company, he was one of the most prolific character actors in Hollywood history. He was married four times, had five children, and was the patriarch of the Carradine family, including four of his sons and four of his grandchildren who are or were also actors. Carradine's first film credit was Tol'able David (1930), but he claimed to have done 70 pictures before getting billing. Carradine claimed to have tested, as an unknown – along with well-known leading men Conrad Veidt, William Courtenay, Paul Muni, and Ian Keith – for the title role in Dracula, but the historical record does not support the claim. The part eventually went to Bela Lugosi. Carradine would later play the Count in the 1940s Universal Studios Dracula sequels House of Frankenstein and House of Dracula. Carradine also claimed to have tested for the monster role in Frankenstein (1931), though again, no account exists other than his own that he actually did so. By 1933, he was being credited as John Peter Richmond, perhaps in honor of his friend, John Barrymore. He adopted the stage name "John Carradine" in 1935, and legally took the name as his own two years later. By 1936, Carradine had become a member of John Ford's stock company and appeared in The Prisoner of Shark Island. In total, he made 11 pictures with Ford, including his first important role, as Preacher Casy in The Grapes of Wrath (1940), which starred Henry Fonda. Other Ford films in which Carradine appeared include The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) and Stagecoach (1939), both with John Wayne. Carradine claimed to have appeared in more than 450 movies, but only 225 movies can be documented. His count is closer to fact if theatrical movies, made-for-TV movies, and television programs are included. He often played eccentric, insane, or diabolical characters, especially in the horror genre with which he had become identified as a "star" by the mid-1940s. He occasionally played a heroic role, as in The Grapes of Wrath, in which he played Casy, the ill-fated "preacher", and he occasionally played a sympathetic role, as in Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake, in which he played Blake's shipmate, who escapes with him to a tropical island full of riches. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Carradine, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Feb 5, 1906 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
255
First Appeared:
In the movie Bright Lights 1930-09-21
Latest Project:
Movie Doses of Horror 2018-01-05
Known For

John Carradine Movies Filmography

Movie
Doses of Horror
Richmond Reed ("A Dose of Bloodsucking Tramps" segment) (archive footage) (uncredited) 2018-01-05
Movie
The Trail of Dracula
Himself 2013-12-12
Movie
Blood Of 1000 Virgins
Himself (archive footage) 2013-05-14
Movie
Boogeyman II: Redux
Dr. Warren 2003-01-01
Movie
100 Years of Horror: The Count and Company
Himself 1996-01-01
Movie
100 Years of Horror: The Walking Dead
Himself (archive footage) 1996-01-01
Movie
100 Years of Horror: The Gruesome Twosome
Himself 1996-01-01
Movie
Jack-O
Walter Machen 1995-10-10
Movie
Edgar Allan Poe's Buried Alive
Jacob Julian 1990-11-03
Movie
Evil Spawn
Dr. Emil Zeitman 1987-09-01
Movie
Star Slammer
The Justice 1986-10-10
Movie
Monster in the Closet
Old Joe Shempter 1986-05-15
Movie
The Tomb
Andoheb 1986-05-13
Movie
Revenge
Senator Bradford 1986-03-01
Movie
Reel Horror
Alcoholic Reporter (archive footage) 1985-01-01
Series
The Twilight Zone
Unknown 1985-09-27
Movie
Evils of the Night
Dr. Kozmar 1985-10-10
Movie
The Ice Pirates
Supreme Commander 1984-03-16
Movie
A Rose for Emily
Col. Sartoris 1983-10-01
Movie
Boogeyman II
Dr. Warren (archive footage) 1983-08-24
Movie
House of the Long Shadows
Elijah Grisbane 1983-06-17
Movie
The Horror of It All
Himself 1983-02-23
Movie
Antony and Cleopatra
Soothsayer 1983-01-01
Movie
Imps*
Gentleman ("Great Moments" Host) 1983-01-01
Movie
The Vals
Mr. Stanton (Head of the Orphanage) 1982-11-01
Movie
The Secret of NIMH
Great Owl (voice) 1982-06-17
Movie
Satan's Mistress
Father Stratten 1982-06-01
Series
Fame
Unknown 1982-01-07
Movie
The Best of Sex and Violence
Himself / Host 1981-01-01
Movie
The Howling
Erle Kenton 1981-03-13
Movie
The Monster Club
R.Chetwynd-Hayes, Writer 1981-04-11
Movie
The Nesting
Col. LeBrun 1981-05-01
Series
Goliath Awaits
Ronald Bentley 1981-11-11
Movie
Frankenstein Island
Dr. Frankenstein 1981-11-27
Movie
The Reluctant Dragon
Narrator 1981-12-01
Movie
The Boogey Man
Dr. Warren 1980-11-07
Movie
Monstroid
Priest 1980-07-11
Movie
The Seekers
Avery Mills 1979-07-08
Movie
Nocturna
Count Dracula 1979-06-01
Movie
The Bees
Dr. Sigmund Hummel 1978-11-01
Movie
Vampire Hookers
Richmond Reed 1978-07-01
Movie
Doctor Dracula
Radcliff 1978-03-02
Movie
Missile X: The Neutron Bomb Incident
Professor Nikolaeff 1978-01-01
Movie
The Sentinel
Fr. Francis Matthew Halloran 1977-01-07
Movie
Satan's Cheerleaders
The Bum 1977-03-18
Movie
The White Buffalo
Amos Briggs 1977-05-01
Movie
Shock Waves
Captain 1977-07-15
Movie
Golden Rendezvous
Fairweather 1977-12-25
Movie
Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A.
Grampa 1977-12-26
Movie
Crash!
Dr. Welsey Edwards 1976-12-24
Movie
The Last Tycoon
Tour guide 1976-11-18
Movie
The Killer Inside Me
Dr. Smith 1976-10-01
Movie
Death at Love House
Conan Carroll 1976-09-02
Movie
The Shootist
Hezekiah Beckum 1976-08-11
Movie
Journey Into the Beyond
Narrator (English Version) 1975-11-14
Series
Wonder Woman
Unknown 1975-11-07
Series
Starsky & Hutch
Unknown 1975-09-10
Movie
Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary
The Man 1975-05-01
Movie
Stowaway to the Moon
Jacob Avril 1975-01-10
Movie
The Horror Hall of Fame: A Monster Salute
Himself 1974-02-20
Movie
The House of Seven Corpses
Edgar Price 1974-02-01
Movie
Moonchild
Mr. Walker 1974-05-01
Movie
The Lady's Not for Burning
Old Skips 1974-11-18
Movie
The Cat Creature
The Hotel Clerk 1973-12-11
Movie
Superchick
Igor Smith 1973-09-01
Movie
Terror in the Wax Museum
Claude Dupree 1973-05-02
Movie
The Night Strangler
Llewellyn Crossbinder 1973-01-16
Movie
Silent Night, Bloody Night
Charlie Towman 1972-11-01
Series
Kung Fu
Unknown 1972-10-14
Movie
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask
Dr. Bernardo 1972-08-06
Movie
Richard
Plastic Surgeon 1972-07-31
Movie
Portnoy's Complaint
Judge (voice) (uncredited) 1972-06-19
Movie
Boxcar Bertha
H. Buckram Sartoris 1972-06-14
Movie
Blood of Ghastly Horror
Dr. Vanard 1972-01-21
Movie
Demented Death Farm Massacre
The Judge Of Hell 1971-01-01
Movie
Blood Legacy
Christopher Dean 1971-03-17
Movie
The Gatling Gun
Rev. Harper 1971-05-01
Movie
The Seven Minutes
Sean O'Flanagan 1971-07-23
Series
Night Gallery
Unknown 1970-12-16
Movie
Crowhaven Farm
Nate Cheever 1970-11-24
Movie
Bigfoot
Jasper B. Hawks 1970-10-21
Movie
The McMasters
Preacher 1970-08-01
Movie
Shinbone Alley
Tyrone T. Tattersall 1970-06-26
Movie
Myra Breckinridge
Surgeon 1970-06-24
Movie
Blood of the Iron Maiden
Dr. Goolie 1970-04-01
Movie
Cain's Cutthroats
Preacher Simms 1970-02-28
Series
McCloud
Unknown 1970-02-17
Movie
Horror of the Blood Monsters
Dr. Rynning 1970-02-01
Movie
Hell's Bloody Devils
Pet Shop Owner 1970-01-01
Movie
Blood of Dracula's Castle
George 1969-05-14
Movie
The Mummy and the Curse of the Jackals
Professor Cummings 1969-01-01
Movie
The Trouble with Girls
Mr. Drewcolt 1969-09-03
Movie
The Good Guys and the Bad Guys
Ticker 1969-11-19
Movie
Enigma de muerte
Mad Doctor / Nazi Leader 1969-11-19
Movie
Daughter of the Mind
Mr. Bosch 1969-12-09
Movie
Autopsy of a Ghost
Satán 1968-11-07
Movie
The Helicopter Spies
Third-Way Priest 1968-05-23
Movie
The Astro-Zombies
Dr. DeMarco 1968-05-19
Movie
Dr. Terror's Gallery of Horrors
Narrator / Tristram Halbin 1967-01-01
Movie
The Hostage
Otis Lovelace 1967-10-23
Movie
Hillbillys in a Haunted House
Dr. Himmel 1967-05-01
Series
Ironside
Unknown 1967-03-28
Movie
Munster, Go Home!
Cruikshank 1966-06-15
Movie
Billy the Kid Versus Dracula
Count Dracula 1966-04-10
Movie
Doom of Dracula
Count Dracula 1966-01-01
Series
The Green Hornet
Unknown 1966-09-09
Series
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.
Unknown 1966-09-13
Movie
Red Zone Cuba
Mr. Wilson 1966-11-01
Movie
House of the Black Death
Andre Desard 1965-01-01
Movie
The Wizard of Mars
The Wizard of Mars 1965-01-01
Series
The Big Valley
Unknown 1965-09-15
Movie
Curse of the Stone Hand
The Old Drunk 1965-03-03
Movie
Broken Sabre
General Josh McCord 1965-03-28
Series
Lost in Space
Arcon 1965-09-15
Movie
Cheyenne Autumn
Jeff Blair 1964-10-03
Series
The Munsters
Unknown 1964-09-24
Movie
The Patsy
Bruce Alden 1964-08-12
Series
The Beverly Hillbillies
Unknown 1962-09-26
Movie
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Maj. Cassius Starbuckle 1962-04-22
Movie
Sex Kittens Go to College
Prof. Watts 1960-08-24
Movie
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Slave catcher 1960-07-21
Movie
Tarzan the Magnificent
Abel Banton 1960-07-20
Movie
The Oregon Trail
Zachariah Garrison 1959-08-31
Movie
Terror in the Midnight Sun
Narrator 1959-08-19
Movie
Invisible Invaders
Dr. Karol Noymann 1959-05-15
Series
The Twilight Zone
Brother Jerome 1959-10-02
Series
The Rebel
Unknown 1959-10-04
Movie
The Incredible Petrified World
Prof. Millard Wyman 1959-11-18
Movie
The Last Hurrah
Amos Force 1958-10-24
Series
77 Sunset Strip
Unknown 1958-10-10
Series
Bat Masterson
Unknown 1958-10-08
Series
The Rifleman
Unknown 1958-09-30
Series
Wanted: Dead or Alive
Unknown 1958-09-06
Movie
The Proud Rebel
Traveling Salesman 1958-07-01
Movie
Showdown at Boot Hill
Doc Weber 1958-05-01
Movie
Half Human: The Story of the Abominable Snowman
Dr. John Rayburn 1958-12-01
Movie
The Unearthly
Dr. Charles Conway 1957-06-28
Movie
The True Story of Jesse James
Rev. Jethro Bailey 1957-03-22
Movie
The Story of Mankind
Khufu 1957-11-08
Series
Have Gun – Will Travel
Unknown 1957-09-14
Series
Sugarfoot
Unknown 1957-09-17
Series
Maverick
Unknown 1957-09-22
Movie
The Black Sleep
Bohemund 1956-06-15
Movie
Hidden Guns
Snipe Harding 1956-01-30
Movie
Dark Venture
Gideon 1956-02-01
Movie
Around the World in Eighty Days
Proctor Stamp 1956-10-17
Movie
Female Jungle
Claude Almstead 1956-06-16
Series
The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu
Unknown 1956-09-03
Movie
The Ten Commandments
Aaron 1956-10-05
Movie
The Court Jester
Giacomo 1955-12-24
Series
Cheyenne
Unknown 1955-09-20
Series
Gunsmoke
Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Duke 1955-09-01
Movie
The Kentuckian
Ziby Fletcher 1955-08-01
Movie
Stranger on Horseback
Col. Buck Streeter 1955-03-22
Movie
Casanova's Big Night
Foressi 1954-04-07
Movie
Johnny Guitar
Old Tom 1954-05-26
Movie
The Egyptian
Grave Robber 1954-08-25
Movie
Thunder Pass
Bergstrom 1954-09-20
Series
Climax!
Unknown 1954-10-07
Series
Gang Busters
Unknown 1952-03-20
Series
The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
Unknown 1951-04-15
Series
Lights Out
Unknown 1949-07-19
Movie
C-Man
Doc Spencer 1949-01-01
Series
The Philco Television Playhouse
Unknown 1948-10-03
Series
The Ed Sullivan Show
Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie
The Private Affairs of Bel Ami
Charles Forestier 1947-04-25
Movie
Down Missouri Way
Thorndyke 'Thorny' P. Dunning 1946-08-15
Movie
The Face of Marble
Dr. Charles Randolph 1946-01-19
Movie
Fallen Angel
Professor Madley 1945-11-15
Movie
It's in the Bag!
Jefferson T. Pike 1945-04-21
Movie
Captain Kidd
Orange Povy 1945-11-22
Movie
House of Dracula
Count Dracula 1945-12-07
Movie
House of Frankenstein
Dracula 1944-12-01
Movie
Alaska
John Reagan 1944-11-18
Movie
Bluebeard
Gaston Morrell 1944-11-11
Movie
Barbary Coast Gent
Duke Cleat 1944-09-01
Movie
Return of the Ape Man
Prof. John Gilmore 1944-07-17
Movie
The Mummy's Ghost
Yousef Bey 1944-07-01
Movie
Waterfront
Victor Marlow 1944-06-10
Movie
The Invisible Man's Revenge
Dr. Drury 1944-06-09
Movie
Jungle Woman
Dr. Walters 1944-06-01
Movie
The Black Parachute
General von Bodenbach 1944-05-04
Movie
The Adventures of Mark Twain
Bret Harte 1944-05-03
Movie
Voodoo Man
Toby 1944-02-21
Movie
I Escaped from the Gestapo
Martin - Gestapo Agent 1943-05-14
Movie
Hitler's Madman
Reinhardt Heydrich 1943-06-10
Movie
Captive Wild Woman
Dr. Sigmund Walters 1943-06-04
Movie
Silver Spurs
Lucky Miller 1943-08-12
Movie
Revenge of the Zombies
Dr. Max Heinrich von Altermann 1943-09-17
Movie
Gangway for Tomorrow
Mr. Wellington 1943-11-03
Movie
Isle of Forgotten Sins
Mike Clancy 1943-08-15
Movie
Reunion in France
Ulrich Windler 1942-12-25
Movie
Northwest Rangers
Martin Caswell 1942-10-28
Movie
Whispering Ghosts
Norbert 1942-05-17
Movie
Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake
Caleb Green 1942-01-29
Movie
Western Union
Doc Murdoch 1941-02-21
Movie
Blood and Sand
Nacional 1941-05-30
Movie
Swamp Water
Jesse Wick 1941-11-16
Movie
Man Hunt
Mr. Jones 1941-06-13
Movie
Chad Hanna
B. D. Bisbee 1940-12-25
Movie
Brigham Young
Porter Rockwell 1940-09-27
Movie
The Return of Frank James
Bob Ford 1940-08-10
Movie
The Grapes of Wrath
Casy 1940-03-15
Movie
Stagecoach
Hatfield 1939-03-03
Movie
Jesse James
Bob Ford 1939-01-14
Movie
Mr. Moto's Last Warning
Danforth / Richard Burke 1939-01-20
Movie
The Three Musketeers
Naveau 1939-02-17
Movie
Five Came Back
Mr. Crimp 1939-06-23
Movie
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Barryman 1939-03-24
Movie
Captain Fury
Coughy 1939-05-26
Movie
Frontier Marshal
Ben Carter 1939-07-28
Movie
Drums Along the Mohawk
Caldwell 1939-11-03
Movie
Submarine Patrol
McAllison 1938-11-25
Movie
Gateway
Leader of Refugees 1938-08-05
Movie
I'll Give a Million
Kopelpeck 1938-07-27
Movie
Kidnapped
Gordon 1938-05-27
Movie
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Speakeasy Doorman 1938-05-24
Movie
Kentucky Moonshine
Reef Hatfield 1938-05-20
Movie
Four Men and a Prayer
General Sebastian 1938-04-29
Movie
International Settlement
Murdock 1938-02-04
Movie
Love Under Fire
Capt. Delmar 1937-08-20
Movie
Nancy Steele Is Missing!
Harry Wilkins 1937-03-12
Movie
This Is My Affair
Ed 1937-05-28
Movie
Captains Courageous
Long Jack 1937-06-25
Movie
Thank You, Mr. Moto
Pereira 1937-12-24
Movie
Danger - Love at Work
Herbert Pemberton 1937-09-30
Movie
The Hurricane
Warden 1937-11-09
Movie
The Last Gangster
Casper 1937-11-12
Movie
Ali Baba Goes to Town
Ishak 1937-10-29
Movie
Laughing at Trouble
Deputy Sheriff Alec Brady 1936-12-11
Movie
Winterset
Bartolomio Romagna 1936-12-03
Movie
Daniel Boone
Simon Girty 1936-10-16
Movie
The Garden of Allah
Sand Diviner 1936-10-14
Movie
Dimples
Richards 1936-10-09
Movie
Mary of Scotland
Rizzio 1936-08-28
Movie
White Fang
Beauty Smith 1936-07-17
Movie
Under Two Flags
Cafard 1936-04-30
Movie
The Prisoner of Shark Island
Sgt. Rankin 1936-02-12
Movie
Les Misérables
Enjolras 1935-04-20
Movie
Cardinal Richelieu
Agitator 1935-04-18
Movie
Bad Boy
Angry Saxophone Player - Tenant 1935-10-25
Movie
The Bride of Frankenstein
Hunter 1935-04-20
Movie
The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
Despondent Casino Gambler (uncredited) 1935-11-14
Movie
The Black Cat
Cult Organist (uncredited) 1934-05-07
Movie
The Meanest Gal in Town
Stranded Actor (uncredited) 1934-01-12
Movie
The Invisible Man
Informer Suggesting Ink (uncredited) 1933-11-03
Movie
To the Last Man
Pete Garon (uncredited) 1933-09-15
Movie
This Day and Age
Assistant Principal 1933-08-25
Movie
Morning Glory
Dream Apparition (uncredited) 1933-08-18
Movie
The Story of Temple Drake
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited) 1933-05-06
Movie
The Sign of the Cross
Christian Martyr / Gladiator Leader / Voice in Coliseum Mob (uncredited) 1932-11-30
Movie
Heaven on Earth
Chicken Sam 1931-12-01
Movie
Tol'able David
Buzzard Hatburn 1930-11-15
Movie
Bright Lights
Newspaper reporter / photographer 1930-09-21