John Carradine Biography

Birthday: 1906-02-05
Place of Birth: New York City, New York
Height: 6' 1¼" (1.86 m)
Wiki Biography: John Carradine, the son of a reporter/artist and a surgeon, grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York. He attended Christ Church School and Graphic Art School, studying sculpture, and afterward roamed the South selling sketches. He made his acting debut in "Camille" in a New Orleans theatre in 1925. Arriving in Los Angeles in 1927, he worked in local theatre. He applied for a job as as scenic designer to Cecil B. DeMille, who rejected his designs but gave him voice work in several films. His on-screen debut was in Tol'able David (1930), billed as Peter Richmond. A protégé and close friend of John Barrymore, Carradine was an extremely prolific film character actor while simultaneously maintaining a stage career in classic leading roles such as Hamlet and Malvolio. In his later years he was typed as a horror star, putting in appearances in many low- and ultra-low-budget horror films. He was a member of the group of actors often used by director John Ford that became known as "The John Ford Stock Company". John Carradine died at age 82 of natural causes on November 27, 1988.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre 1948 Drama
The Chevrolet Tele Theatre 1948 Drama
Man Hunt Mr. Jones 1976 Adventure
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The White Buffalo 0000
The Ten Commandments Aaron 1923
Winterset 1936 Biography, Comedy
The Prisoner of Shark Island 1936 Drama, History
Under Two Flags 1936 Adventure, Romance
Mary of Scotland Rizzio 1936 Drama, History
The Garden of Allah 1936 Drama, Romance
Captains Courageous Long Jack 1937 0, 0
Of Human Hearts President Abraham Lincoln 1938 0
Stagecoach Hatfield 1939 0
Five Came Back Crimp 1939
Frontier Marshal 1939 History, Romance
Drums Along the Mohawk 1939 Drama, Romance
The Grapes of Wrath Casy 1940 Drama
The Return of Frank James Bob Ford 1940
Brigham Young Porter Rockwell 1940 History, Romance
Western Union 1941 History
Swamp Water 1942 Drama
Reunion in France 1942 Drama, Romance
Captive Wild Woman 1943 Horror, Sci Fi
The Invisible Man's Revenge Dr. Peter Drury 1944
Waterfront Nazi agent 1944
The Adventures of Mark Twain 1944 Adventure, Drama
Bluebeard 1944 Crime, Horror
House of Frankenstein Dracula 1944 Fantasy, Horror, Sci Fi
Captain Kidd Orange Povey 1945 0
Man Hunt 1945 Drama, Thriller
House of Dracula Count Dracula 1945 Fantasy, Horror, Sci Fi
Female Jungle 1954
Johnny Guitar Old Tom 1954
The Egyptian 1954 Drama, History
The Kentuckian 1955 Drama
The Black Sleep 1956 Reality Tv
The Court Jester 1956 Adventure, Comedy, Family
The Incredible Petrified World 1957
The Unearthly 1957 Sci Fi, Horror
The Story of Mankind Khufu 1957 Drama, Fantasy
The Last Hurrah 1958
Tarzan the Magnificent 1960
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Maj. Cassius Starbuckle 1962 Drama, Romance
Cheyenne Autumn 1964 Fantasy
Billy the Kid vs. Dracula Count Dracula 1966
Munster, Go Home 1966 Comedy, Family
Hillbillys in a Haunted House 1967
The Trouble with Girls 1969 Comedy, Drama, Musical
Aladdin and His Magic Lamp 1970
Myra Breckinridge 1970 Comedy
Cain's Cutthroats Preacher Sims 1971
The Seven Minutes 1971 Drama
Blood of Ghastly Horror 1972
Boxcar Bertha 1972 Comedy, 0, Biography
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) Dr. Bernardo 1972
Stowaway to the Moon 1975 Sci Fi, Family
The Shootist 1976 Fantasy, 0
Tail Gunner Joe 1977 Drama
Shock Waves 1977 Horror, Mystery, Sci Fi
The Howling Erle Kenton 1981 Horror
The Monster Club 1981 Comedy, Horror, Music
The Secret of NIMH Great Owl 1982 0, Drama, 0, 0
House of the Long Shadows 1983
The Ice Pirates 1984 Comedy, Sci Fi, Action
Evils of the Night Dr. Kozmar 1985 Horror
The Tomb Mr. Andoheb 1986 Horror, Fantasy
Monster in the Closet 1987 Comedy, Horror, Sci Fi
House of the Black Death Andre Desard 1999 Horror
The Hound of the Baskervilles Barryman 2000 0, Game Show, Comedy
Imps* Gentleman 2009 Comedy
The Last Tycoon 2012 0