Kevin McCarthy Biography

Birthday: 1914-02-15
Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: Handsome, chisel-jawed character actor Kevin McCarthy appeared in nearly 100 movies in a career that spanned seven decades. He also had some starring roles, most notably the horror cult classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). He played the disillusioned son Biff Loman in the 1951 screen adaptation of Arthur Miller's classic Death of a Salesman (1951), for which he was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar and won the Golden Globe Award for most promising newcomer (male). He is the younger brother of the late author Mary McCarthy and distant cousin of former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy. McCarthy was orphaned at the age of four when both his parents died in the great flu epidemic of 1918. He was raised by his father's parents in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and later by an uncle and aunt. He graduated from Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, in 1932. He attended the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Washington, DC, in 1933, intending to enter into the diplomatic field. He also attended the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 1936 and the Actors Studio New York, New York. He had roles in two short-lived TV series: "The Survivors" (1969), with Lana Turner, and "Flamingo Road" (1980) as Claude Weldon, the father of the character played by Morgan Fairchild. The stage-trained McCarthy frequently appeared on Broadway. He starred as Jerry in "Two for the Seesaw" (1959) and as Van Ackerman in "Advise and Consent" (1960). He also played President Harry S. Truman in the one-man show "Give 'Em Hell, Harry!" McCarthy showed no signs of retiring as late as June 2007. McCarthy acted in the film The Ghastly Love of Johnny X (2012), playing the role of the Grand Inquisitor, at age 93, which was finally released in 2011. He died of pneumonia on September 11, 2010.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Prudential Family Playhouse Ben Jordan 1950 Drama
Great Ghost Tales 1961 Horror
Bay City Blues George Hayward 1983 Drama
Hotel Curtis O'Keefe 1983 - 1988
Just Cause 2002 - 2003 Crime
Final Approach 2004 Sci Fi
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Drive a Crooked Road Steve Norris 1954
The Misfits 1961 0, Biography, Fantasy
A Gathering of Eagles 1963 Drama, Romance
Mirage Josephson 1966
A Big Hand for the Little Lady 1966
Between Time and Timbuktu 1972
Alien Thunder 1974
Hero at Large Calvin Donnelly 1980 0, 0, 0
The Howling Fred Francis 1981 Horror
My Tutor 1983 Comedy, Drama
Making of a Male Model 1983 Drama, Romance
Deadly Intentions 1985 Crime, Thriller, Drama
The Midnight Hour 1985 Comedy, Horror, Romance
Innerspace Victor Eugene Scrimshaw 1987 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Hostage Col. Shaw 1987 Action, Drama
Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story 1987 Drama
Once Upon A Texas Train 1988 0, Fantasy, 0
UHF R.J. Fletcher 1989
Dark Tower Sergie 1989 Thriller, Horror
Fast Food Judge Reinholte 1989 Comedy
Love or Money William Reed 1990 Comedy
The Sleeping Car Vincent Tuttle 1990 Horror, Comedy
Final Approach Gen. Geller 1991 Thriller
The Distinguished Gentleman 1992 Comedy, Crime
Greedy 1994 Comedy
Steal Big Steal Little Reed Tyler 1995 0
Just Cause 1995 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story Sol Siegel 1995 Drama
The Second Civil War 1997 Comedy, Drama
Addams Family Reunion Grandpa Addams 1998 Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Looney Tunes: Back in Action Dr. Bennell 2003 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Fallen Angels Pastor Waltz 2007 Horror, Thriller
Her Morbid Desires The Monk 2008 Comedy, Thriller
The Ghastly Love of Johnny X The Grand Inquisitor 2012 Comedy, Fantasy, Musical