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Harry Carey, Jr.

Actor
Died December 27, 2012 (91 years)
Harry Carey Jr. was an American actor, who attempted a singing career to avoid acting but was unsuccessful. He began acting in the John Ford Stock Company with his father. Carey collaborated frequently with director John Ford, who was a close friend. He appeared in such notable Ford films as 3 Godfathers, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Searchers, and Cheyenne Autumn. Both of his parents had appearances in Ford's films as well. He became a respected character actor like his father. Carey appeared in many Westerns. He made four films with director Howard Hawks. The first was Red River, which featured both Carey and his father in separate scenes, followed by Monkey Business, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Rio Bravo. Carey is credited in Rio Bravo, but his scenes were cut. Carey speculated that Hawks either did not like Carey's outfit or cut the scene because Carey addressed Hawks as "Howard" instead of "Mr. Hawks".

Carey also collaborated with John Wayne with whom he made nine films. He got to work with Wayne first in Red River and last in Cahill U.S. Marshal. He also starred in nine films alongside Ben Johnson, including Rio Grande and Cherry 2000. Between 1955 -1957, Carey appeared as ranch counselor Bill Burnett in the serial Spin and Marty, seen on Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Club. In the 1960s, Carey appeared on such western series as Have Gun - Will Travel and The Legend of Jesse James.

In 1980, Carey portrayed George Arthur in the movie The Long Riders, a film about the exploits of Jesse James. In 1985, Carey played aging biker, Red, in the movie Mask. In 1987, Carey was a featured actor in the film, The Whales of August, with Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, Vincent Price, and Ann Sothern. In 1990, Carey appeared in the film Back to the Future Part III in a saloon scene set in 1885. In 1993, he made a cameo in the film Tombstone as Marshal Fred White.

Carey appeared in Tales from the Set, a series of video interviews in which he discussed various individuals with whom he worked. In 2009, Carey and his partner Clyde Lucas completed Trader Horn: The Journey Back, a remembrance of the 1931 adventure film featuring the elder Carey. Carey attempted to produce a feature film called Comanche Stallion, a project which John Ford had considered making in the early 1960s, based on the 1958 book by Tom Millstead.

He appeared in more than ninety films including several John Ford westerns as well as numerous television series.
Movies & Shows on Plex
  • Niagara
  • Trinity Is Still My Name
  • Bonanza
  • The Sunchaser
  • The Rifleman
  • Pursued
  • Moonrise
  • The Lone Ranger
  • Silver Lode
  • Billy the Kid Versus Dracula
  • Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
  • From Hell to Texas
  • Once Upon a Texas Train
  • Crossbow
  • Challenge to White Fang
Known For
  • Back to the Future Part III
  • The Searchers
  • Mask
  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  • Red River
  • 3 Godfathers
  • Rio Grande
  • Trinity Is Still My Name
  • Crossroads
  • Wagon Master
  • Cherry 2000
  • Big Jake
  • The Long Riders
  • The Whales of August
  • Two Rode Together
  • Have Gun, Will Travel
  • Man of the East
  • Pursued
  • Island in the Sky
  • The Way West
  • The Rare Breed
  • The Long Gray Line
  • The River's Edge
  • Moonrise

Filmography

2013
1998
1997
Last Stand at Saber River · as James Sanford
1996
1994
1993
Tombstone · as Marshal Fred White
1990
Bad Jim · as J.c. Lee
1990
The Exorcist III: Legion · as Father Kanavan
1990
The Exorcist III · as Father Kanavan
1990
Back to the Future Part III · as Saloon Old Timer
1989
Breaking In · as Shoes
1989
B.L. Stryker (TV Series) · as Jones
1989
Crossbow: The Movie · as Mutino
1988
Illegally Yours · as Wally Finnegan
1988
1987
Cherry 2000 · as Snappy Tom
1987
Crossbow (TV Series) · as Mutino
1987
The Whales of August · as Joshua Brackett
1986
Crossroads · as Bartender
1985
Mask · as Red
1984
UFOria · as George Martin
1984
Gremlins · as Mr. Anderson
1983
Princess Daisy (TV Series) · as Cast
1982
1982
The Shadow Riders · as Pa Traven
1982
Knight Rider (TV Series) · as Josh Morgan
1982
Endangered Species · as Dr. Emmer
1980
The Long Riders · as George Arthur
1980
Wild Times (TV Series) · as Fitz Bragg
1978
B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
1978
Dallas (TV Series) · as Red
1978
Black Beauty (1978) (TV Series) · as Mr. Bond
1977
CHiPs (TV Series) · as Grandfather
1976
Nickelodeon · as Dobie
1975
Take a Hard Ride · as Dumper
1974
1974
Police Woman (TV Series)
1974
Little House on the Prairie (TV Series) · as Sheriff Pike
1973
1972
Man of the East · as Holy Joe
1972
Run, Cougar, Run · as Barney
1972
Hec Ramsey (TV Series) · as Prospector
1972
The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series) · as Bo Dobbs
1972
Banacek (TV Series) · as Dean Barrett
1971
Something Big · as Joe Pickins
1971
1971
1971
Big Jake · as Pop Dawson
1971
1970
Dirty Dingus Magee · as Charles Stuart
1970
The Moonshine War · as Arley Stamper
1970
One More Time · as (uncredited)
1969
The Undefeated · as Webster
1969
Death of a Gunfighter · as Rev. Cork
1969
My Friend Tony (TV Series) · as Grady
1968
The Outcasts (TV Series)
1968
The Devil's Brigade · as Capt. Rose
1968
Bandolero! · as Cort Hayjack
1967
The Ballad of Josie · as Mooney (as Harry Carey)
1967
Mannix (TV Series)
1967
Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
1967
The Way West · as Mr. Mcbee
1966
Alvarez Kelly · as Cpl. Peterson
1966
Cyborg 2087 · as Jay C
1966
1966
The Rare Breed · as Ed Mabry
1965
Run for Your Life (TV Series) · as Corey Munson
1965
The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series) · as Ellie's Father
1965
Shenandoah · as Jenkins - Rebel Soldier
1965
Branded (TV Series) · as Lt. John Pritchett (archive Footage) (uncredited)
1964
Taggart · as Lt. Hudson (uncredited)
1964
Cheyenne Autumn · as Trooper Smith (uncredited)
1963
The Raiders · as Jellicoe
1962
Stoney Burke (TV Series) · as Jake Rollins
1962
The Virginian (TV Series) · as Thad Miley
1961
Alcoa Premiere (TV Series) · as Man In The Dugout
1961
Frontier Circus (TV Series) · as Anderson
1961
Ripcord (TV Series) · as Carl Devlin
1961
Two Rode Together · as Ortho Clegg
1961
Whispering Smith (TV Series) · as Sgt. Curt Stringer
1961
1960
The Great Impostor · as Dr. Joseph Mornay
1960
Checkmate (TV Series) · as Phil Cassidy
1960
The Tall Man (TV Series)
1960
Noose for a Gunman · as Jim Ferguson
1959
Shotgun Slade (TV Series) · as Deputy Mccafrey
1959
Hotel de Paree (TV Series) · as Deputy Sheriff Will Masters
1959
Men into Space (TV Series) · as Major Jim Blythe
1959
Laramie (TV Series)
1959
Bonanza (TV Series) · as Corporal Burton
1959
Rio Bravo · as Harold
1959
Escort West · as Trooper Travis
1959
Rawhide (TV Series) · as Walsh
1958
Lawman (TV Series) · as Mitch Evers
1958
Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series) · as Ed Gary
1958
1958
1957
Kiss Them for Me · as Chuck Roundtree (uncredited)
1957
1957
Tombstone Territory (TV Series) · as Vern Fawcett
1957
The Gray Ghost (TV Series) · as Caldwell
1957
Perry Mason (TV Series) · as District Ranger Frank Deane
1957
Wagon Train (TV Series) · as John Jay Burroughs
1957
Have Gun, Will Travel (TV Series) · as Frank Gulley
1957
The River's Edge · as Chet
1957
Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series) · as Pete Carter
1956
7th Cavalry · as Cpl. Morrison
1956
Gun the Man Down · as Deputy Lee
1956
1956
Playhouse 90 (TV Series) · as Cliff Eastland
1956
Broken Arrow (TV Series) · as Capt. Ward
1956
The Great Locomotive Chase · as William Bensinger
1956
The Searchers · as Brad Jorgensen
1955
The Adventures of Spin and Marty (TV Series) · as Bill Burnett
1955
Matinee Theater (TV Series)
1955
Gunsmoke (TV Series) · as Kelliher
1955
House of Bamboo · as John (uncredited)
1955
Mister Roberts · as Stefanowski
1955
The Mickey Mouse Club (TV Series) · as 'the Adventures Of Spin And Marty' Serial
1955
The Long Gray Line · as Dwight Eisenhower
1955
Spin and Marty: The Movie · as Bill Burnett
1954
Disneyland (TV Series) · as Ben Jenkins
1954
Climax! (TV Series) · as Bill Dickey
1954
The Lineup (TV Series) · as Cast
1954
Lassie (TV Series)
1954
The Outcast · as Bert
1954
Silver Lode · as Johnson
1954
Public Defender (TV Series) · as Dan
1954
Waterfront (TV Series) · as Roy Walker
1953
1953
Island in the Sky · as Ralph Hunt, Moon's Co-Pilot
1953
Sweethearts on Parade · as Jim Riley
1953
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes · as Winslow, Olympic Team Member (uncredited)
1953
San Antone · as Dobe Frakus
1953
Niagara · as Taxi Driver
1952
Monkey Business · as Reporter (uncredited)
1951
Cattle Drive · as Train Passenger
1951
The Wild Blue Yonder · as Sgt. Shaker Schuker
1951
Warpath · as Capt. Gregson
1951
Gruen Guild Theater (TV Series) · as Cast
1950
Racket Squad (TV Series)
1950
Copper Canyon · as Lt. Ord
1950
Rio Grande · as Trooper Daniel 'sandy' Boone
1950
Ashley Banjo’s Big Town Dance (TV Series) · as John Clovis
1950
Wagon Master · as Sandy
1949
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon · as 2nd Lt. Ross Pennell
1949
The Lone Ranger (TV Series) · as Jay Thomasson
1949
Fireside Theatre (TV Series) · as Cast
1948
3 Godfathers · as William Kearney ('the Abilene Kid')
1948
Blood on the Moon · as Cowboy (uncredited)
1948
Moonrise · as Jimmy Biff
1948
Red River · as Dan Latimer
1947
Pursued · as Prentice
1946
Rolling Home · as Dobey
1921
Desperate Trails · as Young Baby (uncredited)

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