Harry Carey, Jr.

Harry Carey, Jr.

  • Born on
    • May 16th, 1921
  • Died on
    • December 27th, 2012
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.

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Acting (58 Credits)

1997Last Stand at Saber River as James Sanford
1996The Sunchaser as Cashier
1993Tombstone as Marshal Fred White
1990Back to the Future Part III as Saloon Old Timer
1990The Exorcist III as Father KanavanWatch Free
1989Breaking In as Shoes
1988Illegally Yours as Wally Finnegan
1987The Whales of August as Joshua Brackett
1987Cherry 2000 as Snappy Tom
1986Crossroads as Bartender
1985Mask as Red
1984Gremlins as Mr. Anderson
1982Endangered Species as Dr. Emmer
1982The Shadow Riders as Pa Traven
1980The Long Riders as George Arthur
1976Nickelodeon as Dobie
1975Take a Hard Ride as Dumper
1973Cahill U.S. Marshal as Hank
1972Man of the East as Holy Joe
1971Trinity Is Still My Name as Father
1971Big Jake as Pop Dawson
1971Something Big as Joe Pickins
1970Dirty Dingus Magee as Charles Stuart
1969The Undefeated as Webster
1969Death of a Gunfighter as Reverend Cork
1968Bandolero! as Cort Hayjack
1968The Devil's Brigade as Capt. Rose
1967The Way West as Mr. McBee
1966The Rare Breed as Ed Mabry
1966Alvarez Kelly as Cpl. Peterson
1966Billy the Kid Versus Dracula as Ben DooleyWatch Free
1965Shenandoah as Jenkins - Rebel Soldier
1964Cheyenne Autumn as Trooper Smith (uncredited)
1961Two Rode Together as Ortho Clegg
1960The Great Impostor as Dr. Joseph Mornay
1959Rio Bravo as Harold
1958From Hell to Texas as Trueblood
1957The River's Edge as Chet
1957Kiss Them for Me as Chuck Roundtree (uncredited)
1956Gun the Man Down as Deputy Lee
19567th Cavalry as Cpl. Morrison
1956The Great Locomotive Chase as William Bensinger
1956The Searchers as Brad Jorgensen
1955The Long Gray Line as Dwight Eisenhower
1955Mister Roberts as Stefanowski
1954Silver Lode as Johnson
1953Island in the Sky as Ralph Hunt, Moon's co-pilot
1953Beneath the 12-Mile Reef as Griff RhysWatch Free
1953Niagara as Taxi Driver
1951Cattle Drive as Train Passenger (uncredited)
1950Wagon Master as Sandy
1950Rio Grande as Trooper Daniel 'Sandy' Boone
1950Copper Canyon as Lt. Ord
1949She Wore a Yellow Ribbon as 2nd Lt. Ross Pennell
19483 Godfathers as William Kearney ('The Abilene Kid')
1948Moonrise as Jimmy Biff
1948Red River as Dan LatimerWatch Free
1947Pursued as PrenticeWatch Free

Himself (1 Credits)

1971Directed by John Ford as Himself (uncredited)

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