John Carradine

John Carradine

  • Born on
    • February 5th, 1906
  • Died on
    • November 27th, 1988
John Carradine (1906–1988) was an American actor, best known for his roles in horror films, Westerns, and Shakespearean theatre. Carradine's first film credit was Tol'able David. By 1933, he was being credited as John Peter Richmond. 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 The Grapes of Wrath. Other Ford films in which Carradine appeared include The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and Stagecoach. 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. He occasionally played a heroic role as in The Grapes of Wrath and he occasionally played a sympathetic role as in Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake. He was married four times, had five children, and was the patriarch of the Carradine acting family, which includes his sons Bruce Carradine, David Carradine, Keith Carradine and Robert Carradine as well as his granddaughters Martha Plimpton, Sorel Carradine and Ever Carradine.

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Acting (124 Credits)

1995Jack-O as Walter Machen
1995Bikini Drive-In as Grandfather
1989Buried Alive as Jacob Julian
1987Evil Spawn as Dr. Emil Zeitman
1986The Tomb as Andoheb
1986Monster in the Closet as Old Joe Shempter
1986Peggy Sue Got Married as Leo
1986Star Slammer as The Justice
1985Evils of the Night as Dr. Kozmar
1984The Ice Pirates as Supreme Commander
1983House of the Long Shadows as Elijah Grisbane
1983Boogeyman II as Dr. Warren (archive footage)
1982The Secret of NIMH as Great Owl (voice)
1981The Monster Club as R.Chetwynd-Hayes, Writer
1981The Nesting as Col. LeBrun
1981The Howling as Erle Kenton
1981Frankenstein Island as Dr. Frankenstein
1981Goliath Awaits as Ronald Bentley
1980The Boogey Man as Dr. Warren
1980Monstroid as Priest
1979Nocturna as Count DraculaWatch Free
1978Vampire Hookers as Richmond Reed
1978The Bees as Dr. Sigmund Hummel
1977Shock Waves as Captain
1977Satan's Cheerleaders as The Bum
1977The Sentinel as Fr. Francis Matthew Halloran
1977The White Buffalo as Amos Briggs
1976The Shootist as Hezekiah Beckum
1976The Last Tycoon as Tour guide
1974The House of Seven Corpses as Edgar Price
1973Terror in the Wax Museum as Claude Dupree
1973The Night Strangler as Llewellyn Crossbinder
1972Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask as Dr. Bernardo
1972Boxcar Bertha as H. Buckram Sartoris
1972Silent Night, Bloody Night as Charlie TowmanWatch Free
1971Will to Die as Christopher Dean
1970Horror of the Blood Monsters as Dr. RynningWatch Free
1970Bigfoot as Jasper B. HawksWatch Free
1970Crowhaven Farm as Nate Cheever
1970Myra Breckinridge as Surgeon
1969Blood of Dracula's Castle as GeorgeWatch Free
1969The Trouble with Girls as Mr. Drewcolt
1969The Good Guys and the Bad Guys as Ticker
1968The Astro-Zombies as Dr. DeMarco
1967Gallery of Horror as Narrator / Tristram Halbin
1967Hillbillys in a Haunted House as Dr. Himmel
1967Blood of Ghastly Horror as Dr. Howard Vanard
1966Billy the Kid Versus Dracula as Count Dracula, posing as James UnderhillWatch Free
1966Red Zone Cuba as Mr. Wilson
1966Munster, Go Home! as Cruikshank
1964The Patsy as Bruce Alden
1964Cheyenne Autumn as Jeff Blair
1962The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance as Maj. Cassius Starbuckle
1960Tarzan the Magnificent as Abel Banton
1960Sex Kittens Go to College as Prof. Watts
1960The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as Slave Catcher
1959The Incredible Petrified World as Prof. Millard Wyman
1959Invisible Invaders as Dr. Karol Noymann
1959Invasion of the Animal People as Narrator
1958The Last Hurrah as Amos Force
1958The Proud Rebel as Traveling SalesmanWatch Free
1957The Unearthly as Dr. Charles Conway
1957The True Story of Jesse James as Rev. Jethro BaileyWatch Free
1957The Story of Mankind as Khufu
1956The Black Sleep as Bohemund
1956Around the World in 80 Days as Proctor Stamp
1956The Ten Commandments as Aaron
1955Stranger on Horseback as Col. Buck Streeter
1955The Kentuckian as Ziby Fletcher
1955The Court Jester as Giacomo
1954Johnny Guitar as Old Tom
1954Casanova's Big Night as Foressi
1954The Egyptian as Grave Robber
1947The Private Affairs of Bel Ami as Charles Forestier
1945House of Dracula as Count DraculaWatch Free
1945Captain Kidd as Orange Povy
1945Fallen Angel as Professor Madley
1944Bluebeard as Gaston MorrellWatch Free
1944Voodoo Man as Toby
1944The Invisible Man's Revenge as Dr. Peter Drury
1944The Mummy's Ghost as Yousef Bey
1944House of Frankenstein as Dracula
1944The Adventures of Mark Twain as Bret Harte
1943Revenge of the Zombies as Dr. Max Heinrich von Altermann
1943Captive Wild Woman as Dr. Sigmund Walters
1943Hitler's Madman as Reinhardt Heydrich
1943Silver Spurs as Lucky MillerWatch Free
1942Reunion in France as Ulrich Windler
1942Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake as Caleb Green
1941Man Hunt as Mr. Jones
1941Western Union as Doc Murdoch
1941Swamp Water as Jesse Wick
1941Blood and Sand as Nacional
1940The Grapes of Wrath as Casy
1940The Return of Frank James as Bob Ford
1940Brigham Young as Porter Rockwell
1939Stagecoach as HatfieldWatch Free
1939Mr. Moto's Last Warning as Danforth / Richard Burke
1939Five Came Back as Mr. Crimp
1939Frontier Marshal as Ben Carter
1939Drums Along the Mohawk as Caldwell
1939The Hound of the Baskervilles as Barryman
1939Jesse James as Bob Ford
1939The Three Musketeers as Naveau
1938Of Human Hearts as President Lincoln
1938Alexander's Ragtime Band as Speakeasy Doorman
1938Four Men and a Prayer as General Sebastian
1937This Is My Affair as Ed
1937The Last Gangster as Casper
1937Ali Baba Goes to Town as Ishak
1937Captains Courageous as Long Jack
1937Thank You, Mr. Moto as Pereira
1937The Hurricane as Warden
1936Mary of Scotland as Rizzio
1936The Garden of Allah as Sand Diviner
1936The Prisoner of Shark Island as Sgt. Rankin
1936Dimples as Richards
1935The Bride of Frankenstein as Hunter (uncredited)
1935Les Misérables as Enjolras
1934The Black Cat as Cult Organist (uncredited)
1933Morning Glory as Dream Apparition (uncredited)
1933The Invisible Man as Informer Suggesting Ink (uncredited)
1933The Story of Temple Drake as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
1932The Sign of the Cross as Christian Martyr / Gladiator Leader / Voice in Coliseum Mob (uncredited)


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