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Harry Carey, Jr.

1921-05-16 Saugus, Santa Clarita, California, USA

Image of Harry Carey, Jr.


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.


Last Stand at Saber River James Sanford 1997-01-19
The Sunchaser Cashier 1996-05-29
Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone Digger Phelps 1994-07-01
The Making of 'Rio Grande' Self 1993-01-01
Tombstone Marshal Fred White 1993-12-25
John Wayne - Eine amerikanische Legende Self 1991-01-31
The Exorcist III Father Kanavan 1990-08-17
Back to the Future Part III Saloon Old Timer 1990-05-25
Bad Jim J.C. Lee 1990-04-25
Crossbow: The Movie Mutino 1989-01-01
Breaking In Shoes 1989-10-13
Illegally Yours Wally Finnegan 1988-05-13
Once Upon a Texas Train Herald Fitch 1988-10-12
The Whales of August Joshua Brackett 1987-10-14
Cherry 2000 Snappy Tom 1987-11-10
Crossroads Bartender 1986-03-14
Mask Red 1985-03-08
Gremlins Mr. Anderson 1984-06-08
UFOria George Martin 1984-07-10
Endangered Species Dr. Emmer 1982-09-10
The Shadow Riders Pa Traven 1982-09-28
The Long Riders George Arthur 1980-05-16
Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid Deputy Luke 1978-05-26
Nickelodeon Dobie 1976-12-21
Take a Hard Ride Dumper 1975-10-29
Il ritorno di Zanna Bianca John Tarwater 1974-10-25
Cahill: United States Marshall Hank 1973-07-11
E poi lo chiamarono il magnifico Holy Joe 1972-09-28
Run, Cougar, Run Barney 1972-10-18
Directed by John Ford Self (uncredited) 1971-09-06
One More Train to Rob Red 1971-02-19
Big Jake Pop Dawson 1971-05-26
Something Big Joe Pickins 1971-11-19
...continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità Father 1971-10-21
One More Time (uncredited) 1970-05-01
Dirty Dingus Magee Charles Stuart 1970-11-18
The Moonshine War Arley Stamper 1970-06-30
Death of a Gunfighter Rev. Cork 1969-05-08
Ride a Northbound Horse Yonder 1969-03-16
The Undefeated Webster 1969-10-04
Bandolero! Cort Hayjack 1968-06-01
The Devil's Brigade Capt. Rose 1968-05-15
The Ballad of Josie Mooney (as Harry Carey) 1968-02-01
The Way West Mr. McBee 1967-05-24
Cyborg 2087 Jay C 1966-10-01
Alvarez Kelly Cpl. Peterson 1966-10-06
Billy the Kid Versus Dracula Ben Dooley 1966-04-10
The Rare Breed Ed Mabry 1966-02-02
Shenandoah Jenkins - Rebel Soldier 1965-06-03
Taggart 1965-02-01
Cheyenne Autumn Trooper Smith (uncredited) 1964-10-15
The Raiders Jellicoe 1963-12-01
A Public Affair Bill Martin 1962-03-03
Flashing Spikes Man in the Dugout 1962-10-04
Two Rode Together Ortho Clegg 1961-07-26
The Great Impostor Dr. Joseph Mornay 1960-12-23
Noose for a Gunman Jim Ferguson 1960-05-01
Rio Bravo Harold 1959-03-18
Escort West Trooper Travis 1959-01-23
Gundown at Sandoval 1959-01-01
The River's Edge Chet 1957-04-11
Kiss Them for Me Chuck Roundtree (uncredited) 1957-12-10
The Searchers Brad Jorgensen 1956-05-16
7th Cavalry Cpl. Morrison 1956-12-01
Gun the Man Down Deputy Lee 1956-11-15
The Great Locomotive Chase William Bensinger 1956-06-08
Mister Roberts Stefanowski 1955-07-10
House of Bamboo John (uncredited) 1955-07-01
The Long Gray Line Dwight Eisenhower 1955-02-09
Silver Lode Johnson 1954-07-23
The Outcast Bert 1954-08-15
The Studebaker Story Clem Studebaker 1953-01-01
Sweethearts on Parade Jim Riley 1953-07-15
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Winslow, Olympic Team Member (uncredited) 1953-07-14
Niagara Taxi Driver 1953-01-26
Island in the Sky Ralph Hunt, Moon's co-pilot 1953-09-05
San Antone Dobe Frakus 1953-02-15
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef Griff Rhys 1953-12-02
Monkey Business Reporter (uncredited) 1952-09-03
Warpath Capt. Gregson 1951-11-22
The Wild Blue Yonder Sgt. Shaker Schuker 1951-12-05
Copper Canyon Lt. Ord 1950-11-15
Rio Grande Trooper Daniel 'Sandy' Boone 1950-11-15
Wagon Master Sandy 1950-04-22
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 2nd Lt. Ross Pennell 1949-10-22
Red River Dan Latimer 1948-08-26
Blood on the Moon Cowboy (uncredited) 1948-11-11
Moonrise Jimmy Biff 1948-10-01
3 Godfathers William Kearney ('The Abilene Kid') 1948-12-31
Pursued Prentice 1947-03-02
Rolling Home Dobey 1946-11-01
Desperate Trails Young Baby (uncredited) 1921-06-11