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Overview (5)

Date of Birth 10 August 1913New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 1 November 1994Tehachapi, California, USA  (cerebral thrombosis)
Birth NameNoah Lindsey Beery
Nickname Pidge
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Familiar and well-liked character actor of very different persona than either his father, Noah Beery, or his uncle, Wallace Beery. He attended Harvard Military Academy but managed to make a number of appearances on film and on stage with his father before adulthood. At age 19, he began playing amiable second leads and occasional leading roles, primarily in westerns, before settling into what would be the pattern for much of his career: good-natured supporting roles, usually as a pal of the hero. He kept going in such parts into his late 70s, transforming slowly into warm (or, rarely, curmudgeonly) rustic sages. In later years, he achieved great renown as the father of the James Garner character on TV's The Rockford Files (1974). He married the daughter of cowboy star Buck Jones. Their son Bucklind Beery is an actor. They also had two daughters, Muffett and Melissa. Beery died in 1994 at the age of 81.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Spouse (2)

Lisa Thorman (9 April 1968 - 1 November 1994) (his death)
Maxine Jones (30 March 1940 - 19 November 1965) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (6)

Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford, Beery's character on The Rockford Files (1974), was ranked #45 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].
Was only 15 years older than James Garner when he played his father on The Rockford Files (1974).
Once said his favorite of his own movies was Red River (1948).
Despite the use of "Jr." and "Sr." to distinguish father and son actors, neither Noah Beery nor Noah Beery Jr., nor their father and grandfather, respectively, had the same middle name. The three generations were: policeman Noah Webster Beery, father of actor Noah Nicholas Beery, and grandfather of actor Noah Lindsey Beery.
Best known by the public for his role as Joseph "Rocky" Rockford on The Rockford Files (1974).
Was the second actor to play the father of the character 'Jim Rockford' in the series "The Rockford Files." Another actor, Robert Donley, played Jim's father in the pilot for the series.

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