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John Carradine (1906–1988)


John Carradine, the son of a reporter/artist and a surgeon, grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York. He attended Christ Church School and Graphic Art School, studying sculpture, and afterward roamed the South selling sketches. He made his acting debut in "Camille" in a New Orleans theatre in 1925. Arriving in Los Angeles in 1927, he worked in local ... See full bio »

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 1990 Buried Alive
Jacob
 1986 Monster in the Closet
Old Joe Shempter
 1986 The Tomb
Mr. Andoheb
 1986 Revenge (Video)
Sen. Martin Bradford
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Prof. Alex Stottel (segment "Still Life")
- Still Life/The Little People of Killany Woods/The Misfortune Cookie (1986) ... Prof. Alex Stottel (segment "Still Life")
 1986 Prison Ship
The Justice
 1985 Fame (TV Series)
Danny Amatullo
 1985 Evils of the Night
Dr. Kozmar
 1984 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Preston Deauville
- October the 31st (1984) ... Preston Deauville
 1984 The Ice Pirates
Supreme Commander
 1984 Young People's Specials (TV Series)
Umbrella Jack
- Umbrella Jack (1984) ... Umbrella Jack
 1983 Antony and Cleopatra (TV Movie)
Soothsayer
 1983 A Rose for Emily (Short)
Col. Sartoris
 1983 House of the Long Shadows
Lord Elijah Grisbane
 1982 The Secret of NIMH
Great Owl (voice)
 1982 Satan's Mistress
Father Stratten
 1982 Klynham Summer
Hubert Salter
 1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Mortician
- Daddy's Little Girl/The Whistle (1982) ... Mortician
 1982 The Vals
Mr. Stanton (Head of the Orphanage)
 1981 Goliath Awaits (TV Movie)
Ronald Bentley
 1981 The Nesting
Colonel LeBrun
 1981 CBS Library (TV Series)
Narrator - The Reluctant Dragon
- Misunderstood Monsters (1981) ... Narrator - The Reluctant Dragon
 1981 The Monster Club
R.Chetwynd-Hayes - Writer
 1981 The Reluctant Dragon (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1980 Monster
Priest
 1980 The Long Riders (scenes deleted)
 1979 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series)
Chief Justice Hamilton
- Target for Terror (1979) ... Chief Justice Hamilton
 1979 Americathon
Uncle Sam (scenes deleted)
 1979 The Seekers (TV Movie)
Avery Mills
 1979 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Transylvanian Caretaker
- A Coffin with a View (1979) ... Transylvanian Caretaker
 1978 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Gault
- Gault's Brain (1978) ... Gault
 1978 Flying High (TV Series)
Eston
- In the Still of the Night (1978) ... Eston
 1978 The Bees
Dr. Sigmund Hummel
 1978 Vega$ (TV Series)
Mr. Goody
 1978 Vampire Hookers
Richmond Reed
 1978 Missile X: The Neutron Bomb Incident
Professor Nikolaeff
 1978 Sunset Cove
Judge Harley Winslow
 1978 Doctor Dracula
Radcliff
 1978 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
The Professor
- The Action (1978) ... The Professor
 1977 The Lady and the Lynchings (TV Movie)
 1977 Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. (TV Movie)
Grampa
 1977 Golden Rendezvous
Fairweather
 1977 The Mouse and His Child
The Tramp (voice)
 1977 Shock Waves
Captain Ben Morris
 1977 Satan's Cheerleaders
The Bum
 1977 The White Buffalo
Amos Briggs (Undertaker)
 1977 McCloud (TV Series)
Loren Belasco
- McCloud Meets Dracula (1977) ... Loren Belasco
 1977 Tail Gunner Joe (TV Movie)
Wisconsin Farmer
 1977 The Sentinel
Father Halliran
 1977 Crash!
Dr. Welsey Edwards
 1976 The Last Tycoon
Tour Guide
 1976 The Killer Inside Me
Dr. Jason Smith
 1976 Captains and the Kings (TV Mini-Series)
Father Hale
- Chapter I (1976) ... Father Hale
 1976 Death at Love House (TV Movie)
Conan Carroll
 1976 The Shootist
Beckum
 1975 The Rookies (TV Series)
The Voice
- The Voice of Thunder (1975) ... The Voice (voice)
 1975 Far Out Space Nuts (TV Series)
Ruler
- Crystallitis (1975) ... Ruler
 1975 Mobile One (TV Series)
- The Informant (1975)
 1975 Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary
The Man
 1975 Stowaway to the Moon (TV Movie)
Jacob Avril
 1974 Emergency! (TV Series)
Jonas Larson
- Daisy's Pick Blind Date (1974) ... Jonas Larson
 1974 Moonchild
Mr. Walker
 1974 The Cowboys (TV Series)
Oscar Schmidt
- Many a Good Horse Died (1974) ... Oscar Schmidt
 1974 The House of Seven Corpses
Edgar Price
 1973 The Cat Creature (TV Movie)
The Hotel Clerk
 1973 Shadow House (Short)
Uncle
 1973 Superchick
Igor Smith
 1973 Bad Charleston Charlie
Reporter, Fritz Frugal
 1973 Terror in the Wax Museum
Claude Dupree
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Old George Pomerantz (segment "Love and the Anniversary")
- Love and the Anniversary/Love and the Playwright/Love and the Trampled Passion (1973) ... Old George Pomerantz (segment "Love and the Anniversary")
 1973 The Night Strangler (TV Movie)
Llewellyn Crossbinder
 1972 Silent Night, Bloody Night
Charlie Towman
 1972 Richard
Plastic Surgeon
 1972 Portnoy's Complaint
Judge (voice, uncredited)
 1972 Boxcar Bertha
H. Buckram Sartoris
 1972 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Isaiah Witt, 'The Creeper'
- Gentle Oaks (1971) ... Isaiah Witt, 'The Creeper'
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Mr. Hawkins (segment "Big Surprise")
- The Diary/A Matter of Semantics/Big Surprise/Professor Peabody's Last Lecture (1971) ... Mr. Hawkins (segment "Big Surprise")
 1971 Decisions! Decisions! (TV Movie)
Railroad ticket clerk
 1971 The Seven Minutes
Sean O'Flanagan
 1971 The Gatling Gun
Rev. Harper
 1971 Legacy of Blood
Christopher Dean
 1971 Cain's Cutthroats
Preacher Simms
 1971 Honey Britches
The Judge of Hell (uncredited)
 1970 Blood of the Iron Maiden
Dr. Goolie
 1970 Crowhaven Farm (TV Movie)
Nate Cheever
 1970 Bigfoot
Jasper B. Hawks
 1970 The McMasters
Preacher
 1970 Myra Breckinridge
Surgeon
 1970 Five Bloody Graves
Boone Hawkins
 1970 Horror of the Blood Monsters
Dr. Rynning
 1970 Hell's Bloody Devils
Pet Shop Owner
 1969 Daughter of the Mind (TV Movie)
Mr. Bosch
 1961-1969 Bonanza (TV Series)
Preacher Dillard / Jedediah Milbank
- Springtime (1961) ... Jedediah Milbank
 1969 Madame Death
Dr. Favel
 1969 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Egor Crull
- Comeback (1969) ... Egor Crull
 1969 Enigma de muerte
Mad Doctor / Nazi Leader
 1969 The Trouble with Girls
Mr. Drewcolt
 1969 The Vampires
Count Branos Alucard
 1969 Blood of Dracula's Castle
George, the butler
 1969 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Elias Brown
- Town of No Exit (1969) ... Elias Brown
 1969 Diabolical Pact
Dr. Halback
 1968 The Astro-Zombies
Dr. DeMarco
 1968 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Zack Pike
- The Witness (1968) ... Zack Pike
 1968 Antologia del miedo (Short)
 1967 Fiend with the Electronic Brain
Dr. Howard Vanard
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Dr. Leonard Zeber
- Hondo and the Judas (1967) ... Dr. Leonard Zeber
 1967 The Hostage
Otis Lovelace
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Old Man
 1967 Hillbillys in a Haunted House
Dr. Himmel
 1967 Lost in Space (TV Series)
Arcon
- The Galaxy Gift (1967) ... Arcon
 1967 The Green Hornet (TV Series)
James Rancourt / The Scarf
- Alias the Scarf (1967) ... James Rancourt / The Scarf
 1967 Gallery of Horror
Narrator / Tristram Halbin
 1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Prof. Boris Budge
- The Montori Device Affair (1966) ... Prof. Boris Budge
 1966 Munster, Go Home!
Cruikshank
 1966 Billy the Kid Versus Dracula
Count Dracula / posing as James Underhill
 1966 Laredo (TV Series)
Prof. Paracelsus Smythe
- Sound of Terror (1966) ... Prof. Paracelsus Smythe
 1966 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
Noah
- As Far as the Sea (1966) ... Noah
 1965-1966 The Munsters (TV Series)
Mr. Gateman
- The Musician (1966) ... Mr. Gateman
 1966 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Marvin Bagby / Marvo the Magnificent
- The Great Jethro (1966) ... Marvin Bagby / Marvo the Magnificent
 1965 House of the Black Death
Andre Desard
 1965 The Wizard of Mars
The Wizard of Mars
 1965 Curse of the Stone Hand
The Old Drunk
 1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Gavin Revere
- Death Scene (1965) ... Gavin Revere
 1964/I Genesis
Narrator
 1964 Cheyenne Autumn
Jeff Blair
 1964 The Patsy
Bruce Alden
 1964 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Professor Guzman
- Lucy Goes to Art Class (1964) ... Professor Guzman
 1962 Lawman (TV Series)
Geoffrey Hendon
- The Actor (1962) ... Geoffrey Hendon
 1956-1962 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Abdul Kashmir / Dr. Prager / Slim Jim / ...
- Appleby's Bearded Boarder (1962) ... Abdul Kashmir
- The Great Brain Robbery (1961) ... Dr. Prager
- Deadeye and Slim Jim (1959) ... Slim Jim
- Clem and the Satellite (1958) ... Dr. Offenbecker
- The Kadiddlehopper Mural or Clem the Artist (1958) ... Gregory Grumbucker
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Jason Longfellow / Jed Carta
- The Remarkable Mrs. Hawk (1961) ... Jason Longfellow
- Masquerade (1961) ... Jed Carta
 1961 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
The Stranger
- Miracle at Boot Hill (1961) ... The Stranger
 1961 Maverick (TV Series)
Judge Reese
- Red Dog (1961) ... Judge Reese
 1958-1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Park Cleatus / Doc Lockridge
- The Colter Craven Story (1960) ... Park Cleatus
- The Dora Gray Story (1958) ... Doc Lockridge
 1960 Harrigan and Son (TV Series)
Nippy
- A Matter of Dignity (1960) ... Nippy
 1959-1960 The Rebel (TV Series)
Elmer Dodson
- The Bequest (1960) ... Elmer Dodson
- Johnny Yuma (1959) ... Elmer Dodson
 1960 Sex Kittens Go to College
Prof. Watts
 1960 Tarzan the Magnificent
Abel Banton
 1960 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Slave Catcher
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series)
Caleb Nash
- The Reckoning (1960) ... Caleb Nash
 1960 Lock Up (TV Series)
James Carew
- Poker Club (1960) ... James Carew
 1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Amos McKenna
- Tolliver Bender (1960) ... Amos McKenna
 1959 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
The Rain Man
- The Rain Man (1959) ... The Rain Man
 1959 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Don Ignacio Vasquez
- The Fugitive (1959) ... Don Ignacio Vasquez
 1959 The Oregon Trail
Zachariah Garrison
 1955-1959 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Kader / Ephraim Hunt
- Target (1959) ... Kader
- Reed Survives (1955) ... Ephraim Hunt
 1959 Invasion of the Animal People
Narrator (English version, voice)
 1959 Man Without a Gun (TV Series)
The Devil
- Devil's Acres (1959) ... The Devil (uncredited)
 1959 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Sheriff Benz
- The Man from Brewster (1959) ... Sheriff Benz
 1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Karl Miller
- The Karl Miller Story (1959) ... Karl Miller
 1959 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Sheriff Vince Morgan
- The Tumbleweed Wagon (1959) ... Sheriff Vince Morgan
 1959 The Cosmic Man
Cosmic Man
 1959 The Rough Riders (TV Series)
Alexander Sugrue
- The End of Nowhere (1959) ... Alexander Sugrue
 1959 Rescue 8 (TV Series)
Craig Wilde
- Flash Flood (1959) ... Craig Wilde
 1959 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Jared Tucker
- Child of Fear (1959) ... Jared Tucker
 1958 Half Human
Dr. John Rayburn
 1958 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Mathew McDavitt
- Devil to Pay (1958) ... Mathew McDavitt
 1958 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Roderick Delaquois
- All Our Yesterdays (1958) ... Roderick Delaquois
 1958 The Last Hurrah
Amos Force
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Father Bartolome
- The Statue of San Sebastian (1958) ... Father Bartolome
 1958 The Proud Rebel
Traveling Salesman
 1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Archibald Plunkette / Archie Plunker
- More Than Kin (1958) ... Archibald Plunkette / Archie Plunker
 1958 Showdown at Boot Hill
Doc Weber
 1958 The Lineup (TV Series)
Deacon Whitehall
- The Deacon Whitehall Case (1958) ... Deacon Whitehall
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
Raphael
- A Touch of Evil (1958) ... Raphael
 1957 The Incredible Petrified World
Prof. Millard Wyman
 1957 Hell Ship Mutiny
Malone
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Kurt Wolfgang Muller / Charlie Brown
- Novel Appeal (1957) ... Kurt Wolfgang Muller / Charlie Brown
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Mr. Wadleigh
- Please Report Any Odd Characters (1957) ... Mr. Wadleigh
 1957 Navy Log (TV Series)
Narrator / Francis Carpenter
- The Ballad of Big E (1957) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Star (1957) ... Francis Carpenter
 1957 The Unearthly
Dr. Charles Conway
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Switch Station (1957)
 1957 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Delos Gerrard
- Decision at Gunsight (1957) ... Delos Gerrard
 1957 The O. Henry Playhouse (TV Series)
- Two Renegades (1957)
 1957 The True Story of Jesse James
Rev. Jethro Bailey
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Felix the Great
- Snowshoes: A Comedy of People and Horses (1957) ... Felix the Great
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
Colonel Proctor -San Francisco Politico
 1956 Sneak Preview (TV Series)
 1956 Female Jungle
Claude Almstead
 1956 The Black Sleep
Borg - aka Bohemond
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Uncle John
- The Rarest Stamp (1956) ... Uncle John
 1956 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Willis Cooper
- Miracle Jones (1956) ... Willis Cooper
 1956 My Friend Flicka (TV Series)
Matt Barnes / Mathew Jay Breckinridge
- The Cameraman (1956) ... Matt Barnes / Mathew Jay Breckinridge
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Frank Deasy
- Deadlock (1956) ... Frank Deasy
 1956 Hidden Guns
Snipe Harding
 1955-1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Colonel Archer / The Duke / John Evan
- The Hanging Judge (1956) ... Colonel Archer
 1956 Dark Venture
Gideon
 1955 The Court Jester
Giacomo
 1955 Desert Sands
Jala the Wine Merchant
 1955 The Kentuckian
Fletcher
 1955 Stranger on Horseback
Col. Buck Streeter
 1954 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Sir Rodney Brentwood
- The Gorilla of Owl Hoot Mesa (1954) ... Sir Rodney Brentwood
 1954 Thunder Pass
Bergstrom
 1954 The Egyptian
Grave Robber
 1954 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series)
Cameron Whitfield
- An Evening with Hamlet (1954) ... Cameron Whitfield
 1954 Casanova's Big Night
Foressi
 1953 Suspense (TV Series)
 1953 The Kate Smith Hour (TV Series)
Hyder Simpson
- The Hound of Heaven (1953) ... Hyder Simpson
 1952 The Adventures of Fu Manchu: The Zayat Kiss (TV Movie)
Dr. Fu Manchu
 1950-1952 Lights Out (TV Series)
Crofton
- The Meddlers (1951) ... Crofton
 1952 My Friend Irma (TV Series)
Mr. Corday (1953-1954)
 1952 Thunderbolt the Wondercolt (TV Series)
Thundercolt (voice)
 1950-1951 The Web (TV Series)
- Golden Secret (1951)
- Stone Cold Dead (1950)
 1951 Sure As Fate (TV Series)
Macbeth
- Macbeth (1951) ... Macbeth
 1948-1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
 1949 'C'-Man
Doc Spencer
 1949 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Murderer / Malvolio
- Macbeth (1949) ... Murderer
- Twelfth Night (1949) ... Malvolio
 1945 Captain Kidd
Orange Povey
 1945 It's in the Bag!
Jefferson T. Pike
 1944 House of Frankenstein
Dracula / Baron Latos
 1944 Alaska
John Reagan
 1944 Barbary Coast Gent
Duke Cleat
 1944 Return of the Ape Man
Prof. John Gilmore
 1944 The Invisible Man's Revenge
Doctor Drury
 1944 The Black Parachute
General von Bodenbach
 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain
Bret Harte
 1944 Voodoo Man
Toby
 1943 Gangway for Tomorrow
Mr. Wellington
 1943 Revenge of the Zombies
Dr. Max Heinrich von Aldermann
 1943 Silver Spurs
Lucky Miller
 1943 I Escaped from the Gestapo
Martin, Gestapo Agent
 1942 Reunion in France
Ulrich Windler
 1942 Northwest Rangers
Martin Caswell
 1942 Whispering Ghosts
Norbert (Long Jack)
 1941 Swamp Water
Jesse Wick
 1941 Man Hunt
Mr. Jones
 1941 Western Union
Doc Murdoch
 1940 Chad Hanna
B.D. Bisbee
 1939 Drums Along the Mohawk
Caldwell
 1939 Frontier Marshal
Ben Carter
 1939 Five Came Back
Mr. Crimp
 1939 Captain Fury
Coughy
 1939 The Three Musketeers
Naveau
 1939 Mr. Moto's Last Warning
Danforth / Richard Burke
 1938 Submarine Patrol
McAllison
 1938 Gateway
Leader of Refugees
 1938 I'll Give a Million
Kopelpeck
 1938 Kidnapped
Gordon
 1938 Alexander's Ragtime Band
Taxi Driver
 1938 Kentucky Moonshine
Reef Hatfield
 1938 Four Men and a Prayer
General Adolfo Arturios Gregario Sebastian
 1938 International Settlement
Murdock
 1937 Thank You, Mr. Moto
Pereira
 1937 The Hurricane
Warden
 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town
Ishak
 1937 Danger - Love at Work
Herbert Pemberton
 1937 Love Under Fire
Capt. Delmar
 1937 This Is My Affair
Ed
 1937 Nancy Steele Is Missing!
Harry Wilkins
 1936 Laughing at Trouble
Deputy Sheriff Alec Brady
 1936 Winterset
Bartolomio Romagna
 1936 Dimples
Richards
 1936 Ramona
Jim Farrar
 1936 Half Angel
Voice of Sanatorium Inmate (uncredited)
 1936 Under Two Flags
Cafard
 1936 A Message to Garcia
President William McKinley (voice, uncredited)
 1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island
Sgt. Rankin
 1936 Anything Goes
Bearded Ballet Master (uncredited)
 1935 The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
Despondent Casino Gambler (uncredited)
 1935 Bad Boy
Angry Saxophone Player - Tenant (uncredited)
 1935 The Crusades
Leopold of Austria / A French King / A Wise Man (uncredited)
 1935 She Gets Her Man
Lunchroom customer (uncredited)
 1935 Alias Mary Dow
Griffe (uncredited)
 1935 The Bride of Frankenstein
Hunter at Hermit's Cottage (uncredited)
 1935 Cardinal Richelieu
Agitator
 1935 Transient Lady
Ren Baxter (uncredited)
 1935 Clive of India
Drunken-Faced Clerk (uncredited)
 1934 Cleopatra
Roman Citizen / Party Guest / Soldier (voice, uncredited)
 1934 The Black Cat
Cult Organist (uncredited)
 1934 The Meanest Gal in Town
Stranded Actor (uncredited)
 1933 The Invisible Man
Villager Suggesting Ink (uncredited)
 1933 To the Last Man
Pete Garon (uncredited)
 1933 This Day and Age
Assistant Principal Abernathy (as John Peter Richmond)
 1933 Morning Glory
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1933 The Story of Temple Drake
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1932 The Sign of the Cross
Christian Martyr / Gladiator Leader / Voice in Coliseum Mob (uncredited)
 1932 Forgotten Commandments
First Orator (uncredited)
 1931 Heaven on Earth
Chicken Sam (as Peter Richmond)
 1930 Tol'able David
Buzzard Hatburn (as Peter Richmond)
 1930 Bright Lights
Newspaper Photographer (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (31 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (41 credits)

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Other Works:

(2/20/42) Radio: "Information Please"; guest star See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

John Peter Richmond | Peter Richmond

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Directors never direct me. They just turn me loose. See more »

Trivia:

Carradine hitchhiked to California earning his way as a quick sketch artist. See more »

Trademark:

Deep baritone voice

Nickname:

The Bard of Boulevard See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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