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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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 1995 Jack-O
Walter Machen
 1990 Buried Alive
Jacob Julian
 1986 Monster in the Closet
Old Joe Shempter
 1986 The Tomb
Mr. Andoheb
 1986 Prison Ship
The Justice
 1985 Evils of the Night
Dr. Kozmar
 1984 The Ice Pirates
Supreme Commander
 1983 The Vals
Mr. Stanton - Head of the Orphanage
 1982 The Secret of NIMH
Great Owl (voice)
 1982 Satan's Mistress
Father Stratten
 1982 Klynham Summer
Hubert Salter
 1982 Aladdin and the Magic Lamp
The Wizard (English version, voice)
 1981 The Nesting
Col. LeBrun
 1981 The Monster Club
R.Chetwynd-Hayes - Writer
 1980 Monster
 1980 The Long Riders (scenes deleted)
 1979 Americathon
Uncle Sam (scenes deleted)
 1978 The Bees
Dr. Sigmund Hummel
 1978 Vampire Hookers
Richmond Reed
 1978 Missile X: The Neutron Bomb Incident
Professor Nikolaeff
 1978 Sunset Cove
Judge Harley Winslow
 1978 Doctor Dracula
 1977 Golden Rendezvous
 1977 Shock Waves
Captain Ben Morris
 1977 The Mouse and His Child
The Tramp (voice)
 1977 Satan's Cheerleaders
The Bum
 1977 The White Buffalo
Amos Briggs (Undertaker)
 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 The Shootist
 1975 Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary
The Man
 1974 Moonchild
Mr. Walker
 1974 The House of Seven Corpses
Edgar Price
 1973 Superchick
Igor Smith
 1973 Bad Charleston Charlie
Fritz Frugal - Reporter
 1973 Terror in the Wax Museum
Claude Dupree
 1972 Silent Night, Bloody Night
Charlie Towman
 1972 Richard
Plastic Surgeon
 1972 Portnoy's Complaint
Judge (voice, uncredited)
 1972 Boxcar Bertha
H. Buckram Sartoris
 1971 The Seven Minutes
Sean O'Flanagan
 1971 The Gatling Gun
Rev. Harper
 1971 Will to Die
Christopher Dean
 1971 Honey Britches
The Judge of Hell (uncredited)
 1970 Bigfoot
Jasper B. Hawks
 1970 The McMasters
 1970 Myra Breckinridge
 1970 Blood of the Iron Maiden
Dr. Goolie
 1970 Horror of the Blood Monsters
Dr. Rynning
 1970 Cain's Way
Preacher Simms
 1970 Hell's Bloody Devils
Pet Shop Owner
 1969 Madame Death
Dr. Favel
 1969 Enigma de muerte
Mad Doctor / Nazi Leader
 1969 Five Bloody Graves
Boone Hawkins
 1969 The Vampires
Count Branos Alucard
 1969 Blood of Dracula's Castle
George - the butler
 1969 The Trouble with Girls
Mr. Drewcolt
 1969 Diabolical Pact
Dr. Halback
 1968 The Astro-Zombies
Dr. DeMarco
 1968 The Helicopter Spies
Third-Way Priest
 1967 Psycho à Go-Go
Dr. Howard Vanard
 1967 The Hostage
Otis Lovelace
 1967 Hillbillys in a Haunted House
Dr. Himmil
 1967 Gallery of Horror
Narrator / Tristram Halbin
 1966 Munster, Go Home!
 1966 Billy the Kid Versus Dracula
Count Dracula / posing as James Underhill
 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
 1964/I Genesis
 1964 Cheyenne Autumn
Jeff Blair
 1964 The Patsy
Bruce Alden
 1960 Sex Kittens Go to College
Prof. Watts
 1960 Tarzan the Magnificent
Abel Banton
 1960 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Slave Catcher
 1959 The Oregon Trail
Zachariah Garrison
 1959 Invasion of the Animal People
Narrator (English version, voice)
 1959 The Cosmic Man
Cosmic Man
 1958 Half Human
Dr. John Rayburn
 1958 The Last Hurrah
Amos Force
 1958 The Proud Rebel
Traveling Salesman
 1958 Showdown at Boot Hill
Doc Weber
 1957 The Incredible Petrified World
Prof. Millard Wyman
 1957 Hell Ship Mutiny
 1957 The Unearthly
Dr. Charles Conway
 1957 The True Story of Jesse James
Rev. Jethro Bailey
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
Colonel Proctor Stamp - San Francisco Politico
 1956 Female Jungle
Claude Almstead
 1956 The Black Sleep
Borg - aka Bohemond
 1956 Hidden Guns
Snipe Harding
 1956 Dark Venture
 1955 The Court Jester
 1955 Desert Sands
Jala the Wine Merchant
 1955 The Kentuckian
 1955 Stranger on Horseback
Col. Buck Streeter
 1954 Thunder Pass
 1954 The Egyptian
Grave Robber
 1954 Casanova's Big Night
 1945 Captain Kidd
Orange Povey
 1945 It's in the Bag!
Jefferson T. Pike
 1944 Alaska
John Reagan
 1944 Barbary Coast Gent
Duke Cleat
 1944 The Invisible Man's Revenge
Doctor Peter Drury
 1944 The Black Parachute
General von Bodenbach
 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain
Bret Harte
 1944 Voodoo Man
 1943 Gangway for Tomorrow
Mr. Wellington
 1943 Revenge of the Zombies
Dr. Max Heinrich Von Altermann
 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
 1939 Frontier Marshal
Ben Carter
 1939 Five Came Back
Mr. Crimp
 1939 Captain Fury
Coughy / Roger Bradford
 1939 The Three Musketeers
 1939 Mr. Moto's Last Warning
Danforth / Richard Burke
 1938 Submarine Patrol
 1938 Gateway
Leader of Refugees
 1938 I'll Give a Million
 1938 Kidnapped
 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
 1937 Thank You, Mr. Moto
 1937 The Hurricane
 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town
Ishak / Broderick
 1937 Danger - Love at Work
Herbert Pemberton
 1937 Love Under Fire
Capt. Delmar
 1937 This Is My Affair
 1937 Nancy Steele Is Missing!
Harry Wilkins
 1936 Laughing at Trouble
Deputy Sheriff Alec Brady
 1936 Winterset
Bartolomio Romagna
 1936 Dimples
 1936 Ramona
Jim Farrar
 1936 Half Angel
Sanatorium Inmate (voice, uncredited)
 1936 Under Two Flags
Cafard (scenes deleted)
 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 - Duke of Austria / A French King / A Wise Man (uncredited)
 1935 She Gets Her Man
Lunchroom customer (uncredited)
 1935 Alias Mary Dow
Griffe - Nightclub Drunk (uncredited)
 1935 Bride of Frankenstein
Hunter at Hermit's Cottage (uncredited)
 1935 Cardinal Richelieu
 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
Informer 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
Dream Apparition (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
Telegraph Newspaper Photographer (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "The Cardinal") in "The Duchess of Malfi" on Broadway. Tragedy. 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


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[on Bela Lugosi] Oh, he was a charming man. He always had a bucket of red wine on the set which he pulled out gracefully all day long. He never forgot his line... he never lost his affability. He was a very affable man. See more »


Claimed near the end of his life to have appeared in more movies than any other actor, surpassing the record set by Donald Crisp, the Oscar-winning actor and director who had started in silent movies and had appeared in numerous one- and two-reel films, many of them lost. The title for actor who appeared in most films likely is a contest between Carradine (more than 300 films) and Crisp (at least... See more »


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