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Jeff Chandler (I) (1918–1961)


Jeff was born in Brooklyn and attended Erasmus High School. After high school, he took a drama course and worked in stock companies for two years. His next role would be that of an officer in World War II. After he was discharged from the service, he became busy acting in radio drama's and comedies until he was signed by Universal. It would be in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow Cochise
(1950)
Merrill's Marauders
Merrill's Marauders Brig. Gen. Frank D. Merrill
(1962)
Away All Boats
Away All Boats Capt. Jebediah S. Hawks
(1956)
The Plunderers
The Plunderers Sam Christy
(1960)

Filmography

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 1962 Merrill's Marauders
Brig. Gen. Frank D. Merrill
 1961 Return to Peyton Place
Lewis Jackman
 1960 The Plunderers
Sam Christy
 1959 The Jayhawkers!
Luke Darcy
 1959 Ten Seconds to Hell
Karl Wirtz
 1959 Thunder in the Sun
Lon Bennett
 1959 A Stranger in My Arms
Major Pike Yarnell
 1958 Raw Wind in Eden
Mark Moore / Scott Moorehouse
 1958 The Lady Takes a Flyer
Mike Dandridge
 1957/I Man in the Shadow
Ben Sadler
 1957 Jeanne Eagels
Sal Satori
 1957 The Tattered Dress
James Gordon Blane
 1957 Drango
Major Clint Drango
 1956 Pillars of the Sky
First Sgt. Emmett Bell
 1956 Away All Boats
Capt. Jebediah S. Hawks
 1956 The Toy Tiger
Rick Todd
 1955 The Spoilers
Roy Glennister
 1955 The Nat 'King' Cole Musical Story (Short)
Narrator
 1955 Female on the Beach
Drummond Hall
 1955 Foxfire
Jonathan Dartland
 1955 Six Bridges to Cross
Narrator
 1954 Sign of the Pagan
Marcian
 1954 Yankee Pasha
Jason Starbuck
 1954 Taza, Son of Cochise
Cochise (uncredited)
 1953 War Arrow
Major Howell Brady
 1953 East of Sumatra
Duke Mullane
 1953 The Great Sioux Uprising
Jonathan Westgate
 1953 Girls in the Night
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1952 Because of You
Steve Kimberly
 1952 Yankee Buccaneer
Cmdr. David Porter
 1952 Son of Ali Baba
Opening Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1952 Red Ball Express
Lt. Chick Campbell
 1952 The Battle at Apache Pass
Cochise
 1951 Meet Danny Wilson
Jeff Chandler - Nightclub Patron (cameo appearance) (uncredited)
 1951 Flame of Araby
Tamerlane
 1951 Iron Man
Coke Mason
 1951 Smuggler's Island
Steve Kent
 1951 Bird of Paradise
Tenga
 1951 Double Crossbones
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1950 Deported
Vic Smith
 1950 Two Flags West
Maj. Henry Kenniston
 1950 Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1950 The Desert Hawk
Opening Off-Screen Narrator (uncredited)
 1950 Broken Arrow
Cochise
 1949 Abandoned
Chief McRae
 1949 Sword in the Desert
Asvan Kurta
 1949 Mr. Belvedere Goes to College
Police Officer #66 (uncredited)
 1947 Roses Are Red
John Jones aka The Knuckle
 1947 The Invisible Wall
Al Conway
 1947 Johnny O'Clock
Turk (uncredited)
 1945 Thrill of a Romance
Singer (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Sang the "Star Spangled Banner" before the 4th game of the World Series in Cleveland. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ira Grossel

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[To columnist Sheilah Graham about his role in Jeanne Eagels (1957)] I thought that for once I could keep my shirt on and not have to shave my chest. But today, for a man to be a hit on the screen, he has to take his shirt off.

Trivia:

When his friend Sammy Davis Jr. lost an eye in an accident and was in danger of losing the other, Chandler offered to give Davis one of his own eyes. See more »

Trademark:

Often starred in westerns, usually as a Native American Indian See more »

Nickname:

Big Gray

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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