STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,283 this week

John Garfield (I) (1913–1952)


John Garfield was born Jacob Julius Garfinkle on the Lower East Side of New York City, to Hannah Basia (Margolis) and David Garfinkle, who were Jewish immigrants from Zhytomyr (now in Urkaine). Jules was raised by his father, a clothes presser and part-time cantor, after his mother's death in 1920, when he was 7. He was sent to a special school for... See full bio »

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: Chris Meloni

Chris Meloni joined us for a Live Twitter Chat on October 20th, to talk about his upcoming film White Bird in a Blizzard opening in limited theaters this week and is available right now on Amazon Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 people
created 26 Nov 2010
 
list image
a list of 45 people
created 28 Mar 2011
 
a list of 30 people
created 13 Sep 2011
 
a list of 25 people
created 25 Nov 2011
 
a list of 30 people
created 9 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of John Garfield.

User Polls

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (34 credits)
 1951 He Ran All the Way
Nick Robey
 1950 Under My Skin
Dan Butler
 1949 We Were Strangers
Anthony L. 'Tony' Fenner
 1949 Jigsaw
Loafer with Newspaper (cameo appearance) (uncredited)
 1948 Anni difficili
Narrator of American version (voice)
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
John Garfield
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
John Garfield
 1943 The Fallen Sparrow
John 'Kit' McKittrick
 1943 Air Force
Aerial Gunner
 1942 Tortilla Flat
Daniel Alvarez
 1941 Dangerously They Live
Dr. Michael 'Mike' Lewis
 1941 Out of the Fog
Harold Goff
 1940 East of the River
Joseph Enrico 'Joe' Lorenzo
 1940 Flowing Gold
John Alexander / Johnny Blake
 1939 Dust Be My Destiny
Joe Bell
 1939 Daughters Courageous
Gabriel Lopez
 1939 They Made Me a Criminal
Johnnie
 1938 Swingtime in the Movies (Short)
John Garfield (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (8 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (15 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

(12/29/43) Radio: Appeared in an episode of the "Burns & Allen Show". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jules Garfield

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[In September 1947 "Screenland"] England has been praised for turning out intelligent, adult pictures whereas Hollywood has been severely censured for turning out junk. I don't think criticism is a valid one because, in defense of Hollywood, we have censorship problems England doesn't have. I'm not speaking of the license to do sexy stuff. I'm speaking of the license to present adult ideas and ... See more »

Trivia:

When he turned down the chance to play the male lead on Broadway in "A Streetcar Named Desire," the part written originally by Tennessee Williams for an Italian-American was rewritten for a Polish-American to accommodate the blonde looks of the then unknown Marlon Brando. Brando's performance made him a star. See more »

Nickname:

Julie

Star Sign:

Pisces

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Has anyone ever noticed.... AnnieBell
Mccarthy era? luxmundi8
One of the 2 Greatest Screen Actors beryl10001
Memories of JG's Wake beryl10001
Attractive and handsome Kawphy
GREAT ACTOR...THE FIRST SCREEN ANTI HERO.. olddiscs
Discuss John Garfield on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page