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Harry Carey (I) (1878–1947)

Born in New York City to a Judge of Special Sessions who was also president of a sewing machine company. Grew up on City Island, New York. Attended Hamilton Military Academy and turned down an appointment to West Point to attend New York Law School, where his law school classmates included future New York City mayor James J. Walker. After a ... See full bio »

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 1948 So Dear to My Heart
Head Judge at County Fair
 1948 Red River
Mr. Melville (as Harry Carey Sr.)
 1946 Duel in the Sun
Lem Smoot
 1945 China's Little Devils
Doc Temple
 1943 Happy Land
 1943 Air Force
Crew Chief
 1942 The Spoilers
Al Dextry
 1941 Among the Living
Dr. Ben Saunders
 1941 Sundown
 1941 Parachute Battalion
Bill Richards
 1940 They Knew What They Wanted
The doctor
 1940 Outside the Three-Mile Limit
Captain Bailey
 1939 My Son Is Guilty
Police Officer Tim Kerry
 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
President of the Senate
 1939 Inside Information
Captain Bill Dugan
 1939 Street of Missing Men
Charles Putnam
 1939 Burn 'Em Up O'Connor
P. G. 'Pinky' Delano
 1938 King of Alcatraz
Captain Glennan
 1938 Gateway
Commissioner Nelson
 1938 You and Me
Jerome Morris
 1937 Danger Patrol
Sam Street
 1937 Annapolis Salute
Chief Martin
 1937 Souls at Sea
Captain of 'William Brown'
 1937 Born Reckless
Dad Martin
 1937 Racing Lady
Tom Martin
 1936 The Accusing Finger
Sen. Nash
 1936 Valiant Is the Word for Carrie
Phil Yonne
 1936 Little Miss Nobody
John Russell
 1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island
Commandant of Fort Jefferson
 1935 Wild Mustang
Joe 'Wild Mustang' Norton
 1935 Wagon Trail
Sheriff Clay Hartley
 1933 Man of the Forest
Jim Gayner
 1933 Sunset Pass
John Hesbitt
 1933 The Thundering Herd
Clark Sprague
 1932 The Devil Horse
Bob Norton / Roberts
 1932 The Night Rider
John Brown posing as Jim Blake
 1932 Law and Order
Ed Brandt
 1932 Without Honor
Pete Marlan
 1931 Bad Company
 1928 The Border Patrol
Bill Storm
 1928 Burning Bridges
Jim Whitely / Bob Whitely
 1928 The Trail of '98
Jack Locasto
 1927 Slide, Kelly, Slide
Tom Munson
 1927 A Little Journey
Alexander Smith
 1926 Satan Town
Bill Scott
 1926 The Frontier Trail
Jim Cardigan
 1926 The Seventh Bandit
David Scanlon
 1926 Driftin' Thru
Daniel Brown
 1925 The Man from Red Gulch
Alexander 'Sandy' Morton
 1925 The Bad Lands
Patrick Angus O'Toole
 1925 The Texas Trail
Pete Grainger
 1925 Silent Sanderson
Joel Parsons / Silent Sanderson
 1925 Soft Shoes
Pat Halahan
 1924 Tiger Thompson
Tiger Thompson
 1924 The Lightning Rider
Phlip Morgan
 1923 The Miracle Baby
Neil Allison
 1923 Desert Driven
 1923 Crashin' Thru
 1923 Canyon of the Fools
 1922 Good Men and True
J. Wesley Pringle
 1922 The Kickback
White Horse Harry
 1921/I The Fox
Ol' Santa Fe
 1921 Desperate Trails
Bart Carson
 1921 The Wallop
John Wesley Pringle
 1921 The Freeze-Out
Ohio, the Stranger
 1921 Hearts Up
David Brent
 1920 West Is West
Dick Rainboldt
 1920 Sundown Slim
Sundown Slim
 1920 Blue Streak McCoy
Job McCoy
 1920 Bullet Proof
Pierre Winton
 1920 Overland Red
Overland Red
 1919 Rider of the Law
Jim Kyneton
 1919 The Outcasts of Poker Flat
Square Shootin' Harry Lanyon / John Oakhurst
 1918 A Woman's Fool
Lin McLean
 1918 The Scarlet Drop
'Kaintuck' Harry Ridge
 1917 The Texas Sphinx (Short)
Jim Cranman
 1917 The Wrong Man (Short)
Jack Wilson
 1917 The Golden Bullet (Short)
 1917 The Mysterious Outlaw (Short)
Buck Lessen
 1917 The Almost Good Man (Short)
Dick Glenning
 1917 A 44-Calibre Mystery (Short)
Sheriff Cheyenne Harry
 1917 The Honor of an Outlaw (Short)
Cheyenne Harry
 1917 Hair-Trigger Burke (Short)
Hair Trigger Burke
 1917 The Fighting Gringo
William 'Red' Saunders
 1917 Goin' Straight (Short)
Cheyenne Harry
 1917 The Drifter (Short)
Cheyenne Harry
 1917 The Bad Man of Cheyenne (Short)
Cheyenne Harry
 1917 Blood Money (Short)
Cheyenne Harry
 1916 Guilty (Short)
Ramon Valentine
 1916 The Conspiracy (Short)
Dick Olney
 1916 Behind the Lines
Dr. Ralph Hamlin
 1916 The Devil's Own (Short)
 1916 A Woman's Eyes (Short)
Tom Horn
 1916 Love's Lariat
Sky High
 1916 For the Love of a Girl (Short)
Black La Rue
 1916 The Committee on Credentials (Short)
Ballaret Bill
 1916 The Jackals of a Great City (Short)
Tom Wayne
 1916 The Wedding Guest (Short)
The Squarest Sheriff Alive
 1916 The Passing of Hell's Crown (Short)
 1916 The Harbor Transportation Trust (Short)
Tom Larnigan
 1916 The Insurance Swindlers (Short)
Tom Larnigan
 1916 Secret Love
Fergus Derrick
 1916 Old King Coal (Short)
Tom Larnigan
 1916 America Saved from War (Short)
Tom Larnigan
 1916 The Railroad Monopoly (Short)
Tom Larnigan
 1916 Grinding Life Down (Short)
Tom Larnigan
 1916 The Power of the People (Short)
Tom Larnigan
 1915 Graft
Tom Larnigan (Episodes 4-12)
 1915 Just Jim
Jim (as Harry D. Carey)
 1915 As It Happened (Short)
The New Foreman
 1915 Old Offenders (Short)
 1915 Her Convert (Short)
The Converted Cracksman
 1915 The Way Out (Short)
The Bandit
 1915 Her Dormant Love (Short)
Dandy Dick - The Fugitive
 1915 Truth Stranger Than Fiction (Short)
 1915 The Canceled Mortgage (Short)
1st Road Agent
 1915 A Day's Adventure (Short)
Hogan - Leader of the Crooks
 1915 A Double Winning (Short)
2nd Sportsman
 1915 The Gambler's I.O.U. (Short)
Dave Dawson
 1915 The Miser's Legacy (Short)
Jackson - The Crook
 1915 The Sheriff's Dilemma (Short)
The Sheriff
 1915 The Love Transcendent (Short)
The Prospector
 1915 His Desperate Deed (Short)
 1915 The Heart of a Bandit (Short)
Texas Pete - the Bandit
 1914 McVeagh of the South Seas
Cyril Bruce McVeagh
 1914 The Master Cracksman
Gentleman Joe, the Cracksman
 1914 The Primitive Man (Short)
In Womanless Tribe (The Old Days)
 1914 Her Hand (Short)
 1914 Judith of Bethulia
Assyrian Traitor
 1914 A Nest Unfeathered (Short)
The Foreman
 1914 His Fireman's Conscience (Short)
Engineer Daily
 1914 Waifs (Short)
 1914 Concentration (Short)
First Son
 1913 The Abandoned Well (Short)
The Adopted Son
 1913 For Her Government (Short)
 1913 All for Science (Short)
The Young Man
 1913 The Detective's Stratagem (Short)
Keene, the Detective
 1913 The Stopped Clock (Short)
The Detective
 1913 Madonna of the Storm (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
 1913 The Van Nostrand Tiara (Short)
Society Detective
 1913 A Tender-Hearted Crook (Short)
The Thief
 1913 The Law and His Son (Short)
 1913 The Stolen Treaty (Short)
The Detective
 1913 A Modest Hero (Short)
 1913 The Strong Man's Burden (Short)
Bob - the Younger Brother
 1913/I Black and White (Short)
 1913 The Crook and the Girl (Short)
The Crook
 1913 Two Men of the Desert (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1913 The Work Habit (Short)
The Son-in-Law
 1913 I Was Meant for You (Short)
 1913 Under the Shadow of the Law (Short)
The Convict
 1913 When Love Forgives (Short)
Second Criminal
 1913 The Vengeance of Galora (Short)
A Prospector
 1913 The Mirror (Short)
First Tramp
 1913 A Gambler's Honor (Short)
The Gambler
 1913 The Mistake (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
 1913 The Enemy's Baby (Short)
 1913 The Sorrowful Shore (Short)
The Widowed Father
 1913 A Gamble with Death (Short)
The Cowpuncher
 1913 In Diplomatic Circles (Short)
The Butler
 1913 The Switch Tower (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1913 The Well (Short)
Giuseppe, the Farmhand
 1913 Red Hicks Defies the World (Short)
In Crowd (uncredited)
 1913 The Ranchero's Revenge (Short)
The Schemer
 1913 A Dangerous Foe (Short)
The 'Bull'
 1913 Olaf-An Atom (Short)
Olaf, an Atom
 1913 The Stolen Loaf (Short)
The Butler
 1913 The Tenderfoot's Money (Short)
The Gambler
 1913/II The Wanderer (Short)
A Soldier (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1913 If We Only Knew (Short)
The Sailor
 1913 The Left-Handed Man (Short)
The Left-Handed Thief
 1913 A Frightful Blunder (Short)
The Superintendent
 1913 The Stolen Bride (Short)
The Husband
 1913 The Hero of Little Italy (Short)
 1913 The Sheriff's Baby (Short)
Second Bandit
 1913 Near to Earth (Short)
 1913 The Unwelcome Guest (Short)
The Sheriff
 1913 A Girl's Stratagem (Short)
The Girl's Sweetheart
 1913 Broken Ways (Short)
The Sheriff
 1913 The Wrong Bottle (Short)
Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited)
 1913 Love in an Apartment Hotel (Short)
The Thief
 1913 A Chance Deception (Short)
 1913 Oil and Water (Short)
Stage Manager / At Dinner
 1913 Brothers (Short)
The Mother's Favorite Son
 1913 A Misappropriated Turkey (Short)
The Bartender
 1913 An Adventure in the Autumn Woods (Short)
Third Thief
 1913 Pirate Gold (Short)
 1913 The Telephone Girl and the Lady (Short)
The Thief
 1913 Three Friends (Short)
In Saloon / In First Factory (uncredited)
 1912 The God Within (Short)
 1912 A Cry for Help (Short)
The Thief
 1912 My Hero (Short)
 1912 Brutality (Short)
At Theatre
 1912 The Informer (Short)
The Union Corporal
 1912 Gold and Glitter (Short)
Lumberman (uncredited)
 1912 Heredity (Short)
White Renegade Father
 1912 The Musketeers of Pig Alley (Short)
Snapper's Sidekick
 1912 The Painted Lady (Short)
At Ice Cream Festival (uncredited)
 1912 The One She Loved (Short)
The Neighbor's Friend
 1912 In the Aisles of the Wild (Short)
Bob Cole
 1912 A Feud in the Kentucky Hills (Short)
Second Clan Member
 1912 So Near, Yet So Far (Short)
A Thief
 1912 Friends (Short)
Bob Kyne - the Prospector
 1912 Two Daughters of Eve (Short)
In Audience
 1912 An Unseen Enemy (Short)
The Thief
 1910 Gentleman Joe
 1909 Bill Sharkey's Last Game (Short)
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Playwright: "Two Women and That Man" See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 30 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Harry Carey Sr. | H.D. Carey | Harry D. Carey


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Both Harry and his son Harry Carey Jr. were honored with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Golden Boot Award from the Motion Picture & Television Fund Foundation. See more »

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