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Roy Barcroft (1902–1969)

After serving in World War I, Roy Barcroft spent most of the 1920s and early 1930s moving from job to job. It was in the 1930s, after he moved to California with his wife, that he found his calling while acting in amateur theatrical productions. In 1937 he was appearing in bit parts in various genres, but by 1938 he was in westerns, where he ... See full bio »

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 1970 Monte Walsh
 1969 The Reivers
Ed (The Judge)
 1969 Gaily, Gaily
Dr. Gorson
 1968 Rosemary's Baby
Sun-Browned Man (uncredited)
 1968 Three Guns for Texas
Marshal Ezzard Speaks (uncredited)
 1967 The Way West
Mr. Masters
 1966 Destination Inner Space
 1966 Billy the Kid Versus Dracula
Sheriff Griffin
 1966 Gunpoint
Dr. Beardsley
 1964 He Rides Tall
Blacksmith (uncredited)
 1962 Six Black Horses
 1961 When the Clock Strikes
Sheriff Mitchell
 1960 Freckles
John McLean
 1960 Ten Who Dared
Jim Baker (uncredited)
 1958 Escort West
Sgt. Doyle
 1957 Domino Kid
Ed Sandlin (uncredited)
 1957 Band of Angels
Gillespie (uncredited)
 1957 The Last Stagecoach West
Park Ketchum
 1957 Gun Duel in Durango
Mr. Blaisdell (uncredited)
 1956 Gun Brothers
Sheriff Jorgen
 1956 The Last Hunt
Maj. Smith (uncredited)
 1955 Spin and Marty: The Movie
Col. Logan
 1955 At Gunpoint
Townsman in Saloon (uncredited)
 1955 The Spoilers
The Marshal
 1955 Oklahoma!
 1955 The Cobweb
Police Lieutenant Ferguson (uncredited)
 1955 Man Without a Star
Sheriff Olson
 1954 Rogue Cop
Lt. Vince D. Bardeman
 1954 Two Guns and a Badge
Bill Sterling, Rancher
 1954 Man with the Steel Whip
Sheriff [Chs. 8, 10-12]
 1954 The Desperado
Martin Novack
 1953 El Paso Stampede
Henchman Floyd Garrett
 1953 Bandits of the West
Bud Galloway
 1953 Down Laredo Way
 1953 City That Never Sleeps
Mechanical Man Attraction Hawker (voice, uncredited)
 1953 Savage Frontier
William Oakes
 1953 Iron Mountain Trail
Mate Orrin
 1953 Old Overland Trail
John Anchor
 1953 Marshal of Cedar Rock
Henry Mason
 1952 Ride the Man Down
Russ Schultz
 1952 Montana Belle
Jim Clark
 1952 South Pacific Trail
Link Felton
 1952 The WAC from Walla Walla
Mr. Prentiss
 1952 Desperadoes' Outpost
Jim Boylan
 1952 Tropical Heat Wave
Whitney (uncredited)
 1952 Old Oklahoma Plains
Arthur Jensen
 1952 Thundering Caravans
Ed Brill
 1952 Black Hills Ambush
Henchman Bart
 1952 Border Saddlemates
Steve Baxter
 1952 Hoodlum Empire
Morris Draper
 1952 Wild Horse Ambush
Big John Harkins
 1952 Oklahoma Annie
Curt Walker
 1952 Leadville Gunslinger
Chet Yonker / Pete Yonker
 1952 Captive of Billy the Kid
Henchman Piute
 1951 Desert of Lost Men
 1951 Pals of the Golden West
Ward Sloan
 1951 Street Bandits
Monk Walter
 1951 Honeychile
Walter Judson
 1951 Utah Wagon Train
Henchman Hank Driscoll
 1951 Arizona Manhunt
Pete Willard
 1951 Fort Dodge Stampede
Henchman Pike Hardin
 1951 Rodeo King and the Senorita
Steve Lacey
 1951 Government Agents vs Phantom Legion
Coast Guard Dispatcher [Ch. 8] (voice, uncredited)
 1951 The Dakota Kid
Henchman Turk Smith
 1951 In Old Amarillo
Clint Burnside
 1951 Wells Fargo Gunmaster
Henchman Brick Mason
 1951 Don Daredevil Rides Again
Douglas Stratton
 1951 Insurance Investigator
Duke Wallace
 1951 Night Riders of Montana
Henchman Brink
 1951 Missing Women
Ballgame Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1950 The Missourians
Nick Kovacs
 1950 Under Mexicali Stars
Henchman Hays Lawson
 1950 North of the Great Divide
 1950 Prisoners in Petticoats
Radio Newscaster (voice, uncredited)
 1950 Surrender
Deputy Gerard
 1950 Vigilante Hideout
Muley Price
 1950 Desperadoes of the West
Henchman Hacker
 1950 The Savage Horde
 1950 Women from Headquarters (uncredited)
 1950 Rock Island Trail
 1950 The Arizona Cowboy
Henchman Mike Slade
 1950 The Vanishing Westerner
Sand Sanderson
 1950 Code of the Silver Sage
Hulon Champion
 1950 Federal Agent at Large
Nels Berger
 1950 Singing Guns
Voice (voice, uncredited)
 1950 Gunmen of Abilene
Brink Fallon
 1949 Powder River Rustlers
Henchman Bull Macons
 1949 Pioneer Marshal
Clip Pearson
 1949 Ranger of Cherokee Strip
Mark Sanders
 1949 San Antone Ambush
Henchman Roberts
 1949 Down Dakota Way
Mack McKenzie
 1949 South of Rio
Lon Bryson
 1949 Outcasts of the Trail
Jim Judd
 1949 Law of the Golden West
Clete Larrabee
 1949 Prince of the Plains
Henchman Regan
 1949 Ghost of Zorro
Hank Kilgore
 1948 The Far Frontier
Bart Carroll
 1948 Renegades of Sonora
George Keeler
 1948 Grand Canyon Trail
Dave Williams (Regan Henchman)
 1948 Desperadoes of Dodge City
 1948 Out of the Storm
Arty Sorenson
 1948 Angel in Exile
Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
 1948 Sons of Adventure
Leslie Bennett - Director
 1948 Daredevils of the Clouds
RCMP Broadcaster (voice, uncredited)
 1948 Marshal of Amarillo
Ben Dolan
 1948 Train to Alcatraz
Guard Grady
 1948 The Timber Trail
Big Bart
 1948 Secret Service Investigator
Al Turk - Henchman / Detective O'Hara
 1948 Old Los Angeles
 1948 Lightnin' in the Forest
Police Lieut. Bain
 1948 Madonna of the Desert
Buck Keaton
 1948 Oklahoma Badlands
Henchman Sanders
 1948 G-Men Never Forget
Vic Murkland / Commissioner Angus Cameron
 1948 The Main Street Kid
 1947 The Fabulous Texan
 1947 The Wild Frontier
Barton's Gunman
 1947 Marshal of Cripple Creek
Henchman Sweeney
 1947 Wyoming
Sheriff Niles
 1947 Blackmail
Spice Kellaway
 1947 Springtime in the Sierras
Matt Wilkes
 1947 Rustlers of Devil's Canyon
Land Agent Clark
 1947 Web of Danger
Monks, Worker
 1947 That's My Man
Henchman (uncredited)
 1947 Spoilers of the North
Moose McGovern
 1947 Vigilantes of Boomtown
 1947 Last Frontier Uprising
Henchman Boyd Blackwell
 1947 Son of Zorro
Henchman Boyd
 1946 Stagecoach to Denver
Big Bill Lambert
 1946 Affairs of Geraldine
Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
 1946 Plainsman and the Lady
Cowboy (uncredited)
 1946 The Mysterious Mr. Valentine
The Blackmailer (voice, uncredited)
 1946 G.I. War Brides (uncredited)
 1946 The Last Crooked Mile
Man on Street (uncredited)
 1946 Daughter of Don Q
Mel Donovan
 1946 Night Train to Memphis
Chad Morgan
 1946 Traffic in Crime
Insp. Tip Hogan
 1946 Home on the Range
 1946 Alias Billy the Kid
Matt Conroy
 1946 Crime of the Century
Various Voices (uncredited)
 1946 The Madonna's Secret
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1946 The Phantom Rider
The Marshal [Ch. 1]
 1945 Song of Mexico
Visitor (uncredited)
 1945 Wagon Wheels Westward
Dave McKean Posing as John Larkin
 1945 The Cherokee Flash
Jeff Carson
 1945 Dakota
Poli's Driver
 1945 An Angel Comes to Brooklyn
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1945 Colorado Pioneers
Bull Reagan
 1945 Girls of the Big House
Police Dispatcher (voice, uncredited)
 1945 Marshal of Laredo
Denver Jack
 1945 Sunset in El Dorado
Buster Welch
 1945/I Along the Navajo Trail
Rusty Channing
 1945 Love, Honor and Goodbye (uncredited)
 1945 Trail of Kit Carson
Doc Ryan
 1945 Bells of Rosarita
Henchman Maxwell
 1945 Santa Fe Saddlemates
John Gant
 1945 The Vampire's Ghost
Capt. Jim Barrett
 1945 Manhunt of Mystery Island
Capt. Mephisto
 1945 The Topeka Terror
Ben Jode
 1944 The Big Bonanza
Sheriff Dan Pendleton
 1944 Firebrands of Arizona
Deputy Ike
 1944 Sheriff of Sundown
Jack Hatfield
 1944 Lights of Old Santa Fe
Ken Ferguson
 1944 Storm Over Lisbon
Burly Deresco Aide (uncredited)
 1944 Code of the Prairie
Professor Graham
 1944 Stagecoach to Monterey
J. Rodney Stevens
 1944 Haunted Harbor
Carter / Kane
 1944 Port of 40 Thieves
Portrait of Hartford Chaney III (uncredited)
 1944 The Girl Who Dared
David Scott
 1944 Marshal of Reno (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Man from Frisco
Key Man (uncredited)
 1944 Rosie the Riveter
Man at Soda Fountain / Award Presentation M.C. (uncredited)
 1944 Call of the South Seas
Steve Landrau
 1944 The Laramie Trail
Dick Rapidan
 1944 Hidden Valley Outlaws
Gilbert J. Leland
 1944 The Fighting Seabees
Seabee Barcroft (uncredited)
 1944 Hands Across the Border
Deputy Walters (uncredited)
 1943 Raiders of Sunset Pass
Henchman Lefty Lewis
 1943 In Old Oklahoma
Oil Worker on Train (uncredited)
 1943 Overland Mail Robbery
David Patterson
 1943 False Colors
 1943 Man from Music Mountain
Cattlemen Henchman (uncredited)
 1943 The Man from the Rio Grande
Henchman Ace Holden
 1943 Wagon Tracks West
Henchman Laird
 1943 Six Gun Gospel
Henchman Durkin
 1943 The Masked Marvel
Kerr (uncredited)
 1943 The Stranger from Pecos
Sheriff Ben
 1943 Bordertown Gun Fighters
Jack Gatling
 1943 Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case
Prison Guard (uncredited)
 1943 Calling Wild Bill Elliott
Captain Carson
 1943 Chatterbox
Laborer (uncredited)
 1943 Cheyenne Roundup
Slim Layton
 1943 Sagebrush Law
Mark Carter
 1943 Hoppy Serves a Writ
 1943 Idaho
Townsman Slugging Bud (uncredited)
 1943 Carson City Cyclone
Joe Newman
 1942 Ridin' Down the Canyon
 1942 Dawn on the Great Divide
Chuck Loder
 1942 The Valley of Vanishing Men
Deputy Jed 'Luke' Lucas
 1942 The Old Chisholm Trail
Ed Phillips
 1942 Tennessee Johnson
Officer on Crutches (uncredited)
 1942 Pirates of the Prairie
Lew Harmon
 1942 Silver Queen
Dan Carson
 1942 West of the Law
 1942 Sunset Serenade
Henchman Bart Reynolds
 1942 Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die
Pool Player (uncredited)
 1942 Stardust on the Sage
Henchman Murphy
 1942 Romance on the Range
Pete, Henchman
 1942 Land of the Open Range
Gil Carse
 1942 Sunset on the Desert
Deputy Nelson
 1942 The Lone Rider in Cheyenne
Mort Saunders
 1942 Below the Border
Ed Scully
 1942 Nazi Agent
Chief Petty Officer (uncredited)
 1941 Riders of the Badlands
Captain Rogers
 1941 West of Cimarron
Captain Hawks
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On
Officer (uncredited)
 1941 The Masked Rider
Henchman Luke
 1941 Jesse James at Bay
Henchman Vern Stone
 1941 The Bandit Trail
Joel Nesbitt
 1941 King of the Texas Rangers
Ross - Henchman [Chs. 1-7]
 1941 Outlaws of Cherokee Trail
Val Lamar
 1941 Wide Open Town
 1941 Riders of Death Valley
Henchman Dirk
 1941 Sheriff of Tombstone
Saloon Boss (uncredited)
 1941 Pals of the Pecos
 1941 Sky Raiders
Coast Guardsman [Ch. 12] (uncredited)
 1941 White Eagle
Poker Pendleton (uncredited)
 1940 The Green Hornet Strikes Again!
Cop at Newspaper Truck Vandalism [Ch. 9] (uncredited)
 1940 Santa Fe Trail
Engineer (uncredited)
 1940 East of the River
Policeman (uncredited)
 1940 Trailing Double Trouble
Jim Moreland
 1940 Ragtime Cowboy Joe
Henchman Putt
 1940 Stage to Chino
Dude Elliott
 1940 Deadwood Dick
Marshal Jim Bridges' Imposter (uncredited)
 1940 Winners of the West
Henchman Logan
 1940 Hidden Gold
 1940 Bad Man from Red Butte
Henchman Hank
 1940 Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
Ming Soldier [Ch 6, 10-12] / Arborian Sentry [Ch 6] (uncredited)
 1940 Rancho Grande
Madden (uncredited)
 1940 The Showdown
 1940 West of Carson City
Bill Tompkins
 1940 Yukon Flight
Henchman Lodin
 1939 Crashing Thru
Henchman Green
 1939 Another Thin Man
Slim - a Guard (uncredited)
 1939 The Phantom Creeps
AMI Agent Parker (uncredited)
 1939 Riders of the Frontier
Ed Carter
 1939 Renegade Trail
Stiff-Hat Bailey
 1939 They All Come Out
Federal Marshal (uncredited)
 1939 Daredevils of the Red Circle
Mine Superintendent (uncredited)
 1939 S.O.S. Tidal Wave (uncredited)
 1939 The Man from Texas
Henchman Drifter
 1939 Silver on the Sage
 1939 Mexicali Rose
Mac McElroy
 1939 Fast and Loose
Reilly - Casino Patron (uncredited)
 1938 The Frontiersmen
 1938 The Crowd Roars
Photographer (uncredited)
 1938 Heroes of the Hills
Robert Beaton
 1938 Prison Break
Captain of the Prison Guard (uncredited)
 1938 Flaming Frontiers
Ben Hollister - Henchman
 1938 Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars
Martian Soldier [Ch. 2] (uncredited)
 1938 Blondes at Work
Atty. Meadows (uncredited)
 1937 Rosalie
Conspirator (uncredited)
 1937 SOS Coast Guard
Goebel (uncredited)
 1937 Night Key
Alarm Technician (uncredited)
 1937 Dick Tracy
Wing Air Crewman (uncredited)
 1937 Join the Marines
Marine (uncredited)
 1936 The President's Mystery
Townsman (uncredited)
 1936/I Flash Gordon
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1932 A Woman Commands
Cossack (uncredited)
 1931 Mata Hari
Extra (uncredited)
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He served two hitches in the US Army, from 1915-1918 (he was wounded in action in World War I and was discharged) and from 1923-1926. After the stock-market crash of 1929, he traveled to California with his family, looking for work. In 1931 he heard of a movie studio that was looking for well-disciplined ex-soldiers as extras in a film, and because of his military past was hired to play a soldier... See more »


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