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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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1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Roy Bancroft

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Everything I know about being a bad guy I learned from [classic "heavy"] Harry Woods.

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Barcroft claimed that his favorite role was as the reincarnated pirate Captain Mephisto in the non-western Republic serial Manhunt of Mystery Island (1945). Also among his favorites were the serials The Purple Monster Strikes (1945) and Haunted Harbor (1944). See more »

Nickname:

Big Roy

Star Sign:

Virgo

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