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Jeff Corey (I) (1914–2002)

Born on August 10, 1914 in Brooklyn, New York, Jeff Corey was a film and television character actor as well as one of the top acting teachers in America. He was an indifferent student, but after taking a drama class in high school, young Corey became hooked. His talent earned him a scholarship to the Feagin School of Dramatic Arts, the top acting ... See full bio »

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 1998 Ted
 1997 American Hero
 1994 Surviving the Game
 1993 Beethoven's 2nd
Gus, the Janitor
 1992 Ruby Cairo
Joe Dick (buying Baseball Cards)
 1990 The Judas Project
 1988 Messenger of Death
Willis Beecham
 1988 Cognac
Colonel Frazier
 1986 Fist of the North Star
Ryuuken / Narrator (1991) (English version, voice)
 1985 Creator
Dean Harrington
 1979 Up River
 1978 The Wild Geese
Mr. Martin
 1978 Jennifer
Luke Baylor
 1977 Oh, God!
Rabbi Silverstone
 1976 The Last Tycoon
 1976 The Premonition
Det. Lt. Mark Denver
 1971 Catlow
 1971 Shoot Out
 1971 Clay Pigeon
Clinic Doctor
 1970 Cover Me Babe
 1970 They Call Me Mister Tibbs!
Captain Marden
 1970 Getting Straight
Dr. Edward Willhunt
 1969/I Impasse
 1968 The Boston Strangler
John Asgeirsson
 1966 Seconds
Mr. Ruby
 1965 The Cincinnati Kid
 1965 Mickey One
Larry Fryer
 1965 Once a Thief
Lt. Kebner SFPD
 1965 Pyramid of the Sun God (uncredited)
 1964 Lady in a Cage
George L. Brady Jr. aka Repent
 1963 The Yellow Canary
 1963 The Balcony
 1951 Red Mountain
Sgt. Skee
 1951 Never Trust a Gambler
Lou Brecker
 1951 The Prince Who Was a Thief
Emir Mokar
 1951 Sirocco
Feisal (uncredited)
 1951 New Mexico
 1951 Only the Valiant
Joe Harmony
 1951 Rawhide
Luke Davis
 1951 Fourteen Hours
Police Sgt. Farley
 1950 The Next Voice You Hear...
Freddie Dibson
 1950 Bright Leaf
John Barton
 1950 The Outriders
 1950 Singing Guns
 1950 The Nevadan
 1949 Scene of the Crime
Man Arrested with Switchblade (uncredited)
 1949 Follow Me Quietly
Police Sgt. Art Collins
 1949 Roughshod
Jed Graham
 1949 City Across the River
Police Lieutenant Louie Macon
 1949 Hideout
 1948 Wake of the Red Witch
Mr. Loring
 1948 Kidnapped
 1948 Joan of Arc
Joan's Prison Guard
 1948 A Southern Yankee
Union Cavalry Sergeant (uncredited)
 1948 I, Jane Doe
Immigration Officer (uncredited)
 1948 Homecoming
Cigarette Smoker (uncredited)
 1948 Let's Live Again
 1948 The Wreck of the Hesperus
Joshua Hill
 1948 Alias a Gentleman
 1947 The Gangster
Karty's Brother-in-Law (uncredited)
 1947 The Flame
Stranger (uncredited)
 1947 Unconquered
Trapper (uncredited)
 1947 Hoppy's Holiday
 1947 Brute Force
'Freshman' Stack
 1947 Miracle on 34th Street
Reporter (uncredited)
 1947 Ramrod
 1947 California
Clem (uncredited)
 1947 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
Stenographer (uncredited)
 1946 The Killers
Blinky Franklin (uncredited)
 1946 Rendezvous with Annie
Howard (uncredited)
 1946 It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog
Sam Black (uncredited)
 1946 Somewhere in the Night
Bank Teller (uncredited)
 1946 Joe Palooka, Champ
Reporter (uncredited)
 1943 Aerial Gunner
Flight Crew Member (uncredited)
 1943 The Moon Is Down
Albert (uncredited)
 1943 Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
Crypt Keeper (uncredited)
 1942 Tennessee Johnson
Captain (uncredited)
 1942 Girl Trouble
Mr. Mooney (uncredited)
 1942 The Postman Didn't Ring
Harwood Green
 1942 Syncopation
Kit's Attorney (uncredited)
 1942 Small Town Deb
 1942 The Man Who Wouldn't Die
Coroner Tim Larsen
 1942 Who Is Hope Schuyler?
Medical Examiner
 1942 Roxie Hart
Orderly (uncredited)
 1942 North to the Klondike
Lafe Jordan
 1941 Paris Calling
Secretary (uncredited)
 1941 You Belong to Me
Mr. Greener (uncredited)
 1941 The Devil and Daniel Webster
Tom Sharp (uncredited)
 1941 Mutiny in the Arctic
The Cook
 1941 The Lady from Cheyenne
Reporter (uncredited)
 1941 Petticoat Politics
Henry Trotter
 1940 You'll Find Out
Mr. Corey (uncredited)
 1940 Bitter Sweet
Second Man on Stairs (uncredited)
 1940 Third Finger, Left Hand
Johann (uncredited)
 1939 ...One Third of a Nation...
Man in Crowd at Fir (uncredited)
 1938 I Am the Law
Thug (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Radio: Guest-starred on the drama "Nightbeat," which starred Frank Lovejoy. See more »

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I'm glad there has been such a diversity of roles in my career. I think I'm one actor who has not been pigeonholed or typecast. See more »


When he was summoned to a hearing of the House Un-American Activities Committee, he not only refused to name names but also offered an acting critique of the previous witness. He was promptly blacklisted and did not work in films or television for 12 years. See more »


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