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Ray Corrigan (I) (1902–1976)

Ray Corrigan was a physical culturist and very good athlete. He began working in Hollywood, as a physical fitness trainer for movie stars. Bit parts in 1932 led to action roles in the Undersea Kingdom (1936) and The Leathernecks Have Landed (1936), the same year he began his role as Tucson Smith in Republic Pictures' "Three Mesquiteer" series; he ... See full bio »

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Undersea Kingdom
Undersea Kingdom Crash Corrigan
The Painted Stallion
The Painted Stallion Clark Stuart
Santa Fe Stampede
Santa Fe Stampede Tucson Smith
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 1958 The Bride and the Beast
Spanky (the wife-stealing gorilla) (uncredited)
 1958 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
AB Blocker
- Ten in Texas (1958) ... AB Blocker
 1957 Domino Kid
Buck (uncredited)
 1957 Zombies of Mora Tau
 1955 Apache Ambush
Hank Calvin (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
 1953 Killer Ape
 1953 The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd
Docklin (uncredited)
 1952 Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla
Gorilla (uncredited)
 1950 Trail of Robin Hood
Crash Corrigan
 1950 Crash Corrigan's Ranch (TV Series)
 1949 The Adventures of Sir Galahad
One-Eye - the Innkeeper
 1949 Zamba
 1948 Crime on Their Hands (Short)
Gorilla (uncredited)
 1948 Unknown Island
Monster (uncredited)
 1945 White Pongo
White Pongo (uncredited)
 1945 The White Gorilla
Steve Collins / Konga, the White Gorilla / Narrator
 1945 The Monster and the Ape
Thor (uncredited)
 1944 The Monster Maker
Gorilla (uncredited)
 1944 Nabonga
Samson the Gorilla (as Nbongo)
 1943 She's for Me
Gorilla Man
 1943 Bullets and Saddles
'Crash' Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
 1943 Black Market Rustlers
'Crash' Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
 1943 Captive Wild Woman
Cheela (uncredited)
 1943 Cowboy Commandos
Crash Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
 1943 Land of Hunted Men
'Crash' Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
 1943 Dizzy Detectives (Short)
Bonzo the Gorilla (uncredited)
 1942 Dr. Renault's Secret
Ape (uncredited)
 1942 Arizona Stage Coach
Crash Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
 1942 Texas Trouble Shooters
'Crash' Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
 1942 Boot Hill Bandits
Marshal 'Crash' Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
 1942 The Strange Case of Doctor Rx
Nbongo (uncredited)
 1942 Thunder River Feud
Crash Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
 1941 Underground Rustlers
'Crash' Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
 1941 Tonto Basin Outlaws
Crash Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
 1941 Saddle Mountain Roundup
Crash Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
 1941 Fugitive Valley
Crash Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
 1941 Wrangler's Roost
Crash Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
 1941 Tumbledown Ranch in Arizona
'Crash' Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
 1941 The Kid's Last Ride
Crash Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
 1940 West of Pinto Basin
'Crash' Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
 1940 Trailing Double Trouble
'Crash' Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
 1940 The Ape
Nabu (uncredited)
 1940 The Range Busters
'Crash' Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
 1938 Three Missing Links (Short)
Naba - The Gorilla
 1937 Round-Up Time in Texas
Gorilla (uncredited)
 1937 Join the Marines
Lt. Hodge
 1936 Country Gentlemen
 1936 The Vigilantes Are Coming
Capt. Fremont (uncredited)
 1936 Kelly the Second
Fight Arena Doorman (uncredited)
 1936 Undersea Kingdom
Crash Corrigan (as Ray 'Crash' Corrigan)
 1936/I Flash Gordon
Orangopoid (uncredited)
 1936 The Leathernecks Have Landed
Officer of the Day (uncredited)
 1936 Darkest Africa
Bonga / Samabi (uncredited)
 1935 The Singing Vagabond
Private Hobbs (uncredited)
 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty
Able Bodied Seaman (uncredited)
 1935 Dante's Inferno
Devil (uncredited)
 1935 She
Guard (uncredited)
 1935 Night Life of the Gods
Apollo (as Raymond Benard)
 1935 The Phantom Empire
Thunder Rider (uncredited)
 1934 Romance in the Rain (uncredited)
 1934 Tomorrow's Children
Intern (uncredited)
 1934 Murder in the Private Car
Naba (uncredited)
 1934 Tarzan and His Mate
Gorilla (uncredited)
 1932 Tarzan the Ape Man
Ape (uncredited)
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Unsold pilot: Starred with Virginia Herrick, Max Terhune and Bill Hale in western series pilot called "The Buckskin Rangers". The pilot was filmed in color with plots similar to Monogram's Range Busters B-Western series that were shot ten years earlier.

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Raymond Benard | Bonga | Crash Corrigan | Ray 'Crash' Corrigan | Nbongo


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