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James Craig (I) (1912–1985)

Tall, rugged James Craig's career as a contract player at MGM blossomed in the 1940's, mainly due to his resemblance to the 'King of Hollywood' 'Clark Gable' (who was then serving in the U.S. Army Air Force). The Rice Institute graduate had studied to be a physician until a sojourn in the movie capital persuaded him to try his luck as an actor. He... See full bio »

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 1972 The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (TV Series)
John Rodman
- This Child Is Mine (1972) ... John Rodman
 1972 Doomsday Machine
Dr. Haines
 1971 The Tormentors
Mr. Tabor
 1970 Venus Flytrap
Dr. Bragan
 1970 Bigfoot
 1968 The Virginian (TV Series)
Sgt. Wayne
- Dark Corridor (1968) ... Sgt. Wayne
 1968 If He Hollers, Let Him Go!
Police Chief
 1968 The Devil's Brigade
Maj. Gen. Knapp
 1967 Custer (TV Series)
Tom Downright
- War Lance and Saber (1967) ... Tom Downright
 1967 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Simon Yourty
- The Renegade (1967) ... Simon Yourty
 1967 Fort Utah
Bo Greer
 1967 Hostile Guns
Ned Cooper
 1967 Akuma no niwa
Dr. Bragan
 1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
- Vignette of a Sinner (1962) ... Sheriff
 1960 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Gen. Edward F. Beale
- The Man Everyone Hated (1960) ... Gen. Edward F. Beale
 1960 Four Fast Guns
Tom Sabin
 1958 Colgate Theatre (TV Series)
- The Last Marshal (1958)
 1958 Man or Gun
Pinch Corley
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Ralph Coe
- Birds of a Feather (1958) ... Ralph Coe
 1957 Ghost Diver
Roger Bristol
 1957 Naked in the Sun
Chief Osceola
 1957 The Cyclops
Russ Bradford
 1957 The Persuader
Bick Justin
 1957 Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend
Ep Clark
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Johnny Flagstaff
- Johnny Flagstaff (1957) ... Johnny Flagstaff
 1956 The Women of Pitcairn Island
Capt. Jeb Page
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Tom Garrity
- Millionaire Jane Carr (1956) ... Tom Garrity
 1956 While the City Sleeps
'Honest' Harry Kritzer
 1956 Massacre
Teniente Ezparza
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Capt. John Perry
- Dead Reckoning (1955) ... Capt. John Perry
 1954 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Sheriff Jim Harris
- Cubs of the Bear (1954) ... Sheriff Jim Harris
- The Westerner ... Sheriff Jim Harris
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Brad Williams
- Wedding March (1954) ... Brad Williams
 1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- The Westerner (1953)
 1953 Code Two
Police Lt. Redmon
 1953 Fort Vengeance
Dick Ross
 1952 Hurricane Smith
 1951 Drums in the Deep South
Maj. Clay Clayburn
 1950 A Lady Without Passport
Chief Frank Westlake, INS
 1950 Side Street
Georgie Garsell
 1948 Man from Texas
Tobias Simms - alias Toby Heath
 1947 Little Mister Jim
Capt. Big Jim Tukker
 1945 She Went to the Races
Steve Canfield
 1944 Marriage Is a Private Affair
Capt. Miles Lancing
 1944 Kismet
 1944 The Heavenly Body
Lloyd X. Hunter
 1943 Lost Angel
Mike Regan
 1943 Freedom Comes High (Short)
Steve Blanding
 1942 Northwest Rangers
Frank 'Blackie' Marshall
 1942 Friendly Enemies
Bill Pfeiffer
 1942 Valley of the Sun
Jonathan Ware
 1941 Unexpected Uncle
Johnny Kerrigan
 1940 Law and Order
 1940 Seven Sinners
 1940 South to Karanga
Steve Hawley
 1940 Winners of the West
Jim Jackson
 1940 Enemy Agent
Federal Agent Posing as Drunk (uncredited)
 1940 Zanzibar
Steve Marland
 1940 The House Across the Bay
Brenda's Friend (uncredited)
 1940 Black Friday
Reporter Ernst Gives Notes To (uncredited)
 1940 Cafe Hostess
Rocky (uncredited)
 1939 Two-Fisted Rangers
Saloon Gambler (uncredited)
 1939 Scandal Sheet
 1939 Taming of the West
Handy Clem - Henchman
 1939 Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise (Short)
Swindler Driving Car (uncredited)
 1939 A Woman Is the Judge
Detective (uncredited)
 1939 Static in the Attic (Short)
Policeman Jim (uncredited)
 1939 Skinny the Moocher (Short)
2nd Detective (uncredited)
 1939 Konga, the Wild Stallion
Ed (uncredited)
 1939 Behind Prison Gates
Jenkins (uncredited)
 1939 Trouble Finds Andy Clyde (Short)
 1939 Overland with Kit Carson
Trapper Tennessee
 1939 Good Girls Go to Paris
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1939 Pest from the West (Short)
Pedro (uncredited)
 1939 Missing Daughters
1st Attendant (uncredited)
 1939 Outside These Walls
Reporter (uncredited)
 1939 Blind Alley
Joe (uncredited)
 1939 Romance of the Redwoods
Logger (uncredited)
 1939 Blondie Meets the Boss (uncredited)
 1939 Flying G-Men
John Cummings
 1939 The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1939 North of Shanghai
Jed Howard
 1938 Pride of the West
 1938 College Swing
Student (uncredited)
 1938 The Big Broadcast of 1938
Steward (uncredited)
 1938 The Buccaneer
Victory Ball Creole Guest (uncredited)
 1937 Born to the West
Brady (uncredited)
 1937 Thunder Trail
Bob Tate
 1937 This Way Please
Soldier (uncredited)
 1937 Sophie Lang Goes West
Waiter (uncredited)
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Unsold pilot: Starred in a pilot for a proposed western series to be called "The Westerner".

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I was out there in Hollywood on vacation and I saw a lot of people making movies. If they could do it, why couldn't I?


Became a father for the 4th time at age 44 when his 1st wife Mary gave birth to their son Michael Craig Meador on June 18, 1956. See more »

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