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Fred Graham (I) (1908–1979)

Baseball gave burly Fred Graham his start in motion pictures. In 1928 he was working for the MGM sound department and also playing semi-pro baseball on the side. The studio was making a murder mystery called Death on the Diamond (1934), starring Robert Young and Nat Pendleton. Graham was hired to tutor Young and Pendleton in the fine points of the... See full bio »

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 1973 Guns of a Stranger
Sheriff Stoner
 1972 Pocket Money
Uncle Herb
 1971 Man and Boy
 1965-1968 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Crocker / Irv Rawlings / Alfred Sherwood / ...
- Lottie's Legacy (1968) ... Crocker
- The Secret of the Black Prince (1968) ... Irv Rawlings
- The Pieces of the Puzzle (1968) ... Alfred Sherwood
- The Saga of Sadie Orchard (1968) ... Armstrong
 1965 Arizona Raiders
 1962 Hazel (TV Series)
- Them New Neighbors Is Nice (1962) ... Bob
 1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
- Find Leroy Burdette (1962) ... Hank
 1962 Laramie (TV Series)
- A Grave for Cully Brown (1962) ... Pete
 1953-1961 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Taller Detective with Bogie
- Humphrey Bogart Show (1953) ... Taller Detective with Bogie (uncredited)
 1959-1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Bartender / Shannon / The Bartender
- The Black Sheep (1961) ... Bartender
- Incident of the Fish Out of Water (1961) ... Shannon
- Incident of the Widowed Dove (1959) ... The Bartender
 1961 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
First Drover
- A Warm Day in Heaven (1961) ... First Drover
 1961 Bonanza (TV Series)
- The Tax Collector (1961) ... Baxter (uncredited)
 1961 A Fever in the Blood
State Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1960 Thriller (TV Series)
Sgt. Hannigan
- The Fatal Impulse (1960) ... Sgt. Hannigan
 1960 North to Alaska
Ole (uncredited)
 1960 The Alamo
Bearded Volunteer (uncredited)
 1960 Seven Ways from Sundown
Chief Waggoner
 1957-1960 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Fire Chief / Sheriff
- The Case of the Credulous Quarry (1960) ... Fire Chief
 1960 Not for Hire (TV Series)
- Operation Salvage (1960) ... Jones
 1960 Law of the Plainsman (TV Series)
Joe Graham
- Amnesty (1960) ... Joe Graham
 1959-1960 The Texan (TV Series)
Barkeep / Chad Rogers / Moore / ...
- Presentation Gun (1960) ... Barkeep
- The Telegraph Story (1959) ... Chad Rogers
- Image of Guilt (1959) ... Moore
- Caballero (1959) ... Torrey Davis
 1958-1960 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Roy / Henchman
- Elfego Baca: Friendly Enemies at Law (1960) ... Roy (uncredited)
- Texas John Slaughter (1958) ... Henchman (uncredited)
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
- The Big Squeeze (1960) ... Guard (uncredited)
 1959 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
- The Salted Mine (1959) ... Sheriff
 1959 M Squad (TV Series)
Tiger Phil Kelly
- Sunday Punch (1959) ... Tiger Phil Kelly (uncredited)
 1959 The Giant Gila Monster
Sheriff Jeff
 1959 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Hank a Drunk
- Outlaw's Inheritance (1959) ... Hank a Drunk (uncredited)
 1959 The Horse Soldiers
Union Soldier (uncredited)
 1959 Woman Obsessed
Officer Follette (uncredited)
 1957-1959 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
 1959 These Thousand Hills
Brice (uncredited)
 1954-1959 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Salted Mine (1959) ... Sheriff
 1959 Rio Bravo
2nd Burdette Man in Shootout (uncredited)
 1958 Maverick (TV Series)
1st Miner
- The Spanish Dancer (1958) ... 1st Miner
 1958 Lawman (TV Series)
Hart / Bartender
- The Intruders (1958) ... Hart
- The Prisoner (1958) ... Bartender (uncredited)
 1958 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
Sheriff Quinn
- The Outlaw Legion (1958) ... Sheriff Quinn
 1958 Yancy Derringer (TV Series)
- A Bullet for Bridget (1958) ... Laney
 1958 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Prison Guard
- Sentenced to Death (1958) ... Prison Guard
 1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
- Miracle at Pot Hole (1958) ... Frank (uncredited)
 1958 Bronco (TV Series)
- Quest of the Thirty Dead (1958) ... Henchman (uncredited)
 1958 Badman's Country
Blackjack Ketchum (uncredited)
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Stocker - Henchman
- The Statue of San Sebastian (1958) ... Stocker - Henchman
 1958 Vertigo
Policeman on Rooftop (uncredited)
 1958 Casey Jones (TV Series)
Joe Welch
- Lethal Journey (1958) ... Joe Welch
 1957-1958 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Sam Craig / Joe - Outlaw Leader / Red
- Deadwood (1958) ... Sam Craig
- Stage to Nowhere (1957) ... Joe - Outlaw Leader
- Alder Gulch (1957) ... Red
 1958 Man Without a Gun (TV Series)
- Danger (1958) ... Deputy
 1958 26 Men (TV Series)
Alton Slaughter
- Slaughter Trail (1958) ... Alton Slaughter
 1958 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Pete Brown
- Ursula (1958) ... Pete Brown
 1957-1958 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
Squint Baxter / Ed Latimer
- Outlaw in Uniform (1958) ... Squint Baxter
- The Rebel Yell (1957) ... Ed Latimer
 1957-1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Second Deputy / Sheriff Barclay
- Hornitas Town (1958) ... Second Deputy
- The Gold Buckle (1957) ... Sheriff Barclay
 1958 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
- Deadlock (1958) ... Red
 1958 The Lineup (TV Series)
Willard Peabody
- The Willard Peabody Case (1958) ... Willard Peabody
 1957-1958 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Thug / Sgt. Dobbs / Sergeant
- Water Witch (1958) ... Thug (uncredited)
- White Savage (1957) ... Sgt. Dobbs
- Son of Cochise (1957) ... Sergeant
 1958 Return to Warbow
Tom - Wagon Driving Guard (uncredited)
 1957 Wagon Train (TV Series)
The Bartender
- The Cliff Grundy Story (1957) ... The Bartender
 1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
- Miss Paisley's Cat (1957) ... Rinditch
 1957 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Curly Watts
- Hired Gun (1957) ... Curly Watts (uncredited)
 1957 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
- Mr. Buntline's Vacation (1957) ... Mel (uncredited)
 1957 Domino Kid
Haimes (uncredited)
 1957 Jet Pilot
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1957 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
- Liar from Blackhawk (1957) ... Cowboy
 1957/I Man in the Shadow
Empire Ranch Guard (uncredited)
 1957 The Restless Breed
Henchman (uncredited)
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
- Strange Sanctuary (1957) ... Yank
 1957 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Rancher #2
- Lynching Party (1957) ... Rancher #2 (uncredited)
 1957 The Wings of Eagles
Officer in Brawl (uncredited)
 1957 Official Detective (TV Series)
- Panhandle Manhunt (1957) ... Johnson
 1956 Accused of Murder
Policeman (uncredited)
 1956 Seven Men from Now
 1956 Thunder Over Arizona
Chalky (uncredited)
 1956 The Last Hunt
 1956 Backlash
Ned McCloud
 1956 The Steel Jungle
Second Detective
 1956 It's a Great Life (TV Series)
- Bachelor Party (1956) ... Policeman
 1956 The Conqueror
Subuya - Mongol Warrior (uncredited)
 1956 Perils of the Wilderness
Henchman (uncredited)
 1955 Steve Donovan, Western Marshal (TV Series)
- Napoleon's Eagle (1955) ... Towers
 1955 The Vanishing American
Walker's Deputy (uncredited)
 1952-1955 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series)
Reardon / Doc Smiley / Hobo / ...
- The Hijackers (1954) ... Reardon
- Outlaw's Return (1952) ... Doc Smiley (uncredited)
- Death Medicine (1952) ... Hobo
- Haunted Mine of Paradise Valley (1952) ... Bill Bedford
 1955 Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe (TV Series)
- Solar Sky Raiders (1955) ... Nordahl (uncredited)
 1955 The Road to Denver
Constable (uncredited)
 1949-1955 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Henchman Blackie / Pete, husky dark henchman / Red
- Dan Reid's Sacrifice (1955) ... Henchman Blackie
- The Beeler Gang (1950) ... Pete, husky dark henchman
- Pete and Pedro (1949) ... Red
 1955 Panther Girl of the Kongo
Nick Burgass [Ch. 7] (uncredited)
 1955 The Amos 'n Andy Show (TV Series)
Airfield Mechanic
- Kingfish Teaches Andy to Fly (1955) ... Airfield Mechanic (uncredited)
 1954 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Casey Moore (uncredited)
 1954 Ricochet Romance
Policeman (uncredited)
 1954 Rear Window
Detective (uncredited)
 1954 Witness to Murder
Plainclothes Man (uncredited)
 1954 Overland Pacific
Stage Driver Jenks
 1954 Trader Tom of the China Seas
Kurt Daley
 1953 Escape from Fort Bravo
Jones (uncredited)
 1953 The Golden Blade
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1953 The War of the Worlds
Looter (uncredited)
 1953 Canadian Mounties vs. Atomic Invaders
Mason, Henchman [Ch.1-2] (uncredited)
 1953 Affair with a Stranger
Mounted Policeman (scenes deleted)
 1953 The Farmer Takes a Wife
Brawling Railroader (uncredited)
 1953 Split Second
A.F. Captain in Helicopter (uncredited)
 1953 Code Two
Motor Squad Duty Sgt. Payne
 1953 Trouble Along the Way
Bill Sackheim (uncredited)
 1953 Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV Series)
Portagee Mike Swabo
- The Hawaii Story (1953) ... Portagee Mike Swabo
 1953 Kansas Pacific
Corvin (uncredited)
 1953 The Silver Whip
Freighter (uncredited)
 1952 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
Jim Stacy / Clay Munger
- Trail to Fort Hazard (1952) ... Jim Stacy
- The Trap (1952) ... Clay Munger
 1952 The Big Sky
Sam Eggelston (uncredited)
 1952 Dreamboat
Bartender (uncredited)
 1952 Old Oklahoma Plains
Henchman Cameron
 1952 Scarlet Angel
Cass Walters (uncredited)
 1952 Brave Warrior
Man in Canoe Fight (uncredited)
 1952 The Sellout
Police Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1952 Denver and Rio Grande
Railroad Worker (uncredited)
 1952 The San Francisco Story
Scud (uncredited)
 1952 The Pride of St. Louis
Tommy Alexander (uncredited)
 1952 Rancho Notorious
Ace Maguire (uncredited)
 1952 Fort Osage
Henchman Logan - Failed Assassin (uncredited)
 1952 This Woman Is Dangerous
Highway Patrolman (uncredited)
 1952 Colorado Sundown
Daniel Hurley
 1952 The Files of Jeffrey Jones (TV Series)
 1951 Overland Telegraph
Henchman Joe
 1951 Across the Wide Missouri
Brown (uncredited)
 1951 Close to My Heart
Prison Guard (uncredited)
 1951 Angels in the Outfield
Chunk (coach)
 1951 Flying Leathernecks
MP Sergeant (uncredited)
 1951 The Strip
Detective (uncredited)
 1951 Lorna Doone
Outrider (uncredited)
 1951 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
- Indian Bureau Story (1951) ... Al (credit only)
 1951 Heart of the Rockies
 1951 Valentino
Chef (uncredited)
 1951 The Range Rider (TV Series)
Henchman / Tom
- The Grand Fleece (1951) ... Henchman
- The Golden Peso (1951) ... Tom
 1950 Dallas
Tough in Saloon (uncredited)
 1950 Mister 880
Man Slugged by Steve in Prologue Montage (uncredited)
 1950 The Fuller Brush Girl
Rocky Mitchell
 1950 No Way Out
Wilson - Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
 1950 Convicted
Guard in Laundry (uncredited)
 1950 The Great Jewel Robber
Brad Morrow - Bartender (uncredited)
 1950 The Asphalt Jungle
Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1950 Buccaneer's Girl
Man in Pub (uncredited)
 1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home
Male Nurse in Hospital Corridor (uncredited)
 1949 Samson and Delilah
Priest (uncredited)
 1949 Sands of Iwo Jima
Officer (uncredited)
 1949 Port of New York
Boatyard Guard (uncredited)
 1949 Border Incident
Leathercoat with motorcycle (uncredited)
 1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Sgt. Hench
 1949 The Woman on Pier 13
Grip Wilson
 1949 Trapped
Patrol Car Cop Outside Nightclub (uncredited)
 1949 The Fighting Kentuckian
Carter Ward
 1949 Yes Sir, That's My Baby
Cheerleader (uncredited)
 1949 Tulsa
Charlie, Cherokee's Foreman (uncredited)
 1948 Wake of the Red Witch
Sailor in Fight (uncredited)
 1948 Adventures of Frank and Jesse James
Bank Robber [Ch . 1] (uncredited)
 1948 Congo Bill
 1948 The Untamed Breed
Cowhand (uncredited)
 1948 Son of God's Country
Henchman Hagen
 1948 The Man from Colorado
Parks (uncredited)
 1948 They Live by Night
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
 1948 The Street with No Name
Bank Clerk (uncredited)
 1948 The Timber Trail
Henchman Frank
 1948 The Bold Frontiersman
Henchman Smokey
 1948 Fort Apache
Cavalryman (uncredited)
 1948 The Miracle of the Bells
Man (uncredited)
 1948 Slippy McGee
Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1947 Brick Bradford
 1947 On the Old Spanish Trail
Henchman Marcos
 1947 Jesse James Rides Again
Henchman Hawks [Chs. 6-8]
 1947 They Won't Believe Me
Deputy sheriff (uncredited)
 1947 The Trespasser
 1947 The Vigilantes Return
Stage Driver (uncredited)
 1947 Buffalo Bill Rides Again
Rancher Jackson (uncredited)
 1947 Bells of San Angelo
Mine Henchman Guarding Lee (uncredited)
 1947 The Michigan Kid
Brawler (uncredited)
 1947 Son of Zorro
Henchman Quirt [Ch. 4]
 1946 The Falcon's Adventure
Joe, Police Driver (uncredited)
 1946 Out California Way
Ace Hanlon
 1946 The Razor's Edge
Corsican Joining Fistfight (uncredited)
 1946 The Crimson Ghost
Snyder [Chs. 1-2] / Zane [Ch. 8]
 1946 The Strange Woman
Street Rowdy (uncredited)
 1946 The Inner Circle
Duke's Henchman
 1946 Daughter of Don Q
Rollins - Killer [Ch. 6]
 1946 Red River Renegades
Henchman (uncredited)
 1946 My Pal Trigger
Jenks (uncredited)
 1946 Traffic in Crime
Henchman (uncredited)
 1946 Do You Love Me
Doorman (uncredited)
 1946 Passkey to Danger
 1946 The Phantom Rider
Harry (uncredited)
 1945 The Cherokee Flash
Tom Stanton
 1945 Dakota
Bouncer (uncredited)
 1945 Colorado Pioneers
Chicago Hoodlum (uncredited)
 1945 Road to Utopia
Henchman with Ace at Bar (uncredited)
 1945 Bandits of the Badlands
Henchman Duke Lee
 1945 Phantom of the Plains
Henchman Chuck
 1945 The Purple Monster Strikes
Baker / Curry / Ed Fletcher / ... (uncredited)
 1945 Within These Walls
 1945 Federal Operator 99
Hinds (uncredited)
 1945 Code of the Lawless
Rancher (uncredited)
 1945 Nob Hill
Bouncer (uncredited)
 1945 Santa Fe Saddlemates
Burke's 1st Guard (uncredited)
 1945 Manhunt of Mystery Island
Blake, Thug B-6 in Winery [Ch. 4] (uncredited)
 1945 Great Stagecoach Robbery
Bank Brawler (uncredited)
 1945 The Topeka Terror
Croupier Nick (uncredited)
 1944 The Big Bonanza
Tom's Brother - Burly Barroom Brawler (uncredited)
 1944 Murder, My Sweet
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1944 Zorro's Black Whip
Black (uncredited)
 1944 The Woman in the Window
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
 1944 Stagecoach to Monterey
Henchman Mac
 1944 Haunted Harbor
Mine Thug [Chs. 3, 15] / 2nd Bartender [Chs. 6-7] (uncredited)
 1944 U-Boat Prisoner
American Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1944 Abroad with Two Yanks
Soldier Who Gets Punched (uncredited)
 1944 Silver City Kid
Henchman in Ballard's Office (uncredited)
 1944 Louisiana Hayride
Testing Director (scenes deleted)
 1944 Marshal of Reno
Henchman Drake
 1944 The Hairy Ape
Saloon Brawler (uncredited)
 1944 The Yellow Rose of Texas
Henchman (uncredited)
 1944 Silent Partner
Harden (uncredited)
 1944 The Tiger Woman
Goff - Thug with Dynamite [Ch. 2] / Cave Guard [Ch. 4] / Truck Driver in Cafe [Ch. 6] / ... (uncredited)
 1944 Tucson Raiders
Henchman (uncredited)
 1944 Buffalo Bill
Editor (uncredited)
 1944 Outlaws of Santa Fe
Saloon brawler (uncredited)
 1944 Mojave Firebrand
Miner Frank Brady (uncredited)
 1944 See Here, Private Hargrove
Soldier (uncredited)
 1944 Passage to Marseille
Thug Wrecking Newspaper Office (uncredited)
 1944 Captain America
Agent B-10 [Chs. 4, 8-9] / Farm Thug [Chs. 14-15] (uncredited)
 1943 In Old Oklahoma
Gardner's Man (uncredited)
 1943 The Masked Marvel
Janson / Hart / Pete (uncredited)
 1943 Guadalcanal Diary
Marine Listening to Baseball Game on Radio (uncredited)
 1943 The Lone Star Trail
Henchman (uncredited)
 1943 The Man from Down Under
Military Policeman (uncredited)
 1943 Pilot #5
Governor's Receptionist (uncredited)
 1943 Don Winslow of the Coast Guard
Henchman (uncredited)
 1943 They Got Me Covered
FBI Agent Arresting Nichimuro (uncredited)
 1943 Lady Bodyguard
Attendant (uncredited)
 1942 Keep 'Em Sailing (Short)
Policeman (uncredited)
 1942 Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror
Meade's Henchman (uncredited)
 1942 Panama Hattie
Shore Patrolman (uncredited)
 1942 Wake Island
First Civilian (uncredited)
 1942 My Favorite Spy
Jones - Undercover Marine (uncredited)
 1942 Larceny, Inc.
Cop (uncredited)
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Jake (uncredited)
 1942 The Fleet's In
Sailor (uncredited)
 1941 Shadow of the Thin Man
Waiter with Steak (uncredited)
 1941 Navy Blues
Tough Sailor (uncredited)
 1941 Parachute Battalion
Cullins' Brother (uncredited)
 1941 Manpower
Lineman at Cafe Counter (uncredited)
 1941 Highway West
Bus Driver (uncredited)
 1941 Caught in the Draft
Blue Army Soldier Slugged by Don (uncredited)
 1941 Affectionately Yours (uncredited)
 1941 Las Vegas Nights
Cowboy (uncredited)
 1940 East of the River
Slugged Policeman (uncredited)
 1940 The Golden Fleecing
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1940 Winners of the West
Townsman (uncredited)
 1940 New Moon
Bondsman (uncredited)
 1939 The Roaring Twenties
Henchman Eddie Pushes Over Railing (uncredited)
 1939 Smashing the Money Ring
Convict Pushed into Brawl (uncredited)
 1939 Each Dawn I Die
Guard in Cell (uncredited)
 1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy
American Legionnaire at Bund Meeting (uncredited)
 1939 Dodge City
Al (uncredited)
 1938 The Dawn Patrol
Running Man on Airfield (uncredited)
 1938 The Storm
Sailor (uncredited)
 1938 Give Me a Sailor
Delivery Man (uncredited)
 1938 The Shopworn Angel
Soldier Watching Wrestling Match (uncredited)
 1937 Maytime
Court Servant (uncredited)
 1936 After the Thin Man
Newspaper Distributor (uncredited)
 1936 Annie Laurie (Short)
Castle Guard (uncredited)
 1936 Libeled Lady
Press Man (uncredited)
 1936 Romeo and Juliet
Capulet Guard-Escort (uncredited)
 1936 Rose-Marie
Corporal (uncredited)
 1935 A Thrill for Thelma (Short)
Policeman (uncredited)
 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty
Able-Bodied Seaman (uncredited)
 1935 Murder in the Fleet
Crewman (uncredited)
 1934 Death on the Diamond
Cardinal Player (uncredited)
Show Show Stunts (161 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (12 credits)

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[when asked, as a fight specialist, how to make them look realistic] My ideas to make fights look good on screen were to stay loose and relaxed, a little distance from your opponent, and throw punches. Never throw a punch at chin level because a good take makes it look like a miss. Throw [the punch] at the opponent's eye level because a good take makes it appear like it's right on the chin. ... See more »


Renowned action director William Witney once called Graham--a stuntman legendary for his fisticuffs--"the best screen brawler I've ever used".



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