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Charles McGraw (1914–1980)


Gravel voiced, stoney faced & grizzled looking actor Charles McGraw notched up dozens of TV and film appearances often portraying law enforcement figures or military officers, plus the odd shifty gangster. Noted appearances include as dogged cop Det. Sgt. Walter Brown protecting a mob witness in the 1952 noir classic The Narrow Margin (1952) , as ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1977 Twilight's Last Gleaming
Air Force Gen. Peter Crane
 1976 Perilous Voyage (TV Movie)
Capt. Humphreys
 1975 A Boy and His Dog
Preacher
 1974 Police Story (TV Series)
Captain McKinnes / Lt. Mears
- Across the Line (1974) ... Captain McKinnes
- Chain of Command (1974) ... Lt. Mears (as Charles Mc Graw)
 1973 Money to Burn (TV Movie)
Neil Davis
 1971-1973 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Rod Decker / Lars Lowell
- Harbor Division (1973) ... Rod Decker
- Log 56: Vice Versa (1971) ... Lars Lowell
 1973 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Stevens
- Imitation (1973) ... Stevens
 1973 Hawkins (TV Series)
Capt. Bates
- Hawkins on Murder (1973) ... Capt. Bates
 1973 Emergency! (TV Series)
Police Sergeant
- Rip-Off (1973) ... Police Sergeant
 1973 Banyon (TV Series)
Steve Kanderis
- Time Lapse (1973) ... Steve Kanderis
 1972 Ironside (TV Series)
Marvin Greenleaf
- Who'll Cry for My Baby (1972) ... Marvin Greenleaf
 1972 The Longest Night (TV Movie)
Father Chase
 1971-1972 Nichols (TV Series)
Luke / Hansen
- About Jesse James (1972) ... Luke
- Gulley vs. Hansen (1971) ... Hansen
 1972 The Night Stalker (TV Movie)
Chief Masterson
 1971-1972 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
Tom Kleyberg / Agent Joe Flagg
- Operation: XW-1 (1972) ... Tom Kleyberg
- O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (1971) ... Agent Joe Flagg
 1971 Monty Nash (TV Series)
Tom McGraw / Jeffers
- A Killer Among Us (1971) ... Tom McGraw
- The Time of the Eagle (1971) ... Jeffers
 1971 The Devil and Miss Sarah (TV Movie)
Marshal Duncan
 1971 Chandler
Bernie Oakman
 1964-1971 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Squawman / Dolen / Calvin
- My Brother's Keeper (1971) ... Squawman
- Prairie Wolfers (1967) ... Dolen
- Bently (1964) ... Calvin
 1971 The Man and the City (TV Series)
Jerry Donato
- Reprisal (1971) ... Jerry Donato
 1971 Johnny Got His Gun
Mike Burkeman
 1971 The Smith Family (TV Series)
Capt. Hughes (1971-1972)
 1970 Matt Lincoln (TV Series)
- Billy (1970)
 1970 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Castor
- A Time of Hyacinths (1970) ... Castor
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Sheriff Carmody / Sheriff
- A Love to Remember (1970) ... Sheriff Carmody
- The King of Denmark (1970) ... Sheriff
 1970 The Andersonville Trial (TV Movie)
The Board of Military Judges
 1969 Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here
Sheriff Frank Wilson
 1962-1969 Bonanza (TV Series)
Luke Mansfield / Sheriff Gains
- The Unwanted (1969) ... Luke Mansfield
- The Gamble (1962) ... Sheriff Gains
 1969 Pendulum
Deputy Chief John P. Hildebrand
 1967-1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Jim Larkin / Warden MacDonald
- Punishments, Cruel and Unusual (1968) ... Jim Larkin
- Shadow of a Killer (1967) ... Warden MacDonald
 1968 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Sheriff Baggs
- The Night of the Fugitives (1968) ... Sheriff Baggs
 1968 The Outcasts (TV Series)
Mose Skinner
- A Ride to Vengeance (1968) ... Mose Skinner (as Charles Mc Graw)
 1968 Hang 'Em High
Sheriff Ray Calhoun
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Jules Cutter
- The Survival School Affair (1967) ... Jules Cutter
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
General Rutledge
- Hondo and the Savage (1967) ... General Rutledge
 1967 The Busy Body
Fred Harwell
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Sam
 1965 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Sheriff Hobbs
- The Debt (1965) ... Sheriff Hobbs
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Sgt. Goss
- March from Camp Tyler (1965) ... Sgt. Goss
 1964-1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Nick Stacy / Harry Brockman
- Twixt the Cup and the Lip (1965) ... Nick Stacy
- Once Upon a Savage Night (1964) ... Harry Brockman
 1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Joe Creely
- Where Does the Boomerang Go? (1965) ... Joe Creely
 1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Rear Admiral Tobin
- The Sky Is Falling (1964) ... Rear Admiral Tobin
 1964 Destry (TV Series)
Hatch
- Ride to Rio Verde (1964) ... Hatch
 1964 Nightmare in Chicago (TV Movie)
 1964 Grindl (TV Series)
Steve
- Grindl and the Boodle (1964) ... Steve
 1964 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series)
Dan Carver
- The Day of the Search (1964) ... Dan Carver
 1964 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Lieutenant Jack Starkey
- Lover's Lane (1964) ... Lieutenant Jack Starkey
 1963 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
Sgt. Ernie Tragg
- Alert (1963) ... Sgt. Ernie Tragg
 1961-1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Kenneth Hasker / Fred Rainey
- The Heart, an Imperfect Machine (1963) ... Dr. Kenneth Hasker
- For the Living (1961) ... Fred Rainey
 1959-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Holly Kester / Pete Kalik / Johnny Torrio / ...
- The Torpedo (1963) ... Holly Kester
- Silent Partner (1962) ... Pete Kalik
- The Jake Lingle Killing (1959) ... Barney 'Bugs' Birch
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Dr. Simon P. Oliver
- Diagnosis: Danger (1963) ... Dr. Simon P. Oliver
 1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Big John Beldon
- Say Goodbye to All That (1963) ... Big John Beldon
 1962 The Horizontal Lieutenant
Col. Charles Korotny
 1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Sgt. Kile
- The Lieutenant Burton Story (1962) ... Sgt. Kile
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Douglas King
- King's Ransom (1962) ... Douglas King
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Earl Klegg
- Murder by Proxy (1962) ... Earl Klegg
 1961 The New Breed (TV Series)
Dr. Cameron Hill
- Blood Money (1961) ... Dr. Cameron Hill
 1961 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Rudy Driscoll
- Night Song (1961) ... Rudy Driscoll
 1953-1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Forel
- The Great Alberti (1961) ... Forel
 1961 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Old Man
- Out of the Night (1961) ... Old Man
 1961 Dante (TV Series)
Frank Maddern
- Hunter with a Badge (1961) ... Frank Maddern
 1961 Laramie (TV Series)
Marshal Jim Craig
- The Mark of the Manhunters (1961) ... Marshal Jim Craig
 1961 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Josh
- The Fawn (1961) ... Josh
 1960 Thriller (TV Series)
Sheriff Cliff Wrights
- The Big Blackout (1960) ... Sheriff Cliff Wrights
 1960 Cimarron
Bob Yountis
 1960 Route 66 (TV Series)
Jeff Grady
- Layout at Glen Canyon (1960) ... Jeff Grady
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Johnny Dean
- Last Gunfight (1960) ... Johnny Dean
 1960 The Detectives (TV Series)
Mike Anders
- The Bodyguards (1960) ... Mike Anders
 1960 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Tom Barrows
- The Scout (1960) ... Tom Barrows
 1960 The Man from Blackhawk (TV Series)
Matt Clovis
- Death at Noon (1960) ... Matt Clovis
 1959 Hotel de Paree (TV Series)
Martin Wood
- The Man Who Believed in Law (1959) ... Martin Wood
 1959 Troubleshooters (TV Series)
Hageb
- Downrange (1959) ... Hageb
 1959 The Wonderful Country
Dr. Herbert J. Stovall
 1959 Johnny Staccato (TV Series)
Lester Prince
- Murder for Credit (1959) ... Lester Prince
 1959 The Man in the Net
Sheriff Steve Ritter
 1958 Twilight for the Gods
Yancy
 1958 The Defiant Ones
Capt. Frank Gibbons
 1958 Saddle the Wind
Larry Venables
 1957 Joe Dakota
Cal Moore
 1957 Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Lt. Anthony Vosnick
 1957 Joe Butterfly
Sgt. Jim McNulty
 1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
Mouse Morrison
- The Light (1957) ... Mouse Morrison
- Paratroop Padre (1957) ... Mouse Morrison
 1957 Conflict (TV Series)
Korshak
- The Money (1957) ... Korshak
 1956 The Cruel Tower
Harry 'Stretch' Clay
 1956 Toward the Unknown
Col. 'Mickey' McKee
 1956 Away All Boats
Lieut. Mike O'Bannion
 1955 Warner Brothers Presents (TV Series)
Rick Jason
- Hand of Fate (1955) ... Rick Jason
 1955 Casablanca (TV Series)
Rick Blaine
 1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
Matt / Ted Lacarno
- Silent Partner (1955) ... Matt
- Windfall (1955) ... Ted Lacarno
 1953-1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Wilkie Bowman
- Breakfast at Nancy's (1953) ... Wilkie Bowman
 1954 Loophole
Gus Slavin
 1953 Thunder Over the Plains
Ben Westman
 1953 War Paint
Sgt. Clarke
 1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Kovack
- Stranger Than Fiction (1953) ... Kovack
 1952 One Minute to Zero
Sfc. Baker
 1951 Roadblock
Joe Peters
 1951 His Kind of Woman
Thompson / Narrator
 1951 Double Crossbones
Capt. Ben Wickett
 1950 Armored Car Robbery
Lt. Jim Cordell
 1950 I Was a Shoplifter
Detective
 1950 Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town
Shotgun Mike Munger
 1949 Side Street
Stanley Simon
 1949 The Threat
Arnold 'Red' Kluger
 1949 The Story of Molly X
Capt. Breen
 1949 Border Incident
Jeff Amboy
 1949 Reign of Terror
Sergeant
 1949 Once More, My Darling
Herman Schmelz, Chauffeur
 1948 Blood on the Moon
Milo Sweet
 1948 Hazard
Chick
 1948 Berlin Express
USFET Col. Johns (uncredited)
 1948 The Hunted
Detective
 1947 T-Men
Moxie
 1947 The Gangster
Dugas
 1947 Roses Are Red
Duke Arno
 1947 On the Old Spanish Trail
Harry Blaisdell
 1947 Brute Force
Andy (uncredited)
 1947 The Long Night
Policeman Stevens
 1947 The Big Fix
Armiston
 1947 The Farmer's Daughter
Fisher - Finley's Henchman (uncredited)
 1946 The Killers
Al
 1944 The Seventh Cross
Allbright (uncredited)
 1944 Strange Confession
Menessier
 1943 The Mad Ghoul
Garrity
 1943 Corvette K-225
Chief Engineer (uncredited)
 1943 Destroyer
Assistant Chief Engineer (uncredited)
 1943 Mechanized Patrolling (Short)
Cpl. McGraw
 1943 Two Tickets to London
Hendrik (uncredited)
 1943 They Came to Blow Up America
Zellerbach
 1943 Tonight We Raid Calais
German Corporal (uncredited)
 1943 The Moon Is Down
Ole (uncredited)
 1942 The Undying Monster
Strud Strudwick (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Charles Mc Graw

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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In September of 1955, McGraw surfaced in the Humphrey Bogart role as Rick in the TV version of Casablanca (1955) for ABC. It lasted only one season. For some reason, however, Rick's last name here was Jason. NBC revived the series again (Casablanca (1983)), this time with David Soul of Starsky and Hutch (1975) fame and with the lead character's name reverted back to the film's original -- Rick ... See more »

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Charlie

Star Sign:

Taurus

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