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J. Carrol Naish (1896–1973)

J. Carroll was born in New York City to Catherine Moran and Patrick Sarsfield Naish (not in the business). He was educated at St. Cecilia's Academy, New York City. He had seven years stage experience in Paris and New York. Later in stock company. First screen appearance in 1930. Fox brought him to Hollywood. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1970 Cutter's Trail (TV Movie)
Froteras
 1968 Get Smart (TV Series)
Sam Vittorio
- The Secret of Sam Vittorio (1968) ... Sam Vittorio
 1968 Bonanza (TV Series)
Anselmo
- A Severe Case of Matrimony (1968) ... Anselmo
 1967 Green Acres (TV Series)
Chief Yellow Horse
- It's So Peaceful in the Country (1967) ... Chief Yellow Horse
 1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Uncle Giuliano
- The Super-Colossal Affair (1966) ... Uncle Giuliano
 1965 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Bilejik
- Djinn and Water (1965) ... Bilejik
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Mr. Toto
- Who Killed Supersleuth? (1964) ... Mr. Toto
 1964 The Hanged Man (TV Movie)
Uncle Picaud
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Mike Donato
- And Make Thunder His Tribute (1963) ... Mike Donato
 1961 Force of Impulse
Antonio Marino
 1960 The Christophers (TV Series)
 1959-1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Benjamin Burns / Old Man Charvanaugh
- The Benjamin Burns Story (1960) ... Benjamin Burns
- The Old Man Charvanaugh Story (1959) ... Old Man Charvanaugh
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Joseph H. 'Joe' Bucco
- The Noise of Death (1960) ... Joseph H. 'Joe' Bucco (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1959 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Taylor
- Two of a Kind (1959) ... Taylor
 1959 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Maj. Quint Langley
- Blood of Courage (1959) ... Maj. Quint Langley
 1958 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Rare Crowder
- The Blood Line (1958) ... Rare Crowder
 1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Miguel Ramierez
- Ricochet (1958) ... Miguel Ramierez
 1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Papa
- My Father, the Fool (1958) ... Papa
 1958 The Texan (TV Series)
Walt Pierce
- The First Notch (1958) ... Walt Pierce
 1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
- Hiawatha (1958)
 1957 The Young Don't Cry
Plug
 1957 This Could Be the Night
Leon - Chef
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Rabbi Arnold Fischel
- With Charity for All (1956) ... Rabbi Arnold Fischel
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Murillo
- Key Largo (1956) ... Murillo
 1956 Yaqui Drums
Yacqi Jack
 1956 Rebel in Town
Bedloe Mason
 1955-1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Ridley
- Wild Call (1955) ... Ridley
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Mr. Combie
- An Episode of Sparrows (1956) ... Mr. Combie
 1955 Man on a Bus (Short)
 1955 Desert Sands
Sgt. Diepel
 1955 Violent Saturday
Chapman, Bank Robber
 1955 Rage at Dawn
Simeon 'Sim' Reno
 1955 Hit the Deck
Mr. Peroni
 1955 New York Confidential
Ben Dagajanian
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Charlie / Onorio
- A Medal for Benny (1954) ... Charlie
- Waiting for Onorio (1954) ... Onorio
 1954 Justice (TV Series)
- The Quiet Life (1954)
 1953 Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
Socrates 'Soc' Houlis
 1953 Fighter Attack
Bruno (as J.Carrol Naish in opening credits)
 1953 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Wedding Day (1953)
 1952 Ride the Man Down
Sheriff Joe Kneen
 1952 Woman of the North Country
John Mulholland
 1952 The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1952 The Story of Will Rogers
Offscreen Narrator in Opening Scene (uncredited)
 1952 Clash by Night
Uncle Vince
 1952 Denver and Rio Grande
Gil Harkness
 1952 Life with Luigi (TV Series)
Luigi Basco
- The Phone Booth (1952) ... Luigi Basco
- Citizenship (1952) ... Luigi Basco
 1951 Bannerline
Frankie Scarbine
 1951 Across the Wide Missouri
Looking Glass
 1950 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series)
Luigi
- Episode #1.1 (1950) ... Luigi
 1950 Please Believe Me
'Lucky' Reilly
 1950 Black Hand
Louis Lorelli
 1949 That Midnight Kiss
Papa Donnetti
 1949 Canadian Pacific
Dynamite Dawson
 1948 The Kissing Bandit
Chico
 1948 Joan of Arc
John, Count of Luxembourg (Joan's captor)
 1947 The Fugitive
A Police Informer
 1947 Carnival in Costa Rica
Papa Rico Molina
 1946 Humoresque
Rudy Boray
 1946 The Beast with Five Fingers
Ovidio Castanio
 1946 Bad Bascomb
Bart Yancy
 1945 Getting Gertie's Garter
Charles, the Butler
 1945 Star in the Night (Short)
Nick Catapoli
 1945 Strange Confession
Roger Graham
 1945 The Southerner
Devers
 1945 A Medal for Benny
Charley Martin
 1944 House of Frankenstein
Daniel
 1944 Dragon Seed
Japanese Kitchen Overseer
 1944 Waterfront
Dr. Karl Decker
 1944 Jungle Woman
Dr. Carl Fletcher
 1944 The Whistler
The Killer
 1944 Two-Man Submarine
Dr. Augustus Hadley
 1944 Voice in the Wind
Luigi
 1943 Calling Dr. Death
Inspector Gregg
 1943/I Sahara
Giuseppe
 1943 Behind the Rising Sun
Reo Seki
 1943 Good Morning, Judge
Andre Bouchard
 1943 Harrigan's Kid
Jed Jerrett
 1942 The Man in the Trunk
Reginald DeWinters
 1942 Tales of Manhattan
Burglar
 1942 The Pied Piper
Aristide Rougeron
 1942 Jackass Mail
Signor Michel O'Sullivan
 1942 Dr. Broadway
Jack Venner
 1942 Sunday Punch
Matt Bassler
 1942 A Gentleman at Heart
Gigi
 1941 Know for Sure (Short)
Tony Madroni (uncredited)
 1941 The Corsican Brothers
Lorenzo
 1941 Birth of the Blues
Blackie
 1941 Accent on Love
Manuel Lombroso
 1941 Forced Landing
Andros Banshek
 1941 Blood and Sand
Garabato
 1941 That Night in Rio
Machado
 1941 Mr. Dynamite
Professor
 1940 A Night at Earl Carroll's
Steve Kalkus
 1940 Golden Gloves
Joe Taggerty
 1940 Queen of the Mob
George Frost
 1940 Typhoon
Mekaike
 1939 Island of Lost Men
Gregory Prin
 1939 Beau Geste
Rasinoff
 1939 Undercover Doctor
Dr. Bartley Morgan
 1939 Hotel Imperial
Kuprin
 1939 King of Chinatown
Professor
 1939 Persons in Hiding
Freddie 'Gunner' Martin
 1938 Illegal Traffic
Lewis Zomar
 1938 King of Alcatraz
Steve Murkil
 1938 Bulldog Drummond in Africa
Richard Lane
 1938 Prison Farm
Noel Haskins
 1938 Hunted Men
Henry Rice
 1938 Tip-Off Girls
Joseph Valkus
 1938 Her Jungle Love
Kuasa
 1937 Daughter of Shanghai
Frank Barden
 1937 Night Club Scandal
Jack Reed - Gangster
 1937 Thunder Trail
Rafael Lopez
 1937 Bulldog Drummond Comes Back
Mikhail Valdin
 1937 Sea Racketeers
Harry Durant
 1937 Hideaway
Mike Clarke aka John Knox (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1937 Think Fast, Mr. Moto
Adram
 1937 It May Happen to You (Short)
Moxie
 1937 Border Cafe
Rocky Alton
 1937 The Grand Bounce (Short)
Hoodlum (uncredited)
 1937 Song of the City
Mario
 1937 We Who Are About to Die
Nick Trotti
 1936 Crack-Up
Operative #77
 1936 The Charge of the Light Brigade
Subahdar-Major Puran Singh (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1936 Ramona
Juan Can
 1936 Anthony Adverse
Major Doumet (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1936 Absolute Quiet
Pedro
 1936 Special Investigator
Edward J. 'Eddie' Selton
 1936 Moonlight Murder
Bejac
 1936 Charlie Chan at the Circus
Tom Holt
 1936 Robin Hood of El Dorado
Three Fingered Jack
 1936 Exclusive Story
Comos
 1936 Two in the Dark
Burt Mansfield
 1935 Captain Blood
Cahusac (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1935 Confidential
'Lefty' Tate
 1935 Special Agent
Joe Durell (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1935 Little Big Shot
Bert (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1935 The Crusades
Arab Slave Dealer (uncredited)
 1935 Front Page Woman
Robert (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1935 Under the Pampas Moon
Tito
 1935 Black Fury
Steve (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1935 Behind the Green Lights
Sam Dover
 1935 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Grand Vizier
 1934 Bachelor of Arts
Radical Speaker (uncredited)
 1934 Hell in the Heavens
Sgt. Chevalier
 1934 Marie Galante
French Sailor Painting Ship (uncredited)
 1934 British Agent
Commissioner of War Trotsky (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1934 Girl in Danger
Mike Russo (as Carrol Naish)
 1934 The Defense Rests
Monte Ballou
 1934 Return of the Terror
Steve Scola
 1934 The Hell Cat
Joe Morgan
 1934 Murder in Trinidad
Duval
 1934 One Is Guilty
Jack Allen
 1934 Upperworld
Lou Colima (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1934 Sleepers East
Carl Izzard (uncredited)
 1934 What's Your Racket?
Dick Graves
 1933 The Mystery Squadron
Collins
 1933 Havana Widows
First Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1933 The Mad Game
Chopper Allen
 1933 Ann Vickers
Dr. Sorelle (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1933 The Big Chance
Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
 1933 The Last Trail
John Ross
 1933 Captured!
Cpl. Guarand (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1933 The Avenger
Hanley
 1933 Notorious But Nice
Joe Charney
 1933 Arizona to Broadway
Tommy Monk
 1933 The Devil's in Love
Salazar
 1933 Elmer, the Great
Jerry (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1933 Central Airport
Drunk in Wreck (uncredited)
 1933 The World Gone Mad
Ramon Salvadore
 1933 The Whirlwind
'Injun' (as Carol Naish)
 1933 Infernal Machine
Bryan (uncredited)
 1933 Silent Men
Jack Wilder (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1933 The Past of Mary Holmes
Gary Kent
 1933 No Other Woman
Bonelli
 1932 Frisco Jenny
Ed Harris (uncredited)
 1932 The Conquerors
Agitator (uncredited)
 1932 Merry-Go-Round
Joe Skelli (replaced by Matt Mc Hugh)
 1932 The Kid from Spain
Pedro
 1932 Tiger Shark
Tony (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1932 No Living Witness
Nick
 1932 Big City Blues
Bootlegger (uncredited)
 1932 Crooner
Nick Meyer (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1932 Week-End Marriage
Joe (uncredited)
 1932 Two Seconds
Tony (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1932 The Famous Ferguson Case
Claude Wright
 1932 The Mouthpiece
Tony Rocco (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1932 It's Tough to Be Famous
Lt. Blake (scenes deleted, as J. Carroll Naish)
 1932 The Hatchet Man
Sun Yat Ming (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1931 Ladies of the Big House
Witness Against Doremus (uncredited)
 1931 Tonight or Never
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1931 Surrender
French Prisoner of War (uncredited)
 1931 Homicide Squad
Hugo
 1931 Kick In
Sam (uncredited)
 1931 Gun Smoke
Mink Gordon (as Carroll Naish)
 1931 The Finger Points
Phone Voice (the Finger is on You) (voice, uncredited)
 1931 The Royal Bed
Laker (as Carrol Naish)
 1930 Scotland Yard
Dr. Remur (uncredited)
 1930 Good Intentions
Charlie Hattrick
 1930 Cheer Up and Smile
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1930 Double Cross Roads
Dyke's Lookout / Driver (uncredited)
 1926 What Price Glory
French Soldier (uncredited)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (9 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (14 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Carol Naish | Carroll Naish | Carrol Naish | J. Carroll Naish | J.Carrol Naish in opening credits

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Trivia:

Uncredited narrator for several films because of his rich speaking voice. See more »

Nickname:

Joe

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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