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James Seay (1914–1992)

Born in 1914, durable, dependable actor James Seay was initially designed for romantic leads after being signed by Paramount in 1940. Caught up in a number of uncredited roles, the actor seemed to fare better as a villain or stern, officious type. Although military service may have taken away any chance for outright stardom, he compensated in ... See full bio »

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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
The Buccaneer
The Buccaneer Creole Militia Officer
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 1970 There Was a Crooked Man...
Aide to Lieutenant Governor (uncredited)
 1968 The Green Berets
Soldier (uncredited)
 1968 Panic in the City
 1968 The Destructors
Sec. of Defense
 1967 The Ballad of Josie
Territorial Politician (uncredited)
 1967 First to Fight
Speaker at Bond Rally (uncredited)
 1965 Brainstorm
Judge at Scavenger Hunt (uncredited)
 1962 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Police Officer
 1961 Secret of Deep Harbor
 1960 The Threat
Harry Keenan
 1958 The Buccaneer
Creole Militia Officer
 1958 Street of Darkness
Jesse Flores
 1958 Flood Tide
Doctor (uncredited)
 1957 Bombers B-52
B-52 School Instructor (uncredited)
 1957 Pal Joey
Livingston (uncredited)
 1957 The Amazing Colossal Man
Col. Hallock
 1957 Man of a Thousand Faces
Casting Director (uncredited)
 1957 Beginning of the End
Capt. James Barton
 1957 The Big Land
Ben Rummert (uncredited)
 1956 Man in the Vault
Paul De Camp
 1956 Friendly Persuasion
Rebel Captain (uncredited)
 1956 Gun Brothers
Blackjack Silk (as Jimmy Seay)
 1956 I've Lived Before
Fred Bolan (uncredited)
 1955 At Gunpoint
Townsman in Saloon (uncredited)
 1955 I Died a Thousand Times
Man in Tropico Lobby (uncredited)
 1955 The Kentuckian
Riverboat Gambler (uncredited)
 1955 Kiss Me Deadly
FBI Agent
 1954 Vera Cruz
 1954 The Steel Cage
Dr. Perry (segment "The Hostages")
 1954 Return to Treasure Island
Felix Newman
 1954 Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl
The Earl of Bellomont
 1954 Killers from Space
Col. Banks
 1953 Sea of Lost Ships
Executive Officer (uncredited)
 1953 Son of Belle Starr
George Clark
 1953 Phantom from Space
Maj. Andrews
 1953 Fort Ti
Mark Chesney
 1953 The War of the Worlds
Air Force Bomber Pilot (uncredited)
 1953 Jack McCall, Desperado
Bat McCall
 1953 Problem Girls
Max Thorpe
 1953 The Homesteaders
John Kroger
 1952 Off Limits
Maj. Evans, MD (uncredited)
 1952 Torpedo Alley
 1952 Voodoo Tiger
Abel Peterson
 1952 Brave Warrior
Gov. William Henry Harrison
 1952 Models Inc.
Det. Sgt. Mooney
 1951 Close to My Heart
Everett C. Heilner / Edward C. Hewitt
 1951 The Day the Earth Stood Still
Government Man (uncredited)
 1951 When Worlds Collide
Donovan (uncredited)
 1951 Strictly Dishonorable
Lili's Attorney (uncredited)
 1951 When the Redskins Rode
Col. George Washington
 1951 Up Front
Lt. Ferguson (uncredited)
 1951 Fury of the Congo
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1950 Charlie's Haunt
Boss (uncredited)
 1950 Hunt the Man Down
Prosecutor (uncredited)
 1950 The Flying Missile
Lt. Jackson (uncredited)
 1950 Revenue Agent
Narrator (uncredited)
 1950 Union Station
Detective Eddie Shattuck
 1950 The Asphalt Jungle
Officer Janocek (uncredited)
 1949 Prejudice
 1949 Red Canyon
Joel Creech
 1949 I Cheated the Law
Rodd Simpson
 1949 Life of St. Paul Series
 1948 The Strange Mrs. Crane
Mark Emery
 1948 An Innocent Affair
Lester Burnley
 1948 The Checkered Coat
Capt. Dunhill
 1948 The Cobra Strikes
Police Capt. Monihan
 1948 Slippy McGee
Thomas Eustis
 1947 Secret Beyond the Door...
Bob Dwight
 1947 T-Men
Hardy - Treasury Lab Tech. (uncredited)
 1947 Heartaches
Lt. Dan Armstrong, Homicide
 1947 Miracle on 34th Street
Dr. Pierce (uncredited)
 1946 Home, Sweet Homicide
Frank Riley (uncredited)
 1944 Resisting Enemy Interrogation
Capt. James Spencer (uncredited)
 1943 Learn and Live
Joe Instructor (uncredited)
 1943 Flight for Freedom
Naval Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1942 Ridin' Down the Canyon
Burt Wooster
 1942 Time to Kill
Leslie Murdock (uncredited)
 1942 Highways by Night
Westbrook, the Man with Trucks
 1942 Timber!
Joe Radway
 1942 Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen
Marine Sgt. Stevens
 1942 Flight Lieutenant
Lt. Anderson (uncredited)
 1942 Eagle Squadron
Medical Officer (uncredited)
 1942 Ten Gentlemen from West Point
Courtney (uncredited)
 1942 Home in Wyomin'
Tex Harrison
 1942 Tramp, Tramp, Tramp!
Biggie Waldron
 1942 Ride 'Em Cowboy
Jack - Ranger Captain (uncredited)
 1942 Joe Smith, American
Roy, Aircraft Plant Worker (uncredited)
 1942 Man from Cheyenne
Sheriff Jim
 1941 Dangerously They Live
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On
Lt. Walsh (uncredited)
 1941 Keep 'Em Flying
Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1941 Mr. Celebrity
Jim Kane
 1941 The Kid from Kansas
Lee Walker
 1941 Flying Blind
Dave - Flight Dispatcher
 1941 Two in a Taxi
Cristy Reardon
 1941 Power Dive
Army Radio Operator (uncredited)
 1941 In Old Colorado
Hank Merritt
 1941 Meet Boston Blackie
Mechanical Man (as Michael Rand)
 1941 The Face Behind the Mask
Jeff Jeffries
 1940 The Green Hornet Strikes Again!
Bordine - a Gangster
 1940 Flight Command
Officer on Downed Seaplane (uncredited)
 1940 Love Thy Neighbor
Boat Attendant (uncredited)
 1940 The Son of Monte Cristo
Lt. Stone
 1940 The Mad Doctor
Intern (uncredited)
 1940 North West Mounted Police
Constable Fenton
 1940 I Want a Divorce
Young Intern (uncredited)
 1940 Oklahoma Renegades
 1940 Golden Gloves
 1940 Queen of the Mob
Eddie Webster
 1940 The Way of All Flesh
 1940 Those Were the Days!
 1940 Opened by Mistake
Sam Peters (uncredited)
 1940 Women Without Names
 1940 Emergency Squad
Slim - Buller's Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1939 Back Door to Heaven
Juror (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

James Lawry | Michael Rand | Jimmy Seay | Jim Seay


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Raised by his mother Mable Seay and his aunt Grace Lawry, he for a time used his aunt's last name, Lawry, as his own for billing purposes, particularly in theatre. See more »

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