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Joe Sawyer (I) (1906–1982)

Joe Sawyer's familiar mug appeared everywhere during the 1930s and 1940s, particularly as a stock player for Warner Bros. in its more standard college musicals, comedies and crime yarns. He could play both sides of the fence, street cops and mob gunmen, with equal ease. He was born Joseph Sauers in Guelph, Canada, on August 29, 1906, and ... See full bio »

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(age 75) in Ashland, Oregon, USA

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 1962 How the West Was Won
Riverboat Officer (uncredited)
 1961 Everglades (TV Series)
Collins
- Flight at Boca Chico (1961) ... Collins (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Leon Huff
- Inside Job (1961) ... Leon Huff
 1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
- End of the Line (1961) ... (credit only)
 1961 Lock Up (TV Series)
Sgt. McEvoy
- His Brother's Keeper (1961) ... Sgt. McEvoy
 1960 Harrigan and Son (TV Series)
Matt Collins
- Pipes Are Pipes (1960) ... Matt Collins
 1960 North to Alaska
Land Commissioner
 1960 Maisie (TV Movie)
Master Sergeant Blackenhorn
 1959 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Sam Granger
- The Briefcase (1959) ... Sam Granger
 1959 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Fighting Sam Brown
- Apollo with a Gun (1959) ... Fighting Sam Brown
 1959 Maverick (TV Series)
Sgt. Schumacher
- Trooper Maverick (1959) ... Sgt. Schumacher
 1956 The Kettles in the Ozarks
Bancroft Baines
 1954 It's a Great Life (TV Series)
Motorcycle Cop
- The Driver's License (1954) ... Motorcycle Cop
 1954 Adventures of the Falcon (TV Series)
Harry Gault
- The Reckoning (1954) ... Harry Gault
 1954 Johnny Dark
Carl Svenson (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1954 Riding Shotgun
Tom Biggert
 1954 Taza, Son of Cochise
Sgt. Hamma
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Joey Uptown
- For the Love of Kitty (1954) ... Joey Uptown
 1952-1953 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Sgt. Gunner McGurn
- Beauty for Hire (1952) ... Sgt. Gunner McGurn
 1953 It Came from Outer Space
Frank Daylon
 1953 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Chopper
- Public Enemies (1953) ... Chopper
 1952 Mr. Walkie Talkie
Sgt. Ames
 1952 Deadline - U.S.A.
Whitey Franks (uncredited)
 1952 Red Skies of Montana
R.A. (Pop) Miller
 1952 Indian Uprising
Sgt. Maj. Phineas T. Keogh
 1951 As You Were
Sgt. Ames
 1951 Comin' Round the Mountain
Kalem McCoy
 1951 The Pride of Maryland
Knuckles
 1950 The Flying Missile
Quartermaster 'Fuss' Payne
 1950 Operation Haylift
George Swallow
 1950 Blondie's Hero
Sgt. Gateson
 1950 The Traveling Saleswoman
Cactus Jack
 1949 And Baby Makes Three
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
 1949 Deputy Marshal
Eli Cressett / Colt Redwood
 1949 Kazan
Sandz Jepson
 1949 Stagecoach Kid
Thatcher
 1949 The Gay Amigo
Sergeant McNulty
 1949 Tucson
Tod Bryant
 1949 The Lucky Stiff
Tony
 1948 The Untamed Breed
Hoy Keegan
 1948 Fighting Back
Police Sergeant Scudder
 1948 Coroner Creek
Frank Yordy
 1948 Fighting Father Dunne
Steve Davis
 1948 Here Comes Trouble
Officer Ames
 1948 Half Past Midnight
Det. Lt. Joe Nash
 1948 If You Knew Susie
Zero Zantini
 1947 Big Town After Dark
Monk
 1947 Roses Are Red
Police Lt. Rocky Wall
 1947 Christmas Eve
Private Detective Gimlet
 1946 G.I. War Brides
Sgt. Frank Moraski (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1946 Inside Job
Police Capt. Thomas
 1946 The Runaround
Hutchins
 1946 Joe Palooka, Champ
Lefty
 1946 Deadline at Dawn
Babe Dooley
 1946 Gilda
Casey
 1945 The Naughty Nineties
Bailey
 1945 Brewster's Millions
Hacky Smith
 1945 High Powered
Spike Kenny (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1944 The Singing Sheriff
Squint
 1944 Raiders of Ghost City
Idaho Jones
 1944 South of Dixie
Ernest Hatcher
 1944 Hey, Rookie
Sergeant
 1944 Moon Over Las Vegas
Joe
 1943 Tornado
Charlie Boswell
 1943 Tarzan's Desert Mystery
Karl Straeder
 1943 Sleepy Lagoon
Lumpy
 1943 Let's Face It
Sergeant Wiggins
 1943 Yanks Ahoy
Sgt. Ames
 1943 Alaska Highway
Roughhouse
 1943 Hit the Ice
Buster - Silky's Henchman (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1943 Cowboy in Manhattan
Louie
 1943 Prairie Chickens
Albertson, Lazy 'K' Ranch foreman
 1943 Buckskin Frontier
Brannigan
 1943 Taxi, Mister
Eddie Corbett
 1943 The Outlaw
Charley Woodruff
 1942 Two Mugs from Brooklyn
Eddie Corbett (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1942 Wrecking Crew
Fred Bunce
 1942 A Letter from Bataan (Short)
Roy, John's Brother in Law
 1942 About Face (Short)
Sgt. William Ames
 1942 Sundown Jim
Ben Moffitt (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1942 Brooklyn Orchid
Eddie Corbett
 1942 Hay Foot
Sergeant Ames
 1941 You're in the Army Now
Sergeant Madden (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On
Sgt. Doolittle (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1941 Swamp Water
Hardy Ragan (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1941 Down Mexico Way
Allen
 1941 Last of the Duanes
Bull Lossomer (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1941 Belle Starr
John Cole (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1941 Down in San Diego
Dutch
 1941 Sergeant York
Sergeant Early (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1941 The Lady from Cheyenne
Sheriff 'Noisy' Burkett, Henchman (uncredited)
 1940 Santa Fe Trail
Kitzmiller
 1940 The Border Legion
Jim Gulden (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1940 Melody Ranch
Jasper Wildhack (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1940 The Long Voyage Home
Davis (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1940 Wildcat Bus
Burke (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1940 Lucky Cisco Kid
Bill Stevens
 1940 King of the Lumberjacks
Jigger, a Lumberjack
 1940 Dark Command
Bushropp (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1940 Women Without Names
Principal Keeper Grimley (uncredited)
 1940 The House Across the Bay
Charley (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1940 Honeymoon Deferred
Detective James
 1940 The Grapes of Wrath
Bookkeeper (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1939 The Man from Montreal
Biff Anders (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1939 Sabotage
Gardner
 1939 Rio
Prison Guard (uncredited)
 1939 I Stole a Million
Plainclothes cop seeking 'Harris' (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1939 Frontier Marshal
Curley Bill
 1939 Inside Information
Detective Grazzi (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy
Werner Renz
 1939 Union Pacific
Shamus (uncredited)
 1939 The Lady and the Mob
Blinky Mack (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1939 My Son Is a Criminal
Policeman (uncredited)
 1938 Gambling Ship
Tony Garzoni (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1938 Heart of the North
Red Crocker
 1938 Always in Trouble
Buster Mussendorfer
 1938 The Storm
Kelly, Wireless Operator (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1938 Passport Husband
Duke Selton (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1938 Stolen Heaven
Bako
 1938 Tarzan's Revenge
Olaf Punch (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1937 Behind the Criminal (Short)
Red Manders
 1937 The Lady Fights Back
Swede Jannsen
 1937 Reported Missing
'Brad' Martin (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1937 San Quentin
'Sailor Boy' Hansen (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1937 A Dangerous Adventure
Dutch
 1937 Midnight Madonna
Wolfe
 1937 Slim
Wilcox (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1937 They Gave Him a Gun
Doyle - Gangster (uncredited)
 1937 Motor Madness
Steve Dolan (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1937 Navy Blues
Chips (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1937 Black Legion
Cliff Moore (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1936 Great Guy
Joe Burton
 1936 The Accusing Finger
Father Reed - the priest (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1936 Rose Bowl
Announcer (uncredited)
 1936 Two in a Crowd
Bonelli's Henchman
 1936 Murder with Pictures
Inspector Tom Bacon
 1936 Crash Donovan
Henchman (uncredited)
 1936 A Son Comes Home
First Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1936 High Tension
Terry Madden
 1936 And Sudden Death
Police Sgt. Sanborn (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1936 Special Investigator
Jim 'Jimmy' Plummer (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1936 Big Brown Eyes
Jack Sully
 1936 Pride of the Marines
Tennessee
 1936 The Country Doctor
Joe - Logger Lifting Log (uncredited)
 1936 The Walking Dead
Trigger (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1936 The Leathernecks Have Landed
Sgt. Regan (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1936 The Petrified Forest
Jackie (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1936 Freshman Love
Coach Kendall (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1935 Man of Iron
Crawford (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1935 Frisco Kid
Slugs Crippen (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1935 I Found Stella Parish
Chuck (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1935 Moonlight on the Prairie
Luke Thomas
 1935 Special Agent
Rich (as Joseph Sauers)
 1935 Little Big Shot
Doré's Henchman (as Joseph Sauers)
 1935 Man on the Flying Trapeze
Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
 1935 Broadway Gondolier
'Red' (as Joseph Sauers)
 1935 The Arizonian
Shot-Gun Keeler (as Joseph Sauers)
 1935 Air Hawks
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1935 The Informer
Bartly Mulholland (as Joseph Sauers)
 1935 Eight Bells
Gates (uncredited)
 1935 Car 99
Whitey, burly henchman (as Joe Sauers)
 1935 The Whole Town's Talking
Nick - Mannion's Henchman (uncredited)
 1934 Sequoia
Forest Ranger (uncredited)
 1934 The Band Plays On
Mr. Thomas (as Joseph Sauers)
 1934 The Westerner
Bob Lockhart (as Joseph Sauers)
 1934 Behold My Wife
Morton (uncredited)
 1934 College Rhythm
Spud Miller (uncredited)
 1934 Prescott Kid
Marshal Willoughby (as Joseph Sauers)
 1934 Gridiron Flash
Coach Eversmith (as Joseph Sauers)
 1934 Against the Law
McManus (uncredited)
 1934 The Case of the Howling Dog
Carl Trask (uncredited)
 1934 Death on the Diamond
Spencer (as Joe Sauers)
 1934 The Notorious Sophie Lang
Building Guard (uncredited)
 1934 Stamboul Quest
Soldier Escorting Doktor (uncredited)
 1934 Sing and Like It
Gunner - Hood (as Joseph Sauers)
 1934 Looking for Trouble
Henchman Max Stanley (as Joseph Sauers)
 1934 Jimmy the Gent
Mike (uncredited)
 1934 Wharf Angel
Sailor on 'The Coyote' (uncredited)
 1933 Son of a Sailor
Slug (uncredited)
 1933 Jimmy and Sally
Slug Morgan (uncredited)
 1933 Blood Money
Red (uncredited)
 1933 Eskimo
Sergeant Hunt (uncredited)
 1933 College Coach
Holcomb (as Joe Sauers)
 1933 Ace of Aces
Capt. Daly (as Joe Sauers)
 1933 Saturday's Millions
Coach (as Joe Sauers)
 1933 Golden Harvest
Farmhand (uncredited)
 1933 Three Cornered Moon
Swimming pool Instructor (uncredited)
 1933 The Stranger's Return
Thresher (uncredited)
 1933 College Humor
Tex Roust (as Joseph Sawyer)
 1933 Hold Your Man
Policeman at Reformatory (uncredited)
 1933 Olsen's Big Moment
'Dapper' Danny Reynolds (as Joe Sauer)
 1932 Forgotten Commandments
Ivan Ivanovitch Petroff (uncredited)
 1932 Huddle
Slater (as Joe Sauers)
 1932 Young Bride
Library Patron Seeking Aphrodite (uncredited)
 1932 Shopworn
Construction Camp Doctor (uncredited)
 1932 Arsène Lupin
Leroux (uncredited)
 1931 Maker of Men
Bennett the Monroe Coach (uncredited)
 1931 Surrender
Sergeant Muller (as Joseph Sauers)
 1931 New Adventures of Get Rich Quick Wallingford
Willis the Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
 1930 Campus Sweethearts (Short)
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Former brother-in-law of actress K.T. Stevens and Hugh Marlowe. See more »

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Virgo

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