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Grant Withers (1905–1959)

Appeared in over 200 films. He had worked as a salesman and newspaper reporter before breaking into movies near the end of the silent era. Tall and tough, his starring roles in major pictures soon gave way to supporting parts, mainly as a villain, in B movies and serials. His elopement to Yuma, Arizona, in 1930 with a 17-year-old Loretta Young was ... See full bio »

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 1959 I Mobster
Paul Moran
 1957 The Last Stagecoach West
Jack Fergus
 1957 Hell's Crossroads
Sheriff Steve Oliver
 1956 The White Squaw
 1955 Lady Godiva of Coventry
 1955 Run for Cover
 1954 Jubilee Trail
Maj. Lynden (uncredited)
 1953 Champ for a Day
Scotty Cameron
 1953 Iron Mountain Trail
Roger McCall
 1953 Fair Wind to Java
Jason Blue
 1953 The Sun Shines Bright
Buck Ramsey
 1953 Tropic Zone
Bert Nelson
 1952 Tropical Heat Wave
Norman 'Normie the Knife' James
 1952 Woman of the North Country
Henry S. Chapman
 1952 Hoodlum Empire
Rev. Simon Andrews
 1952 Oklahoma Annie
Bull McCready
 1952 Leadville Gunslinger
Jonathan Graves
 1952 Captive of Billy the Kid
Van Stanley
 1951 The Sea Hornet
Rocky Lowe
 1951 Utah Wagon Train
Red Bancroft
 1951 Million Dollar Pursuit
Carlo Petrov
 1951 Spoilers of the Plains
 1951 Belle Le Grand
 1950 Hit Parade of 1951
 1950 Trigger, Jr.
 1950 The Savage Horde
Wade Proctor
 1950 Rock Island Trail
David Strong
 1950 Bells of Coronado
Craig Bennett
 1949 The Fighting Kentuckian
George Hayden
 1949 Hellfire
Sheriff Martin
 1949 Duke of Chicago
Tony Russo
 1949 The Last Bandit
Ed Bagley
 1948 Wake of the Red Witch
Capt. Wilde Youngeur
 1948 Homicide for Three
Joe Hatch - aka Bruno Rose
 1948 The Plunderers
Deputy Tap Lawrence
 1948 Night Time in Nevada
Ran Farrell
 1948 Angel in Exile
 1948 Sons of Adventure
J.L. Sterling
 1948 Daredevils of the Clouds
Matt Conroy
 1948 The Gallant Legion
Wesley Hardin
 1948 Old Los Angeles
Marshal Ed Luckner
 1947 Tycoon
 1947 Wyoming
Joe Sublette
 1947 Blackmail
Police Inspector Donaldson
 1947 The Trespasser
Detective Lt. Kirk
 1947 Gunfighters
Deputy Bill Yount
 1947 The Ghost Goes Wild
Bill Winters
 1946 Affairs of Geraldine
Henry Cooper
 1946 In Old Sacramento
Captain Mark Slayter
 1945 Dakota
 1945 Road to Alcatraz
Inspector Craven
 1945 Dangerous Partners
Jonathan Drumman
 1945 The Vampire's Ghost
Father Gilchrist
 1945 Utah
Ben Bowman
 1945 Bring on the Girls
Pierre (uncredited)
 1944 The Girl Who Dared
Homer Norton
 1944 Goodnight, Sweetheart
Matt Colby
 1944 Silent Partner
Bob Ross
 1944 Roger Touhy, Gangster
FBI Man Detaining 'Ice Box' (uncredited)
 1944 The Fighting Seabees
Whanger Spreckles
 1943 In Old Oklahoma
 1943 Whistling in Brooklyn
Reporter (uncredited)
 1943 Minesweeper
CPO Gregg - in Charge of Diving Crew
 1943 Petticoat Larceny
Detective Hogan
 1943 Captive Wild Woman
Veterinarian (uncredited)
 1943 Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case
Waddy (uncredited)
 1943 No Time for Love
Pete Hanagan (uncredited)
 1942 Tennessee Johnson
Mordecai Milligan
 1942 Northwest Rangers
 1942 Apache Trail
'Les' Lestrade
 1942 Panama Hattie
Shore Patrolman (uncredited)
 1942 Ship Ahoy
Waiter (uncredited)
 1942 Butch Minds the Baby
Cactus Pete
 1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq.
Sammy Lee, Harvard Football Coach (uncredited)
 1941 No Hands on the Clock
Harry Belding
 1941 The Masked Rider
 1941 Father Takes a Wife
Judge Waters (uncredited)
 1941 Parachute Battalion
 1941 The Getaway
 1941 Billy the Kid
Ed Shanahan
 1941 The People vs. Dr. Kildare
Policeman at Accident (uncredited)
 1941 Let's Make Music
 1940 Mexican Spitfire Out West
 1940 The Quarterback
Muggs (uncredited)
 1940 Men Against the Sky
Mr. Grant
 1940 Tomboy
Mr. Kelly
 1939 Daughter of the Tong
Ralph Dickson
 1939 Boys' Reformatory
Dr. Owens
 1939 Navy Secrets
C.P.O. Steve Fletcher - Posing as Steve Roberts
 1938 Touchdown, Army
Coach Andrews (uncredited)
 1938 Three Loves Has Nancy
 1938 The Marines Come Thru
Pvt. Jack 'Junior' Murray
 1938 Held for Ransom
Larry Scott
 1938 The Secret of Treasure Island
Roderick Gridley
 1937 Telephone Operator
 1937 Hollywood Round-Up
Grant Drexel
 1937 Radio Patrol
Officer Pat O'Hara
 1937 Paradise Express
Lawrence 'Larry' Doyle
 1936 Lady Be Careful
Lt. Loomis
 1936 The Arizona Raiders
Monroe Adams, Harriett's lawyer
 1936 Border Flight
Lt. Pat Tornell
 1936 Let's Sing Again
Jim 'Diablo' Wilkins
 1936 Sky Parade
Casey Cameron
 1935 Ship Cafe
Rocky Stone
 1935 Rip Roaring Riley
Major Gray
 1935 Valley of Wanted Men
 1935 Waterfront Lady
 1935 Skybound
Chet Morley
 1935 Society Fever
Ronald Dawson
 1935 Hold 'Em Yale
Cleary (uncredited)
 1935 Goin' to Town
Young Stud
 1935 Storm Over the Andes
 1934 Tailspin Tommy
Milt Howe
 1934 The Red Rider
'Silent' Slade
 1932 The Secrets of Wu Sin
James Manning
 1931 Too Young to Marry
Bill Clark
 1931 Swanee River
 1930 Scarlet Pages
Bob Lawrence
 1930 Back Pay
 1930 Soldiers and Women
Capt. Clive Branch
 1930 The Second Floor Mystery
Geoffrey West
 1930 Mammy
Reporter in Trailer (uncredited)
 1930 The Other Tomorrow
Jon Carter
 1929 Tiger Rose
 1929 The Show of Shows
Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two Number
 1929 Hearts in Exile
Paul Pavloff
 1929 In the Headlines
Nosey Norton
 1929 The Divine Lady
One of Nelson's Ship's Officers (uncredited)
 1929 The Greyhound Limited
 1928 The Road to Ruin
Don Hughes
 1928 Bringing Up Father
 1928 Golden Shackles
Frank Fordyce
 1927 College
Jeff's Friend (uncredited)
 1927 The Final Extra
Pat Riley
 1927 Upstream
Juan Rodriguez - aka Jack La Velle
 1926 The Gentle Cyclone
Wilkes Junior
 1926 Fighting Hearts
Tod Raleigh
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Appeared (as himself) in a promotional trailer for Saturday's Children (1929).

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In his later yeas he was a member of what became known as "The John Ford Stock Co.", a group of character actors whom director John Ford used in many of his films. See more »

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