Noah Beery Jr. (1913–1994)

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Familiar and well-liked character actor of very different persona than either his father, Noah Beery, or his uncle, Wallace Beery. He attended Harvard Military Academy but managed to make a number of appearances on film and on stage with his father before adulthood. At age 19, he began playing amiable second leads and occasional leading roles, ... See full bio »

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The Rockford Files Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford
Red River Buster McGee
Walking Tall Grandpa


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 1986 Power's Play (TV Movie)
 1980-1986 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Daryl Wilcox / Gordon Layton
- Celebration/Captain Papa/Honeymoon Pressure (1980) ... Gordon Layton (as Noah Beery)
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Doc Wallace
- Funeral at Fifty-Mile (1985) ... Doc Wallace (as Noah Beery)
 1985 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Buckaroo Bob Morgan
- Buckaroo Bob Rides Again (1985) ... Buckaroo Bob Morgan (as Noah Beery)
 1984 Cover Up (TV Series)
- Nothing to Lose (1984) ... Graham (as Noah Beery)
 1984 Hot Pursuit (TV Series)
Henry Brooks
- Riding High (1984) ... Henry Brooks
 1983-1984 The Yellow Rose (TV Series)
Luther Dillard
- The Far Side of Fear (1984) ... Luther Dillard (as Noah Beery)
- Villa's Gold (1984) ... Luther Dillard
- Beyond Vengeance (1984) ... Luther Dillard
- Chains of Fear (1984) ... Luther Dillard
- Debt of Honor (1984) ... Luther Dillard
 1982 The Quest (TV Series)
Arthur Henley
- R.S.V.P. (1982) ... Arthur Henley
- Daddy's Home (1982) ... Arthur Henley
- Hunt for the White Tiger (1982) ... Arthur Henley
- A Prince of a Fellow (1982) ... Arthur Henley
- Escape from a Velvet Box (1982) ... Arthur Henley
 1982 Waltz Across Texas
Joe Locker
 1982 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Edsel (as Noah Beery)
 1982 Mysterious Two (TV Movie)
Sheriff Virgil Molloy
 1982 The Capture of Grizzly Adams (TV Movie)
Sheriff Hawkins
 1971-1982 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Uncle Ben / Doc Manners / Narrator
- Beyond Witch Mountain (1982) ... Uncle Ben
- The Ghost of Cypress Swamp (1977) ... Doc Manners
- Hacksaw: Part 1 (1971) ... Narrator
 1981 Revenge of the Gray Gang (TV Movie)
Milo Hoots
 1981 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Floyd Lewellen
- All Roads Lead to Floyd (1981) ... Floyd Lewellen (as Noah Beery)
 1981 The Big Stuffed Dog (TV Movie)
Petey's Grandfather (as Noah Beery)
 1981 Vega$ (TV Series)
Josiah Sparks
- Sourdough Suite (1981) ... Josiah Sparks (as Noah Beery)
 1981 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Otis T. Boggs
- High Off the Hog/Reprisal (1981) ... Otis T. Boggs (as Noah Beery)
 1980 The Asphalt Cowboy (TV Movie)
Sgt. Brown
 1980 Gridlock (TV Movie)
 1974-1980 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford
- Deadlock in Parma (1980) ... Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery, credit only)
- Just a Coupla Guys (1979) ... Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery, credit only)
- The Big Cheese (1979) ... Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
- No Fault Affair (1979) ... Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
- The Hawaiian Headache (1979) ... Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
 1979 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series short)
- The Revenge of Red Chief (1979) ... Billy (as Noah Beery)
 1979 Greatest Heroes of the Bible (TV Series)
- The Story of Esther (1979) ... Mordechai (as Noah Beery)
 1978 The Bastard (TV Series)
Dan O'Brien (as Noah Beery)
 1977 The Ghost of Cypress Swamp (TV Movie)
Doc Manners
 1974-1976 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Officer Banner / Tom Molson
- The Bionic Badge (1976) ... Officer Banner (as Noah Beery)
- Run, Steve, Run (1974) ... Tom Molson (as Noah Beery)
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Lionel Briggs
- The Adventure of the Sinister Scenario (1976) ... Lionel Briggs (as Noah Beery)
 1975 Walking Tall Part II
Carl Pusser (as Noah Beery)
 1974 Savages (TV Movie)
George Whiting (as Noah Beery)
 1974 The Spikes Gang
Basset (as Noah Beery)
 1973-1974 Doc Elliot (TV Series)
Barney Weeks
- Things That Might Have Been (1974) ... Barney Weeks
- A Time to Live (1974) ... Barney Weeks
- The Carrier (1974) ... Barney Weeks
- The Runner (1974) ... Barney Weeks
- A Small Hand of Friendship (1974) ... Barney Weeks
 1974 Sidekicks (TV Movie)
 1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Marty Jensen
- The Hard Breed (1974) ... Marty Jensen (as Noah Beery)
 1974 The Waltons (TV Series)
Charlie Harmon
- The Heritage (1974) ... Charlie Harmon (as Noah Beery)
 1973 Police Story (TV Series)
- The Big Walk (1973) ... Hecker (as Noah Beery)
 1973 The Alpha Caper (TV Movie)
Harry Balsam
 1973 Walking Tall
Grandpa (as Noah Beery)
 1972 Me and the Chimp (TV Series)
- The Ghost Town (1972) ... Beetley
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
- Something to Get Hung About (1971) ... Sheriff (as Noah Beery)
 1966-1970 Lassie (TV Series)
Ramsey Harris / Carl Bryan
- A Year of Sundays (1970) ... Ramsey Harris
- Danger Mountain (1966) ... Carl Bryan
 1966-1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Morgan / Will Baxter / Ed Simpson
- Follow the Leader (1970) ... Morgan (as Noah Beery)
- You Can Lead a Horse to Water (1970) ... Will Baxter (as Noah Beery)
- The Long Way Home (1966) ... Ed Simpson (as Noah Beery)
 1970 Little Fauss and Big Halsy
Seally Fauss (as Noah Beery)
 1970 The Murdocks and the McClays (TV Movie)
Calvin Murdock (as Noah Beery)
 1970 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Hannibal Clay
- Too Many Chiefs (1970) ... Hannibal Clay
 1969 Heaven with a Gun
 1969 Lancer (TV Series)
Dan Hamlin
- Devil's Blessing (1969) ... Dan Hamlin
 1968 Journey to Shiloh
Sgt. Mercer Barnes (as Noah Beery)
 1965-1968 Bonanza (TV Series)
Johnny Mule / Lothario Larkin
- The Crime of Johnny Mule (1968) ... Johnny Mule (as Noah Beery)
- Lothario Larkin (1965) ... Lothario Larkin (as Noah Beery)
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Buffalo Baker
- Hondo and the Rebel Hat (1967) ... Buffalo Baker (as Noah Beery)
- Hondo and the Apache Trail (1967) ... Buffalo Baker (as Noah Beery)
- Hondo and the Gladiators (1967) ... Buffalo Baker (as Noah Beery)
- Hondo and the Hanging Town (1967) ... Buffalo Baker (as Noah Beery)
- Hondo and the Death Drive (1967) ... Buffalo Baker (as Noah Beery)
 1967 Combat! (TV Series)
Hank Davis
- A Little Jazz (1967) ... Hank Davis (as Noah Beery)
 1966 The Monroes (TV Series)
Alkali Tom
- Lost in the Wilderness (1966) ... Alkali Tom
 1966 Laredo (TV Series)
Ezekiel Fry
- A Taste of Money (1966) ... Ezekiel Fry (as Noah Beery)
 1964-1966 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
John-Two-Bears / Nate
- Honor Before Justice (1966) ... John-Two-Bears (as Noah Beery)
- Prairie Wolfer (1964) ... Nate
 1966 Incident at Phantom Hill
O'Rourke (as Noah Beery)
 1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Lucas W. Tolliver / Tony Claus
- The Case of the Hasty Honeymooner (1965) ... Lucas W. Tolliver (as Noah Beery)
- The Case of the Golden Venom (1965) ... Tony Claus (as Noah Beery)
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Maj. Lynch
- Now Join the Human Race (1965) ... Maj. Lynch (as Noah Beery)
 1965 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series)
Sheriff / Miles Winslow
- The Last Chance (1965) ... Sheriff
- You Can't Buy a Friend (1965) ... Miles Winslow
 1964 7 Faces of Dr. Lao
Tim Mitchell
 1960-1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Stump Beasley / Ruddy Blaine / Jonas Murdock
- The Kate Crawley Story (1964) ... Stump Beasley (as Noah Berry)
- Path of the Serpent (1961) ... Ruddy Blaine (as Noah Beery)
- The Jonas Murdock Story (1960) ... Jonas Murdock (as Noah Beery)
 1963 Postmark: Jim Fletcher (TV Movie)
 1963 Temple Houston (TV Series)
- Toll the Bell Slowly (1963) ... Bailey
 1963 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
- The Massacre at Wounded Knee (1963) ... Jervis
- The Death of Sitting Bull (1963) ... Jervis
 1963 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
- The Train and Lucy Tutaine (1963) ... Abel
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series)
Barney Hamlin
- A Guy for Clementine (1962) ... Barney Hamlin (as Noah Beery)
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Emlyn Job
- 1800 Days to Justice (1962) ... Emlyn Job (as Noah Beery)
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Jon Peterson
- Nightmare in the Sun (1961) ... Jon Peterson (as Noah Berry)
 1961 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Barney Durant / El Gato
- Barney's Bounty (1961) ... Barney Durant (as Noah Beery)
- El Gato (1961) ... El Gato (as Noah Beery)
 1961 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Claude McCoy
- The Investors (1961) ... Claude McCoy (as Noah Beery)
 1960-1961 Riverboat (TV Series)
Bill Blake
- Listen to the Nightingale (1961) ... Bill Blake (as Noah Beery)
- Zigzag (1960) ... Bill Blake (as Noah Beery)
- Duel on the River (1960) ... Bill Blake (as Noah Beery)
- Chicota Landing (1960) ... Bill Blake (as Noah Beery)
- The Quota (1960) ... Bill Blake (as Noah Beery)
 1960 The Robert Herridge Theater (TV Series)
Carnival Worker
- A Trip to Czardis (1960) ... Carnival Worker
 1960 Inherit the Wind
John Stebbins
 1960 Guns of the Timberland
Blackie (as Noah Beery)
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Cotton Follard
- The Day of the Hanging (1959) ... Cotton Follard
 1959 Rawhide (TV Series)
- Incident of the Chubasco (1959) ... Arkansas (as Noah Berry)
 1959 Escort West
Lt. Jamison
 1958 Studio One (TV Series)
M / Sgt. Rich
- The Enemy Within (1958) ... M / Sgt. Rich (as Noah Beery)
 1956-1957 Circus Boy (TV Series)
Joey, the Clown
- The Return of Buffalo Bill (1957) ... Joey, the Clown (as Noah Beery)
- The Judge's Boy (1957) ... Joey, the Clown (as Noah Beery)
- Uncle Cyrus (1957) ... Joey, the Clown (as Noah Beery)
- The Marvelous Manellis (1957) ... Joey, the Clown (as Noah Beery)
- The Dancing Bear (1957) ... Joey, the Clown (as Noah Beery)
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Rev. Hall / The Sheriff
- Hurricane Diane (1957) ... Rev. Hall
- Strange Sanctuary (1957) ... The Sheriff (as Noah Beery)
 1957 Decision at Sundown
Sam (as Noah Beery)
 1956 The Fastest Gun Alive
Dink Wells (as Noah Beery)
 1956 Jubal
Sam - Horgan Rider
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
 1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Trainer Bradley Taylor
- The Quitter (1955) ... Trainer Bradley Taylor
 1955 White Feather
Lt. Ferguson (as Noah Beery)
 1954 The Black Dakotas
Gimpy Joe Woods
 1954 The Yellow Tomahawk
Tonio Perez (as Noah Beery)
 1953 War Arrow
Sgt. Augustus Wilks (as Noah Beery)
 1953 Wings of the Hawk
Pascual Orozco (as Noah Beery)
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
 1953 Tropic Zone
Tapachula Sam (as Noah Beery)
 1952 The Story of Will Rogers
Wiley Post
 1952 Wagons West
Arch Lawrence
 1952 The Cimarron Kid
Bob Dalton (as Noah Beery)
 1951 The Texas Rangers
Buff Smith
 1951 The Last Outpost
Sgt. Calhoun (as Noah Beery)
 1950 Hollywood Theatre Time (TV Series)
- The Twitchells (1950)
 1950 Two Flags West
Cy Davis (as Noah Beery)
 1950 Rocketship X-M
Maj. William Corrigan
 1950 The Savage Horde
Glenn Larrabee (as Noah Beery)
 1950 Davy Crockett, Indian Scout
Tex McGee
 1949 The Doolins of Oklahoma
Little Bill
 1948 Indian Agent
Chief Red Fox
 1948 Red River
Buster McGee
 1946 The Cat Creeps
Pidge 'Flash' Laurie
 1945 The Daltons Ride Again
Ben Dalton
 1945 The Crimson Canary
Danny Brooks
 1945 The Beautiful Cheat
Prof. Alexander Haven
 1945 See My Lawyer
Arthur Lane
 1945 Her Lucky Night
 1945 Under Western Skies
Tod Howell
 1944 Hi, Beautiful
Jeff Peters
 1944 Allergic to Love
Kip Henderson
 1944 Follow the Boys
Noah Beery Jr. (uncredited)
 1944 Week-End Pass
Johnny Adams
 1943 To the People of the United States (Documentary short)
Bomber Ground Crew (uncredited)
 1943 Corvette K-225
 1943 Top Man
Ed Thompson
 1943 Frontier Badmen
Jim Cardwell
 1943 We've Never Been Licked
Cyanide Jenkins
 1943 Prairie Chickens
 1943 Calaboose
Pidge Crosby
 1942 'Neath Brooklyn Bridge
 1942 Overland Mail
Sierra Pete
 1942 Dudes Are Pretty People (Short)
Pidge Crosby
 1942 Hay Foot
Sgt. Charlie Cobb
 1941 All-American Co-Ed
 1941 Tanks a Million
Charlie Cobb
 1941 Two in a Taxi
Sandy Connors
 1941 Sergeant York
Buck Lipscomb
 1941 Riders of Death Valley
 1940 The Carson City Kid
Scott 'Arizona' Warren
 1940 Passport to Alcatraz
Ray Nolan
 1940 20 Mule Team
 1939 Of Mice and Men
 1939 Glove Slingers (Short)
Terry 'Spider Lewis' Kelly
 1939 Parents on Trial
Jerry Kearns
 1939 Flight at Midnight
'Torpy' McDonald
 1939 Bad Lands
Chick Lyman
 1939 Only Angels Have Wings
Joe Souther
 1938 Girls' School
 1938 Forbidden Valley
Ring Hazzard
 1937 Some Blondes Are Dangerous
Bud Mason
 1937 Trouble at Midnight
Kirk Cameron
 1937 The Road Back
 1937 The Mighty Treve
Bud McClelland
 1936 Ace Drummond
 1936 Parole!
Bobby Freeman
 1935 Tailspin Tommy in the Great Air Mystery
'Skeeter' Milligan
 1935 Stormy
 1935 The Call of the Savage
Jan Trevor
 1935 Five Bad Men
Gene Taggart
 1934 Tailspin Tommy
Skeeter Milligan
 1934 The Trail Beyond
 1934 Viva Villa! (scenes deleted)
 1933 Fighting with Kit Carson
 1933 The Three Musketeers
 1933 The Rustler's Roundup
Danny Brand
 1932 Jungle Mystery
Fred Oakes
 1932 Heroes of the West
Noah Blaine
 1930 Renegades
Young Legionnaire (uncredited)
 1930 Show Girl in Hollywood
Noah Beery Jr. - Cameo Appearance at Premiere (uncredited)
 1929 Gold Diggers of Broadway
Stage Boy (uncredited)
 1922 Penrod
Kid in Armor Suit (uncredited)
 1920 The Mark of Zorro
Seven Year Old Boy (uncredited)
 1920 The Mutiny of the Elsinore
Seven Year Old Boy (uncredited)
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Unsold pilot: Appeared in a pilot for a proposed ABC dramatic series called "Postmark" about a young reporter (played by James MacArthur) who wandered the country in search of stories.

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