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Harry Carey Jr. (1921–2012)

Harry Carey, Jr., had been reliable character actor for decades, mostly in Westerns, before he retired. He is the son of the actor Harry Carey and the actress Olive Carey. He was born on his parents' 1000-acre ranch near Saugus, in the northwestern part of Los Angeles County, which is now next door to Santa Clarita, a large town that certainly did... See full bio »

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Tombstone Marshal Fred White
Back to the Future Part III
Back to the Future Part III Zeke, Saloon Old-Timer #2
Gremlins Mr. Anderson
The Searchers
The Searchers Brad Jorgensen


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 2016 Legion
Father Kanavan
 1997 Last Stand at Saber River (TV Movie)
James Sanford
 1996 The Sunchaser
 1994 Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone (TV Movie)
Digger Phelps
 1993 Tombstone
Marshal Fred White
 1990 The Exorcist III
Father Kanavan
 1990 Back to the Future Part III
Zeke, Saloon Old-Timer #2
 1990 Bad Jim
J.C. Lee
 1989 Breaking In
Shoes, Poker Player (as Harry Carey)
 1989 B.L. Stryker (TV Series)
 1988 Illegally Yours
Wally Finnegan
 1987-1988 Crossbow (TV Series)
 1988 Once Upon a Texas Train (TV Movie)
Herald Fitch (as Harry Carey)
 1987 Cherry 2000
Snappy Tom
 1987 The Whales of August
Joshua Brackett
 1986 Crossroads
 1985 UFOria
George Martin
 1985 Mask
 1984 Gremlins
Mr. Anderson
 1983 Princess Daisy (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1982 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Josh Morgan
 1982 The Shadow Riders (TV Movie)
Pa Traven
 1982 Endangered Species
Dr. Emmer
 1982 CHiPs (TV Series)
 1981 Dallas (TV Series)
 1980 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Sheriff Pike
 1980 The Long Riders
George Arthur
 1980 Wild Times (TV Mini-Series)
Fitz Bragg
 1980 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Joe Pogovich
 1978 Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid (TV Movie)
Deputy Luke
 1978 Police Woman (TV Series)
 1978 Black Beauty (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Bond
 1976 Nickelodeon
 1975 Take a Hard Ride
 1974 Challenge to White Fang
John Tarwater
 1974 Hec Ramsey (TV Series)
 1959-1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Kelliher / Amos Brody / Nathan Cade / ...
 1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Bo Dobbs
 1974 Doc Elliot (TV Series)
 1974 Banacek (TV Series)
Dean Barrett
 1958-1973 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Ben Jenkins / Barney
 1973 Cahill U.S. Marshal
 1972 Run, Cougar, Run
 1972 E poi lo chiamarono il magnifico
Holy Joe (as Harry Carey)
 1971 Something Big
Joe Pickins
 1971 Trinity Is STILL My Name!
The Father
 1971 Big Jake
Pop Dawson
 1966-1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Thad Miley / Bob Archer
 1970 Dirty Dingus Magee
Charles Stuart
 1970 The Moonshine War
Arley Stamper
 1970 One More Time (uncredited)
 1969 Mannix (TV Series)
Floyd Brand
 1969 The Undefeated
 1969 Death of a Gunfighter
Rev. Rork
 1969 The Outcasts (TV Series)
 1968 Bandolero!
Cort Hayjack (as Harry Carey)
 1968 The Devil's Brigade
Capt. Rose (as Harry Carey)
 1968 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
 1967 The Ballad of Josie
Mooney (as Harry Carey)
 1967 The Way West
Mr. McBee (as Harry Carey)
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Corey Munson
 1959-1967 Bonanza (TV Series)
Mapes / Phil Shelton / Corporal Burton / ...
 1966 Cyborg 2087
Jay C
 1966 Alvarez Kelly
Cpl. Peterson
 1966 The Rounders (TV Series)
 1966 Billy the Kid Versus Dracula
Ben Dooley
 1966 The Rare Breed
 1965 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
Ellie's Father
 1965 Shenandoah
Jenkins - Rebel Soldier
 1959-1965 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Walt Thompson / John Jay Burroughs / Charlie Hankins / ...
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Lt. John Pritchett
 1964 Taggart
Lt. Hudson (uncredited)
 1964 Cheyenne Autumn
Trooper Smith (uncredited)
 1962-1963 Ripcord (TV Series)
Cheyenne Bronson / Carl Devlin
 1963 The Raiders
 1963 Redigo (TV Series)
 1961-1963 Lassie (TV Series)
Mr. Harbull / Competition Judge / Barney Kent
 1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Jake Rollins
 1958-1963 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Earl Tibner / Ben Murdock / Thad Taylor / ...
 1961-1962 Laramie (TV Series)
Hobey / Whitey Banister / Dan Emery / ...
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Man in the Dugout
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Phil Cassidy
 1962 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
 1962 Lawman (TV Series)
Mitch Evers
 1962 A Public Affair
Bill Martin
 1959-1962 Rawhide (TV Series)
Walsh / Tanner
 1961 Perry Mason (TV Series)
District Ranger Frank Deane
 1960-1961 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Lieutenant Vaughn / Lt. Paul Rolfe
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series)
Sgt. Curt Stringer
 1961 Two Rode Together
Ortho Clegg
 1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Pete Carter
 1961 The Great Impostor
Dr. Joseph Mornay
 1960 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Deputy McCafrey
 1960 The Tall Man (TV Series)
 1960 Noose for a Gunman
Jim Ferguson
 1960 Hotel de Paree (TV Series)
Deputy Sheriff Will Masters
 1960 Men Into Space (TV Series)
Major Jim Blythe
 1960 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Vern Fawcett
 1959 Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series)
Ed Gary
 1959 Rio Bravo
Harold (scenes deleted)
 1959 Escort West
Trooper Travis
 1958 The Gray Ghost (TV Series)
 1958 From Hell to Texas
 1958 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Captain Ward
 1957 The New Adventures of Spin and Marty (TV Series)
Bill Burnett
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Cliff Eastland
 1957 Kiss Them for Me
Lt. Chuck Roundtree (uncredited)
 1957 The Lineup (TV Series)
 1957 Wire Service (TV Series)
Steve Ward
 1957 The River's Edge
 1956 7th Cavalry
Cpl. Morrison
 1956 Further Adventures of Spin and Marty (TV Series)
Bill Burnett
 1956 Gun the Man Down
Deputy Lee
 1956 The Great Locomotive Chase
William Bensinger
 1956 The Searchers
Brad Jorgensen
 1955-1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1955-1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Bill Dickey
 1955 Spin and Marty: The Movie (TV Movie)
Bill Burnett
 1955 The Adventures of Spin and Marty (TV Series)
Bill Burnett
 1955 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Jay Thomasson
 1955 Mister Roberts
 1955 House of Bamboo
John (uncredited)
 1955 Big Town (TV Series)
John Clovis
 1955 The Long Gray Line
Dwight Eisenhower
 1954 The Outcast
 1954 Silver Lode
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series)
 1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Roy Walker
 1953 The Studebaker Story (Short)
Clem Studebaker
 1953 Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
Griff Rhys
 1953 Island in the Sky
Ralph Hunt
 1953 Sweethearts on Parade
Jim Riley, aka James Whitcomb Riley
 1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Winslow - Olympic Team (uncredited)
 1953 San Antone
Dobe Frakus
 1953 Niagara
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1952 Monkey Business
Reporter (uncredited)
 1952 Gruen Guild Theater (TV Series)
 1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Lon Swinner
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 The Wild Blue Yonder
Sgt. Shaker Schuker
 1951 Warpath
Capt. Gregson
 1951 Cattle Drive
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1950 Rio Grande
Trooper Daniel 'Sandy' Boone
 1950 Copper Canyon
Lt. Ord
 1950 Wagon Master
 1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Second Lt. Ross Pennell
 1948 3 Godfathers
William Kearney ('The Abilene Kid')
 1948 Blood on the Moon
Cowboy (uncredited)
 1948 Moonrise
Jimmy Biff
 1948 Red River
Dan Latimer
 1947 Pursued
 1946 Rolling Home
 1921 Desperate Trails
Young Baby (uncredited)
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Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
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John Ford could see, in detail, something going on two hundred yards away. And probably hear every word, even though he said, "What?" all the time. He never missed a thing. He knew what was going on behind him and we never caught him looking. When he was very old, he did have a cataract removed from his left eye and wore a patch over it afterwards because he said it was overly sensitive to light.... See more »


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