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Murdock MacQuarrie (1878–1942)

Murdock MacQuarrie was born on August 25, 1878 in San Francisco, California, USA as Murdock J. MacQuarrie. He was an actor and director, known for Modern Times (1936), The Old Bell-Ringer (1914) and The Star Gazer (1914). He was married to Claire M. He died on August 22, 1942 in Los Angeles, California. See full bio »

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Known For

Modern Times J. Widdecombe Billows
The Old Bell-Ringer Thomas Drake - the Old Organist
The Star Gazer The Old Astronomer
Richelieu Cardinal Richelieu


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 1942 Arabian Nights
Bidder (uncredited)
 1942 Cat People
Sheep Caretaker (uncredited)
 1942 The Omaha Trail
Oxen Owner (uncredited)
 1942 Timber!
Old Timer (uncredited)
 1942 Jackass Mail
Hickory Jake (uncredited)
 1942 Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die
Townsman (uncredited)
 1942 The Corpse Vanishes
The Minister (uncredited)
 1942 Ghost Town Law
Judge Crail (as Murdock McQuarrie)
 1942 Woman of the Year
Head Copy Reader (uncredited)
 1941 Man from Montana
Joel Preston
 1941 The Richest Man in Town
Postman (uncredited)
 1941 They Meet Again
Juror (uncredited)
 1941 Paper Bullets
1st Bailiff (uncredited)
 1941 The Return of Daniel Boone
Telegrapher (uncredited)
 1941 Federal Fugitives
Night Watchman (uncredited)
 1940 The Wildcat of Tucson
Doctor (uncredited)
 1940 The Mummy's Hand
Temple Priest (uncredited)
 1940 Brigham Young
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1940 Deadwood Dick
Kenyon (Ch's 11-13) (uncredited)
 1940 Boys of the City
Man on Sidewalk Watching Fight (uncredited)
 1940 The Captain Is a Lady
Seaman (uncredited)
 1940 Those Were the Days!
First Citizen (uncredited)
 1940 Pinto Canyon
Rancher Barnes
 1940 An Angel from Texas
Lone Star Townsman (uncredited)
 1940 The Showdown
Telegrapher Zeke (uncredited)
 1940 The House of the Seven Gables
Town Gossip (uncredited)
 1940 The Shadow
Richards (uncredited)
 1939 Death Rides the Range
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1939 Cowboys from Texas
Congressman (uncredited)
 1939 Tower of London
Councilman (uncredited)
 1939 At the Circus
Attendant (uncredited)
 1939 Konga, the Wild Stallion
Clerk (uncredited)
 1939 Mutiny on the Blackhawk
Bill - a Settler (uncredited)
 1939 Colorado Sunset
Dairyman Jones (uncredited)
 1939 They All Come Out
Watchman (uncredited)
 1939 Wolf Call
Miner (uncredited)
 1939 Smoky Trails
Will Archer (as Murdock McQuarrie)
 1939 The Phantom Stage
John Scott -Stage Agent (as Murdock McQuarrie)
 1939 Honor of the West
Hank (as Murdock McQuarrie)
 1939 Disbarred
Jury Foreman (uncredited)
 1939 Stand Up and Fight
Engineer (uncredited)
 1938 Tom Sawyer, Detective
Posse Member (uncredited)
 1938 Ghost Town Riders
Harry Branson - Tax Collector (as Murdock McQuarrie)
 1938 Prairie Justice
Stage Line Agent (uncredited)
 1938 Guilty Trails
Judge Howard (as Murdock McQuarrie)
 1938 Blockade
Seaman (uncredited)
 1938 Western Trails
Williams - Station Master (uncredited)
 1938 Outlaws of Sonora
Barfly (uncredited)
 1938 Topa Topa
Hunter (uncredited)
 1938 The Lone Ranger
Matt Clark (Ch 6) (uncredited)
 1938 The Jury's Secret
Flood Victim (uncredited)
 1937 Zorro Rides Again
Jones - Night Watchman [Ch. 10] (uncredited)
 1937 Where Trails Divide
Town Councilman (uncredited)
 1937 On Such a Night
Vasalia Juror (uncredited)
 1937 Slaves in Bondage
Gambler (uncredited)
 1937 Flying Fists
Health Camp Man / Fight Spectator (uncredited)
 1937 The Fighting Texan
Jim Perkins (as Murdock McQuarrie)
 1937 Pick a Star
Jefferson Watts - Undertaker (uncredited)
 1937 Back to the Woods (Short)
Judge (uncredited)
 1937 Venus Makes Trouble
Sour-Faced Man (uncredited)
 1936 Great Guy
Mr. Marvin - Canning's Client (uncredited)
 1936 Stormy Trails
Sheriff (as Murdock McQuarrie)
 1936 The Old Corral
Townsman (uncredited)
 1936 Roarin' Lead
Bookkeeper Sims (uncredited)
 1936 Oh, Susanna!
Townsman (uncredited)
 1936 Santa Fe Bound
Dad Bates (uncredited)
 1936 Prison Shadows
Fight Fan (uncredited)
 1936 Shakedown
Attendant (uncredited)
 1936 Fury
Dawson's Friend (uncredited)
 1936 Pinto Rustlers
Ed Walton (as Murdock McQuarrie)
 1936 The Drag-Net
Hot-Check Gambler (uncredited)
 1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island
Edman Spangler (uncredited)
 1936 Modern Times
J. Widdecombe Billows (as Murdoch McQuarrie)
 1936 I'll Name the Murderer
Wreck Witness (uncredited)
 1936 Sunset of Power
 1935 The Shadow of Silk Lennox
Haskell - Silk's Lawyer (uncredited)
 1935 Nevada
Watson (uncredited)
 1935 The New Frontier
Tom Lewis
 1935 The Dark Angel
Waiter at Inn (uncredited)
 1935 Diamond Jim
Stockbroker (uncredited)
 1935 Bonnie Scotland
Recruiting Clerk (uncredited)
 1935 Outlawed Guns
Banker Honeycutt (uncredited)
 1935 The Laramie Kid
Dad Bland
 1935 Silent Valley
Rancher Barnes
 1935 The Bride of Frankenstein
Sympathetic Villager (uncredited)
 1935 Stone of Silver Creek
George J. Mason
 1935 Les Misérables
Fauchelevant (uncredited)
 1935 Outlaw Rule
Coroner Williamson (uncredited)
 1935 North of Arizona
Elmer Herron
 1935 Clive of India
Sneering Man (uncredited)
 1934 The Mighty Barnum
Husband at Table (uncredited)
 1934 When Lightning Strikes
Jim Caldwell
 1934 Terror of the Plains
Cole - Foreman (as Murdock McQuarrie)
 1934 The Return of Chandu
The Voice of Ubasti
 1934 The Dude Ranger
Doc Welsh (uncredited)
 1934 The Man from Hell
Sheriff Jake Klein (as Murdock McQuarrie)
 1934 The Tonto Kid
Pop Slawson (as Murdock McQuarrie)
 1934 Fighting Hero
 1934 Going Bye-Bye! (Short)
Jury Foreman (uncredited)
 1934 Smoking Guns
Townsman (uncredited)
 1934 Romance Revier (Short)
Banker William Carter
 1934 The House of Rothschild
Man at Stock Exchange (uncredited)
 1934 Potluck Pards (Short)
Pop Hennessey
 1933 Roman Scandals
Senator Fool (uncredited)
 1933 One Year Later
Well-Wisher at Train Station (uncredited)
 1933 Easy Millions
 1933 Cross Fire
Sheriff Jim Wells
 1933 Son of the Border
Townsman (uncredited)
 1933 Phantom Thunderbolt
Townsman (uncredited)
 1932 The Penal Code
 1932 The Gambling Sex
 1932 Wild Girl
Jess Larabee (uncredited)
 1932 Fighting for Justice
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1932 Ride Him, Cowboy
Doctor (uncredited)
 1932 Daring Danger
Pa Norris (as Murdock McGuarrie)
 1932 Rule 'Em and Weep (Short)
 1932 The Saddle Buster
Doc (uncredited)
 1932 Cross-Examination
Court Officer (uncredited)
 1932 45 Calibre Echo
Old Man in Saloon (uncredited)
 1932 The Shadow of the Eagle
Frank - Watchman (uncredited)
 1931 The Wide Open Spaces (Short)
Townsman at Wedding (as Murdock McQuarrie)
 1931 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dissenting Doctor at Lecture (uncredited)
 1931 The Devil Plays
Butler (uncredited)
 1931 One Man Law
Ed Grimm, ( as Murdock McQuarrie)
 1931 Soul of the Slums
Prison Warden
 1931 Lariats and Six-Shooters
Townsman (uncredited)
 1931 Grief Street
2nd Theater Doorman (uncredited)
 1931 Near the Trail's End
Dan Cather
 1931 Arizona Terror
Joe Moore
 1931 Sundown Trail
Judge Lawler
 1931 The Two Gun Man
Rancher Markham
 1931 Hell Bound
Old Man
 1931 The Drums of Jeopardy
Stephen - the Butler (uncredited)
 1931 Command Performance
 1930 Pardon My Gun
Cattle Rancher (uncredited)
 1930 The Lottery Bride
Captain Larsen (uncredited)
 1930 Captain of the Guard
 1930 Troopers Three
Army Officer
 1929 The Love Parade
First Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1929 .45 Calibre War
Mark Blodgett
 1928 The Apache Raider
Don Felix Beinal
 1927/I Black Jack
 1927 The Man from Hard Pan
Henry Hardy
 1926 The Jazz Girl
Henry Wade
 1926 Hair-Trigger Baxter
Joe Craddock
 1926 Going the Limit
Simson Windsor
 1926 The High Hand
Martin Shaler
 1924 The Only Woman
Yacht Captain
 1923 Ashes of Vengeance
 1923 Canyon of the Fools
 1922 If I Were Queen
Duke of Wortz
 1922 The Hidden Woman
Iron MacLoid
 1922 The Unfoldment
Mayor of Avenue A
 1921 Cheated Hearts
 1921 Sure Fire
Major Parker
 1920 The Silver Horde
Richard Jones
 1919 The Little Diplomat
Raymond Brownleigh
 1919 Jacques of the Silver North
Jim Blake
 1919 Gambling in Souls
Thomas Philborn
 1918 Her Moment
Mr. Johnson (as Murdock McQuarrie)
 1918 Humility
Stuart Hamilton
 1917 Loyalty
 1917 The Kingdom of Love
Buck, Dance Hall Owner
 1917 Fear Not
Allen Mornington
 1917 John Osborne's Triumph (Short)
John Osborne
 1917 John Bates' Secret (Short)
John Bates, a.k.a. Edward Stevenson
 1917 Panthea
Secret Agent
 1916 Accusing Evidence (Short)
 1916 Life's Maelstrom (Short)
John Barclay
 1916 The Narrow Creed (Short)
Dr. Hendricks
 1916 Nancy's Birthright
John Martingale
 1916 The Stain in the Blood
Bill Jenkins (as Murdock J. MacQuarrie)
 1916 On Dangerous Ground (Short)
Louis Goldenberg
 1916 The Fatal Introduction (Short)
Jim Claverling
 1916 X-3 (Short)
 1915 Babbling Tongues (Short)
Martin Lowe
 1915 Colonel Steel, Master Gambler (Short)
Colonel Steele
 1915 The Sacrifice of Jonathan Gray (Short)
Jonathan Gray
 1915 The Trap That Failed (Short)
Frank Harwood
 1915 The Flag of Fortune (Short)
 1915 The $50, 000 Jewel Theft (Short)
Detective Tom Sparks (as M.J. MacQuarrie)
 1915 The Sheriff of Red Rock Gulch (Short)
Bill Borden
 1915 The Finest Gold (Short)
Scrooge McQuoil
 1915 The Tam o' Shanter (Short)
Tam O' Shanter
 1915 The Mystery of the Tapestry Room (Short)
Tom Sharpleigh - Detective
 1915 Ethel's Burglar (Short)
Norton - the Burglar
 1915 His Beloved Violin (Short)
Von Wagner
 1915 Mein Friendt Schneider (Short)
David Hoffman - the Pawnbroker (as Murdock McQuarrie)
 1915 The Closing Chapter (Short)
Hamilton Walker - the Grandfather
 1915 The Old Grouch (Short)
John Agnew
 1915 The Tinker of Stubbenville (Short)
Will Harvey - the Tinkerof Stubbinville
 1915 In His Mind's Eye (Short)
Peter von Helm - Blind Beggar
 1915 The Swinging Doors (Short)
Jean Dumont
 1915 The Old Doctor (Short)
Old Doctor Jones
 1915 Where Brains Are Needed (Short)
Old Tom Sharpleigh - the Detective
 1915 The Stronger Mind (Short)
A Crook
 1915 The Faith of Her Fathers (Short)
Rabbi Tamor
 1915 The Fear Within (Short)
Brother Gregoire
 1915 The Troubadour (Short)
Joe Trinidad - the Troubadour
 1915 The Old Tutor (Short)
The Old Tutor
 1915 Putting One Over (Short)
Bad Louis
 1915 The Cameo Ring (Short)
John Brown
 1915 No. 329 (Short)
John Anders
 1915 At His Own Terms (Short)
John Marsh - Backwoodsman
 1915 The Truth About Dan Deering (Short)
Dan Deering
 1915 Wheels Within Wheels (Short)
Von Ludwig
 1915 An Example (Short)
Ex-Sheriff Joseph Bohn
 1915 Dad (Short)
 1915 Seven and Seventy (Short)
Captain John Brent
 1915 Alias Mr. Smith (Short)
Frank Wilson alias Mr. Smith
 1915 The Dear Old Hypocrite (Short)
Wealthy Uncle George
 1915 A Small Town Girl (Short)
The Snob's Father
 1915 The Useless One (Short)
 1915 The Clutch of the Emperor (Short)
 1915 His Last Performance (Short)
Old Doc Jackson
 1914 When It's One of Your Own (Short)
Heinrich Gerhardt
 1914 For I Have Toiled (Short)
Hiram Marshall
 1914 The Christmas Spirit (Short)
Harry the Hobo
 1914 The Widow's Last (Short)
The Old Shoemaker
 1914 The Foundlings of Father Time (Short)
Daddy Ross - the Aged Husband
 1914 As We Journey Through Life (Short)
Old Uncle Eli
 1914 Ninety Black Boxes (Short)
François Villon
 1914 The Two Thieves (Short)
The Burglar
 1914 The Star Gazer (Short)
The Old Astronomer
 1914 The Wall of Flame (Short)
Old Fenton - the Father
 1914 The Nihilists (Short)
Thomas Madison - Prosecuting Attorney
 1914 Monsieur Bluebeard (Short)
François Villon
 1914 The Old Bell-Ringer (Short)
Thomas Drake - the Old Organist
 1914 Richelieu
Cardinal Richelieu
 1914 Be Neutral (Short)
 1914/I The Higher Law (Short)
François Villon
 1914 A Miner's Romance (Short)
Bob Jenkins
 1914 The Oubliette (Short)
François Villon
 1914 By the Sun's Rays (Short)
John Murdock - the Detective (as M.J. MacQuarrie)
 1914 Her Grave Mistake (Short)
Roger Grant
 1914 A Ranch Romance (Short)
Jack Deering
 1914 The Hopes of Blind Alley (Short)
Old Jean Basse (as M.J. MacQuarrie)
 1914 The Old Cobbler (Short)
Nathan - the Cobbler
 1914 The Forbidden Room (Short)
Dr. James Gibson
 1914 Heart Strings (Short)
 1914 The Unlawful Trade (Short)
The Revenue Man
 1914 The Tragedy of Whispering Creek (Short)
The Stranger
 1914 The End of the Feud (Short)
Hen Dawson
 1914 The Lamb, the Woman, the Wolf (Short)
The Lamb
 1914/I The Embezzler (Short)
John Spencer
 1914 The Menace to Carlotta (Short)
Tony's Father
 1914 Discord and Harmony (Short)
Old Felix - the Composer
 1914 Remember Mary Magdalen (Short)
The Minister
 1914 The Honor of the Mounted (Short)
Mac - the Mountie
 1914/I The Lie (Short)
Auld MacGregor
 1913 A Matter of Honor (Short)
 1913 The Major's Story (Short)
The Major
 1913 Bloodhounds of the North (Short)
Mountie Captain
 1913 Red Margaret, Moonshiner (Short)
Government Agent
 1913 The Boob's Dream Girl (Short)
Count Alberti (as Malcolm MacQuarrie)
 1913 The Count of Monte Cristo
 1913 When Death United (Short) (as Malcolm MacQuarrie)
 1913 The Thumb Print (Short)
The Cook (as Malcolm J. MacQuarrie)
 1913 Criminals (Short)
Richard Wainwright / John Dick (John Bates in re-release)
 1913 The Echo of a Song (Short)
A Modern Fagin
 1913/I The Trap (Short)
 1913 The Wall of Money (Short)
McQuarrie (as James McQuarrie)
 1913 The Diamond Makers (Short)
Bhaden - an Aged Alchemist (as James McQuarrie)
 1913/I Mother (Short)
 1913 The Little Skipper (Short)
Captain Hardson (as James McQuarrie)
 1913/I Mission Bells (Short)
 1913/II Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Short)
Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde (as M.J. MacQuarrie)
 1913 The Carbon Copy (Short)
 1913 Pearls of the Madonna (Short)
Jacquita's Sweetheart (as M.J. MacQuarrie)
 1913 The Sandman (Short)
The Sandman
 1913 The Scarlet Letter (Short)
Roger Chillingworth (as M.J. MacQuarrie)
 1913 The Ways of Fate (Short)
 1913 The Alchemist (Short)
The Alchemist (unconfirmed)
 1913 The Violin (Short)
The Old Violinist (unconfirmed)
 1912 The Hand of Mystery (Short)
 1912 Where Paths Meet (Short)
Leonard Murray
Show Show Director (52 credits)
Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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Alternate Names:

M.J. MacQuarrie | Malcolm J. MacQuarrie | Malcolm MacQuarrie | Murdock J. MacQuarrie | Murdoc MacQuarrie | Murdock McGuarrie | James McQuarrie | Murdoch McQuarrie | Murdock McQuarrie


5' 8" (1.73 m)


Claire M.  (his death)

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