Jody McCrea (1934–2009)

Up 3,250 this week
0:56 | Trailer
Just as strapping (6' 3") and amiably handsome as his actor/father, Joel McCrea, Jody was born Joel Dee McCrea on September 6, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, and bore a strong resemblance to his famous namesake. The oldest of three children, his mother was actress Frances Dee and his two younger brothers are David McCrea and Peter McCrea. Jody ... See full bio »

The Best TV and Movies to Watch in March

Read our editors' picks for the movies and shows we're watching in March, including "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," Boss Level, and Zack Snyder's Justice League.

Browse our picks

The Most Anticipated Movies and TV Shows in March

Check out the most anticipated movies and TV to stream in March, including Zack Snyder's Justice League, Godzilla vs. Kong, and more.

Watch the video

Related News

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

Trooper Hook
Sun, Mar 07 6:00 AM PST on KILM (027)
Trooper Hook
Sun, Mar 07 6:00 AM PST on KILMDT (1235)

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 people
created 03 Jan 2020
a list of 30 people
created 19 Jan 2019
a list of 39 people
created 06 Apr 2017
a list of 47 people
created 31 Mar 2019
a list of 2242 people
created 09 Aug 2016

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Jody McCrea's work have you seen?

User Polls


Known For

Beach Party Deadhead


Hide Hide Show Show Actor (45 credits)
 1981 Lady Street Fighter (Video)
Rick Pollard (as Joel D. McCrea Jr.)
 1970 Cry Blood, Apache
 1969 Scream Free!
Narcotics officer (as Joel D. McCrea)
 1967 Sam
 1967 The Glory Stompers
 1966 Pistols 'n' Petticoats (TV Series)
Sheriff Eric
- Pilot (1966) ... Sheriff Eric
 1965 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Julius Sweetley
- Three on an Island (1965) ... Julius Sweetley
 1965 How to Stuff a Wild Bikini
 1965 Beach Blanket Bingo
 1965 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Calvin S. Brown
- The Betsy Blee Smith Story (1965) ... Calvin S. Brown
 1965 Major Dundee
Lt. Brannin (uncredited)
 1964 Pajama Party
Big Lunk
 1964 Young Fury
 1964 Bikini Beach
 1964 Muscle Beach Party
 1964 Law of the Lawless
George Stapleton
 1964 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Patrick O'Kelley
- Clancy (1964) ... Patrick O'Kelley
 1963 Beach Party
 1963 Operation Bikini
Seaman William Sherman
 1962 Young Guns of Texas
Jeff Shelby
 1962 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Lt. John J. Pershing
- To Walk with Greatness (1962) ... Lt. John J. Pershing
 1962 The Broken Land
Deputy Ed Flynn
 1961 Force of Impulse
Phil Anderson
 1961 Guestward Ho! (TV Series)
Danny 'Brave Eagle'
- The Wrestler (1961) ... Danny 'Brave Eagle'
 1961 All Hands on Deck
Lt. (j.g.) Schuyler
 1959-1960 Wichita Town (TV Series)
Ben Matheson / Deputy Ben Matheson
- The Legend of Tom Horn (1960) ... Ben Matheson
- Paid in Full (1960) ... Ben Matheson
- Second Chance (1960) ... Ben Matheson
- The Hanging Judge (1960) ... Ben Matheson
- The Frontiersman (1960) ... Ben Matheson
 1958 The Restless Years
Bruce Mitchell
 1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1958 Lafayette Escadrille
Tom Hitchcock
 1958 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
Jerry Turner
- The Criminal Collie (1958) ... Jerry Turner
 1957 Gunsight Ridge
 1957 Trooper Hook
Trooper Whittaker (uncredited)
 1957 The Monster That Challenged the World
Seaman Fred Johnson
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Bobby Applegate
- Babe in the Woods (1957) ... Bobby Applegate
 1957 Conflict (TV Series)
- No Man's Road (1957)
 1956-1957 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Lou / Dave / Bill
- Fighting for Happiness (1957) ... Lou
- George's Gray Suit (1956) ... Dave
- Return to California (1956) ... Bill
 1957 The Wings of Eagles
Tex Brooks (uncredited)
 1956 Johnny Moccasin (TV Movie)
Johnny Moccasin (as Jode McCrea)
 1956 Naked Gun
Young man
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
- Flowers for Charlie McDaniels (1956) ... Danny
 1956 The First Texan
Lt. Baker
 1955 Lucy Gallant
Tom Dunning (uncredited)
 1955 Wichita
Gunmman (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (8 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Joel D. McCrea Jr. | Jode McCrea | Joel D. McCrea


6' 3" (1.91 m)

Did You Know?


In two different teenage beach movie franchises, two films each, he played a character named Bonehead and a character named Deadhead. See more »

Star Sign:


Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed