Walter McGrail (1888–1970)

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Walter McGrail was born on October 19, 1888 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Special Agent K-7 (1936), The River of Romance (1929) and The American Beauty (1927). He was previously married to Maude ? and Hazel Stuart Drew. He died on March 19, 1970 in San Francisco, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Special Agent K-7 Vincent 'Lanny' Landers
The River of Romance Major Patterson
The American Beauty Claverhouse
Adventure Tudor


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 1958 Target (TV Series)
- Counterfeit Coin (1958)
 1953 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Stanley Burdette
- The Photo Studio (1953) ... Stanley Burdette
 1952 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
- The Death Valley Kid (1952) ... Charlie
 1952 Cowboy G-Men (TV Series)
Marshal Kelly
- Koniackers (1952) ... Marshal Kelly
 1952 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
- The Secret of Superman (1952) ... Newsman (uncredited)
 1952 Boston Blackie (TV Series)
- Bad Time Charlie (1952)
 1951 Front Page Detective (TV Series)
Art Kradick
- You Kill Me (1951) ... Art Kradick
 1951 Here Comes the Groom
Newsreel Director (uncredited)
 1950-1951 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Ice Cream Customer / John Carver
- Close Shave (1951)
- Neutral Corner (1951) ... Ice Cream Customer
- Party Line (1950)
 1950 A Life of Her Own
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1947 A Double Life
Steve (uncredited)
 1942 Bowery at Midnight
Coroner (uncredited)
 1942 Riders of the West
Miller, the Banker
 1942 Billy the Kid Trapped
Judge Jack McConnell
 1941 Dick Tracy vs. Crime, Inc.
Junction Heavy 1 / Marine Captain (uncredited)
 1941 Holt of the Secret Service
Ship Captain (uncredited)
 1941 Appointment for Love
Stoddard (uncredited)
 1941 Last of the Duanes
Texas Ranger (uncredited)
 1941 Along the Rio Grande
Cattle Buyer (uncredited)
 1941 Back Street
Reporter (uncredited)
 1940 Mysterious Doctor Satan
 1940 The Son of Monte Cristo
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1940 Billy the Kid Outlawed
Judge Fitzgerald
 1940 My Little Chickadee
Townsman (uncredited)
 1940 The Grapes of Wrath
Gang Leader (uncredited)
 1940 The Green Hornet
 1939 Calling All Marines
Capt. Chester
 1939 The Sun Never Sets
Henchman DaCosta (uncredited)
 1939 Stagecoach
Capt. Sickel (uncredited)
 1939 In Old Montana
Joe Allison
 1939 Code of the Fearless
Ranger Captain Rawlins
 1938 Held for Ransom
 1938 West of Rainbow's End
George Reynolds aka Johnson
 1937 The Mysterious Pilot
Jordan (uncredited)
 1937 The Fighting Deputy
Townsman (uncredited)
 1937 The Shadow Strikes
Winstead Comstock
 1936 Reefer Madness
The Boss (uncredited)
 1936 Ten Laps to Go
Drake - DeSylva's Mechanic
 1936 The Accusing Finger
Guard (uncredited)
 1936 The Plainsman
Gambler #1 (uncredited)
 1936 Special Agent K-7
Vincent 'Lanny' Landers
 1935 Call of the Wild
Spectator (uncredited)
 1935 Hard Rock Harrigan
Worker (uncredited)
 1935 The Glass Key
Fickle Madvig Supporter (uncredited)
 1935 Sunset Range
 1935 All the King's Horses
Baron Kurt Chizlinska (uncredited)
 1934 Men of the Night
 1934 The Lemon Drop Kid
Racetrack Tout (uncredited)
 1934 A Demon for Trouble
 1934 The World Moves On
The Duallist (1825)
 1934 David Harum
Townsman (uncredited)
 1933 Sing Sinner Sing
 1933 Police Call
Dr. James A. Gordon
 1933 State Trooper
 1932 Robbers' Roost
Henchman Brad
 1932 Vanity Street
Detective Hanson (uncredited)
 1932 Exposed
Johnny Russo
 1932 McKenna of the Mounted
Inspector Oliver P. Logan
 1932 The Last of the Mohicans
Dulac (the French Spy)
 1932/II The Red Shadow (Short)
 1932 Union Depot
Pickpocket (uncredited)
 1931 Night Beat
Martin Andrews
 1931 Under Eighteen
Gregg - Penthouse Party Guest (uncredited)
 1931 Murder by the Clock
Herbert Endicott
 1931 Night Nurse
The Drunk
 1931 Seas Beneath
Chief Joe Cobb
 1930 May I Come In
Johnny Spence
 1930 River's End
Sergeant Martin
 1930 The Pay-Off
 1930 The Last of the Duanes
 1930 Anybody's War
Captain Davis
 1930 Women Everywhere
Lieutenant of Legionnaires
 1930 Soldiers and Women
Capt. Arnold
 1930 Men Without Women
Joe Cobb
 1930 The Lone Star Ranger
Phil Lawson
 1929 The River of Romance
Major Patterson
 1929 The Veiled Woman
Diplomatic Attaché
 1928 Hey Rube!
 1928 Blockade
 1928 Confessions of a Wife
Henri Duval
 1928 The Old Code
Pierre Belleu
 1928 The Play Girl
David Courtney
 1928 Midnight Madness
 1928 Stop That Man!
'Slippery Dick' Sylvaine
 1927 Man Crazy
Van Breamer
 1927 The American Beauty
 1927 Old San Francisco
Vasquez's Grandson - in Prologue
 1927 The Secret Studio
Mr. Kyler
 1926 Prisoners of the Storm
Sergeant McClellan
 1926 The City
Jim Hannock
 1926 Across the Pacific
Capt. Grover
 1926 Marriage License?
Marcus Heriot
 1926 The Combat
Milton Symmons
 1926 Forbidden Waters
J. Austin Bell
 1925 When the Door Opened
Clive Grenfal
 1925 A Son of His Father
 1925 Havoc
Roddy Dunton
 1925 The Scarlet West
Lt. Harper
 1925 The Teaser
Roderick Caswell
 1925 Her Husband's Secret
Leon Kent
 1925 The Champion of Lost Causes
Zanten / Dick Sterling
 1925 Adventure
 1925 The Dancers
The Argentine
 1924 Is Love Everything?
Boyd Carter
 1924 Gerald Cranston's Lady
Gordon Ibbotsleigh
 1924 Unguarded Women
Larry Trent
 1924 A Son of the Sahara
Captain Jean Duval
 1923 Flaming Youth
Jamieson James
 1923 Lights Out
Sea Bass
 1923 The Bad Man
Morgan Pell
 1923 The Eleventh Hour
Dick Manley
 1923 Where the North Begins
Gabrielle Dupree
 1923 Is Divorce a Failure?
Kelcey Barton
 1923 Suzanna
 1923 Nobody's Money
Frank Carey
 1922 The Kentucky Derby
Ralph Gordon
 1922 The Yosemite Trail
Ned Thorpe
 1922 The Top of New York
Emery Gray
 1922 The Cradle
Courtney Webster
 1921 Her Mad Bargain
David Leighton
 1921 The Invisible Fear
Arthur Comstock
 1921 Pilgrims of the Night
Gilbert Hannaway
 1921 Playthings of Destiny
Hubert Randolph
 1921 The Breaking Point
Richard Janeway
 1921 Habit
Charles Munson
 1920 Beware of the Bride
Billy Emerson
 1920 Darling Mine
Roger Davis
 1920 Life's Twist
Steven De Koven
 1920 The Invisible Divorce
Jimmy Ryder
 1920 Blind Youth
Maurie Monnier
 1920 Greater Than Fame
Jack Martin
 1919 The Black Secret
Ray McKay
 1919 The Country Cousin
George Tewksbury Reynolds III
 1919 The Girl Problem
Ernest Sanford
 1919 The Adventure Shop
Josephus Potts, Jr
 1918 Miss Ambition
Larry Boyle
 1918 Everybody's Girl
 1918 To the Highest Bidder
David Whitcomb
 1918 Find the Woman
Maurice Dumars
 1918 The Triumph of the Weak
Jim Roberts
 1918 The Business of Life
James Desboro
 1918 The Song of the Soul
Dr. Evans
 1918 The Clarion Call (Short)
Barney Woods
 1918 Brown of Harvard
Gerald Thorne
 1917 Over There
Undetermined Role
 1917 A Service of Love (Short)
 1917 The Green Door (Short)
 1917 Within the Law
Dick Gilder
 1917 The Courage of Silence
 1917 Indiscretion
Jimmy Travers
 1916 The Dollar and the Law
George Gray
 1916 The Scarlet Runner
Morley Chester
 1916 Carew and Son (Short)
Bob Carew
 1916 Lights of New York
Hawk Chovinski
 1916 The Ordeal of Elizabeth
Elizabeth's Father
 1916 The Resurrection of Hollis (Short)
Jack Hollis
 1916 The Road of Many Turnings (Short)
Carl Whitman
 1916 Thou Art the Man
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Tall, moustachioed silent screen actor, in films with Vitagraph from 1916. By the 1920's, established as a dapper leading man with all the major studios. At his peak, starring opposite May McAvoy in The Top of New York (1922). His name remained high among the credits, whether as the 'other man', or as scheming villain. He continued after the coming of sound as a small part supporting player, ... See more »

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