J. Carrol Naish (1896–1973)

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One of the most versatile character actors in the business, Joseph Patrick Carrol Naish (pronounced Nash) was born of Irish descent in New York City. His illustrious ancestors hailed from county Limerick and were listed in Burke's Peerage. He had a Catholic education at St. Cecilia's Academy, but absconded from school at the age of 14 to become a ... See full bio »

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Known For

Sahara Giuseppe
Annie Get Your Gun Chief Sitting Bull
Beau Geste Rasinoff


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 1971 Dracula vs. Frankenstein
Dr. Durea alias Dr. Frankenstein
 1970 Cutter's Trail (TV Movie)
 1968 Get Smart (TV Series)
Sam Vittorio
- The Secret of Sam Vittorio (1968) ... Sam Vittorio
 1968 Bonanza (TV Series)
- A Severe Case of Matrimony (1968) ... Anselmo
 1967 Off to See the Wizard (TV Series)
Race Announcer
- Hell Cats (1967) ... Race Announcer
 1967 Green Acres (TV Series)
Chief Yellow Horse
- It's So Peaceful in the Country (1967) ... Chief Yellow Horse
 1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Uncle Giuliano
- The Super-Colossal Affair (1966) ... Uncle Giuliano
 1965 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
- Djinn and Water (1965) ... Bilejik
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Mr. Toto
- Who Killed Supersleuth? (1964) ... Mr. Toto
 1964 The Hanged Man (TV Movie)
Uncle Picaud
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Mike Donato
- And Make Thunder His Tribute (1963) ... Mike Donato
 1961 Force of Impulse
Antonio Marino (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1960-1961 Guestward Ho! (TV Series)
- No Place Like Home (1961) ... Hawkeye
- The Beatniks (1961) ... Hawkeye
- The Wild West Show (1961) ... Hawkeye
- Hooten's Second Car (1961) ... Hawkeye
- The Hootons Versus Hawkeye (1961) ... Hawkeye
 1960 The Christophers (TV Series)
 1959-1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Benjamin Burns / Old Man Charvanaugh
- The Benjamin Burns Story (1960) ... Benjamin Burns
- The Old Man Charvanaugh Story (1959) ... Old Man Charvanaugh
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Joseph H. 'Joe' Bucco
- The Noise of Death (1960) ... Joseph H. 'Joe' Bucco (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1959 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
- Two of a Kind (1959) ... Taylor
 1959 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Maj. Clint Langley
- Blood of Courage (1959) ... Maj. Clint Langley
 1957-1958 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Charlie Chan
- Without Fear (1958) ... Charlie Chan
- Voodoo Death (1958) ... Charlie Chan
- Three for One (1958) ... Charlie Chan
- Three Men on a Raft (1958) ... Charlie Chan
- The Sweater (1958) ... Charlie Chan
 1958 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Rare Crowder
- The Blood Line (1958) ... Rare Crowder
 1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Miguel Ramierez
- Ricochet (1958) ... Miguel Ramierez
 1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
- My Father, the Fool (1958) ... Papa
 1958 The Texan (TV Series)
Walt Pierce
- The First Notch (1958) ... Walt Pierce
 1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
- Hiawatha (1958)
 1957 The Young Don't Cry
 1957 This Could Be the Night
Leon - Chef
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Rabbi Arnold Fischel
- With Charity for All (1956) ... Rabbi Arnold Fischel
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
- Key Largo (1956) ... Murillo
 1956 Yaqui Drums
Yacqi Jack
 1956 Rebel in Town
Bedloe Mason
 1955-1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Gallup / Ridley
- The Mysterious Cargo (1956) ... Mr. Gallup
- Wild Call (1955) ... Ridley
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Mr. Combie
- An Episode of Sparrows (1956) ... Mr. Combie
 1955 Man on a Bus (Short)
Mr. Stein
 1955 Mark Twain (TV Movie)
Mark Twain
 1955 Desert Sands
Sergeant Diepel
 1955 The Last Command
Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana
 1955 Violent Saturday
Chapman, Bank Robber
 1955 Rage at Dawn
Simeon 'Sim' Reno
 1955 Hit the Deck
Mr. Peroni
 1955 New York Confidential
Ben Dagajanian
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Charlie / Onorio
- A Medal for Benny (1954) ... Charlie
- Waiting for Onorio (1954) ... Onorio
 1954 Sitting Bull
Sitting Bull
 1954 Justice (TV Series)
- The Quiet Life (1954)
 1954 Saskatchewan
 1953 Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
Socrates 'Soc' Houlis
 1953 Fighter Attack
 1953 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Wedding Day (1953)
 1952 Life with Luigi (TV Series)
Luigi Basco
- Luigi the Scoutmaster (1952) ... Luigi Basco
- A Visit from Santa Claus (1952) ... Luigi Basco
- The Phone Booth (1952) ... Luigi Basco
- Luigi's Christmas Gifts (1952) ... Luigi Basco
- Luigi vs. the Gas Company (1952) ... Luigi Basco
 1952 Ride the Man Down
Sheriff Joe Kneen
 1952 The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1952 Woman of the North Country
John Mulholland
 1952 The Story of Will Rogers
Narrator (voice)
 1952 Clash by Night
Uncle Vince
 1952 Denver & Rio Grande
Gil Harkness
 1951 Across the Wide Missouri
Looking Glass
 1951 Bannerline
Frankie Scarbine
 1950 Rio Grande
Lt. Gen. Philip Sheridan
 1950 The Toast of New Orleans
Nicky Duvalle
 1950 Please Believe Me
Lucky Reilly
 1950 Annie Get Your Gun
Chief Sitting Bull
 1950 Black Hand
Louis Lorelli
 1949 That Midnight Kiss
Papa Donnetti
 1949 Canadian Pacific
Dynamite Dawson
 1948 The Kissing Bandit
 1948 Joan of Arc
John-- - , Count of Luxembourg, Her Captor
 1947 The Fugitive
A Police Informer
 1947 Carnival in Costa Rica
Papa Rico Molina
 1946 It's Your America (Short)
French Soldier (uncredited)
 1946 Humoresque
Rudy Boray
 1946 The Beast with Five Fingers
Ovidio Castanio
 1946 Bad Bascomb
Bart Yancy
 1945 Getting Gertie's Garter
Charles - the Butler
 1945 Star in the Night (Short)
Nick Catapoli
 1945 Strange Confession
Roger Graham
 1945 The Southerner
 1945 A Medal for Benny
Charley Martin
 1944 House of Frankenstein
 1944 Enter Arsene Lupin
 1944 Dragon Seed
Japanese Kitchen Overseer
 1944 Waterfront
Dr. Karl Decker
 1944 Jungle Woman
Dr. Carl Fletcher
 1944 The Monster Maker
Dr. Igor Markoff
 1944 The Whistler
The Killer
 1944 Two-Man Submarine
Dr. Augustus Hadley
 1944 Voice in the Wind
 1943 Calling Dr. Death
Inspector Gregg
 1943/I Sahara
 1943 Behind the Rising Sun
Reo Seki
 1943 Batman
Dr. Daka
 1943 Good Morning, Judge
Andre Bouchard
 1943 Harrigan's Kid
Jed Jerrett
 1942 Dr. Renault's Secret
 1942 The Man in the Trunk
Reginald DeWinters
 1942 Tales of Manhattan
 1942 The Pied Piper
Aristide Rougeron
 1942 Jackass Mail
Signor Michel O'Sullivan
 1942 Dr. Broadway
Jack Venner
 1942 Sunday Punch
Matt Bassler
 1942 A Gentleman at Heart
 1941 Know for Sure (Short)
Tony Madroni (uncredited)
 1941 The Corsican Brothers
 1941 Birth of the Blues
 1941 Accent on Love
Manuel Lombroso
 1941 Forced Landing
Andros Banshek
 1941 Blood and Sand
 1941 That Night in Rio
 1941 Mr. Dynamite
 1940 A Night at Earl Carroll's
Steve Kalkus
 1940 Down Argentine Way
 1940 Golden Gloves
Joe Taggerty
 1940 Queen of the Mob
George Frost
 1940 Typhoon
 1939 Island of Lost Men
Gregory Prin
 1939 Beau Geste
 1939 Undercover Doctor
Dr. Bartley Morgan
 1939 Hotel Imperial
 1939 King of Chinatown
 1939 Persons in Hiding
Freddie 'Gunner' Martin
 1938 Illegal Traffic
Lewis Zomar
 1938 King of Alcatraz
Steve Murkil
 1938 Bulldog Drummond in Africa
Richard Lane
 1938 Prison Farm
Noel Haskins
 1938 Hunted Men
Henry Rice
 1938 Tip-Off Girls
Joseph Valkus
 1938 Her Jungle Love
 1937 Daughter of Shanghai
Frank Barden
 1937 Night Club Scandal
Jack Reed
 1937 Thunder Trail
Rafael Lopez
 1937 Bulldog Drummond Comes Back
Mikhail Valdin
 1937 Sea Racketeers
Harry Durant
 1937 Hideaway
Mike Clarke aka John Knox (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1937 Think Fast, Mr. Moto
 1937 It May Happen to You (Short)
 1937 Border Cafe
Rocky Alton
 1937 The Grand Bounce (Short)
Hoodlum (uncredited)
 1937 Song of the City
 1936 We Who Are About to Die
Nick Trotti
 1936 Crack-Up
Operative #77
 1936 The Charge of the Light Brigade
Subadar-Major Puran Singh (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1936 Ramona
Juan Can
 1936 Anthony Adverse
Major Doumet (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1936 Absolute Quiet
 1936 Special Investigator
Edward J. 'Eddie' Selton
 1936 Moonlight Murder
 1936 Charlie Chan at the Circus
Tom Holt
 1936 Robin Hood of El Dorado
Three Fingered Jack
 1936 The Return of Jimmy Valentine
Tony Scapelli
 1936 Exclusive Story
 1936 Two in the Dark
Burt Mansfield
 1935 Captain Blood
Cahusac (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1935 Confidential
'Lefty' Tate (as J. Carrol Nash/J. Carrol Naish)
 1935 Special Agent
Joe Durell (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1935 Little Big Shot
Bert (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1935 The Crusades
Arab Slave Dealer (uncredited)
 1935 Front Page Woman
Robert Cardoza (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1935 Under the Pampas Moon
 1935 Black Fury
Steve (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1935 Behind the Green Lights
Sam Dover
 1935 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Grand Vizier
 1934 Bachelor of Arts
Radical Speaker (uncredited)
 1934 Hell in the Heavens
Sgt. Chevalier
 1934 The President Vanishes
Anti-War Demonstrator (uncredited)
 1934 Marie Galante
French Sailor Painting Ship (uncredited)
 1934 British Agent
Commissioner of War Trotsky (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1934 Girl in Danger
Mike Russo (as Carrol Naish)
 1934 The Defense Rests
Monte Ballou
 1934 Return of the Terror
Steve Scola
 1934 The Hell Cat
Joe Morgan
 1934 Murder in Trinidad
 1934 One Is Guilty
Jack Allen
 1934 Sleepers East
Carl Izzard
 1934 Upperworld
Lou Colima (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1934 What's Your Racket?
Dick Graves
 1933 The Mystery Squadron
 1933 Havana Widows
First Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1933 The Mad Game
Chopper Allen
 1933 Ann Vickers
Dr. Sorelle (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1933 The Big Chance
Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
 1933 The Last Trail
John Ross
 1933 Captured!
Cpl. Guarand (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1933 The Avenger
 1933 Notorious But Nice
Joe Charney
 1933 Arizona to Broadway
Tommy Monk
 1933 The Devil's in Love
 1933 Elmer, the Great
Jerry (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1933 Central Airport
Drunk in Wreck (uncredited)
 1933 The World Gone Mad
Ramon Salvadore
 1933 The Whirlwind
Injun (as Carol Naish)
 1933 Infernal Machine
Bryan (uncredited)
 1933 Silent Men
Jack Wilder (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1933 The Past of Mary Holmes
Gary Kent
 1933 No Other Woman
 1932 Frisco Jenny
Ed Harris (uncredited)
 1932 The Conquerors
Third Agitator (uncredited)
 1932 Afraid to Talk
Joe Skelli (replaced by Matt Mc Hugh)
 1932 The Kid from Spain
 1932 Tiger Shark
Tony (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1932 No Living Witness
 1932 Big City Blues
Bootlegger (uncredited)
 1932 Crooner
Nick Meyer (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1932 Week-End Marriage
Joe (uncredited)
 1932 Two Seconds
Tony (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1932 The Famous Ferguson Case
Claude Wright (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1932 It's Tough to Be Famous
Lt. Blake (scenes deleted, as J. Carroll Naish)
 1932 The Mouthpiece
Tony Rocco (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1932 The Beast of the City
Pietro Cholo
 1932 The Hatchet Man
Sun Yat Ming (as J. Carroll Naish)
 1931 Ladies of the Big House
Witness Against Doremus (uncredited)
 1931 Tonight or Never
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1931 Surrender
French Prisoner of War (uncredited)
 1931 Homicide Squad
 1931 Kick In
Sam (uncredited)
 1931 Gun Smoke
Mink Gordon (as Carroll Naish)
 1931 The Finger Points
Threatening Phone Caller (voice, uncredited)
 1931 The Royal Bed
Laker (as Carrol Naish)
 1930 Scotland Yard
Dr. Remur (uncredited)
 1930 Good Intentions
Charlie Hattrick
 1930 Cheer Up and Smile
Gangster Robbing Pierre's (uncredited)
 1930 Double Cross Roads
Dyke's Lookout / Driver (uncredited)
 1926 What Price Glory
French Soldier (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Carol Naish | Carroll Naish | Carrol Naish | J. Carrol Nash/J. Carrol Naish | J. Carroll Naish


5' 8" (1.73 m)


Gladys Heaney  (his death)  (1 child)


Patrick Sarsfield Naish | Catherine Moran Naish

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Was in four Oscar Best Picture nominees: The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935), Captain Blood (1935), Anthony Adverse (1936) and The Pied Piper (1942). See more »



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