John Wray (I) (1887–1940)

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John Wray was an American character actor from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was primarily active during the 1930s. Wray's real name was "John Griffith Malloy". He had a notable theatrical career, and appeared regularly in Broadway. In the late 1920s, there was a transition from silent films to sound films. Many stage actors headed to Hollywood, ... See full bio »

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 1940 The Doctor Takes a Wife
Joe - Farmer (uncredited)
 1940 Outside the Three-Mile Limit
Ship's Captain (uncredited)
 1940 The Man from Dakota
Mr. Carpenter
 1940 Swiss Family Robinson
 1940 Know Your Money (Short)
Bowers, the Printer
 1940 Remember the Night
 1939 Gone with the Wind
Prison Gang Overseer (uncredited)
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams
 1939 The Cat and the Canary
 1939 Blackmail
 1939 Golden Boy
Chocolate Drop's Manager (uncredited)
 1939 Smuggled Cargo
Chris Hays
 1939 Winter Carnival
Poultry Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1939 Each Dawn I Die
Pete Kassock
 1939 Almost a Gentleman
'Crack' Williams
 1939 Risky Business
 1939 Pacific Liner
 1938 A Man to Remember
Tom Johnson
 1938 Crime Takes a Holiday
 1938 Boys Town
Weasel (uncredited)
 1938 Spawn of the North
Dr. Sparks
 1938 10th Ave Kid
Joe Turner
 1938 Professor Beware
Head Lawyer (uncredited)
 1938 Reformatory
Guard (uncredited)
 1938 Gangs of New York
 1938 Making the Headlines
Herbert Sandford
 1938 What Price Safety! (Short)
J. Z. Wray
 1938 The Black Doll
 1937 The Women Men Marry
Brother Nameless
 1937 On Such a Night
Guard Rumann
 1937 The Devil Is Driving
Joe Peters (as John Griffith Wray)
 1937 Circus Girl
 1937 Outcast
Hank Simmerson
 1937 You Only Live Once
Warden Wheeler
 1937 We Who Are About to Die
Jerry Daley
 1936 A Man Betrayed
 1936 Valiant Is the Word for Carrie
George Darnley
 1936 The Devil Is a Sissy
Priest (uncredited)
 1936 Sworn Enemy
Lang - a Gangster
 1936 A Son Comes Home
Gas Station Owner
 1936 Poor Little Rich Girl
 1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
 1935 Frisco Kid
The Weasel
 1935 Bad Boy
Fred Larkin
 1935 Ladies Love Danger
Lieutenant Roberts
 1935 Atlantic Adventure
Mitts Coster
 1935 Men Without Names
Sam 'Red' Hammond
 1935 Stranded
Mike Gibbons
 1935 The Great Hotel Murder
Feets Moore
 1935 The Whole Town's Talking
Henchman Harry (uncredited)
 1934 I Am a Thief
Antonio Porricci
 1934 I'll Fix It
 1934 The Captain Hates the Sea
Mr. Jeddock
 1934 Embarrassing Moments
 1934 The Cat's-Paw
Man on Street (uncredited)
 1934 Fifteen Wives
Jason Getty
 1934 The Defense Rests
Michael Cooney
 1934 Green Eyes
Inspector Crofton
 1934 The Love Captive
Jules Glass
 1934 The Crosby Case
Willie McGuire
 1934 Bombay Mail
Giovanni Martini
 1934 The Big Shakedown
 1933 Lone Cowboy
Bill O'Neal
 1933 After Tonight
Mitika--the Gypsy Contact (uncredited)
 1932 The Match King
Foreman of Janitors
 1932 Central Park
Robert Smiley
 1932 The Death Kiss
Detective Lieut. Sheehan
 1932 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Nordine (uncredited)
 1932 Doctor X
Dr. Haines
 1932 Miss Pinkerton
 1932 The Rich Are Always with Us
Clark Davis
 1932 The Miracle Man
The Frog
 1932 The Mouthpiece
Mr. Barton
 1932 High Pressure
Jimmy Moore
 1932 The Woman from Monte Carlo
Cmdr. Brambourg
 1931 Safe in Hell
 1931/I Silence
Harry Silvers
 1931 Quick Millions
Kenneth Stone
 1930 Czar of Broadway
Morton Bradstreet
 1930 All Quiet on the Western Front
 1929 New York Nights
Joe Prividi
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Polly Preferred. Comedy. See more »

Alternate Names:

John Griffith Wray


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Character actor with stage experience from 1913, who during the early talkies specialised in tough characters, particularly gangster films. His most notable performance was as the corrupt political boss Mort Bradstreet in the 1930 film 'The Czar of Broadway'. See more »

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