John Beal

John Beal

Highest Rated: 91% Les Miserables (1935)

Lowest Rated: 5% Amityville: The Demon (1983)

Birthday: Aug 13, 1909

Birthplace: Not Available

Actor John Beal was playing boyish, sensitive Jimmy Stewart types long before there was a Jimmy Stewart (in Hollywood, at least). After stage work, Beal was brought to Hollywood to appear in the screen version of Rose Franken's stage play Another Language (1933). The best of his early film assignments was in the title role of The Little Minister (1934), in which his easily outraged Scottish piety didn't stand a chance opposite hoydenish Katharine Hepburn. Beal continued appearing in films during the war years while serving in Special Services as actor and director of Army Air Force camp shows and training films. After the war, Beal concentrated on theatrical work, though he kept showing up in films as late as 1983's Amityville 3-D. John Beal was also a regular on the TV soap operas The Nurses (1962-67) and Another World (1964). Beal passed away at age 87 in his Santa Cruz, California two years after suffering a debilatating stroke.

Highest Rated Movies



75% The Firm Nathan Locke 1993
No Score Yet The Kid Who Loved Christmas Cameron 1990
5% Amityville: The Demon Harold Caswell 1983
No Score Yet Jennifer: A Woman's Story Professor Eric Wohlstrom 1979
No Score Yet Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years Dr. Carr 1977
No Score Yet The Legend of Lizzie Borden Dr. Bowen 1975
No Score Yet The House That Cried Murder Father 1973
No Score Yet Ten Who Dared Maj. John Wesley Powell 1960
No Score Yet The Sound and the Fury Howard 1959
No Score Yet The Vampire Dr. Paul Beecher 1957
No Score Yet Mark Of The Vampire Actor 1957
No Score Yet My Six Convicts (My 6 Convicts) Doc 1952
No Score Yet Chicago Deadline Paul Jean D'Ur 1949
No Score Yet Alimony Dan Barker 1949
No Score Yet So Dear to My Heart Adult Jeremiah/Narrator 1948
No Score Yet Know Your Enemy - Japan Actor 1944
No Score Yet Edge of Darkness Johann 1943
No Score Yet Atlantic Convoy Carl Hansen 1942
No Score Yet The Cat and the Canary Fred Blythe 1939
No Score Yet The Great Commandment Joel 1939
No Score Yet Port of Seven Seas Marius 1938
No Score Yet I Am the Law Paul Ferguson 1938
No Score Yet Beg, Borrow or Steal Count Bill Cherau 1937
No Score Yet Double Wedding Waldo Beaver 1937
No Score Yet New Faces Director 1937
No Score Yet The Man Who Found Himself Jim Stanton 1937
60% Madame X Raymond Fleuriot 1937
No Score Yet Break of Hearts Johnny Lawrence 1935
91% Les Miserables Marius 1935
No Score Yet The Little Minister Reverend Gavin Dishart 1934


No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
Chuck Moran 1976
No Score Yet Kojak
Mac McKinney 1974
No Score Yet The Waltons
No Score Yet Bonanza
Philip Diedesheimer 1959


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