Charles McGraw

Highest Rated: 100% The Narrow Margin (1952)
Birthday: May 10, 1914
Birthplace: Not Available
Gravel-voiced, granite-faced stage actor Charles McGraw made his first film The Moon is Down in 1943. At first it seemed as though McGraw would spend his movie career languishing in villainy, but while working at RKO in the late 1940s-early 1950s, the actor developed into an unorthodox but fascinating leading man. His shining hour (actually 72 minutes) was the role of the embittered detective assigned to protect mob witness Marie Windsor in the 1952 noir classic The Narrow Margin. McGraw continued being cast in the raffish-hero mold on television, essaying the lead in the 1954 syndicated series Adventures of Falcon and assuming the Bogartesque role of café owner Rick Blaine in the 1955 weekly TV adaptation of Casablanca (1955) (his last regular TV work was the supporting part of Captain Hughes on the 1971 Henry Fonda starrer The Smith Family). Active until the mid-1970s, Charles McGraw growled and scowled his way through such choice character roles as gladiator trainer Marcellus in Spartacus (1960), Sebastian Sholes in Hitchcock's The Birds (1963), and The Preacher in the cult favorite A Boy and His Dog (1975).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Nightmare In Chicago Actor 2012
88% Twilight's Last Gleaming Gen. Peter Crane 1977
40% The Killer Inside Me Hendricks 1976
75% A Boy and His Dog Preacher 1975
No Score Yet Chandler Bernie Oakman 1971
67% Johnny Got His Gun Mike 1971
86% The Night Stalker Chief Masterson 1971
83% Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here Frank Wilson 1969
92% Hang 'em High Actor 1968
86% In Cold Blood Smith's Father 1967
No Score Yet The Busy Body Fred Harwell 1967
73% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Lieutenant 1963
96% The Birds Sebastian Sholes 1963
No Score Yet The Horizontal Lieutenant Col. Charles Korotny 1961
No Score Yet Cimarron Bob Yountis 1960
96% Spartacus Marcellus 1960
No Score Yet The Man in the Net Steve Ritter 1959
No Score Yet The Wonderful Country Doc Stovall 1959
81% The Defiant Ones Capt. Frank Gibbons 1958
No Score Yet Saddle the Wind Larry Venables 1958
No Score Yet Toward the Unknown Col. 'Mickey' McKee 1956
No Score Yet Away All Boats Lt. Mike O'Bannion 1956
80% The Bridges at Toko-Ri Cmdr. Wayne Lee 1954
No Score Yet Loophole Gus Slavin 1954
No Score Yet Thunder Over the Plains Ben Westman 1953
No Score Yet War Paint Sgt. Clarke 1953
No Score Yet One Minute to Zero Sfc. Baker 1952
100% The Narrow Margin Det. Sgt. Walter Brown 1952
No Score Yet His Kind of Woman Thompson 1951
No Score Yet Roadblock Joe Peters 1951
No Score Yet Double Crossbones Capt. Ben Wickett 1951
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town `Shotgun' Mike Munger 1950
83% Side Street Stanley Simon 1950
No Score Yet Armored Car Robbery Lt. Jim Cordell 1950
No Score Yet The Threat Arnold 'Red' Kluger 1949
No Score Yet The Story of Molly X Capt. Breen 1949
67% Border Incident Jeff Amboy 1949
No Score Yet Once More, My Darling Herman Schmelz, Chauffeur 1949
No Score Yet Berlin Express Col. Johns 1948
No Score Yet Corvette K-225 Engineroom Chief 1948
No Score Yet Blood on the Moon Milo Sweet 1948
No Score Yet The Hunted Detective 1948
100% T-Men Moxie 1947
No Score Yet The Gangster Dugas 1947
No Score Yet Roses Are Red Duke 1947
No Score Yet On the Old Spanish Trail Harry Blaisdell 1947
100% The Farmer's Daughter Fisher 1947
91% Brute Force Andy 1947
No Score Yet The Long Night Policeman 1947
100% The Killers Killer 1946
No Score Yet Destroyer Assistant Chief Engineer 1943
No Score Yet The Moon Is Down Ole 1943
No Score Yet They Came to Blow Up America Zellerbach 1943
No Score Yet The Mad Ghoul Detective Garrity 1943
No Score Yet The Undying Monster (The Hammond Mystery) Stredwick 1942

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Stevens
  • 1973
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Marvin
  • 1972
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Calvin Dolen Squawman
  • 1971
  • 1967
  • 1964
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Sheriff Luke
  • 1969
  • 1962
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
Baggs
  • 1968

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