Charles McGraw

Charles McGraw

Highest Rated: 100% T-Men (1947)

Lowest Rated: 40% The Killer Inside Me (1976)

Birthday: May 10, 1914

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A tough-looking actor with a distinctive voice, Charles McGraw was equally adept as a character actor or leading man. McGraw began his film career in the 1940s, playing mostly small or un-credited roles. He often played hardened characters on either side of the law during the film noir era, most notably as a hired gun in the classic Hemingway adaptation "The Killers " in 1946. He had a starring role in the crime drama "Roadblock," and in "The Narrow Margin," he played a detective in charge of protecting a woman testifying against gangsters. After over a decade of film roles, he was given the starring role in the 1954 secret agent series "The Adventures of Falcon." He also had a memorable role as Marcellus in the 1960 epic "Spartacus" before gradually evolving into a character actor. Later in his career, he often played law enforcement officers in TV dramas such as "Police Story" or "Emergency!," and he landed a small part in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds." McGraw also appeared in the 1975 sci-fi cult film "A Boy and His Dog," an adaptation of a Harlan Ellison story. He died tragically in 1980 after falling through a glass shower door.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perilous Voyage Capt. Humphreys (Character) - 1976
40% 22% The Killer Inside Me Howard Hendricks (Character) - 1976
76% 63% A Boy and His Dog Preacher (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Money to Burn Neil Davis (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Longest Night Father Chase (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Cobra Unknown (Character) - 1971
86% 76% The Night Stalker Police Chief Ed Masterson (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil and Miss Sarah Marshal Duncan (Character) - 1971
73% 48% Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here Sheriff Frank Wilson (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pendulum Deputy Chief John P. Hildebrand (Character) - 1969
92% 73% Hang 'Em High Sheriff Ray Calhoun (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightmare in Chicago Unknown (Character) - 1967
84% 88% In Cold Blood Mr. Smith (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 60% The Busy Body Fred Harwell (Character) - 1967
95% 83% The Birds Sebastian Sholes (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Horizontal Lieutenant Col. Charles Korotny (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 56% Cimarron Bob Yountis (Character) - 1960
93% 87% Spartacus Marcellus (Character) $1.7M 1960
No Score Yet 40% The Wonderful Country Dr. Herbert J. Stovall (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 54% Saddle the Wind Larry Venables (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twilight for the Gods Yancy (Character) - 1958
83% 87% The Defiant Ones Capt. Frank Gibbons (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joe Dakota Cal Moore (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 60% Slaughter on Tenth Avenue Lt. Anthony Vosnick (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joe Butterfly Sgt. Jim McNulty (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cruel Tower Harry "Stretch" Clay (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 62% Away All Boats Lieut. Mike O'Bannion (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 44% Toward the Unknown Col. `'Mickey'` McKee (Character) - 1956
80% 61% The Bridges at Toko-Ri Cmdr. Wayne Lee (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 25% Loophole Gus Slavin (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet War Paint Sgt. Clarke (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 56% Thunder Over the Plains Ben Westman (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 14% One Minute to Zero Sfc. Baker (Character) - 1952
100% 88% The Narrow Margin Detective Sgt. Walter Brown (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 71% His Kind of Woman Thompson/Narrator (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 40% Roadblock Joe Peters (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 63% Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town Shotgun Mike Munger (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Was a Shoplifter Detective (Character) - 1950
67% 59% Border Incident Jeff Amboy (Character) - 1950
83% 70% Side Street Det. Stan Simon (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 65% Armored Car Robbery Unknown (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once More, My Darling Herman Schmelz (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 50% The Threat Arnold `'Red'` Kluger (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 66% The Black Book Sergeant (Character) - 1949
100% 62% Blood on the Moon Milo Sweet (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Fix Armiston (Character) - 1947
100% 74% T-Men Moxie (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roses Are Red Duke (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Old Spanish Trail Harry Blaisdell (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 47% The Long Night Policeman (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 5% The Mad Ghoul Garrity (Character) - 1943

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Lt. Mears (Character) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Calvin (Guest Star) 1971 1967 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monty Nash Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Castor (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1969 1962
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Shenandoah Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Joe Creely (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grindl Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Lt. Jack Starkey (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lieutenant Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1963 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1962-1963 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cain's Hundred Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dante Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Marshal Jim Craig (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Tom Barrows (Guest Star) 1960

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