Harry Carey Jr.

Harry Carey Jr.

Highest Rated: 100% Wagon Master (1950)

Lowest Rated: 0% Illegally Yours (1988)

Birthday: May 16, 1921

Birthplace: Saugus, California, USA

The son of silent film cowboy Harry Carey, Harry Carey Jr. relied on the horsemanship his father had taught him to win roles for John Ford, Raoul Walsh and Howard Hawks. Graced with a slight, boyish physique, Carey was often cast as decent but doomed frontiersmen. Gunned down by Robert Mitchum in "Pursued" (1947), trampled by cattle in "Red River" (1948), and slaughtered by Comanche marauders in "The Searchers" (1948), Carey plied his trade without ego. With Ford as his mentor, he found a Dutch uncle in Ford's frequent leading man John Wayne, who brokered Carey's first shot at a co-starring credit in "3 Godfathers" (1948) - a remake of one of his father's silent films - and included him in his later vehicles "Island in the Sky" (1953), "The Undefeated" (1969), and "Cahill U.S. Marshall" (1973). With the death of Ford in 1973 and of Wayne in 1979, the aging Carey became a touchstone for Baby Boom filmmakers and he contributed nostalgic cameos to Joe Dante's "Gremlins" (1984), Robert Zemeckis' "Back to the Future Part III" (1990) and George Pan Cosmatos' "Tombstone" (1994). Slowing but rarely stopping, Carey retired from acting in his seventies to focus his energies a writer-producer, focusing on the careers of the Hollywood giants on whose shoulders he had enjoyed the ride of his life.

Highest rated movies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet G.I. Joe: The Ernie Pyle Story Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 65% Last Stand at Saber River James Sanford (Character) - 1997
17% 41% Sunchaser Cashier (Character) $23.1K 1996
No Score Yet 65% Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone Digger Phelps (Character) - 1994
74% 94% Tombstone Tombstone Marshal Fred White (Character) $55.9M 1993
80% 78% Back to the Future Part III Saloon Old-Timer #2 (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 0% Bad Jim J.C. Lee (Character) - 1989
90% 42% Breaking In Shoes (Character) $1.8M 1989
38% 41% Cherry 2000 Snappy Tom (Character) - 1988
0% 26% Illegally Yours Wally Finnegan (Character) $123.1K 1988
No Score Yet 44% Once Upon a Texas Train Herald Fitch (Character) - 1988
64% 66% The Whales of August Joshua Brackett (Character) $127.3K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crossbow: The Movie Mutino (Character) - 1986
75% 82% Crossroads Bartender (Character) $5.2M 1986
93% 83% Mask Red (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 71% The Shadow Riders Pa Traven (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 34% Endangered Species Dr. Emmer (Character) - 1982
83% 73% The Long Riders George Arthur (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 50% UFOria George Martin (Character) - 1980
9% 47% Nickelodeon Dobie (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 26% Take a Hard Ride Dumper (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Horse of a Slightly Different Color Dean Barrett (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 41% A Man From the East Holy Joe (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Challenge to White Fang John Tarwater (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 65% Cahill, United States Marshal Hank (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man of the East Holy Joe (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Run, Cougar, Run Barney (Character) - 1972
71% 85% Big Jake Pop Dawson (Character) - 1971
0% No Score Yet Something Big Joe Pickins (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 81% Trinity Is Still My Name The Father (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 44% The Moonshine War Arley Stamper (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 58% Dirty Dingus Magee Charles Stuart (Character) - 1970
83% 47% Death of a Gunfighter Rev. Rork (Character) - 1969
29% 66% The Undefeated Soloman Webster (Character) - 1969
20% 50% Bandolero! Cort Hayjack (Character) - 1968
60% 68% The Devil's Brigade Capt. Rose (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 50% Cyborg 2087 Jay C (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 17% Billy the Kid vs. Dracula Ben Dooley (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 48% Alvarez Kelly Cpl. Peterson (Character) - 1966
29% 57% The Rare Breed Ed Mabry (Character) - 1966
100% 79% Shenandoah Jenkins (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Taggart Lt. Hudson (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Raiders Jellicoe (Character) - 1964
83% 52% Two Rode Together Ortho Clegg (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Noose for a Gunman Jim Ferguson (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 85% The Great Impostor Dr. Joseph Mornay (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Geronimo's Revenge Cpl. Ben Jenkins (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunfight at Sandoval Unknown (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 36% Escort West Trooper Jarvis (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 37% Kiss Them for Me Lt. Chuck Roundtree (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 40% The River's Edge Chet (Character) - 1957
96% 88% The Searchers Brad Jorgensen (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 55% The Great Locomotive Chase William Bensinger (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 30% Gun the Man Down Deputy Lee (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 42% 7th Cavalry Cpl. Morrison (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spin & Marty: The Movie Bill Burnett (Character) - 1955
100% 76% The Long Gray Line Dwight Eisenhower (Character) - 1955
93% 85% Mister Roberts Stefanowski (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 45% Silver Lode Johnson (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 26% Beneath the 12-Mile Reef Griff Rhys (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweethearts on Parade Jim Riley (Character) - 1953
83% 62% Island in the Sky Ralph Hunt (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet San Antone Dobe Frakus (Character) - 1953
98% 83% Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Sims (Character) - 1953
88% 67% Monkey Business Reporter (uncredited) (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 57% Warpath Capt. Gregson (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 22% Copper Canyon Lt. Ord (Character) - 1950
100% 67% Wagon Master Sandy (Character) - 1950
75% 71% Rio Grande Trooper Daniel "Sandy" Boone (Character) - 1950
95% 80% She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 2nd Lt. Ross Penell (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rolling Home Dobey (Character) - 1948
83% 78% 3 Godfathers William Kearney (Character) - 1948
100% 87% Red River Dan Latimer (Character) - 1948
100% 81% Pursued Prentice McComber (Character) - 1947

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 99% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Sheriff Pike (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. and the Bear Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Deesha (Guest Star) 1974 1971 1967-1968 1965 1961-1963 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Bo Dobbs (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Banacek Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Floyd Brand (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1967 1965 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Branded Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1962-1963 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Competition Judge (Guest Star) 1963 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1958-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Dan Emery (Character),
Hobey (Guest Star)
1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason District Ranger Frank Deane (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy & Lassie Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whispering Smith Sgt. Curt Stringer (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1961 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Dusty (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Into Space Major Jim Blythe (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tombstone Territory Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Spin and Marty Bill Burnett (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1955

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