Harry Carey Jr. - Rotten Tomatoes

Harry Carey Jr.

Highest Rated:   100% Rio Bravo (1959)
Lowest Rated:   0% Illegally Yours (1988)
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Birthplace:   Saugus, California
The son of actors Harry Carey and Olive Golden, Harry Carey Jr. never answered to "Harry" or "Junior"; to his friends, family and film buffs, he was always "Dobe" Carey. Raised on his father's California ranch, the younger Carey spent his first six adult years in the Navy. While it is commonly assumed that he made his film debut under the direction of his dad's longtime friend John Ford, Carey in fact was first seen in a fleeting bit in 1946's Rolling Home, directed by William Berke. It wasn't until his third film, Three Godfathers (dedicated to the memory of his father) that Carey worked with Ford. Honoring his promise to Harry Sr. that he'd "look after" Dobe, Ford saw to it that the younger Carey was given a starring assignment (along with another of the director's proteges, Ben Johnson), in Wagonmaster (1950). Though he handled this assignment nicely, exuding an appealing earnest boyishness, Carey wasn't quite ready for stardom so far as the Hollywood "higher-ups" were concerned, so he settled for supporting roles, mostly in westerns. John Ford continued to use Carey whenever possible; in 1955's The Long Gray Line, the actor has a few brief scenes as West Point undergraduate Dwight D. Eisenhower. Carey was also featured on the "Spin and Marty" segments of Walt Disney's daily TVer The Mickey Mouse Club (1955-59). In later years, Carey's weather-beaten face was seen in choice character assignments in films ranging from The Whales of August (1987) to Back to the Future III (1990); he was also hired by such John Ford aficionados as Peter Bogdanovich, who cast Carey as an old wrangler named Dobie (what else?) in Nickelodeon (1976), and as an ageing bike-gang member named Red in Mask (1985). In 1994, Harry Carey Jr. published his autobiography, Company of Heroes. Carey died of natural causes at age 91 in late December 2012.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet G.I. Joe: The Ernie Pyle Story
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Last Stand at Saber River
  • Sanford
1997
No Score Yet Howard Hawks: American Artist
  • Actor
1997
17% The Sunchaser
  • Cashier
1996
No Score Yet Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone
  • Digger Phelps
1994
73% Tombstone
  • Marshall Fred White
1993
No Score Yet Legends of the American West: Cowboys & Indians
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Legends of the American West: The West Remembered
  • Actor
1992
55% The Exorcist III
  • Fr. Kanavan
1990
No Score Yet Bad Jim
  • J.C. Lee
1990
74% Back to the Future Part III
  • Saloon Old Timer
1990
89% Breaking In
  • Shoes
1989
No Score Yet Once upon a Texas Train
  • Herald Pitch
1988
0% Illegally Yours
  • Wally Finnegan
1988
63% The Whales of August
  • Joshua Brackett
1987
No Score Yet UFOria
  • George Martin
1986
79% Crossroads
  • Bartender
1986
93% Mask
  • Red
1985
85% Gremlins
  • Mr. Anderson
1984
No Score Yet The Shadow Riders
  • Pa Traven
1982
No Score Yet Endangered Species
  • Dr. Emmer
1982
82% The Long Riders
  • George Arthur
1980
No Score Yet Take a Hard Ride (Kid Vengeance)
  • Dumper
1977
14% Nickelodeon
  • Dobie
1976
No Score Yet Challenge to White Fang (Il ritorno di Zanna Bianca)
  • John Tarwater
1974
No Score Yet Cahill U.S. Marshal
  • Hank
1973
No Score Yet E poi lo chiamarono il magnifico, (A Man from the East )
  • Holy Joe
1972
No Score Yet Trinity Is Still My Name (...continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità)
  • The Father
1971
No Score Yet One More Train To Rob
  • Red
1971
No Score Yet Big Jake
  • Pop Dawson
1971
No Score Yet Dirty Dingus Magee
  • Stuart
1970
No Score Yet The Moonshine War
  • Stamper
1970
No Score Yet Death of a Gunfighter
  • Rev. Rork
1969
17% The Undefeated
  • Webster
1969
20% Bandolero
  • Cort
1968
No Score Yet The Devil's Brigade
  • Capt. Rose
1968
No Score Yet The Way West
  • McBee
1967
No Score Yet The Ballad of Josie
  • Mooney
1967
No Score Yet Cyborg 2087
  • Jay C
1966
No Score Yet Billy the Kid vs. Dracula
  • Ben
1966
33% The Rare Breed
  • Ed Mabry
1966
No Score Yet Alvarez Kelly
  • Cpl. Peterson
1966
No Score Yet Shenandoah
  • Jenkins
1965
70% Cheyenne Autumn
  • Trooper Smith
1964
No Score Yet A Public Affair
  • Bill Martin
1962
No Score Yet Two Rode Together
  • Ortho Clegg
1961
No Score Yet The Great Imposter
  • Dr. Joseph Mornay
1961
No Score Yet Noose for a Gunman
  • Jim Ferguson
1960
No Score Yet Geronimo's Revenge
  • Ben
1960
100% Rio Bravo
  • Harold
1959
No Score Yet Escort West
  • Travis
1959
No Score Yet Gunfight at Sandoval
  • Actor
1959
No Score Yet From Hell to Texas
  • Trueblood
1958
No Score Yet Kiss Them for Me
  • Roundtree
1957
No Score Yet The River's Edge
  • Chet
1957
No Score Yet 7th Cavalry
  • Cpl. Morrison
1956
No Score Yet Gun the Man Down
  • Deputy Lee
1956
No Score Yet The Great Locomotive Chase
  • William Bensinger
1956
100% The Searchers
  • Brad Jorgensen
1956
92% Mister Roberts
  • Stefanowski
1955
87% House of Bamboo
  • John
1955
100% The Long Gray Line
  • Dwight Eisenhower
1955
No Score Yet Silver Lode
  • Johnson
1954
No Score Yet The Outcast
  • Bert
1954
No Score Yet Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
  • Griff
1953
No Score Yet Island in the Sky
  • Hunt
1953
98% Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • Winslow
1953
83% Niagara
  • Taxi Driver
1953
88% Monkey Business
  • Reporter
1952
No Score Yet Warpath
  • Capt. Gregson
1951
75% Rio Grande
  • Trooper Daniel `Sandy' Boone
1950
No Score Yet Copper Canyon
  • Lt. Ord
1950
100% Wagon Master
  • Sandy
1950
94% She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  • Lt. Ross Pennell
1949
82% Three Godfathers
  • William Kearney ('The Abilene Kid')
1948
100% Moonrise
  • Jimmy Biff
1948
100% Red River
  • Dan Latimer
1948
100% Pursued
  • Prentice McComber
1947
No Score Yet Beyond Tomorrow (Beyond Christmas)
  • Actor
1940

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
  • Grandfather Criss
  • 1982

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