J. Carrol Naish

J. Carrol Naish

Highest Rated: 100% Blood and Sand (1941)

Lowest Rated: 0% Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)

Birthday: Jan 21, 1896

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

J. Carrol Naish was a character actor who launched his prolific film career on the cusp of the transition from silent films to talkies (between 1926 and 1930), eventually appearing in nearly 200 films total. The Irish-descended New Yorker became legendary for mastering a potpourri of foreign accents, yet he ironicaly played virtually every ethnicity except Irish over the course of his career. After making scores of appearances--including roles as numerous villains and gangsters, among other types--throughout the '30s and early '40s, Naish first earned critical acclaim in 1943, playing Giuseppe, the Italian prisoner in the Humphrey Bogart war drama "Sahara," for which Naish received a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination. He followed up that accolade in 1945 with another Oscar nomination (and a Golden Globe win) for his key, non-ethnic supporting role in "A Medal for Benny," a drama which starred Dorothy Lamour. In the '50s, Naish went from straight western roles, such as a Union lieutenant general in the John Ford classic "Rio Grande" (starring John Wayne) to playing the title character in "Sitting Bull," a role which was more vintage Naish. Meanwhile, he gained greater fame that same decade on television, where he first appeared in 1952 as the star of the two-episode comedy "Life with Luigi," and later, in his highest profile TV role, playing the title character of the syndicated mystery "The New Adventures of Charlie Chan," where he appeared for 39-episodes in 1957. Naish passed away from emphysema at the age of 77.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
0% 24% Dracula vs. Frankenstein Dr. Frankenstein aka Dr. Durea (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cutter's Trail Froteras (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hanged Man Uncle Picaud (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Force of Impulse Antonio Marino (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Young Don't Cry Plug (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 50% This Could Be the Night Leon (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yaqui Drums Yacqi Jack (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rebel in Town Bedloe Mason (Character) - 1956
80% 68% Violent Saturday Chapman (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 0% Desert Sands Sgt. Diepel (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 40% The Last Command General Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 44% Rage at Dawn Simeon "Sim" Reno (Character) - 1955
67% 59% Hit the Deck Mr. Peroni (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 29% Sitting Bull Sitting Bull (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 73% Saskatchewan Batouche (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 26% Beneath the 12-Mile Reef Socrates "Soc" Houlis (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighter Attack Bruno (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ride the Man Down Sheriff Joe Kneen (Character) - 1953
73% 70% Clash by Night Uncle Vince (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 50% Denver & Rio Grande Gil Harkness (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 38% Across the Wide Missouri Looking Glass (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bannerline Frankie Scarbine (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mark of the Renegade Luis (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Please Believe Me "Lucky" Reilly (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 32% The Black Hand Louis Lorelli (Character) - 1950
80% 71% Rio Grande Lt. Gen. Philip Sheridan (Character) - 1950
100% 67% Annie Get Your Gun Chief Sitting Bull (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 56% The Toast of New Orleans Nicky Duvalle (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 41% That Midnight Kiss Papa Donnetti (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 33% Canadian Pacific Dynamite Dawson (Character) - 1949
88% 54% Joan of Arc John (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 33% The Kissing Bandit Chico (Character) - 1948
86% 61% The Fugitive A Police Informer (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 33% Bad Bascomb Bart Yancy (Character) - 1946
89% 60% The Beast With Five Fingers Commissario Ovidio Castanio (Character) - 1946
67% 71% Humoresque Rudy Boray (Character) - 1946
92% 79% The Southerner Devers (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 31% Strange Confession Roger Graham (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Medal for Benny Charley Martin (Character) - 1945
55% 47% House of Frankenstein Daniel (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 5% The Monster Maker Dr. Igor Markoff (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 36% The Whistler The Killer (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 38% Dragon Seed Japanese Kitchen Overseer (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 20% Jungle Woman Dr. Carl Fletcher (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Enter Arsene Lupin Ganimard (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 33% Waterfront Dr. Karl Decker (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Voice in the Wind Luigi (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 0% Behind the Rising Sun Reo Seki (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 49% Gung Ho! Lt. C.J. Cristoforos (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harrigan's Kid Jed Jerrett (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 32% Calling Dr. Death Inspector Gregg (Character) - 1943
100% 86% Sahara Giuseppe (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Gentleman at Heart Gigi (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 25% Dr. Renault's Secret Noel (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunday Punch Unknown (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Broadway Jack Venner (Character) - 1942
100% 76% The Pied Piper Aristide Rougeron (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jackass Mail Signor Michel O'Sullivan (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Accent on Love Manuel Lombroso (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 70% Birth of the Blues Blackie (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Dynamite Professor (Character) - 1941
100% 68% Blood and Sand Garabato (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 53% That Night in Rio Machado (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forced Landing Andros Banshek (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 50% The Corsican Brothers Lorenzo (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Golden Gloves Joe Taggerty (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Queen of the Mob George Frost (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 56% Down Argentine Way Casiano (Character) - 1940
60% No Score Yet Island of Lost Men Gregory Prin (Character) - 1939
100% 85% Beau Geste Rasinoff (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Persons in Hiding Freddie "Gunner" Martin (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Undercover Doctor Dr. Bartley Morgan (Character) - 1939
20% No Score Yet King of Chinatown Professor (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tip-Off Girls Joseph Valkus (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Illegal Traffic Lewis Zomar (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet It May Happen to You Moxie (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 22% Bulldog Drummond Comes Back Mikhail Valdin (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Song of the City Mario (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hideaway Mike Clarke (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 59% Think Fast, Mr. Moto Adram (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thunder Trail Rafael Lopez (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two in the Dark Burt Mansfield (Character) - 1936
71% 59% The Charge of the Light Brigade Subahdar-Major Puran Singh (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet We Who Are About to Die Nick Trotti (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ramona Juan Can (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Absolute Quiet Pedro (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 43% Charlie Chan at the Circus Tom Holt (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moonlight Murder Bejac (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Special Investigator Edward J. "Eddie" Selton (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exclusive Story Comos (Character) - 1936
100% 89% Captain Blood Cahusac (Character) - 1935
100% 72% The Lives of a Bengal Lancer Grand Vizier (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Big Shot Bert (Character) - 1935
80% 50% Black Fury Steve Croner (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Confidential "Lefty" Tate (Character) - 1935
100% 44% The Crusades Arab Slave Dealer (Character) - 1935
80% 33% Front Page Woman Robert Cardoza (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hell Cat Joe Morgan (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 38% Upperworld Lou Colima (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 40% British Agent Commissioner of War Trotsky (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Trinidad Duval (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl in Danger Russo (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arizona to Broadway Tommy Monk (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captured Cptl. Guarand (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 50% Elmer the Great Jerry (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mad Game Chopper Allen (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 52% Frisco Jenny Ed Harris (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 36% Ann Vickers Dr. Sorelle (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Other Woman Bonelli (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Past of Mary Holmes Gary Kent (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 26% Tiger Shark Tony (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 86% The Kid From Spain Pedro (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crooner Nick Meyer (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Famous Ferguson Case Claude Wright (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 83% It's Tough to Be Famous Lt. Blake (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big City Blues Bootlegger (uncredited) (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Week-end Marriage Joe (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 13% The Hatchet Man Sun Yat Ming (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 66% The Beast of the City Pietro Cholo (Character) - 1932

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Adventures of Charlie Chan Unknown (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Acres Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie Bilejik (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Maj. Clint Langley (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Murillo (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Batman Dr. Tito Daka (Character) 1943

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