Jess Barker

Highest Rated: 100% Scarlet Street (1945)
Lowest Rated: 94% Cover Girl (1944)
Birthday: Jun 4, 1912
Birthplace: Not Available
When college-hero-handsome Jess Barker was signed by producer Walter Wanger in 1935, he was billed as Philip Barker in such Wanger productions as Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936). He re-emerged as Jess Barker in the early 1940s, heading the casts in a handful of long-forgotten programmers. In Abbott and Costello's The Time of Their Lives (1946)., Barker plays the aristocratic fiance of Marjorie Reynolds. Barker is perhaps best known as the first husband of actress Susan Hayward; their 10-year union produced twin sons, whose custody Susan won after a bitter courtroom battle. His movie career damaged by adverse publicity, Jess Barker worked for a while in radio, then returned to the screen as a character actor in such films as Night Walker (1965).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Night Walker Malone 1964
No Score Yet Kentucky Rifle Daniel Foster 1956
No Score Yet Shack Out on 101 Artie 1955
No Score Yet Reign of Terror Actor 1955
No Score Yet The Time of Their Lives (The Ghost Steps Out) Tom Danbury 1946
100% Scarlet Street Janeway 1945
No Score Yet Keep Your Powder Dry Junior Vanderheusen 1945
94% Cover Girl Coudair (as a young man) 1944


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