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Joe Forte

  • Highest Rated: 100% Them! (1954)
  • Lowest Rated: 18% Firewall (2006)
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  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A sour-looking bit player from England, Joe Forte usually portrayed professional men, faculty members, doctors, lawyers, coroners, and the like. Rarely billed, Forte is probably best remembered today as the pontificating high school principal in Tell Your Children (aka Reefer Madness) (1938) and as the vengeful banker in Fury at Gunsight Pass (1956). He continued to appear in bit roles onscreen and in television (The Jack Benny Show, Perry Mason) until retiring in the mid-'60s due to health problems. The veteran actor died of a heart attack.

Highest Rated Movies

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No Score Yet The Man Who Saved Ben-Hur Screenwriter Producer Director 2015
75% Tales From the Script Actor 2010
No Score Yet Say I Do Groomsman Screenwriter Producer 2006
18% Firewall Screenwriter $48.7M 2006
56% Roustabout Concessionaire 1964
85% The Nutty Professor Faculty Member 1963
78% Homicidal 2nd Clerk 1961
No Score Yet The Matchmaker Train Conductor 1958
No Score Yet Loving You Editor 1957
82% Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Card Player 1957
No Score Yet Short Cut to Hell Ticket Seller 1957
No Score Yet Our Miss Brooks Butler 1956
No Score Yet Cell 2455 Death Row (Cell Block) Lawyer 1955
100% Them! Coroner Putnam 1954
No Score Yet Assignment: Paris Barker 1952
No Score Yet Roadblock Brissard 1951
No Score Yet Riders in the Sky Willard Agnew 1949
No Score Yet Task Force Presidential Representative 1949
No Score Yet Slattery's Hurricane Waiter 1949
No Score Yet The Judge District attorney 1949
No Score Yet The Walls of Jericho Politician 1948
73% Call Northside 777 Parole Board Member 1948
No Score Yet Magnificent Doll Sen. Ainsworth 1946
No Score Yet My Son Is Guilty First Aid Man 1940
No Score Yet Hitler -- Beast of Berlin Berkley 1939
No Score Yet Pals of the Saddle Judge Hastings 1938
No Score Yet Of Human Hearts Interne 1938
No Score Yet When You're in Love Waiter's Assistant 1937
42% Reefer Madness (Tell Your Children) (Doped Youth) Dr. Carroll 1936

QUOTES FROM Joe Forte CHARACTERS

Coroner Putnam
Well, Old Man Johnson could've died in any one of five ways. His neck and back were broken, his chest was crushed, his skull was fractured, and here's one for Sherlock Holmes. There was enough formic acid in him to kill twenty men.
Coroner Putnam
Well, Old Man Johnson could've died in any one of five ways. His neck and back were broken, his chest was crushed, his skull was fractured, and here's one for Sherlock Holmes. There was enough formic acid in him to kill twenty men.