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John Carroll



Born Julian LaFaye, John Carroll was a dark, dashingly handsome actor and baritone singer with a mustache, black curly hair, and cocked eyebrows. He was considered by MGM in the early '40s to be a potential rival to Clark Gable. He ran away from home at age 12, supporting himself in several jobs and later made his way to Europe, where he became a cash-winning race-car driver and also studied voice. At first a film stunt man in the early '30s, by 1935 he had worked his way up to leads for RKO, debuting onscreen in Hi Gaucho! (1935). Carroll reached his peak in the early '40s as a leading man (occasionally singing) in light, second-string MGM films and musicals; he also did B-movies and action pictures for Republic and other studios. His wise investments in land and in the shrimping industry left him a wealthy man when he retired from films in the late '50s.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
22% Case 39
  • Judge
2010
No Score Yet Split Image
  • Homelander
1982
No Score Yet Decision at Sundown
  • Tate Kimbrough
1957
No Score Yet The Farmer Takes a Wife
  • Jotham Klore
1953
No Score Yet The Avengers
  • Actor
1950
No Score Yet Fiesta
  • Jose "Pepe" Ortega
1947
No Score Yet Wyoming
  • Glenn Forrester
1947
No Score Yet A Letter for Evie
  • Edgar 'Wolf' Larson
1946
No Score Yet Her Favorite Patient
  • Morgan Hale
1945
No Score Yet Change of Heart
  • Rick Farrell
1943
No Score Yet The Youngest Profession
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet Rio Rita
  • Ricardo Montera
1942
63% Flying Tigers
  • Woody Jason
1942
No Score Yet Lady Be Good
  • Buddy Crawford
1941
No Score Yet Sunny
  • Larry Warren
1941
No Score Yet Susan and God
  • Clyde Rochester
1940
89% Go West
  • Terry Turner
1940
100% Only Angels Have Wings
  • Gent Shelton
1939
No Score Yet I Am a Criminal
  • Brad McArthur
1939
No Score Yet Wolf Call
  • Michael 'Mike' Vance
1939
No Score Yet Zorro Rides Again
  • Zorro
1937
No Score Yet Pilot X
  • Jerry Blackwood
1937
No Score Yet Murder on a Bridle Path
  • Latigo Wells
1936
No Score Yet Doughboys
  • Soldier-Singer
1930
No Score Yet Monte Carlo
  • Wedding Guest Officer
1930

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013
  • Guest

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