Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy

Highest Rated: 100% Hotel (1967)

Lowest Rated: 13% The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)

Birthday: Feb 15, 1914

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA

A prolific performer who bridged the divide between leading man of decidedly B-movies and character player in more prestige offerings, Kevin McCarthy was a working actor since he made his Broadway debut in "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" (1938). The younger brother of famed writer Mary McCarthy, he served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII, toured in "Winged Victory," and reprised his stage role in the 1944 film. But McCarthy earned more attention for what was considered his feature acting debut - the role of the disillusioned son Biff in the 1951 screen adaptation of Arthur Miller's classic, "Death of a Salesman." Nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar, the actor seemed poised for a major film career. He marked time, however, until Don Siegel cast him as Dr. Miles Bennel in the sci-fi classic, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1956). As the somewhat hysterical survivor of a community infested by space alien pod people, McCarthy anchored the film which only grew in stature since its initial release. In fact, in Philip Kaufman's 1978 remake, the actor had a small but pivotal role that was an homage to the original. His subsequent film career included playing Henry Fonda's campaign aide in "The Best Man" (1964), a roller derby magnate in "Kansas City Bomber" (1972), and a smarmy lobbyist in "The Distinguished Gentlemen" (1992).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 69% The Ghastly Love of Johnny X The Grand Inquisitor (Character) $2.4K 2012
No Score Yet 67% Wesley Bishop Ryder (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 57% Trail of the Screaming Forehead Latecomer (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 77% Loving Annabelle Father Harris (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 31% Fallen Angels Pastor Waltz (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Roots of Monty Python Unknown (Character) - 2005
56% 50% Looney Tunes: Back in Action Dr. Bennell (Character) $21M 2003
No Score Yet 33% Addams Family Reunion Grandpa Addams (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 20% Moving Target Writer - 1996
26% 46% Just Cause Phil Prentiss (Character) $35.7M 1995
15% 46% Steal Big, Steal Little Reed Tyler (Character) $2.8M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sister-In-Law George Richards (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Love, Your Honor Judge Pollan (Character) - 1994
92% 62% Matinee General Ankrum (uncredited) (Character) $8.9M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Duplicates Dr. Congemi (Character) - 1992
13% 36% The Distinguished Gentleman Terry Corrigan (Character) $46.5M 1992
No Score Yet 71% Final Approach Gen. Geller (Character) $52.6K 1991
20% 14% Eve of Destruction William Simmons (Character) $4.4M 1990
No Score Yet 19% Ghoulies 3: Ghoulies Go to College Prof. Ragnar (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Passion and Paradise Harold Christie (Character) - 1989
64% 77% UHF R.J. Fletcher (Character) $5.6M 1989
No Score Yet 41% Fast Food Judge Reinholte (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 18% The Sleeping Car Vincent Tuttle (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love or Money William Reed (Character) $16.1K 1989
No Score Yet 40% Once Upon a Texas Train The Govenor (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hostage Col. Shaw (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 83% Poor Little Rich Girl Franklyn Hutton (Character) - 1987
82% 65% Innerspace Victor Eugene Scrimshaw (Character) $25.9M 1987
No Score Yet 6% Dark Tower Sergie (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 92% LBJ: The Early Years Joseph Kennedy (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Masterpiece of Murder Jonathan Hire (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 69% The Midnight Hour Judge Crandall (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Intentions Reichman (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 33% The Ratings Game Wes Vandergelder (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 23% Invitation to Hell Mr. Thompson (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Making of a Male Model Ward Hawley (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 36% My Tutor Mr. Chrystal (Character) - 1983
58% 55% Twilight Zone: The Movie Uncle Walt (Character) - 1983
69% 58% The Howling Fred Francis (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 54% Hero at Large Calvin Donnelly (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Those Lips, Those Eyes Mickey Bellinger (Character) - 1980
69% 42% Piranha Dr. Robert Hoak (Character) - 1978
93% 81% Invasion of the Body Snatchers Running man (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exo-Man Dist. Atty. Kamenski (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night Tom Atherton (Character) - 1977
67% 49% Buffalo Bill and the Indians Maj. John M. Burke (general press agent) (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Order to Kill Ed McLean (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 8% Dan Candy's Law Sgt. Malcolm Grant (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 39% Kansas City Bomber Burt Henry (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Great American Tragedy Mark Reynolds (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Steal a King Allen Markham (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet U.M.C. Clifford Coswell (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 58% Ace High Drake (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Incident in Berlin Carter Haines (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet If He Hollers, Let Him Go Leslie Whitlock (Character) - 1968
100% 38% Hotel Curtis O'Keefe (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 85% A Big Hand for the Little Lady Otto Habershaw (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 75% Mirage Sylvester Josephson (Character) - 1965
100% 90% The Best Man Dick Jensen (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Affair of the Skin Allen McCleod (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 50% A Gathering of Eagles Gen. "Happy Jack" Kirby (Character) - 1963
97% 78% The Misfits Raymond Taber (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diamond Safari Harry Jordan (Character) - 1958
98% 85% Invasion of the Body Snatchers Dr. Miles J. Bennell (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 44% Nightmare Stan Grayson (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 80% Stranger on Horseback Tom Bannerman (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet City in Flames Jack O'Leary (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Annapolis Story Jim (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gambler From Natchez André Rivage (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 27% Drive a Crooked Road Steve Norris (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 78% Death of a Salesman Biff Loman (Character) - 1951

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eyes Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
80% No Score Yet The Weird Al Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
33% No Score Yet Boston Common Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story Sol Siegel (Character) 1995
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1992
20% No Score Yet Human Target Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1991-1992 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet 94% The Golden Girls Richard (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finder of Lost Loves Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amanda's Zack Cartwright (Character) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flamingo Road Claude Weldon (Character) 1981-1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon General Nielson (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1973 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo Dr. Frank Simmons (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Banacek Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story Unknown (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Charles Roland Flagg (Guest Star) 1968 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Garrison's Gorillas Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guns of Will Sonnett Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Herb Malone (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1965 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1963 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target: The Corruptors Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Dr. Dave Taylor (Guest Star) 1961
82% 94% The Twilight Zone Prof. Walter Jameson/Tom Bowen/Maj. Hugh Skelton (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The June Allyson Show Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956-1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Jason Forrester (Character) 1957 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Rich Monighan (Character) 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1950-1952

QUOTES FROM Kevin McCarthy CHARACTERS

Dr. Miles Bennel says: There isn't a human being left in Santa Mira!

Dr. Miles Bennel says: I never knew the meaning of fear until I kissed Becky

Dr. Miles Bennel says: I never knew the meaning of fear until I kissed Becky.

Fred Francis says: (on the phone after Karen freezes during a newscast) - Who knows? Maybe she's pregnant. Listen, get in touch with that Fujiama, Fujimoto, or whatever the hell her name is and get her ready for the 11:00 report.

Dr. Miles Bennel says: They're here already! You're next! You're next!