Roy Barcroft

Highest Rated: 100% The Fighting Seabees (1944)
Lowest Rated: 20% Bandolero (1968)
Birthday: Sep 7, 1902
Birthplace: Not Available
The son of an itinerant sharecropper, Roy Barcroft harbored dreams of becoming an army officer, and to that end lied about his age to enter the service during World War I. Discouraged from pursuing a military career by his wartime experiences, Barcroft spent the 1920s in a succession of jobs, ranging from fireman to radio musician. In the 1930s he and his wife settled in California where he became a salesman. It was while appearing in an amateur theatrical production that Barcroft found his true calling in life. He eked out a living as a movie bit player until finally being signed to a long contract by Republic Pictures in 1943. For the next decade, Barcroft was Republic's Number One villain, growling and glowering at such cowboy stars as Don "Red" Barry, Wild Bill Elliot, Sunset Carson, Allan Lane, Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. His best screen moments occurred in Republic's serial output; his favorite chapter-play roles were Captain Mephisto in Manhunt of Mystery Island (1945) and the invading Martian in The Purple Monster Strikes (1945). In the 1948 serial G-Men Never Forget, Barcroft played a dual role--an honest police commissioner and his less-than-honest look-alike--ending the film by shooting "himself." In contrast to his on-screen villainy, Barcroft was one of the nicest fellows on the Republic lot, well-liked and highly respected by everyone with whom he worked. When the "B"-picture market disappeared in the mid-1950s, Barcroft began accepting character roles in such A-pictures as Oklahoma (1955), The Way West (1967), Gaily Gaily (1969) and Monte Walsh (1970). Heavier and more jovial-looking than in his Republic heyday, Roy Barcroft also showed up in dozens of TV westerns, playing recurring roles on Walt Disney's Spin and Marty and the long-running CBS nighttimer Gunsmoke.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
88% Monte Walsh Saloon Proprietor 1970
No Score Yet The Reivers Ed 1969
99% Rosemary's Baby Sun-Browned Man 1968
20% Bandolero Bartender 1968
No Score Yet The Way West Masters 1967
No Score Yet Texas Across the River Morton 1966
No Score Yet Destination Inner Space Skipper 1966
No Score Yet Billy the Kid vs. Dracula Marshal Griffin 1966
No Score Yet Gunpoint Dr. Beardsley 1966
No Score Yet Six Black Horses Mustanger 1962
No Score Yet When The Clock Strikes Sheriff 1961
No Score Yet Ten Who Dared Jim Baker 1960
No Score Yet Escort West Doyle 1959
40% Band of Angels Gillespie the Overseer 1957
No Score Yet The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm J.P. Flemming 1957
No Score Yet Gun Brothers Sheriff Jergen 1956
86% Last Hunt Barfly 1956
No Score Yet The Spoilers The Marshal 1955
No Score Yet Rogue Cop Lt. Vince D. Bardeman 1955
No Score Yet Man Without a Star Sheriff Olson 1955
92% Oklahoma! Marshal 1955
No Score Yet The Man with the Steel Whip Sheriff 1954
No Score Yet Marshal of Cedar Rock Henry Mason 1953
No Score Yet Iron Mountain Trail Mate Orrin 1953
No Score Yet Marshall of Cedar Rock Actor 1953
No Score Yet Ride the Man Down Russ Schultz 1952
No Score Yet Radar Men from the Moon Retik 1952
No Score Yet Montana Belle Jim Clark 1952
No Score Yet Border Saddlemates Steve Baxter 1952
No Score Yet Hoodlum Empire Louie Draper 1952
No Score Yet In Old Amarillo Burnside 1951
No Score Yet Don Daredevil Rides Again Stratton 1951
No Score Yet Oklahoma Annie Curt Walker 1951
No Score Yet North of the Great Divide Banning 1950
No Score Yet Desperadoes of the West Hacker 1950
No Score Yet James Brothers of Missouri Ace Marlin 1950
No Score Yet Down Dakota Way H.T. 'Mack' McKenzie 1949
No Score Yet Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc. Gordon 1949
No Score Yet Outcasts of the Trail Jim Judd 1949
No Score Yet Hellfire Actor 1949
No Score Yet The Far Frontier Bart Carroll 1948
No Score Yet Grand Canyon Trail Dave Williams 1948
No Score Yet Eyes of Texas Vic Rabin 1948
No Score Yet Desperadoes of Dodge City Homesteader 1948
No Score Yet Oklahoma Badlands Sanders 1948
No Score Yet G-Men Never Forget Vic Murkland/Cameron 1948
No Score Yet Jesse James Rides Again Lawton 1947
No Score Yet Springtime in the Sierras Matt Wilkes 1947
No Score Yet Spoilers of the North Moose McGovern 1947
No Score Yet Wyoming Sheriff Niles 1947
No Score Yet Son of Zorro Boyd 1947
No Score Yet Marshal of Cripple Creek Link 1947
No Score Yet Stagecoach to Denver Big Bill Lambert 1946
No Score Yet My Pal Trigger Hunter 1946
No Score Yet The Phantom Rider Marshal 1946
No Score Yet Daughter of Don Q Mel Donovan 1946
No Score Yet Alias Billy the Kid Matt Conroy 1946
No Score Yet Vigilantes of Boomtown McKean 1946
No Score Yet Night Train to Memphis Chad Morgan 1946
No Score Yet Sunset in El Dorado Buster Welch 1945
No Score Yet Dakota Poli's driver 1945
No Score Yet Along the Navajo Trail Rusty Channing 1945
No Score Yet Bells of Rosarita Maxwell 1945
No Score Yet The Purple Monster Strikes The Purple Monster 1945
No Score Yet The Vampire's Ghost Jim Barrat 1945
No Score Yet Captain Mephisto and the Transformation Machine Captain Mephisto 1945
No Score Yet The Big Bonanza Don Pendleton 1944
No Score Yet Lights of Old Santa Fe Ken Ferguson 1944
100% The Fighting Seabees Actor 1944
No Score Yet Code of the Prairie `Professor' David Larson Graham 1944
No Score Yet Haunted Harbor Kane/Carter 1944
No Score Yet In Old Oklahoma (War of the Wildcats) Actor 1943
No Score Yet False Colors Sheriff Clem Martin 1943
No Score Yet Sagebrush Law Mark Carter 1943
No Score Yet Idaho Actor 1943
No Score Yet Hoppy Serves a Writ Tod Colby 1943
No Score Yet Hands Across the Border Actor 1943
No Score Yet Calling Wild Bill Elliott Capt. Carson 1943
No Score Yet Ridin' Down the Canyon Lafe 1942
No Score Yet Dawn on the Great Divide Loder 1942
No Score Yet The Old Chisholm Trail Ed 1942
No Score Yet Tennessee Johnson Officer on Crutches 1942
No Score Yet Pirates of the Prairie Lou Harmon 1942
No Score Yet Silver Queen Dan Carson 1942
No Score Yet Sunset Serenade Henchman Bart Reynolds 1942
No Score Yet Sunset on the Desert Nelson 1942
No Score Yet West of the Law Actor 1942
No Score Yet Romance on the Range Pete 1942
No Score Yet Stardust on the Sage Murphy 1942
No Score Yet Jesse James at Bay Vern Stone 1941
No Score Yet The Bandit Trail Joel Nesbitt 1941
No Score Yet Sheriff of Tombstone Saloon Boss (uncredited) 1941
No Score Yet Wide Open Town Red 1941
No Score Yet West of Cimarron Captain Hawks 1941
No Score Yet King of the Texas Rangers Ross 1941
82% They Died With Their Boots On Officer 1941
No Score Yet Winners of the West Logan 1940
No Score Yet Hidden Gold Hendricks 1940
No Score Yet Santa Fe Trail Engineer 1940
No Score Yet Yukon Flight Lodin 1940
No Score Yet Trailing Double Trouble Moreland 1940
No Score Yet The Showdown Bowman 1940
No Score Yet Rancho Grande Madden 1940
No Score Yet Ragtime Cowboy Joe Putt 1940
No Score Yet Renegade Trail Stiff Hat Bailey 1939
No Score Yet The Man from Texas Drifter 1939
No Score Yet Silver on the Sage Ewing 1939
No Score Yet Mexicali Rose McElroy 1939
No Score Yet The Phantom Creeps Parker 1939
No Score Yet Crashing Thru Henchman Green 1939
No Score Yet The Stranger from Arizona Thane 1938
No Score Yet The Frontiersman Sutton 1938
No Score Yet S.O.S. Coast Guard Actor 1937
No Score Yet Rosalie Conspirator 1937

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Creed Pop Roy Cotter
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1961
  • 1960
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Deputy Tom Hacker Sheriff Dave Frank
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1962
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Sheriff Stanton
  • 1963
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Clint Biggers
  • 1963
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Cattleman Marshal
  • 1958
  • 1957
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
Duke
  • 1954
  • 1953

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