Russell Simpson

Russell Simpson

Highest Rated: 100% Meet Me at the Fair (1952)

Lowest Rated: 63% The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend (1949)

Birthday: Invalid date

Birthplace: Not Available

American actor Russell Simpson is another of those character players who seemed to have been born in middle age. From his first screen appearance in 1910 to his last in 1959, Simpson personified the grizzled, taciturn mountain man who held strangers at bay with his shotgun and vowed that his daughter would never marry into that family he'd been feudin' with fer nigh on to forty years. It was not always thus. After prospecting in the 1898 Alaska gold rush, Simpson returned to the States and launched a career as a touring actor in stock -- most frequently cast in romantic leads. This led to a long association with Broadway impresario David Belasco. Briefly flirting with New York-based films in 1910, Simpson returned to the stage, then chose movies on a permanent basis in 1917. Of his hundreds of motion picture and TV appearances, Russell Simpson is best known for his participation in the films of director John Ford, most memorably as Pa Joad in 1940's The Grapes of Wrath.

Highest Rated Movies



91% The Horse Soldiers Sheriff 1959
No Score Yet The Lonely Man Red Bluff Poker Player (uncredited) 1957
83% The Tin Star Clem Hall 1957
No Score Yet These Wilder Years Farmer 1956
88% Friendly Persuasion Elder 1956
83% The Tall Men Immigrant Man 1955
No Score Yet The Last Command The Parson 1955
89% Broken Lance Judge 1954
88% Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Mr. Bixby 1954
No Score Yet The Sun Shines Bright Dr. Lewt Lake 1953
No Score Yet Lone Star Sen. Maynard Cole 1952
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair Clem Johnson 1952
100% Meet Me at the Fair Sheriff Evans 1952
No Score Yet Across the Wide Missouri Hoback 1951
No Score Yet Comin' Round the Mountain Judge 1951
100% Wagon Master Adam Perkins 1950
No Score Yet The Gal Who Took the West Bartender as an Old Timer 1949
63% The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend Grandpa 1949
88% Joan of Arc Old Man with Pipe 1948
No Score Yet Tap Roots Sam Dabney 1948
No Score Yet Coroner Creek Walt Hardison 1948
No Score Yet Albuquerque Huggins 1948
No Score Yet Romance of Rosy Ridge Dan Yeary 1947
100% My Darling Clementine John Simpson 1946
No Score Yet Bad Bascomb Elijah Walker 1946
No Score Yet Lady Luck Daniel Boone 1946
No Score Yet Death Valley Old Silas Bagley 1946
91% They Were Expendable Dad Knowland 1945
No Score Yet Along Came Jones Pop de Longpre 1945
No Score Yet The Big Bonanza Adam Parker 1944
No Score Yet Tall in the Saddle Pat 1944
No Score Yet Man from Frisco Dr. Hershey 1944
No Score Yet The Woman of the Town Sime 1944
No Score Yet Texas Masquerade J.K. Trimble 1944
No Score Yet Border Patrol Orestes Krebs 1943
No Score Yet Tennessee Johnson Kirby 1942
No Score Yet The Spoilers Flapjack Simms 1942
No Score Yet Nazi Agent (Salute to Courage) Captain 1942
No Score Yet Swamp Water Marty McCord 1941
No Score Yet Tobacco Road Sheriff 1941
No Score Yet Three Faces West Minister 1940
100% The Grapes of Wrath Pa Joad 1940
83% Santa Fe Trail Shubel Morgan 1940
No Score Yet Brigham Young Major 1940
No Score Yet Virginia City Gaylord 1940
No Score Yet Geronimo Scout 1939
82% Drums Along the Mohawk Dr. Petry 1939
95% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Allen 1939
100% Young Mr. Lincoln Woodridge 1939
100% Dodge City Orth 1939
No Score Yet Desperate Trails Big Bill Tanner 1939
No Score Yet Valley of the Giants McKenzie 1938
No Score Yet The Girl of the Golden West Pioneer 1938
No Score Yet Gold Is Where You Find It McKenzie 1938
No Score Yet Paradise Isle Baxter 1937
No Score Yet Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge Bayliss Baynum 1937
No Score Yet The Crime of Dr. Forbes Sheriff Neil 1937
No Score Yet Maid of Salem Village Marshal 1937
No Score Yet Green Light Sheep Man 1937
No Score Yet Wild West Days Keeler 1937
100% San Francisco Red Kelly 1936
No Score Yet Ramona Scroggs 1936
No Score Yet Paddy O'Day Benton Butler 1935
No Score Yet Way Down East Squire Bartlett 1935
No Score Yet The Hoosier Schoolmaster Doc Small 1935
No Score Yet Motive for Revenge McAllister 1935
No Score Yet The County Chairman Vance Jimmison 1935
No Score Yet The World Moves On Notary Public 1934
No Score Yet Three on a Honeymoon Ezra MacDuff 1934
No Score Yet Sixteen Fathoms Deep Crockett 1934
No Score Yet Cabin in the Cotton Uncle Joe 1932
No Score Yet The Riding Tornado Sheriff 1932
No Score Yet Law and Order Judge Williams 1932
No Score Yet Call Her Savage Actor 1932
No Score Yet Silver Dollar Hamlin 1932
No Score Yet Flames Jake 1932
No Score Yet Hello Trouble Actor 1932
No Score Yet Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise Doctor 1931
82% Abraham Lincoln Lincoln's Employer 1930
No Score Yet Billy the Kid McSween 1930
No Score Yet The Trail of '98 Old Swede 1928
No Score Yet The First Auto Hank 1927
No Score Yet Annie Laurie Sandy 1927
No Score Yet The Eagle Masked Cossack 1925
No Score Yet The Virginian Trampas 1923
No Score Yet Peg o' My Heart Jim O'Connell 1922
No Score Yet The Girl of the Golden West Actor 1915


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Sean 2018
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