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Russell Simpson

Highest Rated:   100% The Horse Soldiers (1959)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% The Horse Soldiers
  • Sheriff
1959
No Score Yet The Lonely Man
  • Red Bluff Poker Player (uncredited)
1957
80% The Tin Star
  • Clem Hall
1957
No Score Yet These Wilder Years
  • Farmer
1956
88% Friendly Persuasion
  • Elder
1956
No Score Yet The Tall Men
  • Immigrant Man
1955
No Score Yet The Last Command
  • The Parson
1955
80% 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 Meet Me at the Fair
  • Sheriff Evans
1952
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair
  • Clem Johnson
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
71% The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend
  • Grandpa
1949
No Score Yet 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 Death Valley
  • Old Silas Bagley
1946
89% 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 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 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
No Score Yet Santa Fe Trail
  • Shubel Morgan
1940
No Score Yet Brigham Young
  • Major
1940
No Score Yet Virginia City
  • Gaylord
1940
80% Drums Along the Mohawk
  • Dr. Petry
1939
94% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Allen
1939
100% Young Mr. Lincoln
  • Woodridge
1939
100% Dodge City
  • Orth
1939
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 Wild West Days
  • Keeler
1937
100% San Francisco
  • Red Kelly
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 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 Flames
  • Jake
1932
No Score Yet Hello Trouble
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise
  • Doctor
1931
100% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Scorpion
2014
  • Thomas
  • 2016

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