Wendell Corey

Highest Rated: 100% Rear Window (1954)
Birthday: Mar 20, 1914
Birthplace: Not Available
The son of Congregationalist minister, Wendell Corey was pursuing a brief career as a washing machine salesman when he showed up at the rehearsals for a community play to pick up a friend. Invited by the director to read for a part, Corey found he liked performing, and eventually turned pro in summer stock. After a string of Broadway flops, Corey finally scored a success in the original 1945 production of Elmer Rice's Dream Girl. Entering films with a Paramount contract in 1946, the incisive, sharp-eyed Corey spent the next fifteen years alternating between leads (File on Thelma Jordon), "best friend" supporting characters (Rear Window), and, most effectively, villains (The Big Knife). On TV Corey starred in the weekly series Harbor Command (1957) and The Eleventh Hour (1961-63). Intensely interested in politics, Corey was once the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the director of the Screen Actors, and served on the Santa Monica City Council; he ran for but did not win California's Republican congressional seat.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Astro-Zombies Holman 1968
No Score Yet Picture Mommy Dead Clayborn 1966
No Score Yet Cyborg 2087 Sheriff 1966
No Score Yet Agent for H.A.R.M. Jim Graff 1966
No Score Yet Women of the Prehistoric Planet Adm. David King 1966
No Score Yet Zontar: Thing from Venus Actor 1966
No Score Yet Alias Jesse James Jesse James 1959
No Score Yet The Light in the Forest Wilse Owens 1958
No Score Yet Loving You Walker `Tex' Warner 1957
No Score Yet The Rainmaker Deputy Sheriff J.S. File/Three Point Texas 1956
No Score Yet The Rack Major Sam Moulton 1956
No Score Yet The Bold and the Brave Fairchild 1956
60% The Killer Is Loose Leon "Foggy" Poole 1956
86% The Big Knife Smiley Coy 1955
100% Rear Window Lieutenant Thomas J. Doyle 1954
No Score Yet Hell's Half Acre Chet Chester 1954
No Score Yet Laughing Anne Capt. Davidson 1954
No Score Yet My Man and I Ansel Ames 1952
No Score Yet Carbine Williams Capt. H.T. Peoples 1952
No Score Yet The Wild North Constable Pedley 1952
No Score Yet Rich, Young and Pretty Jim Stauton Rogers 1952
No Score Yet The Great Missouri Raid Frank James 1951
No Score Yet Harriet Craig Walter Craig 1950
100% The Furies Rip Darrow 1950
No Score Yet No Sad Songs for Me Brad Scott 1950
No Score Yet Holiday Affair Carl Davis 1949
No Score Yet The Accused Lt. Ted Dorgan 1949
No Score Yet The File on Thelma Jordon Cleve Marshall 1949
No Score Yet Any Number Can Play Robbin Elcott 1949
86% Sorry, Wrong Number Dr. Alexander 1948
100% The Search Jerry Fisher 1948
No Score Yet I Walk Alone Dave 1948
57% Desert Fury (Desert Town) Johnny Ryan 1947

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
Cullen
  • 1968
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Woods
  • 1958

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