Harry Carey Jr.

Harry Carey Jr.

  • Highest Rated: 100% Shenandoah (1965)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Illegally Yours (1988)
  • Birthday: May 16, 1921
  • Birthplace: Saugus, California
  • The son of actors Harry Carey and Olive Golden, Harry Carey Jr. never answered to "Harry" or "Junior"; to his friends, family and film buffs, he was always "Dobe" Carey. Raised on his father's California ranch, the younger Carey spent his first six adult years in the Navy. While it is commonly assumed that he made his film debut under the direction of his dad's longtime friend John Ford, Carey in fact was first seen in a fleeting bit in 1946's Rolling Home, directed by William Berke. It wasn't until his third film, Three Godfathers (dedicated to the memory of his father) that Carey worked with Ford. Honoring his promise to Harry Sr. that he'd "look after" Dobe, Ford saw to it that the younger Carey was given a starring assignment (along with another of the director's proteges, Ben Johnson), in Wagonmaster (1950). Though he handled this assignment nicely, exuding an appealing earnest boyishness, Carey wasn't quite ready for stardom so far as the Hollywood "higher-ups" were concerned, so he settled for supporting roles, mostly in westerns. John Ford continued to use Carey whenever possible; in 1955's The Long Gray Line, the actor has a few brief scenes as West Point undergraduate Dwight D. Eisenhower. Carey was also featured on the "Spin and Marty" segments of Walt Disney's daily TVer The Mickey Mouse Club (1955-59). In later years, Carey's weather-beaten face was seen in choice character assignments in films ranging from The Whales of August (1987) to Back to the Future III (1990); he was also hired by such John Ford aficionados as Peter Bogdanovich, who cast Carey as an old wrangler named Dobie (what else?) in Nickelodeon (1976), and as an ageing bike-gang member named Red in Mask (1985). In 1994, Harry Carey Jr. published his autobiography, Company of Heroes. Carey died of natural causes at age 91 in late December 2012.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet G.I. Joe: The Ernie Pyle Story Actor 2004
No Score Yet Last Stand at Saber River Sanford 1997
No Score Yet Howard Hawks: American Artist Actor 1997
17% The Sunchaser Cashier 1996
No Score Yet Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone Digger Phelps 1994
73% Tombstone Marshall Fred White 1993
No Score Yet Legends of the American West: The West Remembered Actor 1992
No Score Yet Legends of the American West: Cowboys & Indians Actor 1992
No Score Yet Legends of the American West: Jesse James Actor 1992
No Score Yet Legends of the American West: Billy the Kid Actor 1992
57% The Exorcist III Fr. Kanavan 1990
No Score Yet Bad Jim J.C. Lee 1990
79% Back to the Future Part III Saloon Old Timer 1990
89% Breaking In Shoes 1989
40% Cherry 2000 Snappy Tom 1988
No Score Yet Once upon a Texas Train Herald Pitch 1988
0% Illegally Yours Wally Finnegan 1988
60% The Whales of August Joshua Brackett 1987
No Score Yet UFOria George Martin 1986
73% Crossroads Bartender 1986
93% Mask Red 1985
84% Gremlins Mr. Anderson 1984
No Score Yet Princess Daisy Actor 1983
No Score Yet The Shadow Riders Pa Traven 1982
No Score Yet Endangered Species Dr. Emmer 1982
83% The Long Riders George Arthur 1980
No Score Yet Wild Times Actor 1979
No Score Yet Take a Hard Ride (Kid Vengeance) Dumper 1977
11% Nickelodeon Dobie 1976
No Score Yet Challenge to White Fang (Il ritorno di Zanna Bianca) John Tarwater 1974
No Score Yet Cahill U.S. Marshal Hank 1973
No Score Yet E poi lo chiamarono il magnifico, (A Man from the East ) Holy Joe 1972
No Score Yet Trinity Is Still My Name (...continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità) The Father 1971
No Score Yet One More Train To Rob Red 1971
No Score Yet One More Time Actor 1971
0% Something Big Joe Pickens 1971
No Score Yet Big Jake Pop Dawson 1971
No Score Yet Dirty Dingus Magee Stuart 1970
No Score Yet The Moonshine War Stamper 1970
No Score Yet Death of a Gunfighter Rev. Rork 1969
29% The Undefeated Webster 1969
20% Bandolero Cort 1968
60% The Devil's Brigade Capt. Rose 1968
No Score Yet The Way West McBee 1967
No Score Yet The Ballad of Josie Mooney 1967
No Score Yet Cyborg 2087 Jay C 1966
No Score Yet Billy the Kid vs. Dracula Ben 1966
29% The Rare Breed Ed Mabry 1966
No Score Yet Alvarez Kelly Cpl. Peterson 1966
100% Shenandoah Jenkins 1965
62% Cheyenne Autumn Trooper Smith 1964
No Score Yet Taggart Lt. Hudson 1964
No Score Yet The Raiders Jellicoe 1963
No Score Yet A Public Affair Bill Martin 1962
100% The Comancheros Actor 1961
80% Two Rode Together Ortho Clegg 1961
No Score Yet The Great Imposter Dr. Joseph Mornay 1961
No Score Yet Noose for a Gunman Jim Ferguson 1960
No Score Yet Geronimo's Revenge Ben 1960
100% Rio Bravo Harold 1959
No Score Yet Escort West Travis 1959
No Score Yet Gunfight at Sandoval Actor 1959
No Score Yet From Hell to Texas Trueblood 1958
No Score Yet Kiss Them for Me Roundtree 1957
No Score Yet The River's Edge Chet 1957
No Score Yet 7th Cavalry Cpl. Morrison 1956
No Score Yet Gun the Man Down Deputy Lee 1956
No Score Yet The Great Locomotive Chase William Bensinger 1956
98% The Searchers Brad Jorgensen 1956
92% Mister Roberts Stefanowski 1955
83% House of Bamboo John 1955
100% The Long Gray Line Dwight Eisenhower 1955
No Score Yet Silver Lode Johnson 1954
No Score Yet The Outcast Bert 1954
No Score Yet Beneath the 12-Mile Reef Griff 1953
No Score Yet Island in the Sky Hunt 1953
98% Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Winslow 1953
83% Niagara Taxi Driver 1953
88% Monkey Business Reporter 1952
No Score Yet Warpath Capt. Gregson 1951
75% Rio Grande Trooper Daniel `Sandy' Boone 1950
No Score Yet Copper Canyon Lt. Ord 1950
100% Wagon Master Sandy 1950
95% She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Lt. Ross Pennell 1949
82% Three Godfathers William Kearney ('The Abilene Kid') 1948
100% Moonrise Jimmy Biff 1948
100% Red River Dan Latimer 1948
100% Pursued Prentice McComber 1947
No Score Yet Beyond Tomorrow (Beyond Christmas) Actor 1940

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
Grandfather Criss
  • 1982
No Score Yet Knight Rider
1982-1986
Josh
  • 1982
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
Bo
  • 1974
  • 1973
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Grant Jake Roniger Deputy Charlie Nathan Cade Kelliher Colridge Amos Brody Jim
  • 1974
  • 1971
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1965
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1959
  • 1956
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Mapes Burton Zack Morgan Shelton
  • 1967
  • 1965
  • 1960
  • 1959
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Frank Deane
  • 1961
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Tanner
  • 1959

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