Harry Carey Jr.

Actor, Author, Horseback rider
The name he made for himself in Hollywood he owed largely to his father, but Harry Carey, Jr. never seemed to mind lesser billing. The son of silent film cowboy Harry Carey, he relied on the horsemanship his father had ... Read more »
Born: 05/15/1921 in Saugus, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (78)

G.I. Joe: The Ernie Pyle Story 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

Going Places 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Howard Hawks: American Artist 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sunchaser 1996 (Movie)

Cashier (Actor)

Ben Johnson: Third Cowboy On the Right 1995 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Tombstone 1993 (Movie)

Marshall Fred White (Actor)

Legends of the American West 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Back to the Future III 1990 (Movie)

Saloon Old Timer (Actor)

William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist III 1990 (Movie)

Father Kanavan (Actor)

Auntie Sue 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Bad Jim 1989 (Movie)

C J Lee (Actor)

Breaking In 1989 (Movie)

Shoes (Actor)

John Wayne Standing Tall 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Cherry 2000 1988 (Movie)

Snappy Tom (Actor)

Illegally Yours 1988 (Movie)

Wally (Actor)

The Whales of August 1987 (Movie)

Joshua Brackett (Actor)

Crossroads 1986 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

Mask 1985 (Movie)

Red (Actor)

Gremlins 1984 (Movie)

Mr Anderson (Actor)

Louis L'Amour's "The Shadow Riders" 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Endangered Species 1982 (Movie)

Dr Emmer (Actor)

The Long Riders 1979 (Movie)

George Arthur (Actor)

Black Beauty 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon 1976 (Movie)

Dobie (Actor)

Take a Hard Ride 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cahill, United States Marshal 1972 (Movie)

Hank (Actor)

Big Jake 1971 (Movie)

Pop Dawson (Actor)

Something Big 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

Continuavano A Chiamarlo Trinita 1970 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

Dirty Dingus Magee 1970 (Movie)

Charles Stuart (Actor)

E Poi lo Chiamarono il Magnifico 1970 (Movie)

Holy Joe (Actor)

One More Train to Rob 1970 (Movie)

Red (Actor)

Death of a Gunfighter 1969 (Movie)

Reverend Rork (Actor)

The Moonshine War 1969 (Movie)

Stamper (Actor)

The Undefeated 1969 (Movie)

Webster (Actor)

Bandolero! 1968 (Movie)

Cort Hayjack (Actor)

The Devil's Brigade 1968 (Movie)

Capt Rose (Actor)

The Ballad of Josie 1967 (Movie)

Mooney (Actor)

Alvarez Kelly 1966 (Movie)

Corporal Peterson (Actor)

The Way West 1966 (Movie)

McBee (Actor)

Billy the Kid vs. Dracula 1965 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

Shenandoah 1965 (Movie)

Jenkins (Actor)

The Rare Breed 1965 (Movie)

Ed Mabry (Actor)

Cheyenne Autumn 1964 (Movie)

Trooper Smith (Actor)

The Raiders 1962 (Movie)

Jellicoe (Actor)

Texas John Slaughter 1958 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

Two Rode Together 1961 (Movie)

Jackson Clay (Actor)

The Great Impostor 1960 (Movie)

Dr Joseph Mornay (Actor)

Noose For a Gunman 1959 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rio Bravo 1959 (Movie)

Harold (Actor)

Escort West 1958 (Movie)

Travis (Actor)

From Hell to Texas 1958 (Movie)

Trueblood (Actor)

Kiss Them For Me 1957 (Movie)

Roundtree (Actor)

The River's Edge 1957 (Movie)

Chet (Actor)

Gun the Man Down 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Great Locomotive Chase 1956 (Movie)

William Bensinger (Actor)

The Searchers 1956 (Movie)

Brad Jorgensen (Actor)

House of Bamboo 1955 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Mister Roberts 1955 (Movie)

Stefanowski (Actor)

Seventh Cavalry 1955 (Movie)

Corporal Morrison (Actor)

The Long Gray Line 1955 (Movie)

Dwight D Eisenhower (Actor)

Beneath the 12 Mile Reef 1953 (Movie)

Griff (Actor)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1953 (Movie)

Winslow (Actor)

Island in the Sky 1953 (Movie)

Hunt (Actor)

Niagara 1953 (Movie)

Taxi Driver (Actor)

Rio Grande 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wagonmaster 1950 (Movie)

Sandy (Actor)

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 1949 (Movie)

Lieutenant Pennell (Actor)

Moonrise 1948 (Movie)

Jimmy Biff (Actor)

Red River 1948 (Movie)

Dan Latimer (Actor)

Three Godfathers 1948 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pursued 1947 (Movie)

Prentice (Actor)

Banacek (TV Show)

Actor

Directed by John Ford (TV Show)

Actor

Last Stand at Saber River (TV Show)

Actor

Once Upon a Texas Train (TV Show)

Actor

Wild Times (TV Show)

Actor
Other (1)

The Hi-Lo Country 1998 (Movie)

(Special Thanks)

Biography

The name he made for himself in Hollywood he owed largely to his father, but Harry Carey, Jr. never seemed to mind lesser billing. The son of silent film cowboy Harry Carey, he relied on the horsemanship his father had taught him to win roles for John Ford, Raoul Walsh and Howard Hawks. Graced with a slight, boyish physique, Carey was often cast as decent but doomed frontiersmen. Gunned down by Robert Mitchum in "Pursued" (1947), trampled by cattle in "Red River" (1948), and slaughtered by Comanche marauders in "The Searchers" (1948), Carey plied his trade without ego or the expectation of fame. With Ford as his mentor, he found a Dutch uncle in Ford's frequent leading man John Wayne, who brokered Carey's first shot at a co-starring credit in "3 Godfathers" (1948) - a remake of one of his father's silent films - and included him in his later vehicles "Island in the Sky" (1953), "The Undefeated" (1969), and "Cahill U.S. Marshall" (1973). With the death of Ford in 1973 and of Wayne in 1979, the aging Carey became a touchstone for Baby Boom filmmakers and he contributed nostalgic cameos to Joe Dante's "Gremlins" (1984), Robert Zemeckis' "Back to the Future Part III" (1990) and George Pan Cosmatos' "Tombstone" (1994). Slowing but rarely stopping, Carey retired from acting in his seventies to focus his energies a writer-producer, focusing on the careers of the Hollywood giants on whose shoulders he had enjoyed the ride of his life.

Relationships

Harry Carey Actor

Father
Born Jan. 16, 1878 Died Sept. 21, 1947

Melinda Carey

Daughter
Born December 1946

Olive Carey Actor

Mother
Born Jan. 31, 1896 Died March 13, 1988

Patricia Carey

Daughter
Born February 1953

Steven Carey

Son

Thomas Carey

Son
Born April 1951

Ellen Carey

Sister

Marilyn Fix

Wife
Married Aug. 12, 1944 until Carey's death Dec. 27, 2012

EDUCATION

studied voice in 1939

Black Fox Military Academy

Hollywood , California 1938

Milestones

2009

Wrote and produced documentary about his father "Trader Horn: The Journey Back"

2007

Made executive producing and writing debut with Western "Horse Tales"

2002

Featured in documentary "Dobe and a Company of Heroes"

1997

Cast in TNT's Western drama "Last Stand at Saber River"

1994

Wrote about his experiences working with John Ford in Company of Heroes: My Life as an Actor in the John Ford Stock Company

1993

Cast as Marshal Fred White in "Tombstone"

1990

Made cameo in Robert Zemeckis' "Back to the Future Part III" in a saloon scene

1985

Played an aging biker in "Mask," starring Cher

1960

Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

1959

Made recurring guest appearances on "Wagon Train" (NBC, ABC)

1959

Appeared on several episodes of NBC's "Bonanza"

1957

Appeared on CBS Western series "Have Gun – Will Travel"

1955

Played ranch counselor Bill Burnett on Disney serial "The Adventures of Spin and Marty"

1953

Appeared in Hawks directed "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," starring Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe

1950

Learned to stand simultaneously on two galloping horses – a trick called "roman riding" – for romantic Western "Rio Grande"

1949

Re-teamed with director Ford and co-star Wayne in "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon"

1948

First film with John Wayne, "Red River"; directed by Howard Hawks

1948

First directed by John Ford in "3 Godfathers," also starring Wayne

1946

Made film acting debut in Western "Rolling Home"

1944

After serving in U.S. Navy (1942-45), signed long-term contract with John Ford

1940

Made stage debut appearing with father Harry Carey in Lakewood summer repertory company in Skowhegan, ME

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