J Carrol Naish

Actor, Extra, Stuntman
J. Carrol Naish was a character actor who launched his prolific film career on the cusp of the transition from silent films to talkies (between 1926 and 1930), eventually appearing in nearly 200 films total. The ... Read more »
Born: 01/21/1896 in New York City, New York, USA


Actor (102)

Dracula Vs. Frankenstein 1973 (Movie)


The Three Stooges Follies 1973 (Movie)


For Love Or $$$ 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)


The Hanged Man 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)


The Hanged Man 1963 (Movie)

Uncle Picaud (Actor)

This Could Be the Night 1957 (Movie)

Leon (Actor)

Desert Sands 1955 (Movie)

Diepel (Actor)

Hit the Deck 1955 (Movie)

Mr Peroni (Actor)

New York Confidential 1955 (Movie)

Ben Dagajanian (Actor)

Rage at Dawn 1955 (Movie)

Sim Remo (Actor)

The Last Command 1955 (Movie)

Santa Anna (Actor)

Violent Saturday 1955 (Movie)

Chapman (Actor)

Saskatchewan 1954 (Movie)

Batoche (Actor)

Sitting Bull 1954 (Movie)

Sitting Bull (Actor)

Beneath the 12 Mile Reef 1953 (Movie)

Soak (Actor)

Clash By Night 1952 (Movie)

Uncle Vince (Actor)

Joan of Arc 1950 (Movie)

John, Count of Luxembourg (Actor)

Rio Grande 1950 (Movie)


The Kissing Bandit 1948 (Movie)

Chico (Actor)

Humoresque 1946 (Movie)

Rudy Boray (Actor)

Dragon Seed 1944 (Movie)


Jungle Woman 1944 (Movie)


Star in the Night 1944 (Movie)

Nick Catapoli (Actor)

Voice in the Wind 1944 (Movie)


Waterfront 1943 (Movie)


Sahara 1942 (Movie)

Giuseppe (Actor)

A Gentleman at Heart 1941 (Movie)

Gigi (Actor)

Blood and Sand 1941 (Movie)

Garabato (Actor)

Beau Geste 1938 (Movie)

Rasinoff (Actor)

Island of Lost Men 1938 (Movie)


King of Chinatown 1938 (Movie)

Professor (Actor)

Bulldog Drummond in Africa 1937 (Movie)

Richard Lane (Actor)

Hunted Men 1937 (Movie)

Henry Rice (Actor)

King of Alcatraz 1937 (Movie)

Steve Murkil (Actor)

Tip-Off Girls 1937 (Movie)

Joseph Valkus (Actor)

Daughter of Shanghai 1936 (Movie)


Ramona 1935 (Movie)


The Charge of the Light Brigade 1935 (Movie)

Subahdar-Major Puran Singh (Actor)

Behind the Green Lights 1934 (Movie)

Sam Dover (Actor)

Black Fury 1934 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

Captain Blood 1934 (Movie)

Cahusac (Actor)

Lives of a Bengal Lancer 1934 (Movie)

Grand Vizier (Actor)

Tiger Shark 1932 (Movie)

The Man (Actor)

The Kid From Spain 1931 (Movie)

Pedro (Actor)

A Medal for Benny (Movie)

Charley Martin (Actor)

Absolute Quiet (Movie)

Kedro (Actor)

Across the Wide Missouri (Movie)

Looking Glass (Actor)

Ann Vickers (Movie)

Dr. Sorell (Actor)

Annie Get Your Gun (Movie)

Chief Sitting Bull (Actor)

Bachelor of Arts (Movie)


Behind the Rising Sun (Movie)

Reo Seki (Actor)

Birth of the Blues (Movie)

Blackie (Actor)

British Agent (Movie)

Commissioner for War (Actor)

Calling Dr. Death (Movie)

Inspector Gregg (Actor)

Canadian Pacific (Movie)

Dynamite Dawson (Actor)

Carnival in Costa Rica (Movie)

Rico Molina (Actor)

Charlie Chan at the Circus (Movie)

Tom Holt (Actor)

Cutter's Trail (TV Show)


Down Argentine Way (Movie)

Casiano (Actor)

Dr. Renault's Secret (Movie)

Mr. Noel (Actor)

Elmer the Great (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Frisco Jenny (Movie)

Harris (Actor)

Front Page Woman (Movie)

Mr. Roberts (Actor)

Getting Gertie's Garter (Movie)

Charles, the Butler (Actor)

Golden Gloves (Movie)

Joe Taggerty (Actor)

Gung Ho! (Movie)

Lt. Cristoforos (Actor)

Hell in the Heavens (Movie)

Sgt. Chevalier (Actor)

Her Jungle Love (Movie)

Kuasa (Actor)

Hotel Imperial (Movie)

Kuprin (Actor)

House of Frankenstein (Movie)

Daniel (Actor)

Illegal Traffic (Movie)

Lewis Zomar (Actor)

Jackass Mail (Movie)

Signor O'Sullivan (Actor)

Mark of the Renegade (Movie)

Luis (Actor)

Queen of the Mob (Movie)

George Frost (Actor)

Ride the Man Down (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)

Scotland Yard (Movie)

Dr. Remur (Actor)

Special Agent (Movie)

Durrell (Actor)

Strange Confession (Movie)

Roger Graham (Actor)

Tales of Manhattan (Movie)

Costello (Actor)

That Midnight Kiss (Movie)

Papa Donnetti (Actor)

That Night in Rio (Movie)

Machado (Actor)

The Avenger (Movie)

Hanley (Actor)

The Beast of the City (Movie)

Pietro Cholo (Actor)

The Beast with Five Fingers (Movie)

Ouidio Castanio (Actor)

The Big Chance (Movie)


The Cabin in the Cotton (Movie)


The Corsican Brothers (Movie)

Lorenzo (Actor)

The Devil's in Love (Movie)

Salazar (Actor)

The Hatchet Man (Movie)

Sun Yet Ming (Actor)

The Last Trail (Movie)


The Monster Maker (Movie)

Dr. Igor Markoff (Actor)

The Mouthpiece (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

The Pied Piper (Movie)

Aristide Rougeron (Actor)

The Robin Hood of El Dorado (Movie)

Three-Fingered Jack (Actor)

The Royal Bed (Movie)

Laker (Actor)

The Southerner (Movie)

Henry Devers (Actor)

The Toast of New Orleans (Movie)

Nicky Duvalle (Actor)

The Whistler (Movie)

The Killer (Actor)

The World Gone Mad (Movie)

Ramon Salvadore (Actor)

Think Fast, Mr. Moto (Movie)

Adram (Actor)

Two Seconds (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

What's Your Racket? (Movie)

Dick Graves (Actor)


J. Carrol Naish was a character actor who launched his prolific film career on the cusp of the transition from silent films to talkies (between 1926 and 1930), eventually appearing in nearly 200 films total. The Irish-descended New Yorker became legendary for mastering a potpourri of foreign accents, yet he ironicaly played virtually every ethnicity except Irish over the course of his career. After making scores of appearances--including roles as numerous villains and gangsters, among other types--throughout the '30s and early '40s, Naish first earned critical acclaim in 1943, playing Giuseppe, the Italian prisoner in the Humphrey Bogart war drama "Sahara," for which Naish received a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination. He followed up that accolade in 1945 with another Oscar nomination (and a Golden Globe win) for his key, non-ethnic supporting role in "A Medal for Benny," a drama which starred Dorothy Lamour. In the '50s, Naish went from straight western roles, such as a Union lieutenant general in the John Ford classic "Rio Grande" (starring John Wayne) to playing the title character in "Sitting Bull," a role which was more vintage Naish. Meanwhile, he gained greater fame that same decade on television, where he first appeared in 1952 as the star of the two-episode comedy "Life with Luigi," and later, in his highest profile TV role, playing the title character of the syndicated mystery "The New Adventures of Charlie Chan," where he appeared for 39-episodes in 1957. Naish passed away from emphysema at the age of 77.


quit school aged 16