John McIntire

Actor, Radio announcer, Seaman
Weathered, veteran character player who began his career on radio and appeared in more than 100 films, usually playing law officers, politicians and other figures of authority. Best known as the no-nonsense police chief ... Read more »
Born: 06/26/1907 in Spokane, Washington, USA

Filmography

Actor (75)

Turner & Hooch 1989 (Movie)

Amos Reed (Actor)

The Cowboy and the Ballerina 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Cloak and Dagger 1984 (Movie)

George MacCready (Actor)

Lone Star 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

All the Way Home 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Honkytonk Man 1982 (Movie)

Grandpa (Actor)

American Dream 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fox and the Hound 1981 (Movie)

of Badger (Voice)

Young Maverick 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rescuers 1977 (Movie)

of Rufus (Voice)

Herbie Rides Again 1974 (Movie)

Mr Judson (Actor)

Linda 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Longstreet 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mad Trapper 1971 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Gallagher 1964 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

Rough Night in Jericho 1966 (Movie)

Ben Hickman (Actor)

The Jimmy Durante Show 1963 - 1964 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adam MacKenzie Story 1962 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Summer and Smoke 1961 (Movie)

Dr Buchanan (Actor)

Two Rode Together 1961 (Movie)

Major Frazer (Actor)

Elmer Gantry 1960 (Movie)

Reverend Pengilly (Actor)

Flaming Star 1960 (Movie)

Pa Burton (Actor)

Psycho 1960 (Movie)

Al Chambers (Actor)

Seven Ways From Sundown 1960 (Movie)

(Actor)

Who Was That Lady? 1960 (Movie)

Bob Doyle (Actor)

Sing Boy Sing 1958 (Movie)

Reverend Walker (Actor)

The Gunfight at Dodge City 1958 (Movie)

Doc Tremain (Actor)

The Light in the Forest 1958 (Movie)

John Elder (Actor)

The Mark of the Hawk 1958 (Movie)

Craig (Actor)

Cavalcade of America 1952 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tin Star 1957 (Movie)

Dr McCord (Actor)

Away All Boats 1956 (Movie)

Old Man (Actor)

Front Row Center 1954 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

Stranger on Horseback 1955 (Movie)

Josiah Bannerman (Actor)

The Far Country 1955 (Movie)

Mr Gannon (Actor)

The Kentuckian 1955 (Movie)

Zack (Actor)

The Phenix City Story 1955 (Movie)

Albert Patterson (Actor)

The Scarlet Coat 1955 (Movie)

General Robert Howe (Actor)

The Spoilers 1955 (Movie)

Dextry (Actor)

Apache 1954 (Movie)

Al Sieber (Actor)

Four Guns to the Border 1954 (Movie)

Dutch (Actor)

War Arrow 1953 (Movie)

Colonel Jackson Meade (Actor)

Horizons West 1952 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Lawless Breed 1952 (Movie)

J G Hardin/John Clements (Actor)

The World in His Arms 1952 (Movie)

(Actor)

Francis 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

No Sad Songs For Me 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Asphalt Jungle 1950 (Movie)

Police Commissioner (Actor)

U.S.S. Tea Kettle 1950 (Movie)

Commander Reynolds (Actor)

Command Decision 1949 (Movie)

(Actor)

As Summers Die (TV Show)

Actor

Aspen (TV Show)

Actor

Black Bart (Movie)

Clark (Actor)

Call Northside 777 (Movie)

Sam Faxon (Actor)

Crisis in Sun Valley (TV Show)

Actor

Down to the Sea in Ships (Movie)

Thatch (Actor)

Dream Breakers (TV Show)

Actor

Glory Alley (Movie)

Gabe Jordan (Actor)

Goliath Awaits (TV Show)

Actor

Lassie: The New Beginning (TV Show)

Actor

Mrs. R's Daughter (TV Show)

Actor

Powderkeg (TV Show)

Actor

Sally and Saint Anne (Movie)

Goldsooth McCarthy (Actor)

Shirley (TV Show)

Actor

The American Dream (TV Show)

Actor

The Healers (TV Show)

Actor

The Jordan Chance (TV Show)

Actor

The Mississippi Gambler (Movie)

Kansas John Polly (Actor)

The President's Lady (Movie)

Jack Overton (Actor)

The Street with No Name (Movie)

Cy Gordon (Actor)

Wagon Train (TV Show)

Actor

Walk Softly, Stranger (Movie)

Morgan (Actor)

Winchester '73 (Movie)

Joe Lamont (Actor)

Biography

Weathered, veteran character player who began his career on radio and appeared in more than 100 films, usually playing law officers, politicians and other figures of authority. Best known as the no-nonsense police chief in "The Asphalt Jungle" (1950), the timid sharecropper in "A Lion Is in the Streets" (1953) and the shocked sheriff in "Psycho" (1960), McIntire also played villains in three Anthony Mann Westerns: "Winchester .73" (1950), "The Far Country" (1955) and "The Tin Star" (1957).<p> From the late 1950s he became a familiar face on TV, starring as a veteran cop on "Naked City" (1958-59), replacing first the late Ward Bond as the wagonmaster on the popular "Wagon Train" (1961-65) then Lee J. Cobb as the ranch owner on "The Virginian" (1967-68) and playing the neighborly boat-builder on the comedy "Shirley" (1979-80). He married actress Jeanette Nolan in 1935. Their son was the late actor Tim McIntire ("American Hot Wax").

Relationships

Tim McIntire

Son
born c. 1943 died April 15, 1986 of heart attack

Jeanette Nolan

Wife
married 1935

Holly Wright

Daughter

EDUCATION

graduated from high school in Santa Monica, California

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California
studied for two years

Milestones

1955

TV debut, "General Electric Theater"

1948

Film debut, "Call Northside 777"

Grew up in Montana where he learned to ride broncos and learned about the old West

Traveled the world as a seaman

Began career on radio announcing national "March of Time" broadcasts

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