Robert Barrat

Actor
With his deep voice and imposing physique, character actor Robert Barrat made a name for himself by portraying dozens of supporting roles in the 1930s. After beginning his acting career in a small Massachusetts ... Read more »
Born: 07/10/1889 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (24)

Tall Man Riding 1955 (Movie)

Tucker Ordway (Actor)

Davy Crockett, Indian Scout 1950 (Movie)

Lone Eagle (Actor)

Joan of Arc 1950 (Movie)

Jacques d'Arc (Joan's Father) (Actor)

The Baron of Arizona 1949 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Sea of Grass 1947 (Movie)

Judge White (Actor)

Strangler of the Swamp 1946 (Movie)

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Sunset Pass 1946 (Movie)

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The Road to Utopia 1946 (Movie)

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The Time of Their Lives 1946 (Movie)

Maj. Putnam (as Robert H. Barrat) (Actor)

Dakota 1945 (Movie)

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The Adventures of Mark Twain 1944 (Movie)

Horace E. Bixby, Riverboat Captain (Actor)

Johnny Come Lately 1942 (Movie)

Bill Swain (Actor)

Allegheny Uprising 1938 (Movie)

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Man of Conquest 1938 (Movie)

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Breaking the Ice 1937 (Movie)

William Decker (Actor)

Love Is on the Air 1937 (Movie)

J.D. Harrington (Actor)

The Buccaneer 1937 (Movie)

Captain Brown (Actor)

The Life of Emile Zola 1936 (Movie)

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Black Legion 1935 (Movie)

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Mary of Scotland 1935 (Movie)

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The Charge of the Light Brigade 1935 (Movie)

Count Igor Volonoff (Actor)

The Last of the Mohicans 1935 (Movie)

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Captain Blood 1934 (Movie)

John Wolverstone (Actor)

Wonder Bar 1933 (Movie)

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Biography

With his deep voice and imposing physique, character actor Robert Barrat made a name for himself by portraying dozens of supporting roles in the 1930s. After beginning his acting career in a small Massachusetts theatrical company, Barrat found success on the Broadway stage before discovering endless opportunities in the Hollywood film industry. His colorful vocal techniques helped him stand out among his peers with roles like the gruff Wolverstone in the 1935 swashbuckling adventure, "Captain Blood," starring Errol Flynn. His ability to create memorable characters and perform intricate stunts led Barrat to star alongside James Cagney in seven films throughout the 1930s, and the two actors became close friends -- despite their numerous on-screen fist fights. But while he took advantage of his talents as a physical actor, Barrat most enjoyed creating elaborate accents and building his characters through eccentric details, such as in the role of the Mohican chief Chingachgook in the 1936 film, "The Last of the Mohicans." When Barrat's career slowed after performing in more than 150 films, he found work on the television screen portraying more subtle, quiet characters, and he continued acting in television playhouse roles on an irregular schedule before retiring in 1964, six years before his death.

Relationships

Wife
survived him

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