Wendell Corey

Actor, Politician, Washing machine salesman
Dependable lead and supporting player who usually played solid, sober and sometimes cynical characters. After scoring a triumph on Broadway in Elmer Rice's "Dream Girl" (1945), Corey was signed by producer Hal Wallis ... Read more »
Born: 03/20/1914 in Dracut, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (33)

Buckskin 1968 (Movie)

Rep Marlowe (Actor)

Agent For H.A.R.M. 1966 (Movie)

Jim Graff (Actor)

Picture Mommy Dead 1966 (Movie)

Clayborn (Actor)

Red Tomahawk 1966 (Movie)

Elkins (Actor)

Waco 1965 (Movie)

Preacher Sam Stone (Actor)

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars 1951 - 1959 (TV Show)

Actor

Alias Jesse James 1958 (Movie)

Jesse James (Actor)

The Light in the Forest 1958 (Movie)

Wilse Owens (Actor)

Loving You 1957 (Movie)

Walker "Tex" Warner (Actor)

The Bold and the Brave 1956 (Movie)

Fairchild (Actor)

The Killer Is Loose 1956 (Movie)

Leon Poole (Actor)

The Rack 1956 (Movie)

Major Sam Moulton (Actor)

The Rainmaker 1956 (Movie)

File (Actor)

The Big Knife 1955 (Movie)

Smiley Coy (Actor)

Rear Window 1954 (Movie)

Thomas J Doyle (Actor)

Gulf Playhouse 1952 - 1953 (TV Show)

Actor

Jamaica Run 1953 (Movie)

Todd Dacey (Actor)

Harriet Craig 1950 (Movie)

Walter Craig (Actor)

No Sad Songs For Me 1950 (Movie)

Bradford 'Brad' Scott (Actor)

Any Number Can Play 1949 (Movie)

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Holiday Affair 1949 (Movie)

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I Walk Alone 1947 (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

Carbine Williams (Movie)

Capt. H.T. Peeples (Actor)

Desert Fury (Movie)

Johnny Ryan (Actor)

My Man and I (Movie)

Ansel Ames (Actor)

Peck's Bad Girl (TV Show)

Actor

Rich, Young and Pretty (Movie)

Jim Stauton Rogers (Actor)

Sorry, Wrong Number (Movie)

Dr. Alexander (Actor)

The Eleventh Hour (TV Show)

Actor

The Furies (Movie)

Rip Darrow (Actor)

The Search (Movie)

Jerry Fisher (Actor)

The Wild North (Movie)

Constable Pedley (Actor)

Biography

Dependable lead and supporting player who usually played solid, sober and sometimes cynical characters. After scoring a triumph on Broadway in Elmer Rice's "Dream Girl" (1945), Corey was signed by producer Hal Wallis, and over the next two decades appeared as combination servant-strongarm henchman to gambler John Hodiak in Corey's debut film, "Desert Fury" (1947), as a homicide detective opposite Loretta Young in the thriller, "The Accused" (1948), as an exhausted mobster in "Any Number Can Play" (1949) and as Frank James in "The Great Missouri Raid" (1951). He later moved into politics, serving as the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Screen Actors Guild and, lastly, as a member of the Santa Monica City Council.

Relationships

Alice Wylie

Wife

Robin Corey

Child

Bonnie Corey

Daughter

Jennifer Corey

Daughter

Jonathan Corey

Son

Milestones

1966

Lost bid to become Republican nominee for congressional seat

1965

Elected to Santa Monica City Council

1947

Film debut, "Desert Fury"

1944

After success in Broadway production, "Dream Girl", signed by producer Hal Wallis to film contract

1941

Broadway debut in "Comes the Revelation"

1935

Professional stage debut

1934

Amateur stage debut with Springfield Repertory Players in "Street Scene"

Starred on TV series, "The Eleventh Hour"

Worked in department store as washing machine salesman before starting stage career

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