Person Details

Birthday: 1906-02-05 02:15:21

Death: 1988-11-27 02:15:21

Aliases: John Peter Richmond , Peter Richmond , John Carradine Sr.

Gender: Male

Place of birth: New York City, New York, USA

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Movie Involvements: 196

TV Involvements: 4


Most Famous Work

Biography

John Carradine (1906–1988) was an American actor, best known for his roles in horror films, Westerns, and Shakespearean theatre. Carradine's first film credit was Tol'able David. By 1933, he was being credited as John Peter Richmond. He adopted the stage name "John Carradine" in 1935, and legally took the name as his own two years later. By 1936, Carradine had become a member of John Ford's stock company and appeared in The Prisoner of Shark Island. In total, he made 11 pictures with Ford, including The Grapes of Wrath. Other Ford films in which Carradine appeared include The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and Stagecoach. Carradine claimed to have appeared in more than 450 movies, but only 225 movies can be documented. His count is closer to fact if theatrical movies, made-for-TV movies, and television programs are included. He often played eccentric, insane, or diabolical characters, especially in the horror genre with which he had become identified. He occasionally played a heroic role as in The Grapes of Wrath and he occasionally played a sympathetic role as in Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake. He was married four times, had five children, and was the patriarch of the Carradine acting family, which includes his sons Bruce Carradine, David Carradine, Keith Carradine and Robert Carradine as well as his granddaughters Martha Plimpton, Sorel Carradine and Ever Carradine.

Most Famous Work

The Twilight Zone
Average
8

The Twilight Zone

(1959) Brother Jerome
Stagecoach
Average
8

Stagecoach

(1939) Hatfield
Land of the Giants
Average
7

Land of the Giants

(1968) Egor Crull
The Ten Commandments
Average
8

The Ten Commandments

(1956) Aaron
The Grapes of Wrath
Average
8

The Grapes of Wrath

(1940) Casy
Lost in Space
Average
7

Lost in Space

(1965) Arcon
The Black Cat
Average
7

The Black Cat

(1934) Cult Organist (uncredited)
The Bride of Frankenstein
Average
8

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2018 Richmond Reed ("A Dose of Bloodsucking Tramps" segment) (archive footage) (uncredited)
2013 Himself
Himself (archive footage)
2003 Dr. Warren
1996 Himself (archive footage)
Himself
Himself
1995 Walter Machen
Grandfather
1990 Jacob Julian
Dr. Emil Zeitman (archive footage)
1987 Dr. Emil Zeitman
1986 The Justice
Narrator / Host
Old Joe Shempter
Andoheb
Senator Bradford
1985 Dr. Kozmar
N/A
Alcoholic Reporter (archive footage)
1984 N/A
Supreme Commander
1983 Col. Sartoris
Dr. Warren (archive footage)
Elijah Grisbane
Himself
Gentleman ("Great Moments" Host)
Soothsayer
1982 Mr. Stanton (Head of the Orphanage)
Great Owl (voice)
Father Stratten
N/A
1981 Narrator
Dr. Frankenstein
Ronald Bentley
Col. LeBrun
R.Chetwynd-Hayes, Writer
Erle Kenton
Himself / Host
1980 Dr. Warren
Priest
1979 Avery Mills
Count Dracula
1978 Dr. Sigmund Hummel
N/A
N/A
Richmond Reed
Judge Harley Winslow
Radcliff
N/A
1977 Grampa
Fairweather
Captain
Amos Briggs
The Bum
Fr. Francis Matthew Halloran
N/A
1976 Dr. Welsey Edwards
Tour guide
Dr. Smith
Conan Carroll
Hezekiah Beckum
1975 Narrator (English Version)
N/A
N/A
N/A
The Man
Jacob Avril
1974 Old Skips
Mr. Walker
Himself
N/A
Edgar Price
1973 The Hotel Clerk
Uncle
Igor Smith
The Sage
Alcoholic Reporter
Claude Dupree
Llewellyn Crossbinder
1972 Charlie Towman
N/A
N/A
Dr. Bernardo
Plastic Surgeon
Judge (voice) (uncredited)
H. Buckram Sartoris
N/A
Dr. Vanard
Narrator
1971 Railroad ticket clerk
Sean O'Flanagan
Rev. Harper
Christopher Dean
The Judge Of Hell
Old-fashioned Undertaker
1970 N/A
Nate Cheever
Jasper B. Hawks
Preacher
Tyrone T. Tattersall
Surgeon
Pet Shop Owner
Dr. Goolie
Preacher Simms
N/A
Dr. Rynning
Pet Shop Owner
1969 Dr. Favel
Mr. Bosch
Ticker
Mad Doctor / Nazi Leader
Boone Hawkins
Mr. Drewcolt
Count Branos Alucard
George
Dr. Halback
Professor Cummings
1968 Satán
Egor Crull
Himself - Guest
Third-Way Priest
Dr. DeMarco
N/A
Laslo
1967 Dr. Howard Vanard
Otis Lovelace
N/A
Dr. Himmel
N/A
Narrator / Tristram Halbin
1966 Mr. Wilson
N/A
N/A
Cruikshank
Count Dracula, posing as James Underhill
King Luvimself
Count Dracula
1965 N/A
Arcon
N/A
N/A
General Josh McCord
The Old Drunk
N/A
N/A
The Wizard of Mars
Andre Desard
1964 Jeff Blair
N/A
N/A
Bruce Alden
Narrator
1962 N/A
N/A
Maj. Cassius Starbuckle
1960 N/A
N/A
Prof. Watts
Slave catcher
Abel Banton
1959 Prof. Millard Wyman
N/A
N/A
Brother Jerome
N/A
N/A
Zachariah Garrison
Narrator
Dr. Karol Noymann
Cosmic Man
1958 Dr. John Rayburn
Amos Force
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Traveling Salesman
Doc Weber
1957 Malone
Khufu
N/A
N/A
N/A
Dr. Charles Conway
Rev. Jethro Bailey
1956 Proctor Stamp
Aaron
N/A
Claude Almstead
Bohemund
N/A
Gideon
Snipe Harding
1955 Giacomo
Jala
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
The Duke
Ziby Fletcher
Col. Buck Streeter
N/A
1954 N/A
N/A
Bergstrom
Grave Robber
Old Tom
Foressi
1952 N/A
1951 N/A
N/A
1949 N/A
N/A
Doc Spencer
1948 N/A
N/A
N/A
1947 Charles Forestier
Himself
1946 Thorndyke 'Thorny' P. Dunning
Dr. Charles Randolph
1945 Count Dracula
Orange Povy
Professor Madley
Jefferson T. Pike
1944 Dracula
John Reagan
Gaston Morrell
Duke Cleat
Prof. John Gilmore
Yousef Bey
Victor Marlow
Dr. Drury
Dr. Walters
General von Bodenbach
Bret Harte
Toby
1943 Mr. Wellington
Dr. Max Heinrich von Altermann
Mike Clancy
Lucky Miller
Reinhardt Heydrich
Dr. Sigmund Walters
Martin
1942 Ulrich Windler
Martin Caswell
Norbert
Caleb Green
1941 Jesse Wick
Mr. Jones
Nacional
Doc Murdoch
1940 B. D. Bisbee
Porter Rockwell
Bob Ford
Casy
1939 Caldwell
Ben Carter
Mr. Crimp
Coughy
Barryman
Hatfield
Naveau
Danforth / Richard Burke
Bob Ford
1938 McAllison
Leader of Refugees
Kopelpeck
Gordon
Speakeasy Doorman
Reef Hatfield
General Sebastian
President Lincoln
Murdock
1937 Pereira
Casper
Warden
Ishak
Herbert Pemberton
Capt. Delmar
Long Jack
Ed
Harry Wilkins
1936 Deputy Sheriff Alec Brady
Bartolomio Romagna
Simon Girty
Sand Diviner
Richards
Jim Farrar
Rizzio
Beauty Smith
Cafard
Sgt. Rankin
1935 Despondent Casino Gambler (uncredited)
Angry Saxophone Player - Tenant
Hunter
Enjolras
Agitator
1934 Cult Organist (uncredited)
Stranded Actor (uncredited)
1933 Informer Suggesting Ink (uncredited)
Pete Garon (uncredited)
Assistant Principal
Dream Apparition (uncredited)
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
1932 Christian Martyr / Gladiator Leader / Voice in Coliseum Mob (uncredited)
1931 Chicken Sam
1930 Buzzard Hatburn
Newspaper reporter / photographer
Year Character Movie/Tv

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