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John Wray

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. John Wray (13 February 1887 - 5 April 1940) was an American character actor of stage and screen. Wray was one of the many Broadway actors to descend on Hollywood in the aftermath of the sound revolution, and quickly made an indelible impression on the era in a variety of substantial character roles, such as the Arnold Rothstein-like gangster in The Czar of Broadway (1930); Himmelstoss, the sadistic drill instructor in All Quiet on the Western Front (1930); and as the contortionist the Frog in the remake of The Miracle Man (1932), in the role previously played by Lon Chaney in the 1919 original. During this period he was one of the many actors mentioned for the title role in Dracula (1931). Wray's roles grew increasingly smaller as the decade progressed but he was very visible as the starving farmer threatening to kill Gary Cooper in Frank Capra's classic Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) and as the warden in Fritz Lang's You Only Live Once (1937). Other films include Doctor X (1932), I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932), Frisco Kid (1935), Poor Little Rich Girl (1936), Boys Town (1938), Each Dawn I Die (1939), The Cat and the Canary (1939) and Gone with the Wind (1939). Description above from the Wikipedia article John Wray(actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


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Born:
Feb 13, 1887 In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
64
First Appeared:
In the movie New York Nights 1929-12-28
Latest Project:
Movie The Doctor Takes a Wife 1940-04-25
Known For
Poster of The Devil Is Driving
Poster of Circus Girl
Poster of Valiant Is the Word for Carrie
Poster of The Captain Hates the Sea
Filmography
Movie Remember the Night Hank 1940-01-01
Movie Know Your Money Bowers the Printer 1940-01-27
Movie The Doctor Takes a Wife Joe - Farmer 1940-04-25
Movie Swiss Family Robinson Ramsey 1940-02-08
Movie Winter Carnival Poultry Truck Driver 1939-07-28
Movie Almost a Gentleman 'Crack' Williams 1939-03-31
Movie Pacific Liner Metcalfe 1939-01-06
Movie Each Dawn I Die Pete Kassock 1939-08-19
Movie Risky Business Silas 1939-03-03
Movie Smuggled Cargo Chris Hays 1939-08-21
Movie Gone with the Wind Prison Gang Overseer (uncredited) 1939-12-15
Movie The Cat and the Canary Hendricks, guard 1939-10-27
Movie The Amazing Mr. Williams Stanley 1939-11-22
Movie Blackmail Convict Diggs 1939-09-08
Movie Golden Boy Chocolate Drop's Manager 1939-09-05
Movie Making the Headlines Herbert Sandford 1938-03-31
Movie What Price Safety! J. Z. Wray 1938-02-05
Movie The Black Doll Walling 1938-01-31
Movie Gangs of New York Maddock 1938-05-23
Movie A Man to Remember Tom Johnson 1938-10-14
Movie Professor Beware Head Lawyer 1938-07-29
Movie Boys Town Weasel (uncredited) 1938-09-09
Movie Spawn of the North Dr. Sparks 1938-08-26
Movie You Only Live Once Warden Wheeler 1937-01-23
Movie We Who Are About to Die Jerry Daley 1937-01-08
Movie Circus Girl Roebling 1937-03-01
Movie The Devil Is Driving Joe Peters 1937-06-25
Movie Tenth Avenue Kid Joe Turner 1937-08-22
Movie The Women Men Marry Brother Nameless 1937-09-10
Movie Sworn Enemy Lang, a Gangster 1936-09-11
Movie Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Farmer 1936-04-09
Movie The Devil Is a Sissy Priest 1936-09-18
Movie Valiant Is the Word for Carrie George Darnley 1936-10-06
Movie A Man Betrayed Sparks 1936-12-27
Movie Stranded Mike Gibbons 1935-06-29
Movie Men Without Names Sam Hammond 1935-06-29
Movie Bad Boy Fred Larkin 1935-10-25
Movie Atlantic Adventure Mitts Coster 1935-08-24
Movie The Big Shakedown Higgins 1934-01-06
Movie The Crosby Case Willie McGuire 1934-03-05
Movie Bombay Mail Giovanni Martini 1934-01-06
Movie Most Precious Thing in Life Carter 1934-06-15
Movie The Captain Hates the Sea Mr. Jeddock 1934-11-02
Movie I Am a Thief Antonio Poricci 1934-11-24
Movie The Defense Rests Michael Cooney 1934-07-15
Movie Fifteen Wives Jason Getty 1934-07-15
Movie Green Eyes Inspector Crofton 1934-06-15
Movie After Tonight Mitika, the Gypsy Contact 1933-11-10
Movie The Mouthpiece Mr. Barton 1932-05-07
Movie The Match King Foreman of Janitors 1932-12-31
Movie High Pressure Jimmy Moore 1932-01-30
Movie The Woman from Monte Carlo Cmdr. Brambourg 1932-01-09
Movie The Rich Are Always with Us Clark Davis 1932-05-21
Movie The Miracle Man The Frog 1932-04-01
Movie Miss Pinkerton Hugo 1932-05-27
Movie Central Park Robert Smiley 1932-12-10
Movie The Death Kiss Detective Lieut. Sheehan 1932-12-05
Movie I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang Nordine (uncredited) 1932-11-09
Movie Quick Millions Kenneth Stone 1931-04-17
Movie Safe in Hell Eagan 1931-12-12
Movie Silence Harry Silvers 1931-08-29
Movie All Quiet on the Western Front Himmelstoss 1930-04-29
Movie The Czar of Broadway Morton Bradstreet 1930-05-25
Movie New York Nights Joe Prividi 1929-12-28
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