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J. Carrol Naish

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Joseph Patrick Carrol Naish (January 21, 1896 – January 24, 1973) was an American character actor born in New York City, New York. Naish did many film roles, but they were eclipsed when he found fame in the title role of radio's Life with Luigi (1948–1953), which surpassed Bob Hope in the 1950 ratings. Naish appeared on stage for several years before he began his film career. He began as a member of Gus Edwards's vaudeville troupe of child performers. In Paris after World War I, Naish formed his own song and dance act. He was traveling the globe from Europe to Egypt to Asia, when his China-bound ship developed engine problems, leaving him in California in 1926. His uncredited bit role in What Price Glory (1926) launched his career in more than two hundred films. He was twice nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, the first for his role in the 1943 film Sahara, then for his performance in the 1945 film A Medal for Benny, for which he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, Motion Picture. He notably played Boris Karloff's hunchback assistant in The House of Frankenstein in 1944. He was of Irish descent, but never used his dialect skills to play Irishmen, explaining, "When the part of an Irishman comes along, nobody ever thinks of me." Instead, he portrayed myriad other ethnic groups on screen: Latino, Native American, East Asian, Polynesian, Middle Eastern/North African, South Asian, Eastern European, and Mediterranean. Besides his film roles, he often appeared on television later in his career. He spent many of his later years in San Diego studying philosophy and theology. Naish was married (1929–1973) to actress Gladys Heaney (1907–1987). They had one daughter. For his contributions to television and film, J. Carrol Naish has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6145 Hollywood Boulevard.

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Jan 21, 1896 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie What Price Glory 1926-11-23
Latest Project:
Movie That's Entertainment! III 1994-07-01
Known For
Poster of I Dream of Jeannie
Poster of Get Smart
Poster of The New Adventures of Charlie Chan
Poster of House of Frankenstein
Movie That's Entertainment! III (archive footage) 1994-07-01
Movie Batmania: From Comics to Screen Dr. Daka 1989-01-01
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Movie That's Entertainment! (archive footage) (uncredited) 1974-06-21
Movie Dracula vs. Frankenstein Dr. Duryea alias Frankenstein 1971-09-20
Movie Cutter's Trail Froteras 1970-02-10
Movie Doom of Dracula The Hunchback 1966-01-01
Series Green Acres Unknown 1965-09-15
Series Get Smart Unknown 1965-09-18
Series I Dream of Jeannie Bilejik 1965-09-18
Movie The Hanged Man Uncle Picaud 1964-11-18
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Movie Force of Impulse Antonio Marino 1961-11-01
Series Guestward, Ho! Unknown 1960-09-29
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Movie Disneyland '59 Self 1959-06-15
Series Cimarron City Unknown 1958-09-27
Series Wanted: Dead or Alive Unknown 1958-09-06
Series The Texan Unknown 1958-09-29
Series Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Unknown 1958-10-06
Movie This Could Be the Night Leon 1957-05-14
Series The New Adventures of Charlie Chan Unknown 1957-08-09
Movie The Young Don't Cry Plug 1957-07-26
Movie Rebel in Town Bedloe Mason 1956-07-30
Movie Yaqui Drums Yacqi Jack 1956-10-13
Movie Hit the Deck Mr. Peroni 1955-02-24
Movie New York Confidential Ben Dagajanian 1955-02-15
Movie Violent Saturday Chapman, Bank Robber 1955-04-01
Movie Rage at Dawn Simeon 'Sim' Reno 1955-03-26
Movie Desert Sands Sgt. Diepel 1955-11-18
Movie The Last Command General Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana 1955-08-03
Movie Man On A Bus Mr Stein 1955-05-01
Movie Saskatchewan Batouche 1954-03-30
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie Sitting Bull Sitting Bull 1954-10-06
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Fighter Attack Bruno 1953-11-29
Movie Beneath the 12-Mile Reef Socrates Houlis 1953-12-02
Movie Woman of the North Country John Mulholland 1952-01-01
Movie Denver and Rio Grande Gil Harkness 1952-05-16
Movie Ride the Man Down Sheriff Joe Kneen 1952-11-25
Movie Clash by Night Uncle Vince 1952-05-30
Movie The Mark of the Renegade Luis 1951-07-23
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie Across the Wide Missouri Looking Glass 1951-10-12
Movie Bannerline Frankie Scarbine 1951-10-12
Movie Annie Get Your Gun Chief Sitting Bull 1950-05-01
Movie Please Believe Me 'Lucky' Reilly 1950-05-12
Movie Black Hand Louis Lorelli 1950-03-12
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie Rio Grande Lt. Gen. Philip Sheridan 1950-11-15
Movie The Toast of New Orleans Nicky Duvalle 1950-08-24
Movie Canadian Pacific Dynamite Dawson 1949-05-19
Movie That Midnight Kiss Papa Donnetti 1949-09-22
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie The Kissing Bandit Chico 1948-11-14
Movie Joan of Arc John, Count of Luxembourg, Joan's Captor 1948-12-22
Movie The Beast with Five Fingers Police Commissario Ovidio Castanio 1947-02-08
Movie Humoresque Rudy Boray 1947-01-25
Movie Carnival in Costa Rica Papa Rico Molina 1947-03-28
Movie The Fugitive A Police Informer 1947-11-03
Movie Bad Bascomb Bart Yancy 1946-05-26
Movie It's Your America French Soldier (uncredited) 1946-07-25
Movie The Southerner Devers 1945-04-30
Movie A Medal for Benny Charley Martin 1945-04-16
Movie Strange Confession Roger Graham 1945-10-05
Movie Star in the Night Nick Catapoli 1945-10-13
Movie Getting Gertie's Garter Charles, the Butler 1945-11-27
Movie The Monster Maker Dr. Igor Markoff 1944-04-15
Movie The Whistler The Killer 1944-03-30
Movie Voice in the Wind Luigi 1944-03-03
Movie Two-Man Submarine Dr. Augustus Hadley 1944-03-16
Movie Jungle Woman Dr. Carl Fletcher 1944-06-01
Movie Waterfront Dr. Karl Decker 1944-06-10
Movie Enter Arsene Lupin Ganimard 1944-11-24
Movie House of Frankenstein Daniel 1944-12-01
Movie Dragon Seed Japanese Kitchen Overseer 1944-07-20
Movie Batman Tito Daka 1943-07-16
Movie Good Morning, Judge Andre Bouchard 1943-05-07
Movie Behind the Rising Sun Reo Seki 1943-08-01
Movie Harrigan's Kid Jed Jerrett 1943-03-01
Movie Sahara Giuseppe 1943-09-22
Movie Gung Ho! Lieutenant C.J. Cristoforos 1943-12-20
Movie Calling Dr. Death Inspector Gregg 1943-12-17
Movie Dr. Broadway Jack Venner 1942-05-09
Movie A Gentleman at Heart Gigi 1942-01-16
Movie Jackass Mail Signor Michel O'Sullivan 1942-07-01
Movie Sunday Punch Matt Bassler 1942-05-08
Movie Tales of Manhattan Burglar - Robber #1 1942-08-05
Movie The Pied Piper Aristide Rougeron 1942-08-21
Movie Dr. Renault's Secret Noel 1942-10-19
Movie The Man in the Trunk Reginald DeWinters 1942-09-19
Movie That Night in Rio Machado 1941-04-11
Movie Know For Sure Tony Madroni 1941-01-01
Movie Blood and Sand Garabato 1941-05-30
Movie Mr. Dynamite Professor 1941-03-01
Movie Accent on Love Manuel Lombroso 1941-07-11
Movie The Corsican Brothers Lorenzo 1941-11-28
Movie Birth of the Blues Blackie 1941-11-07
Movie Forced Landing Andros Banshek 1941-07-11
Movie Typhoon Mekaike 1940-05-16
Movie Queen of the Mob George Frost 1940-06-28
Movie Golden Gloves Joe Taggerty 1940-08-02
Movie Down Argentine Way Casiano 1940-10-11
Movie We're in the Movies, Now! Himself 1939-03-18
Movie Persons in Hiding Freddie 'Gunner' Martin 1939-02-10
Movie Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police Richard Lane (Archive Footage) 1939-03-29
Movie King of Chinatown Professor 1939-03-17
Movie Hotel Imperial Kuprin 1939-05-11
Movie Island of Lost Men Gregory Prin 1939-08-16
Movie Beau Geste Rasinoff 1939-07-24
Movie Undercover Doctor Dr. Bartley Morgan 1939-06-09
Movie Her Jungle Love Kuasa 1938-04-15
Movie Tip-Off Girls Joseph Valkus 1938-04-01
Movie Prison Farm Noel Haskins 1938-06-17
Movie Hunted Men Henry Rice 1938-05-27
Movie Bulldog Drummond in Africa Richard Lane 1938-08-05
Movie Illegal Traffic Lewis Zomar 1938-11-02
Movie King of Alcatraz Steve Murkil 1938-09-30
Movie Border Cafe Rocky Alton 1937-06-04
Movie It May Happen to You Moxie 1937-06-05
Movie The Grand Bounce Hoodlum (uncredited) 1937-05-22
Movie Think Fast, Mr. Moto Adram 1937-07-23
Movie We Who Are About to Die Nick Trotti 1937-01-08
Movie Song of the City Mario 1937-04-02
Movie Night Club Scandal Jack Reed - Gangster 1937-11-11
Movie Hideaway Mike Clarke 1937-08-13
Movie Thunder Trail Rafael Lopez 1937-10-21
Movie Daughter of Shanghai Frank Barden 1937-12-17
Movie Bulldog Drummond Comes Back Mikhail Valdin 1937-09-24
Movie Sea Racketeers Harry Durant 1937-08-20
Movie Exclusive Story Comos 1936-01-17
Movie Robin Hood of El Dorado Three Fingered Jack 1936-03-17
Movie Two in the Dark Burt Mansfield 1936-01-10
Movie Moonlight Murder André Bejac 1936-03-27
Movie The Leathernecks Have Landed Irenov 1936-01-01
Movie Absolute Quiet Pedro 1936-04-24
Movie Charlie Chan at the Circus Tom Holt 1936-03-27
Movie Ramona Juan Can 1936-09-25
Movie The Charge of the Light Brigade Subahdar-Major Puran Singh 1936-10-22
Movie Anthony Adverse Major Doumet 1936-08-29
Movie Special Investigator Eddie Selton 1936-05-08
Movie Under the Pampas Moon Tito 1935-06-01
Movie Black Fury Steve Croner 1935-05-18
Movie The Lives of a Bengal Lancer Grand Vizier 1935-01-11
Movie Behind the Green Lights Sam Dover 1935-03-11
Movie Front Page Woman Robert Cardoza 1935-07-11
Movie Little Big Shot Bert 1935-09-07
Movie Confidential 'Lefty' Tate 1935-10-16
Movie Captain Blood Cahusac 1935-12-26
Movie Special Agent Joe Durell 1935-09-14
Movie Murder in Trinidad Duval 1934-05-16
Movie Upperworld Lou Colima 1934-04-19
Movie Sleepers East Carl Izzard 1934-01-01
Movie The Defense Rests Monte Ballou 1934-07-15
Movie The Hell Cat Joe Morgan 1934-06-16
Movie Girl in Danger Russo 1934-09-11
Movie Hell in the Heavens Sgt. Chevalier 1934-12-12
Movie The President Vanishes Unknown 1934-11-17
Movie Marie Galante French Sailor Painting Ship (uncredited) 1934-10-25
Movie British Agent Commissioner of War Trotsky 1934-09-15
Movie The World Gone Mad Ramon Salvadore 1933-04-15
Movie The Devil's in Love Salazar 1933-07-21
Movie Infernal Machine Bryan 1933-04-08
Movie No Other Woman Bonelli 1933-01-06
Movie Arizona to Broadway Tommy Monk 1933-07-22
Movie The Past of Mary Holmes Gary Kent 1933-01-20
Movie Silent Men Jack Wilder 1933-03-03
Movie Central Airport Drunk in Wreck (uncredited) 1933-04-15
Movie The Mad Game Chopper Allen 1933-10-27
Movie Notorious But Nice Joe Charney 1933-08-04
Movie The Mystery Squadron Collins 1933-12-21
Movie Ann Vickers Dr. Sorelle 1933-09-26
Movie Havana Widows First Taxi Driver (uncredited) 1933-11-18
Movie The Last Trail John Ross 1933-08-25
Movie The Avenger Hanley 1933-08-10
Movie Captured! Cpl. Guarand 1933-08-19
Movie Two Seconds Tony 1932-05-28
Movie The Famous Ferguson Case Claude Wright 1932-04-19
Movie The Hatchet Man Sun Yat Ming 1932-02-06
Movie The Beast of the City Pietro Cholo 1932-02-13
Movie The Mouthpiece Tony Rocco 1932-03-21
Movie Crooner Nick Meyer (as J. Carroll Naish) 1932-08-20
Movie No Living Witness Nick 1932-09-14
Movie The Conquerors Agitator 1932-11-18
Movie The Kid from Spain Pedro 1932-11-17
Movie Big City Blues Bootlegger (uncredited) 1932-09-18
Movie Tiger Shark Tony 1932-09-24
Movie Gun Smoke Mink Gordon 1931-04-10
Movie The Royal Bed Laker 1931-01-15
Movie The Finger Points "The Finger is on You" Phone Voice (voice) (uncredited) 1931-04-11
Movie Surrender French Prisoner of War (uncredited) 1931-12-06
Movie Homicide Squad Hugo 1931-08-01
Movie Ladies of the Big House Witness Against Doremus (uncredited) 1931-12-26
Movie Cheer Up and Smile Bit Part 1930-06-22
Movie Scotland Yard Dr. Remur 1930-10-19
Movie What Price Glory French Soldier (uncredited) 1926-11-23