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      Charles McGraw

      Charles McGraw

      Highest Rated: 100% T-Men (1947)

      Lowest Rated: 40% The Killer Inside Me (1976)

      Birthday: May 10, 1914

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      A tough-looking actor with a distinctive voice, Charles McGraw was equally adept as a character actor or leading man. McGraw began his film career in the 1940s, playing mostly small or un-credited roles. He often played hardened characters on either side of the law during the film noir era, most notably as a hired gun in the classic Hemingway adaptation "The Killers " in 1946. He had a starring role in the crime drama "Roadblock," and in "The Narrow Margin," he played a detective in charge of protecting a woman testifying against gangsters. After over a decade of film roles, he was given the starring role in the 1954 secret agent series "The Adventures of Falcon." He also had a memorable role as Marcellus in the 1960 epic "Spartacus" before gradually evolving into a character actor. Later in his career, he often played law enforcement officers in TV dramas such as "Police Story" or "Emergency!," and he landed a small part in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds." McGraw also appeared in the 1975 sci-fi cult film "A Boy and His Dog," an adaptation of a Harlan Ellison story. He died tragically in 1980 after falling through a glass shower door.

      Highest rated movies

      100% The Narrow Margin
      100% T-Men
      94% The Birds 94% Spartacus 92% Hang 'Em High 90% The Defiant Ones
      88% The Night Stalker
      86% Side Street

      Photos

      THE THREAT, Charles McGraw, 1949 THE MAN IN THE NET, Alan Ladd, Charles McGraw, 1959 THE NARROW MARGIN, Charles McGraw, Jacqueline White, 1952 THE NARROW MARGIN, Jacqueline White, Charles McGraw, 1952 T-MEN, Charles McGraw, Dennis O'Keefe, Jack Overman, 1947 THE NARROW MARGIN, Charles McGraw, David Clarke, 1952 THE NARROW MARGIN, Marie Windsor, Charles McGraw, 1952 THE NARROW MARGIN, David Clarke, Charles McGraw, 1952 THE NARROW MARGIN, Marie Windsor, Charles McGraw, 1952 THE NARROW MARGIN, from left: Marie Windsor, Charles McGraw, 1952 THE NARROW MARGIN, Jacqueline White, Charles McGraw, 1952 THE NARROW MARGIN, Charles McGraw, 1952 SPARTACUS, Kirk Douglas, Charles McGraw, 1960 THE NARROW MARGIN, Marie Windsor, Charles McGraw, 1952 HIS KIND OF WOMAN, Charles McGraw, Robert Mitchum, Tol Avery, Peter Brocco, 1951. BERLIN EXPRESS, Charles McGraw, Roger Creed, Robert Ryan, 1948 ONE MINUTE TO ZERO, Charles McGraw, Robert Mitchum, 1952 BORDER INCIDENT, from left: Lynn Whitney, Howard Da Silva, Charles McGraw, Ricardo Montalban, 1949 BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI, William Holden, Richard Shannon, Charles McGraw, 1954 SPARTACUS, standing, from left, Charles McGraw, Joanna Barnes, John Ireland, Nina Foch, John Dall, Laurence Olivier; seated, from left, John Gavin, Jean Simmons, Kirk Douglas, Peter Ustinov, Tony Curtis, 1960

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      40% 25% The Killer Inside Me Howard Hendricks (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perilous Voyage Capt. Humphreys (Character) - 1976
      78% 63% A Boy and His Dog Preacher (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Money to Burn Neil Davis (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Longest Night Father Chase (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Cobra Unknown (Character) - 1971
      88% 77% The Night Stalker Police Chief Ed Masterson (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil and Miss Sarah Marshal Duncan (Character) - 1971
      73% 49% Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here Sheriff Frank Wilson (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pendulum Deputy Chief John P. Hildebrand (Character) - 1969
      92% 73% Hang 'Em High Sheriff Ray Calhoun (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 60% The Busy Body Fred Harwell (Character) - 1967
      76% 88% In Cold Blood Mr. Smith (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightmare in Chicago Unknown (Character) - 1967
      94% 83% The Birds Sebastian Sholes (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Horizontal Lieutenant Col. Charles Korotny (Character) - 1962
      94% 87% Spartacus Marcellus (Character) $1.7M 1960
      No Score Yet 54% Cimarron Bob Yountis (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 36% The Wonderful Country Dr. Herbert J. Stovall (Character) - 1959
      90% 88% The Defiant Ones Capt. Frank Gibbons (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 55% Saddle the Wind Larry Venables (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Twilight for the Gods Yancy (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Joe Dakota Cal Moore (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Joe Butterfly Sgt. Jim McNulty (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 43% Slaughter on Tenth Avenue Lt. Anthony Vosnick (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 59% Away All Boats Lieut. Mike O'Bannion (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 50% Toward the Unknown Col. `'Mickey'` McKee (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cruel Tower Harry "Stretch" Clay (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 25% Loophole Gus Slavin (Character) - 1954
      82% 60% The Bridges at Toko-Ri Cmdr. Wayne Lee (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet War Paint Sgt. Clarke (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 55% Thunder Over the Plains Ben Westman (Character) - 1953
      100% 88% The Narrow Margin Detective Sgt. Walter Brown (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 25% One Minute to Zero Sfc. Baker (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 42% Roadblock Joe Peters (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 72% His Kind of Woman Thompson/Narrator (Character) - 1951
      71% 57% Border Incident Jeff Amboy (Character) - 1950
      86% 69% Side Street Det. Stan Simon (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 66% Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town Shotgun Mike Munger (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 66% Armored Car Robbery Unknown (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 68% The Black Book Sergeant (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Once More, My Darling Herman Schmelz (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 50% The Threat Arnold `'Red'` Kluger (Character) - 1949
      83% 63% Blood on the Moon Milo Sweet (Character) - 1948
      100% 75% T-Men Moxie (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Old Spanish Trail Harry Blaisdell (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 51% The Long Night Policeman (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Fix Armiston (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Roses Are Red Duke (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 12% The Mad Ghoul Garrity (Character) - 1943

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Lt. Mears (Character) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Calvin (Guest Star) 1964 1967 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Castor (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1969
      100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Shenandoah Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Joe Creely (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Grindl Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Lt. Jack Starkey (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lieutenant Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1961 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1959-1960 1962-1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Big John Beldon (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Sgt. Kile (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cain's Hundred Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dante Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Marshal Jim Craig (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Tom Barrows (Guest Star) 1960