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HARRY CAREY JR. BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Harry Carey Jr., was born on May 16th, 1921 in Saugus, California, with the birth name Henry George Carey Jr.  His parents were both in the entertainment industry.  His father, Henry Carey was a well known silent film actor and his mother was actress, Olivia Carey.
 
His family raised him north of Los Angeles on a 1000 acre ranch and during World War II, he enlisted in the United States Navy.  Upon completing his military duty, Jr's father, introduced him to famous director John Ford who cast Jr. in a number of war propaganda Navy films.
 
Although, Carey Jr. was raised in a family highly involved in acting, he had always wanted to pursue a career in music.  However, after working with Ford and trying to find other work as a singer, Carey realized his talent as well as family connections were in acting.
 
Over the course of his career he would appear in over 100 films, many which were Western roles.  His early career roles included appearances on, "Rolling Home" ( 1946), "Pursued" (1947) and "Red River" (1948) alongside his own father as well as famous western star, John Wayne and Montgomery Clift, John Ireland, Noah Beery Jr. and Walter Brennan.
 
He later became a regular in the John Ford Stock Company.  Other well known films he added to his credits included, "3 Godfathers" (1948) with John Wayne, Pedro Armendariz, Ward Bond just to name a few, "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" (1949) co-starring Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson and many more, "Wagon Master" (1950), "Rio Grande" (1950), "The Long Gray Line" (1955), "Mister Roberts" (1955), "The Searchers" (1956) in John Wayne's greates western along with Jeffrey Hunter, Natalie Wood, Henry Brandon, John Qualen, Ward Bondand William Coy , "Two Rode Together" (1961) with Richard Widmark, James Stewart, Shirley Jones, John McIntire and Sal Mineo, and "Cheyenne Autumn (1964) co-starring Gilbert Roland, Ricardo Montalban, Karl Malden and a host of other great stars.
 
Along with film work he was also cast as a regular on the television series, "Spin and Marty" which aired on Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Club between 1955 and 1957.  Other television credits included, "The Legend of Jesse James", "Have Gun - Will Travel", "Wagon Train", "Gray Ghost", "Tombstone Territory", "The Rounders", "Racket Squad", "Lassie", "The Rifleman", "Bonanza" and "Whispering Smith".
 
As his career progressed, he continued to alternate between film and television work with roles in some other well known films such as, "Gremlins" (1984), "Mask" (1985), "Whales of August" (1987), "Cherry 2000" (1987), "Back to the Future Part III" (1990), "Tombstone" (1993) starring alongside Kurt Russell, Sam Elliott and Powers Boothe, and "The Sunchaser" (1996).
 
In 2001, a documentary was released, "Dobe And a Company of Heroes" which documented Carey's life.  Along with working as an actor, later in 1994, he published a book titled, "Company of Heroes: My Life as an Actor in the John Ford Stock Company".  Also, in 2005 a DVD version of, "The Adventures of Spin and Marty" was released with part of the Walt Disney Treasures series.

Towards the end of his career in entertainment, he switched from acting to working on the other side of the camera as a producer.  He was involved in such projects as the television movie, "Horse Tales" (2007), the documentaries, "Harry Carey Jr. Hosts John Wayne Meets Lucy" (2009), "Trader Horn: The Journey Back" and the shorts, "Harey Carey Jr's Tribute to John Wayne Producer" (2010) and "Harry Caret Jr. Hosts Tales from the Set" (2010).
 
He received a number of honors during his career, such as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 1987, Golden Boot award by the Motion Picture & Television Fund Foundation. 

He married only once to Marilyn Fix, daughter of actor Paul Fix, in 1944 and together they had four children.  On December 28th, 2012 he passed away from natural causes in Santa Barbara, California at the age of ninety one. 
 
 

Filmography
 
2010     Harry Carey Jr. Hosts Tales from the Set 
2010     Harry Carey Jr.'s Tribute to John Wayne Producer
2005     The Adventures of Spin and Marty: Back in the Saddle with Harry Carey Jr.
1997     Last Stand at Saber River
1996     The Sunchaser
1994     Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone
1993     Tombstone
1990     Back to the Future Part III
1990     Bad Jim
1990     The Exorcist III
1989     Breaking In
1989     B.L. Stryker 
1989     Crossbow: The Movie 
1988     Illegally Yours
1988     Once Upon a Texas Train
1987     Crossbow 
1987     Cherry 2000
1987     The Whales of August
1986     Crossroads
1985     UFOria
1985     Mask
1984     Gremlins
1983     Princess Daisy 
1982     Knight Rider 
1982     The Shadow Riders 
1982     Endangered Species
1982     CHiPs 
1981     Dallas 
1980     Little House on the Prairie
1980     The Long Riders
1980     Wild Times 
1980     B.J. and the Bear 
1978     Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid 
1978     Police Woman 
1978     Black Beauty 
1976     Nickelodeon
1975     Take a Hard Ride
1974     Challenge to White Fang
1974     The Streets of San Francisco
1974     Doc Elliot 
1974     Banacek 
1973     Cahill U.S. Marshal
1972     Run, Cougar, Run
1972     E poi lo chiamarono il magnifico
1971     Something Big
1971     Trinity Is STILL My Name!
1971     Big Jake
1971     One More Train to Rob
1970     Dirty Dingus Magee
1970     The Moonshine War
1970     One More Time 
1969     Mannix  
1969     The Undefeated
1969     Death of a Gunfighter
1969     The Outcasts 
1968     Bandolero!
1968     The Devil's Brigade
1968     Cimarron Strip
1967     The Virginian
1967     The Way West
1967     Run for Your Life 
1967     The Ballad of Josie
1966     Alvarez Kelly
1966     The Rounders 
1966     Billy the Kid vs. Dracula
1966     The Rare Breed
1966     Cyborg 2087
1965     The Legend of Jesse James 
1965     Shenandoah
1965     Branded 
1964     Taggart
1964     Cheyenne Autumn
1963     The Raiders
1963     Redigo   
1963     Stoney Burke 
1962     Ripcord
1962     Alcoa Premiere 
1962     Checkmate 
1962     Frontier Circus
1962     Lawman 
1962     A Public Affair
1961     Lassie
1961     Laramie   
1961     Perry Mason 
1961     Two Rode Together
1961     Whispering Smith
1961     Tales of Wells Fargo
1961     The Great Impostor
1960     The Rifleman
1960     The Tall Man
1960     Noose for a Gunman
1960     Hotel de Paree
1960     Men Into Space
1960     Tombstone Territory
1959     Gunsmoke   
1959     Bonanza
1959     Wagon Train
1959     Rawhide
1959     Rio Bravo
1958     Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1958     Have Gun - Will Travel
1958     Escort West
1958     From Hell to Texas
1958     Broken Arrow
1958     The Gray Ghost
1957     Playhouse 90
1957     Kiss Them for Me
1957     Wire Service
1957     The River's Edge
1957     The New Adventures of Spin and Marty
1956     7th Cavalry
1956     Gun the Man Down
1956     The Great Locomotive Chase
1956     Climax!
1956     The Searchers
1956     The Further Adventures of Spin and Marty
1955     Matinee Theatre
1955     The Adventures of Spin and Marty
1955     The Lone Ranger
1955     Mister Roberts
1955     House of Bamboo
1955     Big Town
1955     The Long Gray Line
1955     Spin and Marty: The Movie
1954     The Outcast
1954     Silver Lode
1954     The Public Defender
1954     Fireside Theatre
1954     Waterfront
1953     Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
1953     Island in the Sky
1953     Sweethearts on Parade
1953     Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
1953     San Antone
1953     Niagara
1952     Monkey Business
1952     Gruen Guild Theater
1952     Racket Squad
1951     The Wild Blue Yonder
1951     Warpath
1951     Cattle Drive
1950     Rio Grande
1950     Copper Canyon
1950     Wagon Master
1949     She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
1948     3 Godfathers
1948     Blood on the Moon
1948     Moonrise
1948     Red River
1947     Pursued
1946     Rolling Home





Matinee Classics - 3 Godfathers starring John Wayne, Harry Carey Jr. and Pedro Armendariz
Matinee Classics - Fort Apache starring John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, John Agar, Harry Carey Jr. Ben Johnson, Dick Foran, Irene Rich, Guy Kibbee and Andrew MacLaglen
Matinee Classics - Rio Grande starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr., Claude Jarman Jr., Chill Wills, J. Carroll Naish, Victor McLaglen and Grant Withers
Matinee Classics - Island in the Sky starring John Wayne, Lloyd Nolan, James Arness, Andy Devine, Harry Carey Jr., Walter Abel, Paul Fix, Louis Jean Heydt, Fess Parker, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Darryl Hickman, Mike Connors and William Wellman
Matinee Classics - Cahill, United States Marshal starring John Wayne and George Kennedy
Matinee Classics - The Undefeated starring John Wayne, Rock Hudson, Roman Gabriel, Antonio Aguilar, Lee Meriwether, Melissa Newman, Marian McCargo, Merlin Olsen, Bruce Cabot, Jan-Michael Vincent, Ben Johnson, Edward Faulkner, Harry Carey Jr., Paul Fix, Royal Dano, Richard Mulligan, John Agar and Dub Taylor
MatineeClassics - Beneath the 12-Mile Reef starring Robert Wagner, Terry Moore, Gilbert Roland, J. Carrol Naish, Richard Boone, Angela Clarke, Peter Graves,  Jay Novello, Jacques Aubuchon, Gloria Gordon and Harry Carey Jr.
Matinee Classics - 3 Godfathers starring John Wayne, Harry Carey Jr. and Pedro Armendariz
Matinee Classics - 3 Godfathers starring John Wayne, Harry Carey Jr. and Pedro Armendariz
Matinee Classics - Alvarez Kelly starring William Holden, Richard Widmark, Harry Carey Jr., and Don 'Red' Barry


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