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Joel McCrea (Joel Albert McCrea)

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Biography

South Pasadena, California, USA
One of the great stars of American Westerns, and a very popular leading man in non-Westerns as well. He was born and raised in the surroundings of Hollywood and as a boy became interested in the movies that were being made all around. He studied acting at Pomona College and got some stage experience at the Pasadena Community Playhouse, where other future stars such as Randolph Scott, Robert Young, and Victor Mature would also get their first experience. He worked as an extra after graduation from the University of Southern California in 1928 and did some stunt work. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Blythe - One of the Philandering Men

The Single Standard 1929

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Character: Marco - Her Boy Friend

Dynamite 1929

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Character: Richard 'Dick' Brunton

Kept Husbands 1931

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Character: Barry Craig

Born to Love 1931

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Character: Jacobs Van Riker Pell

Rockabye 1932

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Character: Garry Madison

Gambling Lady 1934

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Character: Brighton Lorrimore

Splendor 1935

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Character: Dr. Donald Middleton

Our Little Girl 1935

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Character: Richard Glasgow

Come and Get It 1936

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Character: George Melville

Adventure in Manhattan 1936

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Character: Ernie Holley

Banjo on My Knee 1936

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Character: Ramsay MacKay

Wells Fargo 1937

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Character: Kenneth Nolan

Woman Chases Man 1937

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Character: Van Dam Smith

Three Blind Mice 1938

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Character: T.H. Randall

He Married His Wife 1940

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Character: Tom Jeffers

The Palm Beach Story 1942

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Character: Ethan Hoyt

The Great Man's Lady 1942

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Character: Himself

Stars on Horseback 1943

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Character: William Frederick 'Buffalo Bill' Cody

Buffalo Bill 1944

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Character: Kip Davis

South of St. Louis 1949

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Character: Sgt. Clovis Hook

Trooper Hook 1957

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Character: Prologue narrator

The Crowning Experience 1960

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Character: Steve Judd

Ride the High Country 1962

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Character: Ross McEwen

Four Faces West 1948

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Character: Dr. Alex MacGregor

Private Worlds 1935

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Character: Dr. Joseph Cardin

These Three 1936

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Character: Anthony 'Tony' Travers

The Richest Girl in the World 1934

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Character: Himself

Night of 100 Stars 1982

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Character: Himself, from Most Dangerous Game

I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper 2005

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