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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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 191

Birthday 1896-01-21

Day of Death 1973-01-24

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Joseph Patrick Carrol Naish
  • Joseph Carrol Naish
  • J. Carroll Naish
  • Carroll Naish
  • Carrol Naish
  • Carol Naish
  • J. Carrol Nash

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1994 That's Entertainment! III as (archive footage)
1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage as Himself (archive footage)
1974 That's Entertainment! as Himself - at Banquet (archive footage) (uncredited)
1971 Dracula vs. Frankenstein as Dr. Duryea alias Frankenstein
1965 Get Smart (1 episode)
1965 I Dream of Jeannie (1 episode)
1965 Green Acres (1 episode)
1964 The Hanged Man as Uncle Picaud
1963 Burke's Law (1 episode)
1961 Force of Impulse as Antonio Marino
1960 Route 66 (1 episode)
1960 Guestward, Ho! (39 episodes)
1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1 episode)
1958 The Texan (1 episode)
1958 Cimarron City (1 episode)
1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (1 episode)
1957 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (39 episodes)
1957 The Young Don't Cry as Plug
1957 This Could Be the Night as Leon
1956 Yaqui Drums as Yacqi Jack
1956 Rebel in Town as Bedloe Mason
1955 Desert Sands as Sgt. Diepel
1955 The Last Command as General Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana
1955 Violent Saturday as Chapman, Bank Robber
1955 Rage at Dawn as Simeon 'Sim' Reno
1955 Hit the Deck as Mr. Peroni
1955 New York Confidential as Ben Dagajanian
1954 Climax! (1 episode)
1954 Sitting Bull as Sitting Bull
1954 Saskatchewan as Batouche
1953 Beneath the 12-Mile Reef as Socrates Houlis
1953 Fighter Attack as Bruno
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1952 Ride the Man Down as Sheriff Joe Kneen
1952 Clash by Night as Uncle Vince
1952 Denver and Rio Grande as Gil Harkness
1952 Woman of the North Country as John Mulholland
1951 Bannerline as Frankie Scarbine
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (2 episodes)
1951 Across the Wide Missouri as Looking Glass
1951 The Mark of the Renegade as Luis
1950 Rio Grande as Lt. Gen. Philip Sheridan
1950 Lux Video Theatre (2 episodes)
1950 The Toast of New Orleans as Nicky Duvalle
1950 Please Believe Me as 'Lucky' Reilly
1950 Annie Get Your Gun as Chief Sitting Bull
1950 Black Hand as Louis Lorelli
1949 That Midnight Kiss as Papa Donnetti
1949 Canadian Pacific as Dynamite Dawson
1948 Joan of Arc as John, Count of Luxembourg
1948 The Kissing Bandit as Chico
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (1 episode)
1947 The Fugitive as A Police Informer
1947 Carnival in Costa Rica as Papa Rico Molina
1947 Humoresque as Rudy Boray
1946 The Beast with Five Fingers as Police Commissario Ovidio Castanio
1946 Bad Bascomb as Bart Yancy
1945 Getting Gertie's Garter as Charles, the Butler
1945 Star in the Night as Nick Catapoli
1945 Strange Confession as Roger Graham
1945 The Southerner as Devers
1945 A Medal for Benny as Charley Martin
1944 House of Frankenstein as Daniel
1944 Enter Arsene Lupin as Ganimard
1944 Dragon Seed as Japanese Kitchen Overseer
1944 Waterfront as Dr. Karl Decker
1944 Jungle Woman as Dr. Carl Fletcher
1944 The Monster Maker as Dr. Igor Markoff
1944 The Whistler as The killer
1944 Two-Man Submarine as Dr. Augustus Hadley
1944 Voice in the Wind as Luigi
1943 Gung Ho! as Lieutenant C.J. Cristoforos
1943 Calling Dr. Death as Inspector Gregg
1943 Sahara as Giuseppe
1943 Behind the Rising Sun as Reo Seki
1943 Batman as Dr. Tito Daka
1943 Good Morning, Judge as Andre Bouchard
1943 Harrigan's Kid as Jed Jerrett
1942 Dr. Renault's Secret as Noel
1942 The Man in the Trunk as Reginald DeWinters
1942 The Pied Piper as Aristide Rougeron
1942 Tales of Manhattan as Burglar - Robber #1
1942 Jackass Mail as Signor Michel O'Sullivan
1942 Dr. Broadway as Jack Venner
1942 Sunday Punch as Matt Bassler
1942 A Gentleman at Heart as Gigi
1941 The Corsican Brothers as Lorenzo
1941 Birth of the Blues as Blackie
1941 Forced Landing as Andros Banshek
1941 Accent on Love as Manuel Lombroso
1941 Blood and Sand as Garabato
1941 That Night in Rio as Machado
1941 Mr. Dynamite as Professor
1941 Know For Sure as Tony Madroni
1940 Down Argentine Way as Casiano
1940 Golden Gloves as Joe Taggerty
1940 Queen of the Mob as George Frost
1940 Typhoon as Mekaike
1939 Island of Lost Men as Gregory Prin
1939 Beau Geste as Rasinoff
1939 Undercover Doctor as Dr. Bartley Morgan
1939 Hotel Imperial as Kuprin
1939 Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police as Richard Lane (archive footage)
1939 We're in the Movies, Now! as Himself
1939 King of Chinatown as Professor
1939 Persons in Hiding as Freddie 'Gunner' Martin
1938 Illegal Traffic as Lewis Zomar
1938 King of Alcatraz as Steve Murkil
1938 Bulldog Drummond in Africa as Richard Lane
1938 Prison Farm as Noel Haskins
1938 Hunted Men as Henry Rice
1938 Her Jungle Love as Kuasa
1938 Tip-Off Girls as Joseph Valkus
1937 Daughter of Shanghai as Frank Barden
1937 Night Club Scandal as Jack Reed - Gangster
1937 Thunder Trail as Rafael Lopez
1937 Bulldog Drummond Comes Back as Mikhail Valdin
1937 Sea Racketeers as Harry Durant
1937 Hideaway as Mike Clarke
1937 Think Fast, Mr. Moto as Adram
1937 It May Happen to You as Moxie
1937 Border Cafe as Rocky Alton
1937 The Grand Bounce as Hoodlum (uncredited)
1937 Song of the City as Mario
1937 We Who Are About to Die as Nick Trotti
1936 The Charge of the Light Brigade as Subadar-Major Puran Singh
1936 Ramona as Juan Can
1936 Anthony Adverse as Major Doumet
1936 Special Investigator as Edward J. 'Eddie' Selton
1936 Absolute Quiet as Pedro
1936 Charlie Chan at the Circus as Tom Holt
1936 Moonlight Murder as André Bejac
1936 Robin Hood of El Dorado as Three Fingered Jack
1936 Exclusive Story as Comos
1936 Two In The Dark as Burt Mansfield
1936 The Leathernecks Have Landed as Irenov
1935 Captain Blood as Cahusac
1935 Confidential as 'Lefty' Tate
1935 Special Agent as Joe Durell
1935 Little Big Shot as Bert (as J. Carroll Naish)
1935 Front Page Woman as Robert Cardoza
1935 Under the Pampas Moon as Tito
1935 Black Fury as Steve Croner
1935 Behind the Green Lights as Sam Dover
1935 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer as Grand Vizier
1934 Hell in the Heavens as Sgt. Chevalier
1934 The President Vanishes
1934 Marie Galante as French Sailor Painting Ship (uncredited)
1934 British Agent as Commissioner of War Trotsky
1934 Girl in Danger as Russo
1934 The Defense Rests as Monte Ballou
1934 The Hell Cat as Joe Morgan
1934 Murder in Trinidad as Duval
1934 Upperworld as Lou Colima
1934 Sleepers East as Carl Izzard
1933 The Mystery Squadron as Collins
1933 Havana Widows as First Taxi Driver (uncredited)
1933 The Mad Game as Chopper Allen
1933 Ann Vickers as Dr. Sorelle
1933 The Last Trail as John Ross
1933 Captured! as Cpl. Guarand
1933 The Avenger as Hanley
1933 Notorious But Nice as Joe Charney
1933 Arizona to Broadway as Tommy Monk
1933 The Devil's in Love as Salazar
1933 Central Airport as Drunk in Wreck (uncredited)
1933 The World Gone Mad as Ramon Salvadore
1933 Silent Men as Jack Wilder
1933 The Past of Mary Holmes as Gary Kent
1933 No Other Woman as Bonelli
1933 Infernal Machine as Bryan
1932 The Conquerors as Agitator
1932 The Kid from Spain as Pedro
1932 Tiger Shark as Tony
1932 Big City Blues as Bootlegger (uncredited)
1932 No Living Witness as Nick
1932 Crooner as Nick Meyer (as J. Carroll Naish)
1932 Two Seconds as Tony
1932 The Famous Ferguson Case as Claude Wright
1932 The Mouthpiece as Tony Rocco (as J. Carroll Naish)
1932 The Beast of the City as Pietro Cholo
1932 The Hatchet Man as Sun Yat Ming (as J. Carroll Naish)
1931 Ladies of the Big House as Witness Against Doremus (uncredited)
1931 Surrender as French Prisoner of War (uncredited)
1931 Homicide Squad as Hugo
1931 The Finger Points as "The Finger is on You" Phone Voice (voice) (uncredited)
1931 Gun Smoke as Mink Gordon
1931 The Royal Bed as Laker
1930 Scotland Yard as Dr. Remur
1930 Cheer Up and Smile as Bit Part
1926 What Price Glory as French Soldier (uncredited)

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