Biography

Charles McGraw (born Charles Butters) was an American stage, screen, and television actor. He developed into a leading man, especially in film noir classics during the late 1940s and early 1950s. His gravelly voice and rugged looks enhanced his appeal in the noir stylistic genre and provided him many roles as cops, military officers, and the such.

Charles McGraw (born Charles Butters) was an American stage, screen, and television actor. He developed into a leading man, especially in film noir classics during the late 1940s and early 1950s. His gravelly voice and rugged looks enhanced his appeal in the noir stylistic genre and provided him many roles as cops, military officers, and the such.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 105

Birthday 1914-05-10

Day of Death 1980-07-30

Place of Birth Des Moines, Iowa, USA

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Also Known As

  • Charles Mc Graw

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1982 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid as (in The Killers) (archive footage)
1977 Twilight's Last Gleaming as Air Force Gen. Peter Crane
1976 The Killer Inside Me as Howard Hendricks
1976 Perilous Voyage as Capt. Humphreys
1975 A Boy and His Dog as Preacher
1973 Money to Burn as Neil Davis
1973 Police Story(2 episodes)
1972 Banyon(1 episode)
1972 The Longest Night as Father Chase
1972 Emergency!(1 episode)
1972 The Night Stalker as Police Chief Ed Masterson
1971 The Devil and Miss Sarah as Marshal Duncan
1971 Chandler as Bernie Oakman
1971 Johnny Got His Gun as Mike Burkeman
1971 The Smith Family(39 episodes)
1969 Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here as Sheriff Frank Wilson
1969 Pendulum as Deputy Chief John P. Hildebrand
1968 The Mod Squad(1 episode)
1968 The Outcasts(1 episode)
1968 Hang 'em High as Sheriff Ray Calhoun
1967 In Cold Blood as Tex Smith
1967 Hondo(1 episode)
1967 Judd for the Defense(2 episodes)
1967 Ironside(1 episode)
1967 The Busy Body as Fred Harwell
1966 Mission: Impossible(1 episode)
1965 The Wild Wild West(1 episode)
1965 Run for Your Life(1 episode)
1964 The Man from U.N.C.L.E.(1 episode) as Jules Cutter
1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea(1 episode)
1964 Nightmare in Chicago
1963 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World as Lt. Matthews
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre(2 episodes)
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre(1 episode)
1963 Grindl(1 episode)
1963 The Lieutenant(1 episode)
1963 The Birds as Sebastian Sholes
1962 The Virginian(1 episode)
1962 The Horizontal Lieutenant as Col. Charles Korotny
1961 The New Breed(1 episode)
1961 Ben Casey(1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare(2 episodes)
1961 87th Precinct(1 episode)
1961 Cain's Hundred(1 episode)
1960 Cimarron as Bob Yountis
1960 Route 66(1 episode)
1960 Spartacus as Marcellus
1960 Thriller(1 episode)
1959 The Wonderful Country as Dr. Stovall
1959 The Detectives(1 episode)
1959 Johnny Staccato(1 episode)
1959 The Man in the Net as Sheriff Steve Ritter
1958 77 Sunset Strip(1 episode)
1958 The Defiant Ones as Capt. Frank Gibbons
1958 Twilight for the Gods as Yancy
1958 Saddle the Wind as Larry Venables, Gunfighter
1957 Slaughter on Tenth Avenue as Lt. Anthony Vosnick
1957 Joe Dakota as Cal Moore
1957 Joe Butterfly as Sgt. Jim McNulty
1956 The Cruel Tower as Harry 'Stretch' Clay
1956 Toward the Unknown as Col. 'Mickey' McKee
1956 Away All Boats as Lieut. Mike O'Bannion
1955 Casablanca(10 episodes)
1955 Gunsmoke(3 episodes)
1955 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp(1 episode)
1954 The Bridges at Toko-Ri as Cmdr. Wayne Lee
1954 The Whistler(2 episodes)
1954 Adventures Of The Falcon(39 episodes)
1954 Loophole as Gus Slavin
1953 Thunder Over the Plains as Ben Westman
1953 War Paint as Sgt. Clarke
1953 General Electric Theater(2 episodes)
1952 Mr. & Mrs. North(1 episode)
1952 Cavalcade of America(2 episodes)
1952 One Minute to Zero as Sfc. Baker
1952 The Narrow Margin as Det. Sgt. Walter Brown
1951 His Kind of Woman as Thompson / Narrator
1951 Double Crossbones as Capt. Ben Wickett
1951 Roadblock as Joe Peters
1950 Lux Video Theatre(1 episode)
1950 Armored Car Robbery as Lt. Jim Cordell
1950 I Was a Shoplifter as Detective
1950 Side Street as Det. Stan Simon
1950 Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town as Shotgun Mike Munger
1949 The Threat as Arnold 'Red' Kluger
1949 The Story of Molly X as Capt. Breen
1949 Border Incident as Jeff Amboy
1949 Reign of Terror as Sergeant
1949 Once More, My Darling as Herman Schmelz
1948 Blood on the Moon as Milo Sweet
1948 Hazard as Chick
1948 Berlin Express as USFET Col. Johns (uncredited)
1948 The Hunted as Detective
1947 T-Men as Moxie
1947 The Gangster as Dugas
1947 Roses Are Red as Duke Arno
1947 On the Old Spanish Trail as Harry Blaisdell
1947 The Long Night as Policeman Stevens
1947 The Farmer's Daughter as Fisher - Finley's Henchman (uncredited)
1946 The Killers as Al
1944 The Impostor as Menessier
1943 The Mad Ghoul as Detective Garrity
1943 Corvette K-225 as Chief Engineer (uncredited)
1943 Destroyer as Assistant Chief Engineer (uncredited)
1943 They Came to Blow Up America as Zellerbach

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