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Joseph Crehan (July 15, 1883 – April 15, 1966) was an American film actor. He appeared in more than 300 films between 1916 and 1965, and notably played Ulysses S. Grant nine times between 1939 and 1958, most memorably in Union Pacific and They Died With Their Boots On. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and died in Hollywood, California from a stroke.

Crehan often played alongside Charles C. Wilson with whom he is sometimes confused.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Joseph Crehan (July 15, 1883 – April 15, 1966) was an American film actor. He appeared in more than 300 films between 1916 and 1965, and notably played Ulysses S. Grant nine times between 1939 and 1958, most memorably in Union Pacific and They Died With Their Boots On. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and died in Hollywood, California from a stroke.

Crehan often played alongside Charles C. Wilson with whom he is sometimes confused.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 232

Birthday 1883-07-15

Day of Death 1966-04-15

Place of Birth Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Also Known As

  • Joseph A. Creaghan
  • Joseph Creehan
  • Joe Crehan
  • John Crehan
  • Joe Crenan
  • Joseph A. Crenan

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1961 Judgment at Nuremberg as Courtroom Spectator at Verdict (uncredited)
1960 The Andy Griffith Show (1 episode)
1958 Bat Masterson (1 episode)
1957 26 Men (2 episodes)
1957 Leave It to Beaver (1 episode)
1955 The Twinkle In God's Eye as Doctor
1954 The Whistler (1 episode)
1954 Highway Dragnet as Elderly Border Inspection Officer
1954 The Lone Wolf (1 episode)
1952 Deadline - U.S.A. as City Editor of The Standard
1951 Roadblock as Thompson (uncredited)
1950 The Flying Missile as Rear Admiral
1950 The Tougher They Come as Thompson
1950 Lux Video Theatre (2 episodes)
1950 The Arizona Cowboy as Colonel Jefferson
1949 Red Desert as President Ulysses S. Grant
1949 Dancing in the Dark as Board Member
1949 Ringside as Oscar Brannigan
1949 Duke of Chicago as 'Tex' Harman
1949 The Last Bandit as Local No. 44 Engineer
1949 Bad Men of Tombstone as Mine Superintendent
1948 Homicide for Three as Police Captain
1948 Street Corner as Dr. James Fenton
1948 Sundown in Santa Fe as Major Larkin
1948 Night Time in Nevada as Engineer Casey
1948 Relentless as Doctor
1948 The Gallant Legion as George Trent - State Official
1948 The Hunted as Small Town Police Captain
1948 April Showers as William Barnes
1948 Adventures in Silverado as McHugh
1948 The Enchanted Valley as Chief Scott
1948 Because of Eve as Dr. West
1947 Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome as Chief Brandon
1947 The Trespasser as The Doctor
1947 Philo Vance's Gamble as Ellis Mason
1947 Monsieur Verdoux as Broker (uncredited)
1946 Dick Tracy vs. Cueball as Chief Brandon
1946 The Falcon's Adventure as Inspector Cavanaugh
1946 Dangerous Money as Capt. Black
1946 Strange Journey as Thompson
1946 The Mysterious Mr. M as Police Chief Dan Blair
1946 Night Train to Memphis as John Stevenson
1946 Bad Bascomb as Gov. Clark
1946 O.S.S. as Gen. Donovan
1946 Behind the Mask as Police Inspector Cardonna
1946 The Phantom Thief as 'Jumbo' Madigan - Pawnbroker
1946 Deadline at Dawn as Lt. Kane
1946 The Shadow Returns as Police Insp. Cardona
1946 A Guy Could Change as McCarthy
1946 Tars and Spars as Admiral
1945 Dick Tracy as Chief Brandon
1945 Man Alive as Dr. James P. Whitney
1945 The Royal Mounted Rides Again as RCMP Sergeant Nelson
1945 The Chicago Kid as Chief Rogers
1944 The Missing Juror as Willard Apple aka Falstaff
1944 When the Lights Go On Again as Bob
1944 One Mysterious Night as Jumbo Madigan
1944 Black Magic as Police Sgt. Matthews
1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain as Ulysses S. Grant
1944 The Great Alaskan Mystery as Bill Hudson
1944 The Navy Way as Chaplain Benson
1944 Phantom Lady as Detective Tom
1944 Hands Across the Border as Jeff 'Bet-a-Hundred' Adams
1944 Christmas Holiday as Steve, the Bartender (uncredited)
1943 The Woman of the Town as New York Newspaper Editor
1943 The Desert Song as Steve, a Reporter
1943 Mystery Broadcast as Joseph Crehan
1943 Crazy House as Mogey
1943 Adventures of the Flying Cadets as Col. George Bolton [Chs. 1-2]
1943 Honeymoon Lodge as Judge
1943 Mr. Lucky as Detective
1943 False Faces as Police Capt. Alan O'Brien
1943 Mission to Moscow as Reporter
1943 Keep 'em Slugging as Detective Sergeant
1943 City Without Men as Father Burns
1942 Whistling in Dixie as Deputy Police Commissioner (uncredited)
1942 Junior Army as Mr. Jeffrey Ferguson
1942 Gentleman Jim as Duffy - Referee (uncredited)
1942 Girl Trouble as Kohn
1942 Eyes of the Underworld as Kirby - Assistant Police Chief
1942 The Secret Code as Police Chief Henry Burns
1942 Men of Texas as Luther Crittenden
1942 Larceny, Inc. as Warden
1942 Hello, Annapolis as Evans Arden
1942 Murder in the Big House as Ainslee
1942 Obliging Young Lady as Managing Editor
1942 Gang Busters as Police Chief Martin O'Brien
1942 The Courtship of Andy Hardy as Peter Dugan
1942 Wild Bill Hickok Rides as Ray Trent - Land Commissioner (uncredited)
1942 Treat 'Em Rough as Roderick Wetherbee (as Joe Crehan)
1942 Cadets on Parade as Jeff Shannon
1942 Sealed Lips as Chief Charles R. Dugan
1941 They Died with Their Boots On as President Ulysses S. Grant
1941 Three Girls About Town as Labor leader
1941 Texas as Rancher Dusty King
1941 Doctors Don't Tell as Judge Hoskins
1941 Nine Lives Are Not Enough as Editor
1941 Flying Blind as Nunnally
1941 Manpower as Sweeney
1941 The Case of the Black Parrot as Inspector Grady
1941 Here Comes Mr. Jordan as Doctor (uncredited)
1941 Nevada City as Mark Benton
1941 Love Crazy as Judge
1941 Washington Melodrama as Phil Sampson
1941 Here Comes Happiness as Tom Burke
1941 Andy Hardy's Private Secretary as Peter Dugan
1941 Back Street as Postman
1941 Know For Sure as supporting role
1940 Santa Fe Trail as Officer at Washington Party
1940 The Texas Rangers Ride Again as Johnson
1940 Little Nellie Kelly as Police Commissioner O'Brien
1940 City for Conquest as Doctor
1940 Colorado as Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
1940 Public Deb No. 1 as Director
1940 Brother Orchid as Brother MacEwen
1940 Gaucho Serenade as Edward Martin
1940 The House Across the Bay as Federal Man
1940 Broadway Melody of 1940 as Ballroom Manager
1940 The Fighting 69th as Doctor Giving Inoculations
1940 The Green Hornet as Judge Stanton
1940 Emergency Squad as H. Tyler Joyce, editor
1940 Music in My Heart as Mark C. Gilman
1939 Private Detective as Capt. Murphy
1939 The Return of Doctor X as Editor
1939 Geronimo as President Ulysses S. Grant
1939 We Are Not Alone as American at Train Station
1939 The Roaring Twenties as Michaels
1939 Hollywood Cavalcade as Attorney
1939 Babes in Arms as Mr. Essex
1939 Blackmail as Mr. Blaine
1939 The Star Maker as Thomas Marlowe
1939 Stanley and Livingstone as Morehead
1939 They All Come Out as Judge
1939 Behind Prison Gates as Prison Warden O'Neil
1939 Maisie as Defense Attorney Wilcox
1939 Tell No Tales as Chalmers
1939 Union Pacific as Ulysses S. Grant
1939 Dodge City as Hammond
1939 Almost a Gentleman as Prosecutor
1939 Society Lawyer as City Editor
1939 Star Reporter as Gordon
1939 Wings of the Navy as Second Doctor (uncredited)
1939 Navy Secrets as Captain Daly - Navy Intelligence Officer
1939 Pride of the Navy as Brad Foster
1938 Gang Bullets as Wallace
1938 Girls on Probation as Todd
1938 Too Hot to Handle as First Advertising Man (uncredited)
1938 Billy The Kid Returns as U.S. Marshal Dave Conway
1938 Gateway as Inspector
1938 Woman Against Woman as Sen. Kingsley
1938 A Criminal is Born as Frank Wheeler, Jimmy's Father
1938 Alexander's Ragtime Band as Stage Manager
1938 State Police as Mr. Owen, Mine Owner
1938 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife as American Tourist (uncredited)
1938 Night Spot as Inspector Wayland
1938 The Kid Comes Back as Danny Lockridge
1938 Midnight Intruder as Newspaper Editor Bill Harwoodod
1938 Happy Landing as Agent
1938 Here's Flash Casey as Blaine
1937 Beg, Borrow or Steal as Mr. Parsons, Murillo Customer
1937 The Duke Comes Back as Pat Doyle
1937 The Wrong Road as District Attorney
1937 Outlaws of the Orient as Snyder
1937 Talent Scout as A.J. Lambert
1937 Born Reckless as District Attorney
1937 Midnight Madonna as Moe Grinnell
1937 Girls Can Play as Brophy
1937 The Case of the Stuttering Bishop as Paul Drake
1937 Kid Galahad as Brady
1937 This Is My Affair as Priest
1937 A Day at Santa Anita as Biff--Blackburn's Trainer (uncredited)
1937 The Go-Getter as Karl Stone
1937 There Goes My Girl as Sgt. Wood
1937 Draegerman Courage as Dr. Stuart Hunter
1937 The Cherokee Strip as Army Officer
1937 Midnight Court as Judge Frederick J. Thompson
1937 Her Husband's Secretary as Stevenson
1937 Once a Doctor as Captain Andrews, Nirvana
1937 God's Country and the Woman as Jordan
1937 Smart Blonde as Tiny Torgensen
1937 Guns of the Pecos as Captain Norris
1936 Gold Diggers of 1937 as Chairman
1936 King of Hockey as Mike Trotter
1936 The Captain's Kid as Deputy Coroner Frank Knickerbocker
1936 Here Comes Carter as Daniel Bronson
1936 Cain and Mabel as Reed's Manager
1936 Down the Stretch as Secretary C.D. Burch
1936 Trailin' West as Colonel Douglas
1936 Anthony Adverse as Capt. Elisha Jorham
1936 Jailbreak as Warden
1936 Earthworm Tractors as Mr. Henderson
1936 Murder by an Aristocrat as Hilary Thatcher
1936 Bullets or Ballots as Grand Jury Spokesman
1936 Brides Are Like That as Tom Carter
1936 The Singing Kid as IRS Agent Fulton
1936 Road Gang as Harry Shields
1936 Boulder Dam as Ross
1936 The Murder of Dr. Harrigan as Lieut. Lamb
1935 Man of Iron as Tom Martin
1935 Frisco Kid as McClanahan
1935 Shipmates Forever as Spike
1935 The Case of the Lucky Legs as Detective Johnson
1935 Special Agent as Commissioner of Police
1935 Page Miss Glory as Detective Chief
1935 Bright Lights as Post Office Attendant
1935 Front Page Woman as Spike Kiley
1935 Stranded as Johnny Quinn
1935 Alibi Ike as Conductor (scenes deleted)
1935 Oil For The Lamps Of China as Clements
1935 Black Fury as Johnny Farrell
1935 Let 'em Have It as Memory Test Instructor
1935 Dinky as Orphanage Director
1935 Go Into Your Dance as H.P. Jackson
1935 Traveling Saleslady as Murdock
1935 While the Patient Slept as Evening Bulletin Editor
1935 The Payoff as Harvey Morris
1934 Gentlemen Are Born as Haskins
1934 Big Hearted Herbert as IRS Tax Investigator (uncredited)
1934 A Lost Lady as Second Doctor (uncredited)
1934 Among the Missing as Detective O'Malley
1934 The Case of the Howling Dog as Captain Kelly (uncredited)
1934 The Hell Cat as Captain Barnett
1934 Now I'll Tell as Hospital Doctor
1934 The Merry Frinks as Mr. Baxter
1934 Jimmy the Gent as Judge
1934 It Happened One Night as Detective (uncredited)
1934 Sleepers East as Conductor (uncredited)
1933 Havana Widows as Ship Captain (uncredited)
1933 Before Midnight as Capt. Frank Flynn
1933 Duck Soup as Dignitary at Reception (uncredited)
1933 Female as Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
1931 Stolen Heaven as Henry - Steve's Butler

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