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J. Carrol Naish

J. Carrol Naish

J. Carrol Naish or Joseph Patrick Carrol Naish was an American actor born in New York City. He appeared on stage for several years before he began his film career. He was of Irish descent, but he never used his dialect skills to play Irishmen, but oftern portrayed many other ethnic groups: Mexican, Native American, Blacks, Orientals, etc. Besides his film roles, he appeared on the television screen often later is his career.

He was married to actress Gladys Hearney.

Naish died in La Jolla, California.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

J. Carrol Naish Facts

Birth NameJoseph Patrick Carrol Naish
BirthdayJanuary 21, 1897
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Date of deathJanuary 24, 1973 (age 76)
Height5' 9½" (1m77)  How tall is J. Carrol Naish compared to you?
Awards1946 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for A Medal for Benny)

Selected Filmography

Gung Ho
Rio Grande
Sitting Bull
Desert Sands
Captain Blood
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