Kevin McCarthy

Biography

Date of Birth 15 February 1914, Seattle, Washington, USA Height 5' 10" (1.78 m) Mini Biography Handsome, chiseled-jaw character actor Kevin McCarthy has appeared in nearly 100 movies in a career that has spanned seven decades. He also had some starring roles, most notably the horror cult classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers. He played the disillusioned son, Biff, in the 1951 screen adaptation of Arthur Miller's classic Death of a Salesman for which he was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar and won the Golden Globe Award for most promising newcomer (male). He is the brother of the late author Mary McCarthy and distant cousin to former U.S. senator and presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy. McCarthy was orphaned at the age of four when both his parents died in the great flu epidemic of 1918. He was raised by his father's parents in Minneapolis, Minnesota and later by an uncle and aunt. He graduated from Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin in 1932. He attended the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Washington, DC in 1933, intending to enter into the diplomatic field. He also attended the University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936 and the Actors Studio New York, New York. He had roles in two short-lived TV series: The Survivors with Lana Turner; and Flamingo Road as Claude Weldon, father of the Morgan Fairchild character. The stage-trained McCarthy frequently appeared on Broadway, as Jerry in "Two for the Seesaw" (1959) and Van Ackerman in "Advise and Consent" (1960). He also played President Harry S Truman in the one-man show "Give 'Em Hell, Harry!". McCarthy has showed no signs of retiring. (June 2007) McCarthy is acting in the film, Ghastly Love of Johnny X, playing the role of the Grand Inquisitor, at age 93.

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Birth Place

Seattle, Washington, USA

Birth Date

2/15/1914

Death Date

9/11/2010
Known For
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Innerspace

Victor Scrimshaw

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UHF

R.J. Fletcher

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Roadracers

Miles

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Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson

The Publicist (Maj. John Burke)

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Ghoulies go to College

Professor Ragnar

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My Tutor

Mr. Chrystal

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Kansas City Bomber

Burt Henry

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Dan Candy's Law

Sgt. Malcolm Grant

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Hero at Large

Calvin Donnelly

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Stranger on Horseback

Tom Bannerman

Starring In
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Long Island Railroad Massacre

Self

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The Ghastly Love of Johnny X

The Grand Inquisitor

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Slipstream

Kevin McCarthy (as Kevin Mccarthy)

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Trail of the Screaming Forehead

Latecomer

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Loving Annabelle

Father Harris

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“Weird Al” Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection

R.J. Fletcher (UHF) (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Looney Tunes: Back in Action

Dr. Bennell

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ELVIS MEETS NIXON

Deep Throat (uncredited)

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Addams Family Reunion

Grandpa Addams

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"Weird Al" Yankovic: The Videos

R.J. Fletcher (UHF) (archive footage)

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The Weird Al Show - The Complete Series

Himself

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The Second Civil War

Chief of Staff

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Judicial Consent

Judge Pollan

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Just Cause

Phil Prentiss

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Mommy

Fire Department rescuer

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Strids Brødre

Reed Tyler

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Roadracers

Miles

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Greedy

Bartlett

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Matinee

General Ankrum (uncredited)

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The Distinguished Gentleman

Terry Corrigan

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:Eve of Destruction

William Simmons (uncredited)

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Ghoulies go to College

Professor Ragnar

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The Rose and the Jackal

Senator Henry Wilson

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The Sleeping Car

Vincent Tuttle

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UHF

R.J. Fletcher

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Dark Tower

Sergie

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Once Upon a Texas Train

The Govenor

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Innerspace

Victor Scrimshaw

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Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story

Franklyn Hutton

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A Masterpiece of Murder

Jonathan Hire

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Hostage

Col. Tim Shaw

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The Midnight Hour

Judge Crandall

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Deadly Intentions

Reichman

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Wes Craven's Invitation to Hell

Mr. Thompson

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The Ratings Game

Wes Vandergelder

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Making of a Male Model

Ward Hawley

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Twilight Zone: The Movie

Uncle Walt (Segment #3)

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My Tutor

Mr. Chrystal

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Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story

Dr. Jones

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The Howling

Fred Francis

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Hero at Large

Calvin Donnelly

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Running Man

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Piranha

Dr. Robert Hoak

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Exo-Man

Dist. Atty. Kamenski

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Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson

The Publicist (Maj. John Burke)

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Order to Assassinate

Ed McLean (as Kelvin McCarthy)

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Dan Candy's Law

Sgt. Malcolm Grant

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Kansas City Bomber

Burt Henry

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Aces High

Drake (as Kevin Mc Carthy)

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If He Hollers, Let Him Go!

Leslie Whitlock

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The Hell with Heroes

Col. Wilson

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Hotel

Curtis O'Keefe

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A Big Hand for the Little Lady

Otto Habershaw

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Mirage

Josephson

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The Best Man

Dick Jensen

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The Prize

Dr. John Garrett

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A Gathering of Eagles

Gen. 'Happy Jack' Kirby

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40 Pounds of Trouble

Louie Blanchard

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The Misfits

Raymond Taber

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Dr. Miles J. Bennell

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Nightmare

Stan Grayson

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Stranger on Horseback

Tom Bannerman

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An Annapolis Story

James R. 'Jim' Scott

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Drive a Crooked Road

Steve Norris

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El Jugador de Natchez

André Rivage

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Death of a Salesman

Biff Loman

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