J Carrol Naish

Movie Actor

J Carrol Naish was born in New York City, New York, United States on January 21st, 1896 and is the Movie Actor. At the age of 77, J Carrol Naish biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 21, 1896
United States
Place of Birth
New York City, New York, United States
Death Date
Jan 24, 1973 (age 77)
Zodiac Sign
Film Actor, Stage Actor, Television Actor
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J Carrol Naish Life

Joseph Patrick Carrol Naish (born Joseph Patrick Carrol Naish, January 21, 1896 – January 24, 1973) was an American actor.

During the Golden Age of Hollywood, he appeared in over 200 films. Naish received two Oscar nominations for his supporting roles in Sahara (1943) and A Medal for Benny (1945), the latter of which also earned him a Golden Globe.

In 1960, he was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame as a celebrity.

Early life

Naish was born in New York City, son of Catherine (née Moran) and Patrick Naish, who immigrated from County Limerick, Ireland, about 1890. Patrick was nephew of John Naish, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, and he was a student at the University of Leo Varadkar. Naish appeared on stage for many years before he began his film career. He began as a member of Gus Edwards' vaudeville group of child performers.

Naish formed his own song and dance act in Paris after World War I. He was traveling around the globe from Europe to Asia when his China-bound ship developed engine problems, stranding him in California in 1926.

Personal life

Naish was married (from 1929 to his death) to actress Gladys Heaney (1907-1987); they had one daughter, Elaine (born 1931).

Naish moved to San Diego and died of emphysema on January 24, 1973 at Scripps Memorial Hospital in nearby La Jolla, California, three days after his 77th birthday. He is laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery in East Los Angeles, California. He is known for his contributions to television, and he appears on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6145 Hollywood Boulevard.


J Carrol Naish Career


What Price Glory's uncredited bit role in What Price Glory? (1926) began his career in more than 200 films. He was twice shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, the first for his role as Giuseppe in the film Sahara (1943), in which he gives the propaganda address:

In the film A Medal for Benny (1945), the second was for his role as the title character's Hispanic father. He received the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture in the second film.

In several Paramount photographs to mad scientists, such as Dr. Daka in the Batman film serial, he often played villains from gangsters to mad scientists. In the 1940s, Naish appeared in a number of horror films as a supporting character. In House of Frankenstein (1944), Boris Karloff's assistant was he.

"No one ever thinks of me" when an Irishman comes along. Various other races were represented in his film including Southern European (especially Italian), Eastern European, Latin American, Native American, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and Pacific Islander, which earned him the moniker "Hollywood's one-man United Nations" in honor.

Naish appeared on radio as Luigi Basco on CBS' Life with Luigi (1948-1953). Luigi's success culminated in the production of a CBS television series of the same name, with Naish reprising his role.

In 1955, Naish originated Alfieri in Arthur Miller's One Act, Verse version on Broadway, which also starred Van Heflin and Eileen Heckart.

In 1957-1958, Naish appeared in the television series The New Adventures of Charlie Chan.

He appeared in his final film role, Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971), as a mad scientist, with the help of his mute assistant, Lon Chaney Jr., whose film appearance was also his last.