John Wray



Place of birth:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA:


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. John Wray (13 February 1887 - 5 April 1940) was an American character actor of stage and screen. Wray was one of the many Broadway actors to descend on Hollywood in the aftermath of the sound revolution, and quickly made an indelible impression on the era in a variety of substantial character roles, such as the Arnold Rothstein-like gangster in The Czar of Broadway (1930); Himmelstoss, the sadistic drill instructor in All Quiet on the Western Front (1930); and as the contortionist the Frog in the remake of The Miracle Man (1932), in the role previously played by Lon Chaney in the 1919 original. During this period he was one of the many actors mentioned for the title role in Dracula (1931). Wray's roles grew increasingly smaller as the decade progressed but he was very visible as the starving farmer threatening to kill Gary Cooper in Frank Capra's classic Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) and as the warden in Fritz Lang's You Only Live Once (1937). Other films include Doctor X (1932), I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932), Frisco Kid (1935), Poor Little Rich Girl (1936), Boys Town (1938), Each Dawn I Die (1939), The Cat and the Canary (1939) and Gone with the Wind (1939). Description above from the Wikipedia article John Wray(actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Film Credits

The Doctor Takes a Wife (1940)
as Joe - Farmer
Swiss Family Robinson (1940)
as Ramsey
Know Your Money (1940)
as Bowers, the Printer
Remember the Night (1940)
as Hank
Gone with the Wind (1939)
as Prison Gang Overseer
The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939)
as Stanley
The Cat and the Canary (1939)
as Hendricks, guard
Blackmail (1939)
as Convict Diggs
Golden Boy (1939)
as Chocolate Drop's Manager
Smuggled Cargo (1939)
as Chris Hays
Each Dawn I Die (1939)
as Pete Kassock
Winter Carnival (1939)
as Poultry Truck Driver
Almost a Gentleman (1939)
as 'Crack' Williams
Risky Business (1939)
as Silas
Pacific Liner (1939)
as Metcalfe
A Man to Remember (1938)
as Tom Johnson
Boys Town (1938)
as Weasel (uncredited)
Spawn of the North (1938)
as Dr. Sparks
Professor Beware (1938)
as Head Lawyer
Gangs of New York (1938)
as Maddock
Making the Headlines (1938)
as Herbert Sandford
What Price Safety (1938)
as J. Z. Wray
The Black Doll (1938)
as Walling
The Women Men Marry (1937)
as Brother Nameless
Tenth Avenue Kid (1937)
as Joe Turner
The Devil Is Driving (1937)
as Joe Peters
Circus Girl (1937)
as Roebling
Outcast (1937)
as Hank Simmerson
You Only Live Once (1937)
as Warden Wheeler
We Who Are About to Die (1937)
as Jerry Daley
A Man Betrayed (1936)
as Sparks
Valiant Is The Word For Carrie (1936)
as George Darnley
The Devil Is a Sissy (1936)
as Priest
Sworn Enemy (1936)
as Lang, a Gangster
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
as Farmer
Bad Boy (1935)
as Fred Larkin
Atlantic Adventure (1935)
as Mitts Coster
Men Without Names (1935)
as Sam Hammond
I Am A Thief (1934)
as Antonio Porricci
The Captain Hates the Sea (1934)
as Mr. Jeddock
Fifteen Wives (1934)
as Jason Getty
The Defense Rests (1934)
as Michael Cooney
Green Eyes (1934)
as Inspector Crofton
The Most Precious Thing In Life (1934)
as Carter
Bombay Mail (1934)
as Giovanni Martini
The Big Shakedown (1934)
as Higgins
After Tonight (1933)
as Mitika, the Gypsy Contact
Central Park (1932)
as Robert Smiley
The Death Kiss (1932)
as Detective Lieut. Sheehan
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
as Nordine (uncredited)
Doctor X (1932)
as Dr. Haines
The Match King (1932)
as Foreman of Janitors
Miss Pinkerton (1932)
as Hugo
The Rich Are Always with Us (1932)
as Clark Davis
The Mouthpiece (1932)
as Mr. Barton
The Miracle Man (1932)
as The Frog
High Pressure (1932)
as Jimmy Moore
The Woman From Monte Carlo (1932)
as Cmdr. Brambourg
Safe in Hell (1931)
as Eagan
Silence (1931)
as Harry Silvers
Quick Millions (1931)
as Kenneth Stone
The Czar of Broadway (1930)
as Morton Bradstreet
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
as Himmelstoss
New York Nights (1929)
as Joe Prividi