Home   >   Movie Stars   >   C   >   John Carradine
John Carradine

John Carradine

John Carradine (February 5, 1906 - November 27, 1988) was an actor. Born Richmond Reed Carradine in New York City, he began his career in show business as a Shakespearean dramatic actor and made his cinematic debut in 1930 under the name Peter Richmond. He adopted the stage name John Carradine in 1933, and took the name as his own two years later. He appeared in more than 200 movies, mostly in the B-movie/Suspense genre. He also appeared in ten John Ford productions, including The Grapes of Wrath (1940), and made numerous television cameos.

Carradine's idiosyncratic habit of strolling Hollywood streets while reciting Shakespearean soliloquies earned him the nickname Bard of the Boardwalk.

Four sons, David, Robert, Keith and Bruce are also actors. John Carradine appeared with his son David in the pilot episode of Kung Fu. He died in Milan, Italy, at the age of 82.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

John Carradine Facts

Birth NameRichmond Reed Carradine
BirthdayFebruary 5, 1906
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Date of deathNovember 27, 1988 (age 82)
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is John Carradine compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Mummy: Complete Legacy Collection
Dracula: Complete Legacy Collection
RiffTrax: Frankenstein Island
RiffTrax: Hillbillys in a Haunted House
Pom Pom Girls
Mr. Moto's Last Warning
Best of Sex & Violence
Demon Seed
The Howling Man
Blood of 1000 Virgins
Continue » Find more details on the John Carradine Movies page