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Also Known As: Noah Lindsey Beery, Noah Beery, Noah Beery [Jr.] Died: November 1, 1994
Born: August 10, 1913 Cause of Death: brain hemorrhage
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor

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A genial, durable character actor, boyishly handsome yet still ordinary looking, Noah Beery Jr appeared in over 100 films. He began as a child performer in silents and remained busy until the mid-1980s. Beery came from a distinguished family of film actors: his father was one of the most notable screen villains of the first half century of American cinema, and his uncle Wallace Beery was a prolific silent screen star who, in late middle age, became a popular MGM player. Beery, though perhaps less attention-getting in his acting style, nonetheless brought warmth and good humor to an incredibly prolific career spanning over 60 years.

A genial, durable character actor, boyishly handsome yet still ordinary looking, Noah Beery Jr appeared in over 100 films. He began as a child performer in silents and remained busy until the mid-1980s. Beery came from a distinguished family of film actors: his father was one of the most notable screen villains of the first half century of American cinema, and his uncle Wallace Beery was a prolific silent screen star who, in late middle age, became a popular MGM player. Beery, though perhaps less attention-getting in his acting style, nonetheless brought warmth and good humor to an incredibly prolific career spanning over 60 years.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Waltz Across Texas (1983) Joe
3.
4.
 Spikes Gang, The (1974) Jack Bassett
5.
 Walking Tall (1973) Grandpa Pusser
6.
 Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970) Sealy Fauss
8.
 Heaven With a Gun (1969) Garvey
9.
 Journey to Shiloh (1968) Sgt. Mercer Barnes
10.
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1920:
Made screen debut at age seven in a small role in the Douglas Fairbanks vehicle, "The Mark of Zorro", in which his father Noah Beery played a prominent part
1954:
Starred in the syndicated TV adventures series, "The Adventures of Noah Beery Jr."
1956:
Played Alexander Philip Perkins (a.k.a. "Joey the Clown") on the TV adventures series, "Circus Boy" (which aired on NBC its first season and on ABC for its second)
:
Joined the cast of the NBC adventure series, "Riverboat", for its second and last season; played the co-leading role of pilot Bill Blake
1967:
Played Buffalo Baker, the title protagonist's partner, on the short-lived ABC Western series, "Hondo"
1973:
First TV-movie, "The Alpha Caper"
:
Played Barney Weeks on the ABC drama series, "Doc Elliot"
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Played Joseph "Rocky" Rockford on the long-running NBC detective series, "The Rockford Files"
1978:
Acted in first TV miniseries, "The Bastard"
1982:
Played Art Henley on the short-lived ABC adventures series, "The Quest"
1983:
Last feature film, "Waltz Across Texas"
:
Played Luther Dillard on the NBC primetime serial drama, "The Yellow Rose"
1986:
Last primetime TV appearance, on the CBS adventure pilot, "Powers Play"
:
Suffered from a stroke in the mid-1980s; remained in poor health until his death
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Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Maxine Beery. Daughter of cowboy star Charles 'Buck' Jones (1889-1942); married in 1940; divorced in 1966.
wife:
Lisa Beery. Survived him.

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father:
Noah Beery. Actor. Born on January 17, 1882; died on April 1, 1946.
mother:
Marguerite Beery.
uncle:
William C Beery. Actor. Born on April 5, 1879; died on December 25, 1949.
uncle:
Wallace Beery. Actor. Born on April 1, 1885; died on April 15, 1949.
cousin:
Carol Ann Beery. Actor.
daughter:
Muffett Beery. Survived him.
daughter:
Melissa Beery. Survived him.
son:
Buck Beery. Actor. Survived him.
step-daughter:
Page. Survived him.
step-son:
Sean. Survived him.
step-daughter:
Lorena. Survived him.
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