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Also Known As: John Herrick Mcintire Died: January 30, 1991
Born: June 27, 1907 Cause of Death: emphysema and cancer
Birth Place: Spokane, Washington, USA Profession: actor, radio announcer, seaman

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Weathered, veteran character player who began his career on radio and appeared in more than 100 films, usually playing law officers, politicians and other figures of authority. Best known as the no-nonsense police chief in "The Asphalt Jungle" (1950), the timid sharecropper in "A Lion Is in the Streets" (1953) and the shocked sheriff in "Psycho" (1960), McIntire also played villains in three Anthony Mann Westerns: "Winchester .73" (1950), "The Far Country" (1955) and "The Tin Star" (1957). From the late 1950s he became a familiar face on TV, starring as a veteran cop on "Naked City" (1958-59), replacing first the late Ward Bond as the wagonmaster on the popular "Wagon Train" (1961-65) then Lee J. Cobb as the ranch owner on "The Virginian" (1967-68) and playing the neighborly boat-builder on the comedy "Shirley" (1979-80). He married actress Jeanette Nolan in 1935. Their son was the late actor Tim McIntire ("American Hot Wax").

Weathered, veteran character player who began his career on radio and appeared in more than 100 films, usually playing law officers, politicians and other figures of authority. Best known as the no-nonsense police chief in "The Asphalt Jungle" (1950), the timid sharecropper in "A Lion Is in the Streets" (1953) and the shocked sheriff in "Psycho" (1960), McIntire also played villains in three Anthony Mann Westerns: "Winchester .73" (1950), "The Far Country" (1955) and "The Tin Star" (1957).

From the late 1950s he became a familiar face on TV, starring as a veteran cop on "Naked City" (1958-59), replacing first the late Ward Bond as the wagonmaster on the popular "Wagon Train" (1961-65) then Lee J. Cobb as the ranch owner on "The Virginian" (1967-68) and playing the neighborly boat-builder on the comedy "Shirley" (1979-80). He married actress Jeanette Nolan in 1935. Their son was the late actor Tim McIntire ("American Hot Wax").

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Turner & Hooch (1989) Amos Reed
2.
 Dream Breakers (1989) Cardinal Angelo
3.
 As Summers Die (1986) Judge Dudley Mccormack
5.
 Cloak and Dagger (1984) George Maccready
6.
 Honkytonk Man (1982) Grandpa
7.
 Fox and the Hound, The (1981) Voice Of Badger
8.
 American Dream (1981) Sam Whittier
9.
 Mrs. R's Daughter (1979) Attorney Paul Underwood
10.
 Crisis in Sun Valley (1978) Hubbard
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Grew up in Montana where he learned to ride broncos and learned about the old West
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Traveled the world as a seaman
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Began career on radio announcing national "March of Time" broadcasts
1948:
Film debut, "Call Northside 777"
1955:
TV debut, "General Electric Theater"
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Education

University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California -

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wife:
Jeanette Nolan. Actor. Married 1935.

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son:
Tim McIntire. Actor. Born c. 1943; died April 15, 1986 of heart attack.
daughter:
Holly Wright. Fine-arts photographer.

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