J. Farrell Macdonald


Actor
J. Farrell Macdonald

About

Also Known As
John Farrell Macdonald, J. Farrell Mcdonald, Farrell Macdonald
Birth Place
Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
Born
April 14, 1875
Died
August 02, 1952

Biography

J Farrell MacDonald was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. MacDonald began his acting career appearing in various films, such as "Riders of Vengeance" (1919) with Harry Carey, "Marked Men" (1920) and "Hitchin' Posts" (1920). He also appeared in "The Wallop" (1921), "The Freeze Out" (1921) and the Tom Mix western "Trailin'" (1921). He continued to act in productions li...

Family & Companions

Mrs MacDonald
Wife
Actor. Appeared opposite John in several films.

Biography

J Farrell MacDonald was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. MacDonald began his acting career appearing in various films, such as "Riders of Vengeance" (1919) with Harry Carey, "Marked Men" (1920) and "Hitchin' Posts" (1920). He also appeared in "The Wallop" (1921), "The Freeze Out" (1921) and the Tom Mix western "Trailin'" (1921). He continued to act in productions like "This Sporting Age" (1932), the drama "Hotel Continental" (1932) with Peggy Shannon and "The Hurricane Express" (1932). He also appeared in "The Phantom Express" (1932). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the Richard Greene action film "Submarine Patrol" (1938), "The Crowd Roars" (1938) and the drama "White Banners" (1938) with Claude Rains. He also appeared in the Robert Livinston western "The Lone Ranger Rides Again" (1939) and the Oliver Hardy comedy "Zenobia" (1939). MacDonald more recently acted in "Superman and the Mole Men" (1951). MacDonald was married to Mrs. Mrs MacDonald. MacDonald passed away in August 1952 at the age of 77.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Lonesome Luke, Social Gangster (1915)
Director
The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914)
Director
Samson (1914)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Here Comes the Groom (1951)
Golden Girl (1951)
Husband
Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951)
Kroeger
Elopement (1951)
Mr. Simpson
Superman and the Mole-Men (1951)
Pop Shannon
The Daltons' Women (1951)
Stage Coach Representative Alvin
When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)
Druggist
Hostile Country (1950)
Lane
Dakota Lil (1950)
Ellis
Mother Didn't Tell Me (1950)
Conductor
Woman on the Run (1950)
Sea captain
Whispering Smith (1949)
Bill Baggs
Law of the Barbary Coast (1949)
Sergeant O'Leary
The Dalton Gang (1949)
Judge Price
Streets of San Francisco (1949)
"Pop" Lockhart
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949)
Sheriff Sweetzer
Sand (1949)
Telegraph operator
Fighting Man of the Plains (1949)
Partridge
You're My Everything (1949)
Studio guard
Sitting Pretty (1948)
Policeman
If You Knew Susie (1948)
Policeman
Trouble Preferred (1948)
Apartment house manager
Belle Starr's Daughter (1948)
Doc Benson
Shep Comes Home (1948)
Cap Weatherby
Fury at Furnace Creek (1948)
Pops
Panhandle (1948)
Doc Cooper
The Walls of Jericho (1948)
Bailiff
When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948)
Doorman
Unfaithfully Yours (1948)
Doorman
The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947)
Bailiff
Web of Danger (1947)
MacKronish
Keeper of the Bees (1947)
Postmaster
The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)
Desk sergeant
Bob, Son of Battle (1947)
McPherson, innkeeper
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
House owner
My Darling Clementine (1946)
Bartender
Smoky (1946)
Jim
Joe Palooka, Champ (1946)
The Dolly Sisters (1945)
Doorman
Hangover Square (1945)
Circumstantial Evidence (1945)
Jury foreman
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
Carney, the junkman
Pillow of Death (1945)
Sexton
Johnny Angel (1945)
Captain Angel
Nob Hill (1945)
Cabby
Fallen Angel (1945)
Bank guard
The Woman Who Came Back (1945)
Sheriff
Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1944)
Doorman
Texas Masquerade (1944)
John Martindale
Shadow of Suspicion (1944)
Dolan
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)
Sheriff
The Great Moment (1944)
Priest
Ladies of Washington (1944)
Watchman
Greenwich Village (1944)
O'Shea, policeman
Pin Up Girl (1944)
Trainman
Follow the Leader (1944)
Clancy
True to Life (1943)
The Ape Man (1943)
Captain
Tiger Fangs (1943)
Geoffrey MacCardle
Harrigan's Kid (1943)
Trainor
Clancy Street Boys (1943)
Flanagan
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
O'Donnell
Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942)
Judge Hathaway
Captains of the Clouds (1942)
Dr. Neville
The McGuerins from Brooklyn (1942)
Policeman
Phantom Killer (1942)
Police captain
The Living Ghost (1942)
Lt. Peterson
Little Tokyo, U.S.A. (1942)
Captain Wade
Private Snuffy Smith (1942)
The General
One Thrilling Night (1942)
Sergeant Haggerty
Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
Port captain
Sullivan's Travels (1942)
Desk sergeant
Bowery at Midnight (1942)
Capt. Mitchell
The Great Lie (1941)
Dr. Ferguson
Meet John Doe (1941)
"Sourpuss" [Smithers]
Riders of the Timberline (1941)
Jim Kerrigan
Law of the Timber (1941)
Mr. Adams
In Old Cheyenne (1941)
Tim Casey
Broadway Limited (1941)
Superintendent Mulcahy
Friendly Neighbors (1940)
Sheriff Potts
Dark Command (1940)
Dave
Knights of the Range (1940)
Cappy
The Light of Western Stars (1940)
Bill Stillwell
Stagecoach War (1940)
Jeff Chapman
The Last Alarm (1940)
Jim Hadley
Prairie Law (1940)
Sheriff Austin
I Take This Oath (1940)
Inspector Ryan
Untamed (1940)
Dr. Billar
Mickey, the Kid (1939)
Sheriff J. J. Willoughby
Conspiracy (1939)
Captain
Susannah of the Mounties (1939)
Pat O'Hannegan
Gentleman from Arizona (1939)
Coburn
Zenobia (1939)
Judge
East Side of Heaven (1939)
Doorman
The Housekeeper's Daughter (1939)
Police captain
They Shall Have Music (1939)
Policeman
Coast Guard (1939)
Captain Hansen
The Lone Ranger Rides Again (1939)
Submarine Patrol (1938)
Sails
Barefoot Boy (1938)
Warden
Extortion (1938)
Coach Pearson
The Last Express (1938)
Barton
Little Orphan Annie (1938)
Pop Corrigan
Gang Bullets (1938)
Chief Reardon
My Old Kentucky Home (1938)
Mayor Jim Hopkins
State Police (1938)
Charlie
Numbered Woman (1938)
Capt. Ryan
Come On, Rangers (1938)
Col. Forbes
There Goes My Heart (1938)
Officer
The Crowd Roars (1938)
Father Ryan
White Banners (1938)
Dr. Thompson
The Hit Parade (1937)
Sgt. O'Hara
Roaring Timber (1937)
Andrew MacKinley
Silent Barriers (1937)
Major "Hell's Bells" Rogers
Slim (1937)
Pop [Traver]
Courage of the West (1937)
Buck Saunders
Shadows of the Orient (1937)
Sullivan
County Fair (1937)
Calvin Williams
Flying Fists (1937)
[Bill "One-Punch"] Fagin
The Game That Kills (1937)
Joe Holland
My Dear Miss Aldrich (1937)
"Doc" Howe
Slave Ship (1937)
Proprietor
Parnell (1937)
Irish Laborer
Maid of Salem (1937)
Captain of ship
Topper (1937)
Policeman
Mysterious Crossing (1936)
Chief Bullock
Riffraff (1936)
"Brains" McCall
Florida Special (1936)
[Captain Timothy] Harrigan
Exclusive Story (1936)
Michael Devlin
Show Boat (1936)
Windy
Captain Hurricane (1935)
The Whole Town's Talking (1935)
Warden
Front Page Woman (1935)
Hallohan
Maybe It's Love (1935)
The cop
The Arizonian (1935)
Hitch Hike Lady (1935)
Judge Hale
Star of Midnight (1935)
Inspector Doremus
Square Shooter (1935)
Sheriff
The Healer (1935)
Applejack
Our Little Girl (1935)
Mr. Tramp
Fighting Youth (1935)
Coach Parker
Waterfront Lady (1935)
Captain O'Brien
Danger Ahead (1935)
Editor
Stormy (1935)
Trinidad Dorn
Swell-Head (1935)
Umpire
Northern Frontier (1935)
Inspector Stevens
Romance in Manhattan (1935)
Officer Murphy
The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935)
The Informer (1935)
Man in street
The Irish in Us (1935)
Captain Jackson
The Best Man Wins (1935)
Captain of the harbor patrol
Let 'Em Have It (1935)
Mr. Keefer
The Cat's-Paw (1934)
Pat Shigley
She Made Her Bed (1934)
Bookmaker
Crime Doctor (1934)
Kemp
The Crosby Case (1934)
The doorman [Costello]
Once to Every Woman (1934)
Flannigan
Beggar's Holiday (1934)
Man of Two Worlds (1934)
Michael
I Loved a Woman (1933)
Sheuster
The Working Man (1933)
Henry Davidson
Myrt and Marge (1933)
Grady
Under Secret Orders (1933)
John Burke
Murder on the Campus (1933)
Captain [Ed] Kyne
Peg O' My Heart (1933)
Pat [O'Connell]
Laughing at Life (1933)
The warden
The Power and the Glory (1933)
Mulligan
Week-end Marriage (1932)
Davis
Men Are Such Fools (1932)
Randolph
No Man of Her Own (1932)
"Dickie" Collins
Under Eighteen (1932)
Pop Evans
The Racing Strain (1932)
Mr. Martin
The Vanishing Frontier (1932)
Waco
Steady Company (1932)
Hogan
Scandal for Sale (1932)
Treadway
This Sporting Age (1932)
Jerry O'Day
Me and My Gal (1932)
Pop Riley
Iron Master (1932)
J. C. Stillman, The Iron Master
Hearts of Humanity (1932)
Tom O'Hara
Discarded Lovers (1932)
Chief Sommers
Probation (1932)
Uncle George [Judge Holman]
The Pride of the Legion (1932)
Chief Scott
The Phantom Express (1932)
Smoky Nolan
Heritage of the Desert (1932)
Adam Naab
Hotel Continental (1932)
Detective Martin
The Thirteenth Guest (1932)
Captain Ryan
70,000 Witnesses (1932)
State coach
Madame Racketeer (1932)
John Adams
Hurricane Express (1932)
The Millionaire (1931)
Oldest employee
The Squaw Man (1931)
Big Bill
The Maltese Falcon (1931)
Polhaus
Woman Hungry (1931)
Buzzard
Touchdown! (1931)
Pop Stewart
The Brat (1931)
Timson
The Easiest Way (1931)
Ben Murdock
Other Men's Women (1931)
Peg Leg
The Spirit of Notre Dame (1931)
Coach
The Painted Desert (1931)
Jeff Cameron
Too Young to Marry (1931)
Dr. [Horace Virgil] Stump
Sporting Blood (1931)
MacGuire
Song o' My Heart (1930)
Joe Rafferty
The Girl of the Golden West (1930)
Sonora Slim
River's End (1930)
O'Toole
The Truth About Youth (1930)
Colonel Graham
Born Reckless (1930)
Men Without Women (1930)
Costello
Happy Days (1930)
The Painted Angel (1929)
Pa Hudler
Masked Emotions (1929)
Will Whitten
Abie's Irish Rose (1929)
Patrick Murphy
Strong Boy (1929)
Angus McGregor
South Sea Rose (1929)
Hackett
Four Devils (1929)
The Clown
In Old Arizona (1929)
Tad
Masquerade (1929)
Joe Hickey
The Cohens and the Kellys in Paris (1928)
Patrick Kelly
Bringing Up Father (1928)
Jiggs
None But the Brave (1928)
John Craig
Riley the Cop (1928)
James Riley
Ankles Preferred (1927)
McGuire
Love Makes 'Em Wild (1927)
W. Barden
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
The Photographer
The Cradle Snatchers (1927)
George Martin
Colleen (1927)
Mr. O'Flynn
Paid To Love (1927)
Peter Roberts
East Side, West Side (1927)
Pug Malone
Rich But Honest (1927)
Diamond Jim O'Grady
The First Year (1926)
Mr. Barstow
Bertha, the Sewing Machine Girl (1926)
Sloan
The Dixie Merchant (1926)
Jean Paul Fippany
The Shamrock Handicap (1926)
Dennis O'Shea
A Trip to Chinatown (1926)
Benjamin Strong
The Family Upstairs (1926)
Joe Heller
Three Bad Men (1926)
Mike Costigan
The Country Beyond (1926)
Sergeant Cassidy
The Iron Horse (1925)
Corporal Casey
Let Women Alone (1925)
Commodore John Gordon
Kentucky Pride (1925)
Donovan
The Fighting Heart (1925)
Jerry
The Scarlet Honeymoon (1925)
Joshua Thorpe
The Lucky Horseshoe (1925)
Mack
Lightnin' (1925)
Judge Townsend
Thank You (1925)
Andy
Mademoiselle Midnight (1924)
Duc de Moing
The Signal Tower (1924)
Pete
Western Luck (1924)
"Chuck" Campbell
The Brass Bowl (1924)
Hickey
Gerald Cranston's Lady (1924)
Rennie
Fair Week (1924)
Jasper Remus
The Storm Daughter (1924)
Con Mullaney
Racing Hearts (1923)
Silas Martin
While Paris Sleeps (1923)
Georges Morier
Quicksands (1923)
Colonel Patterson
The Age of Desire (1923)
Dan Reagan
Drifting (1923)
Murphy
Fashionable Fakers (1923)
Pat O'Donnell, alias Abdul Ishmid
The Young Rajah (1922)
Tehjunder Roy
Tracks (1922)
Jack Bess
The Ghost Breaker (1922)
Sam Marcum, a Kentucky feudist
Sky High (1922)
Jim Halloway
Come On Over (1922)
Michael Morahan
Over the Border (1922)
Peter Galbraith
The Bonded Woman (1922)
Captain Gaskell
The Bachelor Daddy (1922)
Joe Pelton
Manslaughter (1922)
Little Miss Hawkshaw (1921)
Inspector Hahn
The Wallop (1921)
Neuces River
Bucking the Line (1921)
Dave Kinsey
The Freeze Out (1921)
Bobtail McGuire
Desperate Youth (1921)
"Mendocino" Bill
Action (1921)
Mormon Peters
Trailin' (1921)
Piotto
Riding With Death (1921)
Sheriff Pat Garrity
The Path She Chose (1920)
Father
Hitchin' Posts (1920)
Joe Alabam
Bullet Proof (1920)
Jim Boone
Charge It to Me (1919)
Officer Hennessey
This Hero Stuff (1919)
Softnose Smith
Trixie from Broadway (1919)
Slim Hayes
Molly of the Follies (1919)
Swannick
A Sporting Chance (1919)
Luther Ripley
Riders of Vengeance (1919)
Buell
Roped (1919)
Butler
A Fight for Love (1919)
The Priest
Marked Men (1919)
Placer
$5,000 Reward (1918)
Norcross
Fair Enough (1918)
Chief of Police Morgan
The Heart of Maryland (1915)
Colonel Thorpe
Rags (1915)
Paul Ferguson
The Last Egyptian (1914)
Kara

Cast (Short)

PONY EXPRESS DAYS (1940)
How to Break 90 #6 Fine Points (1934)
Himself
How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 9 "The Driver" (1931)
Himself

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Susannah Of The Mounties (1939) - I Want You To Meet My Daughter Randolph Scott as officer Monty, having rescued the star (Shirley Temple) following an Indian massacre, is eager to report to his C-O (Moroni Olsen), not realizing he'd meet knockout Margaret Lockwood, then berating his orderly Mac (J. Farrell MacDonald), early in Susannah Of The Mounties, 1939.
Susannah Of The Mounties (1939) - I'll Teach You To Waltz Shirley Temple (title character, survivor of a wagon-train massacre) helps Monty (Randolph Scott), her rescuer and Northwest Mounted Police officer, with dance technique, J. Farrell MacDonald accompanying, and Margaret Lockwood, the commander’s daughter, his object, in Susannah Of The Mounties, 1939.
Peg O' My Heart (1933) - I'll Remember Only You Irish Peg (Marion Davies, title character) has just found out she’s heiress to an English fortune, and she’s about to travel to collect it but there’s time for a song with the townsfolk, by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, singers led by Donald Novis, in MGM’s Peg O’ My Heart, 1933.
Peg O' My Heart (1933) - A Cheer And Two Pips English fixer Gerry (Onslow Stevens) persuades rough-hewn Irish heiress Marion Davies (title character) she might as well meet the Chichesters (Irene Browne, Tyrrell Davis and Juliette Compton), who (she doesn’t know) are broke and being paid to train her in the ways of society, in Peg O’ My Heart, 1933.
Star Of Midnight (1935) - He Was Shot In The... Comical cops (Robert E. O’Connor, J. Farrell MacDonald) are leaving as lawyer and sometime sleuth Dalzell (William Powell) explains to kinda-girlfriend Donna (Ginger Rogers) that he got caught pretending he was on the phone with her, then she finds out he got shot, Gene Lockhart his butler, in Star Of Midnight, 1935.
Maltese Falcon, The (1931) - A Guy Named Thursby Still on the evening of the murder of his partner Archer, Sam Spade (Ricardo Cortez) receives two San Francisco cops he clearly knows well (J. Farrell MacDonald and Robert Elliot as Polhaus and Dundy), and learns that their client was also killed, but sharing little, in the 1931 version of The Maltese Falcon.
Other Men's Women (1931) - Make The First One Cold Boozy railroad man Bill (Grant Withers), kicked out of his own apartment, comes home with buddy Jack (Regis Toomey) and comes mostly to his senses, upon meeting wife Lily (Mary Astor) and family friend Peg Leg (J. Farrell MacDonald), in William A. Wellman’s Other Men’s Women, 1931.
Easiest Way, The (1931) - Money's All That Counts The whole gang at the tenement, Laura Murdock (Constance Bennett) with Dad, Mom and sister (J. Farrell MacDonald, Clara Blandick, Anita Page), whose handsome boyfriend laundry-man Nick (Clark Gable) drops in, early in The Easiest Way, 1931, directed by Jack Conway.
Working Man, The (1933) - Pair Of Worthless Brats Shoe manufacturer Reeves (George Arliss), vacationing in Maine with fishing pal (J. Farrell MacDonald), by chance meets the partying kids (Bette Davis, Theodore Newton) of his recently deceased rival, and hides his identity, early in The Working Man, 1933.

Companions

Mrs MacDonald
Wife
Actor. Appeared opposite John in several films.

Bibliography