Joe Sawyer


Joe Sawyer

Biography

Comedic character actor in film since the early 1930s, usually as a no-nonsense cop or military figure.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

How the West Was Won (1963)
Ship's officer
North to Alaska (1960)
Commissioner
The Kettles in the Ozarks (1956)
Bancroft Baines
The Killing (1956)
Mike O'Reilly
Taza, Son of Cochise (1954)
Sgt. Hamma
Riding Shotgun (1954)
Tom Biggert
Johnny Dark (1954)
Svenson
It Came from Outer Space (1953)
Frank [Daylon]
Deadline--U.S.A. (1952)
Whitey Franks
Mr. Walkie Talkie (1952)
Sgt. William Lillywhite Ames
Indian Uprising (1952)
Sgt. Maj. Phineas T. Keough
Red Skies of Montana (1952)
R. A. "Pop" Miller
The Flying Missile (1951)
"Fuss" Payne
Comin' Round the Mountain (1951)
Kalem McCoy
Pride of Maryland (1951)
Knuckles
As You Were! (1951)
Sgt. Ames
Blondie's Hero (1950)
Sergeant Gateson
Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950)
Jake
The Traveling Saleswoman (1950)
Cactus Jack
Operation Haylift (1950)
George Swallow
The Lucky Stiff (1949)
Tony
And Baby Makes Three (1949)
Police officer
Kazan (1949)
Sandy Jepson
Stagecoach Kid (1949)
Thatcher
Tucson (1949)
Tod Bryant
The Gay Amigo (1949)
Sergeant McNulty
Deputy Marshal (1949)
Eli Cresset, also known as Colt Redwood
Two Knights from Brooklyn (1949)
A Double Life (1948)
Pete Bonner
Coroner Creek (1948)
Frank Yordy
If You Knew Susie (1948)
Zero Zantini
Fighting Father Dunne (1948)
Steve Davis
The Untamed Breed (1948)
Hoy Keegan
Here Comes Trouble (1948)
Sgt. Ames
Half Past Midnight (1948)
Joe Nash
Fighting Back (1948)
Sergeant Scudder
Big Town After Dark (1947)
Monk
Roses Are Red (1947)
Wall
Christmas Eve (1947)
Gimblet
Deadline at Dawn (1946)
Babe Dooley
The Runaround (1946)
Hutchins
Gilda (1946)
Casey
Inside Job (1946)
Captain Thomas
Joe Palooka, Champ (1946)
Lefty
G. I. War Brides (1946)
Sgt. Frank Moraski
Brewster's Millions (1945)
Hacky Smith
The Naughty Nineties (1945)
Bailey
High Powered (1945)
Spike Kenny
The Singing Sheriff (1944)
Squint [Lewelyn Parker]
Moon Over Las Vegas (1944)
Joe
Hey, Rookie (1944)
Sergeant
South of Dixie (1944)
Ernest [Hatcher]
Raiders of Ghost City (1944)
Let's Face It (1943)
Sergeant Wiggins
Buckskin Frontier (1943)
Brannigan
The Outlaw (1943)
Charley Woodruff
Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943)
Karl Straeder
Taxi, Mister (1943)
Eddie Corbett
Yanks Ahoy (1943)
Sgt. Ames
Fall In (1943)
Sgt. Ames
Sleepy Lagoon (1943)
Lumpy
Prairie Chickens (1943)
Albertson
Cowboy in Manhattan (1943)
Louie [Moran]
Tornado (1943)
Charlie Boswell
Alaska Highway (1943)
Roughhouse
Hit the Ice (1943)
Buster
The McGuerins from Brooklyn (1942)
Eddie Corbett
About Face (1942)
Sergeant Ames
Hay Foot (1942)
Sergeant Ames
Brooklyn Orchid (1942)
Eddie Corbett
Wrecking Crew (1942)
Freddy Bunce
Sundown Jim (1942)
[Ben] Moffitt
They Died with Their Boots On (1942)
Sergeant Doolittle
Down Mexico Way (1941)
Allen
Tanks a Million (1941)
Sgt. Ames
Last of the Duanes (1941)
Bull Lossomer
Swamp Water (1941)
Hardy Ragan
Down in San Diego (1941)
"Dutch"
The Lady from Cheyenne (1941)
Noisy
You're in the Army Now (1941)
Sergeant Madden
Sergeant York (1941)
Sergeant Early
Belle Starr (1941)
John Cole
King of the Lumberjacks (1940)
Jigger
Santa Fe Trail (1940)
Kitzmiller
Dark Command (1940)
Bushropp
Wildcat Bus (1940)
Burke
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Bookkeeper
The House Across the Bay (1940)
Charley
Honeymoon Deferred (1940)
Detective James
The Long Voyage Home (1940)
Davis
Lucky Cisco Kid (1940)
[Bill] Stevens
Women Without Names (1940)
Principal Keeper Grimley
The Border Legion (1940)
Jim Gulden
Melody Ranch (1940)
Jasper Wildhack
Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939)
Werner Renz
Frontier Marshal (1939)
Curly Bill
The Roaring Twenties (1939)
The sergeant
You Can't Get Away with Murder (1939)
Red
Sabotage (1939)
Gardner
Inside Information (1939)
Grazzi
Man from Montreal (1939)
Biff Anders
I Stole a Million (1939)
Billings
The Lady and the Mob (1939)
Blinky Mack
Union Pacific (1939)
Shamus
Heart of the North (1938)
Red Crocker
Stolen Heaven (1938)
Bako
The Storm (1938)
Kelly
Passport Husband (1938)
Duke Selton
Always in Trouble (1938)
Buster Mussendorfer
Gambling Ship (1938)
Tony [Garzono]
Tarzan's Revenge (1938)
Olaf
Great Guy (1937)
Burton
Navy Blues (1937)
Chips
They Gave Him a Gun (1937)
Doyle
A Dangerous Adventure (1937)
Dutch Fulmer
Black Legion (1937)
Cliff Moore [Summers]
Reported Missing (1937)
"Brad" Martin
San Quentin (1937)
Sailor Boy Hansen
Slim (1937)
Wilcox
Motor Madness (1937)
Steve Dolan
Midnight Madonna (1937)
Wolfe
The Lady Fights Back (1937)
Jannsen
Crash Donovan (1936)
First hoodlum
Two in a Crowd (1936)
Bonelli man
Rose Bowl (1936)
Announcer
A Son Comes Home (1936)
1st truck driver
Freshman Love (1936)
Coach Kendall
The Accusing Finger (1936)
Priest
Big Brown Eyes (1936)
Jack Sully
The Leathernecks Have Landed (1936)
Sergeant Regan
The Walking Dead (1936)
Trigger
The Petrified Forest (1936)
Jackie
And Sudden Death (1936)
Sergeant Sanborn
Murder with Pictures (1936)
Inspector Bacon
Pride of the Marines (1936)
Tennessee
High Tension (1936)
Terry Madden
Special Investigator (1936)
Jim Plummer
Moonlight on the Prairie (1935)
Luke [Thomas]
I Found Stella Parish (1935)
Chuck
Eight Bells (1935)
Gates
Man of Iron (1935)
Crawford
The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935)
Ambulance driver
The Informer (1935)
Barteley Mulholland
Air Hawks (1935)
The Frisco Kid (1935)
Sluggs Crippen
The Whole Town's Talking (1935)
Manion's henchman
The Arizonian (1935)
Shot-gun Keeler
Little Big Shot (1935)
Henchman
Car 99 (1935)
Whitey
Broadway Gondolier (1935)
Red
Special Agent (1935)
Rich
Sing and Like It (1934)
Gunner
The Westerner (1934)
Bob Lockhart
The Prescott Kid (1934)
[Captain] Willoughby
Stamboul Quest (1934)
German officer
Death on the Diamond (1934)
[Dunk] Spencer
Gridiron Flash (1934)
Coach Eversmith
Looking for Trouble (1934)
Max
Wharf Angel (1934)
Young sailor
Against the Law (1934)
McManus
The Band Plays On (1934)
Mr. Thomas
Eskimo (1934)
Sergeant Hunt
Jimmy the Gent (1934)
Mike
Behold My Wife! (1934)
Morton, Michael's chauffeur
College Rhythm (1934)
Spud Miller
Son of a Sailor (1933)
Slug
Ace of Aces (1933)
Captain Daly
Olsen's Big Moment (1933)
["Dapper"] Danny Reynolds
Saturday's Millions (1933)
Coach
College Coach (1933)
Holcomb
Three Cornered Moon (1933)
Swimming pool director
Blood Money (1933)
Red
College Humor (1933)
Tex Roust
Hold Your Man (1933)
Policeman
The Stranger's Return (1933)
Thresher
Jimmy and Sally (1933)
Slug Morgan
Arséne Lupin (1932)
Leroux
Forgotten Commandments (1932)
Ivan Ivanovitch
Huddle (1932)
Slater
Surrender (1931)
Muller

Writer (Feature Film)

Operation Haylift (1950)
Original Screenplay

Producer (Feature Film)

Operation Haylift (1950)
Producer

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Matilda (1978)
Driver

Cast (Special)

Maisie (1960)
Master Sergeant Blankenhorn

Life Events

Photo Collections

Taza, Son of Cochise - Publicity Stills
Taza, Son of Cochise - Publicity Stills

Videos

Movie Clip

Brewster's Millions (1945) - Maybe Them Nazis Are Suing Having just arrived home, soldier Monty Brewster (Dennis O'Keefe), family and pals get news of great wealth from the unexpected Swearengen Jones (John Litel) in Brewster's Millions, 1945.
Killing, The (1956) - He Was Totally Disinterested Following credits at the Bay Meadows track in San Mateo, California, director Stanley Kubrick with Art Gilmore’s narration, written by Jim Thompson from the Lionel White novel, introducing conspirators Jay C. Flippen, Joe Sawyer the barkeep, Elisha Cook at the window, in The Killing, 1956.
Killing, The (1956) - These Two Other Guys Ex-con Johnny (Sterling Hayden) briefing his cohorts, Joe Sawyer as Mike, Ted de Corsia as cop Randy, Jay C. Flippen as Marvin and Elisha Cook as racetrack employee George, whose wife Sherry (Marie Windsor) turns out to be listening-in, in Stanley Kubrick’s heist drama The Killing, 1956.
Brewster's Millions (1945) - On Our Way To The Poorhouse Mickey (Mischa Auer) and Trixie (June Havoc, her first scene) arrive to tell Monty (Dennis O’Keefe, title character) the Philadelphia show, designed to burn money, had to close, fianceè Peggy (Helen Walker) and pals (Joe Sawyer, Herbert Rudley) helping, in Brewster’s Millions, 1945.
Brewster's Millions (1945) - Open, He's Completely Whole Again Most of the key players including Jackson (Eddie "Rochester" Anderson), Peggy (Helen Walker) and soldier Monty Brewster (Dennis O'Keefe) are introduced in the opening to Brewster's Millions, 1945.
Brewster's Millions (1945) - Brewster And Company Suddenly under a secret obligation to spend a million dollars fast, Monty (Dennis O'Keefe) baffles friends and family (Herbert Rudley, Joe Sawyer, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Helen Walker) in Brewster's Millions, 1945.
Brewster's Millions (1945) - Black Magic Watching on an early TV, the Brewster and Company crew (Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Helen Walker, Joe Sawyer and Herbert Rudley) don't realize Monty (Dennis O'Keefe) is trying to lose money on a horse race in Brewster's Millions, 1945.
Gilda (1946) - Talk Or Dance Carnival night in Buenos Aires, Rita Hayworth (title character), wife of the boss, taunts casino manager Johnny (Glenn Ford), her ex-lover, on the dance floor, cop Obregon (Joseph Calleia) warning of trouble and assistant Casey (Joe Sawyer) delivering news, in Gilda, 1946.
Christmas Eve (1947) - The Sea Is A Wide Place In the byzantine tale of his imperiled maiden aunt back in New York, ex-pat South American club owner Mario (George Raft) discovers a fugitive Nazi (Konstantine Shayne) has been scamming his girlfriend (Virginia Field), in the crime-comedy Christmas Eve (a.k.a. Holiday For Sinners), 1947.
Death On The Diamond (1934) - When I Say We Hot-shot rookie pitcher Larry (Robert Young) being introduced by Frances (daughter of the coach), to Dunk (Joe Sawyer), Frank (Robert Livingston), her dad (David Landau) and the premise, in real St. Louis Cardinals gear, in Death On The Diamond, 1934.
Death On The Diamond (1934) - Give It To The Milk Fund Villain Karnes (C. Henry Gordon) aims to stop the streaking Cardinals, whose pitcher Larry (Robert Young) is practicing in a mirror when he gets a bribe, and consults with coach (David Landau), his daughter (Madge Evans) and reporter Downey (Paul Kelly) in MGM's Death On The Diamond, 1934.
Confessions Of A Nazi Spy (1939) - Only Obedience Loyal Nazi Kassell (Paul Lukas) tricks dissenting immigrant Greutzwald (Willy Kaufman) into turning himself over to Schlager (George Sanders) and Gestapo men (Lionel Royce, Henry Victor), in Confessions Of A Nazi Spy, 1939.

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