James Seay


Biography

James Seay was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Seay's earliest roles were in film, including the Ralph Bellamy crime picture "Queen of the Mob" (1940), "Golden Gloves" (1940) and "Emergency Squad" (1940). He also appeared in the Louis Hayward drama "The Son of Monte Cristo" (1940), the action flick "North West Mounted Police" (1940) with Gary Cooper and the suspensef...

Biography

James Seay was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Seay's earliest roles were in film, including the Ralph Bellamy crime picture "Queen of the Mob" (1940), "Golden Gloves" (1940) and "Emergency Squad" (1940). He also appeared in the Louis Hayward drama "The Son of Monte Cristo" (1940), the action flick "North West Mounted Police" (1940) with Gary Cooper and the suspenseful adaptation "The Face Behind the Mask" (1941) with Peter Lorre. His film career continued throughout the forties and the fifties in productions like the thriller "Secret Beyond the Door" (1948) with Michael Redgrave, "Military Academy With That Avenue Gang" (1950) and "The Asphalt Jungle" (1950). He also appeared in "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (1951) with Michael Rennie. In the latter part of his career, he continued to act in "Friendly Persuasion" (1956) with Gary Cooper, the Peggie Castle drama "Beginning of the End" (1957) and the Glenn Langan sci-fi motion picture "The Amazing Colossal Man" (1957). He also appeared in "Pal Joey" (1957) and the adventure "The Buccaneer" (1958) with Yul Brynner. Seay more recently wrote the Robin Hurt adventure "In the Blood" (1990). Seay passed away in October 1992 at the age of 78.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Panic in the City (1968)
The Destructors (1968)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Secret of Deep Harbor (1961)
Travis
The Threat (1960)
Harry Keenan
The Buccaneer (1959)
Creole militia officer
Flood Tide (1958)
Doctor
Street of Darkness (1958)
Jesse Flores
Pal Joey (1957)
Livingstone
The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)
Col. Hallock
The Big Land (1957)
Ben
Beginning of the End (1957)
Capt. James Barton
Bombers B-52 (1957)
Flight school instructor
I've Lived Before (1956)
Mr. Fred Bolan
Gun Brothers (1956)
Blackjack Silk
Friendly Persuasion (1956)
Rebel captain
Man in the Vault (1956)
Paul De Camp
I Died a Thousand Times (1955)
Man in Tropico lobby
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
FBI agent
The Kentuckian (1955)
Gambler on riverboat
The Steel Cage (1954)
Doctor
Sea of Lost Ships (1954)
Executive officer
Return to Treasure Island (1954)
Felix Newman
Killers from Space (1954)
Colonel Banks
Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl (1954)
Earl of Bellomont
Vera Cruz (1954)
Abilene
Off Limits (1953)
Maj. Dr. Evans
Fort Ti (1953)
Mark Chesney
Captain John Smith and Pocahontas (1953)
[Edward] Wingfield
Jack McCall, Desperado (1953)
Bat McCall
Problem Girls (1953)
Max Thorpe
Torpedo Alley (1953)
Skipper
Phantom from Space (1953)
Major Andrews
The Homesteaders (1953)
[John] Kroger
Son of Belle Starr (1953)
George Clark
Models Inc. (1952)
Det. Sgt. Mooney
Brave Warrior (1952)
Gov. William Henry Harrison
Voodoo Tiger (1952)
Abel Peterson
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Governmnent man
When Worlds Collide (1951)
Donovan
The Flying Missile (1951)
Lieutenant Jackson
Up Front (1951)
Lt. Ferguson
When the Redskins Rode (1951)
Col. George Washington
Close to My Heart (1951)
Evarts Heilner, also known as Edward Hewitt
Strictly Dishonorable (1951)
Lili's lawyer
Hunt the Man Down (1951)
Prosecutor
Union Station (1950)
Detective Shattuck
Military Academy with That 10th Avenue Gang (1950)
Major Norcross
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Janocek
Red Canyon (1949)
Joel Creech
I Cheated the Law! (1949)
Rodd Simpson
Prejudice (1949)
Minister
An Innocent Affair (1948)
Lester Burnley
Secret Beyond the Door (1948)
Bob Dwight
The Checkered Coat (1948)
Captain Dunhill
The Strange Mrs. Crane (1948)
Mark Emery
The Cobra Strikes (1948)
Capt. Monihan
T-Men (1948)
Hardy
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Dr. Pierce
Slippy McGee (1947)
Thomas Eustis
Heartaches (1947)
Lt. Danny Armstrong
Home Sweet Homicide (1946)
Frank Riley
Resisting Enemy Interrogation (1945)
American flyer
Flight for Freedom (1943)
Naval lieutenant
Time to Kill (1943)
Leslie Murdock
Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942)
Courtney
They Died with Their Boots On (1942)
Lieutenant Walsh
Eagle Squadron (1942)
Medical officer
Joe Smith, American (1942)
Roy
Highways by Night (1942)
Westbrook
Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen (1942)
Sergeant Stevens
Timber (1942)
Joe Radway
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1942)
Biggie Waldron
Home in Wyomin' (1942)
Tex Harrison
Man from Cheyenne (1942)
Jim
Ridin' Down the Canyon (1942)
Burt Wooster
Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)
Ranger captain
The Face Behind the Mask (1941)
Jeff [Jeffries]
In Old Colorado (1941)
Hank Merritt
The Kid from Kansas (1941)
Lee Walker
The Mad Doctor (1941)
Intern
Two in a Taxi (1941)
Christy Reardon
Flying Blind (1941)
Dispatcher
The Son of Monte Cristo (1941)
Lieutenant
Mr. Celebrity (1941)
Jim Kane
Dangerously They Live (1941)
Carl
Keep 'Em Flying (1941)
Lieutenant
Love Thy Neighbor (1940)
Boat attendant
I Want a Divorce (1940)
Young intern
Those Were the Days! (1940)
Andrews
Golden Gloves (1940)
Jimmy
Emergency Squad (1940)
Slim, Buller's chauffuer
Oklahoma Renegades (1940)
Carl
Women Without Names (1940)
O'Grane
Queen of the Mob (1940)
Eddie Webster
The Way of All Flesh (1940)
Varno
Flight Command (1940)
Officer

Writer (Feature Film)

In the Blood (1989)
Screenplay

Cast (Short)

Vendetta (1942)
The Flag of Humanity (1940)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

When Worlds Collide (1951) - The End Of The World Playboy international courier Randall (Richard Derr) headed to New York from South Africa, handcuffed to secret scientific data he knows little about, is pleased to be collected by fetching Joyce (Barbara Rush), daughter of his recipient, John Ridgely the customs chief, James Seay the hustling reporter, in producer George Pal’s When World’s Collide, 1951.
Big Land, The (1957) -- Bathrooms In A House? Taken in by immigrant Johnson (John Qualen) and his widowed daughter-in-law (Julie Bishop) in post-Civil War Kansas, Texas cattle man Morgan (Alan Ladd) and his new drying-out pal Jagger (Edmond O’Brien) learn more about each other and meet ranch hand Ben (James Seay), and the blonde kid is Ladd’s son David, in The Big Land, 1957.
Face Behind The Mask, The (1941) - None Of Us Can Do Without Friends Immigrant Janos (Peter Lorre), suddenly rich after finding he’s a gifted thief, but raising mainly money for plastic surgery after being disfigured in a fire, receives his custom-made mask, with Dinky (George E. Stone), whose ex-boss (James Seay) soon appears, in The Face Behind The Mask, 1941.
Asphalt Jungle, The (1950) - Left-Handed Form Rich lawyer Emmerich (Louis Calhern) is questioned by two cops (Don Haggerty, James Seay) about a murder in which we know he was directly involved, then calls his mistress to arrange an alibi, and rejoins his invalid wife (Dorothy Tree) for a famous line, in The Asphalt Jungle, 1950.
Kiss Me Deadly (1955) - He's A Bedroom Dick Ralph Meeker as Mike Hammer leaves the hospital with gal-Friday Velda (Maxine Cooper), weeks after the non-accident that killed his hitcher, James Seay apprehending and Robert Cornthwaite interrogating for the FBI, Wesley Addy his cop pal Pat, in Robert Aldrich’s Kiss Me Deadly, 1955.
Secret Beyond The Door - The Meaning Of Dreams Joan Bennett narrating (as "Celia"), worried on her wedding day, opening Fritz Lang's Secret Beyond The Door, 1948, then meeting with benevolent brother Rick (Paul Cavanaugh).

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