John Wray


Biography

John Wray was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Wray's earliest roles were in film, including "New York Nights" (1929), "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930) with Lew Ayres and the dramatic adaptation "The Miracle Man" (1932) with Sylvia Sidney. He also appeared in "The Match King" (1932) with Warren William, "I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang" (1932) and "Doctor X" ...

Biography

John Wray was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Wray's earliest roles were in film, including "New York Nights" (1929), "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930) with Lew Ayres and the dramatic adaptation "The Miracle Man" (1932) with Sylvia Sidney. He also appeared in "The Match King" (1932) with Warren William, "I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang" (1932) and "Doctor X" (1932) with Lionel Atwill. His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like "The Defense Rests" (1934), "The Big Shakedown" (1934) and "The Whole Town's Talking" (1935). He also appeared in the adventure "Frisco Kid" (1935) with James Cagney. Toward the end of his career, he tackled roles in the Henry Fonda crime feature "You Only Live Once" (1937), the action film "Spawn of the North" (1938) with George Raft and "Gangs of New York" (1938). He also appeared in the drama "A Man to Remember" (1938) with Anne Shirley and the Jack Holt drama "Crime Takes a Holiday" (1938). Wray was most recently credited in "Target: The Corrupters" (ABC, 1961-62). Wray passed away in April 1940 at the age of 53.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Remember the Night (1940)
Hank
The Man from Dakota (1940)
Mr. Carpenter
The Doctor Takes A Wife (1940)
Farmer
Golden Boy (1939)
Manager-barker
Pacific Liner (1939)
Metcalfe
The Cat and the Canary (1939)
Hendricks
The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939)
Stanley
Each Dawn I Die (1939)
Pete Kassock
Almost a Gentleman (1939)
Crack Williams
Smuggled Cargo (1939)
Chris Hays
Blackmail (1939)
Diggs
Risky Business (1939)
Silas
Spawn of the North (1938)
Doctor Sparks
Making the Headlines (1938)
Herbert Sandford
Gangs of New York (1938)
Maddock
Crime Takes a Holiday (1938)
Howell
The Black Doll (1938)
Walling
A Man to Remember (1938)
Tom Johnson
Tenth Avenue Kid (1938)
Joe Turner
Boys Town (1938)
Weasel
You Only Live Once (1937)
Warden [Wheeler]
The Devil Is Driving (1937)
Joe Peters
We Who Are About to Die (1937)
Jerry Daley
On Such a Night (1937)
Guard Rumann
Circus Girl (1937)
Jesse Roebling
Women Men Marry (1937)
Brother Nameless
Outcast (1937)
Mr. Simmerson
The Bad Man of Brimstone (1937)
Mr. Grant
A Son Comes Home (1936)
Gasoline station owner
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Farmer
Valiant Is the Word for Carrie (1936)
George Darnley
Sworn Enemy (1936)
Lang
The President's Mystery (1936)
Shane
A Man Betrayed (1936)
Reynolds ("Sparks")
Poor Little Rich Girl (1936)
Flagin
The Devil Is a Sissy (1936)
Priest
Stranded (1935)
Mike Gibbons
Ladies Love Danger (1935)
Lieutenant Roberts
The Great Hotel Murder (1935)
"Feets" Moore
Men Without Names (1935)
Sam "Red" Hammond
Bad Boy (1935)
Fred Larkin
The Whole Town's Talking (1935)
Manion's henchman
The Frisco Kid (1935)
The Weasel
Atlantic Adventure (1935)
Mitts [Coster]
The Cat's-Paw (1934)
Man on street
I Am a Thief (1934)
Borricci
The Captain Hates the Sea (1934)
Mr. Jedock
I'll Fix It (1934)
Fletcher
Bombay Mail (1934)
Martini
The Love Captive (1934)
Jules Glass
Most Precious Thing in Life (1934)
Carter [Head janitor]
The Big Shakedown (1934)
Gardinella
Fifteen Wives (1934)
Jason Getty
Embarrassing Moments (1934)
Slug
Green Eyes (1934)
Inspector Crofton
The Crosby Case (1934)
Suspect No. 4 [Willie]
The Defense Rests (1934)
Cooney
After Tonight (1933)
Mitika
The Death Kiss (1933)
Detective Lieut. Sheehan
Lone Cowboy (1933)
Bill O'Neal
The Match King (1932)
Foreman
The Rich Are Always with Us (1932)
Davis
Doctor X (1932)
Dr. Haines
Central Park (1932)
Smiley
The Mouthpiece (1932)
Barton
High Pressure (1932)
Jimmy Moore
Miss Pinkerton (1932)
Hugo
The Miracle Man (1932)
The Frog
The Woman from Monte Carlo (1932)
Brambourg
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
Nordine
Silence (1931)
Harry Silvers
Quick Millions (1931)
Kenneth Stone
Safe in Hell (1931)
Eagan
The Czar of Broadway (1930)
Morton Bradley
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Himmelstoss
New York Nights (1929)
Joe Prividi

Writer (Feature Film)

Quick Millions (1931)
Additional Dialogue

Dance (Feature Film)

Wonder Man (1945)
Dances

Cast (Short)

Know Your Money (1940)
What Price Safety! (1938)

Life Events

Photo Collections

Remember the Night - Scene Stills
Here are a few Scene Stills from Paramount's Remember the Night (1940), starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray.

Videos

Movie Clip

Captain Hates The Sea, The (1934) - Could I Slit Your Throat And Love It? We discover here that Fred Keating (as thief Danny) is actually in league with Helen Vinson (posing as Janet, a librarian) over the stolen bonds, Victor McLaglen the friendly private eye Schulte, Alison Skipworth as Mrs Magruder, buying drinks for Wynne Gibson as reformed party girl “Goldie,” John Wray her indignant husband, John Gilbert her ex-pal Steve, Walter Catlett the barkeep Joe, in The Captain Hates The Sea, 1934.
All Quiet On The Western Front (1930) - Death Is Not An Adventure Prologue from Erich Maria Remarque's novel of Germany in World War I, opening scene introducing postman Himmelstoss (John Wray), and ambitious shooting from director Lewis Milestone, from All Quiet On The Western Front, 1930.
All Quiet On The Western Front (1930) - I'll Not Neglect You! German army recruits including Peter (Owen Davis Jr.) and Paul (Lew Ayres) discover their once mild-mannered postman Himmelstoss (John Wray) is their new drill instructor, in Lewis Milestone's All Quiet On The Western Front, 1930.
Golden Boy (1939) - Monarch Of The Masses! Joe Bonaparte (William Holden), with morally compromised supporters Adolphe Menjou and Barbara Stanwyck in the crowd, wins his fight with Chocolate Drop (James "Cannonball Green) then gets bad news from fight commissioner Driscoll (Stanley Andrews) in Columbia's Golden Boy, 1939.
Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936) - You Money-Grabbing Hick! Storming home to Vermont after finding out his girlfriend was a sneaky reporter, Gary Cooper (title character), with PR man Cobb (Lionel Stander), is confronted by a farmer (John Wray), incensed by stories of his inheritance and lifestyle, a big moment in Frank Capra’s Mr. Deeds Goes To Town, 1936.
Rich Are Always With Us, The (1932) - All The Money You'll Lose At a New York party staged by mega-rich Caroline (Ruth Chatterton) and Greg (John Miljan), dazzling young Bette Davis as Marlbro jousts with bachelor Julian (George Brent) who is stubbornly in love with the hostess, John Wray in charge of the gambling, in The Rich Are Always With Us, 1932.
Cat And The Canary, The (1939) - Is He A Dangerous Maniac? After the reading of their ancestor's will in his bayou home, Bob Hope as Wally, with Nydia Westman, George Zucco the lawyer, John Beal, Elizabeth Patterson, Paulette Goddard who got the money, Douglass Montgomery and John Wray, the guard bringing scary news, in the horror spoof The Cat And The Canary, 1939.
Match King, The (1932) - Give Me A Match Slick opening setting out the world-wide import of events depicted, then credits, then the introduction of Warren William as immigrant "Paul Kroll," modeled on the infamous swindler Ivar Kreuger, in Warner Bros.' The Match King, 1932.

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