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Kevin (I) McCarthy filmography and biography

Date of birth: 15 February 1914, Seattle, Washington, USA

Date of death: 11 September 2010, Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA (pneumonia)

Kevin (I) McCarthy biography

Handsome, chiseled-jaw character actor Kevin McCarthy has appeared in nearly 100 movies in a career that has spanned seven decades. He also had some starring roles, most notably the horror cult classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers. He played the disillusioned son, "Biff", in the 1951 screen adaptation of Arthur Miller (I)'s classic "Death of a Salesman", for which he was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar and won the Golden Globe Award for most promising newcomer (male).

He is the younger brother of the late author Mary McCarthy (I) and distant cousin to former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy (III).

McCarthy was orphaned at the age of four when both his parents died in the great flu epidemic of 1918. He was raised by his father's parents in Minneapolis, Minnesota and later by an uncle and aunt. He graduated from Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin in 1932. He attended the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Washington, DC in 1933, intending to enter into the diplomatic field. He also attended the University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936 and the Actors Studio New York, New York. He had roles in two short-lived TV series: The Survivors with Lana Turner; and Flamingo Road as "Claude Weldon", father of the Morgan Fairchild character.

The stage-trained McCarthy frequently appeared on Broadway, as "Jerry" in "Two for the Seesaw" (1959) and "Van Ackerman" in "Advise and Consent" (1960). He also played President Harry S. Truman in the one-man show "Give 'Em Hell, Harry!".

McCarthy has showed no signs of retiring (June 2007). McCarthy is acting in the film, _Ghastly Love of Johnny X (2000)_, playing the role of "The Grand Inquisitor", at age 93.

Kevin (I) McCarthy trivia


- Younger brother of writer Mary McCarthy (I).
- Was close friend of Montgomery Clift
- Is a cousin of former U.S. senator and presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy.
- He has performed his one-man show "Give Em Hell, Harry" (as Harry S. Truman) for over 20 years, and has played the role in every state but Alaska and South Dakota. In addition, he won an Obie award for playing President Truman in another play, "Harry Outside", in 1975.
- Between 1974 and 1980, he appeared in 25 episodes of the "CBS Radio Mystery Theater."
- Besides reprising his "Twilight Zone" personnae in the 1980s, he is also noted for his numerous Twix candy bar commercials of that decade.

Kevin (I) McCarthy filmography

Name Year
The Ghastly Love of Johnny X 2011
Drawback 2010
The Ghastly Love of Johnny X 2010
I Do 2009
Wesley 2009
Her Morbid Desires 2008
Trail of the Screaming Forehead 2007
Slipstream 2007
Brando 2007
Working with a Master: Joe Dante 2006
Loving Annabelle 2006
Fallen Angels 2006
The Roots of Monty Python 2005
Eyes 2005
UnConventional 2004
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection 2003
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments 2003
Looney Tunes: Back in Action 2003
The Legend of Razorback 2002
Film Genre 2002
The District 2000
Addams Family Reunion 1998
The Second Civil War 1997
The Weird Al Show 1997
Elvis Meets Nixon 1997
Marlon Brando: The Wild One 1996
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Videos 1996
The Pandora Directive 1996
Early Edition 1996
Boston Common 1996
Mommy 1995
The Sister-in-Law 1995
Just Cause 1995
Steal Big Steal Little 1995
Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story 1995
Judicial Consent 1994
Alapalooza: The Videos 1994
Greedy 1994
Roadracers 1994
Rebel Highway 1994
Matinee 1993
Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America 1992
Batman 1992
The Distinguished Gentleman 1992
Human Target 1992
Duplicates 1992
Final Approach 1991
Dead on the Money 1991
Charlie Hoover 1991
Eve of Destruction 1991
Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College 1991
Love or Money 1990
The Rose and the Jackal 1990
The Sleeping Car 1990
Dream On 1990
UHF 1989
Passion and Paradise 1989
Fast Food 1989
Father Dowling Mysteries 1989
Tales from the Crypt 1989
Channel 99 1988
Once Upon a Texas Train 1988
In the Heat of the Night 1988
China Beach 1988
Home 1987
The Long Journey Home 1987
Dark Tower 1987
Hostage 1987
Square One TV 1987
Innerspace 1987
Mathnet 1987
Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story 1987
Biography 1987
LBJ: The Early Years 1987
A Masterpiece of Murder 1986
Head of the Class 1986
Matlock 1986
Invasion of the Body Snatchers... An Interview with Kevin McCarthy 1985
The Midnight Hour 1985
Deadly Intentions 1985
The Golden Girls 1985
The Colbys 1985
Invitation to Hell 1984
Finder of Lost Loves 1984
The Ratings Game 1984
Murder, She Wrote 1984
Montgomery Clift 1983
My Tutor 1983
Bay City Blues 1983
Making of a Male Model 1983
Twilight Zone: The Movie 1983
Amanda's 1983
The A-Team 1983
Hotel 1983
Scarecrow and Mrs. King 1983
American Masters 1983
Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story 1982
Fame 1982
Flamingo Road 1981
The Howling 1981
Dynasty 1981
Simon & Simon 1981
Portrait of an Escort 1980
Hero at Large 1980
Those Lips, Those Eyes 1980
Piranha 1978
Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978
Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night 1977
Exo-Man 1977
Fantasy Island 1977
The Love Boat 1977
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson 1976
The Oregon Trail 1976
The Seagull 1975
El clan de los inmorales 1975
Alien Thunder 1974
The Manhunter 1974
A Great American Tragedy 1972
Richard 1972
Banacek 1972
Between Time and Timbuktu 1972
Kansas City Bomber 1972
Great Performances 1972
The Last of the Powerseekers 1971
Bearcats! 1971
Columbo 1971
Cannon 1971
The Survivors 1969
The David Frost Show 1969
Medical Center 1969
If He Hollers, Let Him Go! 1968
The Hell with Heroes 1968
I quattro dell'Ave Maria 1968
The Name of the Game 1968
Julia 1968
Hawaii Five-O 1968
Ghostbreakers 1967
Hotel 1967
The Guns of Will Sonnett 1967
The Invaders 1967
Garrison's Gorillas 1967
Judd for the Defense 1967
The High Chaparral 1967
The Road West 1966
The Three Sisters 1966
A Big Hand for the Little Lady 1966
Felony Squad 1966
Mission: Impossible 1966
The Legend of Jesse James 1965
Honey West 1965
Mirage 1965
The F.B.I. 1965
The Wild Wild West 1965
The Hollywood Squares 1965
The Best Man 1964
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1964
12 O'Clock High 1964
An Affair of the Skin 1963
Breaking Point 1963
A Gathering of Eagles 1963
Mr. Novak 1963
The Prize 1963
The Fugitive 1963
Burke's Law 1963
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1963
40 Pounds of Trouble 1962
Going My Way 1962
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1962
The Nurses 1962
The Eleventh Hour 1962
The Misfits 1961
'Way Out 1961
The Defenders 1961
Target: The Corruptors 1961
Dr. Kildare 1961
Ben Casey 1961
Great Ghost Tales 1961
Summer of Decision 1959
The Twilight Zone 1959
Sunday Showcase 1959
The DuPont Show with June Allyson 1959
Diamond Safari 1958
The Rifleman 1958
Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956
Nightmare 1956
On Trial 1956
Telephone Time 1956
An Annapolis Story 1955
Stranger on Horseback 1955
Star Tonight 1955
Crossroads 1955
Star Stage 1955
The 20th Century-Fox Hour 1955
Matinee Theatre 1955
Front Row Center 1955
Satins and Spurs 1954
Drive a Crooked Road 1954
Inner Sanctum 1954
The Gambler from Natchez 1954
Look Up and Live 1954
Climax! 1954
Kraft Television Theatre 1953
The United States Steel Hour 1953
General Electric Theater 1953
Campbell Playhouse 1952
The Gulf Playhouse 1952
Omnibus 1952
Cavalcade of America 1952
The Ford Television Theatre 1952
Death of a Salesman 1951
Goodyear Television Playhouse 1951
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars 1951
Pulitzer Prize Playhouse 1950
What's My Line? 1950
The Prudential Family Playhouse 1950
Danger 1950
Armstrong Circle Theatre 1950
Actor's Studio 1948
The Milton Berle Show 1948
The Ford Theatre Hour 1948
The Philco Television Playhouse 1948
Studio One 1948
Kraft Television Theatre 1947
Lights Out 1946
Winged Victory 1944