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JAMES CRAIG BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
James Craig was born on February 4th, 1912 in Nashville, Tennessee with the birth name James Henry Meador.  After high school he attended the Rice Institute and then became involved in acting.
 
His first acting lesson was taken from another actor, Cyril Delevanti.  Craig first began working in the film industry as an extra.  After gaining some experience he soon began being cast in such films as, "Sophie Lang Goes West" (1937), 'Fighting G-Men" (1938), "Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise" (1939), "Winners of the West" (1940) and "Kitty Foyle" (1940).
 
He had now begun to make quite a name for himself in the industry and continued taking on more film roles earning critical praise for his role in the film, "All That Money Can Buy" (1941).  He is most well known for his role in, "Our Vines have Tender Grapes" (1945).
 
Along with his film credits he made numerous appearances on such television series as, "The ABC Afternoon Playbreak", "The Virginian", "Custer", "Daniel Boone", "Tales of Wells Fargo", "Death Valley Days", "Broken Arrow", "Studio 57" and "The Millionaire".
 
Some of his more recent roles prior to retiring were on such films as, "Arizona Bushwackers" (1968), "The Devil's Brigade" (1968), "Venus Flytrap" (1970), "The Tormentors" (1971) and his final role in the film, "Doomsday Machine" (1976).
 
After retiring from the industry, Craig embarked on a new career as a real estate agent.  Craig passed away at the age of seventy three from lung cancer on June 28th, 1985 in Santa Ana, California. 

 
Filmography

1976   Doomsday Machine 

1972   The ABC Afternoon Playbreak

1971   The Tormentors 

1970   Bigfoot 

1970   Venus Flytrap

1968   The Virginian 

1968   If He Hollers, Let Him Go! 

1968   The Devil's Brigade 

1968   Arizona Bushwhackers 

1967   Custer 

1967   Fort Utah

1967   Daniel Boone

1967   Hostile Guns

1962   Tales of Wells Fargo 

1960   Death Valley Days

1960   Four Fast Guns 

1958   Man or Gun

1958   Have Gun - Will Travel

1957   Ghost Diver

1957   Naked in the Sun

1957   The Cyclops

1957   The Persuader 

1957   Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend

1957   Broken Arrow

1956   The Women of Pitcairn Island

1956   The Millionaire

1956   Massacre 

1956   While the City Sleeps 

1955   Last of the Desperados

1955   Science Fiction Theatre

1954-1955  Studio 57

1954   The Ford Television Theatre

1953   Gruen Guild Theater

1953   Code Two

1953   Fort Vengeance

1952   Hurricane Smith

1951   Drums in the Deep South

1951   The Strip

1950   A Lady Without Passport 

1950   Side Street

1948   Northwest Stampede 

1948   Man from Texas

1947   Dark Delusion

1947   Little Mister Jim

1946   Boys' Ranch

1946   The Scarlet Horseman 

1945   She Went to the Races 

1945   Our Vines Have Tender Grapes

1945   Dangerous Partners 

1944   Gentle Annie 

1944   Marriage Is a Private Affair

1944   Kismet

1944   The Heavenly Body 

1943   Lost Angel 

1943   Swing Shift Maisie 

1943   The Human Comedy 

1943   Freedom Comes High

1942   Seven Miles from Alcatraz 

1942   Northwest Rangers 

1942   The Omaha Trail 

1942   Friendly Enemies 

1942   Valley of the Sun

1941   The Devil and Daniel Webster 

1941   Unexpected Uncle

1940   Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman

1940   Law and Order

1940   I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now

1940   Seven Sinners

1940   South to Karanga 

1940   Winners of the West

1940   Enemy Agent 

1940   Zanzibar

1940   The House Across the Bay 

1940   Black Friday 

1940   Cafe Hostess 

1939   Two-Fisted Rangers 

1939   Scandal Sheet 

1939   The Taming of the West 

1939   Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise 

1939   A Woman Is the Judge 

1939   Static in the Attic 

1939   Skinny the Moocher

1939   Konga, the Wild Stallion 

1939   The Man They Could Not Hang

1939   Behind Prison Gates

1939   Trouble Finds Andy Clyde

1939   Overland with Kit Carson 

1939   Good Girls Go to Paris 

1939   Pest from the West

1939   Missing Daughters

1939   Outside These Walls 

1939   Blind Alley 

1939   Romance of the Redwoods 

1939   Blondie Meets the Boss

1939   Flying G-Men

1939   The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt

1939   North of Shanghai

1938   Pride of the West

1938   College Swing

1938   The Big Broadcast of 1938

1938   The Buccaneer

1937   Born to the West

1937   Thunder Trail

1937   This Way Please

1937   Sophie Lang Goes West





Matinee Classics - The Human Comedy starring Mickey Rooney, Frank Morgan, James Craig, Marsha Hunt, Fay Bainter, Ray Collins, Van Johnson, Donna Reed, Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins, Dorothy Morris, John Craven, Anne Ayars, Mary Nash, Henry O'Neill, Katharine Alexander, Alan Baxter, Darryl Hickman, Barry Nelson, Rita Quigley, Clem Bevans, Adeline De Walt Reynolds, Don DeFore and Robert Mitchum
Matinee Classics - The Human Comedy starring Mickey Rooney, Frank Morgan, James Craig, Marsha Hunt, Fay Bainter, Ray Collins, Van Johnson, Donna Reed, Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins, Dorothy Morris, John Craven, Anne Ayars, Mary Nash, Henry O'Neill, Katharine Alexander, Alan Baxter, Darryl Hickman, Barry Nelson, Rita Quigley, Clem Bevans, Adeline De Walt Reynolds, Don DeFore and Robert Mitchum
Matinee Classics - The Strip starring Mickey Rooney, Sally Forrest, William Demarest, James Craig, Kay Brown, Louis Armstrong, Tommy Rettig, Tom Powers, Jonathan Cott, Tommy Farrell, Myrna Dell, Jacqueline Fontaine, Vic Damone and Monica Lewis
Matinee Classics - Freedom Comes High starring James Craig, Barbara Britton, Donald Cook, Cecil Kellaway, Mabel Paige and Charles Quigley
Matinee Classics - The Devil's Brigade starring William Holden, Cliff Robertson, Vince Edwards, Andrew Prine, Jeremy Slate, Claude Akins, Jack Watson, Richard Jaeckel, Richard Dawson, Tom Troupe, Luke Askew, Harry Carey Jr., Michael Rennie, Carroll O'Connor, Dana Andrews, Gretchen Wyler, Paul Hornung, Patric Knowles, Wilhelm von Homburg, Gene Fullmer, Maggie Thrett, James Craig, Donald Ein and Dick Simmons
Matinee Classics - Pride of the West starring William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Russell Hayden, Earle Hodgins, Charlotte Field, Billy King, Kenneth Harlan, Glenn Strange, James Craig and Bruce Mitchell
Matinee Classics - Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend starring Randolph Scott, Angie Dickinson, James Garner, Gordon Jones, James Craig, Dani Crayne, Trevor Bardette, Don Beddoe, Myron Healey, John Alderson, Harry Harvey, Robert Warwick, Richard Bellis and Ann Doran
Matinee Classics - The Cyclops starring James Craig, Gloria Talbott, Lon Chaney Jr., Tom Drake, Duncan Parkin, Vincente Padula, Marlene Kloss and Paul Frees
Matinee Classics - The Cyclops starring James Craig, Gloria Talbott, Lon Chaney Jr., Tom Drake, Duncan Parkin, Vincente Padula, Marlene Kloss and Paul Frees


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