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Joe Sawyer ACTOR


Joe Sawyer was born on August 29th, 1906 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada with the birth name Joseph Sauers.
Joe Sawyer became a famous Canadian actor who over the period of his career appeared in over 200 films between 1930 and 1962.  Some of his more well known roles were in such television series as "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin" which also aired on the radio and was also made into a film.  In total he appeared in 164 television episodes.  He also made numerous appearances on the series "Frontier Doctor", "Maverick", "Sugarfoot", 'Peter Gunn", "Surfside 6" and "Bat Masterson".
His career began when he left Canada and relocated to California in pursuit of a career as an actor.  He studied acting at the Pasadena Playhouse and in 1931 he made his film debut on "New Adventures of Get Rich Quick Wallingford".  Over his career along with the television appearances some of his film roles included, "College Humor" (1933), "College Rhythm" (1934), "The Westerner" (1934), "The Informer" (1935), "Pride of the Marines" (1936), "Black Legion" (1937), "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940), "Sergeant York" (1941), "Gilda" (1946), "It Came From outer Space" (1953), "North to Alaska" (1960) and "How the West Was Won" (1962) amongst many others. 
Most of his early career was under contract to Hal Roach and he was mostly known as a comedic actor.  Many refer to him as the "Beefy Puffy Faced Actor from Canada". 
He was married twice, first to fellow actress Jeane Wood and he then married a lady by the name of June who passed away in 1960.  He never had any children and on April 21st, 1982 he died in Ashland, Oregon after suffering from liver cancer.


1962 How the West Was Won
1961 Everglades 
1961 Surfside 6
1961 Bat Masterson 
1961 Lock Up 
1960 Harrigan and Son 
1960 North to Alaska 
1960 Maisie 
1959 Peter Gunn
1959 Sugarfoot
1959 Maverick
1954-1959 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin
1958 Frontier Doctor 
1958 The Challenge of Rin Tin Tin
1956 The Killing 
1956 The Kettles in the Ozarks
1954 The Adventures of Falcon 
1954 It's a Great Life 
1954 Johnny Dark 
1954 Stories of the Century
1954 Riding Shotgun 
1954 Taza, Son of Cochise 
1954 The Ford Television Theatre 
1952-1953 Racket Squad 
1953 It Came from Outer Space
1953 The Abbott and Costello Show 
1952 Mr. Walkie Talkie 
1952 Deadline - U.S.A. 
1952 Red Skies of Montana
1952 Indian Uprising
1951 As You Were 
1951 Comin' Round the Mountain
1951 The Pride of Maryland
1950 The Flying Missile 
1950 Curtain Call at Cactus Creek
1950 Operation Haylift 
1950 Blondie's Hero
1950 The Traveling Saleswoman 
1949 And Baby Makes Three 
1949 Deputy Marshal
1949 Kazan
1949 Stagecoach Kid 
1949 The Gay Amigo
1949 Tucson
1949 The Lucky Stiff 
1948 The Untamed Breed
1948 Fighting Back 
1948 Coroner Creek
1948 Fighting Father Dunne 
1948 Half Past Midnight
1948 Here Comes Trouble 
1948 If You Knew Susie 
1947 A Double Life 
1947 Big Town After Dark
1947 Roses Are Red 
1947 Christmas Eve
1946 G.I. War Brides
1946 Inside Job 
1946 The Runaround
1946 Joe Palooka, Champ
1946 Deadline at Dawn
1946 Gilda
1945 The Naughty Nineties
1945 Brewster's Millions
1945 High Powered
1944 The Singing Sheriff 
1944 Raiders of Ghost City
1944 South of Dixie
1944 Hey, Rookie
1944 Moon Over Las Vegas 
1943 Tarzan's Desert Mystery
1943 Sleepy Lagoon
1943 Let's Face It
1943 Yanks Ahoy
1943 Alaska Highway 
1943 Hit the Ice
1943 Cowboy in Manhattan
1943 Prairie Chickens
1943 Buckskin Frontier
1943 Taxi, Mister
1943 The Outlaw
1943 Tornado
1942 Two Mugs from Brooklyn 
1942 Fall In
1942 Wrecking Crew
1942 Paramount Victory Short No. T2-1: A Letter from Bataan 
1942 About Face
1942 Sundown Jim 
1942 Brooklyn Orchid 
1942 Hay Foot
1941 You're in the Army Now
1941 They Died with Their Boots On 
1941 Swamp Water 
1941 Down Mexico Way
1941 Last of the Duanes 
1941 Tanks a Million 
1941 Belle Starr
1941 Down in San Diego 
1941 Sergeant York
1941 The Lady from Cheyenne 
1940 Santa Fe Trail 
1940 The Border Legion
1940 Melody Ranch 
1940 The Long Voyage Home 
1940 Wildcat Bus
1940 Lucky Cisco Kid
1940 King of the Lumberjacks
1940 Dark Command 
1940 Women Without Names
1940 The House Across the Bay
1940 Honeymoon Deferred
1940 The Grapes of Wrath
1939 The Man from Montreal 
1939 The Roaring Twenties
1939 Sabotage 
1939 Rio 
1939 I Stole a Million
1939 Frontier Marshal 
1939 Inside Information
1939 Union Pacific
1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy
1939 The Lady and the Mob
1939 You Can't Get Away with Murder 
1939 My Son Is a Criminal 
1938 Gambling Ship 
1938 Heart of the North 
1938 The Storm
1938 Always in Trouble 
1938 Passport Husband
1938 Stolen Heaven
1938 Tarzan's Revenge 
1937 Behind the Criminal
1937 The Lady Fights Back 
1937 Reported Missing 
1937 San Quentin
1937 A Dangerous Adventure 
1937 Midnight Madonna
1937 Slim  
1937 They Gave Him a Gun 
1937 Motor Madness 
1937 Navy Blues 
1937 Black Legion 
1936 Great Guy
1936 The Accusing Finger 
1936 Rose Bowl
1936 Two in a Crowd
1936 Murder with Pictures
1936 Crash Donovan
1936 A Son Comes Home 
1936 High Tension 
1936 And Sudden Death 
1936 Special Investigator 
1936 Big Brown Eyes 
1936 Pride of the Marines 
1936 The Country Doctor
1936 The Walking Dead 
1936 The Leathernecks Have Landed 
1936 The Petrified Forest 
1936 Freshman Love 
1935 Man of Iron 
1935 Frisco Kid 
1935 I Found Stella Parish 
1935 Moonlight on the Prairie
1935 Special Agent 
1935 Little Big Shot 
1935 Man on the Flying Trapeze 
1935 Broadway Gondolier 
1935 The Arizonian 
1935 Air Hawks 
1935 The Informer 
1935 Eight Bells 
1935 Car 99 
1935 The Whole Town's Talking
1934 Sequoia
1934 The Band Plays On
1934 The Westerner 
1934 Behold My Wife 
1934 College Rhythm 
1934 Prescott Kid 
1934 Gridiron Flash 
1934 Against the Law 
1934 The Case of the Howling Dog 
1934 Death on the Diamond 
1934 The Notorious Sophie Lang 
1934 Stamboul Quest 
1934 Sing and Like It 
1934 Looking for Trouble 
1934 Jimmy the Gent 
1934 Wharf Angel 
1933 Son of a Sailor 
1933 Jimmy and Sally
1933 Blood Money
1933 Eskimo 
1933 College Coach 
1933 Ace of Aces
1933 Saturday's Millions
1933 Golden Harvest 
1933 Three-Cornered Moon 
1933 College Humor
1933 Hold Your Man
1933 Olsen's Big Moment 
1932 Forgotten Commandments
1932 Huddle 
1932 Young Bride 
1932 Shopworn
1932 Arsène Lupin
1931 Maker of Men
1931 Surrender
1931 New Adventures of Get Rich Quick Wallingford 
1930 Campus Sweethearts 

Matinee Classics - Alaska Highway starring Richard Arlen and Jean Parker
Matinee Classics - North to Alaska starring John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Fabian, Ernie Kovacs, Capucine, Mickey Shaughnessy, Karl Swenson, Joe Sawyer and Stanley Adams
Matinee Classics - The Border Legion starring Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Carol Hughes, Joe Sawyer, Maude Eburne, Jay Novello, Hal Taliaferro and Dick Wessel
Matinee Classics - The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin starring Lee Aaker, Rand Brooks, James Brown, Joe Sawyer and Rin Tin Tin
Matinee Classics - Blondie's Hero starring Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Marjorie Ann Mutchie, Joe Sawyer, William Frawley and Daisy
Matinee Classics - It Came From Outer Space starring Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake, Joe Sawyer, Russell Johnson and Kathleen Hughes
Matinee Classics - Murder With Pictures starring Lew Ayres, Gail Patrick, Paul Kelly, Benny Baker, Ernest Cossart, Onslow Stevens, Joyce Compton, Anthony Nace, Joe Sawyer, Don Rowan, Frank Sheridan, Irving Bacon and Purnell Pratt
Matinee Classics - Roses Are Red starring Don Castle, Peggy Knudsen, Patricia Knight, Joe Sawyer, Edward Keane, Jeff Chandler, Charles McGraw, Charles Lane, Paul Guilfoyle, Douglas Fowley and James Arness
Matinee Classics - San Quentin starring Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Barton MacLane, Joe Sawyer, Veda Ann Borg, Archie Robbins, Joe King, Gordon Oliver, Garry Owen, Marc Lawrence, Emmett Vogan, William Pawley, Al Hill and Max Wagner
Matinee Classics - San Quentin starring Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Barton MacLane, Joe Sawyer, Veda Ann Borg, Archie Robbins, Joe King, Gordon Oliver, Garry Owen, Marc Lawrence, Emmett Vogan, William Pawley, Al Hill and Max Wagner

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