Roy Barcroft Biography (1902-1969)

Original name, Howard Clifford Ravenscroft; born September 7, 1902, in Weeping Water (some sources say Weeping Hills or Crab Orchard), NE; died of cancer,November 28, 1969, in Woodland Hills, CA; married first wife (divorced, 1930); married Vera Thompson, 1932; children: three. Career: Actor. Workedas a ranch hand, railway worker, and merchant seaman. Military service: U.S. Army, 1917; served in France.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
September 7, 1902
Weeping Water, Nebraska, United States
Death Details
November 28, 1969
Woodland Hills, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Soldier extra, Mata Hari, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1931
  • A Woman Commands, 1932
  • Air crewman, Dick Tracy, Republic, 1937
  • Night Key, Universal, 1937
  • Thug at Rackerby's lab, S.O.S. Coast Guard, Republic, 1937
  • Thane, The Stranger from Arizona, Columbia, 1938
  • Beaton, Heroes of the Hills, Republic, 1938
  • Sutton, The Frontiersmen, Paramount, 1938
  • Ben Hollister, Flaming Frontiers, Universal, 1938
  • Ewing, Silver on the Sage, Paramount, 1939
  • Carter, Riders of the Frontier, Monogram, 1939
  • "Stiff Hat" Bailey, The Renegade Trail, Paramount, 1939
  • Parker, The Phantom Creeps (also known as The Shadow Creeps), Universal, 1939
  • General Custer, The Oregon Trail, Universal, 1939
  • McElroy, Mexicali Rose, 1939
  • Drifter, Man from Texas, Monogram, 1939
  • (Uncredited) Superintendent, Daredevils of the Red Circle, Republic, 1939
  • They All Came Out, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1939
  • (Uncredited) Another Thin Man, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1939
  • Green, Crashing Thru, Monogram, 1939
  • Bill Tompkins, West of Carson City, Universal, 1940
  • Jim Moreland, Trailing Double Trouble, 1940
  • Dude Elliott, Stage to Chino, RKO Radio Pictures, 1940
  • Engineer, Santa Fe Trail, Warner Bros., 1940
  • (Uncredited) Rancho Grande, 1940
  • Hendricks, Hidden Gold, Paramount, 1940
  • Cop at newspaper truck vandalism, The Green Hornet Strikes Again,Universal, 1940
  • Ming soldier, Ming adjutant, and arborian sentry, Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (also known as Space Soldiers Conquer the Universe), Universal, 1940
  • Deadwood Dick, Columbia, 1940
  • Buck Rogers, Universal, 1940
  • Hank, Bad Man from Red Butte, Universal, 1940
  • Lodin, Yukon Flight, Monogram, 1940
  • Bowman, The Showdown, Paramount, 1940
  • Logan, Winners of the West, Universal, 1940
  • Putt, Ragtime Cowboy Joe, Universal, 1940
  • Cop, East of the River (also known as Mama Raviola), WarnerBros., 1940
  • Red, Wide Open Town, Paramount, 1941
  • White Eagle, Columbia, 1941
  • Captain Hawks, West of Cimarron, Republic, 1941
  • Coast guardsman, Sky Raiders, Universal, 1941
  • Barfly, Sheriff of Tombstone, Republic, 1941
  • Captain Martin, Riders of the Badlands, Columbia, 1941
  • Dirk, Riders of Death Valley, Universal, 1941
  • Keno Hawkins, Pals of the Pecos, Republic, 1941
  • Val Lamar, Outlaws of the Cherokee Trail, Republic, 1941
  • Luke, The Masked Rider, Universal, 1941
  • Gil Carse, Land of the Open Range, RKO Radio Pictures, 1941
  • Vern Stone, Jesse James at Bay, Republic, 1941
  • Joel Nesbith, The Bandit Trail, RKO Radio Pictures, 1941
  • Ross, King of the Texas Rangers, Republic, 1941
  • Officer, They Died with Their Boots On, Warner Bros., 1941
  • Loder, Dawn on the Great Divide, Monogram, 1942
  • Cave thug, S.O.S. Coast Guard, Republic, 1942
  • Mort Saunders, The Lone Rider in Cheyenne, Producers Releasing, 1942
  • Ed Scully, Below the Border, Monogram, 1942
  • Chief petty officer, Nazi Agent (also known as Salute to Courage), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1942
  • Northwest Rangers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1942
  • Lou Harmon, Pirates of the Prairie, RKO Radio Pictures, 1942
  • Lafe Collins, Ridin' Down the Canyon, Republic, 1942
  • Pete, Romance on the Range, Republic, 1942
  • Dan Carson, Silver Queen, United Artists, 1942
  • Murphy, Stardust on the Sage, Republic, 1942
  • Nelson, Sunset on the Desert, Republic, 1942
  • Bart Reynolds, Sunset Serenade, Republic, 1942
  • Officer on crutches, Tennessee Johnson (also known as The Man on America's Conscience), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1942
  • Luke, Valley of Vanishing Men, 1942
  • Ludlow, West of the Law, Monogram, 1942
  • In Old Oklahoma (also known as War of the Wildcats), Republic, 1943
  • Kerr, The Masked Marvel, Republic, 1943
  • Laird, Wagon Tracks West, Republic, 1943
  • Ace Holden, The Man from Rio Grande, Republic, 1943
  • Jack Gattling, Bordertown Gun Fighters, Republic, 1943
  • Slim Layton, Cheyenne Roundup, Universal, 1943
  • Townsman, Idaho, Republic, 1943
  • Joe Newman, Carson City Cyclone, Republic, 1943
  • Ed, The Old Chisholm Trail, Universal, 1943
  • Captain Carson, Calling Wild Bill Elliott, Republic, 1943
  • Jeff Parker, Canyon City, Republic, 1943
  • Laborer, Chatterbox, Republic, 1943
  • (Uncredited) Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (also known as Crazyto Kill), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1943
  • Sheriff Clem Martin, False Colors, United Artists, 1943
  • Hands across the Border, Republic, 1943
  • Tod Colby, Hoppy Serves a Writ, United Artists, 1943
  • Man from Music Mountain (also known as Texas Legionnaires),Republic, 1943
  • David Patterson, Overland Mail Robbery, Republic, 1943
  • Lefty Lewis, Raiders of Sunset Pass, Republic, 1943
  • Sarsaparilla, Raiders of the Rio Grande, Republic, 1943
  • Mark Carter, Sagebrush Law, RKO Radio Pictures, 1943
  • Six-Gun Gospel, Monogram, 1943
  • Sheriff, The Stranger from Pecos, Monogram, 1943
  • Jack Hatfield, Sheriff of Sundown, Republic, 1944
  • Stagecoach to Monterey, Republic, 1944
  • Henchman, Storm over Lisbon, Republic, 1944
  • Tucson Raiders, Republic, 1944
  • Carter/Kane, Haunted Harbor (also known as Pirates' Harbor), Republic, 1944
  • Key man, Man from Frisco, Republic, 1944
  • Leland, Hidden Valley Outlaws, Republic, 1944
  • The Fighting Seabees (also known as Donovan's Army), Republic, 1944
  • Don Pendleton, The Big Bonanza, Republic, 1944
  • Steve Landrau, Call of the South Seas, Republic, 1944
  • Marshal of Reno, Republic, 1944
  • Cheyenne Wildcat, Republic, 1944
  • "Professor" David Larson Graham, Code of the Prairie, Republic, 1944
  • Deputy Ike, Firebrands of Arizona, Republic, 1944
  • The Girl Who Dared, Republic, 1944
  • Blackie, The Laramie Trail, Republic, 1944
  • Ken Ferguson, Lights of Old Santa Fe, Republic, 1944
  • Rosie the Riveter (also known as In Rosie's Room), Republic, 1944
  • Poli's driver, Dakota, Republic, 1945
  • Purple monster, The Purple Monster Strikes (also known as The Purple Shadow Strikes), Republic, 1945
  • Captain Mephisto, Manhunt of Mystery Island, Republic, 1945
  • Rusty Channing, Along the Navajo Trail, Republic, 1945
  • Maxwell, Bells of Rosarita, Republic, 1945
  • Jeff Carson, The Cherokee Flash, Republic, 1945
  • Bull, Colorado Pioneers, Republic, 1945
  • Wade Larkin, Corpus Christi Bandits, Republic, 1945
  • Marshal of Laredo, Republic, 1945
  • The Lone Texas Ranger, Republic, 1945
  • John Gant, Santa Fe Saddlemates, Republic, 1945
  • Buster Welch, Sunset in El Dorado, Republic, 1945
  • Ben Jode, The Topeka Terror, Republic, 1945
  • Dr. Charles B. Ryan, Trail of Kit Carson, Republic, 1945
  • Captain Jim Barrett, The Vampire's Ghost, Republic, 1945
  • Wagon Wheels Westward, Republic, 1945
  • Mel Donovan, Daughter of Don Q, Republic, 1946
  • Clint Baker, Home on the Range, Republic, 1946
  • Marshal, The Phantom Rider (also known as Ghost Riders of the West), Republic, 1946
  • Matt Conroy, Alias Billy the Kid, Republic, 1946
  • Crime of the Century, Republic, 1946
  • Man on street, The Last Crooked Mile, Republic, 1946
  • Hunter, My Pal Trigger, Republic, 1946
  • Chad Morgan, Night Train to Memphis, Republic, 1946
  • Cowboy, The Plainsman and the Lady, Republic, 1946
  • Big Bill Lambert, Stagecoach to Denver, Republic, 1946
  • Sun Valley Cyclone, Republic, 1946
  • Tip Hogan, Traffic in Crime, Republic, 1946
  • Jake Stoner, Along the Oregon Trail, Republic, 1947
  • Jeff Conley, Bandits of Dark Canyon, Republic, 1947
  • Spice Kellaway, Blackmail, Republic, 1947
  • Frank Lawton, Jesse James Rides Again, 1947
  • Boyd, Last Frontier Uprising, Republic, 1947
  • Link, Marshal of Cripple Creek, Republic, 1947
  • Hunter, Oregon Trail Scouts, Republic, 1947
  • Clark, The Rustlers of Devil's Canyon, Republic, 1947
  • Boyd, Son of Zorro, Republic, 1947
  • Moose McGovern, Spoilers of the North, Republic, 1947
  • Matt Wilkes, Springtime in the Sierras (also known as Song of the Sierra), Republic, 1947
  • McKean, Vigilantes of Boomtown, Republic, 1947
  • Monk, The Web of Danger, Republic, 1947
  • Lon Brand, The Wild Frontier, Republic, 1947
  • Sheriff Niles, Wyoming, Republic, 1947
  • Lieutenant Bain, Lightnin' in the Forest, Republic, 1948
  • Smiling Jack, The Bold Frontiersman, Republic, 1948
  • Homesteader, Desperadoes of Dodge City, Republic, 1948
  • Vic Rabin, Eyes of Texas, Republic, 1948
  • Vic Murkland and Cameron, G-Men Never Forget, Republic, 1948
  • Dave Williams, Grand Canyon Trail, Republic, 1948
  • Clyborne, In Old Los Angeles (also known as California Outpost and Old Los Angeles), Republic, 1948
  • Buck Keaton, Madonna of the Desert, Republic, 1948
  • Torrey, The Main Street Kid, Republic, 1948
  • Ben, Marshal of Amarillo, Republic, 1948
  • Sanders, Oklahoma Badlands, Republic, 1948
  • Arty Sorenson, Out of the Storm, Republic, 1948
  • Renegades of Sonora, Republic, 1948
  • Al Turk, Secret Service Investigator, Republic, 1948
  • Bennett, Sons of Adventure, Republic, 1948
  • John Stuart, Sundown in Santa Fe, Republic, 1948
  • Bart, The Timber Trail, Republic, 1948
  • Grady, Train to Alcatraz, Republic, 1948
  • Clip Pearson, Pioneer Marshal, Republic, 1949
  • Law of the Golden West, Republic, 1949
  • Spade Gordon, Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc., 1949
  • Sam Stark, Sheriff of Wichita, Republic, 1949
  • H.T. McKenzie, Down Dakota Way, Republic, 1949
  • Duke of Chicago, Republic, 1949
  • Bart Carroll, The Far Frontier, Republic, 1949
  • Flint Fleming, Frontier Investigator, Republic, 1949
  • Hank Kilgore, Ghost of Zorro, Republic, 1949
  • Jim Judd, Outcasts of the Trail, Republic, 1949
  • Bull Macoms, Powder River Rustlers, Republic, 1949
  • Regan, Prince of the Plains, Republic, 1949
  • Mark Sanders, Ranger of Cherokee Strip, Republic, 1949
  • The Gallant Legion, Republic, 1949
  • Hellfire, Republic, 1949
  • Roberts, San Antone Ambush, Republic, 1949
  • Lon Bryson, South of Rio, Republic, 1949
  • Hulon Champion, Code of the Silver Sage, Republic, 1950
  • Hacker, Desperadoes of the West, Republic, 1950
  • Nels Berger, Federal Agent at Large, Republic, 1950
  • Brink Fallon, Gunmen of Abilene, Republic, 1950
  • Ace Marlin, The James Brothers of Missouri, Republic, 1950
  • Banning, North of the Great Divide, Republic, 1950
  • Voice of radio newscaster, Prisoners in Petticoats, Republic, 1950
  • Voice of police dispatcher, Radar Patrol vs. Sky King, Republic, 1950
  • Barnes, Rock Island Trail, Republic, 1950
  • Leo Straykin, Rustlers on Horseback, Republic, 1950
  • Brit Condor, Salt Lake Raiders, Republic, 1950
  • Fergus, The Savage Horde, Republic, 1950
  • Deputy, Surrender, Republic, 1950
  • Nick Kovacs, The Missourians, Republic, 1950
  • Slade, The Arizona Cowboy, Republic, 1950
  • Hays Lawson, Under Mexicali Stars (also known as Under MexicaliSkies), Republic, 1950
  • "Sand" Sanderson, The Vanishing Westerner, Republic, 1950
  • Muley Price, Vigilante Hideout, Republic, 1950
  • Women from Headquarters, Republic, 1950
  • Pete Willard, Arizona Manhunt, Republic, 1951
  • Turk, The Dakota Kid, Republic, 1951
  • Link Rinter, Desert of Lost Men, Republic, 1951
  • Douglas Stratton, Don Daredevil Rides Again, Republic, 1951
  • Pike Hardin, Fort Dodge Stampede, Republic, 1951
  • Voice, Government Agents vs. Phantom Legion, Republic, 1951
  • Walter Judson, Honeychile, Republic, 1951
  • Clint Burnside, In Old Amarillo, Republic, 1951
  • Duke Wallace, Insurance Investigator, Republic, 1951
  • Voice of ballgame announcer, Missing Women, Republic, 1951
  • Brink Stiles, Night Riders of Montana, Republic, 1951
  • Ward Sloan, Pals of the Golden West, Republic, 1951
  • Steve Lacey, Rodeo King and the Senorita, Republic, 1951
  • Monk Walter, Street Bandits, Republic, 1951
  • Driscoll, Utah Wagon Train, Republic, 1951
  • Brick Manson, Wells Fargo Gunmaster, Republic, 1951
  • Bart, Black Hills Ambush, Republic, 1952
  • Steve Baxter, Border Saddlemates, Republic, 1952
  • Plute, Captive of Billy the Kid, Republic, 1952
  • Jim Boylan, Desperadoes Outpost, Republic, 1952
  • Louie Draper, Hoodlum Empire, Republic, 1952
  • Chet/Pete Yonker, Leadville Gunslinger, Republic, 1952
  • Jim Clark, Montana Belle, RKO Radio Pictures, 1952
  • Curt Walker, Oklahoma Annie, Republic, 1952
  • Arthur Jensen, Old Oklahoma Plains, Republic, 1952
  • Retik, Radar Men from the Moon, Republic, 1952
  • Link Felton, South Pacific Trail, Republic, 1952
  • Ed Brill, Thundering Caravans, Republic, 1952
  • Tropical Heat Wave, Republic, 1952
  • Mr. Prentiss, The WAC from Walla Walla, Republic, 1952
  • Big John Harkins, Wild Horse Ambush, Republic, 1952
  • Voice of Central Control/Ross, Zombies of the Stratosphere, Republic, 1952
  • Henry Mason, Marshal of Cedar Rock, Republic, 1953
  • Bud Galloway, Bandits of the West, Republic, 1953
  • Floyd Garnett, El Paso Stampede, Republic, 1953
  • Mate Orrin, Iron Mountain Trail, Republic, 1953
  • Cooper, Down Laredo Way, Republic, 1953
  • John Anchor, Old Overland Trail, Republic, 1953
  • Russ Schultz, Ride the Man Down, Republic, 1953
  • William Oakes, Savage Frontier, Republic, 1953
  • Mike, Shadows of Tombstone, Republic, 1953
  • Martin Novack, The Desperado, Allied Artists, 1954
  • Sheriff, The Man with the Steel Whip, Republic, 1954
  • Lieutenant Vince D. Bardeman, Rogue Cop, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1954
  • Bill Sterling, Two Guns and a Badge, Allied Artists, 1954
  • The Cobweb, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1955
  • Sheriff Olson, Man without a Star, Universal, 1955
  • Marshal, Oklahoma!, Magna, 1955
  • Colonel Logan, Spin and Marty: The Movie, Walt Disney, 1955
  • The marshal, The Spoilers, Universal, 1955
  • Barfly, The Last Hunt, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1956
  • Sheriff Jergen, Gun Brothers, United Artists, 1956
  • Gillespie, the overseer, Band of Angels, Warner Bros., 1957
  • Ed Sandlin, The Domino Kid, Columbia, 1957
  • Gun Duel in Durango (also known as Duel in Durango), UnitedArtists, 1957
  • J. P. Flemming, The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm, Universal, 1957
  • The Last Stagecoach West, Republic, 1957
  • Doyle, Escort West, United Artists, 1958
  • Jim Baker, Ten Who Dared, Buena Vista, 1960
  • McLean, Freckles, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960
  • Sheriff, When the Clock Strikes, United Artists, 1961
  • Mustanger, Six Black Horses, Universal, 1962
  • He Rides Tall, Universal, 1964
  • Skipper, Destination Inner Space (also known as Terror of the Deep), Magna, 1966
  • Sheriff Griffin, Billy the Kid vs. Dracula, Circle, 1966
  • Dr. Beardsley, Gunpoint, Universal, 1966
  • Cy Morton, Texas across the River, Universal, 1966
  • Masters, The Way West, United Artists, 1967
  • Bartender, Bandolero!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968
  • Sun-browned man, Rosemary's Baby, Paramount, 1968
  • Ed, the judge, The Reivers (also known as Yellow Winton Flyer), National General, 1969
  • Doctor, Gaily, Gaily (also known as Chicago, Chicago), United Artists, 1970
  • Proprietor, Monte Walsh, National General, 1970
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Colonel Logan, Spin and Marty, 1955
  • Logan, The New Adventures of Spin and Marty, 1958
  • Episodic
  • The cattleman, "The Jeweled Gun," Maverick, ABC, 1957
  • "The Necessary Breed," Zane Grey Theater (also known as Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater), CBS, 1957
  • "The Legend," Wanted: Dead or Alive, CBS, 1959
  • Jake Creed, "Ben Tolliver's Stud," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1960
  • "So Young the Savage Land," Zane Grey Theater (also known as Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater), CBS, 1960
  • "Never Too Late," Zane Grey Theater (also known as Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater), CBS, 1960
  • Asa, "Bad Seed," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1961
  • "The Voice of Silence," Wanted: Dead or Alive, CBS, 1961
  • Casey, "Judgment at Hondo Seco," Rawhide, CBS, 1961
  • Mr. Cotter, "Cotter's Girl," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1963
  • Pop, "Once a Haggen," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1964
  • Roy, "Thursday's Child," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1965
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Captain Mephisto, Captain Mephisto and the Transformation Machine,1966
  • Code 645, 1966
  • Purple monster, D-Day on Mars, 1966
  • Ming throne-room adjutant and arborian sentry, Peril from the Planet Mongo, 1966
  • Ming soldier, Purple Death from Outer Space (also known as Purple Death from Outer Space 1940), 1966
  • Retik, ruler of the moon, Retik, the Moon Menace, 1966

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