Job Actor
Years active 1898-1945
Known for Rough, tough, swarthy, cruel villains with strong personalities
Top Roles Sgt. Pedro Gonzales, Pete Hanibal, Harry Capel, Jed Colby, Santini
Top GenresDrama, Western, Comedy, Romance, Action, Musical
Top TopicsPre-Code Cinema, Book-Based, Romance (Comic)
Top Collaborators (Director), (Producer), , (Producer)
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Noah Beery Overview:

Legendary character actor, Noah Beery, was born Noah Nicholas Beery on Jan 17, 1882 in Kansas City, MO. Beery appeared in over 200 film roles. His best known films include The Mark of Zorro (1920) as Sgt. Pedro Gonzales opposite Douglas Fairbanks, and She Done Him Wrong (1933) as Mae West's flamboyant lover Gus Jordan. He was the father of actor Noah Beery Jr. and the older brother of Academy Award-winning actor Wallace Beery. Beery died at the age of 64 on Apr 1, 1946 in Beverly Hills, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills) Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

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Bluff, burly and often mustachioed, Beery played rough, tough, swarthy villains with strong personalities. He was at his best in silent films although his crackling tones adapted well to sound. He died of a heart attack at exactly the same age as his slightly more prestigious brother, Wallace, with whom he had worked as a chorus boy in musicals at the turn of the century.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).

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Beery was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Jr. (1913-1994)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 21, 2015 From 4 Star Films

It’s putting it lightly to say Jr. came out of an acting family. His father, and namesake, Sr., much like his son, was a character actor well respected during the dawn of the film industry. He appeared in both silents and talkies as diverse as The Mark of Zorro (1920) and... Read full article


Jr. (1913-1994)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 21, 2015 From 4 Star Films

It’s putting it lightly to say Jr. came out of an acting family. His father, and namesake, Sr., much like his son, was a character actor well respected during the dawn of the film industry. He appeared in both silents and talkies as diverse as The Mark of Zorro (1920) and... Read full article


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Noah Beery Quotes:

Montana Smith: Why didn't you stampede along with your herd, young fella?
Bob Wallace: Because this is my water hole.
Montana Smith: Well, now, I heard different.
Bob Wallace: Sam Ellis agreed it was when he sold me the ranch.
Montana Smith: Maybe so. I ain't no lawyer...
Bob Wallace: Nooo. No, just a gunman.
Montana Smith: Well, that's what they pay me for, yes.
Bob Wallace: Killin' people?
Montana Smith: I never killed anyone who didn't try to get me first.
Bob Wallace: Am I to take that as a warning?
Montana Smith: Well now, it would be sound sense if you to take it as such.


[after shooting Grandpa Chet Spelvin]
Jed Colby: Now my pappy can rest easy in his grave. I got Chet Spelvin for him.


J.A. Marsden: Zorro, Zorro, Zorro. Can't you get rid of that man?


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Noah Beery Facts
He died in the arms of his brother Wallace Beery, on Wallace's birthday.

Father of actor Noah Beery Jr., grandfather of Bucklind Beery.

At the time of his death, he had been vacationing and had been scheduled to appear that night on the radio show "Barnacle Bill" with Wallace and his daughter Carol Ann. Despite Noah's death, the show went on, Wallace and Carol Ann playing their parts as planned, and another actor brought in to take over Noah's role.

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