Job Film, stage, television actor
Years active 1937-1969
Top Roles Marshal, Saloon Boss, Poli's Driver, Oil Worker on Train, Mechanical Man Attraction Hawker
Top GenresWestern, Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Crime
Top TopicsSpies, Civil War, World War II
Top Collaborators (Director), (Director), (Director),
Shares birthday with Elia Kazan, Peter Lawford, Roscoe Karns  see more..

Roy Barcroft Overview:

Character actor, Roy Barcroft, was born Howard Clifford Ravenscroft on Sep 7, 1902 in Crab Orchard, NE. Barcroft died at the age of 67 on Nov 28, 1969 in Woodland Hills, CA .

HONORS and AWARDS:

.

BlogHub Articles:

No article for at this time. Submit yours here.

Roy Barcroft Quotes:

Sidney Brand: I've often wondered how you change from one person into another.
Capt. Mephisto: No doubt you have. I'll tell you this much. The appearance of human beings' stature, complexion and pigmentation is controlled by the molecular arrangement of the blood corpuscles. I have found a means of altering that arrangment.
Sidney Brand: I understand.
Capt. Mephisto: If I thought you really did, I'd *kill* you!


Trent Parker: Why that's wholesale claim jumping!
Ben Jode: Let's dispense with that term, Parker. I prefer to call it land promotion.


Capt. Mephisto: You wouldn't dare trick me?
Prof. William Forrest: Trick you? I'd kill you if I thought I could escape afterwards! As it is, I'm obeying orders.
Capt. Mephisto: Don't tax my patience too far!


read more quotes from Roy Barcroft...



Share this page:
Visit the Classic Movie Hub Blog CMH
Also a Virgo






See All Virgos >>
Roy Barcroft Facts
During his years as a freelance, Barcroft became such an asset as the villian in low budget westerns that in 1943 Republic signed him to an exclusive ten year contract.

Although Barcroft's birth name is usually given as Howard Clifford Ravenscroft, both the California Death Index and the 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. Census list him as Howard H. Ravenscroft.

Barcroft patterned his screen persona after Harry Woods, one of the movies' greatest villains. He even tried to imitate Woods' voice. Barcroft's on-screen voice was different from the one he always used when in front of the camera. (Revealed by his friend Clayton Moore in his autobiography, "I Was That Masked Man")

See All Related Facts >>