Charles McGraw

Age: 100
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Charles Butters (May 10, 1914 – July 30, 1980), best known by his stage name Charles McGraw, was an American actor, who made his first film in 1942, albeit in a small, uncredited cameo role. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa. McGraw developed into a leading man, especially in film noir classics during the late 1940s and 1950s. His gravelly voice and rugged looks enhanced his appeal in the noir stylistic genre, and provided him many roles as cop or gunman. Introduced with fellow "heavy" William Conrad as the two hitmen terrorizing a small town diner in the start of the 1946 film The Killers, McGraw's notable roles include: "Honest Joe" insurance investigator turned thief by love interest in the noir classic Roadblock (1951); playing the grumpy cop hired to protect Marie Windsor in the noir B-movie The Narrow Margin (1952); Kirk Douglas' gladiator trainer in the epic Spartacus; righteous cop Lt. Jim Cordell in the Armored Car Robbery (1950); and "The Preacher" in the science fiction cult classic A Boy and His Dog (1975). McGraw is recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located at 6927 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. He also starred in the television version of Casablanca (1955) taking over Humphrey Bogart's role as Rick. Charles McGraw died, aged 66, after slipping and falling through a glass shower door in his Studio City, California home in 1980.

Movie Character Year
Meboaa7vyl35lwfeshnsw6cy2dx The Mad Ghoul Garrity 1943
Ro6q5ypxltt767v1b6htjvszwth The Killers Al 1946
846y8wa3ylasxfco7wn9lkf8x4a Once More, My Darling Herman Schmelz 1949
Y9bc3y0tic33ojhbckxpbk06qpd Armored Car Robbery Lt. Jim Cordell 1950
Icmcnxwy7s6joakuqs4xgswp8i3 His Kind of Woman Thompson / Narrator 1951
L0bw46vuifre28wzvpqh2w9loqs The Narrow Margin Det. Sgt. Walter Brown 1952
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Sdzdvfv5nbhud8zh5z4i1rnr3zs The Bridges at Toko-Ri Cmdr. Wayne Lee 1954
7t2epfutou6kl64sj6qsbd0qr6o Spartacus Marcellus 1960
Vlh0fzjatnhbttv2q7xaqorpkjy The Horizontal Lieutenant Col. Charles Korotny 1962
Idm9myiyzhcjdpsagfiqe9z2z99 The Birds Sebastian Sholes 1963
J5mrcgyf4ira4ttr8rabkvuzu2u It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World Lt. Matthews 1963
Skrax7862ijko1d3pkngko8yhb7 In Cold Blood Tex Smith 1967
Qjsmcmyhchctolqgnhn0yt7vsws Hang 'em High Sheriff Ray Calhoun 1968
W1siziisijiwmtqvmdqvmtevmjevmjivmtavnza4l0dpugzps1h5uthtwlluslltmnbjcjdqqwqzlmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwintv4nzujil1d Pendulum 1969
E5jp5i9giejrokvvsbjesryfd0h A Boy and His Dog Preacher 1975
5qxerqo3zrp7b1uqt0bx17mp91v The Killer Inside Me Howard Hendricks 1976
Fpiotioflfgllsomklgc1izg5cx Twilight's Last Gleaming Air Force Gen. Peter Crane 1977
Prcjtgiwwpckqw3zb0ai6tkgccj Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (in The Killers) (archive footage) 1982