J. Farrell MacDonald

Actor · Director
IVA Star Rating : 58
John Farrell MacDonald was an American character actor and director. He played supporting roles and occasional leads. He appeared in over 325 films over a 41-year career from 1911 to 1951, and directed forty-four silent films from 1912 to 1917.

John Farrell MacDonald was an American character actor and director. He played supporting roles and occasional leads. He appeared in over 325 films over a 41-year career from 1911 to 1951, and directed forty-four silent films from 1912 to 1917.

Birth Name

Joseph Farrell MacDonald

Born

Wednesday, 14 April 1875

Died

Saturday, 02 August 1952

Actor Filmography

Biography Sourpuss 1987
The American West of John Ford actor 'The Iron Horse' 1971
Adventures of Superman Pop Shannon 1952
Elopement Mr. Simpson 1951
Superman and the Mole-Men Pop Shannon 1951
Golden Girl Husband 1951
Here Comes the Groom Husband on Airplane 1951
Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell Mr. Kroeger 1951
The Range Rider Joe Harris 1951
Woman on the Run Sea Captain / Cap, the Retired Ferryboat Captain 1950
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Biography Sourpuss 1987
The American West of John Ford actor 'The Iron Horse' 1971
Adventures of Superman Pop Shannon 1952
Elopement Mr. Simpson 1951
Superman and the Mole-Men Pop Shannon 1951
Golden Girl Husband 1951
Here Comes the Groom Husband on Airplane 1951
Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell Mr. Kroeger 1951
The Range Rider Joe Harris 1951
Woman on the Run Sea Captain / Cap, the Retired Ferryboat Captain 1950
Hostile Country Mr. Lane 1950
Mother Didn't Tell Me Train Conductor 1950
The Daltons' Women Alvin - Stage Company Representative / Alvin 1950
Dakota Lil Ellis 1950
When Willie Comes Marching Home Gilby - Pharmacist 1950
The Dalton Gang Judge Price 1949
Fighting Man of the Plains Partridge 1949
Sand Telegraph Operator 1949
You're My Everything Doorman 1949
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend Sheriff Sweetser 1949
Streets of San Francisco Pop Lockhart 1949
Law of the Barbary Coast Sergeant O'Leary 1949
Trouble Preferred Apartment House Manager 1948
Whispering Smith Bill Baggs 1948
Shep Comes Home Sheriff Cap Weatherby 1948
Belle Starr's Daughter Doc Benson 1948
Unfaithfully Yours Stage Doorman 1948
When My Baby Smiles at Me Doorman 1948
The Walls of Jericho Bailiff 1948
Fury at Furnace Creek Pops Murphy 1948
Sitting Pretty Cop 1948
Panhandle Doc Cooper 1948
If You Knew Susie Police Sergeant 1948
Thunder in the Valley McPherson - Innkeeper 1947
Christmas Eve Policeman 1947
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Mac - Bailiff 1947
Keeper of the Bees Postmaster 1947
Web of Danger Scotty MacKronish - Bus Driver 1947
The Sin of Harold Diddlebock Desk Sergeant 1947
It's a Wonderful Life Man Whose Grandfather Planted Tree 1946
My Darling Clementine Mac the Barman 1946
Smoky Jim / Jim, the Cook 1946
Joe Palooka, Champ Long-Count Bowman 1946
Behind Green Lights O'Malley - Morgue Attendant 1946
Pardon My Past Policeman 1946
Pillow of Death The Graveyard Sexton 1945
Woman Who Came Back Sheriff 1945
Fallen Angel Bank Guard 1945
The Dolly Sisters Opera Stage Doorman 1945
Johnny Angel Capt. Angel 1945
Nob Hill Cabby with Katie 1945
Circumstantial Evidence Jury Foreman 1945
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Carney The Junkman 1945
Hangover Square Street Vendor 1945
Irish Eyes Are Smiling Stage Doorman 1944
Greenwich Village Police Officer O'Shea 1944
Shadow of Suspicion Police Captain Mike Dolan 1944
The Great Moment The Priest 1944
Follow the Leader Clancy, Policeman 1944
Ladies of Washington Night Watchman 1944
Pin Up Girl Train Conductor 1944
Texas Masquerade John Martindale 1944
True to Life Bit Role 1943
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek Sheriff 1943
Tiger Fangs Geoffrey MacCardle 1943
Clancy Street Boys Police Sgt. Flanagan 1943
The Ape Man Police CaptainO'Brien / Captain 1943
Harrigan's Kid Frank 1943
The McGuerins from Brooklyn Cop / Policeman 1942
The Living Ghost Police Lt. 'Pete' Peterson 1942
Bowery at Midnight Capt. Mitchell 1942
Phantom Killer Police Captain 1942
The Palm Beach Story Officer O'Donnell 1942
Little Tokyo, U.S.A. Capt. Wade 1942
One Thrilling Night Police Sgt. Haggerty / Police Sergeant Haggerty 1942
Reap the Wild Wind Port Captain 1942
Captains of the Clouds Dr. Neville / Dr. Neville (from Churchtown) 1942
Wild Bill Hickok Rides Judge Henry Hathaway / Henry Hathaway 1942
Private Snuffy Smith Gen. Rosewater 1942
Law of the Timber Adams 1941
Sullivan's Travels Desk Sergeant 1941
Riders of the Timberline Jim Kerrigan 1941
Broadway Limited RR Line Supt. Mulcahey / Mulcahey 1941
The Great Lie Dr. Ferguson 1941
In Old Cheyenne Tim Casey 1941
Meet John Doe 'Sourpuss' 1941
Friendly Neighbors Sheiff Potts 1940
Pony Express Days Nevada Jim 1940
Stagecoach War Jeff Chapman 1940
Untamed Doctor Billar 1940
The Last Alarm Jim Hadley 1940
Prairie Law Sheriff Jim Austin 1940
I Take This Oath Insp. Tim Ryan 1940
The Light of Western Stars Bill Stillwell 1940
Dark Command Dave 1940
Knights of the Range Cappy 1940
The Gentleman from Arizona Wild Bill Coburn 1939
The Housekeeper's Daughter Captain / Police Captain 1939
Full Confession Joe, Police Sergeant 1939
Coast Guard Capt. Hansen 1939
Conspiracy Captain of the Falcon 1939
They Shall Have Music Police Chief 1939
Mickey the Kid Sheriff J.J. Willoughby 1939
Susannah of the Mounties Pat O'Hannegan 1939
Zenobia Judge 1939
East Side of Heaven Doorman 1939
The Lone Ranger Rides Again Craig Dolan 1939
Little Orphan Annie 'Pop' Corrigan 1938
Come on, Rangers! Colonel Forbes 1938
Gang Bullets Chief Reardon 1938
Submarine Patrol CWO 'Sails' Quincannon 1938
There Goes My Heart Officer 1938
The Last Express William Barton / William Barton (Detective Agency Head) 1938
The Crowd Roars Father Ryan / Father Patrick Ryan 1938
Barefoot Boy Warden / Prison Warden 1938
Numbered Woman Capt. Ryan / Herb Murray 1938
State Police Charlie Wheeler - Mine Owner / Charlie Wheeler 1938
My Old Kentucky Home Mayor Jim Hopkins 1938
White Banners Dr. Thompson 1938
Courage of the West Buck Saunders 1937
County Fair Calvin Williams - Julie's Father / Calvin Williams 1937
The Game That Kills Joe Holland 1937
My Dear Miss Aldrich 'Doc' Howe 1937
Topper Policeman / Policeman (as J. Farrell McDonald) 1937
Roaring Timber Andrew MacKinley 1937
Flying Fists Bill 'One-Punch' Fagin 1937
Slim Pop 1937
Slave Ship Proprietor 1937
Parnell Irish Laborer 1937
The Hit Parade Sgt. O'Hara 1937
Maid of Salem Captain of Ship 1937
Silent Barriers Major Rogers 1937
Mysterious Crossing Police Chief Bullock 1936
Show Boat Windy / Windy MacLaine 1936
Florida Special Captain Timothy Harrigan 1936
Exclusive Story Michael Devlin 1936
Riffraff 'Brains' McCall / 'Brains' 1936
Hitch Hike Lady Judge Hale 1935
Fighting Youth Coach Parker 1935
Stormy Trinidad Dorn 1935
Waterfront Lady Capt. O'Brien 1935
Danger Ahead Harry Cromwell - City Editor / Harry Cromwell 1935
The Irish in Us Capt. Jackson 1935
Front Page Woman Hallohan 1935
Shadows of the Orient Inspector Sullivan 1935
The Arizonian Marshal Andy Jordan 1935
The Healer Applejack 1935
Our Little Girl Mr. Tramp / Hobo 1935
Let 'em Have It Mr. Keefer 1935
Swellhead Umpire 1935
Star of Midnight Police Inspector Doremus / Inspector Doremus 1935
The Whole Town's Talking Prison Warden 1935
Northern Frontier Inspector McKenzie / Inspector 1935
Square Shooter Sheriff 1935
The Best Man Wins Captain--Harbor Patrol 1935
Maybe It's Love The Cop 1935
Romance in Manhattan Officer Murphy 1935
The Cat's-Paw Shigley 1934
Burn 'Em Up Barnes Train Engineer [Chs. 7-8] 1934
Beggar's Holiday Pop Malloy 1934
She Made Her Bed Bookmaker 1934
Once to Every Woman John Flannigan 1934
The Crime Doctor Kemp 1934
The Crosby Case The Doorman--Mike Costello 1934
Man of Two Worlds Michael 1934
Murder on the Campus Police Capt. Ed Kyne 1933
Myrt and Marge Grady 1933
The Power and the Glory Mulligan 1933
I Loved a Woman Shuster 1933
How to Break 90 #6: Fine Points Self - J. Farrell MacDonald 1933
Laughing at Life Prison Warden 1933
Peg o' My Heart Patrick Shamus 'Pat' O'Connell 1933
The Working Man Henry Davis / Henry 'Hank' Davis 1933
The Iron Master J.C. Stillman 1933
The Racing Strain Mr. Martin 1932
No Man of Her Own 'Dickie' Collins 1932
Me and My Gal Pop Riley 1932
Men Are Such Fools Prison Warden Randolph 1932
The Pride of the Legion Police Chief Scott / Chief Scott 1932
Heritage of the Desert Adam Naab 1932
70, 000 Witnesses State Coach 1932
Hearts of Humanity Tom O'Hara 1932
The Phantom Express D.J. 'Smokey' Nolan 1932
The Thirteenth Guest Police Capt. Ryan / Captain Ryan 1932
The Hurricane Express Jim Baker 1932
The Vanishing Frontier Waco 1932
Madame Racketeer John Adams 1932
Stranger in Town Scout 1932
Week-End Marriage Mr. Davis 1932
The Strange Love of Molly Louvain Police Sgt. J.B. Antrim 1932
Scandal for Sale Treadway 1932
Probation Uncle George / George Holman 1932
Steady Company Hogan 1932
Hotel Continental Detective Martin 1932
Discarded Lovers Chief Sommers / Sommers 1932
The Spirit of Notre Dame Coach / The Coach 1931
The Squaw Man Big Bill 1931
How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 9: 'the Driver' Self - Golfer 1931
Sporting Blood MacGuire 1931
The Maltese Falcon Det. Sgt. Tom Polhouse / Det. Sgt. Tom Polhaus 1931
The Millionaire Dan Lewis 1931
Woman Hungry Buzzard 1931
The Stolen Jools Policeman 1931
The Painted Desert Jeff Cameron 1931
The Easiest Way Ben Murdock 1931
Other Men's Women Peg-Leg 1931
Under Eighteen Pop Evans 1931
The Truth About Youth Colonel Graham 1930
River's End Pat O'Toole / O'Toole 1930
Song o' My Heart Rafferty 1930
Men Without Women Costello 1930
Happy Days Train Conductor 1929
Masked Emotions Will Whitten 1929
In Old Arizona Stage Passenger 1929
Riley the Cop James 'Aloysius' Riley 1928
4 Devils The Clown 1928
None But the Brave John Craig 1928
Abie's Irish Rose Patrick Murphy 1928
Bringing Up Father Jiggs 1928
Sunrise The Photographer 1927
East Side, West Side Pug Malone 1927
Paid to Love Peter Roberts 1927
The Cradle Snatchers George Martin 1927
Ankles Preferred McGuire 1927
3 Bad Men Mike Costigan 1926
The Shamrock Handicap Con O'Shea 1926
The First Year Mr. Barstow 1926
Thank You Andy 1925
Kentucky Pride Donavan / Donovan 1925
Lightnin' Lemuel Townsend 1925
The Iron Horse Cpl. Casey / Corporal Casey 1924
The Signal Tower Pete 1924
Mademoiselle Midnight Duc de Moing (Prologue) 1924
While Paris Sleeps George Morier 1923
The Young Rajah Amhad Beg - Prime Minister 1922
Come on Over Michael Morahan 1922
Sky High Jim Frazer 1922
'Tween Two Loves Farmer Howard 1911
Sweet Memories Secondary Role 1911
The Dream Secondary Role 1911
Their First Misunderstanding Poet 1911

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