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Victor Jory

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B: November 23, 1902 in Dawson City, YukonD: February 12, 1982 in Santa Monica, California

There aren’t too many people in the Northernstars database who began their life in the Yukon but Victor Jory is one. A few US sources have shifted Dawson City to Alaska, but they’re really not known for their knowledge of anything foreign. Jory grew up in the Yukon but had made his way south and went to high school in California. Being near Hollywood must have had some influence on him and he did become interested in acting and spent some time learning the basics of his craft at the Pasadena Playhouse. University, however, didn’t hold much for the young transplanted Canadian and after just one year he signed up with the U.S. Coast Guard. Deep down he knew he wanted to act and after his stint in service, Jory returned to the stage eventually making his New York debut in 1929. One year later he costarred in the Broadway production of Berkeley Square. His commanding presence and remarkable voice quickly brought the attention of Hollywood where they had just started making “talkies” and actors with great voices were in high demand. He began his film career in 1930 and would spend the next 50 years in front of the cameras.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Renegades (1930)
Sailor’s Luck (1932)
Pride of the Legion (1932)
Trick for Trick (1933)
State Fair (1933)
Second Hand Wife (1933)
My Woman (1933)
I Loved You Wednesday (1933)
The Devil’s in Love (1933)
Smokey (1933)
Pursued (1934)
Murder in Trinidad (1934)
Madame DuBarry (1934)
He Was Her Man (1934)
White Lies (1935)
Too Tough to Kill (1935)
Streamline Express (1935)
Mills of the Gods (1935)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935)
Escape from Devil’s Island (1935)
Party Wire (1935)
Rangle River (1935)
Meet Nero Wolfe (1936)
Hell-Ship Morgan (1936)
The King Steps Out (1936)
Glamorous Night (1937)
First Lady (1937)
Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1937)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938)
Woman in the Wind (1939)
Susannah of the Mounties (1939)
Call a Messenger (1939)
Wings of the Navy (1939)
Blackwell’s Island (1939)
Man of Conquest (1939)
I Stole a Million (1939)
Each Dawn I Die (1939)
Gone With The Wind (1939)

The Shadow (1940)
River’s End (1940)
The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady (1940)
The Light of the Western Stars (1940)
Knights of the Range (1940)
The Green Archer (1940)
Give Us Wings (1940)
Girl from Havana (1940)
Cherokee Strip (1940)
The Lady with Red Hair (1940)
Wide Open Town (1941)
The Stork Pays Off (1941)
Secrets of the Lone Wolf (1941)
Riders of Timberline (1941)
Charlie Chan in Rio (1941)
Border Vigilantes (1941)
Bad Men of Missouri (1941)
Tombstone (1942)
Shut My Big Mouth (1942)
Power of the Press (1943)
The Kansan (1943)
Hoppy Serves a Writ (1943)
Colt Comrades (1943)
Buckskin Frontier (1943)
Bar 20 (1943)
The Leather Burners (1943)
Unknown Guest (1944)
Tubby the Tuba (narrator, 1947)
The Loves of Carmen (1948)
The Gallant Blade (1948)
Canadian Pacific (1949)
A Woman`s Secret (1949)
South of St.Louis (1949)
Fighting Man of the Plains (1949)

The Cariboo Trail (1950)
The Capture (1950)
The Highwayman (1951)
Flaming Feather (1951)
Cave of Outlaws (1951)
The Toughest Man in Arizona (1952)
Son of Ali Baba (1952)
The Man from the Alamo (1953)
Cat Women of the Moon (1953)
Valley of the Kings (1954)
Sabaka (1955)
Manfish (1956)
Diary of a Scoundrel (1956)
Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado (1956)
The Last Stagecoach West (1957)
The Man Who Turned to Stone (1958)

The Fugitive Kind (1960)
The Miracle Worker (1963)
Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Jigsaw (1968)
McKenna’s Gold (narrator, 1969)
A Time for Dying (1969)

Flap (1970)
Frasier The Sensuous Lion (voice, 1973)
Papillon (1973)
The Boy Who Talks to Whales (1975)
Perilous Voyage (TV-1976)
Devil Dog, Hound of Hell (TV-1978)

Power (TV-1980)
The Mountain Men (1980)

TV Series – Cast:
King’s Row (1955)
Manhunt (1959-1960)

Greatest Heroes of the Bible (1978, mini-series)