J. Farrell MacDonald

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Joseph Farrell MacDonald (June 6, 1875 – August 2, 1952) was an American character actor and director. He played supporting roles and occasional leads. MacDonald, who was sometimes billed as "John Farrell Macdonald", "J.F. Mcdonald" and "Joseph Farrell Macdonald" as well other variations, appeared as an actor in over 325 movies over a 41 year career from 1911 to 1951, and directed forty-four silent films from 1912 to 1917.

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Selected J. Farrell MacDonald film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

1992
Fonda on Fonda (TV Movie)
Actor in 'Slim'

1951
Mr. Simpson

1951
Husband

1951
Husband on Airplane

1951
Mr. Kroeger

1951
Pop Shannon

1950
Gilby - Pharmacist

1950
Sea Captain

1950
Ellis

1950
Mr. Lane

1950
Train Conductor

1950
Stage Co. Rep. Alvin

1949
Joe Partridge, the stagecoach driver

1949
Doorman

1949
Streets of San Francisco
Pop Lockhart

1949
Law of the Barbary Coast
Sergeant O'Leary

1948
Pops Murphy

1948
Cop

1948
Bailiff

1948
Stage Doorman

1948
Bill Baggs

1948
Doc Benson

1948
Police Sergeant

1948
Doc Cooper

1947
Policeman

1947
Desk sergeant

1947
Postmaster

1947
Thunder in the Valley
McPherson, Innkeeper

1947
Scotty MacKronish - Bus Driver

1946
O'Malley, Morgue Attendant

1946
House Owner

1946
Mac the Barman

1946
Jim, the Cook

1946
Long-Count Bowman

1945
Carney The Junkman

1945
Bank Guard

1945
Street vendor

1945
Capt. Angel

1945
Cabby with Katie

1945
The Sexton

1945
Stage Doorman at the Opera House

1945
Jury Foreman

1945
Policeman

1945
Sheriff

1944
Police Officer O'Shea

1944
Stage Doorman

1944
Train conductor

1944
The Priest

1944
Clancy, Policeman

1944
John Martindale

1944
Ladies of Washington
Watchman

1944
Shadow of Suspicion
Police Captain Mike Dolan

1943
Police Sergeant Flanagan

1943
Captain

1943
Bit Role

1943
Geoffrey MacCardle

1942
Police Capt. Mitchell

1942
Dr. Neville

1942
Port Captain

1942
Police Lt. 'Pete' Peterson

1942
Officer O'Donnell

1942
Private Snuffy Smith
General Rosewater

1942
Capt. Wade

1942
Police Sergeant Haggerty

1942
Police Captain

1941
RR Line Supt. Mulcahey

1941
Sourpuss Smithers

1941
Desk sergeant

1941
Dr. Ferguson

1941
Tim Casey

1941
Law of the Timber
Adams

1941
Jim Kerrigan

1940
Dave

1940
Bill Stillwell - Rancher

1940
Insp. Tim Ryan

1940
Jeff Chapman

1940
Jim Hadley

1940
Doctor Billar

1940
Friendly Neighbors
Sheiff Potts

1940
Prairie Law
Sheriff Jim Austin

1939
Doorman

1939
Patrick 'Pat' O'Hannegan

1939
Craig Dolan

1939
Police Chief

1939
Judge

1939
Capt. Hansen

1939
Captain of the Falcon

1939
Joe, Police Sergeant

1939
Wild Bill Coburn

1939
Sheriff J.J. Willoughby

1938
Little Orphan Annie
Pop Corrigan

1938
Charlie Wheeler

1938
CWO 'Sails' Quincannon

1938
Father Patrick Ryan

1938
Police Officer

1938
Dr. Thompson

1938
Warden

1938
Colonel Forbes

1938
Chief Reardon

1938
Coach Pearson

1938
My Old Kentucky Home
Mayor Jim Hopkins

1937
Captain of Ship

1937
Irish Laborer

1937
Proprietor

1937
Pop

1937
Policeman

1937
Courage of the West
Buck Saunders

1937
Bill 'One-Punch' Fagin

1937
'Doc' Howe

1937
Joe Holland

1937
County Fair
Calvin Williams, Julie's Father

1937
Major 'Hell's Bells' Rogers

1937
Andrew MacKinley

1936
'Brains'

1936
Windy McClain

1936
Michael Devlin

1936
Captain Timothy Harrigan

1936
Police Chief Bullock

1935
Hallohan

1935
Hobo aka Mr. Tramp

1935
Officer Murphy

1935
Inspector Sullivan

1935
Police Insp. Doremus

1935
Captain Jackson

1935
Prison Warden

1935
Harry Cromwell, City Editor

1935
Mr. Keefer

1935
Northern Frontier
Inspector

1935
Stormy
Trinidad Dorn

1935
Marshal Andy Jordan

1935
Applejack

1935
Capt. O'Brien

1935
Fighting Youth
Coach Parker

1935
Sheriff

1934
Shigley

1934
Train Engineer

1934
Kemp

1934
Man of Two Worlds
Michael

1934
Flannigan

1934
Bookmaker

1933
Patrick Shamus 'Pat' O'Connell

1933
Mulligan

1933
Henry 'Hank' Davidson

1933
Shuster

1933
The Warden

1933
Police Capt. Ed Kyne

1933
Grady

1933
Under Secret Orders
John Burke

1932
Pop Riley

1932
'Dickie' Collins

1932
Jim Baker, Railroad engineer

1932
Police Sergeant J.B. Antrim

1932
Police Capt. Ryan

1932
Mr. Davis

1932
Adam Naab

1932
Madame Racketeer
John Adams

1932
Probation
Uncle George, Judge Holman

1932
Treadway

1932
Stranger in Town
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1932
D.J. 'Smokey' Nolan

1932
State Coach

1932
Chief Sommers

1932
Hearts of Humanity
Tom O'Hara

1932
Hotel Continental
Detective Martin

1932
Pride of the Legion
Chief Scott

1932
Mr. Martin

1932
Hogan

1931
Peg-Leg

1931
MacGuire

1931
Ben Murdock

1931
Det. Sgt. Tom Polhaus

1931
Dan Lewis

1931
Jeff Cameron

1931
Big Bill

1931
Too Young to Marry
Rev. Stump

1931
Pop Evans

1931
The Stolen Jools (Short Film)
Policeman

1931
Timson, the butler

1931
Pop Stewart

1931
Buzzard

1930
Costello

1930
Rafferty

1930
O'Toole

1930
Colonel Graham

1929
Train Conductor

1929
Strong Boy
Angus McGregor

1929
Will Whitten

1929
The Painted Angel
Pa Hudler

1929
Hackett

1929
Masquerade
Joe Hickey

1928
The clown

1928
Patrick Murphy

1928
Stage passenger

1928
Jiggs

1928
James 'Aloysius' Riley

1928
The Cohens and the Kellys in Paris
Kelly

1928
None But the Brave
John Craig

1927
The Photographer

1927
Pug Malone

1927
The Cradle Snatchers
George Martin

1927
Ankles Preferred
McGuire

1927
Love Makes 'Em Wild
W. Barden

1927
Paid to Love
Peter Roberts

1926
Mike Costigan

1926
The Shamrock Handicap
Cornelius Emmet Sarsfield 'Con' O'Shea

1926
The Last Frontier
Wild Bill Hickok

1926
Benjamin Strong

1925
Kentucky Pride
Donovan

1925
Lightnin'
Judge Lemuel Townsend

1925
Thank You
Andy

1925
Jerry

1925
Let Women Alone
Commodore John Gordon

1924
Cpl. Casey

1924
Pete

1924
Duc de Moing

1924
'Chuck' Campbell

1924
Fair Week
Jasper Remus

1923
Drifting
Murphy

1923
Quicksands
Colonel Patterson

1923
Silas Martin

1922
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1922
Jim Frazer

1922
Amhad Beg - Prime Minister

1922
Sam Marcum

1922
Captain Gaskell

1922
Come on Over
Michael Morahan

1922
Over the Border
Peter Galbraith

1921
Mormon Peters

1921
The Freeze-Out
Bobtail McGuire

1921
Neuces River

1921
Riding with Death
Sheriff Pat Garrity

1921
Trailin'
Joseph Piotto

1920
Bullet Proof
Jim Boone

1920
Joe Alabam

1919
A Fight for Love
The Priest

1919
Tom Placer McGraw

1919
Riders of Vengeance
Buell

1919
Roped
Butler

1919
Molly of the Follies
Swannick

1919
This Hero Stuff
Softnose Smith

1918
Fair Enough
Chief of Police Morgan

1915
Rags
Paul Ferguson

1915
Col. Thorpe

1914
Kara, the Last Egyptian

1911
The Scarlet Letter (Short Film)
Undetermined Role

Director Credits

1917
Over the Fence (Short Film)
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1915
Lonesome Luke, Social Gangster (Short Film)
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1914
The Magic Cloak (Short Film)
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1914
-

1913
Rory o' the Bogs (Short Film)
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First NameJ
Middle NameFarrell
Last NameMacdonald
Full Name at BirthJoseph Farrell MacDonald
Age77 (age at death)
Date of BirthJune 6, 1875
BirthplaceWaterbury, Connecticut, USA
Date of DeathAugust 2, 1952
Location of DeathHollywood, CA
Cause of Deathnatural causes
Height5' 10" (178 cm)
BuildAverage
Star SignGemini
EthnicityWhite
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor, Film director, singer
Occupation CategoryActor
Other Family MembersLorna Macdonald (daughter)
Associated Peoplejohn ford

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