John Garfield

Actor / Character Actor | * 03/04/1913 († 39, 05/21/1952) | Manhattan, New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
John Garfield (born Jacob Julius Garfinkle; March 4, 1913 – May 21, 1952) was an American actor who played brooding, rebellious, working-class characters. He grew up in poverty in New York City. In the early 1930s, he became a member of the Group Theatre. In 1937, he moved to Hollywood, eventually becoming one of Warner Bros.' stars. He received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Four Daughters (1938) and Body and Soul (1947). Called to testify before the U.S. Congressional House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC), he denied communist affiliation and refused to "name names", effectively ending his film career. Some have alleged that the stress of this persecution led to his premature death at 39 from a heart attack. Garfield is acknowledged as a predecessor of such Method actors as Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, and James Dean. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for John Garfield

Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for Best Actor
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Movies with John Garfield as Actor(48)

as Self (archive footage)2023 Movie Tough Guys
as Self (archive footage)2013 Classic Movie Bloopers: Uncensored
as John 'Kit' McKittrick / Self (archive footage)2009 A War in Hollywood
as Nick Blake in Nobody Lives Forever (archive footage)2004 Los Angeles Plays Itself
as (archive footage)2003 The John Garfield Story
as Self (archive footage)1997 The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender
as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
as Nick Robey1951 He Ran All the Way
as Dan Butler1950 Under My Skin
as Harry Morgan1950 The Breaking Point
as Tony Fenner1949 We Were Strangers
as Loafer with Newspaper (uncredited)1949 Jigsaw
as Joe Morse1948 Force of Evil
as Charley Davis1947 Body and Soul
as Paul Boray1947 Humoresque
as Dave Goldman1947 Gentleman's Agreement
as Nick Blake1946 Nobody Lives Forever
as Frank Chambers1946 The Postman Always Rings Twice
as Albert Schmid1945 Pride of the Marines
as himself1944 Breakdowns of 1944
as Tom Prior1944 Between Two Worlds
as himself1944 Hollywood Canteen
as Wolf1943 Destination Tokyo
as himself1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
as Tail Gunner Joe Winocki1943 Air Force
as himself1943 Show-Business at War
as John 'Kit' McKittrick1943 The Fallen Sparrow
as Daniel Alvarez1942 Tortilla Flat
as himself1942 Breakdowns of 1942
as George Leach1941 The Sea Wolf
as Harold Goff1941 Out of the Fog
as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)1941 Breakdowns of 1941
as Dr. Michael 'Mike' Lewis1941 Dangerously They Live
as Joseph Enrico 'Joe' Lorenzo1940 East of the River
as Rims Rosson1940 Saturday's Children
as Tommy Gordon1940 Castle on the Hudson
as Johnny Blake1940 Flowing Gold
as Joe Bell1939 Dust Be My Destiny
as Tim Haydon1939 Blackwell's Island
as Gabriel Lopez1939 Daughters Courageous
as Mickey Borden1939 Four Wives
as Johnnie Bradfield, aka Jack Dorney1939 They Made Me a Criminal
as General Porfirio Diaz1939 Juarez
as Himself (uncredited)1938 Swingtime in the Movies
as Mickey Borden1938 Four Daughters

TV Shows/Series with John Garfield as Actor(1)

as himself1948 The Ed Sullivan Show

Movies with John Garfield as Crew(1)

Production/Producer1951 He Ran All the Way

Full Name: John Garfield
Born: Tuesday, 03/04 1913 (March) in Manhattan, New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Died: Wednesday, 05/21 1952 (May) in New York City (aged: 39)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Theodore Roosevelt High School
Employer: Warner Bros.
Children: Julie Garfield
Other names for John Garfield (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Jules Garfield"
"Jacob Garfinkle"
John Garfield frequently works together with these people:
Jack L. Warner (17x, Crew)
Perc Westmore (15x, Crew)
Leo F. Forbstein (12x, Crew)
Hal B. Wallis (11x, Crew)
Bette Davis (10x, Actress)
Claude Rains (10x, Actor)
Jack Mower (10x, Actor)
Humphrey Bogart (9x, Actor)
John Ridgely (8x, Actor)
George Tobias (8x, Actor)
Charles Sullivan (8x, Actor)
Jackie Gleason (7x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:109365, Added: 06/27/2018, Last updated: 02/12/2024