Birth Date: January 21, 1897
Birth Place: New York, New York, USA
Also Credited as: Carroll Naish
Date of Death: January 24, 1973 / Age: 76
Location of Death: La Jolla, California, USA
Cause of Death: emphysema
Biography: J. Carrol Naish or Joseph Patrick Carrol Naish (January 21, 1897 - January 24, 1973) was an American actor born in New York City, New York.
He appeared on stage for several years before he began his film career. He was of Irish descent, but he never used his dialect skills to play Irishmen, instead portraying a myriad of other ethnic groups on-screen: Latino, Native American, African American, East Asian, Polynesian, Middle Eastern/North African, South Asian, Eastern European and Mediterranean. Besides his film roles, he appeared on the television screen often later is his career. For his contribution to the television industry, J. Carrol Naish has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6145 Hollywood Blvd.
He was twice nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, the first for his role in the 1943 film, Sahara then for his performance in the 1945 film, A Medal for Benny for which he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture.
He was married to actress Gladys Hearney.
Naish died in La Jolla, California and was interred in the Calvary Cemetery, East Los Angeles.