Joe Sawyer

Actor, Soundtrack, Writer

Actor, Soundtrack, Writer


Joe Sawyer's familiar mug appeared everywhere during the 1930s and 1940s, particularly as a stock player for Warner Bros. in its more standard college musicals, comedies and crime yarns. He could play both sides of the fence, street cops and mob gunmen, with equal ease. He was born Joseph Sauers in Guelph, Canada, on August 29, 1906, and ...
Birth date
1906-08-29
Death date
1982-04-21

Known For


The Petrified Forest
The Petrified Forest
Jackie (1936)
Gilda
Gilda
Casey (1946)
The Killing
The Killing
Mike O'Reilly (1956)
The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath
Keene Ranch Foreman (1940)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActorHow the West Was Won
Riverboat Officer (uncredited)
1962
ActorEverglades
(TV Series) Marco Collins - Flight at Boca Chico (1961) ... Marco Collins (as Joseph Sawyer)
1961
ActorSurfside 6
(TV Series) Leon Huff - Inside Job (1961) ... Leon Huff
1961
ActorBat Masterson
(TV Series) - End of the Line (1961) ... (credit only)
1961
ActorLock Up
(TV Series) Sgt. McEvoy - His Brother's Keeper (1961) ... Sgt. McEvoy
1961
ActorHarrigan and Son
(TV Series) Matt Collins - Pipes Are Pipes (1960) ... Matt Collins
1960
ActorNorth to Alaska
Land Commissioner
1960
ActorMaisie
(TV Short) Master Sergeant Blackenhorn
1960
ActorPeter Gunn
(TV Series) Sam Granger - The Briefcase (1959) ... Sam Granger
1959
ActorSugarfoot
(TV Series) Fighting Sam Brown - Apollo with a Gun (1959) ... Fighting Sam Brown
1959
ActorMaverick
(TV Series) Sgt. Schumacher - Trooper Maverick (1959) ... Sgt. Schumacher
1959
ActorThe Adventures of Rin Tin Tin
(TV Series) Sgt. Biff O'Hara - The Luck of O'Hara (1959) ... Sgt. Biff O'Hara - Pillajohn's Progress (1959) ... Sgt. Biff O'Hara - The Accusation (1959) ... Sgt. Biff O'Hara - Stagecoach to Phoenix (1959) ... Sgt. Biff O'Hara - Ol' Betsy (1959) ... Sgt. Biff O'Hara Show all 96 episodes
1954-1959
ActorFrontier Doctor
(TV Series) Butch Cassidy - The Outlaw Legion (1958) ... Butch Cassidy
1958
ActorThe Challenge of Rin Tin Tin
Sgt. 'Biff' O'Hara
1958
ActorThe Killing
Mike O'Reilly
1956
ActorThe Kettles in the Ozarks
Bancroft Baines
1956
ActorBotsford's Beanery
(TV Movie) Gambler
1955
ActorAdventures of the Falcon
(TV Series) Harry Gault - The Reckoning (1954) ... Harry Gault
1954
ActorIt's a Great Life
(TV Series) Motorcycle Cop - The Driver's License (1954) ... Motorcycle Cop
1954
ActorThe Halls of Ivy
(TV Series) - Professor Hall's Baby (1954)
1954
ActorJohnny Dark
Carl Svenson (as Joseph Sawyer)
1954
ActorStories of the Century
(TV Series) Butch Cassidy - The Wild Bunch of Wyoming (1954) ... Butch Cassidy
1954
ActorRiding Shotgun
Tom Biggert
1954
ActorThe Abbott and Costello Show
(TV Series) Chopper - Public Enemies (1954) ... Chopper
1954
ActorTaza, Son of Cochise
Sgt. Hamma
1954
ActorThe Ford Television Theatre
(TV Series) Joey Uptown - For the Love of Kitty (1954) ... Joey Uptown
1954
ActorRacket Squad
(TV Series) Sgt. Gunner McGurn - Phony Photo Contest (1953) - Beauty for Hire (1952) ... Sgt. Gunner McGurn
1952-1953
ActorIt Came from Outer Space
Frank Daylon
1953
ActorMr. Walkie Talkie
Sgt. William Ames
1952
ActorDeadline - U.S.A.
Whitey Franks (uncredited)
1952
ActorRed Skies of Montana
R.A. (Pop) Miller
1952
ActorIndian Uprising
Sgt. Maj. Phineas T. Keogh
1952
ActorAs You Were
Sgt. Ames
1951
ActorComin' Round the Mountain
Kalem McCoy
1951
ActorThe Pride of Maryland
Knuckles
1951
ActorThe Flying Missile
Quartermaster 'Fuss' Payne
1950
ActorCurtain Call at Cactus Creek
Jake
1950
ActorOperation Haylift
George Swallow
1950
ActorBlondie's Hero
Sgt. Gateson
1950
ActorThe Traveling Saleswoman
Cactus Jack
1950
ActorAnd Baby Makes Three
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
1949
ActorDeputy Marshal
Eli Cressett / Colt Redwood
1949
ActorKazan
Sandz Jepson
1949
ActorStagecoach Kid
Thatcher
1949
ActorThe Gay Amigo
Sergeant McNulty
1949
ActorTucson
Tod Bryant
1949
ActorThe Lucky Stiff
Tony
1949
ActorThe Untamed Breed
Hoy Keegan
1948
ActorFighting Back
Police Sgt. Scudder
1948
ActorCoroner Creek
Frank Yordy
1948
ActorFighting Father Dunne
Steve Davis
1948
ActorHalf Past Midnight
Det. Lt. Joe Nash
1948
ActorHere Comes Trouble
Officer Ames
1948
ActorIf You Knew Susie
Zero Zantini
1948
ActorA Double Life
Ray Bonner
1947
ActorBig Town After Dark
Monk
1947
ActorRoses Are Red
Police Lt. Rocky Wall
1947
ActorChristmas Eve
Private Detective Gimlet
1947
ActorG.I. War Brides
Sgt. Frank Moraski (as Joseph Sawyer)
1946
ActorInside Job
Police Capt. Thomas
1946
ActorThe Runaround
Hutchins
1946
ActorJoe Palooka, Champ
Lefty
1946
ActorGilda
Casey
1946
ActorDeadline at Dawn
Babe Dooley
1946
ActorThe Naughty Nineties
Bailey
1945
ActorBrewster's Millions
Hacky Smith
1945
ActorHigh Powered
Spike Kenny (as Joseph Sawyer)
1945
ActorThe Singing Sheriff
Squint
1944
ActorRaiders of Ghost City
Idaho Jones
1944
ActorSouth of Dixie
Ernest Hatcher
1944
ActorHey, Rookie
Sergeant
1944
ActorMoon Over Las Vegas
Joe
1944
ActorTornado
Charlie Boswell
1943
ActorTarzan's Desert Mystery
Karl Straeder
1943
ActorSleepy Lagoon
Lumpy
1943
ActorLet's Face It
Sergeant Wiggins
1943
ActorYanks Ahoy
Sgt. Ames
1943
ActorAlaska Highway
Roughhouse
1943
ActorHit the Ice
Buster (as Joseph Sawyer)
1943
ActorCowboy in Manhattan
Louie
1943
ActorBuckskin Frontier
Brannigan
1943
ActorTaxi, Mister
Eddie Corbett
1943
ActorPrairie Chickens
Albertson
1943
ActorThe Outlaw
Charley Woodruff
1943
ActorThe McGuerins from Brooklyn
Eddie Corbett (as Joseph Sawyer)
1942
ActorFall In
Sgt. William Ames
1942
ActorWrecking Crew
Fred Bunce
1942
ActorA Letter from Bataan
(Short) Roy - John's Brother-in-Law
1942
ActorAbout Face
(Short) Sgt. William Ames
1942
ActorSundown Jim
Ben Moffitt (as Joseph Sawyer)
1942
ActorBrooklyn Orchid
Eddie Corbett
1942
ActorHay Foot
Sergeant Ames
1942
ActorYou're in the Army Now
Sergeant Madden (as Joseph Sawyer)
1941
ActorThey Died with Their Boots On
Sgt. Doolittle (as Joseph Sawyer)
1941
ActorSwamp Water
Hardy Ragan (as Joseph Sawyer)
1941
ActorDown Mexico Way
Allen
1941
ActorLast of the Duanes
Bull Lossomer (as Joseph Sawyer)
1941
ActorTanks a Million
Sgt. William Ames
1941
ActorBelle Starr
John Cole (as Joseph Sawyer)
1941
ActorDown in San Diego
Dutch
1941
ActorSergeant York
Sgt. Early (as Joseph Sawyer)
1941
ActorThe Lady from Cheyenne
Sheriff 'Noisy' Burkett, Henchman (uncredited)
1941
ActorSanta Fe Trail
Kitzmiller
1940
ActorThe Border Legion
Jim Gulden (as Joseph Sawyer)
1940
ActorMelody Ranch
Jasper Wildhack (as Joseph Sawyer)
1940
ActorThe Long Voyage Home
Davis (as Joseph Sawyer)
1940
ActorWildcat Bus
Burke (as Joseph Sawyer)
1940
ActorLucky Cisco Kid
Bill Stevens
1940
ActorKing of the Lumberjacks
Jigger, a Lumberjack
1940
ActorDark Command
Bushropp (as Joseph Sawyer)
1940
ActorWomen Without Names
Principal Keeper Grimley (uncredited)
1940
ActorThe House Across the Bay
Charley (as Joseph Sawyer)
1940
ActorHoneymoon Deferred
Detective James
1940
ActorThe Grapes of Wrath
Keene Ranch Foreman (as Joseph Sawyer)
1940
ActorMan from Montreal
Biff Anders (as Joseph Sawyer)
1939
ActorThe Roaring Twenties
The Sergeant - Pete Jones
1939
ActorSabotage
Gardner
1939
ActorRio
Prison Guard (uncredited)
1939
ActorI Stole a Million
Billings (as Joseph Sawyer)
1939
ActorFrontier Marshal
Curley Bill
1939
ActorInside Information
Detective Grazzi (as Joseph Sawyer)
1939
ActorConfessions of a Nazi Spy
Werner Renz
1939
ActorUnion Pacific
Shamus (uncredited)
1939
ActorThe Lady and the Mob
Blinky Mack (as Joseph Sawyer)
1939
ActorYou Can't Get Away with Murder
Red
1939
ActorMy Son Is a Criminal
Policeman (uncredited)
1939
ActorGambling Ship
Tony Garzoni (as Joseph Sawyer)
1938
ActorHeart of the North
Red Crocker
1938
ActorAlways in Trouble
Buster Mussendorfer
1938
ActorThe Storm
Kelly - Wireless Operator (as Joseph Sawyer)
1938
ActorPassport Husband
Duke Selton (as Joseph Sawyer)
1938
ActorStolen Heaven
Bako
1938
ActorTarzan's Revenge
Olaf Punch (as Joseph Sawyer)
1938
ActorBehind the Criminal
(Short) Red Manders
1937
ActorThe Lady Fights Back
Swede Jannsen
1937
ActorReported Missing!
'Brad' Martin (as Joseph Sawyer)
1937
ActorA Dangerous Adventure
Dutch
1937
ActorMidnight Madonna
Wolfe
1937
ActorSlim
Wilcox (as Joseph Sawyer)
1937
ActorSan Quentin
'Sailor Boy' Hansen (as Joseph Sawyer)
1937
ActorThey Gave Him a Gun
Doyle - Gangster (uncredited)
1937
ActorMotor Madness
Steve Dolan (as Joseph Sawyer)
1937
ActorNavy Blues
Chips (as Joseph Sawyer)
1937
ActorBlack Legion
Cliff Moore (as Joseph Sawyer)
1937
ActorGreat Guy
Burton
1936
ActorThe Accusing Finger
Father Reed - the Priest (as Joseph Sawyer)
1936
ActorRose Bowl
Announcer (uncredited)
1936
ActorTwo in a Crowd
Bonelli's Henchman
1936
ActorMurder with Pictures
Inspector Bacon (as Joseph Sawyer)
1936
ActorCrash Donovan
Henchman (uncredited)
1936
ActorA Son Comes Home
First Truck Driver (uncredited)
1936
ActorHigh Tension
Terry Madden
1936
ActorAnd Sudden Death
Police Sgt. Sanborn (as Joseph Sawyer)
1936
ActorSpecial Investigator
Jim 'Jimmy' Plummer (as Joseph Sawyer)
1936
ActorBig Brown Eyes
Jack Sully
1936
ActorPride of the Marines
Tennessee (as Joseph Sawyer)
1936
ActorThe Country Doctor
Joe - Logger Lifting Log (uncredited)
1936
ActorThe Walking Dead
Trigger Smith (as Joseph Sawyer)
1936
ActorThe Leathernecks Have Landed
Sgt. Regan (as Joseph Sawyer)
1936
ActorThe Petrified Forest
Jackie (as Joseph Sawyer)
1936
ActorFreshman Love
Coach Kendall (as Joseph Sawyer)
1936
ActorMan of Iron
Crawford (as Joseph Sawyer)
1935
ActorFrisco Kid
Slugs Crippen (as Joseph Sawyer)
1935
ActorI Found Stella Parish
Chuck (as Joseph Sawyer)
1935
ActorMoonlight on the Prairie
Luke Thomas
1935
ActorSpecial Agent
Ned Rich (as Joseph Sauers)
1935
ActorLittle Big Shot
Doré's Henchman (as Joseph Sauers)
1935
ActorMan on the Flying Trapeze
Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
1935
ActorBroadway Gondolier
'Red' (as Joseph Sauers)
1935
ActorThe Arizonian
Henchman Keeler (as Joseph Sauers)
1935
ActorThe Informer
Barty Mulholland (as Joseph Sauers)
1935
ActorAir Hawks
Henchman (uncredited)
1935
ActorEight Bells
Gates (uncredited)
1935
ActorCar 99
Whitey (as Joe Sauers)
1935
ActorThe Whole Town's Talking
Nick - Mannion's Henchman (uncredited)
1935
ActorSequoia
Forest Ranger (uncredited)
1934
ActorThe Band Plays On
Mr. Thomas (as Joseph Sauers)
1934
ActorThe Westerner
Bob Lockhart (as Joseph Sauers)
1934
ActorBehold My Wife!
Morton (uncredited)
1934
ActorCollege Rhythm
Spud Miller (uncredited)
1934
ActorThe Prescott Kid
Marshal Willoughby (as Joseph Sauers)
1934
ActorGridiron Flash
Coach Eversmith (as Joseph Sauers)
1934
ActorAgainst the Law
McManus (uncredited)
1934
ActorThe Case of the Howling Dog
Carl Trask (uncredited)
1934
ActorDeath on the Diamond
Spencer (as Joe Sauers)
1934
ActorThe Notorious Sophie Lang
Building Guard (uncredited)
1934
ActorStamboul Quest
Soldier Escorting Doktor (uncredited)
1934
ActorSing and Like It
Gunner - Hood (as Joseph Sauers)
1934
ActorLooking for Trouble
Henchman Max Stanley (as Joseph Sauers)
1934
ActorWharf Angel
Sailor on 'The Coyote' (uncredited)
1934
ActorJimmy the Gent
Mike (uncredited)
1934
ActorSon of a Sailor
Slug (uncredited)
1933
ActorJimmy and Sally
Slug Morgan (uncredited)
1933
ActorBlood Money
Red (uncredited)
1933
ActorEskimo
Sergeant Hunt (uncredited)
1933
ActorCollege Coach
Holcomb (as Joe Sauers)
1933
ActorAce of Aces
Capt. Daly (as Joe Sauers)
1933
ActorSaturday's Millions
Coach (as Joe Sauers)
1933
ActorGolden Harvest
Farmhand (uncredited)
1933
ActorThree Cornered Moon
Swimming Pool Instructor (uncredited)
1933
ActorThe Stranger's Return
Farmhand (uncredited)
1933
ActorCollege Humor
Tex Roust (as Joseph Sawyer)
1933
ActorHold Your Man
Policeman at Reformatory (uncredited)
1933
ActorOlsen's Big Moment
'Dapper' Danny Reynolds (as Joe Sauer)
1933
ActorForgotten Commandments
Ivan Ivanovitch Petroff (uncredited)
1932
ActorHuddle
Slater (as Joe Sauers)
1932
ActorYoung Bride
Library Patron Seeking Aphrodite (uncredited)
1932
ActorShopworn
Construction Camp Worker (uncredited)
1932
ActorArsène Lupin
Leroux (uncredited)
1932
ActorMaker of Men
Bennett the Monroe Coach (uncredited)
1931
ActorSurrender
Sergeant Muller (as Joseph Sauers)
1931
ActorNew Adventures of Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford
Willis the Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
1931
ActorThe Public Enemy
Pool player (uncredited)
1931
ActorCampus Sweethearts
(Short)
1930
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackBrewster's Millions
(performer: "The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)" - uncredited)
1945
SoundtrackMelody Ranch
(performer: "Back to the City Again" (1940), "What Are Cowboys Made Of" (1940) - uncredited)
1940
SoundtrackHuddle
("Boola Boola" (1900), uncredited)
1932
RoleTitleYear
WriterOperation Haylift1950
RoleTitleYear
ProducerOperation Haylift
(producer)
1950
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageThe Universe According to Universal
(Video documentary short) Frank Daylon (uncredited)
2002
Archive footageTheremin: An Electronic Odyssey
(Documentary) Actor in 'It Came From Outer Space' Clip (uncredited)
1993
Archive footageLegends of the West
(Documentary) Actor in 'Frontier Marshal' (uncredited)
1992
Archive footageThe Great Indian Wars 1840-1890
(Documentary) Sgt. Major (uncredited)
1991
Archive footageRin-Tin-Tin: Hero of the West
(Video)
1991
Archive footageJack Arnold erzählt
(TV Series documentary) Frank Daylon - Gefahr aus dem Weltall (1983) ... Frank Daylon (uncredited)
1983
Archive footageTwo Knights from Brooklyn
Eddie Corbett (as Joseph Sawyer)
1949