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Joseph Crehan Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jul 12, 1886
  • Died: Apr 15, 1966

American actor Joseph Crehan bore an uncanny resemblance to Ulysses S. Grant and appeared as Grant in a number of historical features, notably [[Feature~V49411~They Died With Their Boots On~theydiedwiththeirbootson]] (1941) and [[Feature~V975~The Adventures of Mark Twain~theadventuresofmarktwain]] (1944). Appearing in hundreds of other films as well, the short, snappish actor's field-commander personality assured him authoritative roles as police chiefs, small-town mayors and newspaper editors. Because he never looked young, Joseph Crehan played essentially the same types of roles throughout his screen career, even up until 1961's [[Feature~V63796~Judgment at Nuremberg~judgmentatnuremberg]]. Perhaps Joseph Crehan's oddest appearance is in a film he never made; in [[Feature~V53850~West Side Story~westsidestory]] (1961), it is Crehan's face that appears on those ubiquitous political campaign posters in the opening Jets vs. Sharks sequences. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi