Birth Name: James Gregory
Birth Place: New Rochelle, New York, USA
Death Place: Sedona, Arizona, USA
His film debut came in 1948 with "The Naked City," and Gregory spent the next two decades turning in memorable supporting roles, mostly in actioners, crime dramas and Westerns. His commanding sneer and razor-sharp voice gained him good roles in Michael Curtiz's crime drama "The Scarlet Hour" (1956), the rebellious youth film "The Young Stranger" (1957), the William Wyler oater "The Big Country" (1958), the political thriller "The Manchurian Candidate" (as a senator, 1962), "P.T. 109" (1963, as Kennedy's commander), the crime spoof "The Silencers" (1966), "Clambake" (1967, as Elvis Presley's dad), "Beneath the Planet of the Apes" (1970, unrecognizable beneath a rubber mask) and the Barbra Str...