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John Crawford

Burly, handsome and rugged character actor John Crawford appeared in over 200 movies and TV shows combined in a career that spanned over 40 years, usually cast as tough and/or villainous characters. Crawford was born Cleve Richardson on September 13, 1920, in Colfax, Washington. He was discovered by a Warner Bros. scout while attending the University of Washington's School of Drama. Although he failed his screen test, Crawford nonetheless joined RKO as a laborer. He then got a job building sets at Circle Theater in Los Angeles, and eventually persuaded the producers to cast him in some of their plays. He was soon signed to Columbia Pictures to act in secondary roles in westerns. In the late 1950s he graduated to bigger parts in such films as Ordre de tuer  (1958), La clé (1958) and Un homme pour le bagne (1960), all of which were made in the UK. Crawford returned to America in the early 1960s and began a prolific career in both movies and TV series, up until 1986. His most memorable film roles include the ill-fated chief engineer inL'aventure du Poséidon (1972), the hearty Tom Iverson in La fugue (1975), the bumbling mayor of San Francisco in L'inspecteur ne renonce jamais (1976), hard-nosed police chief Buzz Cavanaugh in Un couple en fuite (1977) and amiable old mine hand Brian Deerling in The Boogens (1981). John had recurring parts as Sheriff Ep Bridges inLa famille des collines (1971) and Capt. Parks on Sergent Anderson (1974). Among the many TV shows he made guest appearances in are The Lone Ranger (1949), Superman(1952), Les espions (1965), La quatrième dimension (1959), Les incorruptibles (1959),La grande caravane (1957), Le fugitif (1963), Star Trek (1966), Perdus dans l'espace(1965), Bonanza (1959), Stalag 13 (1965), Mission impossible (1966), Gunsmoke(1955), Super Jaimie (1976), Dallas (1978) and Dynastie (1981). Crawford died at age 90 following complications from a stroke on September 21, 2010, in Thousand Oaks, California. He's survived by his ex-wife Ann Wakefield, four daughters and two grandchildren. - IMDb Mini Biography

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Sep 13, 1920 in Colfax - Washington - USA
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
Primul film:
In movie Sons of Adventure 1948-09-01
Ultimul film:
Serial Hardcastle and McCormick 1983-09-18
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of Spring Night, Summer Night
Poster of The Twilight Zone
Poster of Slaves of Babylon
Poster of The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd
Filme in care a jucat
Serial Hardcastle and McCormick Unknown 1983-09-18
Serial The Powers of Matthew Star General Tucker 1982-09-17
Serial Matt Houston Unknown 1982-09-26
Serial Knight Rider Unknown 1982-09-26
Serial Dynasty Unknown 1981-01-12
Film The Boogens Brian Deering 1981-09-25
Film Elvis and the Beauty Queen Vernon Presley 1981-03-01
Film Tilt Mickey 1979-04-01
Serial Trapper John, M.D. Unknown 1979-09-23
Film Hard Knocks Josh 1979-04-01
Serial Salvage 1 Unknown 1979-01-20
Film Dreamer Riverboat Captain 1979-04-27
Film Lawman Without a Gun Sgt. Hunt 1979-05-30
Film The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again Captain Sherick 1979-06-27
Serial The Incredible Hulk Unknown 1978-03-10
Film Outlaw Blues Buzz Cavenaugh 1977-07-15
Serial The Amazing Spider-Man Unknown 1977-04-19
Serial Eight Is Enough Unknown 1977-03-15
Film The Enforcer The Mayor 1976-12-20
Serial Charlie's Angels Unknown 1976-09-22
Serial How the West Was Won Unknown 1976-01-19
Serial The Bionic Woman Unknown 1976-01-14
Film Night Moves Tom Iverson 1975-06-11
Serial The Invisible Man Unknown 1975-05-06
Serial The Swiss Family Robinson Unknown 1975-09-14
Film Guilty or Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case Fred Stoner 1975-11-17
Film The Towering Inferno Callahan 1974-12-14
Serial Police Woman Unknown 1974-09-13
Serial Harry O Unknown 1974-09-12
Serial Little House on the Prairie Unknown 1974-09-11
Serial Rhoda Unknown 1974-09-09
Serial Petrocelli Unknown 1974-03-16
Film Message to My Daughter Abortionist 1973-12-13
Serial Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Film The Severed Arm Doctor Sanders 1973-01-01
Film J.W. Coop Rancher 1972-01-01
Film The Poseidon Adventure Chief Engineer 1972-12-01
Serial The Waltons Sheriff Ep Bridges 1972-09-14
Serial The Bob Newhart Show Unknown 1972-09-16
Film The Ravine Captain Keller 1969-11-07
Serial Land of the Giants Unknown 1968-09-22
Serial Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Serial The Guns of Will Sonnett Unknown 1967-09-08
Serial Hondo Unknown 1967-09-08
Film Spring Night, Summer Night Virgil 1967-06-01
Film Return of the Gunfighter Butch Cassidy 1967-01-29
Film Duel at Diablo Clay Dean 1966-06-15
Serial Batman Unknown 1966-01-12
Serial Star Trek Unknown 1966-09-08
Serial Time Tunnel Unknown 1966-09-09
Serial Tarzan Unknown 1966-09-08
Serial The Wild Wild West Unknown 1965-09-17
Serial Hogan's Heroes Unknown 1965-09-17
Serial The Big Valley Unknown 1965-09-15
Serial Lost in Space Unknown 1965-09-15
Film I Saw What You Did State Trooper 1965-07-21
Film The Greatest Story Ever Told Alexander 1965-02-15
Serial Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Serial Another World 1964-05-04
Film The Americanization of Emily Chief Petty Officer Paul Adams 1964-10-27
Serial Profiles in Courage Unknown 1964-11-08
Serial My Favorite Martian Unknown 1963-09-29
Serial The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Film Jason and the Argonauts Polydeuces (uncredited) 1963-06-19
Serial Combat! Unknown 1962-10-02
Serial Danger Man Unknown 1960-09-11
Film Hell Is a City Don Starling 1960-04-10
Film Exodus Capt. Hank Schlosberg 1960-03-27
Film The Impersonator Sgt. Jimmy Bradford 1960-01-01
Film Solomon and Sheba Joab 1959-12-25
Serial The Twilight Zone Unknown 1959-10-02
Serial 13 Demon Street 1959-01-01
Film The Key American Captain 1958-05-28
Film Floods of Fear Jack Murphy 1958-11-18
Film Intent to Kill Boyd 1958-07-16
Serial State Trooper Unknown 1956-09-25
Serial Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Serial The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Unknown 1954-10-15
Film Battle of Rogue River Capt. Richard Hillman 1954-06-15
Film Secret of Outlaw Flats King Bradshaw 1953-11-15
Film Slaves of Babylon Avil 1953-10-21
Film The Big Heat Al - Bannion's Brother-in-Law (uncredited) 1953-10-14
Film The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd Captain Kidd 1953-09-17
Film Serpent of the Nile Captain Domitius 1953-05-08
Film Marshal of Cedar Rock Chris Peters - Henchman 1953-02-01
Film Old Oklahoma Plains Chuck Ramsey 1952-07-25
Film Zombies of the Stratosphere Roth 1952-07-16
Film Blackhawk Chuck 1952-07-24
Serial Adventures of Superman Unknown 1952-09-19
Serial Hopalong Cassidy Unknown 1952-09-19
Film Son of Geronimo Ace Devlin [Chs.1-9] 1952-11-06
Film A Star Shall Rise Gaspar 1952-12-25
Film Northwest Territory LeBeau 1951-12-09
Film Raton Pass Sam 1951-04-07
Serial The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show Unknown 1950-10-12
Film Lonely Heart Bandits Stevedore 1950-08-29
Film The Invisible Monster Harris 1950-05-10
Film Ghost of Zorro Agent Mulvaney - Ch. 3, 4 1949-03-24
Film Radar Patrol vs. Spy King Sands 1949-01-01
Film Adventures of Frank and Jesse James Amos Ramsey 1948-10-30
Film Sons of Adventure George Norton - Cameraman 1948-09-01