John Anderson

Birthday:
10/20/1922
Place of birth:
Clayton, Illinois, USA:
Biography:
A tall, sinewy, austere-looking character actor with silver hair, rugged features and a distinctive voice, John Robert Anderson appeared in hundreds of films and television episodes. Immensely versatile, he was at his best submerging himself in the role of historical figures (he impersonated Abraham Lincoln three times and twice baseball commissioner Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, men whom he strongly resembled). He was a familiar presence in westerns and science-fiction serials, usually as upstanding, dignified and generally benign citizens (a rare exception was his Ebonite interrogator in The Outer Limits (1963) episode "Nightmare"). He had a high opinion of Rod Serling and was proud to be featured in four episodes of The Twilight Zone (1959), most memorably as the tuxedo-clad angel Gabriel in "A Passage for Trumpet" (doing for Jack Klugman what Henry Travers did for James Stewart in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)).

Credits

Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone (1994)
as Virgil Earp (flashback sequence) (archive footage)
Bed of Lies (1992)
as Price Daniel, Sr.
Daddy (1991)
as George Watson
Babe Ruth (1991)
as Judge Landis
In Broad Daylight (1991)
as Wes Westerman
Deadly Innocents (1989)
as Gus
Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal (1989)
as George Dutton
Eight Men Out (1988)
as Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis
American Harvest (1987)
as Judge Meriweather
Scorpion (1986)
as Noel G. Koch
Never Too Young to Die (1986)
as Arliss
I-Man (1986)
as Holbrook
Sins of the Past (1984)
as Rev. Donald Randolph
Missing Children: A Mother's Story (1982)
as Stanley Willard
Zoot Suit (1981)
as Judge F.W. Charles
Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
as Governor
Out of the Blue (1980)
as T.V. Interviewer
In Search of Historic Jesus (1979)
as Caiaphas
The Deerslayer (1978)
as Hutter
Donner Pass: The Road to Survival (1978)
The Last Hurrah (1977)
as Amos Force
Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion (1977)
as Alexander Majors
The Lincoln Conspiracy (1977)
as Abraham Lincoln
Bridger (1976)
as President Andrew Jackson
The Specialist (1975)
as Pike Smith
The Dove (1974)
as Mike Turk
Smile Jenny, You're Dead (1974)
as Col. John Lockport
Heatwave! (1974)
as Toler
Executive Action (1973)
as Halliday
Il consigliori (1973)
as Don Vito Albanese
Call to Danger (1973)
Molly and Lawless John (1972)
as Sheriff Marvin Parker
The Stepmother (1972)
as Inspector Darnezi
The Animals (1971)
as Sheriff Allan Pierce
Man and Boy (1971)
as Stretch
Soldier Blue (1970)
as Col. Iverson
Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)
as Capt. Bryce
The Andersonville Trial (1970)
as Ambrose Spencer
Young Billy Young (1969)
as Boone
The Great Bank Robbery (1969)
as Mayor Kincaid
Heaven with a Gun (1969)
as Ase Beck
5 Card Stud (1968)
as Marshal Dana
A Man Called Gannon (1968)
as Capper
Day of the Evil Gun (1968)
as Captain Jefferson Addis
Welcome to Hard Times (1967)
as Ezra Maple / Isaac Maple
A Covenant with Death (1967)
as Dietrich
Namu, the Killer Whale (1966)
as Joe Clausen
Scalplock (1966)
as Burton Standish
The Hallelujah Trail (1965)
as Sgt. Buell
The Satan Bug (1965)
as Agent Reagan
For the Love of Willadean (1964)
as Farmer Wills
Ride the High Country (1962)
as Elder Hammond
Geronimo (1962)
as Jeremiah Burns
Walk on the Wild Side (1962)
as Preacher
Psycho (1960)
as California Charlie (uncredited)
Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)
as Salesman
The True Story of Lynn Stuart (1958)
as Doc (uncredited)

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