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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

Sep 13, 1920 In Colfax - Washington - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
Pierwszy Pojawił:
In the series Ford Theatre 1948-10-17
Najnowszy projekt:
Seria 13 Demon Street 2016
Known For
Poster of The Tony Randall Show
Poster of Profiles in Courage
Poster of My Favorite Martian
Poster of The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin
Seria 13 Demon Street Unknown 2016
Seria The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Seria Hardcastle and McCormick Unknown 1983-09-18
Seria Knight Rider Unknown 1982-09-26
Seria The Powers of Matthew Star 1982-09-17
Seria Matt Houston Unknown 1982-09-26
Seria Dynasty Unknown 1981-01-12
Film The Boogens Brian Deering 1981-09-25
Seria Friends Unknown 1979-03-25
Seria Salvage 1 Unknown 1979-01-20
Film Hard Knocks Josh 1979-04-01
Film Tilt Mickey 1979-04-01
Seria Trapper John, M.D. Unknown 1979-09-23
Film The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again Captain Sherick 1979-06-27
Seria The Incredible Hulk Unknown 1978-03-10
Seria Kaz Unknown 1978-09-10
Seria Eight Is Enough Unknown 1977-03-15
Film Outlaw Blues Buzz Cavenaugh 1977-07-15
Seria The Amazing Spider-Man Unknown 1977-04-19
Seria The Bionic Woman Unknown 1976-01-14
Seria How the West Was Won Unknown 1976-01-19
Seria The Tony Randall Show Unknown 1976-09-23
Seria Aniołki Charliego Unknown 1976-03-21
Film Strażnik prawa The Mayor 1976-12-21
Seria The Invisible Man Unknown 1975-05-06
Film W mroku nocy Tom Iverson 1975-06-11
Seria The Swiss Family Robinson Unknown 1975-09-14
Seria Bronk Unknown 1975-09-21
Seria Rhoda Unknown 1974-09-09
Seria Petrocelli Unknown 1974-09-11
Seria The Little House on the Prairie Unknown 1974-09-11
Seria Harry O Unknown 1974-09-12
Seria Police Woman Unknown 1974-09-13
Film The Severed Arm Doctor Sanders 1973-01-01
Film Message to My Daughter Abortionist 1973-12-13
Seria Police Story Unknown 1973-09-25
Seria The Waltons Unknown 1972-09-14
Film Tragedia Posejdona Chief Engineer 1972-12-01
Seria The Bob Newhart Show Unknown 1972-09-16
Film La cattura Captain Keller 1969-11-07
Seria Land of the Giants Unknown 1968-09-22
Seria The Guns of Will Sonnett Unknown 1967-09-08
Seria Hondo Unknown 1967-09-08
Seria Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Seria Batman zbawia świat Unknown 1966-01-12
Film Duel at Diablo Clay Dean 1966-06-15
Seria Tarzan Unknown 1966-09-08
Seria The Time Tunnel Unknown 1966-09-09
Seria Star Trek Unknown 1966-09-08
Seria The Big Valley Unknown 1965-09-15
Seria Lost in Space Unknown 1965-09-15
Film The Greatest Story Ever Told Alexander 1965-02-15
Seria The Wild Wild West Unknown 1965-09-17
Seria Hogan's Heroes Unknown 1965-09-17
Seria Another World 1964-05-04
Seria Profiles in Courage Unknown 1964-11-08
Seria Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Seria The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Seria Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Seria My Favorite Martian Unknown 1963-09-29
Seria Combat! Unknown 1962-10-02
Film The Impersonator Sgt. Jimmy Bradford 1960-01-01
Seria Danger Man Unknown 1960-09-11
Film Hell Is a City Don Starling 1960-04-10
Seria The Twilight Zone Unknown 1959-10-02
Film Solomon and Sheba Joab 1959-12-25
Film Intent to Kill Boyd 1958-07-16
Seria Trackdown Unknown 1957-10-04
Seria Telephone Time Unknown 1956-04-08
Seria State Trooper Unknown 1956-09-25
Seria Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Film Battle of Rogue River Capt. Richard Hillman 1954-06-15
Seria The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Unknown 1954-10-15
Film The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd Captain Kidd 1953-09-17
Film Serpent of the Nile Captain Domitius 1953-05-08
Film The Big Heat Al - Bannion's Brother-in-Law (uncredited) 1953-10-14
Film Slaves of Babylon Avil 1953-10-21
Seria Hopalong Cassidy Unknown 1952-09-19
Film A Star Shall Rise Gaspar 1952-12-25
Seria Adventures of Superman Unknown 1952-09-19
Film Raton Pass Sam 1951-04-07
Seria The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Unknown 1951-04-15
Seria The Adventures of Boston Blackie Unknown 1951-09-08
Film The Invisible Monster Harris 1950-05-10
Film Lonely Heart Bandits Stevedore 1950-08-29
Seria The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show Unknown 1950-10-12
Seria Ford Theatre Unknown 1948-10-17
Film Adventures of Frank and Jesse James Amos Ramsey 1948-10-30