Joe Sawyer

Joe Sawyer

  • Born on
    • August 29th, 1906
  • Died on
    • April 21st, 1982
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Joe Sawyer (born Joseph Sauers, August 29, 1906 – April 21, 1982) was a Canadian film actor. He appeared in more than 200 films between 1927 and 1962, and was sometimes billed under his birth name. He was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Sawyer gained acting experience in the Pasadena Playhouse. Popular roles that he portrayed included Sergeant Biff O'Hara in the Rin Tin Tin television program, a film, and on radio. On Stories of the Century in 1954, he portrayed Butch Cassidy, a role which he repeated in the 1958 episode "The Outlaw Legion" of the syndicated western series Frontier Doctor starring Rex Allen, with Doris Singleton and Michael Ansara as fellow guest stars. Sawyer also appeared on ABC's, Maverick, Sugarfoot, Peter Gunn, and Surfside 6 as well as NBC's Bat Masterson. Sawyer died April 21, 1982, in Ashland, Oregon from liver cancer. He was 75. His interment was in Oregon.

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Acting (49 Credits)

1960North to Alaska as Land Commissioner
1956The Killing as Mike O'Reilly
1954Riding Shotgun as Tom Biggert
1954Taza, Son of Cochise as Sgt. Hamma
1954The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin
1953It Came from Outer Space as Frank Daylon
1952Deadline - U.S.A. as Whitey Franks (uncredited)
1951Comin' Round the Mountain as Kalem McCoy
1948Coroner Creek as Frank Yordy
1947Big Town After Dark as Monk
1947A Double Life as Pete Bonner
1947Christmas Eve as Private Detective
1946Gilda as Casey
1946Deadline at Dawn as Babe Dooley
1945The Naughty Nineties as Bailey
1945Brewster's Millions as Hacky Smith
1943Tarzan's Desert Mystery as Karl Straeder
1943The Outlaw as Charley Woodruff
1943Hit the Ice as Buster - Silky's Henchman
1941Down Mexico Way as Allen
1941Belle Starr as John Cole
1941Swamp Water as Hardy Ragan
1941They Died with Their Boots on as Sgt. Doolittle
1941Sergeant York as Sergeant Early
1940Dark Command as Bushropp
1940The Long Voyage Home as Davis
1940The House Across the Bay as Charlie
1940Santa Fe Trail as Kitzmiller
1940The Grapes of Wrath as Bookkeeper
1939You Can't Get Away with Murder as Red
1939The Roaring Twenties as The Sergeant
1939Confessions of a Nazi Spy as Werner Renz
1939Frontier Marshal as Curley Bill
1939Union Pacific as Shamus (uncredited)
1938Tarzan's Revenge as Olaf Punch
1937San Quentin as 'Sailor Boy' Hansen
1937Black Legion as Cliff Moore
1936Big Brown Eyes as Jack Sully
1936The Petrified Forest as Jackie
1936Great Guy as Joe Burton
1936The Walking Dead as 'Trigger' Smith
1935The Informer as Bartly Mulholland
1935Special Agent as Rich - Chief Henchman
1935Frisco Kid as Slugs Crippen
1935The Whole Town's Talking as Mannion's Thug (uncredited)
1934Jimmy the Gent as Mike (uncredited)
1934The Case of the Howling Dog as Carl Trask (uncredited)
1932Arsène Lupin as Leroux
1931The Public Enemy as Pool Player (uncredited)


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