John Anderson

John Anderson

  • Born on
    • October 20th, 1922
  • Died on
    • August 7th, 1992
John Robert Anderson (October 20, 1922 – August 7, 1992) 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)).

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Acting (25 Credits)

1991In Broad Daylight as Wes Westerman
1991Daddy as George Watson
1988Eight Men Out as Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis
1986Never Too Young to Die as Arliss
1985North and South as William Hazard
1981Zoot Suit as Judge F.W. Charles
1980Out of the Blue as T.V. Interviewer
1980Smokey and the Bandit II as Governor
1973Executive Action as Halliday
1972Molly and Lawless John as Sheriff Marvin Parker
1970Soldier Blue as Col. Iverson
1970Cotton Comes to Harlem as Capt. Bryce
1969Heaven with a Gun as Ase Beck
1969The Great Bank Robbery as Mayor Kincaid
1969Young Billy Young as Boone
1968Day of the Evil Gun as Captain Jefferson Addis
19685 Card Stud as Marshal Dana
1967Welcome to Hard Times as Ezra Maple / Isaac Maple
1965The Hallelujah Trail as Sgt. Buell
1965The Satan Bug as Agent Reagan
1962Geronimo as Jeremiah Burns
1962Ride the High Country as Elder Hammond
1962Walk on the Wild Side as Preacher
1960Psycho as California Charlie
1959Last Train from Gun Hill as Salesman

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