John Saxon

John Saxon

  • Born on
    • August 5th, 1935
  • Died on
    • July 25th, 2020
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Saxon (born Carmine Orrico; August 5, 1935 – July 25, 2020) was an American actor and martial artist who worked on more than 200 projects during a span of 60 years. Saxon is known for his work in Westerns and horror movies, often playing police officers and detectives. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Saxon studied acting with Stella Adler before beginning his career as a contract actor for Universal Pictures, playing in such movies as Rock, Pretty Baby (1956) and Portrait in Black (1961). During the 1970s and 1980s, he established himself as a character actor, frequently portraying law enforcement officials in horror movies such as Black Christmas (1974), Dario Argento's Tenebrae (1982), and A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). In addition to his roles in horror movies, Saxon co-starred with Bruce Lee in the martial arts movie Enter the Dragon (1973), and has supporting roles in the westerns Death of a Gunfighter (1969) and Joe Kidd (1972), as well as the adventure thriller Raid on Entebbe (1977). In the 1990s, Saxon occasionally appeared in movies, with small roles in Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994) and From Dusk till Dawn (1996). Saxon died of pneumonia in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on July 25, 2020.

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Acting (47 Credits)

2009War Wolves as Tony Ford
2006Pelts as Jeb 'Pa' Jameson
2006Trapped Ashes as Leo
1997Lancelot: Guardian of Time as WolvencroftWatch Free
1996From Dusk Till Dawn as FBI Agent
1994Beverly Hills Cop III as Orrin Sanderson
1992Hellmaster as Professor Jones
1992Animal Instincts as Otto Van Horne
1989My Mom's a Werewolf as Harry Thropen
1989Criminal Act as Herb TamplinWatch Free
1989Nightmare Beach as Strycher
1987A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors as Lieutenant Thompson
1986Hands of Steel as Francis Turner
1984A Nightmare on Elm Street as Lieutenant Thompson
1983Prisoners of the Lost Universe as Kleel
1982Tenebrae as Bullmer
1982Wrong Is Right as Homer Hubbard
1980Beyond Evil as Larry Andrews
1980Cannibals in the Streets as Norman Hopper
1980Battle Beyond the Stars as Sador
1980Blood Beach as Captain Pearson
1979Fast Company as Phil Adamson
1979The Electric Horseman as Hunt Sears
1978The Bees as John Norman
1978Shalimar as Colonel Columbus
1977The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist as Frank Di Maggio
1976Strange Shadows in an Empty Room as Sgt. Ned Matthews
1976Violent Naples as Francesco Capuano
1976Raid on Entebbe as Maj. Gen. Benny Peled
1975Mitchell as Walter Deaney
1974Planet Earth as Dylan Hunt
1974Black Christmas as Lieutenant Kenneth FullerWatch Free
1973Enter the Dragon as Roper
1972Joe Kidd as Luis Chama
1969Death of a Gunfighter as Lou Trinidad
1966Queen of Blood as Allan BrennerWatch Free
1966The Appaloosa as Chuy
1965Blood Beast from Outer Space as Dr. Jack Costain
1963The Evil Eye as Dr. Marcello Bassi
1963The Cardinal as Benny Rampell
1962War Hunt as Pvt. Raymond Endore
1962Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation as Byron Grant
1961Posse from Hell as Seymour Kern
1960The Unforgiven as Johnny Portugal
1960Portrait in Black as Blake Richards
1958The Reluctant Debutante as David
1954It Should Happen to You as Boy Watching Argument in Park (uncredited)

Himself (3 Credits)

2010Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy as Himself
2009How Bruce Lee Changed the World as Himself
1994New Nightmare as Himself / Donald Thompson


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