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John Anderson

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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Born:
Oct 20, 1922 In Clayton, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
106
First Appeared:
In the series Lassie 1954-09-12
Latest Project:
Movie Let's Not Panic 2015-04-17
Known For

John Anderson Movies Filmography

Movie
Let's Not Panic
Dr. Randan 2015-04-17
Movie
Come Down Molly
2015-04-16
Movie
Ratter
Kent 2015-01-24
Movie
Preoccupied
Christian 2014-05-31
Movie
The Lancaster at War
Blenheim Radar Operator 2009-07-25
Series
Gladiators
Referee 2008-05-11
Movie
Life After People
Himself 2008-01-21
Movie
The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico
Blues Musician 2005-01-01
Movie
Jailbait!
Reporter #3 2000-04-16
Movie
Bed of Lies
1992-01-20
Movie
Daddy
George Watson 1991-10-23
Movie
Babe Ruth
Judge Landis 1991-10-01
Movie
Deadly Innocents
Gus 1989-06-01
Series
Quantum Leap
Unknown 1989-03-26
Movie
Eight Men Out
Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis 1988-09-02
Series
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Kevin Uxbridge 1987-09-28
Movie
American Harvest
Judge Meriweather 1987-01-16
Movie
Never Too Young to Die
Arliss 1986-06-13
Movie
I-Man
Holbrook 1986-04-06
Series
Matlock
Unknown 1986-03-03
Series
North and South
1985-11-03
Series
MacGyver
Unknown 1985-09-29
Series
Hunter
Unknown 1984-09-18
Movie
Sins of the Past
Rev. Donald Randolph 1984-04-02
Movie
Lone Wolf McQuade
Burnside 1983-04-15
Series
Silver Spoons
Unknown 1982-09-25
Series
Voyagers
Unknown 1982-10-03
Movie
The American Adventure
Mark Twain/Franklin D. Roosevelt 1982-10-01
Movie
Missing Children: A Mother's Story
Stanley Willard 1982-12-01
Movie
Zoot Suit
Judge F.W. Charles 1981-10-02
Movie
Smokey and the Bandit II
Governor 1980-08-15
Movie
Out of the Blue
T.V. Interviewer 1980-05-01
Series
Tenspeed and Brown Shoe
Unknown 1980-01-27
Series
Hart to Hart
Unknown 1979-09-22
Movie
In Search of Historic Jesus
Caiaphas 1979-08-01
Series
Backstairs at the White House
Pres. Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1979-01-29
Movie
The Deerslayer
Hutter 1978-12-18
Movie
Donner Pass: The Road to Survival
1978-10-24
Series
The Incredible Hulk
Unknown 1978-03-10
Series
Lou Grant
Unknown 1977-09-20
Movie
Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion
Alexander Majors 1977-11-05
Movie
The Specialist
Pike Smith 1975-05-01
Series
The Rockford Files
Gerald A. O'Malley 1974-09-13
Series
Little House on the Prairie
Unknown 1974-09-11
Movie
The Dove
Mike Turk 1974-06-16
Movie
Smile Jenny, You're Dead
Col. John Lockport 1974-02-03
Movie
Heatwave!
Toler 1974-01-27
Movie
Executive Action
Halliday 1973-11-07
Movie
Counselor at Crime
Don Vito Albanese 1973-08-30
Series
M*A*S*H
Unknown 1972-09-17
Series
The Sixth Sense
Unknown 1972-01-15
Series
The Bob Newhart Show
Unknown 1972-09-16
Series
Kung Fu
Unknown 1972-10-14
Movie
The Stepmother
Inspector Darnezi 1972-10-26
Movie
Molly and Lawless John
Sheriff Marvin Parker 1972-12-01
Movie
Apache Vengeance
Sheriff Allan Pierce 1971-10-01
Movie
Man and Boy
Stretch 1971-06-23
Movie
Soldier Blue
Col. Iverson 1970-08-12
Movie
Cotton Comes to Harlem
Capt. Bryce 1970-05-27
Movie
The Andersonville Trial
Ambrose Spencer 1970-05-17
Movie
Young Billy Young
Boone 1969-10-15
Movie
The Great Bank Robbery
Mayor Kincaid 1969-09-10
Movie
Heaven with a Gun
Ase Beck 1969-05-20
Movie
Day of the Evil Gun
Captain Jefferson Addis 1968-03-01
Movie
A Man Called Gannon
Capper 1968-03-08
Movie
5 Card Stud
Marshal Dana 1968-07-28
Series
Hawaii Five-O
Unknown 1968-09-20
Series
Cimarron Strip
Unknown 1967-09-07
Movie
Welcome to Hard Times
Ezra Maple / Isaac Maple 1967-04-30
Movie
A Covenant with Death
Dietrich 1967-02-15
Series
The Big Valley
Unknown 1965-09-15
Movie
The Hallelujah Trail
Sgt. Buell 1965-06-23
Movie
The Satan Bug
Agent Reagan 1965-03-26
Movie
For the Love of Willadean
Farmer Wills 1964-03-08
Series
Kraft Suspense Theatre
Unknown 1963-10-10
Series
The Fugitive
Unknown 1963-09-17
Series
The Outer Limits
Unknown 1963-09-16
Movie
Walk on the Wild Side
Preacher 1962-03-20
Movie
Geronimo
Jeremiah Burns 1962-04-27
Movie
Ride the High Country
Elder Hammond 1962-06-20
Series
The Virginian
Unknown 1962-09-19
Series
87th Precinct
Unknown 1961-09-25
Series
Cain's Hundred
Unknown 1961-09-19
Series
Route 66
Unknown 1960-10-07
Movie
Psycho
California Charlie 1960-06-22
Series
The Detectives
Unknown 1959-10-16
Series
The Rebel
Unknown 1959-10-04
Series
The Twilight Zone
Gabriel 1959-10-02
Series
Johnny Ringo
Unknown 1959-10-02
Series
Laramie
Unknown 1959-09-15
Movie
Last Train from Gun Hill
Salesman 1959-07-29
Series
Rawhide
Unknown 1959-01-09
Series
Wanted: Dead or Alive
Unknown 1958-09-06
Series
Sea Hunt
Unknown 1958-01-04
Series
Bat Masterson
Unknown 1958-10-08
Series
Bronco
Unknown 1958-09-23
Series
The Rifleman
Unknown 1958-09-30
Series
Trackdown
Unknown 1957-10-04
Series
Perry Mason
Unknown 1957-09-21
Series
Have Gun – Will Travel
Unknown 1957-09-14
Series
Richard Diamond, Private Detective
Unknown 1957-07-01
Series
Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater
Unknown 1956-10-05
Series
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Unknown 1955-10-02
Series
Cheyenne
Unknown 1955-09-20
Series
Gunsmoke
Unknown 1955-09-10
Series
Lassie
Unknown 1954-09-12