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John Agar (1921–2002)

John Agar was born in Chicago, the eldest of four children. In World War II, Sgt. John Agar was a United States Army Air Force physical instructor. His 1945 marriage at the Wilshire Memorial Church to "America's Sweetheart" Shirley Temple put him in the public eye for the first time, and a movie contract with independent producer David O. Selznick ... See full bio »

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 2005 The Naked Monster
Dr. Clete Ferguson
 2001 The Vampire Hunters Club (Video short)
 1996 The Pandora Directive (Video Game)
Thomas Malloy
 1995 Words from Jerusalem (TV Series)
 1993 Body Bags (TV Movie)
Dr. Lang (segment "Eye")
 1992 Invasion of Privacy (Video)
Old Convict
 1991 The Perfect Bride (TV Movie)
 1990 Fear
Leonard Scott Levy
 1990 Nightbreed
Decker's Victim
 1988 Miracle Mile
Ivan Peters
 1988 Perfect Victims
Neighbor walking his dog
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Pop (segment "A Day in Beaumont")
- A Day in Beaumont/The Last Defender of Camelot (1986) ... Pop (segment "A Day in Beaumont")
 1984 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Morton Clay
- The Return of the Masked Rider (1984) ... Morton Clay
 1982 Divided We Fall
Yankee Officer
 1979 Mr. No Legs
Police Capt. Hathaway
 1976 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Col. Blaylock
- Target: Angels (1976) ... Col. Blaylock
 1976 King Kong
City Official
 1976 Police Story (TV Series)
- The Long Ball (1976) ... Hammack
 1974 Chase (TV Series)
- Remote Control (1974)
 1971 How's Your Love Life?
Police Lt. Rafferty
 1970 Chisum
Amos Patton
 1969 The Undefeated
 1968 Hell Raiders (TV Movie)
Maj. Ronald Paxton
 1964-1968 The Virginian (TV Series)
Joe Williams / Tom Anders
- The Mustangers (1968) ... Joe Williams
- Another's Footsteps (1964) ... Tom Anders
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Bert Walker
- Nightmare (1968) ... Bert Walker
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Frank James
 1967 Night Fright
Sheriff Clint Crawford
 1967 Family Affair (TV Series)
 1966 Curse of the Swamp Creature (TV Movie)
Barry Rogers
 1966 Zontar: The Thing from Venus (TV Movie)
Dr. Curt Taylor
 1966 Waco
George Gates
 1966 Women of the Prehistoric Planet
Dr. Farrell
 1966 Johnny Reno
Ed Tomkins
 1966 Combat! (TV Series)
Capt. Thorpe
- The Mockingbird (1966) ... Capt. Thorpe
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
The Sheriff
- $10,000 for Durango (1965) ... The Sheriff
 1965 Young Fury
 1964 Stage to Thunder Rock
Dan Carrouthers
 1964 Law of the Lawless
Pete Stone
 1963 Of Love and Desire
Gus Cole
 1963 The Young and the Brave
Intelligence Captain
 1963 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Dr. Edwards
- Pioneer Doctor (1963) ... Dr. Edwards
 1962 Lawman (TV Series)
Jim Martin
- The Witness (1962) ... Jim Martin
 1962 Journey to the Seventh Planet
Capt. Don Graham
 1962 Hand of Death
Alex Marsh
 1961 Fall Girl
Joe McElroy
 1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Sam Phelps
- Farmer with a Badge (1961) ... Sam Phelps
 1961 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
Lt. Larry Bronsford
- Band of Brothers (1961) ... Lt. Larry Bronsford
 1961 Ripcord (TV Series)
Warrant Officer Frank Pierson
- Chuting Stars (1961) ... Warrant Officer Frank Pierson
 1959-1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
Mike Anderson / Lon Grant
- Incident of the Slavemaster (1960) ... Mike Anderson
- Incident at the Buffalo Smokehouse (1959) ... Lon Grant
 1960 Raymie
 1960 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Danny Flynn
- Four Little Indians (1960) ... Danny Flynn
 1959 Destination Space (TV Movie)
Col. Matthews
 1959 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Kenneth Baxter
- The Case of the Caretaker's Cat (1959) ... Kenneth Baxter (as John G. Agar)
 1958 Frontier Gun
Sheriff Jim Crayle
 1958 Flight (TV Series)
 1958 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Lt Arnold Van Dyke
- Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend (1958) ... Lt Arnold Van Dyke
 1958 Attack of the Puppet People
Bob Westley
 1958 Jet Attack
Capt. Tom Arnett
 1958 Cavalry Command
Sgt. Judd Norcutt
 1957 Ride a Violent Mile
Jeff Donner
 1954-1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Marvin Potter
- Thousand Dollar Gun (1957) ... Marvin Potter
- Desert Crossing (1954)
 1957 The Brain from Planet Arous
Steve March
 1957 Daughter of Dr. Jekyll
George Hastings
 1957 Joe Butterfly
Sgt. Dick Mason
 1956 Flesh and the Spur
Luke Random / Matt Random
 1956 Star in the Dust
Sheriff Bill Jorden
 1955 Tarantula
Dr. Matt Hastings
 1955 Hold Back Tomorrow
Joe Cardos
 1955 The Lonesome Trail
Johnny Rush
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Larry Dorrant
 1954 The Golden Mistress
Bill Buchanan
 1954 Shield for Murder
Detective. Sgt. Mark Brewster
 1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Otis Tack
- Little War at San Dede (1954) ... Otis Tack
 1952-1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
John Cushing
- The Farnsworth Case (1954) ... John Cushing
- Next to Crash (1952)
 1954 Bait
Ray Brighton
 1953 Man of Conflict
Ray Compton
 1953 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
- Earthquake (1953) ... Lloyd
 1953 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
Alan Liveright
- Desert Honeymoon (1952) ... Alan Liveright
 1952 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
- Delaying Action (1952)
 1951 The Magic Carpet
Abdullah al Husan / Dr. Ramoth / The Scarlet Falcon
 1951 Along the Great Divide
Billy Shear
 1950 Breakthrough
Lt. Joe Mallory
 1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Lt. Flint Cohill
 1949 The Woman on Pier 13
Don Lowry
 1949 Adventure in Baltimore
Tom Wade
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Personal Details

Other Works:

On radio, appeared in NBC University Theater's adaptation of Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage airing on May 8, 1949.

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

John G. Agar


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Personal Quote:

[in a 1991 interview] Acting is something that I love to do, but it's a part of me that's often dormant. So, when I get an opportunity to go on a film set it's like somebody's pushing a button that has been idle for a long time and right away I'm ready to get going at it. It's fun for me to be able to get back into it because it's a part of my life that I've really enjoyed. See more »


Was one of the dozens of Hollywood celebrities who made regular weekend visits to renowned animal trainer and Hollywood animal behaviorist Ralph Helfer's Africa U.S.A. Exotic Animal Ranch in Soledad Canyon, California, to play with the animals and pitch in with the chores. See more »

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