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Glenn Ford (I) (1916–2006)

Legendary actor Glenn Ford was born Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford in Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec, Canada, to Hannah Wood (Mitchell) and Newton Ford, a railroad executive. His family moved to Santa Monica, California when he was eight years old. His acting career began with plays at high school, followed by acting in West Coast, a traveling ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Superman Pa Kent
3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma Ben Wade
The Big Heat
The Big Heat Det. Sgt. Dave Bannion
Gilda Johnny Farrell / Narrator


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 1991 Final Verdict (TV Movie)
Rev. Rogers
 1991 Raw Nerve
Captain Gavin
 1990 Border Shootout
Sheriff John Danaher
 1989 Casablanca Express
Major Gen. Williams
 1986 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Lucas Wheeler
- My Town (1986) ... Lucas Wheeler
 1980 Day of Resurrection
President Richardson
 1979 Day of the Assassin
 1979 The Gift (TV Movie)
Billy Devlin
 1979 Beggarman, Thief (TV Movie)
David Donnelly
 1979 The Sacketts (TV Mini-Series)
Tom Sunday
- Part II ... Tom Sunday
- Episode #1.1 ... Tom Sunday
 1979 The Visitor
Det. Jake Durham
 1978 Superman
Pa Kent
 1978 Evening in Byzantium (TV Movie)
Jesse Craig
 1978 No Margin for Error (TV Movie)
 1978 Police Story (TV Series)
Deputy Chief Walter Hayes
- No Margin for Error (1978) ... Deputy Chief Walter Hayes
 1977 The 3,000 Mile Chase (TV Movie)
Paul Dvorak / Leonard Staveck
 1976-1977 Once an Eagle (TV Mini-Series)
George Caldwell
- Part 7 (1977) ... George Caldwell
- Part 6 (1977) ... George Caldwell
- Part 5 (1976) ... George Caldwell
- Part 4 (1976) ... George Caldwell
- Part 3 (1976) ... George Caldwell
 1975 The Family Holvak (TV Series)
Rev. Tom Holvak
- The Wedding (1975) ... Rev. Tom Holvak
- The Tribute (1975) ... Rev. Tom Holvak
- The Devil's Chariot (1975) ... Rev. Tom Holvak
- Willing Heart (1975) ... Rev. Tom Holvak
- First Love: Part 2 (1975) ... Rev. Tom Holvak
 1974 Punch and Jody (TV Movie)
Peter 'Punch' Travers
 1974 The Greatest Gift (TV Movie)
Rev. Holvak
 1974 The Disappearance of Flight 412 (TV Movie)
Col. Pete Moore
 1973 Santee
 1973 Jarrett (TV Movie)
Sam Jarrett
 1971-1972 Cade's County (TV Series)
Sam Cade
- The Witness (1972) ... Sam Cade
- The Fake (1972) ... Sam Cade
- Blackout (1972) ... Sam Cade
- Jessie (1972) ... Sam Cade
- Ragged Edge (1972) ... Sam Cade
 1970 Howdy (TV Movie)
 1969 Heaven with a Gun
Jim Killian / Pastor Jim
 1969 Smith!
 1968 Day of the Evil Gun
Lorn Warfield
 1967 A Time for Killing
Maj. Tom Wolcott
 1966 Rage
Doctor Reuben
 1965 The Money Trap
Joe Baron
 1965 The Rounders
Ben Jones
 1964 Fate Is the Hunter
Sam McBane
 1964 Advance to the Rear
Capt. Jared Heath
 1963 Love Is a Ball
John Lathrop Davis
 1962 Experiment in Terror
John 'Rip' Ripley
 1961 Cry for Happy
CPO Andy Cyphers
 1959 It Started with a Kiss
Sgt. Joe Fitzpatrick
 1958 Torpedo Run
Lt. Cmdr. Barney Doyle
 1958 Imitation General
MSgt. Murphy Savage
 1958 The Sheepman
Jason Sweet
 1958 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
Glenn Ford
- Episode #4.7 (1958) ... Glenn Ford
 1958 Cowboy
Tom Reese
 1957 Don't Go Near the Water
Lt. J.G. Max Siegel
 1956 Jubal
Jubal Troop
 1955 Trial
David Blake
 1955 Interrupted Melody
Dr. Thomas King
 1955 The Violent Men
John Parrish
 1954 City Story (Short)
 1953 Appointment in Honduras
Jim Corbett
 1953 Plunder of the Sun
Al Colby
 1953 Terror on a Train
Peter Lyncort
 1952 Affair in Trinidad
Steve Emery
 1952 Young Man with Ideas
Maxwell Webster
 1952 The Green Glove
Michael 'Mike' Blake
 1951 The Redhead and the Cowboy
Gil Kyle
 1950 The Flying Missile
Cmdr. William A. Talbot
 1949 Lust for Gold
Jacob 'Dutch' Walz
 1949 The Undercover Man
Frank Warren
 1948 The Mating of Millie
Doug Andrews
 1946 Gilda
Johnny Farrell / Narrator
 1943 Guadalcanal Diary
Marine Extra (uncredited)
 1943 Destroyer
Mickey Donohue
 1943 The Desperadoes
Cheyenne Rogers
 1942 Flight Lieutenant
Danny Doyle
 1941 Go West, Young Lady
Tex Miller
 1941 Texas
Tod Ramsey
 1941 So Ends Our Night
Ludwig Kern
 1940 The Lady in Question
Pierre Morestan
 1940 Babies for Sale
Steve Burton / Oscar Hanson
 1940 Men Without Souls
Johnny Adams
 1940 Convicted Woman
Jim Brent (Reporter)
 1939 My Son Is Guilty
 1937 Night in Manhattan (Short)
Emcee (as Gwyllyn Ford)
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Other Works:

Portrayed Christopher London, private-eye in a NBC radio series, "The Adventures of Christopher London". See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 8 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Glenn & Cynthia | Gwyllyn Ford | Commander Glenn Ford USNR


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Ronald Reagan was a true friend and an American Patriot. We are proud of him and his service to the country. We need men like him today. See more »


Ford had intended to portray Hondo Lane in Hondo (1953), but backed out when John Farrow was chosen to direct. Ford and Farrow did not got along while making Plunder of the Sun (1953), causing Ford to lose interest in the role. The role was subsequently portrayed by John Wayne. See more »


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