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James Anderson (I) (1921–1969)

A familiar face to movie audiences in the 1950s, James Anderson's rugged and somewhat sinister good looks made him a natural for westerns, and he appeared in many of them over the years, often as a gunman or hired killer but occasionally as a storekeeper or grizzled frontier scout. He turned in a very good performance as one of the survivors of a ... See full bio »

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 1970 Little Big Man
Sergeant
 1970 The Ballad of Cable Hogue
Preacher
 1969 Take the Money and Run
Chain Gang Warden
 1955-1968 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Hiller / Jesse Hill / Harmon / ...
- Blood Money/II (1968) ... Jesse Hill
- Vengeance: Part 2 (1967) ... Hiller
- Vengeance: Part 1 (1967) ... Hiller
- The Wrong Man (1966) ... Harmon
- The Bounty Hunter (1965) ... Hal
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Roy Potter
- Down with Willy Hatch (1967) ... Roy Potter
 1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Of Lasting Summers and Jim Sonnett (1967) ... Sheriff
 1967 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Watkins
- Tanner (1967) ... Watkins
 1967 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Wayne York
- Tempest in a Texas Town (1967) ... Wayne York
 1967 The Time Tunnel (TV Series)
Mr. Hampton
- Pirates of Deadman's Island (1967) ... Mr. Hampton
 1966 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Jim Nations
- The Man from New Chicago (1966) ... Jim Nations
 1966 I Spy (TV Series)
Louis
- Trial by Treehouse (1966) ... Louis
 1964-1966 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Spencer / First Drunk
- New Doctor in Town (1966) ... Spencer
- Speak Not in Angry Whispers (1964) ... First Drunk
 1966 The Chase
Escaped Convict (uncredited)
 1965-1966 Branded (TV Series)
Frank Allison / Lt. Garrett
- Nice Day for a Hanging (1966) ... Frank Allison
- Now Join the Human Race (1965) ... Lt. Garrett
 1965 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
Wallace
- Vendetta (1965) ... Wallace
 1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Wilson
- ...And Five of Us Are Left (1965) ... Wilson
 1959-1964 Rawhide (TV Series)
Sheriff / Morse / Troxel
- The Enormous Fist (1964) ... Sheriff
- The Black Sheep (1961) ... Sheriff
- Incident of the Running Man (1961) ... Morse
- Incident West of Lano (1959) ... Troxel
 1964 Destry (TV Series)
Waco
- Red Brady's Kid (1964) ... Waco
 1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Bert
- Seven Miles of Bad Road (1963) ... Bert
 1963 Temple Houston (TV Series)
Vint Harrod
- Letter of the Law (1963) ... Vint Harrod
 1960-1963 Bonanza (TV Series)
Al / Sam / Fred
- Little Man... Ten Feet Tall (1963) ... Al
- The Dark Gate (1961) ... Sam
- The Avenger (1960) ... Fred
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Start Barton
- Sanctuary at Crystal Springs (1963) ... Start Barton
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Vince Cates
- Last Seen Wearing Blue Jeans (1963) ... Vince Cates
 1963 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Sheriff Conway
- Of Rusted Cannons and Fallen Sparrows (1963) ... Sheriff Conway
 1959-1963 Laramie (TV Series)
Benson / Tip / Pike / ...
- The Violent Ones (1963) ... Benson
- Vengeance (1963) ... Tip
- The Jailbreakers (1961) ... Pike
- Ladies Day (1961) ... Ernie
- Trigger Point (1961) ... Link
 1962 The Virginian (TV Series)
Otie
- West (1962) ... Otie
 1962 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Sam Hall
- The Quick and the Deadly (1962) ... Sam Hall
 1962 Pressure Point
Father (uncredited)
 1962 Empire (TV Series)
Dusty Rhodes
- A Place to Put a Life (1962) ... Dusty Rhodes
 1962 Bronco (TV Series)
Jarrett
- Destinies West (1962) ... Jarrett
 1962 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
Hobie
- Stopover in Paradise (1962) ... Hobie
 1962 Ripcord (TV Series)
Skinner
- The Silver Cord (1962) ... Skinner
 1961 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Luther King
- Just Before the Battle (1961) ... Luther King (uncredited)
 1960-1961 Lawman (TV Series)
Ed Hill aka Ed Randolph / Harry Carmody
- The Break-In (1961) ... Ed Hill aka Ed Randolph
- Dilemma (1960) ... Harry Carmody
 1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Adam Roundtree
- No Amnesty for Death (1961) ... Adam Roundtree
 1960-1961 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Homer / Cordilene
- The Last Judgment (1961) ... Homer
- The Sanctuary (1960) ... Cordilene
 1957-1961 Maverick (TV Series)
Wooster / Deputy #1 / Whitey Blandon
- Maverick at Law (1961) ... Wooster
- Prey of the Cat (1958) ... Deputy #1
- The Long Hunt (1957) ... Whitey Blandon
 1960 The Westerner (TV Series)
Frank Ritchie
- School Days (1960) ... Frank Ritchie
 1957-1960 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Stan Piper / Frank Anderson / Peter Handsell
- The Case of the Ill-Fated Faker (1960) ... Stan Piper
- The Case of the Pint-Sized Client (1958) ... Frank Anderson
- The Case of the Vagabond Vixen (1957) ... Peter Handsell
 1960 Coronado 9 (TV Series)
Will Piper
- The Spinster of Nob Hill (1960) ... Will Piper
 1959-1960 The Texan (TV Series)
Mike / Crockett Blackston
- The Invisible Noose (1960) ... Mike
- No Place to Stop (1959) ... Crockett Blackston
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Harry Pauley
- The Night of the Faceless Men (1960) ... Harry Pauley
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Nicky Flanagan
- The White Slavers (1960) ... Nicky Flanagan
 1960 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Johnny Denver
 1957-1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Waco / Lem Hooker / Frank Lomax / ...
- The Man in the Middle (1960) ... Waco (as Jim Anderson)
- Ride a Lonely Trail (1957) ... Lem Hooker
- Backtrail (1957) ... Frank Lomax
- No Man Living (1957) ... Tatum
 1959-1960 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Detective / Cement Worker
- Dennis and the Rare Coin (1960) ... Detective (uncredited)
- Dennis and the Signpost (1959) ... Cement Worker (uncredited)
 1958-1960 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Amos Briggs / Rustler Turning Himself In
- Four Down and Five Lives to Go (1958) ... Rustler Turning Himself In (uncredited)
 1959 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Ike Cobb
- Premature Obituary (1959) ... Ike Cobb
 1959 Men Into Space (TV Series)
Reporter
- Moon Probe (1959) ... Reporter
 1959 The Deputy (TV Series)
Marco
- Badge for a Day (1959) ... Marco (uncredited)
 1959 Tightrope (TV Series)
Blaster
- Getaway Day (1959) ... Blaster
 1957-1959 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Shift Wilson / Harper / Jeff Lanier
- Don't Tell Joe (1959) ... Shift Wilson
- The Magic Box (1959) ... Harper
- Young Gun (1957) ... Jeff Lanier
 1959 Rescue 8 (TV Series)
Trig
- Three Men in a Vault (1959) ... Trig
 1959 Lassie (TV Series)
Case Woods
- Rock Hound (1959) ... Case Woods
 1959 The Californians (TV Series)
Plute
- Stampede at Misery Flats (1959) ... Plute
 1959 Yancy Derringer (TV Series)
Fitch
- The Louisiana Dude (1959) ... Fitch
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Confederate Captain
- Corporal Hardy (1959) ... Confederate Captain
 1959 Northwest Passage (TV Series)
Evans
- The Witch (1959) ... Evans (uncredited)
 1959 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Inspector
- Operation Greenback (1959) ... Inspector
 1958 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Stump
- The Blood Line (1958) ... Stump
 1958 As Young as We Are
Barney (uncredited)
 1958 Jefferson Drum (TV Series)
Ritter
- The Post (1958) ... Ritter
 1955-1958 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
John Alvin / Gus Montana
- Reward (1958) ... John Alvin
- Phony Insurance (1955) ... Gus Montana
 1958 The Thing That Couldn't Die
Boyd Abercrombie
 1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Bill Coughan
- The Gold Star (1958) ... Bill Coughan
 1958 Target (TV Series)
- Bandit's Cave (1958)
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Pete Jenkins
- The Bill Tawnee Story (1958) ... Pete Jenkins (uncredited)
 1958 Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series)
Ben Pierce
- Hostage (1958) ... Ben Pierce
 1958 The Gray Ghost (TV Series)
Blake
- Greenback Raid (1958) ... Blake
 1957 Casey Jones (TV Series)
Hackley
- Lost Train (1957) ... Hackley
 1957 Code 3 (TV Series)
Deputy Lt. Harper
- Night of Terror (1957)
- The Sniper (1957) ... Deputy Lt. Harper
 1957 Trackdown (TV Series)
Lance Connors
- Law in Lampasas (1957) ... Lance Connors (uncredited)
 1957 You Are There (TV Series)
Bill Powers
 1957 The Big Land
Bob Cole
 1957 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Joe Lynn
- Mountain Flight (1957) ... Joe Lynn
 1957 Navy Log (TV Series)
Officer
- Buzz Boy (1957) ... Officer
 1957 Official Detective (TV Series)
Smith
- Take Him Alive (1957) ... Smith
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
Dr. George Stern
- The Cop Killer (1956) ... Dr. George Stern
 1956 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Joe
- The Shadow (1956) ... Joe (uncredited)
 1956 Circus Boy (TV Series)
Taylor
- White Eagle (1956) ... Taylor
 1956 The Rack
Skinny (uncredited)
 1956 Friendly Persuasion
Poor Loser Dunked by Jess (uncredited)
 1956 Running Target
Strothers
 1956 Tension at Table Rock
Lerner (uncredited)
 1956 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Will Mullen / Burton
- Double Partners (1956) ... Will Mullen
- The Wise One (1956) ... Burton
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Tom Lincoln
- The Stepmother (1956) ... Tom Lincoln
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Eric Vincent
- The Eric Vincent Story (1956) ... Eric Vincent
 1956 Fury at Gunsight Pass
O'Neil
 1956 My Friend Flicka (TV Series)
Chris Wallace
- Wind from Heaven (1956) ... Chris Wallace
 1956 Inside Detroit
Reller (uncredited)
 1955 At Gunpoint
Barlow (uncredited)
 1953-1955 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Iceberg Ike / Curly / Jack Hanley / ...
- Ambush (1955) ... Iceberg Ike
- Choctaw Justice (1955) ... Curly
- Caution of Curley Thompson (1954) ... Jack Hanley
- Gold Strike (1954) ... Henchman Hank
- The Census Taker (1953) ... Floyd (as Kyle James)
 1955 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Saunders
- The Star Witness (1955) ... Saunders
 1955 The Rawhide Years
Deputy Wade
 1954-1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Charles Crown
- All That Glitters (1955) ... Charles Crown
- The Last Thirty Minutes (1954) ... (as James Kyle)
 1955 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
- Day of the Trial (1955)
 1955 The Marauders
Louis Ferber
 1955 An Annapolis Story
Instructor (uncredited)
 1955 Seven Angry Men
Henry Thompson
 1955 Medic (TV Series)
Dr. Barth
- Break Through the Bars (1955) ... Dr. Barth
 1954-1955 Dragnet (TV Series)
Daniel Miller / Harold Young
- The Big Screen (1955) ... (as Jim Anderson)
- The Big Hit-Run Killer (1954) ... Daniel Miller (as Kyle James)
- The Big Chance (1954) ... (as Jim Anderson)
- The Big Trunk (1954) ... Harold Young (as Jim Anderson)
 1955 The Violent Men
Hank Purdue (uncredited)
 1954 The Bamboo Prison
Progressive (uncredited)
 1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Buck Snyder
- Midnight Haul (1954) ... Buck Snyder
 1954 Private Hell 36
Patrolman in Locker Room (uncredited)
 1954 Dragnet
Fred Kemp (uncredited)
 1954 Pushover
Beery--Mechanic (uncredited)
 1953-1954 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- Out of Darkness (1954)
 1954 Drums Across the River
Jed Walker
 1954 They Rode West
Wounded Man (uncredited)
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Harry Banning / Martie Reagan
- The Mexico Story ... Harry Banning
- The Italian Story ... Martie Reagan (as Jim Anderson)
 1954 Stories of the Century (TV Series)
Henchman Pete
- Sam Bass (1954) ... Henchman Pete (credit only)
 1954 Riot in Cell Block 11
Acton--Guard
 1954 Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series)
Sheriff Ray Barnett
- 3-7-77 (1954) ... Sheriff Ray Barnett
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Thief
- Warehouse Incident ... Thief
 1953 Flight to Tangier
Dullah, Goro's Henchman
 1953 Donovan's Brain
Chief Tuttle (as Kyle James)
 1953 China Venture
Cpl. Walters (uncredited)
 1953 Arrowhead
Jerry August (as Kyle James)
 1953 The Great Jesse James Raid
Johnny Dorette
 1953 Boston Blackie (TV Series)
Gilian
- Hired Hand (1953) ... Gilian (as Kyle James)
 1952 Ruby Gentry
Jewel Corey
 1952 The Star
Bailey - Actor playing Jed Garfield in The Fatal Winter (uncredited)
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
- Some Day They'll Give Us Guns (1952) ... (as Kyle James)
 1952 Hellgate
Vern Brechene (as Kyle James)
 1952 The Duel at Silver Creek
Rat Face Blake (as Kyle James)
 1952 Has Anybody Seen My Gal
Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1952 The Last Musketeer
Russ Tasker
 1952 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Paul Winslow / Deputy Bert Halsey
- The Ruthless Renegade (1952) ... Paul Winslow
- The Lawless Press (1952) ... Deputy Bert Halsey
 1951 The Blue Veil
Jim Tappan (uncredited)
 1951 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Don Stephens
- The Case of the Perpetual Pellet (1951) ... Don Stephens
 1951 Along the Great Divide
Dan Roden
 1951 Five
Eric
 1950-1951 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Close Shave (1951)
- Hired Girl (1950)
 1950 Hunt the Man Down
Richard Kincaid / William H. Jackson
 1950 The Fireball
Strong Arm Man (uncredited)
 1950 Johnny One-Eye
Apartment House Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
 1949 The Great Sinner
Nervous Young Gambler (uncredited)
 1949 Bride of Vengeance
Guard (uncredited)
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Callboy in Café (uncredited)
 1941 Dive Bomber
Pilot (uncredited)
 1941 Sergeant York
Eb (uncredited)
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