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Jim Bannon (I) (1911–1984)

Jim Bannon was a star athlete at Rockhurst College. After graduation, he became a sportscaster in Kansas City, and after 1938, in California. He began working as a radio actor and got small parts in movies. He was a movie stuntman in the early 1940s before starring in a detective movie series for Columbia, based on a radio show "I Love a Mystery."... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1965 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
- Temporary Warden (1965)
 1964 Good Neighbor Sam
Policeman (uncredited)
 1964 Man's Favorite Sport?
Forest Ranger (uncredited)
 1963 A Gathering of Eagles
Col. Morse
 1957-1963 Lassie (TV Series)
Mr. Haines / Soldier
- Lassie and the Rustler (1963) ... Mr. Haines
- Haunted House (1957) ... Soldier
 1963 Wide Country (TV Series)
Red Pickens
- The Quest for Jacob Blaufus (1963) ... Red Pickens
 1958-1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Ben Graham / Rancher
- The Sara Proctor Story (1963) ... Ben Graham
- The Beauty Jamison Story (1958) ... Rancher
 1962 40 Pounds of Trouble
Western Gambler (uncredited)
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
George Hargis
- Second Chance (1962) ... George Hargis
 1961-1962 Thriller (TV Series)
The Police Lieutenant / Sheriff
- Cousin Tundifer (1962) ... The Police Lieutenant
- A Good Imagination (1961) ... Sheriff
 1960 Dante (TV Series)
Man
- The Misfortune Cookie (1960) ... Man
 1959 Inside the Mafia
Louie - Regent Associate (uncredited)
 1959 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Police Chief Al Clark / Police Captain McMurdy / Fire Chief Jim McVey
- Ransom (1959) ... Police Chief Al Clark
- Underwater Park (1959) ... Police Captain McMurdy
- Dock Fire (1959) ... Fire Chief Jim McVey
 1959 For Better or Worse (TV Series)
Host / Announcer
 1959 The Rough Riders (TV Series)
Johnson
- The Wagon Raiders (1959) ... Johnson
 1959 They Came to Cordura
Capt. Paltz (as James Bannon)
 1957-1959 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Marshal / Curly / Outlaw Who Stops Hardie's Buggy
- Bob Dawson (1959) ... Marshal (as James Bannon)
- Doc Bell (1958) ... Curly
- Laredo (1957) ... Outlaw Who Stops Hardie's Buggy (uncredited)
 1959 The Shaggy Dog
Betz, FBI Stenographer (uncredited)
 1959 M Squad (TV Series)
Sam Harding
- The Last Act (1959) ... Sam Harding
 1958 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Trail Pirate (1958) ... Sheriff
 1957-1958 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Cactus Lanigan / Sergeant / Lt. Charles Wharton
- Truth About Gunfighting (1958) ... Cactus Lanigan (as James Bannon)
- Two (1958) ... Sergeant
- Mr. Buntline's Vacation (1957) ... Lt. Charles Wharton
 1958 Flight (TV Series)
- Operation Angel ... (as James Bannon)
 1958 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Twelve Guns (1958) ... Sheriff (uncredited)
 1958 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series)
Colonel Patterson
- Mig 9 (1958) ... Colonel Patterson
 1958 Buckskin (TV Series)
Nate
- Miss Pringle (1958) ... Nate
 1958 Jefferson Drum (TV Series)
Tay Beloin
- A Very Deadly Game (1958) ... Tay Beloin
 1958 Too Much, Too Soon
Actor as Thomas Jefferson in Play (uncredited)
 1958 Girls on the Loose
Vault Guard (uncredited)
 1957-1958 Casey Jones (TV Series)
Sheriff Tom Tynes
- Treasure of Sam Bass (1958) ... Sheriff Tom Tynes
- The Dutch Clock (1957) ... Sheriff Tom Tynes
- Storm Warning (1957) ... Sheriff Tom Tynes
- One-Way Ticket (1957) ... Sheriff Tom Tynes
- Lost Train (1957) ... Sheriff Tom Tynes
 1958 Fury (TV Series)
Warden Lane
- A Fish Story (1958) ... Warden Lane (as James Bannon)
 1958 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
Dirk
- The Criminal Collie (1958) ... Dirk
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Mike Trace
- No Time at All (1958) ... Mike Trace
 1958 Zorro (TV Series)
Carlos Urista
- Death Stacks the Deck (1958) ... Carlos Urista
 1958 Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series)
Roger Forsythe / Beaudre
- Attack (1958) ... Roger Forsythe
- Deadlock ... Beaudre
 1957 Maverick (TV Series)
Matson
- Stage West (1957) ... Matson
 1957 Chicago Confidential
Pilot (uncredited)
 1957 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Stash McCoy
- Along Came Tubbs (1957) ... Stash McCoy
 1950-1957 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Marshal Hendricks / Matt Cagle / Greg / ...
- The Banker's Son (1957) ... Marshal Hendricks
- The Prince of Buffalo Gap (1957) ... Matt Cagle
- The Courage of Tonto (1957) ... Greg
- Mr. Trouble (1951) ... Henchman Red (as John Bannon)
- Devil's Pass (1950) ... Red Randall
 1956 Annie Oakley (TV Series)
Ben Porter / Frank Jessup
- Tagg Oakley, Sheriff (1956) ... Ben Porter
- Flint and Steel (1956) ... Frank Jessup
 1955 Luke and the Tenderfoot (TV Series)
- The Boston Kid (1955) ... (as James Bannon)
 1953-1955 Hawkins Falls: A Television Novel (TV Series)
Mitch Fredericks
- Episode dated 4 April 1955 (1955) ... Mitch Fredericks
- Episode dated 1 April 1955 (1955) ... Mitch Fredericks
- Episode dated 21 October 1953 (1953) ... Mitch Fredericks
 1950-1954 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Ed Talbot / Nate Tully / Jim Baker / ...
- Civil War at Deadwood (1954) ... Ed Talbot
- Talking Guns (1954) ... Nate Tully
- Twisted Trails (1950) ... Jim Baker
- The Breakup (1950) ... Slim, Foreman
 1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
 1954 The Command
Infantryman (uncredited)
 1954 They Stand Accused (TV Series)
Host / Commercial Actor
- The Johnny Roberts Story (1954) ... Host / Commercial Actor
 1953 War Arrow
Capt. Roger Corwin (as James Bannon)
 1953 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Deputy Bert
- The Sheriff Was a Redhead (1953) ... Deputy Bert
 1953 Jack Slade
Farnsworth
 1953 Phantom from Space
Police Sgt. Jim
 1951-1953 The Range Rider (TV Series)
Gannon / Donald Moore / Big Mike / ...
- The Black Terror (1953) ... Gannon
- Bad Men of Rimrock (1953) ... Donald Moore
- Outlaw Territory (1953) ... Big Mike
- Hideout (1953) ... Jim Crowder
- The Crooked Fork (1951) ... Wayne Cooper
 1952 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
Sergeant Russell / Blake Conover
- Trail to Fort Hazard (1952) ... Sergeant Russell
- The Trap (1952) ... Blake Conover
 1952 Rodeo
Bat Gorman
 1951 Unknown World
Andy Ostergaard
 1951 The Texas Rangers
Outlaw Jeff Barton (uncredited)
 1951 Ridin' the Outlaw Trail
Ace Donley
 1951 Red Ryder (TV Series)
Red Ryder
- Whiplash (1951) ... Red Ryder
 1950 Sierra Passage
Jud Yorke
 1950 Kill the Umpire
Dusty (uncredited)
 1950 Jiggs and Maggie Out West
'Snake-Bite' Carter (as Jim 'Red' Bannon)
 1949 Daughter of the Jungle
Kenneth Richards
 1948 Frontier Revenge
Henchman Brant
 1948 Miraculous Journey
Nick Travelli
 1948 Trail to Laredo
Dan Parks
 1948 The Man from Colorado
Nagel
 1948 Dangers of the Canadian Mounted
Sergeant Chris Royal, RCMP
 1947 T-Men
Agent Lindsay (uncredited)
 1947 The Corpse Came C.O.D.
Det. Lt. Mark Wilson
 1947 Framed
Jack Woodworth
 1947 The Thirteenth Hour
Jerry Mason
 1947 Johnny O'Clock
Chuck Blayden
 1946 So's Your Antenna (Short)
Transcription Reader (voice, uncredited)
 1946 Renegades
Cash Dembrow
 1945 The Gay Senorita
Phil Frentiss aka Phil Dolan
 1945 Tonight and Every Night
Life Photographer
 1944 The Missing Juror
Joe Keats
 1944 Sergeant Mike
Patrick Henry
 1944 The Soul of a Monster
Dr. Roger Vance
 1941 Sport Chumpions (Short)
Various (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Confederate Honey (Short)
Various (voice, uncredited)
Show Show Self (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio: Served as the announcer and/or narrator for many shows during the Golden Age of Radio, including "The Chase and Sanborn Hour" (1939), "The Joe Penner Show" (1939-1940), "The Great Gildersleeve" (1941-42), 'Stars Over Hollywood" (early 40s), "The Adventures of Nero Wolfe" (1943-44), "Cavalcade of America" (1943-44), "Everything ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

James Bannon | Jim 'Red' Bannon | John Bannon

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Jim Bannon had a good physique but rarely got a chance to show it off in the movies. One exception comes in the 1951 "Unknown World" when Bannon takes over his shirt in order to have more movement while swinging a sledge hammer. See more »

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