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John Boruff (1910–1993)

John Boruff was born on December 31, 1910 in Mount Vernon, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Lights Out (1946), Matinee Theatre (1955) and The Defenders (1961). He died on January 12, 1993 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Lights Out
Lights Out Actor
(1949-1952)
Matinee Theatre
(1956)
The Defenders
The Defenders Judge / Judge Keene / Second Judge / The Judge
(1961-1965)
Chevron Hall of Stars
(1956)

Filmography

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 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Chairman
- No Justice for the Judge (1965) ... Chairman
 1961-1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Judge / Second Judge / The Judge / ...
- Only a Child (1965) ... Judge
- The Merry-Go-Round Mender (1965) ... Second Judge
- The Unwritten Law (1965) ... Judge
- A Voice Loud and Clear (1964) ... Judge
- Die Laughing (1964) ... The Judge
 1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
- Here Today (1964)
 1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Dr. Schaeffer
- The Imperfect Prodigy (1964) ... Dr. Schaeffer
 1963 Espionage (TV Series)
Secretary of State
- The Whistling Shrimp (1963) ... Secretary of State
 1959 Brenner (TV Series)
- Word of Honor (1959)
 1959 Deadline (TV Series)
Farr
- State Scandal (1959) ... Farr
 1956-1959 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
General Caldwell / General Williams / Major General / ...
- Bilko's Bopster (1959) ... General Caldwell
- Lieutenant Bilko (1957) ... General Williams
- Bilko Buys a Club (1957) ... Major General (uncredited)
- Bilko Goes South (1957) ... Brig. General Owens
- The Face on the Recruiting Poster (1956) ... The Major
 1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
- The President (1956)
 1950-1956 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Clement
- Man in Shadow (1956) ... Dr. Clement
- The Chair (1950)
 1955 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
- Caribbean Cruise (1955)
 1950-1955 Danger (TV Series)
Talbot
- The Black Door (1950) ... Talbot
 1952-1954 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Judge Harkness / Sid Proctor
- Fandango at War Bonnet (1954) ... Judge Harkness
- The Story of Meg Mallory (1952) ... Sid Proctor
 1953-1954 Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers (TV Series)
Commander Swift (orginal cast) / Commander Swift / Cmdr. Swift
- The Cobalt Bomb (1954) ... Commander Swift (orginal cast)
- The Man Who Was Radioactive (1954) ... Commander Swift (orginal cast)
- The Metal Eaters (1954) ... Commander Swift (orginal cast)
- The Exploding Man (1954) ... Commander Swift (orginal cast)
- Bird Girl of Venus (1954) ... Commander Swift (orginal cast)
 1952 Short Short Dramas (TV Series)
- The Gift (1952)
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Henry Benedict #2 (1962-1966)
 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Bill
- The Exile (1952)
- The Children's Room (1952) ... Bill
 1949-1952 Lights Out (TV Series)
- The Death's Head (1952)
- Dead Pigeon (1950)
 1952 A Woman for the Ages (TV Movie)
John Adams
 1951 Out There (TV Series)
- Mewhu's Jet (1951)
 1951 Cosmopolitan Theatre (TV Series)
- The Tourist (1951)
 1951 Martin Kane (TV Series)
Harrison
- The District Attorney Killer (1951) ... Harrison
- Murder in the Court ... Harrison
 1950 The Big Story (TV Series)
Editor
- Servant of the People ... Editor
 1950 Suspense (TV Series)
Dr. Earl
- Edge of Panic (1950) ... Dr. Earl
 1950 The Clock (TV Series)
- A Grave Plot (1950)
 1949 Colgate Theatre (TV Series)
- Old Flame (1949)
 1949 NBC Presents (TV Series)
- Old Flames (1949)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Peace on Earth. Drama [return engagement]. Written by George Sklar and Albert Maltz. Directed by Robert B. Sinclair. 44th Street Theatre: 31 Mar 1934- 17 Apr 1934 (18 performances). Cast: Abner Biberman (as "The Guard"), Donald A. Black, John Boruff (as "Walter McCracken"), Halliam Bosworth, Alice Brooks, John Brown, Allace ... See more »
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Trivia:

Playwright and stage actor; active on Broadway from 1933-1963.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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