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John Dennis (I) (1925–2004)


John Dennis was born on May 3, 1925 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as John Grover Sauer. He was an actor, known for Young Frankenstein (1974), From Here to Eternity (1953) and Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972). He died on March 20, 2004 in Apple Valley, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Young Frankenstein
Young Frankenstein Orderly in Frankenstein's Class
(1974)
From Here to Eternity
From Here to Eternity Sgt. Ike Galovitch
(1953)
Soylent Green
Soylent Green Wagner
(1973)

Filmography

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 1983 Dallas (TV Series)
 1982 Mae West (TV Movie)
 1977-1981 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Will Case / Trash Truck Driver / 2nd Bartender / ...
- Dead Stop (1981) ... Will Case
- Speed Trap (1978) ... Trash Truck Driver
- Last of the Dinosaurs (1977) ... 2nd Bartender
- Let Me Light the Way (1977) ... Car Wash Boss
 1981 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Detective Turner
- Slow Boat to Murder (1981) ... Detective Turner
 1981 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Aames
 1980 This Year's Blonde (TV Movie)
Andrews
 1979 Taxi (TV Series)
Maintenance Man
- The Reluctant Fighter (1979) ... Maintenance Man
 1979 Eischied (TV Series)
Captain Mara
- Who Is the Missing Woman? (1979) ... Captain Mara
 1979 The Power Within (TV Movie)
Rancher
 1979 The Seeding of Sarah Burns (TV Movie)
Mr. Swells
 1978 CHiPs (TV Series)
Collins
- Trick or Trick (1978) ... Collins
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Hart
 1978 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Mechanic
- The Hulk Breaks Las Vegas (1978) ... Mechanic
 1978 Richie Brockelman, Private Eye (TV Series)
Man
- Escape from Caine Abel (1978) ... Man
 1977 Baretta (TV Series)
Coyle
- The Sky Is Falling (1977) ... Coyle
 1977 Man from Atlantis (TV Series)
Bartender
- Giant (1977) ... Bartender
 1976 Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (TV Mini-Series)
Hook
- Part I (1976) ... Hook
 1976 Jigsaw John (TV Series)
 1975-1976 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
Arturo / Dolnick
- Mariachi (1976) ... Arturo
- Pilot (1975) ... Dolnick
 1973-1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Bartender / 2nd Drunk
- Collision Course (1973) ... 2nd Drunk
 1975 Harry O (TV Series)
Guard
- APB Harry Orwell (1975) ... Guard
 1975 Mobile One (TV Series)
Harry
- Not by Accident (1975) ... Harry
 1975 Barbary Coast (TV Series)
Bartender
- Irish Luck (1975) ... Bartender
 1975 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
Kelley
- Time Bomb (1975) ... Kelley
 1970-1975 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Carl Vorac / Man / Willard Danhart / ...
- Follow Up (1975) ... Carl Vorac
- Citizens Arrest - 484 (1973) ... Man
- Log 115: Gang War (1971) ... Willard Danhart
- Log 64: Bottom of the Bottle (1970) ... Bartender
 1975 Cannon (TV Series)
Deputy #1
- The Conspirators (1975) ... Deputy #1
 1974 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
Second Maintenance Engineer
- The Devil's Platform (1974) ... Second Maintenance Engineer (uncredited)
 1974 Chase (TV Series)
- John Doe Bucks (1974)
 1973 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
Cop
- Maid in San Pueblo (1973) ... Cop
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Dinsmore
- The Soldier (1973) ... Dinsmore
 1973 The Rookies (TV Series)
Bartender
- Code 261 (1973) ... Bartender
 1973 Emergency! (TV Series)
Biker
- Frequency (1973) ... Biker (uncredited)
 1973 The Bait (TV Movie)
Mr. Olsen
 1968-1972 Ironside (TV Series)
Hank Dowman / Reporter / Detective Bliss
- The Countdown (1972) ... Hank Dowman
- Seeing Is Believing (1969) ... Reporter (uncredited)
- Shell Game (1968) ... Detective Bliss
 1969-1972 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Bike Shop Owner / Park Attendant / Keller / ...
- Corbey (1972) ... Bike Shop Owner
- Cricket (1971) ... Park Attendant
- Welcome to Our City (1971) ... Keller
- The Healer (1969) ... Carl Tracer
 1971 Dead Men Tell No Tales (TV Movie)
Mack
 1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
Karl Morley
- Operation: Bandera (1971) ... Karl Morley
 1971 Insight (TV Series)
Morgan
- The Immigrant (1971) ... Morgan
 1971 Mannix (TV Series)
Colson
- Overkill (1971) ... Colson
 1971 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Duke
- The Missile (1971) ... Duke
 1970 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Gus
- Go Get 'Em, Tiger (1970) ... Gus
 1969 Get Smart (TV Series)
Kinsky
- Age Before Duty (1969) ... Kinsky
 1968-1969 Dragnet 1967 (TV Series)
Tony / Bookie Agent / Perry Chance
- Internal Affairs: Parolee (1969) ... Tony
- Administrative Vice: DR-29 (1969) ... Bookie Agent
- Police Commission: DR-13 (1968) ... Perry Chance
 1969 The Outcasts (TV Series)
Binns
- The Town That Wouldn't (1969) ... Binns
 1968 Batman (TV Series)
Saffron
- Louie's Lethal Lilac Time (1968) ... Saffron
 1966 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Cop
- Gomer and the Phone Company (1966) ... Cop
 1965 Hank (TV Series)
Policeman
- Dean Royal, Matchmaker (1965) ... Policeman
 1965 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
Brad Curtis
- The Judas Boot (1965) ... Brad Curtis
 1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Deputy #2
- Masquerade (1965) ... Deputy #2
 1963-1964 Hazel (TV Series)
Policeman / Pavelki
- Everybody's a Comedian (1964) ... Policeman
- Hazel's Midas Touch (1964) ... Policeman
- Top Secret (1963) ... Pavelki
 1964 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Charlie
- The Last of the Strongmen (1964) ... Charlie
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
The Booking Sergeant
- Who Is Jennifer? (1964) ... The Booking Sergeant
 1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Police Sergeant
- The Kitty Pryer Story (1963) ... Police Sergeant
 1963 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Bower
- Diamond Field Jack (1963) ... Bower
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
First Policeman
- Run, Robin, Run (1963) ... First Policeman
 1960-1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Police Lieutenant / Lt. Sophia / Deputy Sheriff Ward Lewis
- The Case of Constant Doyle (1963) ... Police Lieutenant
- The Case of the Shapely Shadow (1962) ... Lt. Sophia
- The Case of the Violent Village (1960) ... Deputy Sheriff Ward Lewis
 1962 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Policeman
- C'est La Show Biz (1962) ... Policeman
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Police Sergeant
- The Road to the Heart (1962) ... Police Sergeant
 1959-1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Ross / Nelse Nelson / Jack Metz / ...
- The Disappearance (1962) ... Ross
- Double Trouble (1960) ... Nelse Nelson
- Thanks for Tomorrow (1959) ... Jack Metz
- Conspiracy of Silence (1959) ... Stan Billings
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Frankie Merrill
- Prescription for Panic (1961) ... Frankie Merrill
 1961 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Johnny-Boy
- Occupation, Citizen (1961) ... Johnny-Boy
 1957-1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Red / Lester Cartwright
- The Repentant Outlaw (1961) ... Red
- Apache Gold (1957) ... Lester Cartwright
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Dumfee
- Gratitude (1961) ... Dumfee
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series)
Hank
 1960-1961 The Deputy (TV Series)
Josh - Henchman / Hawkins - Gang Member
- The Hard Decision (1961) ... Josh - Henchman
- Dark Reward (1960) ... Hawkins - Gang Member
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Gus
- Big Town Blues (1961) ... Gus
 1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Finch
- The Price of Paradise (1961) ... Finch
 1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Hood
- The Big Train: Part 2 (1961) ... Hood (uncredited)
 1960 Checkmate (TV Series)
Jack
- Runaway (1960) ... Jack (uncredited)
 1960 Coronado 9 (TV Series)
Goff
- I Came for the Funeral (1960) ... Goff
 1960 Not for Hire (TV Series)
Flint
- Operation Salvage (1960) ... Flint
 1958-1960 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Phil Dempsy / Ray Hartley
- Kill or Be Killed (1960) ... Phil Dempsy
- The Champ (1958) ... Ray Hartley
 1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
Flipper
- The Gladiators (1960) ... Flipper
 1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Tony Franklin
- The Model and the Mobster (1960) ... Tony Franklin
 1960 Man with a Camera (TV Series)
Sanders
- Kangaroo Court (1960) ... Sanders
 1958-1960 M Squad (TV Series)
Jim Digger / George--Bartender
- Pitched Battle at Bluebell Acres (1960) ... Jim Digger
- The Sitters (1958) ... George--Bartender
 1959-1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Pockets Keller / Brophy
- Inside Man (1960) ... Pockets Keller
- Torch Song for Trumpet (1959) ... Brophy
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
- Medals for Harry (1959)
 1959 Maverick (TV Series)
Pete
- Betrayal (1959) ... Pete
 1959 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Man
- Mayhem to Music (1959) ... Man
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Sergeant
- Trial at Devil's Canyon (1959) ... Sergeant
 1959 Flight (TV Series)
 1956-1959 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Al / Ralph Reagan
- The Trap (1959) ... Al
- Missing Witness (1956) ... Ralph Reagan
 1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Jed Baldwin
- Remember the Dead (1958) ... Jed Baldwin
 1958 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Anson
- Widow's Walk (1958) ... Anson
 1958 Harbor Command (TV Series)
Mel Barnes
- Rendezvous at Sea (1958) ... Mel Barnes
 1958 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Flannery
- Death Takes an Encore (1958) ... Flannery
 1958 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
Chester
- Silent City (1958) ... Chester
 1958 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Deputy Ted Mayer
- Rare Specimen (1958) ... Deputy Ted Mayer
 1958 State Trooper (TV Series)
Burt Granville
- The Perilous Picnic (1958) ... Burt Granville
 1957 Official Detective (TV Series)
Stacy / Tom Justin
- Tinseled Alibi (1957) ... Stacy
- The Big Three (1957) ... Tom Justin
 1957 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series)
Lou
- Mojave (1957) ... Lou
 1956-1957 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Mike Lawton / Ray Hartley
- Freight Train (1957) ... Mike Lawton
- Human Bomb (1956) ... Ray Hartley
 1957 The Web (TV Series)
Sergeant Deputy
- Dead Silence (1957) ... Sergeant Deputy
 1956 The Man Called X (TV Series)
- Underground (1956)
 1956 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Charles Hayes
- Beam of Fire (1956) ... Dr. Charles Hayes
 1956 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series)
- A Bell for Adano (1956)
 1956 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
Hank Manners
- Father of the Crime (1956) ... Hank Manners
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Earl Gibson
- The Story of Tom Mead (1956) ... Earl Gibson
 1956 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Pete
- Family Dines Out (1956) ... Pete
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
- East of Nowhere (1956)
 1956 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Fall Guy (1956)
 1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Sergeant Sam
- The Boy Who Walked to America (1956) ... Sergeant Sam
 1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1955 Big Town (TV Series)
Matthew Peck
- Honest Cop (1955) ... Matthew Peck
 1955 The Touch of Steel (TV Movie)
Sgt. Murphy
 1955 Medic (TV Series)
Ed Banner
- Flash of Darkness (1955) ... Ed Banner
 1954 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Dynamite Moran
- The Next Champ (1954) ... Dynamite Moran
 1954 I Led 3 Lives (TV Series)
Comrade Mitchell
- Infiltration (1954) ... Comrade Mitchell
 1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Joe
- Harvest (1953) ... Joe
 1953 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Rivnock
- The Bells of Cockaigne (1953) ... Rivnock
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Stage Play: By the Beautiful Sea. Musical comedy. Music by Arthur Schwartz. Book by Herbert Fields [final Broadway credit during lifetime] and Dorothy Fields. Lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Musical Director: Jay Blackton. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett. Vocal arrangements by Jay Blackton. Assistant to Mr. Blackton: Morton Kahn. ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Johnny Dennis

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

He was awarded the 1979 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Direction for "The Trouble with Europe," in a NTFN production at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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