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John L. Cason (1918–1961)

John L. Cason was born on July 30, 1918 in Valley View, Texas, USA as John Lacy Cason. He is known for his work on The Adventures of Kit Carson (1951), Snowfire (1958) and Jungle Drums of Africa (1953). He died on July 7, 1961 in Santa Barbara, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1958-1961 Lawman (TV Series)
Brad Oliver / Second Ranchhand
- By the Book (1961) ... Brad Oliver (as John Cason)
- The Badge (1958) ... Second Ranchhand (as John Cason)
 1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Jeff
- The Duke Shannon Story (1961) ... Jeff (as John Cason)
 1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Stagecoach Driver
- No Amnesty for Death (1961) ... Stagecoach Driver (as John Cason)
 1961 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Chad
- Angel (1961) ... Chad (as John Cason)
 1959-1961 Bronco (TV Series)
Stage Attendant / McBride / Frank Hagar
- The Invaders (1961) ... Stage Attendant (uncredited)
- The Last Resort (1959) ... McBride (as John Cason)
- The Belles of Silver Flat (1959) ... Frank Hagar (uncredited)
 1961 Two Faces West (TV Series)
Wilkes Man
- The Avengers (1961) ... Wilkes Man (as John Cason)
 1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Left-Handed Gunman Shooting Marcus
- The Big Train: Part 1 (1961) ... Left-Handed Gunman Shooting Marcus (uncredited)
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
Charlie
- Incident at Poco Tiempo (1960) ... Charlie (as John Cason)
 1960 Cimarron
Suggs (uncredited)
 1959-1960 Laramie (TV Series)
Barfly / Mark Howard
- .45 Calibre (1960) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- The Star Trail (1959) ... Mark Howard
 1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Clay
- Last Wire from Stop Gap (1960) ... Clay
 1957-1960 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Trell / Hank Reeves
- Showdown at Goldtown (1960) ... Trell
- Small Man (1957) ... Hank Reeves (as Johnny Cason)
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Bart Wilson
- The Border Between (1960) ... Bart Wilson (uncredited)
 1960 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Luke Crowell
- A Plate of Death (1960)
- Dead Man's Tale (1960) ... Luke Crowell (as John Cason)
 1959 Riverboat (TV Series)
Gang Member in Cabin
- Guns for Empire (1959) ... Gang Member in Cabin (uncredited)
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Kohl / Second Man
- Stampede (1959) ... Kohl (as John Cason)
- The Duchess of Denver (1959) ... Second Man (as John Cason)
 1959 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Decker
- Trial by Conscience (1959) ... Decker (as John Cason)
 1957-1959 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Stage Driver / Lank Strayhorn
- Stolen Loot (1959) ... Stage Driver
- Gunslinger from Galeville (1957) ... Lank Strayhorn (as John Cason)
 1959 The Man from Blackhawk (TV Series)
Poke
- Logan's Policy (1959) ... Poke (as John Cason)
 1956-1959 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
McMasters / Loy Grogan / Smiley Dunbar / ...
- Lineup for Battle (1959) ... McMasters (uncredited)
- How to Be a Sheriff (1959) ... Loy Grogan (uncredited)
- County Seat War (1958) ... Smiley Dunbar (uncredited)
- Wyatt Meets Doc Holliday (1957) ... Mike Roarke (uncredited)
- Take Back Your Town (1956) ... Cell Guard (uncredited)
 1957-1959 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Rancher / Todd Cotterman / Waller
- The Sweet Sisters (1959) ... Rancher
- The Manhunters (1958) ... Todd Cotterman (as John Cason)
- The Child (1957) ... Waller (as John Cason)
 1959 Gunmen from Laredo
Bob Sutton (uncredited)
 1958 The Rough Riders (TV Series)
 1958 Jefferson Drum (TV Series)
Driver
- Stagecoach Episode (1958) ... Driver (as John Cason)
 1958 Gunman's Walk
Wrangler (uncredited)
 1958 Screaming Mimi
Herb (uncredited)
 1958 Snowfire
Buff Stoner (as John Cason)
 1952-1958 Sky King (TV Series)
Bull Harrison / Fred Clay / Dave / ...
- Rodeo Decathlon (1958) ... Bull Harrison (as John Cason)
- Showdown (1956) ... Fred Clay (as John Cason)
- Flood of Fury (1956) ... Dave (as John Cason)
- Deadly Cargo (1952) ... Sinclair
 1958 Cowboy
Trailhand (uncredited)
 1957-1958 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Brady / Bart Kellam
- Stage West (1958) ... Brady (as John Cason)
- The Silver Bullets (1957) ... Bart Kellam (as John Cason)
 1958 Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series)
Benedict
- Hostage (1958) ... Benedict (as John Cason)
 1957 The Hard Man
Henchman with Eye Patch (uncredited)
 1955-1957 Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV Series)
Red Adams / Fulton / Bill
- Gypsy Boy (1957) ... Red Adams
- The Rough, Tough West (1955) ... Fulton (as John Cason)
- Blazing Across the Pecos (1955) ... Bill (uncredited)
 1957 Don't Go Near the Water
Seabee Metkoff (uncredited)
 1957 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Sid / Longly
- The Rustlers (1957) ... Sid (as John Cason)
- Missing Witness (1957) ... Longly (as John Cason)
 1957 3:10 to Yuma
Wade Henchman (uncredited)
 1954-1957 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Ed / B.J. / Maddick
- Along Came Tubbs (1957) ... Ed (uncredited)
- Scotchman's Gold (1956) ... B.J. (as John Cason)
- The Education of Corporal Rusty (1954) ... Maddick (as John Cason)
 1957 Circus Boy (TV Series)
Henchman
- General Pete (1957) ... Henchman (uncredited)
 1957 The Iron Sheriff
Irate Townsman at Trial (uncredited)
 1957 The Phantom Stagecoach
Henry Fox (uncredited)
 1957 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Cowboy
- Revenge (1957) ... Cowboy (uncredited)
 1949-1957 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Luke / Sam Donald / Hacker / ...
- Slim's Boy (1957) ... Luke (uncredited)
- The Turning Point (1957) ... Sam Donald (uncredited)
- A Harp for Hannah (1957) ... Hacker (uncredited)
- The Tell-Tale Bullet (1955) ... Henchman Cash Nasby (as John Cason)
- Two for Juan Ringo (1954) ... Henchman Trip (as John Cason)
 1957 The Storm Rider
Jasper (uncredited)
 1955-1957 Fury (TV Series)
Chris
- Nature's Engineers (1957) ... (as John Cason)
- Joey Finds a Friend (1955) ... Chris (uncredited)
 1953-1957 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series)
Bull Hurley / Henchman / Lou Conroy / ...
- Deadlock at Dark Canyon (1957) ... Bull Hurley (as John Cason)
- His Weight in Wildcats (1956) ... Henchman (as John Cason)
- Empty Saddles (1956) ... Lou Conroy (as John Cason)
- Boys' Day in Paradise Valley (1954) ... Henchman Frank (as John Cason)
- Hard Luck Story (1954) ... Ben Pierson (as John Cason)
 1953-1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Outlaw / Willy
- Duffy's Man (1956) ... Outlaw (uncredited)
- Gun Job (1953) ... Willy
 1956 Naked Gun (scenes deleted)
 1956 He Laughed Last
Big Dan's Hood (uncredited)
 1956 Jubal
Ranch Owner (uncredited)
 1956 Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado
Spade, Henchman (uncredited)
 1956 Over-Exposed
Studio Thug (uncredited)
 1956 The Adventures of Champion (TV Series)
Cole / Burke
- The Die-Hards (1956) ... Cole (as John Cason)
- Rails West (1956) ... Burke
 1956 Judge Roy Bean (TV Series)
Beeman / Henchman Dave / Jason Hart / ...
- The Elopers (1956) ... Beeman (as John Cason)
- Terror Rides the Trail (1956) ... Henchman Dave (as John Cason)
- Spirit of the Law (1956) ... Jason Hart (as John Cason)
- Luck O' the Irish (1956) ... Ed Jacobs (as John Cason)
- Deliver the Body (1956) ... Sheriff Blade (as John Cason)
 1955 A Lawless Street
Dean Ranch Hand (uncredited)
 1955 The Last Frontier
First Sentry (uncredited)
 1955 Top Gun
Henchman Ben (uncredited)
 1950-1955 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Charlie / Bob / Big Street Brawler / ...
- Feuding Friends (1955) ... Charlie (uncredited)
- Law Comes to Scorpion (1955) ... Bob (uncredited)
- The Lost Chance (1950) ... Big Street Brawler (uncredited)
- The Devil's Brand (1950) ... Henchman Spud Hicks (as Bob Cason)
- The Posse (1950) ... Pete Bolton (as Bob Cason)
 1955 Count Three and Pray
Charlie Vancouver (uncredited)
 1955 Tennessee's Partner
Townsman (uncredited)
 1952-1955 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Henchman Gillis / Jess
- Outlaw's Portrait (1955) ... Henchman Gillis (as Bob Cason)
- Sundown Valley (1955) ... Jess (as John Cason)
- Photographer Story (1952) ... Henchman Gillis (as Bob Cason)
 1955 Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe (TV Series)
Henchman
- Robot Monster from Mars (1955) ... Henchman (uncredited)
 1955 King of the Carnival
Henchman (uncredited)
 1954-1955 Annie Oakley (TV Series)
Frank Southern / Jim Bolton / Emmett
- Annie Takes a Chance (1955) ... Frank Southern
- Annie's Desert Adventure (1954) ... Jim Bolton (as John Cason)
- Valley of the Shadows (1954) ... Emmett (as John Cason)
 1955 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
- Death and Taxes (1955)
 1955 Treasure of Ruby Hills
Payne Henchman (uncredited)
 1951-1954 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Henchman / Henchman Frank / Henchman Cavvy / ...
- Pot of Gold (1954) ... Henchman Frank (as John Cason)
- The Haunted Stage Stop (1954) ... Henchman (as John Cason)
- The Steel Plow (1954) ... Henchman Cavvy (as John Cason)
- Rodeo (1954) ... Phil Burleson (as John Cason)
- Big Steal (1952) ... Stewart (as John Cason)
 1954 Cattle Queen of Montana (uncredited)
 1954 Captain Midnight (TV Series)
Brady
- Deadly Diamonds (1954) ... Brady (as John Cason)
 1954 The Law vs. Billy the Kid
Posse Member (uncredited)
 1954 O'Rourke of the Royal Mounted
Cook (uncredited)
 1954 Wyoming Renegades
O.C. Hanks (uncredited)
 1954 The Boy from Oklahoma
Henchman (uncredited)
 1954 Stories of the Century (TV Series)
Joe
- Billy the Kid (1954) ... Joe (uncredited)
 1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1953 Red River Shore
Henchman Joe (as John Cason)
 1953 Gun Fury
Westy (uncredited)
 1953 Thunder Over the Plains
Kehoe, Westman Henchman (uncredited)
 1953 From Here to Eternity
Cpl. Paluso (uncredited)
 1952-1953 Cowboy G-Men (TV Series)
Al Tetlow, Mine guard / Chuck, Dixie's Bartender / Sergeant Talbot / ...
- The California Bullets (1953) ... Al Tetlow, Mine guard (as John Cason)
- High Heeled Boots (1953) ... Chuck, Dixie's Bartender (as Bob Cason)
- Sidewinder (1953) ... Sergeant Talbot (as John Cason)
- Sawdust Swindle (1953) ... Carl a Henchman (as John Cason)
- Empty Mailbags (1953) ... Slag (as John Cason)
 1953 The Lost Planet
Hopper (as John Cason)
 1953 Savage Frontier
Buck Matson (as John Cason)
 1953 Jungle Drums of Africa
Regas (as John Cason)
 1951-1953 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
Wagon driver Morris / Morgan / Porter / ...
- Bad Men of Marysville (1953) ... Wagon driver Morris (as John Cason)
- Thunder Over Inyo (1952) ... Morgan (as John Cason)
- The Range Master (1952) ... Porter (as John Cason)
- Roaring Challenge (1952) ... Drayson's Henchman (as John Cason)
- Trail to Old Sonora (1952) ... Henchman Corson (as John Cason)
 1952 Son of Geronimo: Apache Avenger
Smoky (uncredited)
 1952 Voodoo Tiger
Jerry Masters (uncredited)
 1952 Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series)
Henchman
- Ghost Trails (1952) ... Henchman
 1952 Wagon Team
Henchman Slim (as John Cason)
 1952 Hellgate
Prison Guard (uncredited)
 1952 The Kid from Broken Gun
Chuck (as John Cason)
 1952 Black Hills Ambush
Jake (as John Cason)
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
- Calculated Risk (1952)
 1952 The Hawk of Wild River
Henchman Duke (uncredited)
 1952 The Black Lash
Henchman Cord (as John Cason)
 1951 Westward the Women
Margaret's Awaiting Groom (uncredited)
 1951 The Thundering Trail
Henchman Conway (as John Cason)
 1951 The Texas Rangers
Guard on Train (uncredited)
 1951 Fun on the Run (Short)
Jealous Boyfriend (as Bob Cason)
 1951 Don Daredevil Rides Again
Henchman Hagen (as John Cason)
 1951 Wanted: Dead or Alive
Henchman (uncredited)
 1951 Fort Savage Raiders
Henchman Gus (as John Cason)
 1951 Prairie Roundup
Barton (uncredited)
 1951 The Range Rider (TV Series)
Henchman
- Ten Thousand Reward (1951) ... Henchman (as Bob Cason)
 1950 A Snitch in Time (Short)
Louie (uncredited)
 1950 Stage to Tucson
Henchman (uncredited)
 1950 Rustlers on Horseback
Henchman Murray (as John Cason)
 1950 Wyoming Mail
Red Monte (uncredited)
 1950 Redwood Forest Trail
Henchman Curley (as John Cason)
 1950 Streets of Ghost Town
John Wicks (uncredited)
 1950 Desperadoes of the West
Casey [Chs. 1, 8, 11, 12] (as John Cason)
 1950 Fast on the Draw
Tex (as John Cason)
 1950 West of the Brazos
The Cyclone Kid (as John Cason)
 1950 Colorado Ranger
Loco Joe (as John Cason)
 1950 Crooked River
Kent (as John Cason)
 1950 Marshal of Heldorado
Jake Tulliver (as John Cason)
 1950 Comanche Territory
Newcomer at Shindig (uncredited)
 1950 Hostile Country
Ed Brady (as John Cason)
 1950 Punchy Cowpunchers (Short)
Black Jack (uncredited)
 1950 The Traveling Saleswoman
Fred (as John Cason)
 1949 Range Land
Henchman Rocky Rand (as John Cason)
 1949 Red Desert
Henchman Bob Horn (as John Cason)
 1949 Tough Assignment
Joe (as John Cason)
 1949 Feudin' Rhythm
Pete (uncredited)
 1949 Ringside
Tiger Johnson (as John Cason)
 1949 The Blazing Trail
Patterson Henchman (uncredited)
 1949 Laramie
Henchman (uncredited)
 1949 Rimfire
Blazer (as John Cason)
 1949 Challenge of the Range
Henchman Henley (uncredited)
 1949 The Big Sombrero
Henchman Stacy (uncredited)
 1948 Belle Starr's Daughter
Kiowa Posseman (as John Cason)
 1948 Mark of the Lash
Hechnman Colt Jackson (as John Cason)
 1948 Dead Man's Gold
Henchman Matt Conway (as John Cason)
 1948 Sunset Carson Rides Again
Sam Webster (as Bob Cason)
 1948 Trail to Laredo
Henchman Blaze (uncredited)
 1948 The Gallant Legion
Sprauge (uncredited)
 1948 Relentless
Deputy Posse Member (uncredited)
 1948 The Wreck of the Hesperus
Thug (uncredited)
 1948 Six-Gun Law
Henchman Ben (uncredited)
 1947 Cheyenne Takes Over
Barfly (uncredited)
 1947 Her Husband's Affairs
Heckler (uncredited)
 1947 The Last Round-up
Henchman Carter (uncredited)
 1947 Prairie Raiders
Henchman Cinco (uncredited)
 1947 Range Beyond the Blue
Henchman (uncredited)
 1947 The Lone Hand Texan
Henchman (uncredited)
 1947 Over the Santa Fe Trail
Henchman (uncredited)
 1947 South of the Chisholm Trail
Fight Spectator (uncredited)
 1946 Outlaws of the Plains
Henchman Joe Dayton (uncredited)
 1946 Overland Riders
Henchman
 1946 Prairie Badmen
Steve
 1946 Ghost of Hidden Valley
Henchman Buck
 1946 Ambush Trail
Henchman Ed Blaine (as Bob Cason)
 1946 The Fighting Guardsman
Baptiste (uncredited)
 1945 Prairie Rustlers
Gus (uncredited)
 1945 Fighting Bill Carson
Henchman Joe (as Bob Cason)
 1945 Flaming Bullets
Henchman Jim (uncredited)
 1945 Border Badmen
Henchman (uncredited)
 1945 Rustlers' Hideout
Charley Green (uncredited)
 1945 Stagecoach Outlaws
Henchman Joe (as Bob Cason)
 1945 Flame of the West
Slim (uncredited)
 1945 Gangster's Den
Burke, Black's Henchman (uncredited)
 1945 Both Barrels Blazing
Henhcman Shad (uncredited)
 1945 Counter-Attack
Paratrooper (uncredited)
 1945 Shadows of Death
Henchman Butch (as Bob Cason)
 1945 Gun Smoke
Henchman Red (as Bob Cason)
 1945 His Brother's Ghost
Henchman Jarrett (as Bob Cason)
 1945 Lightning Raiders
Henchman Gordon (uncredited)
 1944 Oath of Vengeance
Wounded Henchman Bart (uncredited)
 1944 Harmony Trail
Townsman (uncredited)
 1944 Ghost Guns
Henchman Bart (as Bob Cason)
 1944 Wild Horse Phantom
Henchman Lucas (as Bob Cason)
 1944 Land of the Outlaws
Henchman Lefty (uncredited)
 1944 Brand of the Devil
Deputy / Henchman Ed (uncredited)
 1944 Marked Trails
Henchman Chuck (uncredited)
 1944 Raiders of Ghost City
Barfly (uncredited)
 1944 Mr. Winkle Goes to War
Soldier at USO Dance (uncredited)
 1944 The Hairy Ape
Bar Patron-Brawler (uncredited)
 1944 Fuzzy Settles Down
Red Rock Townsman (uncredited)
 1944 Sonora Stagecoach
Gunman #3 (uncredited)
 1944 Spook Town
Henchman Breed (uncredited)
 1944 The Contender
The Koko Kid (uncredited)
 1944 Valley of Vengeance
Henchman (uncredited)
 1944 Follow the Boys
Soldier Listening to Radio (uncredited)
 1944 Frontier Outlaws
Rancher (uncredited)
 1943 The Vigilantes Ride
Henchman (uncredited)
 1943 Murder on the Waterfront
Sailor Greeting Bus (uncredited)
 1943 Taxi, Mister
Ballplayer in Donnybrook (uncredited)
 1943 Border Patrol
Miner (uncredited)
 1942 Lost Canyon
Henchman (uncredited)
 1942 The Valley of Vanishing Men
Miner (uncredited)
 1942 Shadows on the Sage
Cowhand (uncredited)
 1942 Bad Men of the Hills
Henchman (uncredited)
 1942 Westward Ho
Cowboy (uncredited)
 1942 Down Rio Grande Way
Red (uncredited)
 1942 Raiders of the Range
Posse Rider (uncredited)
 1942 Raiders of the West
Gene - First Auction Wiseguy (uncredited)
 1942 The Lone Star Vigilantes
Henchman Soldier (uncredited)
 1941 Riders of the Badlands
Ranger (uncredited)
 1941 Go West, Young Lady
Barfly (uncredited)
 1941 Death Valley Outlaws
Vigilante (uncredited)
 1941 You'll Never Get Rich
Soldier (uncredited)
 1941 The Apache Kid
Deputy Tom (uncredited)
 1941 Badlands of Dakota
Townsman (uncredited)
 1941 Fugitive Valley
Whip Rider (uncredited)
 1941 Buck Privates
Fighter (uncredited)
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Best known as a stuntman and regarded by many of his colleagues as one of the toughest men in the business (although in The Three Stooges short Punchy Cowpunchers (1950) he was beaten up and knocked through a window by Christine McIntyre). See more »

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