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John Cason (III) (1918–1961)


John 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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Known For

The Adventures of Kit Carson
The Adventures of Kit Carson Carl Rigby / Deputy / Drayson's Henchman / Henchman / Henchman Ben / Henchman Corson / Henchman Trig / Lead Henchman / Left-Handed Henchman / Marshal Trent / Morgan / Porter / Stage Driver / Trigger Dawson / Wagon driver Morris
(1951-1954)
Snowfire
Snowfire Buff Stoner
(1958)
His Brother's Ghost
His Brother's Ghost Henchman Jarrett
(1945)

Filmography

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 1958-1961 Lawman (TV Series)
Brad Oliver / Pross Cates / Second Ranch Hand
- By the Book (1961) ... Brad Oliver
- The Wayfarer (1959) ... Pross Cates (uncredited)
- The Badge (1958) ... Second Ranch Hand
 1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Jeff
- The Duke Shannon Story (1961) ... Jeff
 1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Stagecoach Driver
- No Amnesty for Death (1961) ... Stagecoach Driver
 1960-1961 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Chad / Henchman
- Angel (1961) ... Chad
- A Noose for Nora (1960) ... Henchman (uncredited)
 1959-1961 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Townsman / Decker
- The Beholden (1961) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Trial by Conscience (1959) ... Decker
 1959-1961 Bronco (TV Series)
Stage Attendant / McBride / Frank Hagar
- The Invaders (1961) ... Stage Attendant (uncredited)
- The Last Resort (1959) ... McBride
- The Belles of Silver Flat (1959) ... Frank Hagar (uncredited)
 1961 Two Faces West (TV Series)
Wilkes Man
- The Avengers (1961) ... Wilkes Man
 1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Good
- The Big Train: Part 1 (1961) ... Good (uncredited)
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
Charlie
- Incident at Poco Tiempo (1960) ... Charlie
 1960 Cimarron
Suggs (uncredited)
 1959-1960 Laramie (TV Series)
Barfly / Mark Howard
- .45 Calibre (1960) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- The Star Trail (1959) ... Mark Howard (as John L. Cason)
 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
 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
- The Duchess of Denver (1959) ... Second Man
 1957-1959 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Stage Driver / Lank Strayhorn
- Stolen Loot (1959) ... Stage Driver
- Gunslinger from Galeville (1957) ... Lank Strayhorn
 1959 The Man from Blackhawk (TV Series)
Poke
- Logan's Policy (1959) ... Poke
 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
- The Child (1957) ... Waller
 1959 Gunmen from Laredo
Bob Sutton (uncredited)
 1957-1958 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
First Yuba City Robber / Brady / Bart Kellam
- The Dealer (1958) ... First Yuba City Robber (as John L. Cason)
- Stage West (1958) ... Brady
- The Silver Bullets (1957) ... Bart Kellam
 1958 The Rough Riders (TV Series)
Henchman
- The Counterfeiters (1958) ... Henchman (as John L. Cason)
 1958 Jefferson Drum (TV Series)
Driver
- Stagecoach Episode (1958) ... Driver
 1958 Gunman's Walk
Wrangler (uncredited)
 1958 Screaming Mimi
Herb (uncredited)
 1958 Snowfire
Buff Stoner
 1952-1958 Sky King (TV Series)
Bull Harrison / Fred Clay / Dave / ...
- Rodeo Decathlon (1958) ... Bull Harrison
- Showdown (1956) ... Fred Clay
- Flood of Fury (1956) ... Dave
- Deadly Cargo (1952) ... Sinclair (as John L. Cason)
 1958 Cowboy
Trail Hand (uncredited)
 1958 Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series)
Pvt. Benedict
- Hostage (1958) ... Pvt. Benedict
 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 (as John L. Cason)
- The Rough, Tough West (1955) ... Fulton
- Blazing Across the Pecos (1955) ... Bill (uncredited)
 1957 Don't Go Near the Water
Seabee Metkoff (uncredited)
 1957 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Left-Handed Craps Player / Cowboy
- Illicit Gambling (1957) ... Left-Handed Craps Player (uncredited)
- Revenge (1957) ... Cowboy (uncredited)
 1957 3:10 to Yuma
Wade Henchman (uncredited)
 1957 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Sid / Longly
- The Rustlers (1957) ... Sid
- Missing Witness (1957) ... Longly
 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.
- The Education of Corporal Rusty (1954) ... Maddick
 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)
 1949-1957 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Luke / Sam Donnell / Hacker / ...
- Slim's Boy (1957) ... Luke (uncredited)
- The Turning Point (1957) ... Sam Donnell (uncredited)
- A Harp for Hannah (1957) ... Hacker (uncredited)
- The Tell-Tale Bullet (1955) ... Cash Nasby
- Two for Juan Ringo (1954) ... Trip
 1957 The Storm Rider
Jasper (uncredited)
 1955-1957 Fury (TV Series)
Chris
- 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
- His Weight in Wildcats (1956) ... Henchman
- Empty Saddles (1956) ... Lou Conroy
- Boys' Day in Paradise Valley (1954) ... Frank - Henchman
- Hard Luck Story (1954) ... Ben Pierson
 1953-1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Outlaw / Willy
- Duffy's Man (1956) ... Outlaw (uncredited)
- Gun Job (1953) ... Willy (as John L. Cason)
 1956 Naked Gun (scenes deleted, as John L. Cason)
 1955-1956 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Ford / Killer Burke / Big Joe Benton
- The Bear Flag (1956) ... Ford (uncredited)
- Escape (1956) ... Killer Burke
- Death and Taxes (1955) ... Big Joe Benton
 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
- Rails West (1956) ... Burke
 1956 Judge Roy Bean (TV Series)
Beeman / Dave - Henchman / Jason Hart / ...
- The Elopers (1956) ... Beeman
- Terror Rides the Trail (1956) ... Dave - Henchman
- Spirit of the Law (1956) ... Jason Hart
- Luck O' the Irish (1956) ... Ed Jacobs
- Deliver the Body (1956) ... Sheriff Blade
 1955 A Lawless Street
Dean Ranch Hand (uncredited)
 1955 The Last Frontier
First Sentry (uncredited)
 1955 Top Gun
Ben - Henchman (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) ... Spud Hicks - Henchman (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)
Gillis - Henchman / Jess
- Outlaw's Portrait (1955) ... Gillis - Henchman (as Bob Cason)
- Sundown Valley (1955) ... Jess
- Photographer Story (1952) ... Gillis - Henchman (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 (as John L. Cason)
- Annie's Desert Adventure (1954) ... Jim Bolton
- Valley of the Shadows (1954) ... Emmett
 1955 Wyoming Renegades
O.C. Hanks
 1955 Treasure of Ruby Hills
Payne Henchman (uncredited)
 1951-1954 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Henchman / Frank - Henchman / Cavvy - Henchman / ...
- Pot of Gold (1954) ... Frank - Henchman
- The Haunted Stage Stop (1954) ... Henchman
- The Steel Plow (1954) ... Cavvy - Henchman
- Rodeo (1954) ... Phil Burleson
- Big Steal (1952) ... Stewart
 1954 Cattle Queen of Montana (uncredited)
 1954 Captain Midnight (TV Series)
Brady
- Deadly Diamonds (1954) ... Brady
 1954 The Law vs. Billy the Kid
Posse Member (uncredited)
 1954 Saskatchewan
Cook (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)
- Pearl-Handled Guns (1954) ... (as John L. Cason)
 1953 Red River Shore
Joe - Henchman
 1953 Thunder Over the Plains
Kehoe - Westman Henchman (uncredited)
 1953 Gun Fury
Westy (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
- High Heeled Boots (1953) ... Chuck - Dixie's Bartender (as Bob Cason)
- The Sidewinder (1953) ... Sergeant Talbot
- Sawdust Swindle (1953) ... Carl - Henchman
- Empty Mailbags (1953) ... Slag - Henchman
 1953 The Lost Planet
Hopper
 1953 Savage Frontier
Buck Matson - Henchman
 1953 Jungle Drums of Africa
Regas
 1951-1953 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
Wagon driver Morris / Morgan / Porter / ...
- Bad Men of Marysville (1953) ... Wagon driver Morris
- Thunder Over Inyo (1952) ... Morgan
- The Range Master (1952) ... Porter
- Roaring Challenge (1952) ... Drayson's Henchman
- Trail to Old Sonora (1952) ... Henchman Corson
 1952 Son of Geronimo: Apache Avenger
Smoky (ch's 10-12) (uncredited)
 1952 Voodoo Tiger
Jerry Masters (uncredited)
 1952 Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series)
Henchman
- Ghost Trails (1952) ... Henchman (as John L. Cason)
 1952 Wagon Team
Henchman Slim
 1952 Hellgate
Prison Guard (uncredited)
 1952 The Kid from Broken Gun
Chuck (uncredited)
 1952 Black Hills Ambush
Henchman Jake
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
- Calculated Risk (1952) ... (as John L. Cason)
 1952 The Hawk of Wild River
Duke - Henchman (uncredited)
 1952 The Black Lash
Henchman Cord
 1951 Westward the Women
Margaret's Awaiting Groom (uncredited)
 1951 The Thundering Trail
Conway - Henchman
 1951 The Texas Rangers
Guard on Train (uncredited)
 1951 Fun on the Run (Short)
Jealous Boyfriend (as Bob Cason)
 1951 Wanted: Dead or Alive
Henchman (uncredited)
 1951 Fort Savage Raiders
Henchman Gus
 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
 1950 Wyoming Mail
Red Monte (uncredited)
 1950 Redwood Forest Trail
Henchman Curley
 1950 Streets of Ghost Town
John Wicks (uncredited)
 1950 Desperadoes of the West
Casey [Chs. 1, 8, 11, 12]
 1950 Fast on the Draw
Tex
 1950 West of the Brazos
The Cyclone Kid
 1950 Colorado Ranger
Loco Joe
 1950 Crooked River
Kent
 1950 Marshal of Heldorado
Jake Tulliver
 1950 Comanche Territory
Newcomer at Shindig (uncredited)
 1950 Hostile Country
Ed Brady
 1950 Punchy Cowpunchers (Short)
Black Jack (uncredited)
 1949 Range Land
Henchman Rocky Rand
 1949 Red Desert
Bob Horn - Henchman
 1949 Tough Assignment
Joe
 1949 Feudin' Rhythm
Pete (uncredited)
 1949 Ringside
Tiger Johnson
 1949 The Blazing Trail
Patterson Henchman (uncredited)
 1949 Laramie
Henchman (uncredited)
 1949 Rimfire
Blazer
 1949 Challenge of the Range
Henchman Henley (uncredited)
 1949 The Big Sombrero
Henchman Stacy (uncredited)
 1948 Belle Starr's Daughter
Kiowa Posseman
 1948 Mark of the Lash
Hechnman Colt Jackson
 1948 Dead Man's Gold
Henchman Matt Conway
 1948 Sunset Carson Rides Again
Sam Webster (as Bob Cason)
 1948 Trail to Laredo
Blaze - Henchman (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
Ben - Henchman (uncredited)
 1947 Her Husband's Affairs
Heckler (uncredited)
 1947 The Last Round-up
Henchman Carter (uncredited)
 1947 Prairie Raiders
Henchman Cinco (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
Joe Dayton (uncredited)
 1946 Overland Riders
Henchman (as John L. Cason)
 1946 Prairie Badmen
Steve (as John L. Cason)
 1946 Ghost of Hidden Valley
Henchman Buck (as John L. Cason)
 1946 Ambush Trail
Ed Blaine - Henchman (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
Joe - Henchman (as Bob Cason)
 1945 Flame of the West
Slim (uncredited)
 1945 Gangster's Den
Burke (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
Bart - Wounded Henchman (uncredited)
 1944 Harmony Trail
Townsman (uncredited)
 1944 Ghost Guns
Henchman Bart (as Bob Cason)
 1944 Zorro's Black Whip
Henchman (uncredited)
 1944 Wild Horse Phantom
Lucas - Henchman (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 Rio Rita
Ranger (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
Prison Guard (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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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Bob Cason | John L. Cason | Johnny Cason

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

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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Star Sign:

Leo

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