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John Davis Chandler (1935–2010)

Character actor John Davis Chandler was born on January 28, 1935, in Hinton, West Virginia. He was raised in Charleston, West Virginia. Tall and thin, with fair hair, piercing blue eyes, a pale complexion and a nasal, whiny voice, Chandler specialized in portraying mean, neurotic and dangerous villains. He made an impressive film debut in his sole ... See full bio »

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 1998 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Flith
- Honor Among Thieves (1998) ... Flith (as John Chandler)
 1996 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Homeless Man
- Cyclone (1996) ... Homeless Man (as John Chandler)
 1995 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Mr. Ray
- The Ethics of Hope (1995) ... Mr. Ray (as John Chandler)
 1995 Sharon's Secret (TV Movie)
Stan
 1995 ER (TV Series)
Thornberg
- The Birthday Party (1995) ... Thornberg (as John Chandler)
 1995 Carnosaur 2
Zeb
 1994 Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead
Henry (as John Chandler)
 1993 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Barton Stone
- A Baby Called Rocket (1993) ... Barton Stone (as John Chandler)
 1993 Renegade (TV Series)
Captain at Base
- The Two Renos (1993) ... Captain at Base (as John Chandler)
 1993 Body of Evidence
Dr. Novaro (as John Chandler)
 1992 Inside Out II (Video) (segment "The Freak") (as John Chandler)
 1991 Reasonable Doubts (TV Series)
Dead-Eye
- Making Dirt Stick (1991) ... Dead-Eye (as John Chandler)
 1991 Only the Lonely
Duane Earl Tyrone (as John Chandler)
 1991 Trancers II
Wino #1 (as John Chandler)
 1991 Dragnet (TV Series)
Larry Smith
- Coyote Captive (1991) ... Larry Smith
 1990 Crash and Burn (Video)
Bud
 1988 Double Revenge
Big Charlie
 1984-1988 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Harry Brookmueller / Charlie / Arnie Roberts
- Bad Betty (1988) ... Harry Brookmueller (as John Chandler)
- For Old Crime's Sake (1987) ... Charlie (as John Chandler)
- What Goes Around Comes Around (1984) ... Arnie Roberts (as John Chandler)
 1987 Adventures in Babysitting
Bleak (as John Chandler)
 1987 Independence (TV Movie)
Reedy Briscoe
 1987 Love Among Thieves (TV Movie)
San Francisco desk clerk
 1986 Hunter (TV Series)
Paul Hammond
- Death Machine (1986) ... Paul Hammond (as John Chandler)
 1986 Airwolf (TV Series)
Gentry
- Break-In at Santa Paula (1986) ... Gentry (as John Chandler)
 1985-1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
John Detweiler / Gilbert Stoner
- Trial by Error (1986) ... John Detweiler (as John Chandler)
- Murder Takes the Bus (1985) ... Gilbert Stoner (as John Chandler)
 1982-1985 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Roman Petrovich / Hank
- Company Secrets (1985) ... Roman Petrovich
- The Good Doctor (1982) ... Hank (as John Chandler)
 1984 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Harvey Foster
- Ewe and Me, Babe (1984) ... Harvey Foster (as John Chandler)
 1984 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Waylon Gilbert
- Psychic Terror (1984) ... Waylon Gilbert (as John Chandler)
 1984 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Todd Holmby
- Harts on the Run (1984) ... Todd Holmby (as John Chandler)
 1983 Sawyer and Finn (TV Movie)
Mase
 1983 Triumphs of a Man Called Horse
Mason (as John Chandler)
 1978-1981 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Barker / Eddie Gunn / Bellamy / ...
- Perfect Husband, The/Volcano (1981) ... Barker (as John Chandler)
- Hard Knocks/Lady Godiva (1981) ... Eddie Gunn (as John Chandler)
- Tattoo: the Love God/Magnolia Blossoms (1979) ... Bellamy (as John Chandler)
- The Prince/The Sheriff (1978) ... Ed Larson (as John Chandler)
 1981 Flamingo Road (TV Series)
- The Hostages: Part 2 (1981) ... (as John Chandler)
- The Hostages: Part 1 (1981) ... (as John Chandler)
 1980 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Marsh
- Bear Bondage (1980) ... Marsh (as John Chandler)
 1979 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Eric
- Behind the Wheel (1979) ... Eric (as John Chandler)
 1979 The Little Dragons
Carl (as John Chandler)
 1978 Switch (TV Series)
Jo Jo Kert
- The Cage (1978) ... Jo Jo Kert (as John Chandler)
 1978 Lucan (TV Series)
 1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
Nolan
- Guns (1977) ... Nolan (as John Chandler)
 1977 The Shadow of Chikara
Rafe (as John Chandler)
 1977 Whiskey Mountain
Rudy (as John Chandler)
 1975-1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Menzel / Sketch Artist / Lou Denbo
- The Six Foot Stretch (1977) ... Menzel (as John Chandler)
- Odyssey of Death: Part 1 (1976) ... Sketch Artist (as John Chandler)
- War Games (1975) ... Lou Denbo (as John Chandler)
 1977 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Robert Gideon
- ...The Thigh Bone's Connected to the Knee Bone... (1977) ... Robert Gideon (as John Chandler)
 1976 Doc Hooker's Bunch
Roy (as John Chandler)
 1976 Chesty Anderson U.S. Navy
Dr. Cheech (as John Chandler)
 1976 Scorchy
Nicky (as John David Chandler)
 1976 Mako: The Jaws of Death
Charlie (as John Chandler)
 1976 The Outlaw Josey Wales
First Bounty Hunter (as John Chandler)
 1975 Lincoln (TV Mini-Series)
Assassin
- The Unwilling Warrior (1975) ... Assassin (as John Chandler)
 1975 Walking Tall Part II
Ray Henry (as John Chandler)
 1975 Capone
Hymie Weiss (as John D. Chandler)
 1975 The Desperate Miles (TV Movie)
Truck driver
 1974 The Ultimate Thrill
Evans
 1974 The Take
Man with Braces (as John Chandler)
 1973-1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Willie Tomsen / Rogers
- Cowtown Hustler (1974) ... Willie Tomsen
- Shadler (1973) ... Rogers
 1974 Columbo (TV Series)
Eddie Kane
- Publish or Perish (1974) ... Eddie Kane (as John Chandler)
 1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
Prisoner
- Trial by Doubt (1974) ... Prisoner (as John Chandler)
 1973 Cannon (TV Series)
Belos' Henchman
- Arena of Fear (1973) ... Belos' Henchman (as John Chandler)
 1973 Toma (TV Series)
- Frame-Up (1973) ... (as John Chandler)
 1973 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
Norris (as John Chandler)
 1973 Chase (TV Movie)
Thomas L. Traylor
 1971-1973 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Steve Deal / Robin Saydo / Wally Barstow
- Killing Ground (1973) ... Steve Deal (as John Chandler)
- The Radical (1971) ... Robin Saydo (as John Chandler)
- Log 16: A Child in Danger (1971) ... Wally Barstow (as John Chandler)
 1972 Moon of the Wolf (TV Movie)
Tom Jr. (as John Chandler)
 1972 The Partners (TV Series)
The Bomber
- Magnificent Perception (1972) ... The Bomber (as John Chandler)
 1971 Shoot Out
Skeeter (as John Chandler)
 1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
Al Garver, the Henchman
- O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (1971) ... Al Garver, the Henchman
 1971 Hitched (TV Movie)
Top-hatted railroad worker (uncredited)
 1971 Drag Racer
Dave
 1970 Barquero
Fair
 1968 The Hooked Generation
Acid
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Czawicki
- Fall of a Skylark: The Appeal - Part 2 (1968) ... Czawicki (as John D. Chandler)
- Fall of a Skylark: The Trial - Part 1 (1968) ... Czawicki (as John D. Chandler)
 1967 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Kid Curry
- The Doctor from Dodge (1967) ... Kid Curry
 1967 Felony Squad (TV Series)
Lou Mason
- The Savage Streets (1967) ... Lou Mason
 1967 Return of the Gunfighter
Sundance
 1963-1967 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Kenny / Quimby
- Run the Man Down (1967) ... Kenny
- The Other Side of the Mountain (1963) ... Quimby (as John D. Chandler)
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Dr. Walker
- The Treasure Seekers (1966) ... Dr. Walker
 1965 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Cassidy
- Survival (1965) ... Cassidy
 1965 Once a Thief
James Arthur Sargatanas, Walter's Henchman
 1965 Major Dundee
Jimmy Lee Benteen
 1965 Those Calloways
Ollie Gibbons
 1963-1964 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series)
Dick McBride
- The Day of the Picnic (1964) ... Dick McBride (as John Chandler)
- The Day of the First Trail (1963) ... Dick McBride (as John Chandler)
 1963 Empire (TV Series)
Aflen
- Seven Days on Rough Street (1963) ... Aflen
 1962 Combat! (TV Series)
American Sergeant
- Missing in Action (1962) ... American Sergeant (uncredited)
 1962 The Virginian (TV Series)
Dog
- The Brazen Bell (1962) ... Dog
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Frank
- Journey to Nineveh (1962) ... Frank
 1962 Ride the High Country
Jimmy Hammond
 1962 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Max
- Everybody Is Money (1962) ... Max
 1962 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Brooks
- The Executioner (1962) ... Brooks
 1962 The Detectives (TV Series)
Starr
- Never the Twain (1962) ... Starr (as John Chandler)
 1960-1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Henchman / Machine Gunner
- Takeover (1962) ... Machine Gunner (uncredited)
- Head of Fire: Feet of Clay (1960) ... Henchman (uncredited)
- The Underworld Bank (1960) ... Henchman (uncredited)
 1961 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Cobalt Hood
- Silent Partner (1961) ... Cobalt Hood (uncredited)
 1961 Straightaway (TV Series)
Stranger
- The Stranger (1961) ... Stranger
 1961 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Kelso
- Ricochet (1961) ... Kelso
 1961 The Asphalt Jungle (TV Series)
Scott Bodyguard
- The Scott Machine (1961) ... Scott Bodyguard
 1961 The Young Savages
Arthur Reardon
 1961 Mad Dog Coll
Vincent 'Mad Dog' Coll (as John Chandler)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Portrayed Sakini in a Kanawha Players stage production of "Teahouse of the August Moon." See more »

Alternate Names:

John D. Chandler | John David Chandler | John Chandler

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Trivia:

Wife, Martha R. Matthews, born September 9, 1930 in Oklahoma. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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