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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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The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Outlaw Josey Wales First Bounty Hunter
(1976)
Ride the High Country
Ride the High Country Jimmy Hammond
(1962)

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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)
 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)
 1991 Reasonable Doubts (TV Series)
Dead-Eye
- Making Dirt Stick (1991) ... Dead-Eye (as John Chandler)
 1991 Dragnet (TV Series)
Larry Smith
- Coyote Captive (1991) ... Larry Smith
 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 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
 1978-1981 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Barker / Eddie Gunn / Bellamy / ...
- The Perfect Husband/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)
 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)
 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)
 1975 Lincoln (TV Mini-Series)
Assassin
- The Unwilling Warrior (1975) ... Assassin (as John Chandler)
 1975 The Desperate Miles (TV Movie)
Truck driver
 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)
Velos' Henchman
- Arena of Fear (1973) ... Velos' Henchman (as John Chandler)
 1973 Toma (TV Series)
- Frame-Up (1973) ... (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 The D.A. (TV Series)
Robin Saydo
- The People vs. Saydo (1971) ... Robin Saydo (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)
Jannis
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Terry Czawicki
- Fall of a Skylark: The Appeal - Part 2 (1968) ... Terry Czawicki (as John D. Chandler)
- Fall of a Skylark: The Trial - Part 1 (1968) ... Terry Czawicki (as John D. Chandler)
 1967 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Kid Curry
- The Doctor from Dodge (1967) ... Kid Curry
 1967 The Felony Squad (TV Series)
Lou Mason
- The Savage Streets (1967) ... Lou Mason
 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
 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 Lauderbeck
- Journey to Nineveh (1962) ... Frank Lauderbeck
 1962 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Max
- Everybody Is Money (1962) ... Max (as John Chandler)
 1962 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Brooks
- The Executioner (1962) ... Brooks
 1962 The Detectives (TV Series)
Starr
- Never the Twain (1962) ... Starr (as John Chandler)
 1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Machine Gunner
- Takeover (1962) ... Machine Gunner (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 (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Acted in a summer stock stage production of "Mister Roberts." See more »

Alternate Names:

John D. Chandler | John David Chandler | John Chandler

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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