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John Close (I) (1921–1963)

John Close was born on June 1, 1921 in Hollywood, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Beginning of the End (1957), The Slime People (1963) and Street of Darkness (1958). He was married to Paula Teagarden. He died on December 21, 1963 in Palm Springs, California. See full bio »

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 1963 The Slime People
KTTV Reporter Vince Williams
 1963 The Man from the Diners' Club
Patrolman Charlie Kinley (uncredited)
 1963 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Delivery Man
- Dennis Plays Robin Hood (1963) ... Delivery Man
 1962 Convicts 4
Guard
 1959-1962 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Turner / Harry Lighter / Joe / ...
- The Prisoner (1962) ... Turner
- The Peace Officer (1960) ... Harry Lighter
- Moo Moo Raid (1960) ... Joe
- The Coward (1959) ... Pete
 1962 Rawhide (TV Series)
First Thug
- A Woman's Place (1962) ... First Thug
 1960-1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Policeman Killed by Rait / Border Guard / Gordie
- Element of Danger (1962) ... Policeman Killed by Rait (uncredited)
- The Seventh Vote (1961) ... Border Guard (uncredited)
- The Rusty Heller Story (1960) ... Gordie
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Bus Driver
- Behold a Pale Horse (1962) ... Bus Driver
 1961 The George Raft Story
Plainclothesman (uncredited)
 1961 Bonanza (TV Series)
Bell
- Elizabeth, My Love (1961) ... Bell
 1961 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Police Sergeant
- The Case of the Grumbling Grandfather (1961) ... Police Sergeant
 1960-1961 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Guard / Policeman
- Shadow Play (1961) ... Guard (uncredited)
- A Nice Place to Visit (1960) ... Policeman (uncredited)
 1958-1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Jenkins / Homesteader
- Dead Man's Claim (1961) ... Jenkins (uncredited)
- Cheyenne Club (1958) ... Homesteader
 1961 Assignment: Underwater (TV Series)
Lt. Bateman
- Witness from the Dead (1961) ... Lt. Bateman
 1961 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Coach Henderson
- Wally's Track Meet (1961) ... Coach Henderson
 1961 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Office Hannity
- The House Next Door (1961) ... Office Hannity
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Gus
- Dance Marathon (1961) ... Gus
 1960 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Jackson
- Call for Michael Shayne (1960) ... Jackson
 1960 Guestward Ho! (TV Series)
 1960 Key Witness
Detective (uncredited)
 1959-1960 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Oldfield / Bushwhacker / Grady
- The Fatalist (1960) ... Oldfield
- Maggie O'Bannion (1959) ... Bushwhacker
- Lady on the Stagecoach (1959) ... Grady
 1960 Pay or Die
Policeman (uncredited)
 1960 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Buck the Strong Man
- The Clown (1960) ... Buck the Strong Man
 1960 Men Into Space (TV Series)
Col. Ferretti
- Contraband (1960) ... Col. Ferretti
 1960 Hotel de Paree (TV Series)
Simpson
- Sundance and the Kid from Nowhere (1960) ... Simpson
 1959 The Purple Gang
Policeman George Murphy (uncredited)
 1959 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Johnson
- Calamity (1959) ... Johnson
 1959 Lock Up (TV Series)
- The Failure (1959)
 1959 A Private's Affair
Combat Course Captain (uncredited)
 1959 The Rebel Set
Police Morgue Attendant (uncredited)
 1959 Man Without a Gun (TV Series)
- The Last Holdup (1959)
 1958-1959 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Kernan / Sheriff / Captain Blake
- His Brother's Keeper (1959) ... Kernan
- Baby Face (1958) ... Sheriff
- Unwanted (1958) ... Captain Blake
 1959 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Patrolman Shelby
- Anonymity Anyone? (1959) ... Patrolman Shelby
 1959 Al Capone
Plainclothesman (uncredited)
 1956-1959 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Tim Denman / Miller
- The Truth About Rawhide Geraghty (1959) ... Tim Denman
- Justice (1956) ... Miller (uncredited)
 1958-1959 Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series)
Gang Leader
- Ambush (1959) ... Gang Leader
- Deadly Mirror (1958)
 1958 Revolt in the Big House
Guard (uncredited)
 1958 Flight (TV Series)
M / Sgt. S. Fisher
- Havana Run ... M / Sgt. S. Fisher
 1958 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Deputy Kelly
- The Fugitives (1958) ... Deputy Kelly
 1957-1958 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
The Kenley Kid / Townsman
- The Black Marshal from Deadwood (1958) ... The Kenley Kid
- A Bullet for an Editor (1957) ... Townsman
 1958 Step Down to Terror
Detective (uncredited)
 1958 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Thug
- The Birthday Present (1958) ... Thug
 1958 The Naked and the Dead
Captain (uncredited)
 1958 Street of Darkness
Matt Flood
 1958 No Time for Sergeants
Military Policeman (uncredited)
 1956-1958 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Vince Carter / Stash Erwin
- Policewoman (1958) ... Vince Carter
- Hitchhiker Dies (1956) ... Stash Erwin (as John V. Close)
 1958 Cole Younger, Gunfighter
Sgt. Crowley - State Police (uncredited)
 1958 Run Silent Run Deep
Co-ordinate Fixer at Bungo Straits (uncredited)
 1958 Outcasts of the City
Army Officer
 1958 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
The Police Officer
- The Stolen Car (1958) ... The Police Officer
 1957 Official Detective (TV Series)
Detective Bryant
- Muggers (1957) ... Detective Bryant
 1957 Harbor Command (TV Series)
Leo Karp
- Dead on 'B' Deck (1957) ... Leo Karp
 1957 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Love (1957)
- The Big Coins (1957)
 1956-1957 Navy Log (TV Series)
McMahon / Sailor #2
- PT 109 (1957) ... McMahon
- Nightmare Off Brooklyn (1957) ... Sailor #2
- Web Feet (1956)
 1957 Escapade in Japan
Mid-Pacific pilot (uncredited)
 1957 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
Joe Dobbs
- The Mark of Crime (1957) ... Joe Dobbs
 1957 House of Numbers
Guard (uncredited)
 1957 Beginning of the End
Maj. Everett
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Sawfish Captain
- The Wahoo Story (1957) ... Sawfish Captain
 1957 Johnny Tremain
Ship Captain (uncredited)
 1957 The Monster That Challenged the World
Deputy Larry (uncredited)
 1957 The Night the World Exploded
Soldier (uncredited)
 1957 The Deadly Mantis
Engineer (uncredited)
 1954-1957 The Lineup (TV Series)
Tom - Police Sgt. / William Grainley
- The Robert Avery Case (1957) ... Tom - Police Sgt. (uncredited)
- The Christmas Story (1954) ... William Grainley
 1957 Footsteps in the Night
McConnell (uncredited)
 1957 Code 3 (TV Series)
Mitch
- The Rookie Sheriff (1957) ... Mitch
 1957 The Storm Rider
Forrest (uncredited)
 1957 Hold That Hypnotist
Police Sgt. Benton (uncredited)
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Jack Haines
- So Soon to Die (1957) ... Jack Haines (uncredited)
 1957 Chain of Evidence
Deputy
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Lt. Winfield
- Apache Massacre (1957) ... Lt. Winfield
 1957 The Gray Ghost (TV Series)
Sgt. Carr
- A Problem of Command (1957) ... Sgt. Carr
 1956 Three Brave Men
Photographer (uncredited)
 1956 The Unguarded Moment
Detective (uncredited)
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
First MP
- Child of the Regiment (1956) ... First MP
 1956 Calling Homicide
Deputy Warren (uncredited)
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
David
- Princess O'Rourke (1956) ... David
 1955-1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Instructor
- The Jackie Jensen Story (1956) ... Instructor
 1956 World Without End
Reporter (uncredited)
 1956 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Griffin
- West of the River (1956) ... Griffin
 1956 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
George
- Tightwad Millionaire (1956) ... George
- A Ticket for May (1956)
 1955 The Spoilers
Deputy
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
News Photographer
- If I Were Rich (1955) ... News Photographer (as John V. Close)
 1955 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Insp. Jim Powers / Big Jim Gridley / Sheriff Tim Davis
- Go West, Young Lady (1955) ... Insp. Jim Powers / Big Jim Gridley
- The Portrait of White Cloud (1955) ... Sheriff Tim Davis
 1955 Illegal
Prison Switchboard Guard (uncredited)
 1955 Rebel Without a Cause
Police Officer (uncredited)
 1955 Bobby Ware Is Missing
Uniformed Deputy (uncredited)
 1955 One Desire
George (uncredited)
 1955 Finger Man
'Big' Walters
 1952-1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Chad
- The Man Who Liked to Kill (1955) ... Chad
- Safety Island (1953)
- The Exile (1952)
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Joe Nesbitt
- The Battle of Rabbit Run (1955) ... Joe Nesbitt
 1955 Interrupted Melody
Actor in 'Tristan' (uncredited)
 1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Lt. Johnson
- The Collar (1955) ... Lt. Johnson
 1955 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Clemsen
- The Magic Box (1955) ... Clemsen
 1955 Hit the Deck
Petty Officer (uncredited)
 1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
Duke
- The Jubilee Earring (1955) ... Duke
 1954-1955 Public Defender (TV Series)
Police Lt. Colton / First Policeman / Cop / ...
- The Director (1955) ... Police Lt. Colton
- Love and Conscience (1954) ... First Policeman
- The Arsonist (1954) ... Cop
- The Last Appeal (1954) ... Mr. Talmadge
- Third Floor Rear (1954) ... 1st Detective
 1954 Black Tuesday
Cop (uncredited)
 1954 Francis Joins the WACS
Military Policeman (uncredited)
 1953-1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Party Guest
- The Black Mate (1954)
- The Soil (1953)
- The Perfect Secretary (1953) ... Party Guest
 1954 Them!
Johnny, Police Aircraft Pilot (uncredited)
 1954 The High and the Mighty
Mechanic (uncredited)
 1954 Loophole
FBI Agent (uncredited)
 1954 Drive a Crooked Road
Police Officer (uncredited)
 1952-1954 Big Town (TV Series)
Lt. John Jameson / Lt. JohnJameson / Lt. Johnny Jameson / ...
- The Consulate (1954) ... Lt. John Jameson
- Watch the Birdie (1953) ... Lt. John Jameson
- Crime and Punishment (1953) ... Lt. John Jameson
- The Hero (1952) ... Lt. JohnJameson
 1953 Take the High Ground!
Military Policeman (uncredited)
 1953 The Big Heat
Policeman (uncredited)
 1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Coach (uncredited)
 1953 The Farmer Takes a Wife
Boater (uncredited)
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
 1953 Code Two
Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1953 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Detective Joe
- The Case of the Dancing Lady (1953) ... Detective Joe
 1953 Boston Blackie (TV Series)
- Revenge (1953) ... (as John V. Close)
 1953 Fangs of the Arctic
Henchman Howell
 1952 Above and Beyond
Co-Pilot (uncredited)
 1952 The Files of Jeffrey Jones (TV Series)
Terrible Teddy Thompson
- Pigeon Hunt ... Terrible Teddy Thompson
 1952 Stars and Stripes Forever
Reporter (uncredited)
 1952 Torpedo Alley
Turk (uncredited)
 1952 Rebound (TV Series)
Lt. Drucker
- I'm You (1952) ... Lt. Drucker
 1952 Battle Zone
Officer (uncredited)
 1952 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Tom Sloan
- Special Edition (1952) ... Tom Sloan
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
- The Mask (1952)
 1952 Fearless Fagan
MP at Barracks Gate (uncredited)
 1952 You for Me
Cop (uncredited)
 1952 The Story of Will Rogers
Secret Service Man (uncredited)
 1952 We're Not Married!
Major (uncredited)
 1952 Pat and Mike
Trooper (uncredited)
 1952 The Pride of St. Louis
Freddie (uncredited)
 1952 Sailor Beware
Hospital Corpsman (uncredited)
 1952 Red Skies of Montana
Lewisohn (uncredited)
 1951 The Girl on the Bridge
Harry (as Johnny Close)
 1951 Submarine Command
Frogman (as John V. Close)
 1951 Anne of the Indies
Pirate (uncredited)
 1951 The Day the Earth Stood Still
Captain (uncredited)
 1951 Jim Thorpe -- All-American
Canton Bulldogs Teammate (uncredited)
 1951 The Guy Who Came Back
Tufano 'Tuffy' Gordon, Quarterback (uncredited)
 1951 Let's Go Navy!
Deck Officer Harrison (uncredited)
 1951 Fighting Coast Guard
Marine (uncredited)
 1951 Follow the Sun
Golf Pro (uncredited)
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
1st Officer
- Agent from Scotland Yard (1951) ... 1st Officer
 1951 Call Me Mister
Soldier (uncredited)
 1951 Belle Le Grand
Broker (uncredited)
 1951 Korea Patrol
Headquarter Captain (as John V. Close)
 1951 Front Page Detective (TV Series)
 1950 Halls of Montezuma
Marine (uncredited)
 1950 I'll Get By
Military Policeman (uncredited)
 1950 The Breaking Point
Deputy (uncredited)
 1950 Where the Sidewalk Ends
Hanson (uncredited)
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