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John Craven (I) (1916–1995)

John Craven will be remembered as the lad who dreamed of love and the moon atop a stepladder in the Broadway version of "Our Town" for a season and another on the road, while his father, Frank Craven, officiated as the genial Stage Manager and commentator of that play. Originally intending to be a surgeon, John was deflected by heredity to an ... See full bio »

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 1970 The Wild Scene
 1967 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Judge Hobart
- Tempest in a Texas Town (1967) ... Judge Hobart
 1965 The Loner (TV Series)
- The Ordeal of Bud Windom (1965) ... Sheriff
 1965 The Big Valley (TV Series)
- Earthquake (1965) ... Doctor
 1964 The Brass Bottle
2nd Psychiatrist (uncredited)
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
 1963 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
 1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Mr. Simmons
- The Traveler (1962) ... Mr. Simmons
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series)
Bolling the Drifter
- The Hemp Reeger Case (1961) ... Bolling the Drifter
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Dr. Hilton
- The Terror in Teakwood (1961) ... Dr. Hilton
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Dance Partner
- Voyage Into Fear (1961) ... Dance Partner (uncredited)
 1960-1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Tommy / Herbert Gold / Clete Vine
- The Last Escape (1961) ... Tommy
- The Contest for Aaron Gold (1960) ... Herbert Gold
- The Day of the Bullet (1960) ... Clete Vine
 1961 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Hotel Clerk
- Come Home Again (1961) ... Hotel Clerk
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Ed Keeler
- Sepi (1960) ... Ed Keeler
 1960 Dan Raven (TV Series)
- Tinge of Red (1960) ... Ringle
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
- Love on Credit (1960) ... Cashier
 1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Zack Dawson
- Criss Cross (1960) ... Zack Dawson
 1960 The Case of the Dangerous Robin (TV Series)
- On Consignment (1960)
 1960 Let's Make Love
Comstock (uncredited)
 1960 Ocean's 11
Cashier (uncredited)
 1960 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Police Lieutenant
- The Highbinder (1960) ... Police Lieutenant
 1959 Colt .45 (TV Series)
- Calamity (1959) ... Guard
 1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
- The Counselor (1959) ... Juror (uncredited)
 1959 Rawhide (TV Series)
- Incident Below the Brazos (1959) ... Hornbeck
 1959 Steve Canyon (TV Series)
Radio Officer
- The Robbery (1959) ... Radio Officer
 1959 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Harry Teller
- Night of April 14th (1959) ... Harry Teller
 1958 Revolt in the Big House
Guard (uncredited)
 1957 Code 3 (TV Series)
Sgt. Pete Daniels
- The Man with Many Faces (1957) ... Sgt. Pete Daniels
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- The Nineteenth Hole (1957) ... Trumbull
 1956 Friendly Persuasion
Band Leader (uncredited)
 1956 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Captain Marsh
- Trapline (1956) ... Captain Marsh
 1956 Hold Back the Night
Maj. Bob MacKay
 1956 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Ed Wells
- Art Robbery (1956) ... Ed Wells
 1956 Navy Wife
Dr. Carter
 1956 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Harry Drew / Dolan
- One of Jesse's Gang (1956) ... Harry Drew / Dolan
 1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
- Red Wine (1956) ... Morgan
 1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- The Listening Hand (1956) ... Hathaway
 1956 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Brother John
- Father Hoppe (1956) ... Brother John
 1956 Battle Stations
Cmdr. James Matthews
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Ted Allen
- Millionaire John Hardin (1956) ... Ted Allen
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
- Lincoln's Doctor's Dog (1955) ... Reporter
 1955 The Green Mountain Boys (TV Movie)
Remeber Baker
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
- The Champion (1955)
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series)
Ted Richards
- Baby for Sale (1954) ... Ted Richards
 1954 Security Risk
Dr. Lanson
 1954 I Led 3 Lives (TV Series)
Comrade Werner
- The Bomb (1954) ... Comrade Werner
 1953 Monodrama Theater (TV Series)
 1953 Count the Hours!
George Braden
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- Valley Forge (1951)
 1949-1950 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- Semmelweis (1950)
- Macbeth (1949)
 1946 Swell Guy
Mike O'Connor
 1946 Flight to Nowhere
Claude Forrest
 1944 In the Meantime, Darling
Sleeping Soldier (uncredited)
 1944 Meet the People
John Swanson
 1943 For God and Country (Short)
Danny Brewer
 1943 Someone to Remember
Dan Freeman
 1937 Over the Goal
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He played George Gibbs in Thornton Wilder's play, "Our Town," at the Selwyn Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Frank Craven (stage manager); James Spottswood (Dr. Gibbs); Evelyn Varden (Mrs. Gibbs); Thomas W. Ross (Mr. Webb); Helen Carew (Mrs. Webb); Dorothy McGuire (Emily Webb); Patricia Roe (Rebecca Gibbs); Raymond Rose; Tom ... See more »

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Cousin of Eddie Craven. See more »

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