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John Crawford (I) (1920–2010)

Burly, handsome and rugged character actor John Crawford appeared in over 200 movies and TV shows combined in a career that spanned over 40 years, usually cast as tough and/or villainous characters. Crawford was born Cleve Richardson on September 13, 1920, in Colfax, Washington. He was discovered by a Warner Bros. scout while attending the ... See full bio »

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 1986 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Charlie
- Round Up the Old Gang (1986) ... Charlie
 1983-1985 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Mac Thomas / Sheriff Moore
- Knight Racer (1985) ... Mac Thomas
- A Nice, Indecent Little Town (1983) ... Sheriff Moore
 1985 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Sheriff Ferris
- Death Trap (1985) ... Sheriff Ferris
 1984 Cover Up (TV Series)
 1984 The Mississippi (TV Series)
Sheriff Fred Kyle
- Going Back to Hannibal (1984) ... Sheriff Fred Kyle
 1982-1983 Dynasty (TV Series)
Dan Cassidy
- Reunion in Singapore (1983) ... Dan Cassidy
- Battle Lines (1983) ... Dan Cassidy
- The Search (1983) ... Dan Cassidy
- The Locket (1982) ... Dan Cassidy
 1982 The Powers of Matthew Star (TV Series)
General F.J. Tucker
- The Italian Caper (1982) ... General F.J. Tucker
- Jackal (1982) ... General F.J. Tucker
 1980-1982 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Randall / Buchanon
- Dukes in Danger (1982) ... Randall
- Follow That Still (1980) ... Buchanon
 1982 McClain's Law (TV Series)
Tulio
- What Patric Doesn't Know (1982) ... Tulio
 1982 Code Red (TV Series)
 1981 The Other Victim (TV Movie)
 1981 The Boogens
Brian Deering
 1981 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Martin Loper
- Violence (1981) ... Martin Loper
 1980 Dallas (TV Series)
Mort Wilkinson
- The Fourth Son (1980) ... Mort Wilkinson
 1980 Alice (TV Series)
Officer
- Here Comes Alice Cottontail (1980) ... Officer
 1980 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
Paul Armstrong
- Semi-Centennial Bradford (1980) ... Paul Armstrong
 1979 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Det. Judson
- Licensed to Kill (1979) ... Det. Judson
 1979 The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
Captain Sherick
 1979 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
- Sky Trap (1979)
 1979 Dreamer
Riverboat Captain
 1979 Friends (TV Series)
Dr. Ross
- A Case of Bad Timing (1979) ... Dr. Ross
 1979 How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series)
Marshal Towne
- Luke (1979) ... Marshal Towne
 1979 Salvage 1 (TV Series)
Sanders
- Operation Breakout (1979) ... Sanders
 1979 Hard Knocks
Josh
 1979 Tilt
Mickey
 1979 Kaz (TV Series)
 1979 From Here to Eternity (TV Mini-Series)
Maj. Thompson
 1978 Lawman Without a Gun (TV Movie)
Sgt. Hunt
 1978 Desperate Women (TV Movie)
 1978 The Amazing Spider-Man (TV Series)
Evans
- A Matter of State (1978) ... Evans
 1978 Wheels (TV Mini-Series)
Parkland
 1978 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Tom Edler
- The Hulk Breaks Las Vegas (1978) ... Tom Edler
 1978 The Two-Five (TV Movie)
Captain Paul Carter
 1974-1978 Police Woman (TV Series)
Chief Parks / Captain Parks / Chief Bob Parks / ...
- Deadline: Death (1977)
- Tender Soldier (1976)
- The Melting Point of Ice (1976) ... Captain Parks
 1978 The Tony Randall Show (TV Series)
Inspector
- Phantom of the Poconos (1978) ... Inspector
 1978 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Lt. Francona
- The Sandcastle Murders (1978) ... Lt. Francona
 1978 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
Vern Hackler
- Freudian Ship (1978) ... Vern Hackler
 1977 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Crowley
- Rodeo (1977) ... Crowley
 1977 Outlaw Blues
Buzz Cavenaugh
 1974-1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Tommy Tirdell / Sgt. Riles
- End of the Line (1977) ... Tommy Tirdell
- Robbery: 48 Hours (1974) ... Sgt. Riles
 1976 The Enforcer
The Mayor
 1976 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
Sally G.
- The Pink Dragon (1976) ... Sally G.
 1976 The Macahans (TV Movie)
Hale Crowley
 1975 Guilty or Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case (TV Movie)
Fred Stoner
 1975 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Coner, Prison Guard
- Go Directly to Jail (1975) ... Coner, Prison Guard
 1974-1975 Harry O (TV Series)
Hal Follet / Coroner
- Mayday (1975) ... Hal Follet
- Accounts Balanced (1974) ... Coroner
 1975 Rhoda (TV Series)
Man in Bar
- Mucho, Macho (1975) ... Man in Bar
 1974-1975 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Christian / Dr. Kenilworth
- The Farnsworth Stratagem (1975) ... Christian
- Tall Woman in Red Wagon (1974) ... Dr. Kenilworth
 1975 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Billy Elwood / Joe Tuttle
- Death Ride (1975) ... Billy Elwood
- Four the Hard Way (1975) ... Joe Tuttle
 1975 The Swiss Family Robinson
Nate Bidwell
 1975 Night Moves
Tom Iverson
 1974 The Towering Inferno
Callahan
 1974 Strange Homecoming (TV Movie)
Winston
 1959-1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Blanchard / Muller / Hugh Eaton / ...
- A Town in Chains (1974) ... Muller
- The Boy and the Sinner (1973) ... Hugh Eaton
- Gold Train: The Bullet: Part 3 (1971) ... Blanchard
- Gold Train: The Bullet: Part 2 (1971) ... Blanchard
- Gold Train: The Bullet: Part 1 (1971) ... Blanchard
 1974 Banacek (TV Series)
Owen Summers
- Horse of a Slightly Different Color (1974) ... Owen Summers
 1973 Message to My Daughter (TV Movie)
Abortionist
 1973 The Rookies (TV Series)
Sgt. Hughes
- Tarnished Idol (1973) ... Sgt. Hughes
 1973 The Severed Arm
Doctor Sanders
 1967-1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Paul Ostro / Art Warner / Orin Selby / ...
- The Puppet (1972) ... Paul Ostro
- Blues (1971) ... Art Warner
- Live Bait (1969) ... Orin Selby
- The Legacy (1967) ... Dr. Lubell
 1972 Trouble Man
Sergeant Koeppler
 1972 Napoleon and Samantha
Desk Sergeant
 1971-1972 Nichols (TV Series)
Sgt. Kessler / Marshall
- Wings of an Angel (1972) ... Sgt. Kessler
- The Specialists (1971) ... Marshall
 1972 Killer by Night (TV Movie)
Counterman
 1971 J.W. Coop
Rancher
 1965-1970 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series)
Second Officer / Gestapo Major / Gestapo Man / ...
- The Big Broadcast (1970) ... Second Officer (uncredited)
- Man in a Box (1968) ... Gestapo Major
- Color the Luftwaffe Red (1968) ... Gestapo Man
- One in Every Crowd (1967) ... Captain Hermann
- Art for Hogan's Sake (1966) ... 1st Gestapo Man
 1970 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Tagor
- Graveyard of Fools (1970) ... Tagor
 1970 Medical Center (TV Series)
Pat Dugan
- The Professional (1970) ... Pat Dugan
 1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
Burton Roberts
- The Trouble with Amy (1970) ... Burton Roberts
 1969 La cattura
Captain Keller
 1969 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Charlie
- The Man Who Killed Jim Sonnett (1969) ... Charlie
 1967-1968 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Gandy / Jim Stone
- Hunter's Moon (1968) ... Gandy
- Explosion!: Part 1 (1967) ... Jim Stone
 1968 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Prof. Philip Colecrest
- The Night of Fire and Brimstone (1968) ... Prof. Philip Colecrest
 1968 Lost in Space (TV Series)
Dr. Chronos
- The Time Merchant (1968) ... Dr. Chronos
 1968 The Man from the 25th Century (TV Short)
Bonti
 1967 Tarzan (TV Series)
Captain
- Jai's Amnesia (1967) ... Captain
 1967 Mannix (TV Series)
Traynor
- Turn Every Stone (1967) ... Traynor
 1967 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Alpha
- Time Lock (1967) ... Alpha
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Gar Harker
- Hondo and the Judas (1967) ... Gar Harker
 1966-1967 The Time Tunnel (TV Series)
Henderson / Major / John Poe / ...
- Raiders from Outer Space (1967) ... Henderson
- The Death Merchant (1967) ... Major
- Billy the Kid (1967) ... John Poe
 1967 Star Trek (TV Series)
Commissioner Ferris
- The Galileo Seven (1967) ... Commissioner Ferris
 1965-1966 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Press Boker / Tolliver / Jeremy Cain
- Requiem for Craw Green (1966) ... Press Boker
- Crisis by Fire (1966) ... Tolliver
- The Christmas Story (1965) ... Jeremy Cain
 1966 Duel at Diablo
Clay Dean
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Printer's Devil
- While Gotham City Burns (1966) ... Printer's Devil
- The Bookworm Turns (1966) ... Printer's Devil
 1966 Never Too Young (TV Series)
Mr. Walker
- Episode #2.19 (1966) ... Mr. Walker
 1965 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
TV Reporter
- Pound of Flesh (1965) ... TV Reporter (uncredited)
 1965 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
Announcer
- Avenue C Mob (1965) ... Announcer (voice)
 1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Sergeant
- Crack in a Crystal Ball (1965) ... Sergeant
 1965 I Saw What You Did
State Trooper
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
 1963-1965 Combat! (TV Series)
Capt. Werner / Gunnar
- Cry in the Ruins (1965) ... Capt. Werner
- Barrage (1963) ... Gunnar
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Emmet Dalkins
- The War and Eric Kurtz (1965) ... Emmet Dalkins
 1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told
Alexander
 1964 The Americanization of Emily
Chief Petty Officer Paul Adams
 1964 The Third Man (TV Series)
Simon Baird
- A Question in Ice (1964) ... Simon Baird
 1963 The Victors
U.S. Army Captain at rest area
 1963 Jason and the Argonauts
Polydeuces (uncredited)
 1963 Captain Sindbad
Aram
 1963 Come Fly with Me
Co-Pilot
 1962 Zero One (TV Series)
Rikki Jourdan
- Gunpoint to Shannon (1962) ... Rikki Jourdan
 1962 The Longest Day
Col. Caffey (uncredited)
 1961 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Pavelich
- Death from a Distance (1961) ... Pavelich
 1961 The Pursuers (TV Series)
Portugenna
- The Sailor (1961) ... Portugenna
 1961 The Long Shadow
Kelly
 1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Edwin Booth
 1961 The Impersonator
Sgt. Jimmy Bradford
 1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Johnny Acropolis
- Ring of Terror (1961) ... Johnny Acropolis
 1961 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Joe
- A Hundred Yards Over the Rim (1961) ... Joe
 1961 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
 1960 Danger Man (TV Series)
Dr. Keller
- The Girl in Pink Pajamas (1960) ... Dr. Keller
 1960 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
South Africa Smith
- The Man Who Was Nobody (1960) ... South Africa Smith
 1960 Piccadilly Third Stop
Preedy
 1960 I Aim at the Stars
Dr. Bosco - White Sands, New Mexico
 1960 Hell Is a City
Don Starling
 1959-1960 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Ben Stack / Keflik / Kustrinski
- A Foreign Body (1960) ... Ben Stack
- The Man's a Clown (1959) ... Keflik
- The Sleeping Giant (1959) ... Kustrinski
 1959 13 Demon Street (TV Series)
Donald Powers / Henry Waller
- The Photograph ... Donald Powers
- Green Are the Leaves ... Henry Waller
 1959 Tales of the Vikings (TV Series)
Hagar
- The Black Stone (1959) ... Hagar
 1958 Floods of Fear
Jack Murphy
 1958 Ordre d'execution
Maj. Kimball
 1958 Intent to Kill
Boyd
 1958 Blind Spot
Doctor
 1958 The Key
American Captain
 1951-1958 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Johnny Hendericks / Sergeant MacLaren / King Bradshaw
- Spurs for Johnny (1958) ... Johnny Hendericks
- Hands Across the Border (1953) ... Sergeant MacLaren
- Outlaw Flats (1951) ... King Bradshaw
 1957 O.S.S. (TV Series)
Crawford
- Operation Yo-Yo (1957) ... Crawford
 1957 White Hunter (TV Series)
Brady
- Big Bwana Brady (1957) ... Brady
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Leaper
- The Sea Dragon Story (1957) ... Leaper
 1957 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Larry Toms
- Boy Meets Girl (1957) ... Larry Toms
 1957 State Trooper (TV Series)
Fred Thompson
- The Last Stage Robbery (1957) ... Fred Thompson
 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Mike Healy / Don Weller
- The Marriage Plan (1956) ... Mike Healy
- The Kill (1956) ... Don Weller
 1956 Circus Boy (TV Series)
Matt
- The Masked Marvel (1956) ... Matt
 1956 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Arthur Mullen
- Rhubarb in Apartment B-7 (1956) ... Arthur Mullen
 1956 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Gunman
- Confession (1956) ... Gunman
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
 1956 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Larry Turner
- Father and Son (1956) ... Larry Turner
 1956 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Johnny Thor
- Rin Tin Tin and the Second Chance (1956) ... Johnny Thor
 1955 I Spy (TV Series)
 1955 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1955 Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe (TV Series)
Narkos / Alien / M27 Guard Captain
- Captives of the Zero Hour (1955) ... Narkos (uncredited)
- Lost in Outer Space (1955) ... Narkos (uncredited)
- Robot Monster from Mars (1955) ... Alien (uncredited)
- Destroyers of the Sun (1955) ... M27 Guard Captain
- Nightmare Typhoon (1955) ... Alien
 1954 Jesse James vs. the Daltons
Gang Member (uncredited)
 1954 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Sheriff Todd / Sheriff Al White
- Cisco Plays the Ghost (1954) ... Sheriff Todd
- The Iron Mask (1954) ... Sheriff Al White
 1954 Battle of Rogue River
Capt. Richard Hillman
 1954 Trader Tom of the China Seas
Capt. Bill Gaines
 1953 Man Crazy
Farmer
 1952-1953 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Jack Morrell / Ambulance Driver
- The Man in the Lead Mask (1953) ... Jack Morrell
- Double Trouble (1952) ... Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
 1953 Three Sailors and a Girl
Shore Patrolman (uncredited)
 1952-1953 Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series)
Sid Michael / Frank Dale / Ross
- The Last Laugh (1953) ... Sid Michael
- The Promised Land (1952) ... Frank Dale
- The Knife of Carlos Valero (1952) ... Ross
 1953 Prisoners of the Casbah
Guard (uncredited)
 1953 The Big Heat
Al - Bannion's Brother-in-Law (uncredited)
 1953 Slaves of Babylon
Avil (Belshazzar's chief soldier)
 1953 Conquest of Cochise
Capt. Bill Lawson (uncredited)
 1953 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Henchman Otto / Deputy Phil Watts / Henchman Gig Austin
- Old Bailey (1953) ... Henchman Otto
- Wake of War (1953) ... Deputy Phil Watts
- Trader Boggs (1953) ... Henchman Gig Austin
 1953 Mission Over Korea
Tech Sergeant (uncredited)
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- Turtle Island (1953)
 1953 Rebel City
Spencer
 1953 Serpent of the Nile
Captain Domitius
 1953 Salome
Guard (uncredited)
 1953 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
 1953 Marshal of Cedar Rock
Chris Peters
 1953 Star of Texas
Texas Ranger Stockton
 1952 Family Theatre (TV Series)
Gaspar
- A Star Shall Rise (1952) ... Gaspar
 1952 Boston Blackie (TV Series)
Jim Marcum
- 101 Blonde (1952) ... Jim Marcum
 1952 Invasion U.S.A.
Man in Bar (uncredited)
 1952 Stop, You're Killing Me
State Trooper (uncredited)
 1952 Son of Geronimo: Apache Avenger
Ace Devlin [Chs.1-9]
 1952 The Ring
Cop in Diner (uncredited)
 1952 Old Oklahoma Plains
Chuck Ramsey
 1952 Gruen Guild Theater (TV Series)
- For Life (1952)
 1952 Actor's and Sin
Gilbert, Movie Actor (Woman of Sin sequence) (uncredited)
 1952 Scaramouche
Vignon (uncredited)
 1952 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series)
Henchman Jim / Frank Latimer / Pete
- Outlaw's Town (1952) ... Henchman Jim
- The Outlaw's Girl (1952) ... Frank Latimer
- A Slip of the Gun ... Pete
 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
Jack - Circus Attendant (uncredited)
 1951 Northwest Territory
LeBeau
 1951 Man in the Saddle
Isham Rider (uncredited)
 1951 Honeychile
Marvin McKay
 1951 Show Boat
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1951 Hollywood Story
1st Detective (uncredited)
 1951 I Was a Communist for the FBI
FBI Agent McGowan (uncredited)
 1951 Raton Pass
Sam
 1951 The Red Badge of Courage
Soldier (uncredited)
 1951 Cuban Fireball
Photographer (uncredited)
 1950 Cyrano de Bergerac
Cadet
 1950 Right Cross
Photographer (uncredited)
 1950 Union Station
Hackett (uncredited)
 1950 A Life of Her Own
Photographer (uncredited)
 1950 Lonely Heart Bandits
Stevedore
 1950 Mystery Street
Reporter (uncredited)
 1950 The Asphalt Jungle
Reporter (uncredited)
 1950 The Invisible Monster
Harris
 1950 Chain Lightning
Radio Operator (uncredited)
 1950 Dale Evans: Queen of the West (TV Movie)
Pete
 1949 Radar Patrol vs. Spy King
Sands [Chs. 7-8]
 1949 The James Brothers of Missouri
Mr. Carson (uncredited)
 1949 Ghost of Zorro
Agent Mulvaney - chap's 3-4
 1948 Sons of Adventure
George Norton - Cameraman
 1948 Dangers of the Canadian Mounted
Danton, Henchman
 1948 G-Men Never Forget
Duke - Dictaphone Boobytrap Thug [Ch. 5] (uncredited)
 1946 The Time of Their Lives
Dandy at Party (uncredited)
 1946 Without Reservations
Soldier (uncredited)
 1945 The Phantom of 42nd Street
John Carraby
 1944 Thoroughbreds (uncredited)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
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