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Jess Hahn (I) (1921–1998)

Indiana-born Jess Hahn never played in an American movie, at least shot on American soil. On the other hand, this friendly giant with a nice sense of humor was a fixture in French movies where he often landed roles as a tough gangster or a Yankee (whether an army officer, a C.I.A./F.B.I. agent or an expatriated John Doe). Adored by French and (... See full bio »

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The Trial
The Trial Second Assistant Inspector
Topkapi Hans Fisher
Le signe du lion
Le signe du lion Pierre Wesselrin
Swords of Blood
Swords of Blood La Douceur


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 1989 Le retour de Lemmy Caution (TV Movie)
Le père de Séverine
 1987 Overdose
The Doctor
 1986 The King's Cake
Morrisson - un réalisateur TV
 1986 Cinq filles à Paris (TV Mini-Series)
 1986 Maestro (TV Movie)
L'ambassadeur américain
 1985 White Fire
 1983 Great Performances (TV Series)
 1982 Ultimatum (TV Movie)
 1982 L'adieu aux as (TV Mini-Series)
 1976-1982 Les cinq dernières minutes (TV Series)
L'ami de Gaucher / Jeff / Norman Carey / ...
- L'impasse des brouillards (1982) ... L'ami de Gaucher
- L'écluse du temple (1981) ... Jeff
- Le pied à l'étrier (1976) ... Norman Carey
- Le fil conducteur (1976) ... Jess Campbell
 1981 Assassination Attempt
Second Terrorist
 1981 Treize (TV Movie)
Bob, le trainer
 1981 Salut champion (TV Series)
- Le bon couloir (1981) ... Jacklin
 1981 Les enquêtes du commissaire Maigret (TV Series)
Harry Cole, Agent du FBI
- Maigret en Arizona (1981) ... Harry Cole, Agent du FBI
 1980 Mama Dracula
Le commissaire
 1967-1980 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series)
Ogden / Wesley
- La prétentaine 1980 (1980) ... Ogden
- L'amour des 4 colonels (1969) ... Wesley
- La prétentaine 1967 (1967) ... Ogden
 1980 Achtung Zoll! (TV Series)
Le capitaine
- La bataille de l'or (1980) ... Le capitaine
 1980 Les 400 coups de Virginie (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... Humphrey
 1978 Brigade des mineurs (TV Series)
Jess Johnson
- Tête de rivière (1978) ... Jess Johnson
 1978 The Tiger Brigades (TV Series)
- L'ange blanc (1978) ... Fulbert
 1978 State Reasons
agent de la CIA
 1977 Johnny West
 1977 Focal Point
Général Harris
 1977 Recherche dans l'intérêt des familles (TV Series)
- Le P.D.G. (1977) ... Kenneth
 1975 Jackpot
 1975 The Man from Chicago
 1975 Les compagnons d'Eleusis (TV Series)
 1975 Les Rosenberg ne doivent pas mourir (TV Movie)
Le sénateur
 1974 No Pockets in a Shroud
 1974 Aux frontières du possible (TV Series)
Oswald Deorch
- Le dernier rempart (1974) ... Oswald Deorch
 1974 Des lauriers pour Lila (TV Series)
 1974 Les faucheurs de marguerites (TV Mini-Series)
Le patron du bateau
- Episode #1.3 (1974) ... Le patron du bateau
- Episode #1.2 (1974) ... Le patron du bateau
- Episode #1.1 (1974) ... Le patron du bateau
 1973 L'île mystérieuse (TV Mini-Series)
- Le secret de l'île (1973) ... Pencroff
- Le drapeau noir (1973) ... Pencroff
- L'abandonné (1973) ... Pencroff
- Les naufragés de l'air (1973) ... Pencroff
- L'évasion (1973) ... Pencroff
 1973 Mean Frank and Crazy Tony
 1973 Docteur Caraïbes (TV Series)
 1972 The Grand Duel
Bighorse - Stage Driver
 1972 Afyon oppio
 1972 Sexy Sinners
Prior (uncredited)
 1972 The Artless One
Le capitaine
 1971 Bad Man's River
Tom Odie
 1971 Rum Runners
Piet aka "Big Dutch"
 1971 Captain Apache
Father Rodriguez (uncredited)
 1971 Die Sonne angreifen (TV Movie)
 1971 Troubleshooters
 1971 Supergirl - Das Mädchen von den Sternen (TV Movie)
 1970 Les novices
 1970 Atlantic Wall
Le colonel anglais
 1970 The Comeuppance
Bob Daniels
 1970 Les saintes chéries (TV Series)
Billing, le patron
- Eve réussit (1970) ... Billing, le patron
- Ève débute (1970) ... Billing, le patron
- L'augmentation (1970) ... Billing, le patron
 1968 L'ombre dans la glace (Short)
J.B. Jenkins
 1968 Rapporto Fuller, base Stoccolma
Eddy Bennet
 1968 The Woman Is a Stranger
Floyd Delaney
 1967 La feldmarescialla
Major Bill Hocks
 1967 Million Dollar Man
 1967 Your Turn to Die
 1966 Triple Cross
Commander Braid
 1966 Le facteur s'en va-t-en guerre
Jess Parker
 1965 Up to His Ears
 1965 The Wise Guys
 1965 What's New Pussycat
Mr. Werner
 1965 Vergalade (TV Movie)
 1964 Les gorilles
Boris, Alexis Alexevitch, le maquilleur
 1964 The Great Spy Chase
Le commodore O'Brien
 1964 Topkapi
Hans Fisher
 1964 Que personne ne sorte
Bugsy Weis
 1963 Stop Train 349
Sgt. Torre
 1963 People in Luck
Un chauffeur de taxi (segment "Le repas gastronomique") (uncredited)
 1962 The Trial
Second Assistant Inspector
 1962 Mandrin
Bertrand le braco
 1962 My Uncle from Texas
 1962 Le signe du lion
Pierre Wesselrin
 1962 Swords of Blood
La Douceur
 1961 Dynamite Jack
Sergeant Bob
 1961 The Big Gamble
Ferguson, The first mate
 1961 Le Sahara brûle
Jeff Gordon
 1959 Ce soir on tue
Dave (as Jess Hann)
 1959 Gorilla's Waltz
Ted the Hook
 1959 En votre âme et conscience (TV Series)
 1959 The Female
 1959 The Tiger Attacks
 1959 Time Bomb
Le marin blessé
 1958 Le Sicilien
 1958 Honey, Scare Me
Chris Craft, L'espion américain
 1958 A Priest in Pigalle
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1957 The Tricyclist
Daniel (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1955-1957 Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Bartender / Lou
- Ring of Steel (1957) ... Bartender
- Double Jeopardy (1955) ... Bartender
- Revenge (1955) ... Lou
 1957 Le coin tranquille
Édouard - dit 'Eddy'
 1957 The Vintage
André Morel (uncredited)
 1957 Action immédiate
 1957 The Happy Road
MP Sgt. Morgan
 1956 The Flea in the Ear (TV Movie)
 1956 The Lebanese Mission
Le valet
 1956 Fernand cow-boy
Jim Harlan, Saloon manager
 1956 Ces sacrées vacances
Richard Brown - l'Américain
 1956 Meeting in Paris
 1955 The Best Part
Karl - un mineur
 1955 The Hussars
Un hussard (uncredited)
 1955 La Madelon
Le général américain Gibson
 1955 Girl on the Third Floor
L'Américain (uncredited)
 1955 The Impossible Mr. Pipelet
Jerome K. Smith, l'américain (as J. Hahn)
 1955 Ça va barder (uncredited)
 1955 Paris Precinct (TV Series)
Station Detective
- Police Headquarters (1955) ... Station Detective
 1954 The Detective
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1954 The Pirates of the Bois du Bologne
Le marin américain
 1953 Act of Love
Un soldat (uncredited)
 1953 The Most Wanted Man
Walter le Vicieux, un truand (as Jesse Hahn)
 1953 Poison Ivy
Le marin-geôlier (as Jess Hann)
 1953 Orient Express (TV Series)
- 10:01 (1953)
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Played in "Le fêtard" in Daniel Costelle's short "Coups de feu à 18 heures" (1963).

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