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Big John Hamilton (1916–1984)

Big John Hamilton was born on October 29, 1916 in Asheville, North Carolina, USA. He was an actor, known for McLintock! (1963), The Sugarland Express (1974) and The Undefeated (1969). He died on December 5, 1984 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. See full bio »

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 1980 Battle Creek Brawl
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 1978 Flying High (TV Series)
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- South by Southwest (1978) ... Big John
 1974 Ride in a Pink Car
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 1974 The Sugarland Express
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 1969 The Undefeated
 1968 Hellfighters
 1963 McLintock!
Fauntleroy Sage (as 'Big' John Hamilton)
 1963 Bonanza (TV Series)
- Calamity Over the Comstock (1963) ... Miner
 1961 The Deadly Companions
Gambler (uncredited)
 1961 Two Rode Together
Settler (uncredited)
 1960 The Alamo
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
 1958 Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series)
- Hostage (1958) ... Lane
 1956 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
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- Poor Pearl (1956) ... Big John (as John Hamilton)
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 2014 Mad Men (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Runaways (2014) ... (performer: "How Much Can A Man Take" - uncredited)
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 1980 Battle Creek Brawl (location coordinator)
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 1958 Wide Wide World (TV Series documentary)
- The Western (1958) ... Himself

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Alternate Names:

'Big' John Hamilton | John Hamilton


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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In his autobiography (McFarland 2001), James Arness said the first public appearance he made after beginning Gunsmoke was for a close friend Big John Hamilton. The appearance was at a Texas charity event called "The Milk Bowl" which was a youth football game. Arness mentioned Hamilton's San Antonio restaurant Big John's Steakhouse and said Hamilton remained a pal for years. See more »

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