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John Hamilton (I) (1887–1958)

Burly, stentorian-voiced John Hamilton, worked on Broadway and in touring theatrical companies for many years prior to his 1930 film debut. He was in the original Broadway company of "Seventh Heaven" and would appear in the film remake (Seventh Heaven (1937)) in 1937. For Warner Bros, he starred with Donald Meek in a series of short mysteries ... See full bio »

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 1957 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Undertaker
- Man in the Box (1957) ... Undertaker
 1957 Chicago Confidential
Attorney Emory Morgan (uncredited)
 1957 Blondie (TV Series)
Neighbor
- Howdy, Neighbor (1957) ... Neighbor
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
Vicomte de Combray
- The Duel (1956) ... Vicomte de Combray
 1956 State Trooper (TV Series)
Oscar
- The Black Leaper ... Oscar
 1955 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series)
Governor
- Three Masked Men (1955) ... Governor
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Mayor Carver
- Emergency Case (1955)
- The Last of the Old Time Shooting Sheriffs (1955) ... Mayor Carver
 1955 Bobby Ware Is Missing
Stearns - Goodwin's Associate (uncredited)
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Campo
- Meet the Governor (1955) ... Mr. Campo (uncredited)
 1955 Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV Series)
Sheriff Jim Pruitt
- Carnival Criss-Cross (1955) ... Sheriff Jim Pruitt
 1955 The Night of the Hunter
Townsman Who Greets Rachel (uncredited)
 1955 Treasury Men in Action (TV Series)
Judge
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
Fraser
- The Back to Beyond (1955) ... Fraser
 1955 Passport to Danger (TV Series)
- Vienna (1955)
- Paris
 1953-1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Porter / Colonel Norton
- The Last Will of Daniel Webster (1953) ... Porter
- The Gingerbread Man (1953) ... Colonel Norton
 1954 The Halls of Ivy (TV Series)
- Pilot (1954)
 1954 Captain Midnight (TV Series)
George Maynard
- Deadly Diamonds (1954) ... George Maynard
 1954 Moby Dick (TV Movie)
'Jeroboam' Captain
 1954 City Story (Short)
 1954 The Miami Story
Clifton Staley (uncredited)
 1954 I Led 3 Lives (TV Series)
Mr. Marshall
- The Boss (1954) ... Mr. Marshall
 1953 The Studebaker Story (Short)
Father Studebaker (as John R. Hamilton)
 1953 Man of Conflict
Cornwall
 1953 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Jonathan Diggers / Dan Parker
- Ransom Cross (1953) ... Jonathan Diggers
- Steel Ribbon (1953) ... Dan Parker
 1953 Donovan's Brain
Mr. MacNish, Bank Manager (uncredited)
 1953 El Paso Stampede
Rancher White (uncredited)
 1953 So This Is Love
Charlie, Show Backer (uncredited)
 1953 Run for the Hills
Mr. Harvester
 1953 Iron Mountain Trail
Circuit Judge
 1953 Jack McCall Desperado
Col. Cornish
 1952-1953 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Thomas T. Trimble / John Mitchell / Sheriff
- Fear (1953) ... Thomas T. Trimble
- The Fire Engine (1953) ... John Mitchell
- Dead by Proxy (1952) ... Sheriff
 1953 Marshal of Cedar Rock
Prison Warden Stover
 1953 Never Wave at a WAC
Sen. Holbrook (uncredited)
 1952 Million Dollar Mermaid
Skeptic in Rector's Restaurant (uncredited)
 1952 The Rose Bowl Story
Dr. Lansing (uncredited)
 1952 Cripple Creek
San Francisco Postmaster (uncredited)
 1951-1952 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Cappie's Candles (1952)
- Super Highway (1951)
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
- The Eyeglasses (1952)
 1952 Target
Rancher Bailey
 1952 Listen, Judge (Short)
George Morton (uncredited)
 1952 The Pace That Thrills
Sour Puss
 1952 The Range Rider (TV Series)
Reverend Norman / Joel Kirby
- Gold Hill (1952) ... Reverend Norman
- Feud at Friendship City (1952) ... Joel Kirby
 1951 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
Judge Paxton
- The Murango Story (1951) ... Judge Paxton
 1951 Criminal Lawyer
Police Captain Loomis (uncredited)
 1951 The Guy Who Came Back
Admiral (uncredited)
 1951 Million Dollar Pursuit
Police Inspector Morgan
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
- Charming Billy (1951)
 1951 The Great Caruso
Forrest DeWitt - Charity High Bidder (uncredited)
 1951 Badman's Gold
The Marshal
 1951 Inside Straight
Jim Walters (uncredited)
 1951 Night Riders of Montana
Doctor (uncredited)
 1951 Sugarfoot
Judge Backus (uncredited)
 1951 Belle Le Grand
Broker (uncredited)
 1951 Al Jennings of Oklahoma
Schyler (uncredited)
 1950 The Flying Missile
Second Senator (uncredited)
 1950 The Magnificent Yankee
Justice White (uncredited)
 1950 The Missourians
Mayor Grant McDowall
 1950 Right Cross
Horse Owner (unconfirmed)
 1950 I'll Get By
Marine General (uncredited)
 1950 A Slip and a Miss (Short)
 1950 Bunco Squad
John Deming - Royce's Lawyer (uncredited)
 1950 A Wonderful Life (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1950 The Men
Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
 1950 Duchess of Idaho
Board Member (uncredited)
 1950 Photo Phonies (Short)
 1950 Annie Get Your Gun
Ship Captain (uncredited)
 1950 The Invisible Monster
Henry Miller [Chs. 1, 8, 12] (uncredited)
 1950 The Reformer and the Redhead
Police Captain (uncredited)
 1950 Military Academy with That Tenth Avenue Gang
Judge Ralph Townsend
 1950 Lights Out (TV Series)
 1950 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
Dr. Beamish
- Riley's Firstborn (1950) ... Dr. Beamish
 1950 Bells of Coronado
Mr. Linden, Insurance Company Official
 1950 Davy Crockett, Indian Scout
Col. Pollard
 1949 The Ed Wynn Show (TV Series)
Ed's Doctor
- Episode #1.13 (1949) ... Ed's Doctor (uncredited)
 1949 Bodyhold
Commissioner Harley (as John R. Hamilton)
 1949 Pioneer Marshal
Elliott - Man with Bracelet
 1949 Prison Warden
Mr. Webb (uncredited)
 1949 Alias the Champ
Police Commissioner Bronson
 1949 Strange Bargain
Employee at Meeting (uncredited)
 1949 The James Brothers of Missouri
Lon Royer [Ch.1]
 1949 Bandit King of Texas
Marshal John Turner
 1949 The Wyoming Bandit
Marshal
 1949 The Judge Steps Out
Diner on Train (uncredited)
 1949 Law of the Golden West
Isaac Cody, Bill's father
 1949 Canadian Pacific
Pere Lacomb
 1949 Addio Mimí!
Doctor
 1949 The Judge
Lt. Edwards
 1949 Sheriff of Wichita
Prison Warden
 1948 Rusty Leads the Way
Board Member (uncredited)
 1948 In This Corner
Admiral in Harris' Office
 1948 Desperadoes of Dodge City
Land Agent
 1948 The Gentleman from Nowhere
Judge (uncredited)
 1948 Walk a Crooked Mile
G.W. Hunter (uncredited)
 1948 The Babe Ruth Story
Businessman (uncredited)
 1948 Return of the Bad Men
Doc Greene (uncredited)
 1948 The Checkered Coat
Marcus Anson
 1948 The Gallant Legion
Speaker of the House (uncredited)
 1948 Song of My Heart
Czar
 1947 High Wall
Police Surgeon (uncredited)
 1947 Bandits of Dark Canyon
Ben Shaw
 1947 Blondie in the Dough
Premier Biscuit Board Member (uncredited)
 1947 Key Witness
Coroner (uncredited)
 1947 The Foxes of Harrow
Ship's Cargo Official (uncredited)
 1947 The Unfinished Dance
Dr. Philburn (uncredited)
 1947 News Hounds
Timothy X. 'Big Tim' Donlin
 1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Dr. Remington (uncredited)
 1947 The Trouble with Women
2nd Judge
 1947 Too Many Winners
Albert Payson
 1947 That's My Gal
Assemblyman McBride
 1947 It Happened on Fifth Avenue
Harper (uncredited)
 1947 New Orleans
Police Chief (uncredited)
 1947 Violence
Doctor in Chicago
 1947 The Sea of Grass
Forrest Hamilton (uncredited)
 1947 The Beginning or the End
Dr. Harold C. Urey
 1947 The Devil on Wheels
Mr. Davis
 1947 I'll Be Yours
Board Chairman (uncredited)
 1947 Raiders of the South
George Boone
 1946 The Secret of the Whistler
McLaren aka Mac (uncredited)
 1946 Wife Wanted
Judge (uncredited)
 1946 Magnificent Doll
Mr. Witherspoon (uncredited)
 1946 The Brute Man
Professor Cushman (uncredited)
 1946 Step by Step
Police Capt. Edmonds (uncredited)
 1946 The Mysterious Mr. M
Dr. Kittridge (uncredited)
 1946 Shadows Over Chinatown
San Francisco-bound lawyer (uncredited)
 1946 Renegades
Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)
 1946 One Exciting Week
Dr. Jones (uncredited)
 1946 She Wrote the Book (uncredited)
 1946 Home on the Range
State Official
 1946 Johnny Comes Flying Home
C.H. Metters (uncredited)
 1946 Blondie's Lucky Day
Mr. Emory, at the Mayor's Meeting (uncredited)
 1946 Badman's Territory
Commissioner Taylor (uncredited)
 1946 The Madonna's Secret
Lambert
 1946 The Phantom Rider
Senator Williams [Chs. 7-8]
 1946 Because of Him
Critic (uncredited)
 1946 Girl on the Spot
Police Commissioner (uncredited)
 1945 Northwest Trail
John Owens
 1945 Voice of the Whistler
Doctor (uncredited)
 1945 Johnny Angel
Harbor Master (uncredited)
 1945 Sensation Hunters
Night court Judge (uncredited)
 1945 First Yank Into Tokyo
Dr. Stacey (uncredited)
 1945 Incendiary Blonde
Judge (uncredited)
 1945 On Stage Everybody
Mr. Smoothasilk (uncredited)
 1945 The Naughty Nineties
Sheriff of Ironville (uncredited)
 1945 I'll Tell the World
President (uncredited)
 1945 Circumstantial Evidence
Gov. Hanlon
 1945 Strange Illusion
Bill Allen
 1945 The Great Flamarion
Coroner (uncredited)
 1945 Mom and Dad
Dr. Burnell
 1945 Film Tactics (Short)
Admiral (uncredited)
 1944 Sheriff of Las Vegas
Judge Homer T. Blackwell
 1944 Lake Placid Serenade
Hopkins (uncredited)
 1944 Meet Miss Bobby Socks
R. N. Swanson (uncredited)
 1944 Hi, Beautiful
Board Member (uncredited)
 1944 Crazy Knights
Mr. Gardner
 1944 Army Wives
Gen. Lowry (uncredited)
 1944 My Gal Loves Music
Doctor (uncredited)
 1944 Zorro's Black Whip
Mr. Walsh (Banker) [Chs.1-3,10-12]
 1944 I'm from Arkansas
Harry Cashin, Vice President of Slowe Packing Company
 1944 Music in Manhattan
Mr. Bradley, the Banker (uncredited)
 1944 Shadow of Suspicion
Mr. Cartell
 1944 The Doughgirls
Businessman in Lobby (uncredited)
 1944 Maisie Goes to Reno
Judge Carter (uncredited)
 1944 Port of 40 Thieves
Mr. Fellows, bank official
 1944 The Girl Who Dared
Beau Richmond
 1944 Allergic to Love
Dr. McLaughlan
 1944 Wilson
Legislator in Wilson's Office (uncredited)
 1944 Christmas Holiday
Jury Foreman (uncredited)
 1944 Goodnight, Sweetheart
District Attorney (uncredited)
 1944 Man from Frisco
Governor (uncredited)
 1944 Hi, Good Lookin'!
Mr. McGillicuddy (uncredited)
 1944 Action in Arabia
Mr. Hamilton (uncredited)
 1944 Up in Arms
Businessman in Theatre Lobby (uncredited)
 1944 Captain America
G. F. Hillman [Chs. 13-14]
 1944 Standing Room Only
General (uncredited)
 1943 What a Woman!
Senator (uncredited)
 1943 Swingtime Johnny
Caldwell
 1943 Rookies in Burma
Army Major (uncredited)
 1943 Government Girl
Irate Man (uncredited)
 1943 Crazy House
Outraged Director (uncredited)
 1943 Larceny with Music
Important banker
 1943 So's Your Uncle
Mr. Craig
 1943 The Adventures of a Rookie
Col. Wilson (uncredited)
 1943 Gals, Incorporated
Doctor (uncredited)
 1943 Good Luck, Mr. Yates
J.C. Allison (uncredited)
 1943 Daredevils of the West
Senator Garfield [Ch. 8]
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Charlie - American Newsman (uncredited)
 1943 Aerial Gunner
Doctor (uncredited)
 1943 G-men vs. the Black Dragon
Raymond Martin (uncredited)
 1942 Over My Dead Body
District Attorney Stuart Drinkwater
 1942 Tennessee Johnson
State Chairman (uncredited)
 1942 Lucky Jordan
Colonel (scenes deleted)
 1942 Phantom Killer
John G. Harrison
 1942 Across the Pacific
Court-Martial President
 1942 Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen
Bracken, The Police Commissioner
 1942 Escape from Crime
Rafferty
 1942 Wings for the Eagle
Mr. Archer (uncredited)
 1942 The Big Shot
Judge
 1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy
Recruiting Major (uncredited)
 1942 Syncopation
Mr. Ames (uncredited)
 1942 Dr. Broadway
Joe - Inspector (uncredited)
 1942 In This Our Life
Inspector
 1942 The Great Man's Lady
Sen. Grant
 1942 I Was Framed
Judge (uncredited)
 1942 To the Shores of Tripoli
Gen. Gordon (scenes deleted)
 1942 Always in My Heart
Warden
 1941 Pacific Blackout
Police Captain (uncredited)
 1941 The Body Disappears
Trial Judge (uncredited)
 1941 Borrowed Hero
William Brooks
 1941 I Killed That Man
District Attorney
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On
Colonel (uncredited)
 1941 Blues in the Night
Doctor Treating Jigger (uncredited)
 1941 It Started with Eve
Thomas - Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1941 Nine Lives Are Not Enough
Police Chief Turner (uncredited)
 1941 Hold Back the Dawn
Mac - Studio Receptionist (uncredited)
 1941 Passage from Hong Kong
Capt. Shouse (uncredited)
 1941 World Premiere
Bronson (uncredited)
 1941 Sucker List (Short)
Mr. James Sawyer, Horseracing Commissioner (uncredited)
 1941 Strange Alibi
Judge in Geary Trial (uncredited)
 1941 Meet John Doe
Jim (uncredited)
 1941 Cheers for Miss Bishop
President Watts
 1941 Flight from Destiny
Judge (uncredited)
 1940 Flight Command
Pensacola Commander (uncredited)
 1940 The Great Plane Robbery
Dr. Jamison
 1940 Lady with Red Hair
Defense Attorney Graham (uncredited)
 1940 You, the People (Short)
Frank Y. Carter (uncredited)
 1940 The Flag of Humanity (Short)
Gen. James Garfield
 1940 Tugboat Annie Sails Again
Captain Broad
 1940 Fugitive from a Prison Camp
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1940 Boom Town
McMasters' Defense Attorney (uncredited)
 1940 The Golden Fleecing
Judge (uncredited)
 1940 They Drive by Night
Defense Attorney (uncredited)
 1940 The Man Who Talked Too Much
Governor (uncredited)
 1940 Murder in the Air
Agent Hargrave (uncredited)
 1940 Tear Gas Squad
Chief Ferris
 1940 Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
Prof. Gordon [Chs. 1, 4]
 1940 Johnny Apollo
Judge
 1940 Three Cheers for the Irish
Eddie - the Judge (uncredited)
 1940 Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
Hirsch (uncredited)
 1940 Oh Johnny, How You Can Love
Jonathan Archer
 1940 Pound Foolish (Short)
Customs Agent Charles H. Warner (uncredited)
 1940 Brother Rat and a Baby
Judge (uncredited)
 1939 Swanee River
Doctor (uncredited)
 1939 Call a Messenger
Police Lt. Nelson (uncredited)
 1939 On Dress Parade
A Co. Maneuvers Colonel (uncredited)
 1939 The Roaring Twenties
Judge
 1939 Smashing the Money Ring
Night Captain
 1939 Espionage Agent
Code Room Instructor (uncredited)
 1939 Dust Be My Destiny
First Warden (uncredited)
 1939 Full Confession
The Judge (uncredited)
 1939 The Angels Wash Their Faces
Officer Merton (uncredited)
 1939 I Stole a Million
Dist. Atty. Wilson
 1939 They Shall Have Music
Detective (uncredited)
 1939 Waterfront
Detective Captain (uncredited)
 1939 The Forgotten Woman
Dr. May
 1939 Stronger Than Desire
Second Trial Judge (uncredited)
 1939 It Could Happen to You
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy
FBI Chief (uncredited)
 1939 Forged Passport
Jack Rogers aka 'Lefty'
 1939 Blind Alley
Warden (uncredited)
 1939 While America Sleeps (Short)
Chief of Intelligence
 1939 First Offenders
Sheriff Slavin
 1939 Three Smart Girls Grow Up
Harry - Conference Room Businessman (uncredited)
 1939 Inside Story
Judge (uncredited)
 1939 The Spirit of Culver
Maj. White
 1939 Secret Service of the Air
Warden Jackson (uncredited)
 1939 My Son Is a Criminal
Policeman (uncredited)
 1939 Devil's Island
Captain of Second Convict Ship (uncredited)
 1938 Angels with Dirty Faces
Police Captain (uncredited)
 1938 I Stand Accused
Defense Attorney Brower
 1938 Girls on Probation
Police Chief (uncredited)
 1938 Mr. Wong, Detective
Dayton
 1938 Too Hot to Handle
Mr. Fairfield (uncredited)
 1938 Personal Secretary
Truesdale (uncredited)
 1938 Boys Town
Warden (uncredited)
 1938 You Can't Take It with You
Kirby's Dining Guest (uncredited)
 1938 Hunted Men
CommissionerPolice (uncredited)
 1938 Dr. Rhythm
Insp. Bryce
 1938 Over the Wall
Warden
 1938 Mr. Moto's Gamble
Philip Benton
 1937 Missing Witnesses
Police Chief Elmer H. Davis (uncredited)
 1937 Murder Is News
David Corning
 1937 Night Club Scandal
Governor
 1937 Dangerously Yours
Roberts (uncredited)
 1937 That Certain Woman
American (scenes deleted)
 1937 One Hundred Men and a Girl
Theatre Manager (uncredited)
 1937 The Man Who Cried Wolf
A Judge (uncredited)
 1937 On Such a Night
Army Officer (uncredited)
 1937 Bad Guy
Warden
 1937 The Singing Marine
Marine Colonel in Shanghai (uncredited)
 1937 She Had to Eat
Police Captain (uncredited)
 1937 Married Before Breakfast
Plainclothesman at Pier (uncredited)
 1937 Fifty Roads to Town
Captain Carroll
 1937 This Is My Affair
Warden
 1937 Criminals of the Air
Captain Wallace
 1937 I Promise to Pay
Martin (uncredited)
 1937 Seventh Heaven
Gendarme
 1937 Her Husband Lies
First Plainclothesman (uncredited)
 1937 Two Wise Maids
Grover Wentworth
 1937 Breezing Home
Chairman (uncredited)
 1937 Torture Money (Short)
Capt. Michael Karnahan (uncredited)
 1936 A Man Betrayed
Mr. Carlton
 1936 Lady from Nowhere
Commissioner
 1936 Three Smart Girls
Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1936 Love Letters of a Star (uncredited)
 1936 Legion of Terror
Cummings
 1936 Adventure in Manhattan
Chief of G-Men (uncredited)
 1936 Two in a Crowd
Purdy
 1936 Craig's Wife
Detective (uncredited)
 1936 Two-Fisted Gentleman
Frank Boyd
 1936 The Final Hour
Department of Justice Chief (uncredited)
 1936 Parole!
Police Inspector Hamilton (uncredited)
 1934 Stand Up and Cheer!
Presidential Naval Aide (uncredited)
 1934 Keep 'Em Rolling
Major in France Battlefield (uncredited)
 1932 Then Came the Yawn (Short)
 1932 The Cole Case (Short)
Inspector Carr
 1931 Success (Short)
Mr. Kelly - Molly's Father (uncredited)
 1931 The Gigolo Racket (Short)
George Burke (uncredited)
 1930 Heads Up
Capt. Whitney
 1930 Dangerous Nan McGrew
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Alternate Names:

John R. Hamilton

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Best remembered to the TV generation as Perry White, the editor of The Daily Planet on "Adventures of Superman" (1952).

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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