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John Hayes (I) (1930–2000)

John Hayes was a writer, director, editor, producer and occasional actor who made a wide variety of offbeat and interesting low-budget independent pictures throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Born in New York, he began his film career making short movies in the 1950s--his 1958 short "The Kiss" was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action ... See full bio »

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Grave of the Vampire
Dream No Evil
Dream No Evil Director
Walk the Angry Beach
Jailbait Babysitter


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 1985 Working Girls (segments "Male Hooker", "Learning the Biz", as Harold Perkins)
 1985 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Madness Room (1985)
 1983 Pleasure Zone (as Harold J. Perkins)
 1979 Up Yours
 1978 Hot Lunch (as Harold Perkins)
 1976 Baby Rosemary (as Howard Perkins)
 1973 Bust Out (as Harold Brown)
 1970 Dream No Evil
 1970 Sweet Trash
 1970 Fandango
 1969 The Hang Up
 1969 Baby Vickie (as Harold Perkins)
 1969 Alimony Lovers (as Harold Perkins)
 1968 Walk the Angry Beach (as John Patrick Hayes)
 1968 Help Wanted Female (as Harold Perkins)
 1964 Shell Shock (as John Patrick Hayes)
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Alternate Names:

Harold Brown | J. Hayes | John Patrick Hayes | Patrick Hayes | Harold J. Perkins | Harold Perkins | Howard Perkins | Harold Perlius

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Proposed marriage to a 20-something Rue McClanahan after they were together for 4 years, but she turned him down.

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