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Joy N. Houck Jr. (1942–2003)

Joy N. Houck Jr. was born on January 26, 1942 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Down by Law (1986), The Brain Machine (1977) and Night of Bloody Horror (1969). He died on October 1, 2003 in Prescott, Arizona, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Down by Law
Down by Law Detective Mandino
The Brain Machine
Night of Bloody Horror
Creature from Black Lake


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 1997 The Big Easy (TV Series)
- Long and Short (1997) ... Maynard
 1991 Doublecrossed (TV Movie)
Turks DEA
 1988 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
- A Dolphin Song for Lee: Part 2 (1988) ... Skipper (as J.N. Houck)
 1987 Dynasty (TV Series)
- The Spoiler (1987) ... Coroner (as J.N. Houck)
 1987 The Hidden
DeVries' Neighbor (as J.N. Houck)
 1987 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
- A Pound of Flesh (1987) ... Conventioneer (as J.N. Houck)
 1986 The Big Easy
Sgt. Guerra
 1986 Down by Law
Detective Mandino (as Joy Houck Jr.)
 1984 Tightrope
Swap Meet Owner
 1977 The Shadow of Chikara
Half Moon O'Brian (as Joy Houck Jr.)
 1976 Creature from Black Lake
Prof. Burch (as J.N. Houck Jr.)
 1974 Bootleggers
Bobby Joe Woodall (as J.N. Houck Jr.)
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Alternate Names:

J.N. Houck Jr. | Joy Houck Jr. | J.N. Houck | Joy N. Houck

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His father was Joy N. Houck who produced all of the Lash La Rue movies in the 1940s and early 50s. Joy N. Houck's production/distribution company was Howco International. He also owned or co-owned about 200 movie theaters from Texas to Georgia.


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