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John Howard (I) (1913–1995)


A native Ohioan, John Howard (born John R. Cox, Jr.) had no interest in working in theater until schoolmates at Cleveland's Western Reserve University turned him on to acting. After some work on his college stage, he made his movie debut in a bit part in Paramount's One Hour Late (1934) before moving up the Hollywood ladder to featured parts and ... See full bio »

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 1978 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Mort
- Black Mirror: Part 2 (1978) ... Mort
- Black Mirror: Part 1 (1978) ... Mort
 1974-1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
David Earl / Leland Perrier
- Bondage (1977) ... David Earl
- The End Game (1974) ... Leland Perrier
 1977 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Dr. Diderich
- Last of the $2 Bills (1977) ... Dr. Diderich
 1976 Bronk (TV Series)
Judge Sheehan
- Long Time Dying (1976) ... Judge Sheehan
 1976 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Hiram Potter
- The Pride of Walnut Grove (1976) ... Hiram Potter
 1975 Capone
Warden J. Johnston
 1973-1974 The New Perry Mason (TV Series)
Judge / Judge Channing
- The Case of the Tortured Titan (1974) ... Judge
- The Case of the Ominous Oath (1973) ... Judge Channing
 1974 So Evil, My Sister
Dr. Thomas
 1973 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Dr. Brandson
- Put Out the Welcome Mat for Death (1973) ... Dr. Brandson
 1971-1972 The Brady Bunch (TV Series)
Doctor / Dr. Howard
- Today, I Am a Freshman (1972) ... Doctor
- Coming Out Party (1971) ... Dr. Howard
 1972 Buck and the Preacher
George
 1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Foreman
- Committed (1972) ... Foreman
 1971 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Dr. Settles
- Glass Cage (1971) ... Dr. Settles
 1969-1971 To Rome with Love (TV Series)
Headmaster
- The Stray Cat (1971) ... Headmaster
 1969 Mannix (TV Series)
Dr. Daniels
- A Question of Midnight (1969) ... Dr. Daniels
 1968 The Destructors
Ernest Bushnell
 1967 Family Affair (TV Series)
Myron Fox
- Star Dust (1967) ... Myron Fox
 1965-1967 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Dave Welch
- Weekend in Paradise (1967) ... Dave Welch
- TV or Not TV (1967) ... Dave Welch
- My Pal Dad (1967) ... Dave Welch
- A Falling Star (1966) ... Dave Welch
- Happy Birthday, World (1966) ... Dave Welch
 1966 Destination Inner Space
Dr. James
 1966 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
Dr. Samuel
- 1863 (1966) ... Dr. Samuel
 1966 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Mr. Vernon
- Lucy and the Soap Opera (1966) ... Mr. Vernon
 1965 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Cliff Patterson (1971)
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Sen. Crittenden
- Thomas Corwin (1965) ... Sen. Crittenden
 1962-1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Harley Leonard / Justin Grover / Dr. Guy Omstead / ...
- The Case of the Ruinous Road (1964) ... Harley Leonard
- The Case of the Festive Felon (1963) ... Justin Grover
- The Case of the Capricious Corpse (1962) ... Dr. Guy Omstead
- The Case of the Crippled Cougar (1962) ... Hugh Jamison
 1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Lawrence Kendall
- Pursuit of a Lady (1962) ... Lawrence Kendall
 1962 Rawhide (TV Series)
James Carr
- The Captain's Wife (1962) ... James Carr
 1960-1961 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
David Bonner / Rediger
- Bullets for Santa (1961) ... David Bonner
- Stranger Than Fiction (1960) ... Rediger
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Eric Brenner
- The Old School Tie (1961) ... Eric Brenner
 1961 Bronco (TV Series)
Andrew Millard
- Prince of Darkness (1961) ... Andrew Millard
 1961 Lock Up (TV Series)
Bob Coburn
- The Wildcatter (1961) ... Bob Coburn
 1961 Gunslinger (TV Series)
Marcus Tollman
- The Recruit (1961) ... Marcus Tollman
 1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
Parson
- The Bell (1961) ... Parson
 1961 The Americans (TV Series)
Capt. Chilcoath
- Rebellion at Blazing Rock (1961) ... Capt. Chilcoath
 1960 Cheyenne (TV Series)
John Thompson
- Home Is the Brave (1960) ... John Thompson
 1960 Men Into Space (TV Series)
Dr. Rowland Kennedy
- Caves of the Moon (1960) ... Dr. Rowland Kennedy
 1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Colonel James Harris
- The Colonel Harris Story (1960) ... Colonel James Harris
 1960 Lawman (TV Series)
Lance Creedy
- The Showdown (1960) ... Lance Creedy
 1958 Adventures of the Sea Hawk (TV Series)
Commander John 'Pliny' Hawk / Commander John "Pliny" Hawk
- Episode #1.26 (1958) ... Commander John 'Pliny' Hawk
- Episode #1.25 (1958) ... Commander John 'Pliny' Hawk
- Episode #1.24 (1958) ... Commander John 'Pliny' Hawk
- Episode #1.23 (1958) ... Commander John 'Pliny' Hawk
- Episode #1.22 (1958) ... Commander John 'Pliny' Hawk
 1957 The Unknown Terror
Dan Matthews
 1954-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Sam Haydon
- High Tension (1957) ... Sam Haydon
- September Affair (1954)
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
John Ross
- The Human Touch (1956) ... John Ross
 1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Richard Duncan / General Oliver Otis Howard
- Courage (1956) ... Richard Duncan
 1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Murderer's Wife (1955)
- Brian (1955)
 1954-1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Colonel John Edmunds / Dr. Mark Williams
- Secret Message (1955) ... Colonel John Edmunds
- Ring Once for Death (1954) ... Dr. Mark Williams
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
John Emerson / Dr. Paul Novak
- The Brain of John Emerson (1955) ... John Emerson
- No Food for Thought (1955) ... Dr. Paul Novak
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
- Virtue (1955)
 1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Paul Blake
- Deception (1955) ... Paul Blake
 1954-1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
Clint / Adamson
- The Other Hand (1955) ... Clint
- Kind Thought (1954) ... Adamson
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Edward Harper
- The Betty Jane Ryan Story (1955) ... Edward Harper
 1955 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Quiet Wife (1955)
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Dr. Cordell
- Committed (1954) ... Dr. Cordell
 1954 The High and the Mighty
Howard Rice
 1954 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Philip Whiting
- The Judgment (1954) ... Philip Whiting
 1954 Make Haste to Live
Josh Blake
 1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
David Lawrence III
- Lady of the Orchids (1954) ... David Lawrence III
 1953 Suspense (TV Series)
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952 Models Inc.
John Stafford
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
- Flowers for John (1951)
 1947-1951 Public Prosecutor (TV Series)
Stephen Allen / Stephen Allen - Public Prosecutor
- The Case of the Comic Strip Murder (1948) ... Stephen Allen
- The Case of the Missing Bullets (1947) ... Stephen Allen
 1951 Crawford Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Host / Moderator
 1950 Experiment Alcatraz
Dr. Ross Williams
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Raven (1950)
 1950 Lights Out (TV Series)
Harry Maddox
- Just What Happened (1950) ... Harry Maddox
 1949 The Fighting Kentuckian
Blake Randolph
 1949 NBC Presents (TV Series)
- Entrapment (1949)
 1948 I, Jane Doe
William Hilton
 1947 Love from a Stranger
Nigel Lawrence
 1942 The Undying Monster
Oliver Hammond
 1942 Isle of Missing Men
Merrill Hammond
 1942 Submarine Raider
Commander Chris Warren
 1942 The Man Who Returned to Life
David Hampton Jameson / George Bishop
 1941 Three Girls About Town
Tommy Hopkins
 1941 Tight Shoes
Jimmy Rupert
 1940 The Invisible Woman
Richard Russell
 1940 The Mad Doctor
Gil Sawyer
 1940 The Man from Dakota
Lt. Oliver Clark
 1940 Green Hell
Hal Scott
 1939 Disputed Passage
John Wesley Beaven
 1939 What a Life
Mr. Nelson
 1939 Grand Jury Secrets
John Keefe
 1938 Touchdown, Army
Cadet Brandon Culpepper
 1938 Prison Farm
Dr. Roi Conrad
 1938 Penitentiary
William Jordan
 1937 Hitting a New High
Jimmy James
 1937 Hold 'Em Navy
Chuck Baldwin
 1937 Sunday Night at the Trocadero (Short)
John Howard
 1937 Mountain Music
Ardinger Burnside
 1936 Easy to Take
Rodney Garfield
 1936 Valiant Is the Word for Carrie
Paul Darnley
 1936 Border Flight
Lt. Dan Conlon
 1936 13 Hours by Air
Freddie Scott - Co-Pilot
 1936 Soak the Rich
Kenneth "Buzz" Jones
 1935 Annapolis Farewell
Duncan Haley
 1935 Four Hours to Kill!
Assistant Repairman (as John Cox Jr.)
 1935 Car 99
Trooper Carney
 1934 One Hour Late
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Show Show Self (6 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Alternate Names:

John Cox Jr.

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5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Actor best remembered as the ultimately balmy brother of Ronald Colman in Lost Horizon (1937) and as the wealthy fiance of Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story (1940). Accounted well of himself as star of several "Bulldog Drummond" entries of the later 30's. See more »

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