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John Ireland (I) (1914–1992)


Born in Canada, John Ireland was raised in New York. Performing as a swimmer in a water carnival, he moved into the legitimate theater, often appearing in minor roles in Broadway plays. His first big break in pictures came in 1945 when he appeared as Windy the introspective letter-writing G.I. in the classic war epic A Walk in the Sun (1945). ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1992 Hammer Down
Lt. Bates
 1991 The Graveyard Story
Dr. McGregor
 1991 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Sheriff Hainer
- Murder, Plain and Simple (1991) ... Sheriff Hainer
 1990 Christine Cromwell (TV Series)
- In Vino Veritas (1990)
 1988 War of the Worlds (TV Series)
Harv
- Eye for an Eye (1988) ... Harv
 1988 Messenger of Death
Zenas Beecham
 1988 Buck James (TV Series)
Hank Rhymes
- Quality of Life (1988) ... Hank Rhymes
 1988 Bonanza: The Next Generation (TV Movie)
Capt. Aaron Cartwright
 1988 J.J. Starbuck (TV Series)
Charles Capstone
- A Song from the Sequel (1988) ... Charles Capstone
 1987 Terror Night
Lance Hayward
 1987 Airwolf (TV Series)
Hardesty
- Rogue Warrior (1987) ... Hardesty
 1986 Thunder Run
George Adams
 1986 Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (TV Series)
Sen. Courtway
- Guns at Cyrano's (1986) ... Sen. Courtway
 1986 Seasons in the Sun (TV Movie)
Keith Slattery
 1985 Seeing Things (TV Series)
Vic Bayers
- Eye in the Sky: Part 2 (1985) ... Vic Bayers
- Eye in the Sky: Part 1 (1985) ... Vic Bayers
 1985 Deadly Nightmares (TV Series)
Jack Guttman
- A Time for Rifles (1985) ... Jack Guttman
 1985 Airwolf (TV Series)
Carl Barron
- Santini's Millions (1985) ... Carl Barron
 1985 Miami Golem
Anderson
 1984 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Vincent Randolph
- A Death in the Family (1984) ... Vincent Randolph
 1984 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
John Ireland
 1984 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Bucky Miller
- The Homecoming: Part 1 (1984) ... Bucky Miller
 1983 A Matter of Cunning (TV Movie)
John Markham
 1983 Trauma Center (TV Series)
- Trail's End (1983)
 1982 The Incubus
Hank Walden
 1981 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series)
Pa
- Wolf Hunt (1981) ... Pa
 1977-1981 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Jerry Driskill / Sheriff Ned Evers / Attorney John Packard
- To Kill in Plain Sight (1981) ... Jerry Driskill
- Murder by S.O.P. (1979) ... Sheriff Ned Evers
- Let Me Light the Way (1977) ... Attorney John Packard
 1981 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Zeke BaIllinger
- Murder in the Saddle (1981) ... Zeke BaIllinger
 1981 Bordello
Judge
 1980 Tourist (TV Movie)
Joe Virgil Sr.
 1980 Hagen (TV Series)
James Lee King
- King of the Hill ... James Lee King
 1980 Matt and Jenny (TV Series)
Pete Sherwood
- Harry Alfred Teasdale Rides Again: Part 1 (1980) ... Pete Sherwood
- Sport of Kings (1980) ... Pete Sherwood
 1980 The Courage of Kavik, the Wolf Dog (TV Movie)
George Hunter
 1979 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Phil 'Buzz' Coleman
- A Shallow Grave (1979) ... Phil 'Buzz' Coleman
 1979 Delta Fox
Lucas Johnson
 1979 Guyana: Cult of the Damned
Dave Cole
 1979 Crossbar (TV Movie)
Miles Kornylo
 1979 The Shape of Things to Come
Sen. Smedley
 1979 Salvage 1 (TV Series)
Carson
- Round Up (1979) ... Carson
 1978 The Millionaire (TV Movie)
Marshall Wayburn
 1978 Sex Diary
Milton
 1976-1978 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Frank Carlin / Wendell Loudy
- The Winoka Warriors (1978) ... Frank Carlin
- Little Girl Lost (1976) ... Wendell Loudy
 1978 Tomorrow Never Comes
Captain
 1977 The Perfect Killer
Benny
 1977 The Ransom
Chief Haliburton
 1977 Love and the Midnight Auto Supply
Tony Santore
 1977 Satan's Cheerleaders
The Sheriff
 1977 Switch (TV Series)
Verne Deamer
- Whatever Happened to Carol Harmony? (1977) ... Verne Deamer
 1976 The Quest (TV Series)
Jack Bell
- Portrait of a Gunfighter (1976) ... Jack Bell
 1976 Salon Kitty
Cliff
 1976 The Swiss Conspiracy
Dwight McGowan
 1975 Noi non siamo angeli
Mr. Shark
 1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Capt. Lowen
- The Man in the Shadows (1975) ... Capt. Lowen
 1975 Khan! (TV Series)
- Khan (1975)
 1974 Sierra (TV Series)
Carson
- The Rangers (1974) ... Carson
 1974 Planet of the Apes (TV Series)
Brun
- The Liberator (1974) ... Brun
 1974 Blood River
Abel Webster
 1974 Welcome to Arrow Beach
Sheriff Duke Bingham
 1974 The Girl on the Late, Late Show (TV Movie)
Bruno Walters
 1974 The Phantom of Hollywood (TV Movie)
Lt. Gifford
 1974 The House of Seven Corpses
Eric Hartman
 1972 Northeast of Seoul
Flanaghan
 1972 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Arthur Mundy
- Creatures of the Canyon (1972) ... Arthur Mundy
 1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Andrew Metzger
- Kidnap (1972) ... Andrew Metzger
 1972 Escape to the Sun
Jacob Kagan
 1972 Assignment Vienna (TV Series)
- Hot Potato (1972)
 1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Kinroy
- Jenny (1970) ... Kinroy
 1970 The Adventurers
Mr.James Hadley
 1970 La sfida dei MacKenna
Jones
 1969 I diavoli della guerra
Capt. Jennings
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Mel Wexler
- The Power (1969) ... Mel Wexler
 1969 Zenabel
Don Alonso Imolne
 1969 One on Top of the Other
Inspector Wald
 1969 Carnal Circuit
Richard Salinger
 1968 Bloody Che Contra
Stuart
 1968 Damned Hot Day of Fire
Tarpas
 1968 Revenge for Revenge
Maj. Bower
 1968 Cost of Dying
Dan El
 1968 Run, Man, Run
Santillana
 1968 Villa Rides
Barbershop Client (uncredited)
 1968 All Out
Owl
 1968 Arizona Bushwhackers
Dan Shelby
 1967 Caxambu!
Vince Neff
 1966-1967 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Parker / Jed Coombs
- Vengeance: Part 2 (1967) ... Parker
- Vengeance: Part 1 (1967) ... Parker
- Stage Stop (1966) ... Jed Coombs
 1967 Hate for Hate
James Cooper
 1967 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Hiram Manville
- The Fallow Land (1967) ... Hiram Manville
 1967 Bonanza (TV Series)
Marshal Will Rimbau
- Judgement at Red Creek (1967) ... Marshal Will Rimbau
 1967 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Carl Mobley
- Appointment with an Epitaph (1967) ... Carl Mobley
 1967 Dirty Heroes
Capt. O'Connor
 1966 The Man Who Never Was (TV Series)
Cesare
- Game of Death (1966) ... Cesare
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Dr. Mason
- The Day Time Stopped (1966) ... Dr. Mason
 1965-1966 Branded (TV Series)
Ted Evers / Renger
- Cowards Die Many Times (1966) ... Ted Evers
- Leap Upon Mountains.... (1965) ... Renger
 1966 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Sheriff Vernon Cole
- Marlee (1966) ... Sheriff Vernon Cole
 1965 Day of the Nightmare
Detective Sgt. Dave Harmon
 1960-1965 Rawhide (TV Series)
Jed Colby / Dr. Joseph Merritt / Frank Trask / ...
- The Pursuit (1965) ... Jed Colby
 1965 I Saw What You Did
Steve Marak
 1963-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Bullock / Orrin Lashwell
- Who Killed the Rabbit's Husband? (1965) ... Bullock
- Who Killed Alex Debbs? (1963) ... Orrin Lashwell
 1964 Mr. Broadway (TV Series)
Jimmy King
- Pay Now, Die Later (1964) ... Jimmy King
 1963 The Ceremony
Prison Warden
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
William 'Scotty' Scott
- A Hero for Our Times (1963) ... William 'Scotty' Scott
 1963 55 Days at Peking
Sgt. Harry
 1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Capain McCabe
- The Matched Pearl (1962) ... Capain McCabe
 1962 Brushfire
Jeff Saygure
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Earl Green
- Obituary for Mr. X (1962) ... Earl Green
 1961 The Foxes (TV Movie)
 1961 Wild in the Country
Phil Macy
 1961 The Asphalt Jungle (TV Series)
Richie Ashmond
- The Last Way Out (1961) ... Richie Ashmond
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Eddie Wilson
- Papa Benjamin (1961) ... Eddie Wilson
 1961 Return of a Stranger
Ray Reed
 1960 Faces in the Dark
Max Hammond
 1960 Spartacus
Crixus
 1960 Startime (TV Series)
Cliff Harriston
- Closed Set (1960) ... Cliff Harriston
 1959 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Monroe Stahr
 1959 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Buck Carpenter
- Sweet Poison (1959) ... Buck Carpenter
 1959 Riverboat (TV Series)
Chris Slade
- The Fight Back (1959) ... Chris Slade
 1959 No Time to Kill
Johnny Greco
 1958 Party Girl
Louis Canetto
 1958 No Place to Land
Jonas Bailey
 1958 Black Tide
Griff Parker
 1958 Target (TV Series)
Tom Durfee
- Payment in Full (1958) ... Tom Durfee
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
- End in Violence (1958)
 1958 Mann of Action (TV Movie)
Rocky Mann
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Ben Hammond / Sgt. Turley
- A Sound of Different Drummers (1957) ... Ben Hammond
- Without Incident (1957) ... Sgt. Turley
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Greg
- Avalanche at Devil's Pass (1957) ... Greg
 1955-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Marty / Milt Shanks
- The Black Angel (1957) ... Marty
- The Copperhead (1955) ... Milt Shanks
 1956 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Marshal Harry Phillips
- Return to Nowhere (1956) ... Marshal Harry Phillips
 1955-1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Wade Harlan
- This Land Is Mine (1956) ... Wade Harlan
- The Lonely Man (1956)
- Waterhole (1955)
 1956 Gunslinger
Cane Miro
 1956 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Wade Harlan
- This Land Is Mine (1956) ... Wade Harlan
 1952-1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Andrew Evans / Billy Bob Jackson / Jim Regan
- Ordeal (1956) ... Andrew Evans
- Dealer's Choice (1956)
- Ride to the West (1955)
- Reunion at Steepler's Hill (1954) ... Billy Bob Jackson
 1955 Hell's Horizon
Capt. John Merrill
 1955 Queen Bee
Jud Prentiss
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Chopper Keeley
- There's No Forever (1955) ... Chopper Keeley
 1955 The Fast and the Furious
Frank Webster
 1955 The Glass Tomb
Pel Pelham
 1955 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Maj. Marshall
- The Bridge (1955) ... Maj. Marshall
 1954 The Whistler (TV Series)
- The Big Jump (1954)
 1954 The Steel Cage
Al, a Ringleader (segment "The Hostages")
 1951-1954 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- Time Bomb (1954)
- Confession (1951)
 1954 Security Risk
Ralph Payne
 1954 Southwest Passage
Clint McDonald
 1953 Combat Squad
Sgt. Ken 'Fletch' Fletcher
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
- Heads or Tails (1953)
 1953 Hannah Lee: An American Primitive
Marshal Sam Rochelle
 1953 The 49th Man
Investigator John Williams
 1952 Hurricane Smith
Hurricane Smith
 1951 The Bushwhackers
Jefferson Waring
 1951 The Basketball Fix
Pete Ferreday
 1951 Little Big Horn
Lt. John Haywood
 1951 The Scarf
John Howard Barrington
 1951 Vengeance Valley
Hub Fasken
 1951 Saturday Night Revue (TV Series)
Guest Perofrmer
- Episode dated 13 January 1951 (1951) ... Guest Perofrmer
 1950 The Return of Jesse James
Johnny Callum
 1950 Starlight Theatre (TV Series)
- The Last Kiss (1950)
 1950 Cargo to Capetown
Steve Conway
 1949 Mr. Soft Touch
Henry 'Early' Byrd
 1949 The Doolins of Oklahoma
Bitter Creek
 1949 Roughshod
Lednov
 1949 The Undercover Man
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1949 The Walking Hills
Frazee
 1948 A Southern Yankee
Capt. Jed Calbern
 1948 Raw Deal
Fantail
 1948 Open Secret
Paul Lester
 1948 I Love Trouble
Reno
 1947 The Gangster
Frank Karty
 1947 Railroaded!
Duke Martin
 1947 Repeat Performance
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1946 Backfire
 1946 Wake Up and Dream
Howard Williams
 1946 It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog
Benny Smith
 1946 Somewhere in the Night (voice, uncredited)
 1946 Behind Green Lights
Det. Oppenheimer
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Sound department (1 credit)
Show Show Self (11 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Macbeth" on Broadway. Tragedy (revival). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[At age 45, on his affair with 16-year-old Tuesday Weld] If there wasn't such a difference in our ages I'd ask her to marry me. That and her mother are the only things that stop me.

Trivia:

He was known as one of the genuine "nice guys" of Hollywood, always eager to meet with his fans, sign autographs and pose for photographs. See more »

Trademark:

Often played attractive and sly but often unreliable or dangerous characters

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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