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Arch Johnson (1922–1997)


Arch Johnson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1922. A stage actor as well as a prolific television character actor, he was in the original production of "West Side Story" on Broadway and the revival of that show in the 1980s on Broadway as well. He was the only actor from the original stage version who returned for the revival and he toured ... See full bio »

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 1990 Murder in Black and White (TV Movie)
Captain Barron
 1988 Tattingers (TV Series)
Alan Jurasky
- The Sonny Also Rises (1988) ... Alan Jurasky
- Pilot (1988) ... Alan Jurasky
 1984 Death Mask
Dr. Robert Riordan
 1984 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Red Carter
- Steve and Betsy Get Married (1984) ... Red Carter
 1980 The Stockard Channing Show (TV Series)
Texas Bob Booth
- Texas Bob and The Consumer Ranch Gang (1980) ... Texas Bob Booth
 1979 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Cardinal Finnerty
- Just a Coupla Guys (1979) ... Cardinal Finnerty
 1979 Young Maverick (TV Series)
 1979 Better Late Than Never (TV Movie)
 1978 Happily Ever After (TV Movie)
Del Gregory
 1978 Switch (TV Series)
Combes
- Coronado Circle (1978) ... Combes (as Archie Johnson)
 1977 Operation Petticoat (TV Series)
General
- We've No Business in Show Business (1977) ... General (as Archie Johnson)
 1977 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
John Kelly / General Zachary Kane
- Knockout (1977) ... John Kelly
- Judgment from Outer Space: Part 1 (1977) ... General Zachary Kane (as Archie Johnson)
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Dinko Warner
- The Secret of the Whispering Walls (1977) ... Dinko Warner (as Archie Johnson)
 1977 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
George Halvorsen
- Terror on Ward One (1977) ... George Halvorsen
 1976 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Commissioner Sam Hart
- Jaime's Shield: Part 2 (1976) ... Commissioner Sam Hart (as Archie Johnson)
- Jaime's Shield (1976) ... Commissioner Sam Hart (as Archie Johnson)
 1975-1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Deputy Commissioner Hayes / The Commissioner
- The Adventure of Caesar's Last Sleep (1976) ... Deputy Commissioner Hayes
- The Adventure of the Comic Book Crusader (1975) ... Deputy Commissioner Hayes (as Archie Johnson)
- The Adventure of Auld Lang Syne (1975) ... The Commissioner
 1976 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Shell
- The Runaway Caboose (1976) ... Shell
 1975 The Hindenburg
Captain B. F. Farley, NYPD (uncredited)
 1970-1975 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Contractor / Merritt Parker
- The Strange Behavior of Paul Kelland (1975) ... Contractor
- Nobody Wants a Fat Jockey (1970) ... Merritt Parker
 1975 Babe (TV Movie)
Mr. Johnson
 1975 Medical Center (TV Series)
Sgt. Baylor
- Street Girl (1975) ... Sgt. Baylor
 1973-1975 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Sheriff Eustace / Sheriff Les Sprague
- Honeymoon with Death (1975) ... Sheriff Eustace
- The Day of the Viper (1973) ... Sheriff Les Sprague
 1975 Bronk (TV Series)
- Wheels of Death (1975)
 1975 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
General Turner
- The Invisible Man (1975) ... General Turner
 1973-1975 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Caretaker
- Letters from the Grave (1975) ... Caretaker
- Going Home (1973)
 1974 The Underground Man (TV Movie)
Joe Kelsey
 1974 The Girl with Something Extra (TV Series)
Brannigan
- The New Broom (1974) ... Brannigan
 1968-1974 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Arnie Cane / Leo Conway / Sgt. Elliot Carr / ...
- Diamond Run (1974) ... Arnie Cane
- Turnabout (1971) ... Leo Conway
- The Widow (1968) ... Sgt. Elliot Carr
- Crisis Ground (1968) ... Sam Gary
 1974 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Lt. Larkin
- The Passion of Chen Yi (1974) ... Lt. Larkin
 1974 Chopper One (TV Series)
- Pilot (1974)
 1974 Nightmare (TV Movie)
Super
 1974 Shaft (TV Series)
Brock
- Cop Killer (1974) ... Brock
 1973 The Sting
Combs
 1973 Double Indemnity (TV Movie)
Mr. Dietrichson
 1970-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Sid (segment "Love and the Mr. and Mrs.") / Jane's Father (segment "Love and the Elopement")
- Love and the Mind Reader/Love and the Mr. and Mrs./Love and the Soap Opera (1973) ... Sid (segment "Love and the Mr. and Mrs.")
- Love and the Elopement/Love and the Visitor (1970) ... Jane's Father (segment "Love and the Elopement")
 1973 Gentle Savage
Beaumont
 1973 Walking Tall
Buel Jaggers
 1973 Banacek (TV Series)
Larry Casey
- The Greatest Collection of Them All (1973) ... Larry Casey
 1972 Banyon (TV Series)
Boyle
- The Lady Killer (1972) ... Boyle
 1972 Napoleon and Samantha
Chief of Police
 1972 The Rookies (TV Series)
Ranch Instructor
- Pilot (1972) ... Ranch Instructor
 1972 Cannon (TV Series)
Sheriff Tyson
- A Flight of Hawks (1972) ... Sheriff Tyson
 1972 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Billy Jack
- A Night to Dismember (1972) ... Billy Jack
 1972 Longstreet (TV Series)
Eugene Riles
- Anatomy of a Mayday (1972) ... Eugene Riles
 1968-1971 Bewitched (TV Series)
Rudolph Kosko / Mr. Harrison / Bob Braddock / ...
- Money Happy Returns (1971) ... Rudolph Kosko
- The Generation Zap (1970) ... Mr. Harrison
- What Makes Darrin Run? (1970) ... Bob Braddock
- Samantha Fights City Hall (1968) ... Harlan Mossler
- Once in a Vial (1968) ... Bo Callahan
 1963-1971 The Virginian (TV Series)
Sheriff Tracey / Charles Daniels / Dr. Ashley
- Nan Allen (1971) ... Sheriff Tracey
- Timberland (1965) ... Charles Daniels
- A Killer in Town (1963) ... Dr. Ashley
 1970 Matt Lincoln (TV Series)
- Jimmy (1970)
 1970 The Young Lawyers (TV Series)
Dimascio
- Remember Chris Gately? (1970) ... Dimascio
 1970 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Frank Sorenson
- In Dreams They Run (1970) ... Frank Sorenson
 1970 Dan August (TV Series)
Sergeant Forbes
- The Soldier (1970) ... Sergeant Forbes
 1962-1970 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Barn Bascomb / Sgt. Macklin / Big Jim Ponder / ...
- Sam McTavish, M.D. (1970) ... Barn Bascomb
- The Mission (1966) ... Sgt. Macklin
- Hammerhead (1964) ... Big Jim Ponder
- Wagon Girls (1962) ... Feester
 1970 The Cheyenne Social Club
Marshal Anderson
 1970 The Liberation of L.B. Jones
Stanley Bumpas
 1968-1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Harry Murdock / Sergeant Cook
- The Garden (1970) ... Harry Murdock
- High on a Rainbow (1968) ... Sergeant Cook
 1969 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Chief Rivers
- The Inside Rail (1969) ... Chief Rivers
 1969 The Debbie Reynolds Show (TV Series)
Tex
 1969 The Outsider (TV Series)
Bob
 1964-1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Tavern proprietor / Hanks / Judson
- For Want of a Hero (1969) ... Hanks
- The Williamsburg Cannon: Part 2 (1967) ... Tavern proprietor
- The Williamsburg Cannon: Part 1 (1967) ... Tavern proprietor
- Ken-Tuck-E (1964) ... Judson
 1969 Mannix (TV Series)
Captain Griswold
- End Game (1969) ... Captain Griswold
 1967-1969 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Web Dutton / Frank Sawyer
- The 25 Graves of Midas (1969) ... Web Dutton
- Showdown in Limbo (1967) ... Frank Sawyer
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Wirt Jessup
- The Death Farm (1968) ... Wirt Jessup
 1968 Julia (TV Series)
Mr. Potts
 1968 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Pike Landusky / Landusky
- Tall Heart, Short Temper (1968) ... Pike Landusky
- Out of the Valley of Death (1968) ... Landusky
 1968 The Invaders (TV Series)
Father Paul
- The Miracle (1968) ... Father Paul
 1968 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Warden
- The Cage (1968) ... Warden
 1967 Ironside (TV Series)
Sgt. Breen
- A Very Cool Hot Car (1967) ... Sgt. Breen
 1962-1967 Bonanza (TV Series)
A.Z. Wheelock / E.J. Butler / Gavin
- Judgment at Olympus (1967) ... A.Z. Wheelock
- Return to Honor (1964) ... E.J. Butler
- The Artist (1962) ... Gavin
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Parson Endicott
- Broken Wing (1967) ... Parson Endicott
 1967 Sullivan's Empire (TV Movie)
John Sullivan Sr.
 1967 F Troop (TV Series)
Colonel Adams
- Guns, Guns, Who's Got the Guns? (1967) ... Colonel Adams
 1966 The Monkees (TV Series)
Gen. Harley Vandenberg
- The Chaperone (1966) ... Gen. Harley Vandenberg
 1966 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series)
John Cromwell
- Black Is the Color of My Love's Eye (1966) ... John Cromwell
 1963-1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Sheriff Prycer / Jackson / Ty Tyson
- The Last Oasis (1966) ... Sheriff Prycer
- Echo of a Nightmare (1966) ... Jackson
- The Witch (1963) ... Ty Tyson
 1965-1966 Camp Runamuck (TV Series)
Cmdr. Wivenhoe
- Commander for a Day (1966) ... Cmdr. Wivenhoe
- Senior Citizens (1966) ... Cmdr. Wivenhoe
- Malden Falls in Love (1966) ... Cmdr. Wivenhoe
- Peace (1966) ... Cmdr. Wivenhoe
- Termites (1966) ... Cmdr. Wivenhoe
 1960-1966 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Frank Carruthers / Marvin Fremont / Gerald Thornton / ...
- The Case of the Fanciful Frail (1966) ... Frank Carruthers
- The Case of the Ice-Cold Hands (1964) ... Marvin Fremont
- The Case of the Golden Oranges (1963) ... Gerald Thornton
- The Case of the Traveling Treasure (1961) ... Karl Magovern
- The Case of the Singular Double (1960) ... John Ruskin
 1966 Laredo (TV Series)
The Sheriff
- That's Noway, Thataway (1966) ... The Sheriff
 1965 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Nelson
- Charge (1965) ... Nelson
 1963-1965 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Charlie Hackett / Calvin Lennox
- Katy the Diplomat (1965) ... Charlie Hackett
- One Rainy Night (1963) ... Calvin Lennox
 1963-1964 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Coach Brewer / Robert Elerton
- Boy Under Glass (1964) ... Coach Brewer
- Hello, Miss Phipps (1963) ... Robert Elerton
 1964 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Representative Ed Mahoney
- Question: What Is a Genius Worth This Week? (1964) ... Representative Ed Mahoney
 1964 The Munsters (TV Series)
Mr. Taggert
- Tin Can Man (1964) ... Mr. Taggert
 1963-1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Charlie Tully / Sergeant Myron Bender
- A Lion Amongst Men (1964) ... Charlie Tully
- The Long, Lost Life of Edward Smalley (1963) ... Sergeant Myron Bender
 1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Eddie Hays
- A Postcard from Yucatan (1964) ... Eddie Hays
 1964 Grindl (TV Series)
Tattoo Thompson
- Everything's Coming Up Roses (1964) ... Tattoo Thompson
 1961-1964 Rawhide (TV Series)
Sheriff Andrews / Harry Johanson / Big Sam Talbot / ...
- Incident of the Pied Piper (1964) ... Sheriff Andrews
- Incident at Paradise (1963) ... Harry Johanson
- Incident at Crooked Hat (1963) ... Big Sam Talbot
- Incident of the Reluctant Bridegroom (1962) ... John Landy
- Incident on the Road Back (1961) ... James Cronin
 1964 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series)
Lize Daggett
- The Day of the Tin Trumpet (1964) ... Lize Daggett
 1964 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
CDR Harry Engstrom
- Interlude (1964) ... CDR Harry Engstrom
 1963 Redigo (TV Series)
Stuart Graham
- Privilege of a Man (1963) ... Stuart Graham
 1963 Twilight of Honor
Mac McWade
 1963 The Defenders (TV Series)
Frank Thorpe
- Judgment Eve (1963) ... Frank Thorpe
 1963 Empire (TV Series)
Brad Hollister
- Season of Growth (1963) ... Brad Hollister
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Mr. Brady
- One Small Unhappy Family (1963) ... Mr. Brady
 1962-1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Colonel Whitney / Harry Eden
- The Hat of Sergeant Martin (1963) ... Colonel Whitney
- Whatever Happened to Miss Illinois? (1962) ... Harry Eden
 1963 Laramie (TV Series)
Sam Wellman
- No Place to Run (1963) ... Sam Wellman
 1963 G.E. True (TV Series)
Pete Brill
- Firebug (1963) ... Pete Brill
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Ben Stark
- A Man Called Ragan (1963) ... Ben Stark
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Frank Drucker
- The Target Over the Hill (1962) ... Frank Drucker
 1960-1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Warren Bodger / Simon Galbraith
- Wolf! Cried the Blonde (1962) ... Warren Bodger
- Safari (1960) ... Simon Galbraith
 1961-1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Jonathan West / Martin Kingsley / Ben Stanhope
- Scene of the Crime (1962) ... Jonathan West
- The Kupua of Coconut Bay (1961) ... Martin Kingsley
- The Stanhope Brand (1961) ... Ben Stanhope
 1962 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Ben Stark
- A Man Called Ragan (1962) ... Ben Stark
 1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Swede Lowell
- The Angry Sky (1962) ... Swede Lowell
 1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Emery Stark
- Elegy for a Bookkeeper (1962) ... Emery Stark
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Lucky Elcott
- The Bronc-Buster (1962) ... Lucky Elcott
 1960-1962 Lawman (TV Series)
Logan / Andrew Lord / Jason McQuade
- The Holdout (1962) ... Logan
- The Old War Horse (1960) ... Jason McQuade
 1961-1962 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Jesse James / Fireman / Roscoe Bragg
- Long Distance Call (1961) ... Fireman (uncredited)
- Static (1961) ... Roscoe Bragg (as Arch W. Johnson)
 1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Glen Andrews
- The Hobie Redman Story (1962) ... Glen Andrews
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Bobo
- Main Event (1962) ... Bobo
 1961 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Al Heldon
- Comeback (1961) ... Al Heldon
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Tom Wilson
- The Closing Circle (1961) ... Tom Wilson
 1961 Hennesey (TV Series)
Chief Russo
- The Holdout (1961) ... Chief Russo
 1961 The Explosive Generation
Mr. George Sommers
 1961 The Asphalt Jungle (TV Series)
Gus Honochek / Gus Nonochek / Capt. Gus Nonochek
- The Scott Machine (1961) ... Gus Honochek
- The Dark Night (1961) ... Gus Honochek
- The Kidnapping (1961) ... Gus Honochek
- The Fighter (1961) ... Gus Honochek
- The Professor (1961) ... Gus Honochek
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Big Dan Mahoney
- Lucky Charm (1961) ... Big Dan Mahoney
 1961 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Dutch
- Ambush (1961) ... Dutch
 1961 The Jim Backus Show (TV Series)
Patrolman Larson
- The Desk (1961) ... Patrolman Larson
 1961 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Sgt. Jud Garth
- Yankee Spy (1961) ... Sgt. Jud Garth
 1959-1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Colonel Gaylord Summers / Ephrim Burch / Placer Jack Mason
- The Bold Fenian Men (1960) ... Colonel Gaylord Summers
- A Bullet for the Teacher (1960) ... Ephrim Burch
- Royal Four Flush (1959) ... Placer Jack Mason
 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Bart McCormick / Heywood Miller / Jamie McMahon
- Outlaw in Town (1960) ... Bart McCormick
- Party Line (1960) ... Heywood Miller
- The Little Man Who Was There (1960) ... Jamie McMahon
 1960 Hong Kong (TV Series)
Barney Vance
- Freebooter (1960) ... Barney Vance
 1960 Bronco (TV Series)
Gunlock / Mark Tanner
- The Mustangers (1960) ... Gunlock
- Tangled Trail (1960) ... Mark Tanner
 1960 G.I. Blues
Sgt. McGraw
 1960 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Mr. Smith
- The Big Gamble (1960) ... Mr. Smith
 1960 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Turner Evans
- The Long Dry (1960) ... Turner Evans
 1960 Law of the Plainsman (TV Series)
Cass Mabry
- Dangerous Barriers (1960) ... Cass Mabry
 1959 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Red Walsh
- A Killing for Cully (1959) ... Red Walsh
 1957-1959 Decoy (TV Series)
Sgt. Hal Crown / Detective Sam Donovan
- The Challenger (1959) ... Sgt. Hal Crown
- Stranglehold (1957) ... Detective Sam Donovan
 1957 Gun Glory
Gunn
 1957 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
 1956-1957 The Big Story (TV Series)
Rip Manning / Dave Cooley
- Exposure (1957) ... Rip Manning
- Follow the Leader (1956) ... Dave Cooley
 1956 West Point (TV Series)
Captain
- Thicker Than Water (1956) ... Captain
 1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Private Kleff
- Operation Three R's (1956) ... Private Kleff
 1956 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Yermo Red
- The Ballad of Yermo Red (1956) ... Yermo Red
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Jim Earle #1 (1983)
 1954 Garden of Eden (as Arch W. Johnson)
 1953 Niagara
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
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Stage: Appeared (as "Lt. Schrank") in the original production of "West Side Story" on Broadway. See more »

Alternate Names:

Arch W. Johnson | Archie Johnson

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6' 1" (1.85 m)
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