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Darwin Joston (1937–1998)


"Got a smoke?" Darwin Joston secured himself a permanent place in cult movie history with that particular laconically witty line as laid-back Death Row-bound convict Napoleon Wilson in John Carpenter's outstanding urban action thriller classic Assault on Precinct 13 (1976). Wilson was undoubtedly Joston's best role, and he played it with ... See full bio »

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 1986 ALF (TV Series)
Dog-Pound Attendant
- Looking for Lucky (1986) ... Dog-Pound Attendant
 1985 Washingtoon (TV Series)
Carl
- Episode #1.8 (1985) ... Carl
 1985 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Jim
- Grin and Bear It (1985) ... Jim
 1985 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Burgers
- Ten Wheel Trouble (1985) ... Burgers
 1985 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Dock Worker #1
- Now You Steele It, Now You Don't (1985) ... Dock Worker #1
 1984 Spencer (TV Series)
Bus Driver
- The World's Worst Date (1984) ... Bus Driver
 1984 Airwolf (TV Series)
Airport security officer
- Flight #093 Is Missing (1984) ... Airport security officer (uncredited)
 1982 Time Walker
Lt. Plummer
 1981 Gunmen's Blues (Short)
Mr. Smith
 1980 Coast to Coast
Drunken Trucker #2
 1977 Eraserhead
Paul
 1976 Shazam! (TV Series)
Jasper
- Finders Keepers (1976) ... Jasper
 1976 Rattlers
Palmer (as Darwin Jostin)
 1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
Ducas
- Vendetta (1974) ... Ducas
 1974 McCloud (TV Series)
Cpl. Evans
- The 42nd Street Cavalry (1974) ... Cpl. Evans
 1970-1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Jamie / Ned Harrison / Craig Cheppa
- Cross Doublecross (1974) ... Jamie
- The Target (1971) ... Ned Harrison
- Warrior's Return (1970) ... Craig Cheppa
 1973 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Danny Ferro
- The Ghost of Potter's Field (1973) ... Danny Ferro
 1971 Longstreet (TV Series)
Gary Stephens
- I See, Said the Blind Man (1971) ... Gary Stephens
 1971 Cain's Cutthroats
Billy Joe
 1966-1968 Lassie (TV Series)
Ed
- The Holocaust: Part 1 (1968) ... Ed (as Darwin Jostin)
- A Time for Courage (1966) ... Ed (as Darwin Jostin)
 1968 The Rat Patrol (TV Series)
Pvt. Peterson
- The Field of Death Raid (1968) ... Pvt. Peterson
 1968 The Virginian (TV Series)
Dan Moss
- The Gentle Tamers (1968) ... Dan Moss
 1967 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
1st Man
- Gomer and the Card Shark (1967) ... 1st Man
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When John Carpenter was writing the screenplay that would become Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), he and Joston were neighbors. Carpenter has said that Joston's sardonic sense of humor directly influenced the way Carpenter wrote the Napoleon Wilson character, which Joston later played in the film. See more »

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