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John Larch (1914–2005)

Instantly recognizable American character actor with bulbous nose and heavily lined face, who could convey integrity or menace to equal effect. He first came to prominence on radio as (Captain) Starr of Space (1953), using ray guns to combat Martians and alien queens. Beginning in 1953, Larch accumulated an impressive resume of TV series credits, ... See full bio »

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 1985-1990 Dallas (TV Series)
Arlen Ward / Atticus Ward / Wally Windham
- The Smiling Cobra (1990) ... Atticus Ward
- Will Power (1990) ... Arlen Ward
- Paradise Lost (1990) ... Arlen Ward
- Dear Hearts and Gentle People (1990) ... Arlen Ward
- The Crucible (1990) ... Arlen Ward / Atticus Ward
 1989 War and Remembrance (TV Mini-Series)
P.A. Announcer (Test Site)
- Part 12 (1989) ... P.A. Announcer (Test Site)
 1988 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Deputy Sheriff John Burns
- May the Road Rise Up (1988) ... Deputy Sheriff John Burns
 1982-1988 Dynasty (TV Series)
Gerald Wilson
- The Rifle (1988) ... Gerald Wilson
- Images (1988) ... Gerald Wilson
- The Mirror (1983) ... Gerald Wilson
- Danny (1983) ... Gerald Wilson
- Mark (1982) ... Gerald Wilson
 1982 Airplane II: The Sequel
Prosecuting Attorney
 1982 Private Benjamin (TV Series)
Gen. Wrangleman
- Me, Me, Me (1982) ... Gen. Wrangleman
 1981 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Adam Venable
- Good Neighbors, Duke (1981) ... Adam Venable
 1979-1980 Vega$ (TV Series)
Ben Coleman / Jack the Ripper
- Deadly Blessings (1980) ... Ben Coleman
 1980 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Arthur Mahoney
- A New Beginning (1980) ... Arthur Mahoney
 1979 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Lt. Bill Bergin / Bill Bergin
- Hollywood (1979) ... Lt. Bill Bergin
- Samaritan (1979) ... Bill Bergin
 1968-1979 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Roger Maggers / Joseph Trinian
- The Execution File (1979) ... Roger Maggers
- Yesterday Died and Tomorrow Won't Be Born (1968) ... Joseph Trinian
 1979 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
John Wiggins
- Aftermath (1979) ... John Wiggins
 1978 A Fire in the Sky (TV Movie)
Johnson
 1978 Lucan (TV Series)
- Nightmare (1978)
 1978 The Critical List (TV Movie)
Sprony
 1977 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Arthur Vale
- The Cheshire Project (1977) ... Arthur Vale
 1977 Big Hawaii (TV Series)
Waltah Morrison
- Sun Children (1977) ... Waltah Morrison
 1977 Kingston: Confidential (TV Series)
General Cutler
- The Cult (1977) ... General Cutler
 1977 The Feather and Father Gang (TV Series)
General Scott
- Sun, Sand and Death (1977) ... General Scott
 1977 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Commander John Kamden
- Angel Trap (1977) ... Commander John Kamden
 1976 Switch (TV Series)
Stocker
- Switch-Hitter (1976) ... Stocker
 1976 Bert D'Angelo/Superstar (TV Series)
- Serpent's Tooth (1976)
 1976 Future Cop (TV Series)
Forman
- Pilot (1976) ... Forman
 1975 Bronk (TV Series)
Yarrow
- Bargain in Blood (1975) ... Yarrow
 1975 Framed
Bundy
 1975 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
District Attorney
- Too Many Suspects (1975) ... District Attorney
 1975 The Desperate Miles (TV Movie)
Dr, Bryson
 1967-1975 Ironside (TV Series)
Clint Yarborough / Pierre Dupont
- The Rolling Y (1975) ... Clint Yarborough
- The Leaf in the Forest (1967) ... Pierre Dupont
 1971-1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Victor Crayton / Dr. Cabe
- Midwife (1974) ... Dr. Cabe
- Shock!: Part 2 (1972) ... Victor Crayton
- Shock!: Part 1 (1971) ... Victor Crayton
 1974 Bad Ronald (TV Movie)
Sgt. Lynch
 1974 Police Woman (TV Series)
Lester Hummel
- Seven Eleven (1974) ... Lester Hummel
 1974 The Chadwick Family (TV Movie)
Fargo
 1974 Winter Kill (TV Movie)
Dr. Bill Hammond
 1974 Hawkins (TV Series)
Herb Talley
- Candidate for Murder (1974) ... Herb Talley
 1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Jack O'Moore
- Inferno (1974) ... Jack O'Moore
 1972-1973 Cannon (TV Series)
Pete / Sgt. Nelson / Chief Horne
- Come Watch Me Die (1973) ... Pete
- To Ride a Tiger (1973) ... Sgt. Nelson
- A Deadly Quiet Town (1972) ... Chief Horne
 1971-1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
David Cameron / George Patterson
- The Camerons Are a Special Clan (1973) ... David Cameron
- Shadow of a Name (1971) ... George Patterson
 1973 Police Story (TV Series)
Maury
- Requiem for an Informer (1973) ... Maury
 1973 Santee
Banner
 1973 Madigan (TV Series)
Max Bennerman
- The Park Avenue Beat (1973) ... Max Bennerman
 1970-1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Larry Gault / Premier Anton Rojek
- The Puppet (1972) ... Larry Gault
- The Martyr (1970) ... Premier Anton Rojek
 1966-1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Jules Harmon / Fred Wallace
- The Outcast (1972) ... Jules Harmon
- The Price of Death (1966) ... Fred Wallace
 1972 Magic Carpet (TV Movie)
Mr. Tracy
 1972 Women in Chains (TV Movie)
Barney
 1972 Insight (TV Series)
Father / Mr. Altman
- The Turquoise Pony (1972) ... Father
- I'm Gonna Be Free (1972) ... Mr. Altman
 1971 The Smith Family (TV Series)
- Class of '46 (1971)
 1971 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
Skip Whitney
- The Great Debate (1971) ... Skip Whitney
 1971 The Partners (TV Series)
Sheriff Fender
- The Prisoner of Fender (1971) ... Sheriff Fender
 1971 The City (TV Movie)
Holland Yermo
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Mike Griffin
- The Girl in Boxcar #3 (1971) ... Mike Griffin
 1970 Cannon for Cordoba
Warner
 1970 The Young Lawyers (TV Series)
Judge Harris
- A Simple Thing Called Justice (1970) ... Judge Harris
 1962-1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Sheriff / Charles Neely / Ben Hicks / ...
- Train of Darkness (1970) ... Charles Neely
- The Good-Hearted Badman (1968) ... Ben Hicks
- The Executioners (1962) ... Sheriff Neil Brady
 1970 Move
Mounted Patrolman
 1969 Hail, Hero!
Mr. Conklin
 1969 The Great Bank Robbery
Sheriff of Friendly
 1966-1968 Felony Squad (TV Series)
Jonah Clinton / Bill Ehlers
- The Deadly Abductors (1968) ... Jonah Clinton
- The Broken Badge (1966) ... Bill Ehlers
 1967 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
District Attorney Joseph Flexner
- The Living Victim (1967) ... District Attorney Joseph Flexner
 1967 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Sam Hawken
- Chief Mingo (1967) ... Sam Hawken
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Dr. Killman
- The Man from THRUSH Affair (1967) ... Dr. Killman
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Lt. Greg Lucather
- Genesis (1967) ... Lt. Greg Lucather
 1964-1967 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Ben Corby / George Duncan
- The Other Side of the Coin (1967) ... Ben Corby
- Man on a String (1964) ... George Duncan
 1965 Convoy (TV Series)
Merchant Capt. Ben Foster
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Professor Jonathan Styx
- Question: Is Democracy Too Expensive This Year? (1965) ... Professor Jonathan Styx
 1963-1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Deputy DA Jerry Miller / Deputy District Attorney Jerry Miller / Deputy Dist. Atty. Jerry Miller / ...
- Birds of a Feather (1964) ... Deputy DA Jerry Miller
- Those Which Love Has Made (1964) ... Deputy DA Jerry Miller
- He Ran for His Life (1964) ... Deputy DA Jerry Miller
- The Revenge of the Worm (1964) ... Deputy Dist. Atty. Jerry Miller
- Tigers Are for Jungles (1964) ... Deputy District Attorney Jerry Miller
 1962-1963 Naked City (TV Series)
George Paraskis / Steve Werminski / Police Officer John Clinton
- The S.S. American Dream (1963) ... George Paraskis
- Today the Man Who Kills Ants Is Coming (1962) ... Police Officer John Clinton
 1962-1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Robert Anderson / Walter Thurman
- And If I Die (1962) ... Walter Thurman
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Victor Jonah
- A Trip to Niagara (1963) ... Dr. Victor Jonah
 1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Byron Latimer
- Gold-Plated Maverick (1963) ... Byron Latimer
 1959-1962 Rawhide (TV Series)
Sam Garrett / Lennie Dawson
- Incident at Sugar Creek (1962) ... Sam Garrett
- Incident of the Tumbleweed (1959) ... Lennie Dawson
 1961-1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Charley Radick / Bryan 'Bull' Hanlon
- Elegy (1962) ... Charley Radick
- Hammerlock (1961) ... Bryan 'Bull' Hanlon
 1962 How the West Was Won
Grimes (uncredited)
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Sam Baker
- The Doomsday Boys (1962) ... Sam Baker
 1962 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Richard Walker
- Reunion (1962) ... Richard Walker
 1958-1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Jethro Creech / Ben Harness / John Ramsey / ...
- The Baylor Crowfoot Story (1962) ... Jethro Creech
- The Cathy Eckhart Story (1960) ... Ben Harness
- The Ben Courtney Story (1959) ... John Ramsey
- The Dan Hogan Story (1958) ... Jason Rance
 1960-1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Sandy Mason / Bill Morrison / Hingle
- Go Read the River (1962) ... Sandy Mason
- Legacy for Lucia (1960) ... Bill Morrison
- The Strengthening Angels (1960) ... Hingle
 1960-1962 Laramie (TV Series)
Matt Grundy / Gabe Reynolds
- The Confederate Express (1962) ... Matt Grundy
- Day of Vengeance (1960) ... Gabe Reynolds
 1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Sgt. Shaw
- The Door Without a Key (1962) ... Sgt. Shaw
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Ben Riker
- The Plush Jungle (1962) ... Ben Riker
 1959-1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Beaker / Johnny
- A Killing in Calico (1961) ... Beaker
- End of a Legend (1959) ... Johnny
 1959-1961 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Mr. Fremont / Sheriff Koch / Dr. Eliot Rathmann
- Dust (1961) ... Sheriff Koch
- Perchance to Dream (1959) ... Dr. Eliot Rathmann
 1961 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Arthur Simms
- Portrait of a Hero (1961) ... Arthur Simms
 1955-1961 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Cliff Shanks / Serpa / Dan Everly / ...
- All That (1961) ... Cliff Shanks
- Long Hours, Short Pay (1961) ... Serpa
- Jailbait Janet (1960) ... Dan Everly
- The Boots (1959) ... Zeno
- The Constable (1959) ... Rance
 1961 The New Breed (TV Series)
John Clark
- No Fat Cops (1961) ... John Clark
 1956-1961 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Magnus Kihlgren / Dr. Cole Gentry / Quine
- The Broken Wing (1961) ... Magnus Kihlgren
- A Time to Live (1957) ... Dr. Cole Gentry
- Death Watch (1956) ... Quine
 1961 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Jack Cooke
- Six Years and a Day (1961) ... Jack Cooke
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Jack Rivers
- The Higher Law (1960) ... Jack Rivers
 1960 Outlaws (TV Series)
Tillitson
- Last Chance (1960) ... Tillitson
 1958-1960 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
McNagle / Chaplain Robert April
- Out at the Old Ball Park (1960) ... McNagle
- The Hanging of Roy Carter (1958) ... Chaplain Robert April
 1960 Hell to Eternity
Capt. Schwabe
 1960 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Isaiah Macabee
- The Proud Earth (1960) ... Isaiah Macabee
 1960 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Mills Walker
- The Liars (1960) ... Mills Walker
 1960 Law of the Plainsman (TV Series)
Jasper Mullen
- Fear (1960) ... Jasper Mullen
 1960 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Nicholas
- Castaways (1960) ... Nicholas
 1959 The Grand Jury (TV Series)
Tamby
- Murder for Insurance ... Tamby
 1959 Tightrope (TV Series)
Al Metaxas
- Black Tie Kill (1959) ... Al Metaxas
 1959 Wichita Town (TV Series)
Gant
- Drifting (1959) ... Gant
 1959 Troubleshooters (TV Series)
- Gino (1959)
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Col. Brandt
- Operation Spark (1959) ... Col. Brandt
 1959 Bonanza (TV Series)
Blake McCall
- The Newcomers (1959) ... Blake McCall
 1959 Riverboat (TV Series)
Touhy
- Payment in Full (1959) ... Touhy
 1959 Yancy Derringer (TV Series)
Wayland Farr
- Two Tickets to Promontory (1959) ... Wayland Farr
 1959 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Garrickson
- The Secret Is Death (1959) ... Garrickson
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Keogh
- The Hard Road (1959) ... Keogh
 1959 Black Saddle (TV Series)
Ty Northrup
- Client: Northrup (1959) ... Ty Northrup
 1959 The Rough Riders (TV Series)
Ed Mackin
- Death Sentence (1959) ... Ed Mackin
 1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Howie Kale
- Die by the Gun (1958) ... Howie Kale
 1957-1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Anse Newton / Red-eye Kirk / Sheriff Riker / ...
- Thunder Alley (1958) ... Anse Newton
- The Crisis at Easter Creek (1958) ... Red-eye Kirk
- Hornitas Town (1958) ... Sheriff Riker
- The Shooting of Jett King (1957) ... Jett King
 1958 The Texan (TV Series)
Les Torbit
- Law of the Gun (1958) ... Les Torbit
 1958 The Saga of Hemp Brown
Jed Givens
 1958 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
Lt. Michaels
- A Short Run to Broadway (1958) ... Lt. Michaels
- Exclusive Story: File #31 (1958) ... Lt. Michaels
- Too Many Clues (1958) ... Lt. Michaels
- Portrait of a Cop: File #27 (1958) ... Lt. Michaels
 1958 From Hell to Texas
Hal Carmody
 1958 Jefferson Drum (TV Series)
John Larkin
- The Bounty Man (1958) ... John Larkin
 1958 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Oliver Loving
- Trail Blazer (1958) ... Oliver Loving
 1957-1958 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Jim Benton / Carl Mason
- He Came for the Money (1958) ... Jim Benton
- The Animal Instinct (1957) ... Carl Mason
 1957/I Man in the Shadow
Ed Yates
 1957 The Careless Years
Sam Vernon
 1957 The Web (TV Series)
Pete Boran / Pocker
- Last Chance (1957) ... Pete Boran
- No Escape (1957) ... Pocker
 1957 Undercurrent (TV Series)
Pocker
- No Escape (1957) ... Pocker
 1957 Quantez
Heller
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Cab Driver
- The Disappearance of Amanda Hale (1957) ... Cab Driver
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Taggert
- Ordeal (1957) ... Taggert
 1957 Gun for a Coward
Stringer
 1956 Written on the Wind
Roy Carter
 1956 Man from Del Rio
Bill Dawson
 1956 Seven Men from Now
Payte Bodeen
 1956 Behind the High Wall
William Kiley
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
Pocker
- No Escape (1956) ... Pocker
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Tom Mead
- The Story of Tom Mead (1956) ... Tom Mead
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Frank Cnobra
- The Morals Squad (1956) ... Frank Cnobra
 1956 The Killer Is Loose
Otto Flanders
 1956 Johnny Moccasin (TV Movie)
Frank Hill
 1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Ernie Robbins
- Christmas Stopover (1955) ... Ernie Robbins
 1955 Illegal
District Attorney's Man (uncredited)
 1955 The McConnell Story
Cy (uncredited)
 1955 The Phenix City Story
Clem Wilson
 1955 5 Against the House
Police Detective (uncredited)
 1955 Seven Angry Men
Truce Flag-Bearing Sergeant (uncredited)
 1955 Tight Spot
First Detective (uncredited)
 1955 Big Town (TV Series)
Police Sergeant
- Egomaniac (1955) ... Police Sergeant
 1955 Public Defender (TV Series)
Trusty
- Jackpot (1955) ... Trusty
 1955 The Shining Beacon (TV Movie)
Quintus
 1955 Dr. Harvey W. Wiley (TV Movie)
Young Tough
 1954 Medic (TV Series)
Dr. Carns
- My Very Good Friend Albert (1954) ... Dr. Carns
 1954 This Is My Love
Police Detective (uncredited)
 1953-1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Luke Powers
- Reunion at Steepler's Hill (1954) ... Luke Powers
- Fresh Start (1953)
 1953-1954 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Dare (1954)
- The Big Lie (1953)
- The Big Building (1953)
- The Big Rose (1953)
 1954 Moby Dick (TV Movie)
1st Sailor
 1953-1954 Space Patrol (TV Series)
Nick / Korwin
- Marooned in the Past (1954) ... Nick
- Radioactive Cave (1953) ... Korwin
 1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Harris
- A Study in Panic (1954) ... Harris
 1954 Bitter Creek
Hired Gunman
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Kirk / Palmer
- Warehouse Incident ... Kirk
- Homing Flight ... Palmer
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Lt. Cellars
- The Art Story (1954) ... Lt. Cellars
 1953 McCoy of Abilene (TV Movie)
 1953 I Led 3 Lives (TV Series)
Terry
- Dope Photographic (1953) ... Terry
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(1953-54) Radio: Appeared (as Capt. Starr) in the sci-fi series "Captain Starr of Space".

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Before he became an actor he had been a professional baseball player. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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