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Actor John Laughlin has had a remarkable career spanning several decades. At 19, John felt compelled to pursue his passion and moved to Los Angeles to learn his craft and become a serious actor. He initially went about it by taking two years at the Film Industry Workshop and then went on to study with some of the best in the business. After only two... See full bio »

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Known For

Footloose
Footloose Woody
(1984)
The Rock
The Rock General Peterson
(1996)
The Lawnmower Man
The Lawnmower Man Jake Simpson
(1992)

Filmography

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 2016/I WEAPONiZED
Richard Morgan
 2015 4Got10
Howard
 2014 Funny Business (TV Movie)
Barry
 2014 Web of Lies (TV Series documentary)
Detective Pharr
- Baby You're Mine (2014) ... Detective Pharr
 2012 Dark Desire (TV Movie)
Gus
 2012 Fortress (Video)
Base Commander
 2012 Sixufus
Brandon Russell
 2011 The Defenders (TV Series)
Lance Cahill
- Nevada v. Donnie the Numbers Guy (2011) ... Lance Cahill
 2010/I Resonance (Short)
The Physicist
 2010 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Ranger Walter Turner
- Into the Woods (2010) ... Ranger Walter Turner
 2008 Touching Home
Walter Houston
 2008 Resonance (Short)
Dr. Gallespie
 2006 Love's Abiding Joy
Samuel Doros
 2006 The Pros and Cons of Breathing (Short)
Brogan
 2003 Ghost Rock
Sheriff Clay
 2003 Gacy (Video)
Det. Kay
 2002 Hitters
 2001 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Tom Wolenski
- Zol Zein Gezint (2001) ... Tom Wolenski
 2001 That's Life (TV Series)
Captain
- Banister Head (2001) ... Captain (as John C. McLaughlin)
 1998 Malaika
Nick Saunders
 1998 Storm Trooper (Video)
Stark
 1997 Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (TV Series)
Victor Carlton
- Missing in Action (1997) ... Victor Carlton
 1997 Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac (TV Mini-Series)
Robert Simons
- Part 2 (1997) ... Robert Simons
- Part 1 (1997) ... Robert Simons
 1996 Back to Back (TV Movie)
Dussecq
 1994 Night Fire
Barry
 1994 Improper Conduct
Michael Miller
 1994 The Other Man
Jack
 1993 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Johnny
- Food for Thought (1993) ... Johnny
 1993 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
Landau
- Dead Weight (1993) ... Landau
 1992 Under Siege
Zix (uncredited)
 1992 The Lawnmower Man
Jake Simpson
 1992 Memphis (TV Movie)
Rufus Hutton
 1991 Motorama
Man at Wagon Wheel
 1991 Fire: Trapped on the 37th Floor (TV Movie)
Milner
 1990 Equal Justice (TV Series)
Boyce
- Separate Lives (1990) ... Boyce
- Cop's Story (1990) ... Boyce
 1989 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Security Guard
- Never Judge a Book by Its Cover (1989) ... Security Guard (as John McLaughlin)
 1989 China Beach (TV Series)
Brendan McMurphy
- The World: Part 2 (1989) ... Brendan McMurphy
- The World: Part 1 (1989) ... Brendan McMurphy
 1986-1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Mike Lowery / Bill Ainsley
- Snow White, Blood Red (1988) ... Mike Lowery
- Dead Man's Gold (1986) ... Bill Ainsley
 1988 Midnight Crossing
Jeff Schubb
 1988 Longarm (TV Movie)
Codie Branch
 1987 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Jake Hughes
- Carnal Persuasion (1987) ... Jake Hughes
 1986 If Tomorrow Comes (TV Mini-Series)
Charles Stanhope
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Charles Stanhope
 1985 Space Rage
Walker
 1985 Streets of Justice (TV Movie)
Hudson James
 1984 Footloose
Woody
 1983 Tucker's Witch (TV Series)
Gary Burke
- Murder Is the Key (1983) ... Gary Burke
 1983 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Gordo
- South Side Story (1983) ... Gordo
 1982 High Powder (TV Movie)
Rick Goodwin
 1982 The Tragedy of King Lear (Video)
Soldier / Courtier
 1982 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Gregory
- The Treasure of Soggy Marsh (1982) ... Gregory
 1982 The Powers of Matthew Star (TV Series)
Brian
- Jackal (1982) ... Brian
 1980 Death Games
Rogue
 1979 Summer Camp
Matt (as John C. McLaughlin)
 1978 Mag Wheels
Steve (as John McLaughlin)

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John C. McLaughlin | John McLaughlin
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John was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to a family with deep political roots stemming back to his Great Grandfather, E.H. Crump (AKA Boss Crump). See more »

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