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S. John Launer (1919–2006)

S. John Launer was born on November 5, 1919 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Saul John Launer. He was an actor, known for Marnie (1964), Perry Mason (1957) and Mommie Dearest (1981). He was married to Estelle Schwartz. He died on September 8, 2006 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1987 Billionaire Boys Club (TV Movie)
Judge
 1983 Dempsey (TV Movie)
Speaker (as John Launer)
 1983 M.A.D.D.: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (TV Movie)
Judge Sheldon Grossfeld
 1981 Mommie Dearest
Pepsi Chairman
 1981 Inmates: A Love Story (TV Movie)
Chairman
 1980 The Last Song (TV Movie)
Milliken
 1980 All God's Children (TV Movie)
 1979 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Mr. Boyd
- Sliding By (1979) ... Mr. Boyd
 1978 A Question of Love (TV Movie)
The Judge
 1977 The Girl Called Hatter Fox (TV Movie)
Mr. Winton
 1977 Washington: Behind Closed Doors (TV Mini-Series)
Senator Morgan
- Part 1 (1977) ... Senator Morgan (uncredited)
 1977 The Amazing Howard Hughes (TV Movie)
Doctor (as S. J. Louner)
 1977 Kingston: Confidential (TV Series)
Victor Coli
- Shadow Game (1977) ... Victor Coli
 1975 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Max Franklin
- Terror by the Book (1975) ... Max Franklin
 1974 Trapped Beneath the Sea (TV Movie)
Capt. Osborn
 1971-1974 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Dr. Bronson / Dr. Ingram
- To Father a Child (1974) ... Dr. Bronson
- Cynthia (1971) ... Dr. Ingram
 1973-1974 Harry O (TV Series)
Dr. Belden / Pollicheff
- Guardian at the Gates (1974) ... Dr. Belden
- Such Dust as Dreams Are Made On (1973) ... Pollicheff
 1970-1972 Mod Squad (TV Series)
E.J. Wardell / Dr. Haggin
- Sanctuary (1972) ... E.J. Wardell (as John Launer)
- The Long Road Home (1970) ... Dr. Haggin
 1972 The Rookies (TV Series)
Defense Counsel
- To Taste of Terror (1972) ... Defense Counsel
 1972 Cade's County (TV Series)
 1971 Crosscurrent (TV Movie)
Doctor (uncredited)
 1971 The Bold Ones: The Senator (TV Series)
Graying Man
- A Single Blow of a Sword (1971) ... Graying Man
 1970 The Interns (TV Series)
Abrams
- The Fever (1970) ... Abrams
- The Oath (1970) ... Abrams
 1969-1970 The Bold Ones: The Protectors (TV Series)
Chief York / York
- Memo from the Class of '76 (1970) ... Chief York
- Draw a Straight Man (1969) ... York
 1968-1969 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Ted Jessup / Frank MacGarrett
- Danger Road (1969) ... Ted Jessup
- The Jonah (1968) ... Frank MacGarrett
 1969 Pendulum
Judge Kinsella
 1967-1969 Dragnet 1967 (TV Series)
Michael Chatterton / Chief Houghton / Dep. Chief Houghton / ...
- The Joy Riders (1969) ... Michael Chatterton
- Narcotics: DR-21 (1969) ... Chief Houghton
- Management Services: DR-11 (1968) ... Dep. Chief Houghton
- The Little Victim (1968) ... Dr. Wingate
- The Shooting Board (1967) ... Dep. Chief R.A. Houghton
 1965-1969 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Dr. Paul Obert / Warden / Jury Foreman / ...
- Eye of the Storm (1969) ... Dr. Paul Obert
- The Tunnel (1968) ... Warden
- Blood Verdict (1967) ... Jury Foreman
- The Raid (1967) ... Velasco
- Slow March Up a Steep Hill (1965) ... Werth
 1968 Speedway
Mayor Fiergol (uncredited)
 1966 Felony Squad (TV Series)
Man with Dog
- The Death of a Dream (1966) ... Man with Dog
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
The Conductor
- Night Train from Chicago (1966) ... The Conductor
 1958-1966 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Judge / Judge Ryder / Judge Telford / ...
- The Case of the Vanishing Victim (1966) ... Judge Telford
- The Case of the Thermal Thief (1965) ... Judge (uncredited)
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Mr. Ladd
- True or False Face (1966) ... Mr. Ladd
 1966 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Mayor
- The Night of the Steel Assassin (1966) ... Mayor
 1965 Honey West (TV Series)
Tyler
- Invitation to Limbo (1965) ... Tyler (as John Launer)
 1964-1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Mr. Prescott / Wilson Hornaby
- The Bark of a Three-Headed Hound (1964) ... Wilson Hornaby
 1964-1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Manson / The Executive
- Rapture at Two-Forty (1965) ... Dr. Manson
- Doesn't Anyone Know Who I Am? (1964) ... The Executive
 1964-1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Chairman / Senator Joseph
 1964 Peyton Place (TV Series)
Parole Board Commissioner / Parole Board Member
- Episode #1.31 (1964) ... Parole Board Commissioner
- Episode #1.30 (1964) ... Parole Board Member (uncredited)
 1964 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Judge
- Tribute to the Dog (1964) ... Judge
 1964 Apache Rifles
Gen. Nelson
 1964 Marnie
Sam Ward
 1962-1964 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Charles Snyder / Joe Kinderman
- A Pattern of Sundays (1964) ... Charles Snyder
- Cry a Little for Mary Too (1962) ... Joe Kinderman
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Ed Rutherford
- Starring the Defense (1963) ... Ed Rutherford
 1956-1963 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Townsman / Judge
- Tobe (1963) ... Townsman
- Robin Hood (1956) ... Judge
 1959-1963 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Moran / Lieutenant Colonel / PA Announcer / ...
- In Praise of Pip (1963) ... Moran (uncredited)
- The Purple Testament (1960) ... Lieutenant Colonel
- Third from the Sun (1960) ... PA Announcer (voice, uncredited)
- And When the Sky Was Opened (1959) ... Mr. Harrington (uncredited)
 1963 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Dr. Walsh
- The Year Joan Crawford Won the Oscar (1963) ... Dr. Walsh
 1962-1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Sadvary / Administrator
- The Great Guy (1963) ... Dr. Sadvary
- Guest Appearance (1962) ... Administrator
 1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Dr. Telford
- Gold-Plated Maverick (1963) ... Dr. Telford
 1959-1962 Bonanza (TV Series)
Buyer / Jason Carter
- The Artist (1962) ... Buyer (as S. Jon Launer)
- The Truckee Strip (1959) ... Jason Carter
 1962 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Underhill
- Night Panic (1962) ... Underhill
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Dr. Benson
- The Boy Who Wasn't Wanted (1962) ... Dr. Benson
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Warner
- Girl in the Case (1962) ... Warner
 1962 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
Warden Martine
- Mr. Grady Regrets (1962) ... Warden Martine
 1961 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Connors
- The Fix (1961) ... Connors
 1960-1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Commissioner / Nazi Speaker at Rally
- Ring of Terror (1961) ... Commissioner (uncredited)
- The Otto Frick Story (1960) ... Nazi Speaker at Rally (uncredited)
 1960 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Frank Carter Bell / Doctor
- Services Rendered (1960) ... Frank Carter Bell
- Kakua Woman (1960) ... Doctor (as John Launer)
 1960 The Crowded Sky
Police Officer (uncredited)
 1960 The Man from Blackhawk (TV Series)
Rodney
- Gold Is Where You Find It (1960) ... Rodney
 1960 Laramie (TV Series)
Judge Oliver
- Hour After Dawn (1960) ... Judge Oliver (uncredited)
 1960 Ice Palace
Chairman (uncredited)
 1958-1960 M Squad (TV Series)
Carl Wright / Police Captain Timothy Riley
- The Twisted Way (1960) ... Carl Wright
 1959-1960 This Man Dawson (TV Series)
Gus Haber / Gang Leader
- Safe Haven (1960) ... Gus Haber
- The Source (1959) ... Gang Leader
 1959 Tightrope (TV Series)
Kennedy
- The Cracking Point (1959) ... Kennedy
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
Police Lt. Burgess
- The Glass Diamond (1959) ... Police Lt. Burgess
 1959 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Judge
- Lady by Law (1959) ... Judge
 1958 Target (TV Series)
- The Jewel Thief (1958)
 1958 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
Sheriff Alberts
- Fury of the Big Top (1958) ... Sheriff Alberts
 1958 I Want to Live!
San Quentin Officer (uncredited)
 1958 The Texan (TV Series)
Ben Cushman
- The Hemp Tree (1958) ... Ben Cushman
 1958 The Lineup (TV Series)
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Roy Daggett
- Three Sons (1958) ... Roy Daggett
 1958 The Millionaire (TV Series)
John Bateman
- The Wally Bannister Story (1958) ... John Bateman
 1957-1958 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Marshall Houts
- The Allen Cutler Case (1958) ... Marshall Houts
- The Todd-Loomis Case (1958) ... Marshall Houts
- The Joel Sheldon Case (1958) ... Marshall Houts
- The Stephen Lowell Case (1958) ... Marshall Houts
- The Joe Credo Case (1958) ... Marshall Houts
 1958 Sing Boy Sing
Tailor / Manufacturer (uncredited)
 1958 State Trooper (TV Series)
Gil McAdams
- Grudge Race (1958) ... Gil McAdams (as John Launer)
 1957-1958 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Wilkins / Bartender
- Man Unforgiving (1958) ... Wilkins
- The Promise (1957) ... Bartender
 1957 Casey Jones (TV Series)
Sam Jasper
- Night Run (1957) ... Sam Jasper
 1957 Zero Hour!
Vancouver Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
 1957 Jailhouse Rock
Judge (uncredited)
 1957 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
Kramer
- A Day in the Sun (1957) ... Kramer (as S. John Launer)
 1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Chas. H. Jason
- Bullet Metal (1957) ... Chas. H. Jason
 1957 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Dr. Norton
- Escape from Oak Lane (1957) ... Dr. Norton
 1957 I Was a Teenage Werewolf
Bill Logan (as John Launer)
 1956-1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Lt. Burt Jenners / Defense Attorney / Judge Roberts / ...
- Cross Hairs (1957) ... Lt. Burt Jenners
- Catch at Straws (1956) ... Defense Attorney
- Remembrance Day (1956) ... Judge Roberts
- The Clay Pigeon (1956) ... Captain Belney
 1957 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Mr. Clifford the Desk Clerk / Mr. Cifford the Desk Clerk
- The Stray Dog (1957) ... Mr. Clifford the Desk Clerk
- Going to Houston (1957) ... Mr. Cifford the Desk Clerk
 1957 Crime of Passion
Chief of Police (uncredited)
 1956 Wire Service (TV Series)
Westrup
- The Deep End (1956) ... Westrup
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
- She Also Ran (1956)
 1956 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Airplane Passenger / Magnusson
- The Country Husband (1956) ... Airplane Passenger
- Sizeman and Son (1956) ... Magnusson
 1956 The Werewolf
Dr. Emery Forrest
 1956 Medic (TV Series)
Walter Bromberg
- To the Great, a Most Seldom Gift (1956) ... Walter Bromberg
 1956 Big Town (TV Series)
Jack Reynolds
- Beauty Contest (1956) ... Jack Reynolds
 1956 Uranium Boom
Mac
 1956 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Mr. Clark
- Betty's Brother (1956) ... Mr. Clark
 1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Major Brown
- The Boy Who Walked to America (1956) ... Major Brown (uncredited)
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Dr. O.L. Cargill
- Judy the Jinx (1955) ... Dr. O.L. Cargill
 1955 Creature with the Atom Brain
Capt. Dave Harris
 1954 Meet Corliss Archer (TV Series)
Judge Marshall
- Harry the Dictator (1954) ... Judge Marshall

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