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John Phillip Law (1937–2008)

John Phillip Law was born on September 7, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for Barbarella (1968), The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973) and Death Rides a Horse (1967). He was married to Shawn Ryan. He died on May 13, 2008 in Los Angeles. See full bio »

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Barbarella Pygar
Death Rides a Horse
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Danger: Diabolik
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 2018 Citizens (post-production)
Rex Sterling
 2006 Vic (Short)
John Shelbourne
 2005 SOKO Kitzbühel (TV Series)
Bob Snyder
- Feindliche Übernahme (2005) ... Bob Snyder
 2004 I tre volti del terrore
Professor Peter Price
 2002 Curse of the Forty-Niner
Sheriff Murphy
 2001 CQ
 2000 Bad Guys
 1999/II Wanted
1. Verfolger
 1997 My Ghost Dog (TV Movie)
Peter Avelino
 1996 Hindsight
Vincent Lehman
 1995 Brennendes Herz
 1993 Alaska Kid (TV Series)
- Tödliches Poker (1993) ... Robert
 1993 Angel Eyes
Steven Fox
 1992 Europa Mission
Colonel Ferri
 1992 Marilyn Alive and Behind Bars
Harry Billings
 1992 Shining Blood
Ranch Forman
 1992 Europa Connection (TV Series)
 1991 Alaska Stories
Aristocratic Con Man
 1990 Little Women of Today
 1990 Nerds of a Feather (uncredited)
 1990 Le gorille (TV Series)
Le Finlandais
- Le gorille sans cravate (1990) ... Le Finlandais
 1990 Alienator
Ward Armstrong
 1989 Quattro piccole donne (TV Series)
 1989 Cold Heat
R.C. Mallon
 1989 A Case of Honor
Capt. Roger L. Barnes
 1988 Blood Delirium
Saint Simon
 1988 Una grande storia d'amore (TV Movie)
 1988 Striker
Frank Morris
 1988 Thunder III
Sheriff Jeff
 1987 Gila and Rik (TV Movie)
 1987 Colpo di stato
 1987 Moon in Scorpio
 1987 Johann Strauss - Der König ohne Krone
Maximilian Steiner, Stage Manager
 1986 American Commandos
 1985 Rainy Day Friends
Dr. Stephen Kendrick
 1985 It's a Living (TV Series)
Hank Dobson
- Cassie's Cowboy (1985) ... Hank Dobson
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Sven Torvald
- Widow, Weep for Me (1985) ... Sven Torvald
 1985 Night Train to Terror
Harry Billings (segment "The Case of Harry Billings")
 1983 Tin Man
Dr. Edison
 1982 The Love Boat (TV Series)
George Wetlin
 1979 Un'ombra nell'ombra
 1979 The Best Place to Be (TV Movie)
Dr. Mancini
 1978 Tod im November (TV Movie)
John Vanetti
 1977 Eyes Behind the Wall
 1977 Target of an Assassin
 1976 The Cassandra Crossing
Major Stack
 1976 Tu dios y mi infierno
 1976 Un sussurro nel buio
 1975 Docteur Justice
Dr. Benjamin Justice
 1975 The Spiral Staircase
Steven Sherman (as John Philip Law)
 1974 Open Season
 1973 Polvere di stelle
 1973 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Jim Gringer #1 (1998-1989)
 1971 The Last Movie
Little Brother
 1971 The Love Machine
Robin Stone
 1970 The Hawaiians
Noel Hoxworth
 1968 The Sergeant
Pfc. Tom Swanson
 1968 Skidoo
 1968 Barbarella
 1967 Her Harem (uncredited)
 1964 3 notti d'amore
Fra Felice (segment "Fatebenefratelli")
 1964 High Infidelity
Ronald (segment "Scandaloso")
 1962 Smog (uncredited)
 1951 Show Boat
Extra (uncredited)
 1950 The Magnificent Yankee
Minor Role (scenes deleted)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (10 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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Contributed to the book Gods in Polyester, or, A Survivors' Account of 70's Cinema Obscura (Succubus Press/2004). See more »

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4 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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John Philip Law


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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Following bit parts on Broadway, he transported himself to Europe and found work in Italian films. Director Norman Jewison "discovered" Law while in Europe and cast him in his feature The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966). See more »


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