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John Leyton

John Leyton was born on Feb. 17th 1936 at Frinton-On Sea, Essex, England, to parents of show business background. His father owned several cinemas and his mother acted under the name of 'Babs Walters' on the London stage. When John showed a desire to act, his parents tried to discourage him, wanting him to enter the family rope business as they ... See full bio »

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The Great Escape
The Great Escape Willie 'Tunnel King'
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Von Ryan's Express
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 2005 Color Me Kubrick
Lord Charles Benson
 2001 The Bill (TV Series)
Supt. Ian Acheson
- The Leopard: Part 2 (2001) ... Supt. Ian Acheson
 1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
- Baby Talk (1981) ... Steve
 1981 Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective (TV Movie)
Dave Boot
 1980 The Square Leopard (TV Series)
Gerald Parish
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... Gerald Parish
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... Gerald Parish
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... Gerald Parish
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Gerald Parish
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Gerald Parish
 1978 Send in the Girls (TV Series)
- A Hardy Breed of Girl (1978) ... Ben
 1976 Crown Court (TV Series)
Edward Linger
 1976 Schizo
Alan Falconer
 1976 Fern, the Red Deer
Mr. Gordon
 1974 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Dave Hopkins
- Three's Company (1974) ... Dave Hopkins
 1968 Krakatoa: East of Java
 1966 The Idol
 1965 Convoy (TV Series)
Lt. Detley Henning
- The Heart of an Enemy (1965) ... Lt. Detley Henning
 1965 Von Ryan's Express
 1965 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Bert Higgs
- The Trap (1965) ... Bert Higgs
 1964 Guns at Batasi
Private Wilkes
 1964 Seaside Swingers
Gerry Pullman
 1961 Harpers West One (TV Series)
Johnny St. Cyr
- Episode #1.5 (1961) ... Johnny St. Cyr
 1959 I'm All Right Jack
Recruit to Detto (uncredited)
 1959 Breakout
Prisoner (uncredited)
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (14 credits)

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John Leyton started his career as Johnny Leyton, making two U.K. top ten records in the early sixties before attempting to cross over into films.

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