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Ian MacDonald (I) (1914–1978)

Ian MacDonald was born on June 28, 1914 in Great Falls, Montana, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for High Noon (1952), Johnny Guitar (1954) and Apache (1954). He died on April 11, 1978 in Bozeman, Montana. See full bio »


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High Noon
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Johnny Guitar
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 1960 The Man from Blackhawk (TV Series)
- The Savage (1960) ... Guard
 1959-1960 The Rebel (TV Series)
Tom / Ben Tompkins
- Angry Town (1960) ... Tom
- Johnny Yuma (1959) ... Ben Tompkins
 1959 Riverboat (TV Series)
John Murrell
 1959 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
- The Little Man (1959) ... Charlie
 1959 Warlock
MacDonald (uncredited)
 1959 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
- Hunt the Man Down (1959) ... Homesteader
 1958 Union Pacific (TV Series)
I.M. MacAllister
- Payroll to Cheyenne (1958) ... I.M. MacAllister
 1956-1958 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Leeds / Ed Loomis
- Trail to Nowhere (1958) ... Leeds
 1958 Money, Women and Guns
 1957-1958 Trackdown (TV Series)
Sheriff / Jed Burroughs
- The Brothers (1958) ... Sheriff
- Alpine, Texas (1957) ... Jed Burroughs
 1957-1958 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Webb Herrick / Chief Dull Knife
- Big Brother Virgil (1958) ... Webb Herrick
- Dull Knife Strikes for Freedom (1957) ... Chief Dull Knife
 1958 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Mr. Troyman
- Dirt (1958) ... Mr. Troyman
 1957 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Dr. Jennings
- The Clarence Redding Case (1957) ... Dr. Jennings
 1957 State Trooper (TV Series)
Bob Stuart
- Diamonds Come High (1957) ... Bob Stuart
 1957 The O. Henry Playhouse (TV Series)
 1957 Duel at Apache Wells
Marcus Wolf
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Mike Dukovnik
- False Witness (1957) ... Mike Dukovnik
 1956 Accused of Murder
 1956 Stagecoach to Fury
Sheriff Ross
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
- Return to the Chateau D'if (1956) ... Bardet
 1956 Medic (TV Series)
- The Good Samaritan (1956) ... Judge
 1955 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
- Higgins Rides Again (1955) ... Considine
 1955 Two-Gun Lady
Jud Ivers
 1955 The Lonesome Trail
 1954-1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- The Man Who Liked to Kill (1955) ... Honder
- Lost Perspective (1954)
 1955 Son of Sinbad
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
- France's Greatest Detective (1955) ... Andrieux
 1955 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
- The Case of the Wild West (1955) ... Slade
 1955 Timberjack
 1954 They Were So Young
General Rodriguez Garcia (uncredited)
 1954 The Egyptian
Ship's Captain (uncredited)
 1954 Apache
 1953-1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Black Purse (1954)
 1954 Johnny Guitar
 1954 City Detective (TV Series)
Keith Rockway
- Case of the Long Lost Wife (1954) ... Keith Rockway
 1953 Blowing Wild
 1953 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Dan Gerber
- Stage to Estacado (1953) ... Dan Gerber
 1952-1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- Pablo's Well (1952)
- Long Lost Wife (1952)
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Mirror (1953)
 1953 A Perilous Journey
 1953 The Silver Whip
 1953 Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV Series)
- Saigon Incident (1953) ... Hank
 1952 Hiawatha
Chief Megissogwon
 1952 Toughest Man in Arizona
Steve Girard
 1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
 1952 The Savage
Chief Yellow Eagle
 1952 The Brigand
Maj. Schrock
 1952 This Woman Is Dangerous
Joe Grossland, Private Eye
 1952 Flaming Feather
Tombstone Jack
 1951 The Barefoot Mailman
Theron Henchman (uncredited)
 1951 Ten Tall Men
 1951 Show Boat
Drunken Sport (uncredited)
 1951 New Mexico
Private Daniels
 1951 Thunder in God's Country
 1950 The Desert Hawk
 1950 Where the Sidewalk Ends
Detective Casey (uncredited)
 1950 The Lawless
Al Peters
 1950 Colt .45
 1950 Comanche Territory
 1950 Montana
Slim Reeves
 1950 Whirlpool
Store Detective Hogan (uncredited)
 1949 Malaya
Carlos Tassuma
 1949 Battleground
Army Colonel (uncredited)
 1949 White Heat
Bo Creel (uncredited)
 1949 Academy Theatre (TV Series)
 1949 Come to the Stable
Mr. Matthews (uncredited)
 1949 Streets of San Francisco
Luke Fraser
 1949 Song of India
Prince's Officer (uncredited)
 1948 Road House
Police Captain
 1948 The Man from Colorado
Jack Rawson (uncredited)
 1948 A Southern Yankee
Hospital Orderly (uncredited)
 1948 16 Fathoms Deep
 1948 Speed to Spare
Pusher Wilkes
 1948 Port Said
 1948 Mr. Reckless
Jim Halsey
 1948 The Woman from Tangier
Paul Moreles
 1948 My Girl Tisa
Guard (uncredited)
 1947 Dark Passage
Cop in Bus Depot (uncredited)
 1947 Deep Valley
Blast Foreman (uncredited)
 1947 Pursued
A Callum (uncredited)
 1947 Ramrod
Walt Shipley
 1946 The Strange Woman
Boat Captain (uncredited)
 1942 North of the Rockies
Henchman Lazare
 1942 The Adventures of Martin Eden
'Butch' Raglan
 1941 Swamp Woman
Det. Lt. Rance
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On
Soldier (uncredited)
 1941 Secret of the Wastelands
 1941 Stick to Your Guns
Henchman Elbows
 1931 Madame Guillotine
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Ladd Pippy

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Prolific western actor and perennial screen villain, Ian MacDonald is perhaps best remembered as Gary Cooper's chief nemesis, Frank Miller, in High Noon (1952).

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