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John Marley (I) (1907–1984)


Veteran character actor John Marley was one of those familiar but nameless faces that television and filmgoers did not take a shine to until the late 1960s, when he had hit middle age. Distinctive for his craggy face, dark bushy brows and upswept silvery hair, his life (born in 1907) started out amid tough surroundings in Harlem, New York, as the ... See full bio »

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 1986 On the Edge
Elmo
 1984 The Glitter Dome (TV Movie)
Capt. Woofer
 1983 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Joseph Cadillac
- Man in a Glass House (1983) ... Joseph Cadillac
 1983 Utilities
Roy Blue
 1982 Falcon's Gold (TV Movie)
Christopher Falcon
 1982 Seeing Things (TV Series)
Sam
- Evil Eye (1982) ... Sam
 1982 Mother Lode
Elijha
 1981 SCTV Network (TV Series)
Leonard Bernstein
- The Godfather (1981) ... Leonard Bernstein
 1981 The Amateur
Molton
 1981 Threshold
Edgar Fine
 1981 Titans (TV Series)
Albert Einstein
 1981 Word of Honor (TV Movie)
Gordon Agee
 1980 Tribute
Lou Daniels
 1980 This Year's Blonde (TV Movie)
Joe Schenck
 1979 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
D.W. Banner
- Homecoming (1979) ... D.W. Banner
 1978 Vega$ (TV Series)
Marty Trafalgar
- Milliken's Stash (1978) ... Marty Trafalgar
 1978 Hooper
Max Berns
 1978 What Really Happened to the Class of '65? (TV Series)
Frank Spencer
- Mr. Potential (1978) ... Frank Spencer
 1969-1978 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Noah Kaluna / Dr. Gregorios Lemira / Sam Kalakua
- Tread the King's Shadow (1978) ... Noah Kaluna
- The Second Shot (1970) ... Dr. Gregorios Lemira
- The Big Kahuna (1969) ... Sam Kalakua
 1977 Telethon (TV Movie)
Arnold Shagan
 1977 The Greatest
Dr. Ferdie Pacheco
 1977 The Car
Everett
 1977 Vengeance
Jesus
 1977 Delvecchio (TV Series)
Father Caperelli
- Licensed to Kill (1977) ... Father Caperelli
 1976 W.C. Fields and Me
Studio Head Bannerman
 1976 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Albert Felix
- Silent Vendetta (1976) ... Albert Felix
 1975 Framed
Sal Viccarrone
 1975 Baretta (TV Series)
Durone
- If You Can't Pay the Price... (1975) ... Durone
 1975 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
Captain Maurice Molnar
- Primal Scream (1975) ... Captain Maurice Molnar
 1974 McCloud (TV Series)
Phillip Rhigas
- The Concrete Jungle Caper (1974) ... Phillip Rhigas
 1974 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Vito Donato
- An Act of Love (1974) ... Vito Donato
 1969-1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Harmon / Dr. Roger Farrell
- Demi-God (1974) ... Harmon
- The Sharpest Edge (1969) ... Dr. Roger Farrell
 1974 Grandpa, Mom, Dad and Richie (TV Movie)
 1972-1973 Cannon (TV Series)
Konnie Korvalis / Ben Logan
- Nobody Beats the House (1972) ... Ben Logan
 1973 Blade
Tommy Blade
 1973 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Tully
- Rules of the Game (1973) ... Tully
 1973 The Alpha Caper (TV Movie)
Lee Saunders
 1973 Jory
Roy Starr
 1972 The Family Rico (TV Movie)
Sid Kubik
 1972 Dead of Night
Charles Brooks
 1972 The Dead Are Alive
Nikos Samarakis
 1971 In Broad Daylight (TV Movie)
Lt. Bergman
 1971 Clay Pigeon
Police Captain
 1971 The Sheriff (TV Movie)
Kinsella
 1971 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
John Sloan
- The Long Road Back (1971) ... John Sloan
 1971 Incident in San Francisco (TV Movie)
Mario Cianelli
 1969-1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Don Bruno / Frank Chaney
- Appointment in Palermo (1971) ... Don Bruno
- The Third Choice (1969) ... Frank Chaney
 1963-1971 Insight (TV Series)
Nikos Andrakias / Consciousness / Antirm
- The Wrinkle Squad (1971) ... Nikos Andrakias
- The Greatest Madness of Them All (1970) ... Consciousness
- The Late Great God (1968) ... Antirm
- The Tyrants (1963)
 1970 Love Story
Phil
 1970 The Bold Ones: The Senator (TV Series)
Mayor Bob Wisnovsky / Mayor Wisnovsky
- A Continual Roar of Musketry: Part 2 (1970) ... Mayor Bob Wisnovsky
- A Continual Roar of Musketry: Part 1 (1970) ... Mayor Wisnovsky
 1970 A Man Called Sledge
Old Man
 1970 Dan August (TV Series)
Mirakian
- The Murder of a Small Town (1970) ... Mirakian
 1969-1970 Ironside (TV Series)
The Matai / Lt. Simon
- Eden Is the Place We Leave (1970) ... The Matai
- Moonlight Means Money (1969) ... Lt. Simon
 1969 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Deputy Zarkin
- Sabotage (1969) ... Deputy Zarkin
 1969 The Outsider (TV Series)
Jason Cambor
- A Bowl of Cherries (1969) ... Jason Cambor
 1968 To Die in Paris (TV Movie)
Luzet
 1968 The Outcasts (TV Series)
Bricker
- My Name Is Jemal (1968) ... Bricker
 1968 Here Come the Brides (TV Series)
Emmett Wade
- Letter of the Law (1968) ... Emmett Wade
 1968 Istanbul Express (TV Movie)
Kapel
 1968 Bonanza (TV Series)
Marshal Millett
- Child (1968) ... Marshal Millett
 1968 Peyton Place (TV Series)
Rev. Gates
- Episode #4.90 (1968) ... Rev. Gates
 1968 In Enemy Country
Rausch
 1968/I Faces
Richard Forst
 1968 The Second Hundred Years (TV Series)
Black Bart
- Lucky Luke (1968) ... Black Bart
 1968 The Virginian (TV Series)
Charlie Rondell
- The Crooked Path (1968) ... Charlie Rondell
 1967 Mannix (TV Series)
Ernst Stassos / Herman Mueller
- The Many Deaths of Saint Christopher (1967) ... Ernst Stassos / Herman Mueller
 1967 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Albert Pardew
- Gallows for Bill Pardew (1967) ... Albert Pardew
 1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
King Stefan IX
- The Night of the Wolf (1967) ... King Stefan IX
 1967 T.H.E. Cat (TV Series)
Lt. Lassiter
- Twenty-One and Out (1967) ... Lt. Lassiter
- The Long Chase (1967) ... Lt. Lassiter
 1966 Hawk (TV Series)
Sam Crown
- The Shivering Pigeon (1966) ... Sam Crown
- Death Comes Full Circle (1966) ... Sam Crown
- Do Not Mutilate or Spindle (1966) ... Sam Crown
 1965 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
John Wills
- Manhunt (1965) ... John Wills
 1965 Convoy (TV Series)
Gitano
- Lady on the Rock (1965) ... Gitano
 1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Ben Pringle
- Ten Little Indians (1965) ... Ben Pringle
 1965 Laredo (TV Series)
Alvar de Aveles
- I See by Your Outfit (1965) ... Alvar de Aveles
 1965 Nightmare in the Sun
Hogan, Gas station owner
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Ritter
- The Vindicators (1965) ... Ritter (uncredited)
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Luzet
- Graffiti (1964) ... Luzet
 1963-1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Tony Hardeman / Det. Ed Singer / Mike
- The Second Verdict (1964) ... Tony Hardeman
- Death of a Cop (1963) ... Det. Ed Singer
- An Out for Oscar (1963) ... Mike
 1964 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Sam Horrin
- The Color of Sunset (1964) ... Sam Horrin
 1964 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
George Bardel
- The War Called Peace (1964) ... George Bardel
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Callum / Grey Beard
- The President Vanishes (1964) ... Callum
- The Special Courage of Captain Pratt (1964) ... Grey Beard
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
District Attorney Samartino
- The Last Day (1964) ... District Attorney Samartino
 1963 America, America
Garabet
 1963 The Wheeler Dealers
Achilles Dimitros
 1962-1963 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Jason / Sunnyvale Superintendant Cox
- Kick the Can (1962) ... Sunnyvale Superintendant Cox
 1963 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Dr. Sigmund Hindeman
- The Man with the Power (1963) ... Dr. Sigmund Hindeman
 1961-1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Judge Haines / Dr. Xavier Miller MD
- To Each His Own Prison (1963) ... Judge Haines
- Holiday Weekend (1961) ... Dr. Xavier Miller MD
 1962-1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Milovan
- The Epidemic (1963) ... Milovan
- A Pair of Boots (1962)
 1963 G.E. True (TV Series)
Major Curt Hoffman
- Black Market (1963) ... Major Curt Hoffman
 1963 A Child Is Waiting
Holland
 1962 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Deputy Commissioner
- A Taste of Evil (1962) ... Deputy Commissioner
 1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Stas
- The Lovely American (1962) ... Stas
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Artie Pafko
- The Boston Terrier (1962) ... Artie Pafko
 1962 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Matthew Owen
- The Case of the Angry Astronaut (1962) ... Matthew Owen
 1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Willy Pergola
- Vendetta Arms (1962) ... Willy Pergola
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Marcus
- The Debasers (1962) ... Marcus
 1961 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Capt. Maxwell
- The Poppy Vendor (1961) ... Capt. Maxwell
 1961 King of Diamonds (TV Series)
Phil McNally
- The Wizard of Ice (1961) ... Phil McNally
 1960-1961 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Frank Johnson / Ben Crane
- Sunken Car (1961) ... Frank Johnson
- Changing Patterns (1960) ... Ben Crane
 1961 The Deputy (TV Series)
Zeb Baker
- Tension Point (1961) ... Zeb Baker
 1961 Two Faces West (TV Series)
Josiah Brady
- Hand of Vengeance (1961) ... Josiah Brady
 1960-1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Henry 'Hennie' Weiser / Ed Carlton
- Testimony of Evil (1961) ... Henry 'Hennie' Weiser
- Little Egypt (1960) ... Ed Carlton
 1960-1961 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Roger Porter / Lou Carideo
- The Man from Manila (1961) ... Roger Porter
- Sea Fire (1960) ... Lou Carideo
 1961 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Frank Meston
- The End Justifies the End (1961) ... Frank Meston
 1961 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
Lieutenant
- Stormy Weather (1961) ... Lieutenant
 1961 The Rebel (TV Series)
George Campbell
- Jerkwater (1961) ... George Campbell
 1961 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Gino Cavelli
- The Man with a Cane (1961) ... Gino Cavelli
 1960 Dan Raven (TV Series)
Green
- Penny (1960) ... Green
 1960 Thriller (TV Series)
Dr. Tony Romano
- The Guilty Men (1960) ... Dr. Tony Romano
 1960 Wrangler (TV Series)
Towne
- A Time for Hanging (1960) ... Towne
 1960 Pay or Die
D. Caputo, Ragman
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
Little Cloud
- Incident of the Last Chance (1960) ... Little Cloud
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series)
Crazy Horse
- Escort Detail (1960) ... Crazy Horse
 1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
Glenn Markson
- Last Journey (1960) ... Glenn Markson
 1960 Black Saddle (TV Series)
Morgan Ames
- Burden of Guilt (1960) ... Morgan Ames
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Artie
- Target of Hate (1960) ... Artie
 1960 Johnny Staccato (TV Series)
Oliver Keely
- Double Feature (1960) ... Oliver Keely
 1959-1960 This Man Dawson (TV Series)
Ryan
- Loose Cannon (1960) ... Ryan
- Hired to Kill a Cop (1960) ... Ryan
- The Assassin (1959)
- The Source (1959)
 1960 Unsolved (TV Movie)
Lucky
 1959 The Man and the Challenge (TV Series)
Sam Randolph
- The Breaking Point (1959) ... Sam Randolph
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
Tony Pellargo
- Round Trip to Mozambique (1959) ... Tony Pellargo
 1959 Law of the Plainsman (TV Series)
Walt Timmins
- Desperate Decision (1959) ... Walt Timmins
 1959 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Jake Curlan
- The Feathered Doll (1959) ... Jake Curlan
 1959 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Doctor Frazier
- Night of the Kill (1959) ... Doctor Frazier
 1959 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Sergeant Pedro Castillo
- The Rebellion (1959) ... Sergeant Pedro Castillo
 1959 Tightrope (TV Series)
Arthur March
- The Frame (1959) ... Arthur March
 1959 New York Confidential (TV Series)
Mike Remer
- The Girl from Nowhere (1959) ... Mike Remer
 1958 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
3rd Poker Player / Joey - Poker Player
- Bilko's Allergy (1958) ... 3rd Poker Player (uncredited)
- The Colonel's Inheritance (1958) ... Joey - Poker Player (uncredited)
 1958 I Want to Live!
Father Devers
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series)
 1953-1957 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Tall counterfeiter / Marty / The Prowler
- Plastered in Paris (1957) ... Tall counterfeiter (uncredited)
- Stand-In for Murder (1954) ... Marty (uncredited)
- The Prowler (1953) ... The Prowler
 1956-1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Vick / Corky
- Ride the Wild Mare (1957) ... Vick
- Key Largo (1956) ... Corky
 1956 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Barney the Book
- Plainfield Teachers College (1956) ... Barney the Book
 1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Blake
- The Sentry (1956) ... Blake
 1956 Time Table
Bobik
 1955 The Square Jungle
Tommy Dillon - Referee
 1955 Treasury Men in Action (TV Series)
Whitie
- The Case of the Frightened Man (1955) ... Whitie
 1954 Inner Sanctum (TV Series)
Jimmy
- The Hermit (1954) ... Jimmy
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series)
 1953 The Joe Louis Story
Mannie Seamon
 1953 Three Steps to Heaven (TV Series)
Vince Bannister (1953-1954)
 1952 Suspense (TV Series)
Joe Foley
- Set-Up for Death (1952) ... Joe Foley
 1952 My Six Convicts
Knotty Johnson
 1951 The Mob
Tony
 1951 The Web (TV Series)
- The Wallet (1951)
 1950 Believe It or Not (TV Series)
- Homicide (1950)
 1950 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
 1949-1950 The Big Story (TV Series)
Eddie Bannon
- John Ellert of Evansville, Indiana (1949) ... Eddie Bannon
 1950 Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town
Second Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1948 The Naked City
Managing Editor (uncredited)
 1947 Kiss of Death
Convict (uncredited)
 1942 Native Land
Thug With Crowbar (as John Marlieb)
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Stage: Appeared in "Dinosaur Wharf" on Broadway. See more »

Alternate Names:

John Marlieb
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Married twice and the father of four -- three children, Peter Marley, Julia Marley and Ben Marley, from his first marriage; one child, Alexis Marley, from his second. See more »

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