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John Mitchum (1919–2001)


John Newman Mitchum was the September child of a Norwegian mother and an Irish/Blackfoot father whom he never knew, as he was killed in a tragic train yard accident in 1919. His two-years-older brother Robert filled the role as best as he could, while their older sister Annette studied the lively arts and eventually joined a traveling vaudeville ... See full bio »

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 1990 A Family for Joe (TV Movie)
Preacher at Elder's Society
 1989 Jake Spanner, Private Eye (TV Movie)
J.P. Spanner
 1987 The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (TV Movie)
Atlanta Judge
 1986 Escapes (TV Movie)
Mr. Olson
 1983 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Warehouseman
- A Loss for Words (1983) ... Warehouseman
 1979 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series)
Trapdoor Operator
- Disco Fever Comes to Orly (1979) ... Trapdoor Operator
 1977 Telefon
Harry Bascom
 1976 Pipe Dreams
Franklin
 1976 The Quest (TV Series)
Pirate
 1976 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Sam Benson
- The Long Road Home (1976) ... Sam Benson
 1975 Breakheart Pass
Red Beard
 1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Stills
- Test of Brotherhood (1975) ... Stills
 1975 The Waltons (TV Series)
Announcer
- The Wing-Walker (1975) ... Announcer
 1974 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
Janitor
- The Energy Eater (1974) ... Janitor
 1974 The Hanged Man (TV Movie)
Eubie Turpin
 1973-1974 Doc Elliot (TV Series)
Amos / Amos Tucker / Tucker
- A Time to Live (1974) ... Amos
- And All Ye Need to Know (1973) ... Tucker
 1973 Chase (TV Series)
Bartender
- Sizzling Stones (1973) ... Bartender
 1973 High Plains Drifter
Warden
 1973 Savage (TV Movie)
Motel Manager
 1972 Bloody Trail
Hoss
 1971 Chandler
Rudy, Bartender
 1968-1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Photo Lab Foreman / Slim
- If a Body See a Body (1971) ... Photo Lab Foreman
- Price Tag: Death (1968) ... Slim
 1971 Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate (TV Movie)
Mr. Tubbs
 1970-1971 Bewitched (TV Series)
Jailer / 2nd Guard
- Samantha's Old Salem Trip (1970) ... 2nd Guard
 1961-1971 Bonanza (TV Series)
Meyers / Hank / Grimes / ...
- An Earthquake Called Callahan (1971) ... Meyers
- The Saga of Squaw Charlie (1964) ... Hank (uncredited)
- Thanks for Everything, Friend (1964) ... Grimes
- The Legacy (1963) ... Bartender #1
- A Hot Day for a Hanging (1962) ... Bartender
 1971 One More Train to Rob
Guard (uncredited)
 1970 The Young Rebels (TV Series)
Mr. Meeley
- Dangerous Ally (1970) ... Mr. Meeley
 1963-1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Bartender / Davis / Bucky the Bartender / ...
- The Price of the Hanging (1970) ... Davis
- The Fortress (1967) ... Bartender
- Chaff in the Wind (1966) ... Bartender
- Nobody Said Hello (1966) ... Bucky the Bartender
- Blaze of Glory (1965) ... Bartender
 1970 Bigfoot
Elmer Briggs
 1970 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Tom Horton
 1970 Chisum
Baker
 1968 Three Guns for Texas
George (uncredited)
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Bartender
- Hondo and the Death Drive (1967) ... Bartender (uncredited)
 1966-1967 Batman (TV Series)
Rip Snorting / Hot Dog Harrigan
- Surf's Up! Joker's Under! (1967) ... Hot Dog Harrigan
- It's How You Play the Game (1966) ... Rip Snorting
- Come Back, Shame (1966) ... Rip Snorting
 1967 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Zekel
- Grapes of Grass Valley (1967) ... Zekel
 1967 The Way West
Little Henry
 1967 Mr. Terrific (TV Series)
Harry
- Stanley and the Mountaineers (1967) ... Harry
 1965-1967 F Troop (TV Series)
Trooper Hoffenmueller / Hoffenmueller / Balladeer
- The Day They Shot Agarn (1967) ... Balladeer
- That's Show Biz (1967) ... Trooper Hoffenmueller (uncredited)
- Lieutenant O'Rourke, Front and Center (1966) ... Trooper Hoffenmueller
- Don't Ever Speak to Me Again (1966) ... Hoffenmueller
- Captain Parmenter, One Man Army (1966) ... Trooper Hoffenmueller
 1967 Warning Shot
Reporter at Apartment (uncredited)
 1966 El Dorado
Elmer - Jason's Bartender (uncredited)
 1966 Pistols 'n' Petticoats (TV Series)
Claw
- Here Comes Trouble (1966) ... Claw
 1966 The Road West (TV Series)
Prisoner
- Pariah (1966) ... Prisoner
 1966 The Plainsman
Townsman (uncredited)
 1966 Seconds
Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1965 The Munsters (TV Series)
The 1st Workman
- Underground Munster (1965) ... The 1st Workman
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Slate
- Salute the Soldier Briefly (1965) ... Slate
 1965 Laredo (TV Series)
George
- Yahoo (1965) ... George
 1965 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
Bartender
- The Dead Man's Hand (1965) ... Bartender
 1965 Brainstorm
Guitar-Playing Inmate (uncredited)
 1964 My Fair Lady
Ad Lib at Church (uncredited)
 1961-1964 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Ace / Erbie
- Mr. Garrity and the Graves (1964) ... Ace
- The Rip Van Winkle Caper (1961) ... Erbie
 1957-1964 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Joe / George - Bartender / Wills / ...
- Trip West (1964) ... George - Bartender (uncredited)
- Two of a Kind (1963) ... Wills
- Perce (1961) ... Norm
- The Constable (1959) ... Joe
- Texas Cowboys (1958) ... Bob
 1964 Destry (TV Series)
Swanee
- Big Deal at Little River (1964) ... Swanee
 1958-1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Operator / Operative
- The Case of the Devious Delinquent (1963) ... Operator
- The Case of the Demure Defendant (1958) ... Operative
 1963 Rawhide (TV Series)
Luke Rose
- Incident of the Rawhiders (1963) ... Luke Rose (uncredited)
 1958-1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Townsman Yelling at Coach / Drunken Cowboy / Norden
- The Widow O'Rourke Story (1963) ... Townsman Yelling at Coach (uncredited)
- The Nancy Lee Davis Story (1962) ... Drunken Cowboy (uncredited)
- The Bill Tawnee Story (1958) ... Norden
 1963 Cattle King
Tex
 1963 The Third Man (TV Series)
- Ghost Town (1963)
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Turner's Son
- Return to Dryrock (1963) ... Turner's Son (uncredited)
 1957-1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Sanders / Niki - Radachev's Servant / Crabbe / ...
- Jonah and the Trout (1962) ... Sanders
- The Hunt (1962) ... Niki - Radachev's Servant
- Birds of a Feather (1958) ... Crabbe
- A Matter of Ethics (1957) ... McHeath
 1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Bartender
- Who Lives by the Gun (1962) ... Bartender
 1961-1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Brewery Employee / Freddie
- Takeover (1962) ... Brewery Employee (uncredited)
- The Antidote (1961) ... Freddie
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series)
Dutch Logan
- Trial of the Avengers (1961) ... Dutch Logan
 1961 Lassie (TV Series)
Jess
- The Trip (1961) ... Jess (uncredited)
 1961 Ripcord (TV Series)
- The Condemned (1961)
 1960 The Clear Horizon (TV Series)
First Officer Mikel
 1960 Thriller (TV Series)
Policeman
- The Cheaters (1960) ... Policeman
 1959-1960 Laramie (TV Series)
Barfly / Drunk Cowboy / Pete Morgan
- .45 Calibre (1960) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- Bare Knuckles (1959) ... Drunk Cowboy
- Stage Stop (1959) ... Pete Morgan
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Stubbs
- Trail of Darkness (1960) ... Stubbs (uncredited)
 1960 Bronco (TV Series)
Al Sawyer
- Winter Kill (1960) ... Al Sawyer
 1959-1960 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Hal Swanson / Gambler
- Silver Killers (1960) ... Hal Swanson
- The Legend (1959) ... Gambler (uncredited)
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Cop guarding cell
- Fill the Cup (1960) ... Cop guarding cell (uncredited)
 1960 The Rebel (TV Series)
Sam
- Glory (1960) ... Sam
 1959 Hotel de Paree (TV Series)
Man with Shovel
- Return of Monique (1959) ... Man with Shovel
 1959 Battle Flame
Maj. Dowling
 1959 The Lineup (TV Series)
 1959 The Gunfight at Dodge City
Rowdy Drunken Cowboy (uncredited)
 1959 The David Niven Show (TV Series)
Sailor
- Life Line (1959) ... Sailor
 1959 Al Capone
Photographer (uncredited)
 1959 Sky King (TV Series)
Rawson
- Mickey's Birthday (1959) ... Rawson
 1959 The D.A.'s Man (TV Series)
Detective
- Inside Track (1959) ... Detective
 1959 Guns, Girls, and Gangsters
Armored Car Guard (uncredited)
 1958 Johnny Rocco
Police Detective at Stakeout (uncredited)
 1958 Revolt in the Big House
Guard (uncredited)
 1958 Maverick (TV Series)
2nd Miner
- The Spanish Dancer (1958) ... 2nd Miner
 1957-1958 M Squad (TV Series)
Ralph Halper / First Mate
- More Deadly (1958) ... Ralph Halper
- The Golden Look (1957) ... First Mate
 1957-1958 State Trooper (TV Series)
Deputy Sheriff Joe Dugan / Sheriff Tom Newell
- The Winnemucca Weskit (1958) ... Deputy Sheriff Joe Dugan
- A Penny Saved (1957) ... Sheriff Tom Newell
 1958 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Jimmy Logan / Joe
- Bungalow Murder (1958) ... Jimmy Logan
- Short Haul (1958) ... Joe
 1958 The Bonnie Parker Story
John - Saloon Owner / Bartender (uncredited)
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Gibbs
 1956-1958 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Eyes (1958)
- The Big Tour (1956)
 1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Len / Red
- Hiram Grover's Strike (1958) ... Len
- The Coward (1958) ... Red
 1958 Quantrill's Raiders
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1958 Hell's Five Hours
Roadblock Officer (uncredited)
 1958 Cole Younger, Gunfighter
Rand City Bartender
 1957-1958 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- Rebel Rookie (1957)
 1958 Cool and Lam (TV Movie)
Bartender
 1957 Casey Jones (TV Series)
Foreman
- Night Run (1957) ... Foreman
 1957 Up in Smoke
Desk Sergeant
 1957 The Tall Stranger
Porter (uncredited)
 1957 Ride Out for Revenge
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1957 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Eddie Marks
- The Dollar Doodle (1957) ... Eddie Marks
 1957 Black Patch
Saloon Dealer (uncredited)
 1957 Death in Small Doses
Truck Consignment Man (uncredited)
 1957 Operation Mad Ball
Enlisted Man (uncredited)
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Quartermaster
- The Spearfish Delivers (1957) ... Quartermaster
 1956-1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Townsman / George Yountz
- Badge of Honor (1957) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Long Road Home (1956) ... George Yountz (uncredited)
 1957 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Jake Stevens
- The Nice Ones Always Die First (1957) ... Jake Stevens (uncredited)
 1957 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Sergeant
- Boone's Commission (1957) ... Sergeant
 1957 Panic! (TV Series)
- The Prisoner (1957)
 1957 5 Steps to Danger
Deputy
 1956 Man in the Vault
Andy (uncredited)
 1956 The Man Is Armed
Officer
 1956 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Jim McDonald
- Deputy Sheriff (1956) ... Jim McDonald
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Sandhogger #4
- High Air (1956) ... Sandhogger #4
 1956 Nightmare
Onlooker at Stan's Suicide Attempt (uncredited)
 1955-1956 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Detective Sergeant / Sheriff / Mr. Evans / ...
- Bullet Proof (1956) ... Detective Sergeant
- The Water Maker (1955) ... Sheriff
- The Lost Heartbeat (1955) ... Mr. Evans
- Stranger in the Desert (1955) ... Sheriff Grayson
 1956 The Bold and the Brave
G.I. in Bar (uncredited)
 1956 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
Lefty Lamont
- Gold Fever (1956) ... Lefty Lamont
 1956 Judge Roy Bean (TV Series)
Henchman Clint Hammer / Mac Larsen
- Spirit of the Law (1956) ... Henchman Clint Hammer
- Luck O' the Irish (1956) ... Mac Larsen
 1955 The Rawhide Years
Card Player (uncredited)
 1955 Lucy Gallant
One of Casey's Air Force Buddies (uncredited)
 1949-1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Joe
- Cheese Champion (1955) ... Joe
- The Co-Signer (1952)
- International Incident (1950) ... (as Jack Mitchum)
 1953 Stalag 17
Prisoner of War (uncredited)
 1952 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
- Juice Man (1952)
 1952 The Lusty Men
Jack Nemo (uncredited)
 1952 One Minute to Zero
Artillery Spotter (uncredited)
 1952 The Pace That Thrills
Blackie Meyers (as John Mallory)
 1951 Submarine Command
Bert (uncredited)
 1951 Flying Leathernecks
Lt. Black (uncredited)
 1950 Right Cross
Sixth Reporter (uncredited)
 1950 Born to Be Bad
Guest (uncredited)
 1950 In a Lonely Place
Bar Patron (uncredited)
 1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home
Schreves (scenes deleted)
 1949 The Devil's Sleep
Interne
 1949 Knock on Any Door
Jury Member (uncredited)
 1948 Shed No Tears
Policeman (uncredited)
 1947 The Prairie
Asa Bush (as Jack Mitchum)
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Other Works:

Main author of "America, Why I Love Her", poetry read by John Wayne, music by Billy Leibert, released by RCA in 1970. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

John Mallory | Jack Mitchum

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Trivia:

Also a singer, songwriter, and poet. See more »

Trademark:

Rotund frame

Nickname:

Big John

Star Sign:

Virgo

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