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John Randolph (I) (1915–2004)


Veteran performer John Randolph was a Tony Award-winning character actor whose union and social activism in the '40s and '50s caused him to be blacklisted during the McCarthy era. The balding performer may not have been a household name, but he was a regular face in movies and TV for over four decades. The son of Russian and Romanian immigrants, ... See full bio »

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 2003 Numb
 2000 Sunset Strip
Mr. Niederhaus
 1999 The Real Guernika (Short)
John (Abraham Lincoln Brigade Veteran)
 1999 The Dogwalker
Ike
 1998 A Price Above Rubies
Rebbe Moshe
 1997 Here Dies Another Day
Brace
 1997 Walking to Waldheim (Short)
Hyman Goldblatt
 1997 The Hotel Manor Inn
Gus
 1996 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Horace Widdenberg
- The Journalist (1996) ... Horace Widdenberg
 1996 Going Home (Short)
Arthur
 1995 The Great Defender (TV Series)
Osbourne
- Holiday on Ice (1995) ... Osbourne
 1994 Sweet Justice (TV Series)
Arlen Braddock
- In the Name of the Son (1994) ... Arlen Braddock
 1994 ER (TV Series)
Mr. Franks
- Day One (1994) ... Mr. Franks
 1993 Screen One (TV Series)
Waldo
- A Foreign Field (1993) ... Waldo
 1993 The American Clock (TV Movie)
Older Lee Baumler
 1993 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Frank
- The Handicap Spot (1993) ... Frank
 1992 Lady Boss (TV Movie)
Abe Panther
 1991 Married with Children (TV Series)
Col. Van Pelt
- Al Bundy, Shoe Dick (1991) ... Col. Van Pelt
 1991 Iron Maze
Mayor Peluso
 1990 Sibling Rivalry
Charles Turner Sr.
 1989 Roseanne (TV Series)
Al Harris
 1989 A Peaceable Kingdom (TV Series)
Jacob Brofman
- Elephant (1989) ... Jacob Brofman
 1988 Homesick (Short)
Grampa
 1988 Superman 50th Anniversary (TV Movie documentary)
Morton Simon, Dry Cleaner
 1988 Matlock (TV Series)
Sam Gerard
- The Investigation: Part 2 (1988) ... Sam Gerard
- The Investigation: Part 1 (1988) ... Sam Gerard
 1987 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Jack Rattigan
- Suspicion of Innocence (1987) ... Jack Rattigan
 1987 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Gen. David Norman
- My Dissident Mom (1987) ... Gen. David Norman
 1986 As Summers Die (TV Movie)
Augustus Tompkins
 1986 Charmed Lives (TV Series)
Frank Vionelli
- Pilot (1986) ... Frank Vionelli
 1980-1986 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Dr. Frances McDuffy / Ben Calvert
- The Curmudgeon (1986) ... Dr. Frances McDuffy
- Strike! (1980) ... Ben Calvert
 1986 Vital Signs (TV Movie)
 1986 The Right of the People (TV Movie)
Hollander
 1986 Joshua and the Battle of Jericho (Video short) (voice)
 1985 Means and Ends
Bill Henderson
 1985 Our Family Honor (TV Series)
Nick McGowan
- In the Line of Duty (1985) ... Nick McGowan
 1983-1985 The Paper Chase (TV Series)
Rice
- Security (1985)
- Plague of Locusts (1983) ... Rice
 1985 Prizzi's Honor
Angelo 'Pop' Partanna
 1985 The Execution (TV Movie)
Judge
 1984 Old Friends (TV Movie)
Phil Forbes
 1984 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
Ward Beaumont
- All or Nothing (1984) ... Ward Beaumont
 1983 A Rose for Emily (Short)
Mr. Grierson
 1983 Shooting Stars (TV Movie)
Producer
 1983 Voyagers! (TV Series)
Gardiner Greene Hubbard
- Barriers of Sound (1983) ... Gardiner Greene Hubbard
 1982-1983 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Peter Muscanni / Arthur Degauss
- The Cutting Edge (1983) ... Peter Muscanni
- Baby Rattlesnakes (1982) ... Arthur Degauss
 1983 Gun Shy (TV Series)
Phineas Richmond
- Pardon Me Boy, Is That the Quake City Choo Choo? (1983) ... Phineas Richmond
 1983 Kentucky Woman (TV Movie)
Reverend Palkstater
 1982 Frances
Kindly Judge
 1982 Private Benjamin (TV Series)
Gen. Norris
- Chariots of Ire (1982) ... Gen. Norris
 1982 The Adventures of Pollyanna (TV Movie)
Mr. Muller
 1982 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Mr. Muller
- The Adventures of Pollyanna (1982) ... Mr. Muller
 1981 Bret Maverick (TV Series)
Frenchy Montana
- Welcome to Sweetwater (1981) ... Frenchy Montana
 1981 Darkroom (TV Series)
Arthur Desmond
- Closed Circuit (1981) ... Arthur Desmond
 1981 Best of the West (TV Series)
Chairman
- The Railroad (1981) ... Chairman
 1981 Killing at Hell's Gate (TV Movie)
Attorney General
 1981 Park Place (TV Series)
- Crazy Judge (1981)
 1981 Nero Wolfe (TV Series)
Ryan O'Malley
- Murder by the Book (1981) ... Ryan O'Malley
 1981 Lovely But Deadly
Franklin Van Dyke
 1980 Hagen (TV Series)
Lt. Macray
- The Straw Man (1980) ... Lt. Macray
 1979 Eischied (TV Series)
Abe Phillips
- Fire for Hire (1979) ... Abe Phillips
 1979 Nero Wolfe (TV Movie)
Lon Cohen
 1979 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Gen. Budd Haggerty
- Too Many Cooks (1979) ... Gen. Budd Haggerty
 1979 Blind Ambition (TV Mini-Series)
John Mitchell
- Part I (1979) ... John Mitchell
 1979 Vega$ (TV Series)
Oscar Duncan
- Touch of Death (1979) ... Oscar Duncan
 1979 Kaz (TV Series)
 1979 Backstairs at the White House (TV Mini-Series)
Sen. Fall
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Sen. Fall
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Sen. Fall
 1977-1978 Lucan (TV Series)
Dr. Don Hoagland
- Brother Wolf (1978)
- Nightmare (1978)
- Pilot (1977) ... Dr. Don Hoagland
 1978 Doctors' Private Lives (TV Movie)
Irv
 1978 Nowhere to Run (TV Movie)
Marian's Father
 1978 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Sid Locke
- Sports (1978) ... Sid Locke (as John A. Randolph)
 1977 The Gathering (TV Movie)
Dr. Hodges
 1977 Kill Me If You Can (TV Movie)
Judge Lewis Goodman
 1975-1977 Insight (TV Series)
Ozzie
- A Slight Drinking Problem (1977) ... Ozzie
- Seventeen Forever (1975) ... Ozzie
 1977 Washington: Behind Closed Doors (TV Mini-Series)
Bennett Lowman
- Part 4 (1977) ... Bennett Lowman
- Part 3 (1977) ... Bennett Lowman
 1977 Nowhere to Hide (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1977 Loves Me, Loves Me Not (TV Series)
Leon
- Jane's Parents (1977) ... Leon
 1977 Secrets (TV Movie)
Ed Warner
 1977 Tail Gunner Joe (TV Movie)
Gen. Larkin
 1977 Sirota's Court (TV Series)
- The Judge (1977)
 1976 Spencer's Pilots (TV Series)
Patterson
- The Explosives (1976) ... Patterson
 1976 King Kong
Capt. Ross
 1976 Independence (Short)
Samuel Adams
 1976 The American Parade (TV Mini-Series)
Judge J. Waites Waring
- With All Deliberate Speed (1976) ... Judge J. Waites Waring
 1976 All the President's Men
John Mitchell (voice, uncredited)
 1974-1976 Medical Center (TV Series)
Lt. Col. Mayhill / Dr. Ehren Kranz
- Major Annie, MD (1976) ... Lt. Col. Mayhill
- The Faces of Peril (1974) ... Dr. Ehren Kranz
 1975-1976 Lincoln (TV Mini-Series)
Simon Cameron
- Crossing Fox River (1976) ... Simon Cameron
- The Unwilling Warrior (1975) ... Simon Cameron
 1975 Everybody Rides the Carousel
Stage 7 (voice)
 1975 F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood (TV Movie)
Rupert Wahler
 1975 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
General Phil Blankenship
- The New Original Wonder Woman (1975) ... General Phil Blankenship
 1975 The Runaways (TV Movie)
George Collingwood
 1975 Adventures of the Queen (TV Movie)
John Howe
 1974 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Andrew Brill
- Guilt by Association (1974) ... Andrew Brill
 1974 Earthquake
Mayor
 1974 Kojak (TV Series)
Judge Philip Templeton Mackie, Sr.
- The Best Judge Money Can Buy (1974) ... Judge Philip Templeton Mackie, Sr.
 1974 Ann in Blue (TV Movie)
Captain Mulholland
 1974 Nourish the Beast (TV Movie)
Mario
 1974 Lucas Tanner (TV Series)
John Hamilton (1975)
 1974 Tell Me Where It Hurts (TV Movie)
Lou
 1974 Columbo (TV Series)
The Colonel
- Swan Song (1974) ... The Colonel
 1974 Police Story (TV Series)
George Morris
- Countdown: Part 2 (1974) ... George Morris
- Countdown: Part 1 (1974) ... George Morris
 1973 Pueblo (TV Movie)
Lt. Gen. S.J. McKee
 1973 Partners in Crime (TV Movie)
Judge Charles Leland
 1973 Topper Returns (TV Movie)
 1967-1973 Mannix (TV Series)
Lawrence Corwin / Jason Walker / Clint Houston
- A Problem of Innocence (1973) ... Lawrence Corwin
- The Solid Gold Web (1969) ... Jason Walker
- Make It Like It Never Happened (1967) ... Clint Houston
 1972 All in the Family (TV Series)
Joe Peterson
- The Locket (1972) ... Joe Peterson
 1968-1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Mr. Dawson / Donavan / Doctor
- The Sound of Sadness (1972) ... Mr. Dawson
- Shadow of a Hero (1971) ... Donavan
 1972 The Judge and Jake Wyler (TV Movie)
James Rockmore
 1972 The Rookies (TV Series)
Howard Price
- Covenant with Death (1972) ... Howard Price
 1972 The Family Rico (TV Movie)
Malaks
 1972 Young Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
 1971 A Death of Innocence (TV Movie)
Charles Cameron
 1971 Crosscurrent (TV Movie)
Frederick Cooper
 1969-1971 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
Dr. Paul Schaefer / Judge Murchison
- In Defense of Ellen McKay (1971) ... Dr. Paul Schaefer
- The People Against Ortega (1969) ... Judge Murchison
 1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
Thomas J. Gault
- Operation: Bribery (1971) ... Thomas J. Gault
 1971 A Step Out of Line (TV Movie)
Detective Riddle
 1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Chapman
- The Savage Eye (1971) ... Chapman
 1971 Little Murders
Mr. Chamberlain
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
H.E. Pritkin (segment "They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar")
- They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar/The Last Laurel (1971) ... H.E. Pritkin (segment "They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar")
 1970-1971 The Bold Ones: The Senator (TV Series)
Gov. George Keller
- Some Day, They'll Elect a President (1971) ... Gov. George Keller
- A Continual Roar of Musketry: Part 2 (1970) ... Gov. George Keller
- A Continual Roar of Musketry: Part 1 (1970) ... Gov. George Keller
 1970 The Interns (TV Series)
Joe Binder
- Dancy (1970) ... Joe Binder
 1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Charley Fredericks
- Hey, Gringo... Hey, Pocho (1970) ... Charley Fredericks
 1970 There Was a Crooked Man...
Cyrus McNutt
 1969 Gaily, Gaily
Father
 1969 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Marty Sloane
- Just Lucky, I Guess (1969) ... Marty Sloane
 1969 Number One
Coach Southerd
 1967-1969 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
Foreman / Capt. Pepper
- No Day Trippers Need Apply (1969) ... Foreman
- Cruise to Oblivion (1967) ... Capt. Pepper
 1969 Smith!
Mr. Edwards
 1968 Pretty Poison
Morton Azenauer
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Vern Merritt
- The Worst of Both Worlds (1968) ... Vern Merritt
 1968 Of Mice and Men (TV Movie)
 1967 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Alex Morley
- The Photographer (1967) ... Alex Morley
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Police Sgt. Ernie Goldhaver
- The Spores (1967) ... Police Sgt. Ernie Goldhaver
 1967 The Borgia Stick (TV Movie)
Smith
 1966 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Sgt. Kendrick
- Episode dated 15 April 1966 (1966) ... Sgt. Kendrick
 1965 Inherit the Wind (TV Movie)
Rev. Brown
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Dr. Judd Holmes
- The Unborn (1965) ... Dr. Judd Holmes
 1965 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
Coach Johnson
- Take Me Out to the Ballgame (1965) ... Coach Johnson
 1965 For the People (TV Series)
Homer Canfield / Det. Lieut. Barrows
- With Intent to Influence (1965) ... Homer Canfield
- The Influence of Fear (1965) ... Det. Lieut. Barrows
 1964-1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Roche / Slattery
- No-Knock (1965) ... Roche
- Go Between (1964) ... Slattery
 1964/II Hamlet
Gravedigger
 1963 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Mr. Cavan
- Creeps Live Here (1963) ... Mr. Cavan
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- The Closing Door (1960)
 1960 The Closing Door (TV Movie)
 1951 Danger (TV Series)
- Goodbye, Hannah (1951)
 1951 The Web (TV Series)
- All the Way Home (1951)
 1951 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Neil Dalton / Hotstuff
- Rescue (1951) ... Neil Dalton
- Bulletin 120 (1951) ... Hotstuff
 1951 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Yours Truly (1951)
 1951 Fourteen Hours
Fireman (uncredited)
 1949 Hands of Mystery (TV Series)
- A Time to Die (1949)
 1948-1949 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
Mr. Abrams
- Portrait of a Madonna (1948) ... Mr. Abrams
 1949 The Clock (TV Series)
- Episode #1.25 (1949)
- The Dentist (1949)
 1948 The Naked City
Police Dispatcher (uncredited)
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Stage Play: The Visit. Drama. Written by Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Book adapted by Maurice Valency. Production Design by Teo Otto. Directed by Peter Brook. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (moved to The Morosco Theatre from 20 Aug 1958- close): 5 May 1958- 29 Nov 1958 (189 performances). Cast: Lynn Fontanne (as "Claire Zachanassian") [final Broadway role... See more »

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Alternate Names:

John A. Randolph

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

How could you not become radicalized during the Depression? You'd have to be an idiot not to be radical with 17 million unemployed. Also, I went to a wonderful college...and the ferment there was extraordinary. It opened up a communist point of view, Socialism, Marxism, Henry George, all that. There's nothing wrong with absorbing new ideas and testing them."

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