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John Russell (I) (1921–1991)

Handsome, rugged American leading man John Russell (whose credits are often confused with those of child actor Johnny Russell) attended the University of California, where he was a student athlete. Serving in the US Marine Corps in WW II, he earned a battlefield commission and decorations for valor at Guadalcanal. His dark good looks brought him ... See full bio »

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 1988 Under the Gun
Simon Stone
 1982 Honkytonk Man
Jack Wade
 1982 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Oldtimer #2 - in Saloon
- Rough Rider Rides Again (1982) ... Oldtimer #2 - in Saloon
 1981 Uncle Scam
 1977 Mission to Glory: A True Story
Capt. Solis
 1975 Fugitive Lovers
Harris Alexander
 1975 Smoke in the Wind
Cagle Mondier
 1974 Police Story (TV Series)
Lt. Galvin
- Love, Mabel (1974) ... Lt. Galvin
 1974 McCloud (TV Series)
Harry Hague
- The Concrete Jungle Caper (1974) ... Harry Hague
 1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Carl Ryker
- The Iron Men (1974) ... Carl Ryker
 1973 Emergency! (TV Series)
Sam Jeffers
- Understanding (1973) ... Sam Jeffers
 1971-1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Sheriff Lom Trevors / Deputy Marshal Bart Russell / Marshall
- Witness to a Lynching (1972) ... Sheriff Lom Trevors
- The Day the Amnesty Came Through (1972) ... Sheriff Lom Trevors
- Which Way to the O.K. Corral? (1972) ... Deputy Marshal Bart Russell
- Alias Smith and Jones (1971) ... Marshall
 1971 Will to Die
Frank Mantee
 1970 Noon Sunday
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
William Dover
- A Friend in Deed (1969) ... William Dover
- Payoff in the Piazza (1969) ... William Dover
- The Blue, Blue Danube (1969) ... William Dover
- Saturday Night in Venice (1969) ... William Dover
- Guess Who's Coming to Rio (1969) ... William Dover
 1968 Fireball Jungle
Nero Solitarius
 1968 Buckskin
 1967 Fort Utah
Eli Jonas
 1967 Hostile Guns
Aaron Pleasant
 1965 Apache Uprising
Vance Buckner
 1965 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Amos McAleer
- The Prophet (1965) ... Amos McAleer
 1958-1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Marshal Dan Troop / Edgar Maxwell / John Grimes
- The Lonesome Reunion (1958) ... Edgar Maxwell
- Rage for Vengeance (1958) ... John Grimes
 1959 Yellowstone Kelly
 1959 Northwest Passage (TV Series)
- The Killers (1959) ... Daniel
 1958 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Jeff Seward
- Ring of Sand (1958) ... Jeff Seward
 1958 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Saylor Hornbook / Matt Reardon
- Dead to Rights (1958) ... Saylor Hornbook
- The Empty Gun (1958) ... Matt Reardon
 1958 Fort Massacre
Pvt. Robert W. Travis
 1957 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Gary Donovan
- It's Only Money (1957) ... Gary Donovan
 1957 Hell Bound
 1957 Untamed Youth
Russ Tropp
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Dr. Jim Bell
- The Senorita and the Texan (1955) ... Dr. Jim Bell
 1955 The Last Command
Lt. Dickinson
 1954 Hell's Outpost
Ben Hodes
 1954 Jubilee Trail
Oliver Hale
 1953 Fair Wind to Java
 1953 The Sun Shines Bright
Ashby Corwin
 1952 Hoodlum Empire
Joe Gray
 1952 Oklahoma Annie
Dan Fraser
 1951 Man in the Saddle
Hugh Clagg
 1951 The Barefoot Mailman
 1951 Fighting Coast Guard
Barney Walker
 1951 The Fat Man
Gene Gordon
 1950 Frenchie
Lance Cole
 1950 Saddle Tramp
 1949 Undertow
Danny Morgan
 1949 The Gal Who Took the West
Grant O'Hara
 1949 Slattery's Hurricane
Lt. 'Hobbie' Hobson
 1948 Sitting Pretty
Bill Philby
 1947 Forever Amber
Black Jack Mallard
 1946 Three Little Girls in Blue
Young Man at Party (uncredited)
 1946 Somewhere in the Night
Marine Captain (uncredited)
 1946 The Dark Corner
Policeman at Tony's Apartment (uncredited)
 1945 Within These Walls
 1945 A Bell for Adano
Capt. Anderson (uncredited)
 1945 A Royal Scandal
Guard (uncredited)
 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Hopper Boy (as John Russell)
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A supporting actor in adult westerns and other "A"-budget films after WWII, he was a lookalike for John Trent (1906-66), star of "B" action films of the 1930s and 1940s, such as the "Tailspin Tommy" series. The two men were not related (Trent's real name was LaVerne Brown). See more »

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