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Shepperd Strudwick (1907–1983)

Actor Sheppard Strudwick had dark, dignified, matinée-styled good looks but with a slightly shady countenance that may have prevented him from attaining top "leading man" stardom in films. Nevertheless he earned distinguished marks in a number of films and returned most frequently to his first love, the theater, throughout his career. The North ... See full bio »

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 1982 Nurse (TV Series)
William Mercier
- On the Line (1982) ... William Mercier
 1981 Kent State (TV Movie)
Professor Warren
 1979 NBC Special Treat (TV Series)
Simon Pepper
- The Rocking Chair Rebellion (1979) ... Simon Pepper
 1976 The Adams Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Hooper
- Chapter XII: Henry Adams, Historian (1976) ... Dr. Hooper
 1973 Cops and Robbers
Mr. Eastpoole
 1973 The Man Without a Country (TV Movie)
Secretary of the Navy
 1971 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Rudolph Dimrose
- The Easy Sunday Murder Case (1971) ... Rudolph Dimrose
 1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Dr. Witherton
- A Sister from Napoli (1971) ... Dr. Witherton
 1969 The Monitors
Tersh Jeterax
 1969 Slaves
Mr. Stillwell
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Victor Dalby Lord #2 (1974-1976)
 1968 Daring Game
Dr. Henry L. Carlyle
 1966 Barefoot in Athens (TV Movie)
 1964 Mr. Broadway (TV Series)
Harold Draper
- Bad Little Rich Girl (1964) ... Harold Draper
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
James 'Jim' Matthews / Jim Matthews
- Episode #1.131 (1964) ... James 'Jim' Matthews
- Episode #1.130 (1964) ... Jim Matthews
 1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Dr. Roger Bartlett
- The Prisoner: Part 2 (1964) ... Dr. Roger Bartlett
 1963 Violent Midnight
Adrian Benedict
 1962 The Defenders (TV Series)
Alfred Carter Sr.
- The Indelible Silence (1962) ... Alfred Carter Sr.
 1952-1962 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Boy on Page One (1959) ... Lesage
- The Visitor (1952)
- City Editor (1952)
 1960-1962 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Horace Killman
- Tangle of Truth (1961) ... Horace Killman
- Bride of the Fox (1960)
 1962 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Gordon Pennington
- Toody and the Art World (1962) ... Gordon Pennington
 1961 Playwright at Work (TV Mini-Series)
- Edward Albee (1961) ... George
 1960-1961 True Story (TV Series)
Jack Parker / Dr. George Edwards
- Episode dated 22 July 1961 (1961) ... Jack Parker
- Episode dated 13 February 1960 (1960) ... Dr. George Edwards
 1960 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Bill Mowry
- House in Order (1960) ... Bill Mowry
 1960 Thriller (TV Series)
Douglas Kilburn
- The Mark of the Hand (1960) ... Douglas Kilburn
 1960 Encounter (TV Series)
Jeremiah Bracken
- The Inquest (1960) ... Jeremiah Bracken
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Dr. Bruner
- Night of the Auk (1960) ... Dr. Bruner
 1960 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Peter Selden
- Nightmare as a Child (1960) ... Peter Selden
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Stan Sidney
- Surprise Party (1960) ... Stan Sidney
 1960 Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Dr. Wells
- The Bat (1960) ... Dr. Wells
 1960 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Colonel Benjamin Nunez
- The Prophet (1960) ... Colonel Benjamin Nunez
 1958 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
- Girl on the Run (1958) ... McCullough
 1958 Girl on the Run
James McCullough / Ralph Graham
 1952-1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Robert Carter
- Death for Sale (1958) ... Robert Carter
- Hilda McKay (1952)
 1958 The Investigator (TV Series)
Charlie Redman
- Episode dated 10 June 1958 (1958) ... Charlie Redman
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Elliott Simpson
- The Town That Slept with the Lights On (1958) ... Elliott Simpson
 1958 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series)
Dillon Brent
- The Long Aloha (1958) ... Dillon Brent
 1956-1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Father / Bert / Dr. Giffin / ...
- So Deadly My Love (1958) ... Father
- The Giant Killer (1957) ... Bert
- Dark Wall (1956) ... Dr. Giffin
- Flame-Out in T-6 (1956) ... Doc
 1958 The Californians (TV Series)
Father Holzer
- The Marshal (1958) ... Father Holzer
 1958 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Dr. Charles Morris
- The Case of the Fugitive Nurse (1958) ... Dr. Charles Morris (as Sheppard Strudwick)
 1957-1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Reagan / Charley Potter
- No Time at All (1958) ... Reagan
- The Hostess with the Mostest (1957) ... Charley Potter
 1957 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Colonel Charles E. Beauchamp
- The Clara Beauchamp Story (1957) ... Colonel Charles E. Beauchamp
 1957 Harbormaster (TV Series)
Michael Benson
 1957 That Night!
Dr. Bernard Fischer
 1957 Look Up and Live (TV Series)
 1952-1956 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Mac Taylor / Nordlund / Hal Manning / ...
- Career (1956) ... Mac Taylor
- The Power (1956) ... Nordlund
- A Public Figure (1956) ... Hal Manning
- Julius Caesar (1955) ... Cassius
 1956 Wire Service (TV Series)
- Conspiracy (1956) ... David
 1956 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Jonathan Wilson
 1956 Autumn Leaves
Dr. Malcolm Couzzens
 1956 The Eddy Duchin Story
Sherman Wadsworth
 1956 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Dr. Field #1 (1961-1965)
 1950-1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Lincoln Venner / Benedict Arnold
- The Ghost Writer (1955) ... Lincoln Venner
 1954 Inner Sanctum (TV Series)
- The Fatal Hour (1954)
 1954 Lady in the Dark (TV Movie)
Dr. Alexander Brooks
 1953 The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series)
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
- The Party (1953)
 1953 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
 1953 Danger (TV Series)
- Squeeze Play (1953)
 1952 Short Short Dramas (TV Series)
- Double Negative (1952)
 1952 Curtain Call (TV Series)
 1952 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Cliff Mettinger
- Daisy Mayme (1952) ... Cliff Mettinger
 1951 Love of Life (TV Series)
Professor Timothy McCauley (1979-1980)
 1951 Under the Gun
Milo Bragg
 1950 Three Husbands
Arthur Evans
 1950 Let's Dance
Timothy Bryant
 1950 The Kid from Texas
Roger Jameson
 1949 Chicago Deadline
Edgar 'Blacky' Franchot
 1949 The Reckless Moment
Ted Darby
 1949 Reign of Terror
Napoleon Bonaparte (voice, uncredited)
 1949 The Red Pony
Mr. Fred Tiflin
 1948 Enchantment
Marchese Del Laudi
 1948 Fighter Squadron
Brig. Gen. Mel Gilbert
 1946 Home, Sweet Homicide
Mr.Wallace Sanford (as John Shepperd)
 1946 Strange Triangle
Earl Huber (as John Shepperd)
 1943 The Fighting Guerrillas
Lt. Aleksa Petrovic, Mihailovitch's aide (as John Shepperd)
 1942 Dr. Renault's Secret
Dr. Larry Forbes (as John Shepperd)
 1942 The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe (as John Shepperd)
 1942 Ten Gentlemen from West Point
Henry Clay (as John Shepperd)
 1942 Rings on Her Fingers
Tod Fenwick (as John Shepperd)
 1941 Know for Sure (Short)
Dr. Morton (uncredited)
 1941 Remember the Day
Dewey Roberts (as John Sheppard)
 1941 Cadet Girl
Bob Mallory (as John Shepperd)
 1941 The Men in Her Life
Roger Chevis (as John Shepperd)
 1941 Belle Starr
Ed Shirley (as John Shepperd)
 1940 Flight Command
Lieut. Jerry Banning
 1940 Tom Thumb in Trouble (Short)
Narrator / Tom Thumb's Father (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Dr. Kildare's Strange Case
Dr. Gregory 'Greg' Lane
 1940 Mighty Hunters (Short)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Congo Maisie
Dr. John McWade
 1939 Old Glory (Short)
Uncle Sam, Paul Revere (voice, uncredited)
 1938 Fast Company
Ned Morgan
 1938 Joaquin Murrieta (Short)
Joaquin Murrieta (as Sheppard Strudwick)
 1938 That Mothers Might Live (Short)
Dr. Semmelweis (as Sheppard Strudwick)
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Alternate Names:

John Sheppard | John Shepperd | Sheppard Strudwick | Shepperd Strudwick-James 'Jim' Matthews on ANOTHER WORLD


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Was nominated for Broadway's 1981 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for "To Grandmother's House We Go." See more »

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