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John Cameron Swayze (1906–1995)

John Cameron Swayze was born on April 4, 1906 in Wichita, Kansas, USA. He was an actor, known for Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950), To Tell the Truth (1956) and The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956). He died on August 15, 1995. See full bio »


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 1968 The Boston Strangler
T.V. Narrator
 1957 A Face in the Crowd
John Cameron Swayze (uncredited)
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
 1956 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Bystander (1956) ... Host
 1956 Inside Detroit
John Cameron Swayze, On-Screen Commentator
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
- The Skin of Our Teeth (1955) ... Narrator
 1951 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Goodyear pitchman
- The Copper (1951) ... Goodyear pitchman
- October Story (1951) ... Goodyear pitchman
 1950 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Vine That Grew on Fiftieth Street (1950) ... Newscaster
 1948 Camel News Caravan (TV Series)
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Hosted "Camel News Caravan" early network news program. See more »

Did You Know?


Swayze was the pitch man for Timex watches in which Timexes were strapped to motorboat propellers, dunked underwater, fastened to the bottom of skis, after which he'd show the watch and say, "Takes a licking and keeps on ticking." See more »

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