John Derek (I) (1926–1998)


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John Derek was born on August 12, 1926 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA as Derek Delevan Harris. He was an actor and director, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), Ghosts Can't Do It (1989) and Bolero (1984). He was married to Bo Derek, Linda Evans, Ursula Andress and Pati Behrs. He died on May 22, 1998 in Santa Maria, California. See full bio »

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(1956)
(1989)
Bolero Director
(1984)
Knock on Any Door Nick Romano
(1949)

Filmography

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 1966 Once Before I Die
Bailey
 1965 Nightmare in the Sun
Hitchhiker
 1961-1962 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
Ben Travis
- Incident at Pawnee Gun (1962) ... Ben Travis (credit only)
- The Daring Durandos (1962) ... Ben Travis
- The Race (1962) ... Ben Travis
- The Clan MacDuff (1962) ... Ben Travis
- The Good Fight (1962) ... Ben Travis
 1957-1961 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Chet Loring / Andy Todd
- Storm Over Eden (1961) ... Chet Loring
- There Were Four (1957) ... Andy Todd
 1960 Exodus
Taha
 1959 Prisoner of the Volga
Alexej Orloff
 1958 High Hell
Craig Rhodes
 1957 Pirate of the Half Moon
Nadir El Krim / Paul de Vellenera
 1957 Omar Khayyam
Young Prince Malik
 1957 The Flesh Is Weak
Tony Giani
 1957 Fury at Showdown
Brock Mitchell
 1956 Massacre at Sand Creek (TV Movie)
Lt. Norman Tucker
 1956 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Lt. Norman Tucker
- Massacre at Sand Creek (1956) ... Lt. Norman Tucker
 1953-1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Jim Hawk / Allan Malone
- Black Jim Hawk (1956) ... Jim Hawk
- Tomorrow's Men (1953) ... Allan Malone
 1956 The Ten Commandments
Joshua
 1956 The Leather Saint
Father Gil Allen
 1955 Run for Cover
Davey Bishop
 1955 An Annapolis Story
Anthony J. 'Tony' Scott
 1955 Prince of Players
John Wilkes Booth
 1954 The Adventures of Hajji Baba
Hajji Baba
 1954 The Outcast
Jet Cosgrave
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
George Eastman
- A Place in the Sun (1954) ... George Eastman
 1953 Sea of Lost Ships
G.R. 'Grad' Matthews
 1953 Mission Over Korea
Lt. Pete Barker
 1953 The Last Posse
Jed Clayton
 1953 Prince of Pirates
Prince Roland
 1952 Thunderbirds
Lt. Gil Hackett
 1952 Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder
John Derek (uncredited)
 1952 Scandal Sheet
Steve McCleary
 1951 The Family Secret
David Clark
 1951 Saturday's Hero
Steve Novak
 1951 Mask of the Avenger
Capt. Renato Dimorna
 1950 Rogues of Sherwood Forest
Robin, Earl of Huntington
 1949 All the King's Men
Tom Stark
 1949 Knock on Any Door
Nick Romano
 1947 A Double Life
Police Stenographer (uncredited)
 1944 I'll Be Seeing You
Lt. Bruce (as Dare Harris)
 1944 Since You Went Away
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1943 The Nest (Short)
Boy Friend (as Dare Harris)
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Show Show Cinematographer (7 credits)
Show Show Writer (4 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (2 credits)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (7 credits)
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Other Works:

Music video: Directed "Any Man of Mine" with Shania Twain.

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Alternate Names:

Dare Harris | Derek Harris

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the interview with Cecil B. DeMille that led to his being cast in DeMille's final film] He was disappointed in my stature. He wanted me for the part of Joshua, the stonecutter, in The Ten Commandments (1956). He had studied me for months and knew more about me than I knew about myself. I was so used to being rushed through interviews that I stumbled over my words for the first fifteen minutes... See more »

Trivia:

In his 1956 divorce from Pati Behrs, she was granted custody of the couple's two children, 5% of his salary as well as child support. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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