John 'Bud' Cardos


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Versatile and underrated B-movie Renaissance man John "Bud" Cardos was born in 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri. His family has interesting roots in the entertainment industry: his cousin Spiros Cardos worked at Twentieth Century-Fox and his father and uncle managed the lavish Graumann's Egyptian and Chinese theaters. Cardos began his lengthy and ... See full bio »

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Memento Transportation Department
(2000)
(1992)
Secretary Transportation Department
(2002)
The Dark Director
(1979)

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 1988 Act of Piracy
Steward (as John Cardos)
 1978 Death Dimension
Driver Henchman (uncredited)
 1976 Breaking Point
Fleming
 1972 Lash of Lust (rumored)
 1971 The Female Bunch
Mexican Farmer (uncredited)
 1971 Jud
 1970 The Rebel Rousers
Townspeople (as Bud Cardos)
 1970 Horror of the Blood Monsters
Vampire Caveman (uncredited)
 1970 Hell's Bloody Devils
Bloody Devil (as John Cardos)
 1969 Five Bloody Graves
Yaqui Chief Santago / Firewater Joe (as John Cardos)
 1969 Satan's Sadists
Firewater (as John Cardos)
 1969 Blood of Dracula's Castle
Prison Guard Frank (as John Cardos)
 1969 Nightmare in Wax
Sergeant Carver (as Johnny Cardos)
 1968 Killers Three
Bates
 1968 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Longknife / Tomochi
- The Dandy (1968) ... Longknife (as Johnny Cardos)
- Far Side of Fury (1968) ... Tomochi (as Johnny Cardos)
 1968 The Savage Seven
Running Buck (as John Cardos)
 1968 The Road Hustlers
Chandler (as John Cardos)
 1968 Psych-Out
Thug (as John Cardos)
 1967 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Third Bandit
- The Terrorist (1967) ... Third Bandit (as John Cardos)
 1967 Custer (TV Series)
Brave Bull
- Dangerous Prey (1967) ... Brave Bull (as Johnny Cardos)
 1967 The Monroes (TV Series)
Wolf
- Ghosts of Paradox (1967) ... Wolf (as Johnny Cardos)
 1967 Hells Angels on Wheels (as Bud Cardos)
 1965 Deadwood '76
Hawk Russell (as John Cardos)
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Alternate Names:

Bud Cardos | John B. Cardos | John Bud Cardos | Johnny Cardos | John Cardos | Bud Carlos | Bud Cordos
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He and makeup man Martin Varno reminisce about the making of Nightmare in Wax (1969) in the book "A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde" (McFarland & Co., 2010) by Tom Weaver. See more »

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