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James Bacon (I) (1914–2010)

James Bacon was born on May 12, 1914 in Buffalo, New York, USA as James Richard Hughes Bacon. He was an actor and writer, known for Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971), Good Guys Wear Black (1978) and Capricorn One (1977). He was married to Doris Klein and Thelma Love. He died on September 18, 2010 in Northridge, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Capricorn One Reporter Number 4
Meteor News Reporter


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 1986 The Longshot
Track Usher
 1982 The Rules of Marriage (TV Movie)
 1982 The Day the Bubble Burst (TV Movie)
 1981 The Patricia Neal Story (TV Movie)
 1981 Underground Aces
Businessman #2
 1980 More Wild Wild West (TV Movie)
The Wheelman
 1980 The Man with Bogart's Face
 1980 Mafia on the Bounty
 1979 Meteor
News Reporter
 1978 Cat in the Cage
Police Captain
 1978 Flying High (TV Series)
- South by Southwest (1978) ... Reporter
 1978 The One Man Jury
 1978 Mean Dog Blues
Court Clerk
 1978 Good Guys Wear Black
 1977 Capricorn One
Reporter Number 4
 1977 Sextette
 1977 Rollercoaster
Reporter (uncredited)
 1977 Viva Knievel!
Reporter (uncredited)
 1976 High Velocity
 1976 The Last Hard Men
Deputy Jetfore
 1976 Tunnel Vision
Gene Scallion
 1975 Half a House
Jordan's client
 1974 Planet Earth (TV Movie)
 1973 The Outfit
 1973 Sssssss
Spectator (uncredited)
 1973 Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Gorilla Soldier (uncredited)
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
2nd Reporter
- The Ring with the Red Velvet Ropes (1972) ... 2nd Reporter
 1972 Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
Ape (uncredited)
 1971 Adam-12 (TV Series)
William Spence / Newsman
- The Ferret (1971) ... William Spence
- Log 76: The Militants (1971) ... Newsman
 1971 The Seven Minutes
Reporter (as Jim Bacon)
 1971 Escape from the Planet of the Apes
General Faulkner
 1970 That Girl (TV Series)
Reporter #2
- Stop the Presses I Want to Get Off (1970) ... Reporter #2
 1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
2nd Reporter
- With Love, Bullets and Valentines (1970) ... 2nd Reporter
 1970 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
James Bacon
- Lucy Meets the Burtons (1970) ... James Bacon (as Jim Bacon)
 1970 Beneath the Planet of the Apes
Gorilla (uncredited)
 1970 Skullduggery
 1969 80 Steps to Jonah
 1969 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
2nd Reporter
- Shriek of Silence (1969) ... 2nd Reporter
 1969 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Hotel Clerk
- The 25 Graves of Midas (1969) ... Hotel Clerk
 1968 Planet of the Apes
Ape (uncredited)
 1966 Way... Way Out
Reporter (uncredited)
 1966 The Oscar
Reporter (uncredited)
 1965 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
The 1st Reporter
- Where Mystery Begins (1965) ... The 1st Reporter (as Jim Bacon)
 1961 King of the Roaring 20's: The Story of Arnold Rothstein
Investment Man (uncredited)
 1961 Underworld U.S.A.
Newspaperman (uncredited)
 1961 Cry for Happy
Press Correspondent (uncredited)
 1960 Pepe
Bartender (uncredited)
 1960 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
- Bold Edition (1960) ... Jim (as Jim Bacon)
 1960 College Confidential
James Bacon - Reporter
 1960 Pay or Die!
Subway Guard (uncredited)
 1960 The Rebel (TV Series)
- He's Only a Boy (1960) ... Dude (as Jim Bacon)
 1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Bit Role
- Millionaire Jackson Greene (1959) ... Bit Role (uncredited)
 1959 The Big Circus
James Bacon - Reporter (uncredited)
 1959 Al Capone
Reporter (uncredited)
 1958 Teacher's Pet
James Bacon (uncredited)
 1956 The Boss
James Bacon (uncredited)
 1954 Black Tuesday
Reporter at Electrocution (uncredited)
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Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (32 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Biography: "How Sweet It Is: The Jackie Gleason Story". See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | See more »

Alternate Names:

James R. Bacon | Jim Bacon


Doris Klein  (his death)  (3 children) | See more »

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Was a reporter and columnist specializing in the entertainment industry. He began as a writer for the Associated Press, then spent almost 20 years with the "Los Angeles Herald-Examiner". See more »


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