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John Crawford (I) (1920–2010)

Burly, handsome and rugged character actor John Crawford appeared in over 200 movies and TV shows combined in a career that spanned over 40 years, usually cast as tough and/or villainous characters. Crawford was born Cleve Richardson on September 13, 1920, in Colfax, Washington. He was discovered by a Warner Bros. scout while attending the ... See full bio »

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The Poseidon Adventure
The Poseidon Adventure Chief Engineer
The Enforcer
The Enforcer The Mayor
The 300 Spartans
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 1986 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
 1983-1985 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Mac Thomas / Sheriff Moore
 1985 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Sheriff Ferris
 1984 Cover Up (TV Series)
 1984 The Mississippi (TV Series)
Sheriff Fred Kyle
 1982-1983 Dynasty (TV Series)
Dan Cassidy
 1982 The Powers of Matthew Star (TV Series)
General F.J. Tucker
 1980-1982 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Randall / Buchanon
 1982 McClain's Law (TV Series)
 1982 Code Red (TV Series)
 1981 The Other Victim (TV Movie)
 1981 The Boogens
Brian Deering
 1972-1981 The Waltons (TV Series)
Sheriff Ep Bridges
 1981 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Martin Loper
 1981 Elvis and the Beauty Queen (TV Movie)
Vernon Presley
 1980 Dallas (TV Series)
Mort Wilkinson
 1980 Alice (TV Series)
 1980 From Here to Eternity (TV Series)
Col. Harry Thompson
 1980 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
Paul Armstrong
 1979 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Det. Judson
 1979 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Mark Sanders
 1979 Hard Knocks
 1979 Tilt
 1979 Dreamer
Riverboat Captain
 1979 Friends (TV Series)
Dr. Ross
 1976-1979 How the West Was Won (TV Series)
Marshal Towne / Hale Crowley
 1979 Salvage 1 (TV Series)
 1979 Kaz (TV Series)
 1979 From Here to Eternity (TV Mini-Series)
Maj. Thompson
 1978 Lawman Without a Gun (TV Movie)
Sgt. Hunt
 1978 Desperate Women (TV Movie)
 1978 The Amazing Spider-Man (TV Series)
 1978 Wheels (TV Mini-Series)
 1978 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Tom Edler
 1978 The Two-Five (TV Movie)
Captain Paul Carter
 1974-1978 Police Woman (TV Series)
Captain Parks / Chief Parks / Chief Bob Parks / ...
 1978 The Tony Randall Show (TV Series)
 1978 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Lt. Francona
 1978 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
Vern Hackler
 1977 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
 1977 Outlaw Blues
Buzz Cavenaugh
 1974-1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Tommy Tirdell / Sgt. Riles
 1976 The Enforcer
The Mayor
 1976 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
Sally G.
 1976 Swiss Family Robinson (TV Series)
Dominique You
 1975 Guilty or Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case (TV Movie)
Fred Stoner
 1975 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Coner, Prison Guard
 1974-1975 Harry O (TV Series)
Hal Follet / Coroner
 1975 Bronk (TV Series)
 1975 Rhoda (TV Series)
Man in Bar
 1974-1975 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Christian / Dr. Kenilworth
 1975 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Billy Elwood / Joe Tuttle
 1975 The Swiss Family Robinson
Nate Bidwell
 1975 Night Moves
Tom Iverson
 1974 The Towering Inferno
 1974 Strange Homecoming (TV Movie)
 1959-1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Blanchard / Muller / Hugh Eaton / ...
 1974 Banacek (TV Series)
Owen Summers
 1973 The Severed Arm
Doctor Ray Sanders
 1973 Message to My Daughter (TV Movie)
 1973 The Rookies (TV Series)
Sgt. Hughes
 1967-1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Paul Ostro / Art Warner / Orin Selby / ...
 1972 The Poseidon Adventure
Chief Engineer
 1972 Trouble Man
Sergeant Koeppler
 1972 Napoleon and Samantha
Desk Sergeant
 1971-1972 Nichols (TV Series)
Sgt. Kessler / Marshall
 1972 Killer by Night (TV Movie)
 1971 J W Coop
 1965-1970 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series)
Second Officer / Gestapo Major / Gestapo Man / ...
 1970 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
 1970 Medical Center (TV Series)
Pat Dugan
 1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
Burton Roberts
 1969 La cattura
Captain Keller
 1969 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
 1968 The Man from the 25th Century (TV Short)
 1967-1968 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Gandy / Jim Stone
 1968 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Prof. Philip Colecrest
 1968 Lost in Space (TV Series)
Dr. Chronos
 1967 Tarzan (TV Series)
 1967 Mannix (TV Series)
 1967 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Gar Harker
 1966-1967 The Time Tunnel (TV Series)
Henderson / Major / John Poe / ...
 1967 Return of the Gunfighter
Butch Cassidy
 1967 Star Trek (TV Series)
Commissioner Ferris
 1966 Jericho (TV Series)
Captain Eric Harnack
 1965-1966 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Press Boker / Tolliver / Jeremy Cain
 1966 Duel at Diablo
Clay Dean
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Printer's Devil
 1966 Never Too Young (TV Series)
Mr. Walker
 1965 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
TV Reporter
 1965 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
 1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
 1965 I Saw What You Did
State Trooper
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
 1963-1965 Combat! (TV Series)
Capt. Werner / Gunnar
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Emmet Dalkins
 1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told
 1964 The Americanization of Emily
Chief Petty Officer Paul Adams
 1964 The Third Man (TV Series)
Simon Baird
 1963 The Victors
U.S. Army Captain at rest area
 1963 Jason and the Argonauts
Polydeuces (uncredited)
 1963 Captain Sindbad
 1963 Come Fly with Me
 1963 The Quick and the Dead (as Jack Crawford)
 1962 Zero One (TV Series)
Rikki Jourdan
 1962 The Longest Day
Col. Caffey (uncredited)
 1962 The 300 Spartans
Agathon the Spartan Spy
 1961 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Thief from Oklahoma
 1961 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
 1961 The Pursuers (TV Series)
 1961 The Long Shadow
 1961 The Impersonator
Sgt. Jimmy Bradford
 1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Edwin Booth
 1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Johnny Acropolis
 1961 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
 1960 Exodus
Capt. Hank Schlosberg
 1960 The Man Who Was Nobody
South Africa Smith
 1960 Danger Man (TV Series)
Dr. Keller
 1960 Piccadilly Third Stop
Joe Preedy
 1960 I Aim at the Stars
Dr. Bosco - White Sands, New Mexico
 1960 Hell Is a City
Don Starling
 1959-1960 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Ben Stack / Keflik / Kustrinski
 1959 13 Demon Street (TV Series)
Donald Powell / Henry Waller
 1959 Solomon and Sheba
 1959 Tales of the Vikings (TV Series)
 1959 John Paul Jones
George Washington
 1958 Floods of Fear
 1958 Blind Spot
 1958 Intent to Kill
 1958 Orders to Kill
 1958 The Key
American Captain
 1951-1958 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Johnny Hendericks / Sergeant MacLaren / King Bradshaw
 1957 O.S.S. (TV Series)
 1957 White Hunter (TV Series)
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series)
 1957 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Larry Toms
 1957 State Trooper (TV Series)
Fred Thompson
 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Mike Healy / Don Weller
 1956 Circus Boy (TV Series)
 1956 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Arthur Mullen
 1956 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Charlie Hatfield
 1956 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Larry Turner
 1956 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Johnny Thor
 1955 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1955 Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe (TV Series)
Narkos / Alien / M27 Guard Captain
 1955 I Spy (TV Series)
 1954 Jesse James vs. the Daltons
Gang Member (uncredited)
 1954 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Sheriff Todd / Sheriff Al White
 1954 Battle of Rogue River
Capt. Richard Hillman
 1954 Trader Tom of the China Seas
Bill Gaines
 1953 Man Crazy
 1952-1953 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Jack Morrell / Ambulance Driver
 1953 Three Sailors and a Girl
Shore Patrolman (uncredited)
 1952-1953 Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series)
Sid Michael / Frank Dale / Ross
 1953 Prisoners of the Casbah
Guard (uncredited)
 1953 Slaves of Babylon
Avil - Belshazzar's Chief Soldier
 1953 The Big Heat
Al (uncredited)
 1953 Conquest of Cochise
Capt. Bill Lawson (uncredited)
 1953 The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd
Capt. Kidd [Chs. 1-13]
 1953 Mission Over Korea
Tech Sergeant (uncredited)
 1953 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Otto / Deputy Watts / Gig Austin
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
 1953 Rebel City
Joe Spencer
 1953 Serpent of the Nile
Captain Domitius
 1953 Salome
Guard (uncredited)
 1953 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
 1953 Marshal of Cedar Rock
Chris Peters - Henchman
 1953 Star of Texas
Texas Ranger Stockton
 1952 Family Theatre (TV Series)
 1952 Boston Blackie (TV Series)
Jim Marcum
 1952 Invasion, U.S.A.
Man in Bar (uncredited)
 1952 Stop, You're Killing Me
State Trooper (uncredited)
 1952 Son of Geronimo: Apache Avenger
Ace Devlin [Chs.1-9]
 1952 The Ring
Cop in Diner (uncredited)
 1952 Old Oklahoma Plains
Chuck Ramsey
 1952 Gruen Guild Theater (TV Series)
 1952 Actor's and Sin
Movie Hero (segment "Woman of Sin")
 1952 Scaramouche
Vignon (uncredited)
 1952 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series)
Henchman Jim / Frank Latimer / Pete
 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
Jack - Circus Attendant (uncredited)
 1951 Northwest Territory
 1951 Man in the Saddle
Isham Rider (uncredited)
 1951 Honeychile
Marvin McKay
 1951 The Red Badge of Courage
Soldier (uncredited)
 1951 Show Boat
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1951 Hollywood Story
1st Detective (uncredited)
 1951 I Was a Communist for the F.B.I.
FBI Agent McGowan (uncredited)
 1951 Raton Pass
 1951 Cuban Fireball
Photographer (uncredited)
 1951 The Living Christ Series (TV Mini-Series)
 1950 Dale Evans: Queen of the West (TV Movie)
 1950 Cyrano de Bergerac
 1950 Right Cross
Photographer (uncredited)
 1950 A Life of Her Own
Photographer (uncredited)
 1950 Union Station
Hackett (uncredited)
 1950 Lonely Heart Bandits
 1950 Mystery Street
Reporter (uncredited)
 1950 The Asphalt Jungle
Reporter (uncredited)
 1950 The Invisible Monster
 1950 Chain Lightning
Radio Operator (uncredited)
 1949 Radar Patrol vs. Spy King
Sands [Chs. 7-8]
 1949 The James Brothers of Missouri
Mr. Carson (uncredited)
 1949 Ghost of Zorro
Mulvaney - Ch. 3, 4
 1948 Sons of Adventure
George Norton - Cameraman
 1948 Dangers of the Canadian Mounted
Danton - Henchman
 1948 G-Men Never Forget
Duke - Dictaphone Boobytrap Thug [Ch. 5] (uncredited)
 1946 The Time of Their Lives
Dandy at Party (uncredited)
 1946 Without Reservations
Soldier (uncredited)
 1945 The Phantom of 42nd Street
John Carraby
 1944 Thoroughbreds (uncredited)
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He acted in N. Richard Nash's play, "The Rainmaker," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Geraldine Page, Darren McGavin, Joseph Sullivan, Bert Remsen, Ted Jacques, and Cameron Prud'Homme in the cast. Ralph Alswang was set designer. Bolasni was costume designer. Joseph Anthony was director. Ethel Linder Reiner was ... See more »

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