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John Frederick (II) (1916–2012)

John Frederick was born on July 4, 1916 in Norwalk, Iowa, USA as Frederick Stiffler Jr. He was an actor, known for Duck, You Sucker! (1971), Killers from Space (1954) and Seven Guns to Mesa (1958). He died on November 11, 2012 in Palm Springs, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Duck, You Sucker! American on stagecoach
Killers from Space Deneb / The Tala
Jungle Jim True Blood


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 1971 Blindman
Sheriff (as John Friedrick)
 1971 Jennifer on My Mind
George (uncredited)
 1971 Duck, You Sucker!
American on stagecoach
 1971 The Statue
Military Adviser
 1970 Churchill's Leopards
Lieutnant Colonel
 1970 Red Hot Shot
 1970 The Adventurers
Mr. Erickson (uncredited)
 1969 The Damned
2nd Officer Wehrmacht
 1968 Once Upon a Time in the West
Jim - Member of Frank's Gang (uncredited)
 1968/I The Shoes of the Fisherman
American Cardinal (uncredited)
 1966 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Maitre D'
- A Real Nice Time (1966) ... Maitre D'
 1959-1965 Bonanza (TV Series)
Charlie Caruthers / Joe Payne / Andy Logan / ...
- The Spotlight (1965) ... Charlie Caruthers
- Journey Remembered (1963) ... Joe Payne
- The Spanish Grant (1960) ... Andy Logan (as John Merrick)
- The Truckee Strip (1959) ... Man (as John Merrick)
 1963 Cleopatra
Captain Palace Guard (uncredited)
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series)
Second Barfly
- The Idol (1961) ... Second Barfly (as John Merrick)
 1960 Naked City (TV Series)
- Debt of Honor (1960) ... Wally
 1960 13 Fighting Men
Lee (as John Merrick)
 1959 Zane Grey Theatre (TV Series)
Barney Wilkes
- The Grubstake (1959) ... Barney Wilkes (as John Merrick)
 1959 The Alligator People
1st Male Nurse (uncredited)
 1959 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Long John Warner
- Valley of Danger (1959) ... Long John Warner (as John Merrick)
 1959 Arson for Hire
Clete, the Photographer (as John Merrick)
 1959 Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series)
- Violent Sanctuary (1959) ... Reed (as John Merrick)
 1957-1958 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Tenny Jackson / Beasley / Chuck / ...
- The Happy Tree (1958) ... Tenny Jackson (as John Merrick)
- Hide Jumpers (1958) ... Beasley (as John Merrick)
- Man in the Box (1957) ... Chuck (as John Merrick)
- The Hasty Gun (1957) ... Webb McCloy (as John Merrick)
 1958 The Toughest Gun in Tombstone
Ranger Mac Burgess (as John Merrick)
 1957-1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Frank Quinn / Sergeant
- The Dan Hogan Story (1958) ... Frank Quinn (as John Merrick)
- The Clara Beauchamp Story (1957) ... Sergeant (as John Merrick)
 1958 Colt .45 (TV Series)
- Long Odds (1958) ... Pike (as John Merrick)
 1958 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Nub Tanner
- Wagon-Tongue North (1958) ... Nub Tanner (as John Merrick)
 1958 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Bit Role
- Getaway Car (1958) ... Bit Role (as John Merrick)
 1958 Seven Guns to Mesa
Brown (as John Merrick)
 1958 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
- The Return of the Outlaw (1958) ... Henchman (as John Merrick)
 1958 Ambush at Cimarron Pass
Pvt. Nathan (as John Merrick)
 1957-1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Rhet, Durant Hand / Ernie Schroeder
- Strange Family in Town (1958) ... Rhet, Durant Hand (as John Merrick)
- The New Sheriff (1957) ... Ernie Schroeder (as John Merrick)
 1957 Ride Out for Revenge
Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1957 Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV Series)
Red Adams
- Both Barrels Blazing (1957) ... Red Adams (as John Merrick)
 1957 Escape from San Quentin
Sampson (uncredited)
 1957 The Web (TV Series)
Ralph Fiske
- No Escape (1957) ... Ralph Fiske (as John Merrick)
 1957 Undercurrent (TV Series)
Ralph Fiske
- No Escape (1957) ... Ralph Fiske (as John Merrick)
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Tom Graham
- Four Women in Black (1957) ... Tom Graham (as John Merrick)
 1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Outlaw Beal
- A Tale of Wells Fargo (1956) ... Outlaw Beal (as John Merrick)
 1956 5 Steps to Danger
Sheriff (as John Merrick)
 1956 Emergency Hospital
Harry Alverson (uncredited)
 1956 Hot Cars
Hutton (uncredited)
 1956 Yaqui Drums
Hostler (as John Merrick)
 1956 The Ten Commandments
Officer / Egyptian Captain (uncredited)
 1956 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
- The Missing Diamonds (1956) ... Buck (as John Merrick)
 1956 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Highway Parolman Able
- Anti-Toxin (1956) ... Highway Parolman Able (as John Merrick)
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Karnes
- No Escape (1956) ... Mr. Karnes (as John Merrick, unconfirmed)
 1956 Frontier (TV Series)
- The Voyage of Captain Castle (1956) ... Crane (as John Merrick)
 1955 Jungle Jim (TV Series)
True Blood
- The Golden Parasol (1955) ... True Blood (as John Merrick)
 1955 A Bullet for Joey
Police Constable in Car (uncredited)
 1955 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Lead Mannequin Dresser
- Four O'Clock in the Morning Show (1955) ... Lead Mannequin Dresser (as John Merrick)
 1954 I Led 3 Lives (TV Series)
Police Officer
- Map of the City (1954) ... Police Officer (as John Merrick)
 1954 Sign of the Pagan
Scout (uncredited)
 1954 Stories of the Century (TV Series)
Medelia Sheriff
- The Younger Brothers (1954) ... Medelia Sheriff (uncredited)
 1954 Mr. District Attorney (TV Series)
First Policeman
- Hit and Run (1954) ... First Policeman (as John Merrick)
 1954 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- The Vacant Room (1954) ... (as John Merrick)
 1954 Killers from Space
Deneb / The Tala (as John Merrick)
 1953 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952 The Las Vegas Story
Gus (uncredited)
 1951 Boston Blackie (TV Series)
- High Voltage Murder (1951) ... (as John Merrick)
 1951 The Scarf
Deputy (uncredited)
 1950 Joe Palooka in The Squared Circle
Tiny Morrow (as John Merrick)
 1950 Prehistoric Women
Tribe Leader (as John Merrick)
 1944 Song of Russia
Russian Soldier (uncredited)
 1943 A Guy Named Joe
Lt. Ridley (uncredited)
 1943 The Iron Major
Yale Captain (uncredited)
 1943 Corvette K-225
First Officer (uncredited)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Felix Jackson's play, "Destry Rides Again," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Yvonne De Carlo and Ted Scott in the cast. Frank Carrington and Agnes Morgan were directors.

Alternate Names:

John Friedrick | John Merrick


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