John F. Hamilton (I) (1893–1967)

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American character actor whose career in films began in the early 1920s. He appeared as rustic or loutish types most often, frequently in Westerns and outdoor adventures, though his last and most notable film, On the Waterfront (1954), was an exception. He is often confused with the infinitely more prolific John Hamilton, his contemporary (best ... See full bio »

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Known For

On the Waterfront 'Pop' Doyle
Headin' for God's Country Hilary Higgins
Allegheny Uprising Professor


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 1961 'Way Out (TV Series)
- Hush-Hush (1961) ... Janitor
 1958 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- The Wound Within (1958) ... Hansi
 1955 The Goldbergs (TV Series)
Frank Clark
- The Jury (1955) ... Frank Clark
 1954 On the Waterfront
'Pop' Doyle (as John Hamilton)
 1949 The Undercover Man
Police Desk Sergeant Shannon
 1947 Boomerang!
Man in Barber Shop (uncredited)
 1943 Headin' for God's Country
Hilary Higgins (as J. Frank Hamilton)
 1943 Spy Train
Senior Conductor (uncredited)
 1943 Pilot #5
Mr. Pritchard (uncredited)
 1943 Shantytown
Mr. Gorty (as J. Frank Hamilton)
 1943 The Amazing Mrs. Holliday
Dr. Kirke (as J. Frank Hamilton)
 1942 Men of Texas
Dwight Douglass (as J. Frank Hamilton)
 1940 Gold Rush Maisie
Bert Davis
 1939 Allegheny Uprising
 1929 The Great Gabbo
Neighbour (uncredited)
 1927 The Masked Menace
The Half-Wit
 1926 Rainbow Riley
Halfwit (as John Hamilton)

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J. Frank Hamilton | John Hamilton

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