Rafer Johnson (1934–2020)


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A distinguished American athlete and occasional actor with many other strings to his bow, Rafer Johnson was a UCLA basketball star who went on to become Pan American decathlon champion in 1955, a two time decathlon silver medallist at the Melbourne Olympics (despite injuries) and winner of gold four years later in Rome. In 1968, he joined the ... See full bio »

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Known For

License to Kill Mullens
(1989)
The Black 6 Producer
(1973)
Dragnet 1967 Lt. Ed Henry
(1968)

Filmography

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 1989 Think Big
Johnson
 1989 License to Kill
Mullens
 1981 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Ezra Glidden
- To Kill in Plain Sight (1981) ... Ezra Glidden
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini Series)
Nelson
- Part VI (1939-1950) (1979) ... Nelson
 1975 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Thaddeus Jones
- Target in the Sky (1975) ... Thaddeus Jones
 1971 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Jack Tully
- Nerves (1971) ... Jack Tully
 1970 The Red, White, and Black
Pvt. Armstrong
 1970 The Games
Commentator
 1970 The Last Grenade
Joe Jackson
 1968 Dragnet 1967 (TV Series)
Lt. Ed Henry
- Community Relations: DR-10 (1968) ... Lt. Ed Henry
 1968 Tarzan and the Jungle Boy
Nagambi
 1968 Star Spangled Salesman (Documentary short)
Telephone Repairman
 1967 Police Story (TV Movie)
Lt. Roy Haggerty
 1966 Tarzan (TV Series)
Spandrell
- The Prodigal Puma (1966) ... Spandrell
 1965 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Rawls
- My Name Is Rawls (1965) ... Rawls
 1965 None But the Brave
Pvt. Johnson
 1964 Channing (TV Series)
Don
- Ou sont les neiges? (1964) ... Don
 1964 A Global Affair
Nigerian Representative
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Ed Blair
- The Cadaver (1963) ... Ed Blair
 1962 Lassie (TV Series)
Pete
- Lassie's Ordeal (1962) ... Pete
 1961 Pirates of Tortuga
John Gammel
 1961 Wild in the Country
Davis
 1961 The Fiercest Heart
Nzobe
 1961 The Sins of Rachel Cade
Kosongo
 1960 Sergeant Rutledge
Cpl. Krump (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
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Show Show Self (28 credits)
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Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)

Spouse:

Elizabeth Ann Thorsen  (his death)  (2 children)
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Was the final torch bearer and lit the Olympic cauldron at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics; was the first torch runner at the Los Angeles Colosseum for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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