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John Laughlin continues to have an amazing career in television and film. His television credits include "I am the Night", "NCIS", "The Defenders", "Criminal Minds" and "The Equalizer." He also shot the feature film "Cloudy With a Chance of Christmas". Born in Tennessee, John Laughlin started as a series regular on "White Shadow," which lead to a ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Rock General Peterson
Footloose Woody
Crimes of Passion Bobby Grady
The Lawnmower Man Jake Simpson


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 2022 Cloudy with a Chance of Christmas (TV Movie) (completed)
Wally Kincaid
 2021 The Flimflam and Gorky Show (TV Series)
Imperial Stormtrooper
- Star Wars Holiday Special, Special Edition (2021) ... Imperial Stormtrooper
 2019 Saved Rounds (Short)
 2019 I Am the Night (TV Series)
Captain Foster
- Dark Flower (2019) ... Captain Foster
 2017 NCIS (TV Series)
Navy Captain Alan Redding
- Fake It 'Til You Make It (2017) ... Navy Captain Alan Redding
Richard Morgan
 2015 4Got10
 2014 Funny Business (TV Movie)
 2014 Web of Lies (TV Series documentary)
Detective Pharr
- Baby You're Mine (2014) ... Detective Pharr
 2012 Sixufus
Brandon Russell
 2012 Dark Desire (TV Movie)
 2012 Fortress (Video)
Base Commander
 2011 The Defenders (TV Series)
Lance Cahill
- Nevada v. Donnie the Numbers Guy (2011) ... Lance Cahill
 2010/I Resonance (Short)
The Physicist
 2010 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Ranger Walter Turner
- Into the Woods (2010) ... Ranger Walter Turner
 2008 Touching Home
Walter Houston
 2008 Resonance (Short)
Dr. Gallespie
 2006 Love's Abiding Joy
Samuel Doros
 2006 The Pros and Cons of Breathing (Short)
 2003 Ghost Rock
Sheriff Clay
 2003 Gacy (Video)
Detective Kay
 2002 Hitters
 2001 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Tom Wolenski
- Zol Zein Gezint (2001) ... Tom Wolenski
 2001 That's Life (TV Series)
- Banister Head (2001) ... Captain (as John C. McLaughlin)
 1998 Malaika
Nick Saunders
 1998 Storm Trooper (Video)
 1997 Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (TV Series)
Victor Carlton
- Missing in Action (1997) ... Victor Carlton
 1997 Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac (TV Mini Series)
Robert Simons
- Part 2 (1997) ... Robert Simons
- Part 1 (1997) ... Robert Simons
 1996 The Rock
General Peterson
 1996 Back to Back (TV Movie)
 1994 Night Fire
 1994 Improper Conduct
Michael Miller
 1994 The Other Man
 1993 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
- Food for Thought (1993) ... Johnny
 1993 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
- Dead Weight (1993) ... Landau
 1992 Under Siege
Zix (uncredited)
 1992 The Lawnmower Man
Jake Simpson
 1992 Memphis (TV Movie)
Rufus Hutton
 1991 Motorama
Man at Wagon Wheel
 1991 Fire: Trapped on the 37th Floor (TV Movie)
 1990 Equal Justice (TV Series)
- Separate Lives (1990) ... Boyce
- Cop's Story (1990) ... Boyce
 1989 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Security Guard
- Never Judge a Book by Its Cover (1989) ... Security Guard (as John McLaughlin)
 1989 China Beach (TV Series)
Brendan McMurphy
- The World: Part 2 (1989) ... Brendan McMurphy
- The World: Part 1 (1989) ... Brendan McMurphy
 1986-1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Mike Lowery / Bill Ainsley
- Snow White, Blood Red (1988) ... Mike Lowery
- Dead Man's Gold (1986) ... Bill Ainsley
 1988 Midnight Crossing
Jeff Schubb
 1988 Longarm (TV Movie)
Codie Branch
 1987 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Jake Hughes
- Carnal Persuasion (1987) ... Jake Hughes
 1986 If Tomorrow Comes (TV Mini Series)
Charles Stanhope
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Charles Stanhope
 1985 Space Rage
 1985 Streets of Justice (TV Movie)
Hudson James
 1985 Murder with Mirrors (TV Movie)
Wally Markham
 1984 Kenny Loggins: Footloose (Version 2) (Music Video short)
 1984 Crimes of Passion
Bobby Grady
 1984 Footloose
 1984 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series short)
John Evans III
- Dead Wrong: The John Evans Story (1984) ... John Evans III
 1983 Tucker's Witch (TV Series)
Gary Burke
- Murder Is the Key (1983) ... Gary Burke
 1983 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
- South Side Story (1983) ... Gordo
 1982 High Powder (TV Movie)
Rick Goodwin
 1982 The Tragedy of King Lear (Video)
Soldier / Courtier
 1982 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
- The Treasure of Soggy Marsh (1982) ... Gregory
 1982 The Powers of Matthew Star (TV Series)
- Jackal (1982) ... Brian
 1980-1981 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Paddy Falahey
- A Day in the Life (1981) ... Paddy Falahey
- Burnout (1981) ... Paddy Falahey
- Cops (1981) ... Paddy Falahey
- Psyched Out (1981) ... Paddy Falahey
- Car Repo (1981) ... Paddy Falahey
 1979 Insight (TV Series)
- A Friend in Deed (1979) ... Craig (as John Crump McLaughlin)
 1979 Summer Camp
Matt (as John C. McLaughlin)
 1978 The Star Wars Holiday Special (TV Movie)
Imperial Stormtrooper
 1978 Mag Wheels
Steve (as John McLaughlin)

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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

John C. McLaughlin | John Crump McLaughlin | John McLaughlin


6' 4" (1.93 m)


Crump, Edward Hull (great grandparent)

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Laughlin has an extraordinary background of over three decades of Martial Arts training including Aikido, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, and Tae Kwon Do. See more »

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