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Allan Nixon (I) (1915–1995)

A little-remembered tough-guy actor on film and tough-guy brute off camera during the 40s and 50s, good-looking "C"-level player Allan Nixon was born on August 17, 1915 in Boston, Massachusetts. Geared toward sports in his early years he studied journalism at the University of Richmond on a football scholarship but left before graduating after ... See full bio »

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Dragnet Gang Member
Mesa of Lost Women 'Doc' Tucker
Outlaw Women Dr. Bob Ridgeway
Untamed Mistress Insipid Hero


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 1963 Wall of Noise
Attendant (uncredited)
 1961 The Phantom (TV Movie)
Doc Sanders
 1960-1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Jim / Sign Painter
- Incident at Poco Tiempo (1960) ... Sign Painter
 1960 Bronco (TV Series)
Wib Travis
- End of a Rope (1960) ... Wib Travis
 1960 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
- The Captive Locomotive (1960) ... Cole
 1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Cosgrove Crony #1
- The People's Friend (1960) ... Cosgrove Crony #1
 1958 The Buccaneer
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1958 Union Pacific (TV Series)
- Indian Treaty (1958) ... Hogarth
 1958 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
Vance Tatum
- Escape to the North (1958) ... Vance Tatum
 1958 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Ben Gates
- Slain Cabby (1958) ... Ben Gates
 1957 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
- Blood Money (1957) ... Adams
 1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Lieutenant Benett Young
- 15 October 1864 (1957) ... Lieutenant Benett Young (as Alan Nixon)
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series)
- The Sea Dragon Story (1957) ... Bueb
 1957 Apache Warrior
Bounty Hunter
 1956 Judge Roy Bean (TV Series)
Karl Grafton / Miller / Will Brock
- Judge Declares a Holiday (1956) ... Karl Grafton
- Connie Comes to Town (1956) ... Miller
- Black Jack (1956) ... Will Brock
 1956 Untamed Mistress
Insipid Hero
 1956 Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV Series)
Lobo Mackinson / Zeke
- The Man from Sundown (1956) ... Lobo Mackinson
- The Devil's Deputy (1956) ... Zeke
 1956 Brave Eagle (TV Series)
Thunder Cloud
- The Spirit of Hidden Valley (1956) ... Thunder Cloud
 1955 Crashout
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
 1953 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
- The Right of Way (1953)
 1953 Mesa of Lost Women
'Doc' Tucker
 1953 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1952 Road to Bali
Eunice's Brother (uncredited)
 1952 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Jeff Stevens
- She Burns Green (1952) ... Jeff Stevens
 1952 Outlaw Women
Dr. Bob Ridgeway
 1951 Pickup
 1950 Prehistoric Women
 1949 Siren of Atlantis
Lindstrom (as Alan Nixon)
 1947 Linda, Be Good
Officer Jones (as Alan Nixon)
 1947 Dragnet
Gang Member
 1943 Margin for Error
Soldier (uncredited)
 1942 Thunder Birds: Soldiers of the Air
American Cadet (uncredited)
 1942 The Bugle Sounds
Recruit (uncredited)
 1941 Rookies on Parade
Soldier (uncredited)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Alan Nixon

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Personal Quote:

[about his acting career] Things went wrong, just put it that way. I'm not bitter. I enjoyed it. I enjoyed the people I met and the fun I had.


According to Laura Wagner in her article on Nixon for the winter 2014/2015 issue of "Films of the Golden Age", Republic Pictures reportedly was interested in making the actor a western star in the early 1940s. Unfortunately, Nixon was drafted into the US Army and it never happened. See more »

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