John Agar (1921–2002)

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John Agar was born in Chicago, the eldest of four children. In World War II, Sgt. John Agar was a United States Army Air Force physical instructor. His 1945 marriage at the Wilshire Memorial Church to "America's Sweetheart" Shirley Temple put him in the public eye for the first time, and a movie contract with independent producer David O. Selznick ... See full bio »

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Known For

Fort Apache 2nd Lt. Michael Shannon O'Rourke
The Mole People Dr. Roger Bentley
Sands of Iwo Jima Pfc. Peter Conway
Invisible Invaders Maj. Bruce Jay


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 2005 The Naked Monster
Dr. Clete Ferguson
 2001 The Vampire Hunters Club (Video short)
 1996 The Pandora Directive (Video Game)
Thomas Malloy
 1993 Body Bags (TV Movie)
Dr. Lang (segment "Eye")
 1992 Invasion of Privacy (Video)
Old Convict
 1991 The Perfect Bride (TV Movie)
 1990 Fear
Leonard Scott Levy
 1990 Nightbreed
Decker's Victim
 1988 Miracle Mile
Ivan Peters
 1988 Perfect Victims
Neighbor walking his dog
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Pop (segment "A Day in Beaumont")
- A Day in Beaumont/The Last Defender of Camelot (1986) ... Pop (segment "A Day in Beaumont")
 1984 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Morton Clay
- The Return of the Masked Rider (1984) ... Morton Clay
 1982 Divided We Fall (Short)
Yankee Officer
 1978 Mr. No Legs
Police Capt. Hathaway
 1976 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Col. Blaylock
- Target: Angels (1976) ... Col. Blaylock
 1976 King Kong
City Official
 1976 Police Story (TV Series)
- The Long Ball (1976) ... Hammack
 1974 Chase (TV Series)
- Remote Control (1974)
 1971 The Smith Family (TV Series)
Jim Thorne
- Taste of Fear (1971) ... Jim Thorne
 1971 How's Your Love Life?
Police Lt. Rafferty
 1971 Big Jake
Bert Ryan
 1970 Chisum
Amos Patton
 1969 The Undefeated
 1969 Hell Raiders (TV Movie)
Maj. Ronald Paxton
 1964-1968 The Virginian (TV Series)
Joe Williams / Tom Anders
- The Mustangers (1968) ... Joe Williams
- Another's Footsteps (1964) ... Tom Anders
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Bert Walker
- Nightmare (1968) ... Bert Walker
 1968 Curse of the Swamp Creature (TV Movie)
Barry Rogers
 1967 Zontar: The Thing from Venus (TV Movie)
Dr. Curt Taylor
 1967 Night Fright
Sheriff Clint Crawford
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Frank James
- Hondo and the Judas (1967) ... Frank James
 1967 The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Dion O'Bannion
 1967 Family Affair (TV Series)
 1966 Waco
George Gates
 1966 Women of the Prehistoric Planet
Dr. Farrell
 1966 Johnny Reno
Ed Tomkins
 1966 Combat! (TV Series)
Capt. Thorpe
- The Mockingbird (1966) ... Capt. Thorpe
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
The Sheriff
- $10,000 for Durango (1965) ... The Sheriff
 1964 Young Fury
 1964 Stage to Thunder Rock
Dan Carrouthers
 1964 Law of the Lawless
Pete Stone
 1963 Of Love and Desire
Gus Cole
 1963 The Young and the Brave
Intelligence Captain
 1963 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Dr. Charles Edwards
- Pioneer Doctor (1963) ... Dr. Charles Edwards
 1962 Lawman (TV Series)
Jim Martin
- The Witness (1962) ... Jim Martin
 1962 Hand of Death
Alex Marsh
 1962 Journey to the Seventh Planet
Capt. Don Graham
 1961 Ripcord (TV Series)
Warrant Officer Frank Pierson
- Chuting Stars (1961) ... Warrant Officer Frank Pierson
 1961 Fall Girl
Joe McElroy
 1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Sam Phelps
- Farmer with a Badge (1961) ... Sam Phelps
 1961 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
Lt. Larry Bronsford
- Band of Brothers (1961) ... Lt. Larry Bronsford
 1959-1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
Mike Anderson / Lon Grant
- Incident of the Slavemaster (1960) ... Mike Anderson
- Incident at the Buffalo Smokehouse (1959) ... Lon Grant
 1960 Raymie
 1960 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Danny Flynn
- Four Little Indians (1960) ... Danny Flynn
 1959 Destination Space (TV Movie)
Col. Matthews
 1959 Invisible Invaders
Maj. Bruce Jay
 1959 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Kenneth Baxter
- The Case of the Caretaker's Cat (1959) ... Kenneth Baxter (as John G. Agar)
 1958 Frontier Gun
Sheriff Jim Crayle
 1958 Flight (TV Series)
 1958 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Lt Arnold Van Dyke
- Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend (1958) ... Lt Arnold Van Dyke
 1958 Attack of the Puppet People
Bob Westley
 1958 Jet Attack
Capt. Tom Arnett
 1958 The Day of the Trumpet
Sgt. Judd Norcutt
 1957 Ride a Violent Mile
Jeff Donner
 1954-1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Marvin Potter
- Thousand Dollar Gun (1957) ... Marvin Potter
- Desert Crossing (1954)
 1957 The Brain from Planet Arous
Steve March
 1957 Daughter of Dr. Jekyll
George Hastings
 1957 Joe Butterfly
Sergeant Dick Mason
 1956 The Mole People
Dr. Roger Bentley
 1956 Flesh and the Spur
Luke Random / Matt Random
 1956 Star in the Dust
Sheriff Bill Jorden
 1955 Hold Back Tomorrow
Joe Cardos
 1955 Tarantula
Dr. Matt Hastings
 1955 The Lonesome Trail
Johnny Rush
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Larry Dorrant
- The First and the Last (1955) ... Larry Dorrant
 1955 Revenge of the Creature
Prof. Clete Ferguson
 1954 The Golden Mistress
Bill Buchanan
 1954 Shield for Murder
Mark Brewster
 1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Otis Tack
- Little War at San Dede (1954) ... Otis Tack
 1954 The Rocket Man
Tom Baxter
 1952-1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
John Cushing
- The Farnsworth Case (1954) ... John Cushing
- Next to Crash (1952)
 1954 Bait
Ray Brighton
 1953 Man of Conflict
Ray Compton
 1953 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
- Earthquake (1953) ... Lloyd
 1953 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
Alan Liveright
- Desert Honeymoon (1952) ... Alan Liveright
 1952 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
- Delaying Action (1952)
 1952 Woman of the North Country
David Powell
 1951 The Magic Carpet
Abdullah al Husan / Dr. Ramoth / The Scarlet Falcon
 1951 Along the Great Divide
Billy Shear
 1950 Breakthrough
Lt. Joe Mallory
 1949 Sands of Iwo Jima
Pfc. Peter Conway
 1949 The Woman on Pier 13
Don Lowry
 1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Lt. Flint Cohill
 1949 Adventure in Baltimore
Tom Wade
 1948 Fort Apache
2nd Lt. Michael Shannon O'Rourke
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Personal Details

Other Works:

On radio, appeared in NBC University Theater's adaptation of Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage airing on May 8, 1949.

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

John G. Agar


6' 1" (1.85 m)


Loretta Agar  (her death)  (2 children) | See more »


John Agar, Sr. | Lillian Rogers

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

To me the idea of just working is what's fun, I don't give a doggone what kind of part. Walter Huston said it years ago: "I don't care about billing. If the show is good and I'm good in it, people are going to say, 'Who was that?' And if it's not, I don't want 'em to know I was in it!" See more »


His marriage to actress Shirley Temple started his film career in the 1940s. See more »

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