John Anderson

Actor
A prolific, versatile, light-haired character actor, Anderson amassed feature credits including "Psycho" (1960, as the smarmy car salesman), Ossie Davis' "Cotton Comes to Harlem" (1970) and John Sayles' "Eight Men Out" ... Read more »
Born: 10/19/1922 in Clayton, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (92)

30 Rock 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1990 - 1992, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Danielle Steel's 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1990 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Perfect Strangers 1990 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Quantum Leap 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Follow Your Heart 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Deadly Innocents 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Eight Men Out 1988 (Movie)

Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis (Actor)

Hardesty House 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Never Too Young to Die 1986 (Movie)

Arliss (Actor)

Regeneration 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Scorpion 1986 (Movie)

Noel Koch (Actor)

Amerasia 1985 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lone Wolf McQuade 1983 (Movie)

Burnside (Actor)

The First Time 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Johnny Cash: Cowboy Heroes 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Out of the Blue 1982 (Movie)

TV Interviewer (Actor)

Checking In 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Zoot Suit 1981 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Smokey and the Bandit II 1980 (Movie)

Governor (Actor)

Backstairs at the White House 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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In Search of Historic Jesus 1979 (Movie)

Caiaphas (Actor)

The Deerslayer 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Last Hurrah 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Rich Man, Poor Man: Book II 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Banjo Hackett: Roamin' Free 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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The Lincoln Conspiracy 1976 (Movie)

Abraham Lincoln (Actor)

Egan 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Heatwave! 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Manhunter 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Smile Jenny, You're Dead 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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The Specialist 1974 (Movie)

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Call to Danger 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Call to Danger 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Executive Action 1973 (Movie)

Hallidav (Actor)

The Dove 1973 (Movie)

Mike Turk (Actor)

Il Consigliori 1972 (Movie)

Vito Albanese (Actor)

Man and Boy 1972 (Movie)

Stretch (Actor)

Molly and Lawless John 1972 (Movie)

Sheriff Parker (Actor)

The Stepmother 1972 (Movie)

Inspector Darnezi (Actor)

Cotton Comes to Harlem 1970 (Movie)

Bryce (Actor)

The Animals 1970 (Movie)

Sheriff Allan Pierce (Actor)

A Man Called Gannon 1969 (Movie)

Capper (Actor)

Heaven With a Gun 1969 (Movie)

Asa Beck (Actor)

Soldier Blue 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Great Bank Robbery 1969 (Movie)

Kincaid (Actor)

Young Billy Young 1969 (Movie)

Frank Boone (Actor)

5 Card Stud 1968 (Movie)

Marshal Dana (Actor)

Day of the Evil Gun 1967 (Movie)

(Actor)

Welcome to Hard Times 1967 (Movie)

Ezra Maple (Actor)

A Covenant With Death 1966 (Movie)

Dietrich (Actor)

Ben Casey 1961 - 1966 (TV Show)

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Namu, the Killer Whale 1966 (Movie)

Joe Clausen (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1963 - 1965 (TV Show)

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The Satan Bug 1965 (Movie)

Reagan (Actor)

The Hallelujah Trail 1964 (Movie)

Sergeant Buell (Actor)

The Rifleman 1958 - 1963 (TV Show)

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Ride the High Country 1962 (Movie)

Elder Hammond (Actor)

Walk on the Wild Side 1962 (Movie)

Preacher (Actor)

Geronimo 1961 (Movie)

Burns (Actor)

Psycho 1960 (Movie)

(Actor)

Last Train From Gun Hill 1958 (Movie)

Salesman at Bar (Actor)

The True Story of Lynn Stuart 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fancy Pants 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

American Harvest (TV Show)

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Babe Ruth (TV Show)

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Bed of Lies (TV Show)

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Bridger (TV Show)

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Brock's Last Case (TV Show)

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Dead Man on the Run (TV Show)

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Death Among Friends (TV Show)

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Dream West (TV Show)

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I-Man (TV Show)

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In Broad Daylight (TV Show)

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In the Company of Spies (TV Show)

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Life After People (TV Show)

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Mayday! Mayday! (TV Show)

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North and South (TV Show)

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Once an Eagle (TV Show)

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Scalplock (TV Show)

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Set This Town on Fire (TV Show)

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Sins of the Past (TV Show)

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Tail Gunner Joe (TV Show)

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The Dark Side of Innocence (TV Show)

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The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

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Biography

A prolific, versatile, light-haired character actor, Anderson amassed feature credits including "Psycho" (1960, as the smarmy car salesman), Ossie Davis' "Cotton Comes to Harlem" (1970) and John Sayles' "Eight Men Out" (1988). His TV credits include over 500 roles, most notably among them a recurring role on "Dallas"; the short lived spin-off "Baby Boom"; and, as the title character's father, "MacGyver".

Relationships

Jeffrey Anderson

Son
survived him

Kelsey Anderson

Son
survived him

EDUCATION

University of Iowa

Iowa City , Iowa

Milestones

1955

Made TV debut in "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp"

1950

Made feature debut in "Fancy Pants"

Began acting career on Mississippi River showboat

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