John Dehner

Actor, Animator, Disc jockey
Tall, distinguished-looking character player usually cast as villains or humorless authority figures. Dehner began his career as an animation assistant at Walt Disney Studios, worked as an Army publicist during WWII ... Read more »
Born: 11/23/1915 in Staten Island, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (90)

Creator 1985 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Jagged Edge 1985 (Movie)

Judge Carrigan (Actor)

Bare Essence 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Right Stuff 1983 (Movie)

Henry Luce (Actor)

The Winds of War 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Airplane II: the Sequel 1982 (Movie)

Commissioner (Actor)

Enos 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Young Maverick 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

How the West Was Won 1976 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Hawaii 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Boys From Brazil 1978 (Movie)

Henry Wheelock (Actor)

Fun With Dick and Jane 1977 (Movie)

Jane's Father (Actor)

The Lincoln Conspiracy 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

Guardian of the Wilderness 1975 (Movie)

John Muir (Actor)

The Killer Inside Me 1975 (Movie)

Bob Maples (Actor)

Honky Tonk 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The New Temperatures Rising Show 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Day of the Dolphin 1973 (Movie)

Wallingford (Actor)

The Doris Day Show 1968 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Slaughterhouse-Five 1972 (Movie)

Rumford (Actor)

My Wives Jane 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Support Your Local Gunfighter 1971 (Movie)

Colonel Adams (Actor)

The Bill Cosby Special, Or? 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Don Knotts Show 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Dirty Dingus Magee 1970 (Movie)

Brig. Gen. George (Actor)

Quarantined 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cheyenne Social Club 1970 (Movie)

Clay Carroll (Actor)

Stiletto 1969 (Movie)

District Attorney Simpson (Actor)

Tiger By the Tail 1969 (Movie)

Chancey Jones (Actor)

The Lucille Ball Comedy Hour 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

Winchester '73 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

Morning Star 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hallelujah Trail 1964 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Youngblood Hawke 1963 (Movie)

Scotty Hawke (Actor)

Critic's Choice 1962 (Movie)

S P Champlain (Actor)

The Roaring Twenties 1960 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

The Chapman Report 1961 (Movie)

Geoffrey (Actor)

The Rebel 1959 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

Cast a Long Shadow 1958 (Movie)

Chip Donohue (Actor)

Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theater 1954 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

Man of the West 1958 (Movie)

Claude (Actor)

The Betty White Show 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

The Left-Handed Gun 1958 (Movie)

Pat Garrett (Actor)

Timbuktu 1958 (Movie)

Emir (Actor)

The Girl in Black Stockings 1957 (Movie)

Sheriff Holmes (Actor)

The Iron Sheriff 1957 (Movie)

Pollock (Actor)

Trooper Hook 1957 (Movie)

Fred Sutliff (Actor)

A Day of Fury 1956 (Movie)

Preacher Jason (Actor)

Carousel 1956 (Movie)

Mr Bascombe (Actor)

Frontier 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

Tension at Table Rock 1956 (Movie)

Hampton (Actor)

The Fastest Gun Alive 1956 (Movie)

Taylor Swope (Actor)

Tall Man Riding 1955 (Movie)

Ames Luddington (Actor)

The King's Thief 1955 (Movie)

Captain Herrick (Actor)

The Prodigal 1955 (Movie)

Joram (Actor)

The Scarlet Coat 1955 (Movie)

Nathaniel Greene (Actor)

Top Gun 1955 (Movie)

Tom Quentin (Actor)

Apache 1954 (Movie)

Weddle (Actor)

The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters 1954 (Movie)

Derek (Actor)

Man on a Tightrope 1953 (Movie)

The Chief (Actor)

Scaramouche 1952 (Movie)

(Actor)

China Corsair 1951 (Movie)

(Actor)

Al Jennings of Oklahoma (Movie)

Tom Marsden (Actor)

Apache Territory (Movie)

Grant Kimbrough (Actor)

Bare Essence (TV Show)

Actor

Blonde Savage (Movie)

Joe Comstock (Actor)

California Gold Rush (TV Show)

Actor

Captive Girl (Movie)

Hakim (Actor)

Danger in Paradise (TV Show)

Actor

Desert Passage (Movie)

Bronson (Actor)

Dream Girl (Movie)

Radio announcer (Actor)

Golden Earrings (Movie)

S.S. Man (Actor)

Harem Girl (Movie)

Khalil (Actor)

Help Wanted: Kids (TV Show)

Actor

Honky Tonk (Movie)

(Actor)

Lorna Doone (Movie)

Baron de Wichehalse (Actor)

Rogues of Sherwood Forest (Movie)

Sir Baldric (Actor)

Something For a Lonely Man (TV Show)

Actor

State Fair (Movie)

Announcer (Actor)

The Big Ripoff (TV Show)

Actor

The Catman of Paris (Movie)

Georges (Actor)

The Corn Is Green (Movie)

Welshman (Actor)

The Missiles of October (TV Show)

Actor

The Plymouth Adventure (Movie)

Gilbert Winslow (Actor)

The Reluctant Dragon (Movie)

(Actor)

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

Tulsa (Movie)

(Actor)

War and Remembrance (TV Show)

Actor

Winchester '73 (Movie)

High Spade Johnny Dean (Actor)

Biography

Tall, distinguished-looking character player usually cast as villains or humorless authority figures. Dehner began his career as an animation assistant at Walt Disney Studios, worked as an Army publicist during WWII and, as a Los Angeles radio news reporter, editor and announcer, netted his station a Peabody Award for his coverage of the first UN conference in San Francisco in the late 1940s. Dehner started acting in films in the mid-1940s, eventually appearing in over 100 features, mostly westerns or action films. As sheriff Pat Garrett, he proved a notable foil to Paul Newman's Billy the Kid in Arthur Penn's "The Left-Handed Gun" (1958).

Relationships

Evelyn Dehner

Wife

EDUCATION

educated in Paris

Milestones

1943

Film acting debut in "Lake Placid Serenade"

New York stage debut, Strindberg's "Bridal Crown"

Stage directing debut, "Alien Summer"

Turned to TV in the 1960s

Returned to USA in the 1930s to work as a stage actor

Lived in Europe for most of his youth

Moved to California and worked briefly as an animator for Walt Disney

Joined Los Angeles radio station KFWB as an announcer, news editor and commentator; helped cover the first UN conference in San Francisco; the coverage won the station a Peabody Award

Became radio actor in the late 1940s; starred in series "Frontier Gentleman" and "Have Gun Will Travel" and was featured for nine years in "Gunsmoke"

Became a publicist for the US Army during WWI

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