John Dennis

John Dennis possessed a familiar face and a prolific career; he appeared in nearly 175 films and TV series, and played everything from wise bartenders to hardened sheriffs. He landed a major role as a vindictive Army ... Read more »
Born: 05/02/1925

Filmography

Actor (33)

Journeyman 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Raines 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wind on Water 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

In Security 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Love At First Bite 1979 (Movie)

Motorcycle Cop (Actor)

The Seeding of Sarah Burns 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

High Anxiety 1977 (Movie)

1st Orderly (Actor)

Mean Dog Blues 1977 (Movie)

Deputy Sheriff (Actor)

End of the World 1976 (Movie)

Beckerman's Guard (Actor)

Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Garden of the Dead 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes 1972 (Movie)

Policeman (Actor)

The Slams 1972 (Movie)

Sergeant Flood (Actor)

Mister Buddwing 1966 (Movie)

Dice Player (Actor)

Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. 1965 (Movie)

Crew Chief (Actor)

Tickle Me 1964 (Movie)

Adolph (Actor)

36 Hours 1963 (Movie)

MP Guard (Actor)

Quick, Before It Melts 1963 (Movie)

Military Man (Actor)

Convicts Four 1961 (Movie)

(Actor)

Frankenstein - 1970 1958 (Movie)

Morgan Haley (Actor)

Too Much, Too Soon 1958 (Movie)

Walter Gerhardt (Actor)

Violent Road 1958 (Movie)

Pat Farley (Actor)

Conquest of Space 1955 (Movie)

Donkersgoed (Actor)

Pete Kelly's Blues 1955 (Movie)

Bettenhouser (Actor)

Target Zero 1955 (Movie)

Private First Class George (Actor)

The Naked Street 1955 (Movie)

Big Eddie (Actor)

Battle Taxi 1954 (Movie)

Master Sergeant Joe Murdock (Actor)

From Here to Eternity 1953 (Movie)

Sgt Ike Galovitch (Actor)

Dead Men Tell No Tales (TV Show)

Actor

Moviola: This Year's Blonde (TV Show)

Actor

The Bait (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbary Coast (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

John Dennis possessed a familiar face and a prolific career; he appeared in nearly 175 films and TV series, and played everything from wise bartenders to hardened sheriffs. He landed a major role as a vindictive Army sergeant in the 1953 Oscar-winning film "From Here to Eternity" and then worked steadily through the decade in minor films and TV series, most notably appearing as real-life New York gangster Dutch Schultz in the Prohibition crime series "The Lawless Years". Dennis landed a recurring role as a by-the-book police lieutenant on several episodes of the primetime mystery series "Perry Mason", and portrayed lawmen of various rank on shows like the modernized "Dragnet 1967" and the military sitcom "Gomer Pyle, United StatesM.C.". Though his work through the '70s was mainly in TV series like the gritty cop show "Baretta" and the medical drama "Quincy M.E.", Dennis did manage two memorable big-screen roles; he appeared as a straitlaced policeman in "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes", the fourth film in the popular sci-fi series, and portrayed an overworked city employee in the dystopian horror film "Soylent Green".

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