John Philip Law

Actor
Strapping (6' 4"), blond John Phillip Law is perhaps best recalled for his turn as the blind angel in "Barbarella" (1967) and in the title role of a ruthlessly amoral showbiz executive in "The Love Machine" (1971). The ... Read more »
Born: 09/06/1937 in Hollywood, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (42)

A Case of Honor 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

I tre volti del terrore 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

CQ 2002 (Movie)

Chairman (Actor)

Miner's Massacre 2002 (Movie)

Sheriff Murphy (Actor)

Citizens of Perpetual Indulgence 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hindsight 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shining Blood 1993 (Movie)

Heep (Actor)

Angel Eyes 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

Alienator 1989 (Movie)

Ward (Actor)

Bloodsport 1988 (Movie)

Luu (Actor)

Space Mutiny 1988 (Movie)

Kalgan (Actor)

The Last Movie 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Johann Strauss: le roi sans couronne 1987 (Movie)

Maximilian Steiner--Stage Manager (Actor)

Moon in Scorpio 1987 (Movie)

Allen (Actor)

Combat Force 1986 (Movie)

Frank Morris (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1986 (Tv Show)

Actor

Night Train to Terror 1984 (Movie)

Harry Billings (Actor)

Rainy Day Friends 1984 (Movie)

Stephen Kendricks (Actor)

American Commandos 1983 (Movie)

Kelly (Actor)

No Time to Die 1983 (Movie)

Ted Barner (Actor)

Attack Force Z 1982 (Movie)

Lieutenant Jan Vietch (Actor)

Tin Man 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tarzan, The Ape Man 1981 (Movie)

Holt (Actor)

The Cassandra Crossing 1976 (Movie)

Major Stack (Actor)

Open Season 1973 (Movie)

Greg (Actor)

Polvere di Stelle 1972 (Movie)

Sailor (Actor)

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad 1972 (Movie)

Sinbad (Actor)

The Hawaiians 1970 (Movie)

Noel Hoxworth (Actor)

The Love Machine 1970 (Movie)

Robin Stone (Actor)

Von Richthofen and Brown 1970 (Movie)

Baron Von Richthofen (Actor)

Barbarella 1968 (Movie)

Pygar (Actor)

Diabolik 1968 (Movie)

Diabolik (Actor)

Skidoo 1968 (Movie)

Stash (Actor)

The Sergeant 1968 (Movie)

Private 1st Class Swanson (Actor)

Hurry Sundown 1967 (Movie)

Rad McDowell (Actor)

Death Rides a Horse 1966 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

Tre Notti d'Amore 1964 (Movie)

Fra Felice (Actor)

My Magic Dog (TV Show)

Actor

Ray of Sunshine (Movie)

(Actor)

The Best Place to Be (TV Show)

Actor

The Spiral Staircase (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Miner's Massacre 2002 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Biography

Strapping (6' 4"), blond John Phillip Law is perhaps best recalled for his turn as the blind angel in "Barbarella" (1967) and in the title role of a ruthlessly amoral showbiz executive in "The Love Machine" (1971). The Hollywood native, however, actually began his career as a teenaged extra in such films as "The Magnificent Yankee" and "Annie Get Your Gun" (both 1950). After a stint working on stage with Elia Kazan at the Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre in the early 1960s, he broke into films. Law's first notable American feature was the Cold War comedy "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming!" (1966). He also earned attention co-starring with Rod Steiger in "The Sergeant" (1968), playing an army recruit who catches the attention of a homosexual officer. After the critical drubbing of "The Love Machine", Law divided his time between Europe and the USA, appearing in over 40 films, including "The Golden Voyage of Sinbad" (1973), "Attack Force Z" (1981) and "Alienator" (1990).

Relationships

Dawn Law

Daughter
born in April 1974

Thomas Law

Brother
born in 1940

Shawn Ryan

Wife
divorced

Phyllis Sallee

Mother

EDUCATION

California State University, Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
did not graduate

The Neigborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre

New York , New York

Hollywood High School

Hollywood , California

University of Hawaii

Honolulu , Hawaii
did not graduate

Milestones

1989

Appeared briefly on the CBS soap opera "The Young and the Restless"

1979

Co-starred with Donna Reed in the NBC miniseries "The Best Place To Be"

1973

Played title role in "The Golden Voyag of Sinbad"

1970

Had title role in "The Love Machine"

1967

Co-starred in "Barbarella"

1966

Breakthrough role in "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming!"

1965

Film debut, "Alta Infidelta/High Infidelity"

1963

Broadway acting debut in "Come on Strong"

Began career as extra in Hollywood films like "The Magnificent Yankee" (1950) and "Annie Get Your Gun" (1950)

Acted with the Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center in "After the Fall" (1963) and "The Changeling" (1964)

Bonus Trivia

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Law has a hompage on the World Wide Web located at www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Lot/4602

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