John Saxon

Actor, Model
One of the most dependable and recognizable character actors of the 20th century, John Saxon played intense men of action on both sides of the law in a wide range of films, including "The Appaloosa" (1966), "Enter the ... Read more »
Born: 08/05/1935 in Brooklyn, New York, USA


Actor (110)

Gengis Khan 2014 (Movie)

Chiledu (Actor)

Joseph's Gift 2014 (Movie)


Living in Fear 2014 (Movie)

Rev. Leo Hausman (Actor)

The Last Samurai 2014 (Movie)


Trapped Ashes 2007 (Movie)

Leo (Actor)

Outta Time 2002 (Movie)

Jonas Darbont (Actor)

Sandra Dee 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


Bottom Feeders 1997 (Movie)


From Dusk Till Dawn 1996 (Movie)

FBI Agent Stanley Chase (Actor)

The Party Crashers 1996 (Movie)

Mr Foster (Actor)

In the Heat of the Night 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)


Melrose Place 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)


Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1985, 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1995 (Tv Show)


Beverly Hills Cop III 1994 (Movie)

Orrin Sanderson (Actor)

Jonathan of the Bears 1994 (Movie)

Fred Goodwin (Actor)

Wes Craven's New Nightmare 1994 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Killing Obsession 1993 (Movie)

Dr Sachs (Actor)

No Escape No Return 1993 (Movie)

James Mitchell (Actor)

Blackmail 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)


Frame-Up II: The Cover-Up 1992 (Movie)

Charles Searage (Actor)

Maximum Force 1992 (Movie)

Captain Fuller (Actor)

The Baby Doll Murders 1992 (Movie)


Animal Instincts 1991 (Movie)

Otto Van Horne (Actor)

Hell Master 1991 (Movie)

Professor Saxon (Actor)

Aftershock 1990 (Movie)

Quinn (Actor)

Blood Salvage 1990 (Movie)

Clifford Evans (Actor)

Falcon Crest 1981 - 1990 (TV Show)


The Arrival 1990 (Movie)


Welcome to Spring Break 1990 (Movie)

Strycher (Actor)

Dynasty 1980 - 1989 (TV Show)


My Mom's a Werewolf 1989 (Movie)

Harry Thropen (Actor)

The Final Alliance 1989 (Movie)

Ghost (Actor)

Criminal Act 1988 (Movie)

Herb (Actor)

Death House 1988 (Movie)

Colonel Burgess (Actor)

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part III: Dream Warriors 1987 (Movie)

John Thompson (Actor)

Hands of Steel 1986 (Movie)

Francis Turner (Actor)

Brothers-in-Law 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)


Fever Pitch 1985 (Movie)

Sports Editor (Actor)

Solomon Northrup's Odyssey 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)


A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984 (Movie)

Lieutenant Thompson (Actor)

Prisoners of the Lost Universe 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)


Savage: In the Orient 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)


Golden Gate 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)


The Big Score 1982 (Movie)

Davis (Actor)

Una di Troppo 1982 (Movie)


Wrong Is Right 1982 (Movie)

Homer Hubbard (Actor)

Blood Beach 1981 (Movie)

Police Captain Pearson (Actor)

Sotto gli occhi dell'Assassino 1981 (Movie)

Bulmer (Actor)

Beyond Evil 1980 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

Battle Beyond the Stars 1979 (Movie)

Sador (Actor)

Cannibals in the Streets 1979 (Movie)

Norman Hopper (Actor)

Fast Company 1979 (Movie)

Phil Adamson (Actor)

The Electric Horseman 1979 (Movie)

Hunt Sears (Actor)

Harold Robbins' "79 Park Avenue" 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)


The Bees 1978 (Movie)

John Norman (Actor)

Moonshine County Express 1976 (Movie)

J B Johnson (Actor)

Black Christmas 1975 (Movie)

Lieutenant Fuller (Actor)

Cross Shot 1975 (Movie)

Commissioner Jacovella (Actor)

Crossfire 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)


Napoli violenta 1975 (Movie)

Capuano (Actor)

Strange Shadows in an Empty Room 1975 (Movie)

Sergeant Matthews (Actor)

The Glove 1975 (Movie)

Sam Kellough (Actor)

Linda 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)


Mitchell 1974 (Movie)

Walter Deaney (Actor)

Planet Earth 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)


The Swiss Conspiracy 1974 (Movie)

Robert Hayes (Actor)

Enter the Dragon 1973 (Movie)

Roper (Actor)

Metralleta Stein 1973 (Movie)

Mariano Beltran (Actor)

The Doctors 1969 - 1973 (TV Show)


Joe Kidd 1972 (Movie)

Luis Chama (Actor)

Company of Killers 1969 (Movie)


Death of a Gunfighter 1969 (Movie)

Lou Trinidad (Actor)

For Singles Only 1968 (Movie)

Bret Hendley (Actor)

Winchester '73 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)


Blood Beast From Outer Space 1966 (Movie)

Jack Costain (Actor)

Queen of Blood 1966 (Movie)

Allan (Actor)

The Appaloosa 1966 (Movie)

Chuy Medina (Actor)

The Cavern 1964 (Movie)

Pvt Joe Kramer (Actor)

The Ravagers 1964 (Movie)

Capt Kermit Dowling (Actor)

The Cardinal 1963 (Movie)

Benny Rampell (Actor)

Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation 1961 (Movie)

Byron (Actor)

Posse From Hell 1961 (Movie)

Seymour Kern (Actor)

War Hunt 1961 (Movie)

Pvt Raymond Endore (Actor)

Portrait in Black 1960 (Movie)

Blake Richards (Actor)

The Unforgiven 1960 (Movie)

Johnny Portugal (Actor)

The Plunderers 1959 (Movie)


Summer Love 1958 (Movie)

Jimmy Daley (Actor)

The Big Fisherman 1958 (Movie)

Voldi (Actor)

The Reluctant Debutante 1958 (Movie)

David Parkson (Actor)

The Restless Years 1958 (Movie)

Will Henderson (Actor)

This Happy Feeling 1958 (Movie)

Bill Tremaine (Actor)

Running Wild 1955 (Movie)

Vince Pomeroy (Actor)

It Should Happen to You 1953 (Movie)

Boy Watching Arguement in Park (Actor)

Banacek (TV Show)


Can Ellen Be Saved? (TV Show)


Istanbul Express (TV Show)


Lancelot: Guardian of Time (TV Show)


Once an Eagle (TV Show)


Payoff (TV Show)


Raid on Entebbe (TV Show)


Rooster (TV Show)


Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Show)


Seduced by a Thief (TV Show)


Snatched (TV Show)


Strange New World (TV Show)


The Doomsday Flight (TV Show)


The Immigrants (TV Show)


The Intruders (TV Show)



One of the most dependable and recognizable character actors of the 20th century, John Saxon played intense men of action on both sides of the law in a wide range of films, including "The Appaloosa" (1966), "Enter the Dragon" (1973) and "The Electric Horsemen" (1979). A teen idol in the 1950s, his darkly handsome looks allowed him to tackle a wide variety of ethnic types, from Arab princes in "The Big Fisherman" (1959) to Mexican bandits in Joe Kidd (1972) and Italian mobsters and cops in a long list of gangster films from that country. His team-up with Bruce Lee in "Enter the Dragon" and the proto-slasher "Black Christmas" (1974) gave him cult cache, which led to a second career as a horror star from the 1970s onward, most notably in "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984). Still active in his seventies, Saxon remained an audience favorite for tough guys, bad men and those who generally meant business.


studied acting under Stella Adler



Played recurring role of Adam Waxman on the Fox-TV primetime serial drama, "Melrose Place"


Directed a feature film, "Death House" (in which he also acted)


First TV miniseries, "Once an Eagle"


First non-US feature credit, "Metralleta Stein/Fight to the Death", a Spanish production


First TV-movie, "The Doomsday Flight"


Played first leading roles in features, "The Unguarded Moment" and "Rock, Pretty Baby"


Screen debut "Running Wild"

Played recurring role of Tony Cumson on several seasons of the long-running CBS primetime serial drama, "Falcon Crest"

Played Dr. Ted Stuart on the NBC drama series, "The Doctors"

Played recurring role of Rashid Ashmed on the long-running ABC primetime serial drama, "Dynasty", in the early 1980s


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