Johnny Crawford began acting at the tender age of six. Crawford had an early acting career in film, appearing in such titles as "Village of the Giants" (1965) with Tommy Kirk, the John Wayne dramatic adaptation "El Dorado" (1966) and "The Naked Ape" (1973). He also appeared in "The Inbreaker" (1974). He worked in series television while getting his start in acting, including a part on "The Mickey Mouse Club" (ABC, 1955-59). Crawford was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor (Continuing Character) In a Primetime Emmy Award for "The Rifleman" in 1959. His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like the action picture "Dynamite Woman" (1976) with Claudia Jennings, the Peter Fonda action film "Outlaw Blues" (1977) and "Dreamer" (1978) with Tim Matheson. Crawford continued to exercise his talent in the nineties and the early 2000s, taking on a mix of projects like "The Thirteenth Floor" (1999), "Welcome to Collinwood" (2002) and "Hellboy" (2004) starring Ron Perlman. His credits also expanded to "Pioneers of Television" (PBS, 2007-2015). Crawford most recently worked on the dramatic adaptation "Philomena" (2013) with Judi Dench.