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John Anderson

John Robert Anderson (October 20, 1922 – August 7, 1992) A tall, sinewy, austere-looking character actor with silver hair, rugged features and a distinctive voice, John Robert Anderson appeared in hundreds of films and television episodes. Immensely versatile, he was at his best submerging himself in the role of historical figures (he impersonated Abraham Lincoln three times and twice baseball commissioner Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, men whom he strongly resembled). He was a familiar presence in westerns and science-fiction serials, usually as upstanding, dignified and generally benign citizens (a rare exception was his Ebonite interrogator in The Outer Limits (1963) episode "Nightmare"). He had a high opinion of Rod Serling and was proud to be featured in four episodes of The Twilight Zone (1959), most memorably as the tuxedo-clad angel Gabriel in "A Passage for Trumpet" (doing for Jack Klugman what Henry Travers did for James Stewart in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)).


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Born:
Oct 20, 1922 In Clayton, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
58
First Appeared:
In the movie The True Story of Lynn Stuart 1958-03-03
Latest Project:
Movie It Cuts Deep 2020-11-13
Known For
Filmography
Movie It Cuts Deep Nolan 2020-11-13
Movie Ratter Kent 2015-01-24
Movie Come Down Molly 2015-04-16
Movie Let's Not Panic Dr. Randan 2015-04-17
Movie Preoccupied Christian 2014-05-31
Movie The Lancaster at War Blenheim Radar Operator 2009-07-25
Movie Life After People Himself 2008-01-21
Movie Jailbait! Reporter #3 2000-04-16
Movie Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone Virgil Earp (flashback sequence) (archive footage) 1994-07-01
Movie Bed of Lies Price Daniel, Sr. 1992-01-20
Movie In Broad Daylight Wes Westerman 1991-02-03
Movie Babe Ruth Judge Landis 1991-10-01
Movie Daddy George Watson 1991-10-23
Movie Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal George Dutton 1989-02-05
Movie Eight Men Out Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis 1988-09-02
Movie American Harvest Judge Meriweather 1987-01-16
Movie Scorpion Noel G. Koch 1986-12-01
Series North and South William Hazard 1985-11-03
Movie Sins of the Past Rev. Donald Randolph 1984-04-02
Movie Lone Wolf McQuade Burnside 1983-04-15
Movie Missing Children: A Mother's Story Stanley Willard 1982-12-01
Movie Smokey and the Bandit II Governor 1980-08-15
Movie Out of the Blue T.V. Interviewer 1980-05-01
Series Backstairs at the White House Pres. Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1979-01-29
Movie In Search of Historic Jesus Caiaphas 1979-08-01
Movie Donner Pass: The Road to Survival 1978-10-24
Movie The Deerslayer Hutter 1978-12-18
Movie The Lincoln Conspiracy Abraham Lincoln 1977-10-01
Movie The Last Hurrah Amos Force 1977-11-16
Movie Bridger President Andrew Jackson 1976-09-10
Movie Smile Jenny, You're Dead Col. John Lockport 1974-02-03
Movie The Dove Mike Turk 1974-06-16
Movie Call to Danger 1973-02-27
Movie Executive Action Halliday 1973-11-07
Movie Counselor at Crime Don Vito Albanese 1973-08-30
Movie The Stepmother Inspector Darnezi 1972-10-26
Movie Man and Boy Stretch 1971-06-23
Movie Cotton Comes to Harlem Capt. Bryce 1970-05-27
Movie The Andersonville Trial Ambrose Spencer 1970-05-17
Movie Soldier Blue Col. Iverson 1970-08-12
Movie Heaven with a Gun Ase Beck 1969-05-20
Movie The Great Bank Robbery Mayor Kincaid 1969-09-10
Movie Day of the Evil Gun Captain Jefferson Addis 1968-03-01
Movie 5 Card Stud Marshal Dana 1968-07-28
Movie A Man Called Gannon Capper 1968-03-08
Movie A Covenant with Death Dietrich 1967-02-15
Movie Welcome to Hard Times Ezra Maple / Isaac Maple 1967-04-30
Movie Scalplock Burton Standish 1966-04-09
Movie Namu, the Killer Whale Joe Clausen 1966-08-01
Movie The Satan Bug Agent Reagan 1965-03-26
Movie The Hallelujah Trail Sgt. Buell 1965-06-23
Movie For the Love of Willadean Farmer Wills 1964-03-08
Movie Walk on the Wild Side Preacher 1962-03-20
Movie Geronimo Jeremiah Burns 1962-04-27
Movie Ride the High Country Elder Hammond 1962-06-20
Movie Psycho California Charlie (uncredited) 1960-06-22
Movie Last Train from Gun Hill Salesman 1959-07-29
Movie The True Story of Lynn Stuart Doc (uncredited) 1958-03-03