Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler

Highest Rated: 89% Broken Arrow (1950)

Lowest Rated: 33% Johnny O'Clock (1947)

Birthday: Dec 15, 1918

Birthplace: Not Available

Born in Brooklyn, Jeff Chandler attended that borough's Erasmus High School, the spawning ground of many top stage and film personalities. He spent two years in summer stock before serving in World War II. After the war, he became a busy radio actor, co-starring as the clueless Professor Boynton on the popular Eve Arden sitcom Our Miss Brooks. His first film appearance was a one-line bit in Columbia's Johnny O'Clock (1947). He made a better impression as an Israeli freedom fighter in Universal's Sword in the Desert (1948)--so much so that the studio's executives ordered that Chandler's role be expanded during filming. In 1950, Chandler made the first of three screen appearances as sagacious Apache chief Cochise in Broken Arrow. Though he worried that he'd be typecast in Native American parts, Chandler became a top leading man of the 1950s, his sex appeal curiously heightened by his prematurely gray hair. Shortly after completing his role in Merrill's Marauders (1962), Jeff Chandler died at age 42, the victim of blood poisoning following spinal surgery.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Thunder In The Sun Actor 2012
No Score Yet Camp Hell (Camp Hope) Executive Producer 2010
No Score Yet Merril's Marauders Frank D. Merrill 1962
No Score Yet Return to Peyton Place Lewis Jackman 1961
No Score Yet The Plunderers Sam Christy 1960
No Score Yet Ten Seconds to Hell Karl Wirtz 1959
No Score Yet The Jayhawkers Luke Darcy 1959
No Score Yet Man in the Shadow Sheriff Ben Sadler 1957
No Score Yet Drango Major Clint Drango 1957
No Score Yet Jeanne Eagels Sal Satori 1957
No Score Yet The Tattered Dress James Gordon Blane 1957
No Score Yet Pillars of the Sky 1st Sgt. Emmett Bell 1956
No Score Yet Away All Boats Capt. Jebediah S. Hawks 1956
No Score Yet The Toy Tiger Rick Todd 1956
No Score Yet The Spoilers Roy Glennister 1955
No Score Yet Female on the Beach Drummond Hall 1955
No Score Yet Allen in Movieland Actor 1955
No Score Yet Foxfire Jonathan Dartland 1955
43% Sign of the Pagan Marcian 1954
No Score Yet Taza, Son of Cochise Cochise 1954
No Score Yet War Arrow Maj. Howell Brady 1953
No Score Yet The Great Sioux Uprising Jonathan Westgate 1953
No Score Yet Red Ball Express Lt. Chick Campbell 1952
No Score Yet The Battle at Apache Pass Cochise 1952
No Score Yet Yankee Buccaneer Actor 1952
No Score Yet Double Crossbones Narrator 1951
No Score Yet Flame of Araby Tamerlane 1951
No Score Yet Bird of Paradise Tenga 1951
No Score Yet Deported Vic Smith 1950
No Score Yet Two Flags West Maj. Henry Kenniston 1950
89% Broken Arrow Cochise 1950
No Score Yet Abandoned Chief McRae 1949
No Score Yet Sword in the Desert Kurta 1949
No Score Yet Roses Are Red John Jones aka The Knuckle 1947
33% Johnny O'Clock Turk 1947
No Score Yet Invisible Wall Al Conway 1947


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