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John Hoyt

Highest Rated: 100% Lustre (2005)

Lowest Rated: 0% Two on a Guillotine (1965)

Birthday: Oct 5, 1905

Birthplace: Not Available

Yale grad John Hoyt had been a history instructor, acting teacher and nightclub comedian before linking up with Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre in 1937. He remained with Welles until he joined the Army in 1945. After the war, the grey-haired, deadly-eyed Hoyt built up a screen reputation as one of most hissable "heavies" around, notably as the notorious political weathervane Talleyrand in Desiree (1954). He was a bit kinder onscreen as the Prophet Elijah in Sins of Jezebel. Nearly always associated with mainstream films, Hoyt surprised many of his professional friends when he agreed to co-star in the softcore porn spoof Flesh Gordon; those closest to him, however, knew that Hoyt had been a bit of a Bohemian all his life, especially during his frequent nudist colony vacations. TV fans of the '80s generation will remember John Hoyt as Grandpa Stanley Kanisky on the TV sitcom Gimme a Break; those with longer memories might recall that Hoyt played the doctor who told Ben Gazzara that he had only two years to live on the pilot for the 1960s TV series Run For Your Life. Hoyt also holds a footnote in Star Trek history playing the doctor in the first pilot episode, "The Cage."

Highest Rated Movies



73% Mulberry Street Big Vic 2007
100% Lustre Actor 2005
19% Wannabes Eddie 2000
79% The Funeral Big John 1996
52% Die Hard: With a Vengeance Federal Reserve Guard No. 1 1995
46% The Basketball Diaries Billy the Bartender 1995
81% Carlito's Way Club Bouncer 1993
83% Desperately Seeking Susan Space Commander $27.5M 1985
No Score Yet Forty Days of Musa Dagh Actor 1983
No Score Yet In Search of Historic Jesus Synagogue Man #1 1979
No Score Yet The Winds Of Kitty Hawk Professor Samuel Langley 1978
No Score Yet A Great Ride Actor 1978
67% Flesh Gordon Professor Gordon 1974
No Score Yet Panic in the City Dr. Milton Becker 1968
No Score Yet Winchester '73 Sunrider 1967
No Score Yet Duel at Diablo Chata 1966
No Score Yet Fame Is the Name of the Game Larkin 1966
No Score Yet Gunpoint Mayor Osborne 1966
No Score Yet Operation CIA Wells 1965
0% Two on a Guillotine Carl Vickers 1965
No Score Yet The Time Travelers (Depths of the Unknown) Dr. Varno 1964
88% 'X'---The Man With the X-Ray Eyes Dr. Willard Benson 1963
61% Cleopatra Cassius 1963
95% Spartacus Caius 1960
40% Never So Few Col. Reed 1960
No Score Yet Curse of the Undead Dr. John Carter 1959
No Score Yet Attack of the Puppet People Mr. Franz 1958
No Score Yet Baby Face Nelson Samuel F. Parker 1957
No Score Yet Death of a Scoundrel Mr. O'Hara 1956
No Score Yet Mohawk Butler 1956
No Score Yet The Conqueror Shaman 1956
No Score Yet Forever, Darling Bill Finlay 1956
No Score Yet Wetbacks Steve Bodine 1956
No Score Yet The Come On Harold King, alias Harley Kendrick 1956
No Score Yet Trial Ralph Castillo 1955
No Score Yet The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing William Travers Jerome 1955
76% Blackboard Jungle Mr. Warneke 1955
92% The Big Combo Dreyer 1955
69% Moonfleet Magistrate Maskew 1955
No Score Yet The Purple Mask Rochet 1955
No Score Yet Desiree Talleyrand 1954
67% The Student Prince Prime Minister 1954
No Score Yet Casanova's Big Night Maggiorin 1954
No Score Yet Sins of Jezebel Elijah 1954
95% Julius Caesar Decius Brutus 1953
43% Androcles and the Lion Cato 1953
No Score Yet The Black Castle Herr Stricken 1952
No Score Yet Loan Shark Phillips 1952
71% The Desert Fox Keitel 1951
No Score Yet Lost Continent Michael Rostov 1951
78% When Worlds Collide Sydney Stanton 1951
No Score Yet Inside straight Flutey Johnson 1951
No Score Yet New Mexico Sgt. Harrison 1951
No Score Yet The Lawless Ed Ferguson 1950
No Score Yet The Company She Keeps Judge Kendall 1950
No Score Yet The Bribe Gibbs 1949
No Score Yet The Great Dan Patch Ben Lathrop 1949
No Score Yet Trapped Agent John Downey 1949
No Score Yet The Lady Gambles Dr. Rojac 1949
No Score Yet Winter Meeting Stacy Grant 1948
No Score Yet To the Ends of the Earth George C. Shannon 1948
No Score Yet Sealed Verdict Gen. Otto Steigmann 1948
No Score Yet The Unfaithful Detective-Lieutenant Reynolds 1947
71% My Favorite Brunette Dr. Lundau 1947
91% Brute Force Spencer 1947
No Score Yet O.S.S. Col. Meister 1946


33% Battlestar Galactica
Sire Domra 1979
No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes
Gen. Bruner Field Marshal Von Galter Wexler Bruner Col. Braun Von Leiter General von Behler 1971
No Score Yet Ironside
Malcolm Henderson 1967
No Score Yet The Monkees
80% Star Trek
Dr. Phillip Boyce 1966
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
Hollis 1965
83% The Munsters
George Bernie 1965
No Score Yet Bonanza
Major Judge 1965
91% The Outer Limits (1963)
No Score Yet Perry Mason
Thomas Webber Harrison William Harper Caine Norland Reynolds 1964
No Score Yet Maverick
George Cushman Gen. Bassington 1961
80% The Twilight Zone
Dr. Loren Ross 1961
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Rev. White Count Martoni Count Mattoni 1961
No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver
Salesman Dr. Compton Mr. Franklin 1960
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Propter Jeff 1960
No Score Yet Zorro
Yorba 1959


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