John Ireland

Birthday: Jan 30, 1914
Birthplace: Not Available
Born in Canada, he was brought up in New York City. For a while he was a professional swimmer in a water carnival. He became a stage actor, appearing in many productions in stock and on Broadway; he often appeared in Shakespeare. In the mid '40s he began working in films, at first in lead roles that tended to be introspective; as time went by, he was cast in secondary roles, often as a pessimistic bad guy. For his work in All the King's Men (1949) he received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination. In the '60s his career began to dry up, and he appeared in many low-budget Italian films; however, he stayed busy as a screen actor into the '80s, often appearing in action or horror films. He co-directed and co-produced the film Outlaw Territory (1953). From 1949-56 he was married to actress Joanne Dru.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Femmine Insaziabili Actor 2012
No Score Yet Johnny Morran Screenwriter Director 2005
No Score Yet Lies and Deception Screenwriter 2004
80% Railroaded Duke Martin 2003
No Score Yet House of the Seven Corpses Eric Hartman 2000
No Score Yet Hammer Down Actor 1992
20% Waxwork II: Lost in Time King Arthur 1991
No Score Yet White Light Butler at Ramon's 1990
No Score Yet Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat Jefferson 1990
No Score Yet Graveyard Story Actor 1990
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake Walter 1988
No Score Yet Bonanza: The Next Generation Captain Aaron Cartwright 1988
No Score Yet Messenger of Death Zenas Beecham 1988
No Score Yet Terror Night Lance Hayward 1987
No Score Yet Bloody Movie Actor 1987
No Score Yet Thunder Run George Adams 1986
No Score Yet Flying From the Hawk Actor 1986
No Score Yet Treasure of the Amazon Priest 1985
No Score Yet Martin's Day Brewer 1985
No Score Yet Miami Golem Actor 1985
No Score Yet Ransom Actor 1984
No Score Yet Treasure of the Amazons Actor 1984
29% The Incubus Hank 1982
No Score Yet Guyana: Crime of the Century David Cole 1980
No Score Yet Kavik, the Wolf Dog Actor 1980
No Score Yet Marilyn: The Untold Story John Huston 1980
No Score Yet H.G. Wells' The Shape of Things to Come Senator Smedley 1979
No Score Yet Crossbar Actor 1979
No Score Yet On the Air Live with Captain Midnight Actor 1979
No Score Yet On the Air Live with Captain Midnight Actor 1979
No Score Yet Bordello Actor 1979
No Score Yet Tomorrow Never Comes Captain 1978
No Score Yet Midnight Auto Supply Tony Santore 1978
No Score Yet Kino, the Padre on Horseback Actor 1977
No Score Yet Satan's Cheerleaders The Sheriff 1977
No Score Yet Maniac Chief Haliburton 1977
No Score Yet The Perfect Killer Benny 1977
No Score Yet Taste of Death Actor 1977
No Score Yet Delta Fox Lucas Johnson 1977
40% Salon Kitty (Edited Version) Clift 1976
No Score Yet The Swiss Conspiracy Dwight McGowan 1976
No Score Yet We Are No Angels (Noi Non Siamo Angeli) Mr. Shark 1975
84% Farewell, My Lovely Lieutenant Nulty 1975
No Score Yet Welcome to Arrow Beach (Tender Flesh) (Cold Storage) Sheriff H. "Duke" Bingham 1974
No Score Yet Northeast of Seoul Actor 1972
No Score Yet Escape to the Sun Jacob Kagan 1972
No Score Yet The Mad Butcher Actor 1971
No Score Yet Bloody Che Contra Actor 1971
No Score Yet Dirty Heroes (Dalle Ardenne all'inferno) Capitano O'Conner 1970
No Score Yet The Adventurers Mr. Hadley 1970
No Score Yet I diavoli della guerra Actor 1969
No Score Yet Perversion Story (Una sull'altra) (One on Top of the Other) Detective 1969
No Score Yet Villa Rides Dave 1968
No Score Yet Corri, uomo, corri (Run, Man, Run) Santillana 1968
No Score Yet T'ammazzo! - Raccomandati a Dio (Dead for a Dollar) (I'll Kill You, and Recommend You to God) Actor 1968
No Score Yet Bloody Che Contra Actor 1968
No Score Yet Gatling Gun Tapas 1968
No Score Yet El Sabor Del Odio Actor 1968
No Score Yet Fort Utah Tom Horn 1967
No Score Yet Arizona Bushwhackers Dan Shelby 1967
No Score Yet Hate For Hate (Odio per odio) Actor 1967
No Score Yet I Saw What You Did Steve Marak 1965
No Score Yet Day of the Nightmare Actor 1965
100% The Fall of the Roman Empire Ballomar 1964
No Score Yet The Ceremony Prison Warden 1963
57% Fifty Five Days at Peking Sergeant Harry 1963
50% Wild in the Country Phil Macy 1961
96% Spartacus Crixus 1960
No Score Yet Black Tide Griff Parker 1958
80% Party Girl Louis 'Lucky Louie' Canetto 1958
No Score Yet No Place to Land Jonas Bailey 1958
82% Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Johnny Ringo 1957
No Score Yet Gunslinger Cane Miro 1956
No Score Yet Queen Bee Judson Prentiss 1955
No Score Yet Glass Tomb Pel 1955
No Score Yet Hell's Horizon Capt. John Merrill 1955
No Score Yet The Good Die Young Eddie 1954
No Score Yet Southwest Passage Clint McDonald 1954
No Score Yet The Fast and the Furious Director 1954
No Score Yet The 49th Man Investigator John Williams 1953
No Score Yet The Bushwhackers Actor 1952
No Score Yet Hurricane Smith Smith 1952
No Score Yet The Bushwackers Jefferson Waring 1952
No Score Yet Red Mountain Gen. William Quantrill 1951
No Score Yet The Scarf John Barrington 1951
No Score Yet Vengeance Valley Hub Fasken 1951
No Score Yet Little Big Horn Lt. John Haywood 1951
No Score Yet The Basketball Fix Pete Ferreday 1951
No Score Yet The Return of Jesse James Johnny Callum 1950
97% All the King's Men Jack Burden 1949
No Score Yet Mr. Soft Touch "Early" Byrd 1949
No Score Yet The Doolins of Oklahoma Bitter Creek 1949
No Score Yet Roughshod Lednov 1949
No Score Yet The Undercover Man Narrator 1949
78% I Shot Jesse James Bob Ford 1949
100% Joan of Arc St. Severe 1948
100% Raw Deal Fantail 1948
No Score Yet Open Secret Paul Lester 1948
100% Red River Cherry Valance 1948
No Score Yet A Southern Yankee Capt. Jed Calbern 1948
No Score Yet The Gangster Karty 1947
No Score Yet Repeat Performance Narrator 1947
100% My Darling Clementine Billy Clanton 1946
89% Somewhere in the Night Actor 1946
No Score Yet Behind Green Lights Det. Oppenheimer 1946
100% A Walk in the Sun Pfc. Windy Craven 1945

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Sheriff Haines
  • 1991
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Wyndom Jackson
  • 1981
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Sheriff Evers Packard Jerry Driscoll
  • 1981
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Frank Carlin Wendell Loudy
  • 1978
  • 1976
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Parker Jed
  • 1974
  • 1967
  • 1966
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Andrew Metzger
  • 1972
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Marshal Will Rimbau
  • 1967
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Merritt Winch Jed Colby Trask
  • 1965
  • 1962
  • 1960
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
McCabe
  • 1962
No Score Yet Prime Suspect
1991-2006
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