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John Hoyt

Highest Rated:   100% Lustre (2005)
Lowest Rated:   19% Wannabes (2000)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
70% Mulberry Street
  • Big Vic
2007
100% Lustre
  • Actor
2005
19% Wannabes
  • Eddie
2000
79% The Funeral
  • Big John
1996
51% Die Hard: With a Vengeance
  • Federal Reserve Guard No. 1
1995
46% The Basketball Diaries
  • Billy the Bartender
1995
80% Carlito's Way
  • Club Bouncer
1993
88% Desperately Seeking Susan
  • Space Commander
$27.4M 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 Operation CIA
  • Wells
1965
No Score Yet Two on a Guillotine
  • Carl Vickers
1965
No Score Yet The Time Travelers (Depths of the Unknown)
  • Dr. Varno
1964
87% 'X'---The Man With the X-Ray Eyes
  • Dr. Willard Benson
1963
56% Cleopatra
  • Cassius
1963
96% Spartacus
  • Caius
1960
No Score Yet 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
75% Moonfleet
  • Magistrate Maskew
1955
No Score Yet The Purple Mask
  • Rochet
1955
No Score Yet Desiree
  • Talleyrand
1954
60% 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
40% 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
77% 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 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Star Trek
1966-1969
  • Dr. Phillip Boyce
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Dr. Loren Ross
  • 1961
  • 1960
  • 1959

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