John Van Dreelen

Highest Rated: 89% Von Ryan's Express (1965)
Lowest Rated: 30% The Formula (1980)
Birthday: May 5, 1922
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
The son of a celebrated Dutch actor and a French countess, John Van Dreelen may have come by his debonair countenance with a bit of help from his continental pedigree. Fluent in several languages, he was reported to have escaped a concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Holland by disguising himself as one of the German officers he would later play so often on both big and small screens. Though he bookended and sprinkled his career with appearances in many European films, Van Dreelen is best remembered as an A-list guest star in dozens of American television shows from the early sixties to the mid-eighties. Never a major player in American theatrical films, he nonetheless scored a few choice roles, including the Danish concert pianist who rescues and woos Lana Turner during an extended sequence in Madame X (1966). Van Dreelen also enjoyed an international stage career and starred in the original American touring production of "The Sound of Music." Despite his close identification with despotic roles, he also easily breezed through light drama and comedy and cuts a dashing and memorable figure in the sixties pop culture ouevre.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Becoming Colette Albert 1992
No Score Yet James Clavell's 'Noble House' Jacques DeVille 1988
No Score Yet Mascara (Make-up for Murder) Minister Weinberger 1987
47% The Money Pit Carlos 1986
30% The Formula Hans Lehman 1980
No Score Yet The Great Wallendas Actor 1978
No Score Yet Too Hot to Handle MacKenzie Portman 1976
No Score Yet Lost Horizon Dr. Verden 1973
68% Topaz Claude Martin 1969
No Score Yet My Dog the Thief Travell 1969
No Score Yet I Deal in Danger Von Lindendorf 1967
No Score Yet Madame X Christian Torben 1966
89% Von Ryan's Express Col. Gortz 1965
No Score Yet The Wizard Of Baghdad Sultan Jullnar 1960
36% 13 Ghosts E. Van Allen 1960
No Score Yet The Enemy General Gen. Bruger 1960
No Score Yet The Leech Woman Bertram Garvay 1960
60% Beyond the Time Barrier Dr. Bourman 1960
No Score Yet A Time to Love and a Time to Die Political Officer 1958
No Score Yet We Will All Go to Monte Carlo Rudy Walter 1951

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet House Calls
1979-1982
Maitre d'
  • 1979
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
Dante
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Gunderson
  • 1978
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Alexander Cruz
  • 1977
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
DeGrasse
  • 1970
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Varinyi Carl Shiller
  • 1970
  • 1967
No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
1968-1970
Hosseine Valdone Keil
  • 1969
  • 1968
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
Balkovitch
  • 1969
  • 1966
No Score Yet Green Acres
1965-1971
Count
  • 1968
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Prime Minister Henrik Durvard
  • 1967
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Bufferton
  • 1964
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Commissar Vassiloff
  • 1964
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Gruber
  • 1961

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