John Davis Chandler

John Davis Chandler

Highest Rated: 97% Major Dundee (1965)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1969)

Birthday: Jan 28, 1935

Birthplace: Hinton, West Virginia, USA

Character actor John Davis Chandler, who made a career out of villainous turns, was on the pre-med track at Princeton before joining the U.S. Army and discovering his passion for performing. He trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and made his film debut in 1961, landing the title role in the chilling biopic of a 1930s gangster, "Mad Dog Coll." This established his niche as an excellent on-screen weasel, and soon he was scoring numerous roles playing underhanded criminals. Perhaps most memorably, he played a menacing cowboy named Jimmy Hammond in Sam Peckinpah's Western "Ride the High Country" and the sneering gang leader, Bleak, in the 1980s action-comedy "Adventures in Babysitting." When not playing notable heavies, Chandler balanced his film roles with one-offs on a variety of popular television programs, from the docudrama crime series "The Untouchables" to the superhero saga "The Incredible Hulk" to the science-fiction spin-off "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." He made his final onscreen appearance on the last, ending a career that spanned nearly 40 years. Chandler died in 2010, a victim of cancer, but his legacy lives on in his characters, whom audiences love to hate.

Highest rated movies

Major Dundee
Ride the High Country
Adventures in Babysitting
The Young Savages
Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead
Shootout
The Good Guys and the Bad Guys

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 22% Sharon's Secret Stan (Character) - 1995
44% 42% Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead Henry (Character) - 1994
68% 70% Adventures in Babysitting Bleak (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Little Dragons Carl (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 14% Wishbone Cutter Rafe (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whiskey Mountain Rudy (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 33% Mako: The Jaws of Death Charlie (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 43% Scorchy Nicky (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Desperate Miles Truck driver (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 63% Part 2, Walking Tall Ray Henry (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chase Unknown (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 13% Moon of the Wolf Tom Jr. (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Cobra Unknown (Character) - 1971
20% 44% Shootout Skeeter (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 37% Barquero Fair (Character) - 1970
20% 30% The Good Guys and the Bad Guys Deuce (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hooked Generation Acid (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 40% Alligator Alley Acid (Character) - 1968
97% 67% Major Dundee Jimmy Lee Benteen (Character) $14.9K 1965
No Score Yet 55% Once a Thief James Arthur Sargatanas, Walter's Henchman (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 56% Those Calloways Ollie Gibbons (Character) - 1964
93% 84% Ride the High Country Jimmy Hammond (Character) - 1962
50% 52% The Young Savages Arthur Reardon (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 29% Mad Dog Coll Vincent `Mad Dog' Coll (Character) - 1961

TV

Credit
91% 86% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Flith (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 83% ER Thomberg (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Renegade Captain at Base (Guest Star) 1993
47% No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Airwolf Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
59% No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1981-1982 1978-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. and the Bear Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet 58% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Nolan (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Lou Denbo (Character) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Willie Tomsen (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet 83% Columbo Eddie Kane (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Velos' Henchman (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Lou Mason (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Quimby (Guest Star) 1967 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Shenandoah Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Frank Lauderbeck (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law and Mr. Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1962

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