John Dehner

John Dehner

Highest Rated: 98% The Right Stuff (1983)

Lowest Rated: 38% Creator (1985)

Birthday: Nov 23, 1915

Birthplace: Not Available

Starting out as an assistant animator at the Walt Disney studios, John Dehner went on to work as a professional pianist, Army publicist, and radio journalist. From 1944 until the end of big-time radio in the early '60s, Dehner was one of the busiest and best performers on the airwaves. He guested on such series as Gunsmoke, Suspense, Escape, and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, and starred as British news correspondent J.B. Kendall on Frontier Gentleman (1958) and as Paladin in the radio version of Have Gun Will Travel (1958-1960). On Broadway, he appeared in Bridal Crown and served as director of Alien Summer. In films from 1944, Dehner played character roles ranging from a mad scientist in The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954) to Sheriff Pat Garrett in The Left-Handed Gun (1958) to publisher Henry Luce in The Right Stuff (1983). Though he played the occasional lead, Dehner's cocked-eyebrow imperiousness generally precluded any romantic entanglements; he once commented with pride that, in all his years as an actor, he never won nor kissed the heroine. As busy on TV as elsewhere, Dehner was seen regularly on such series as The Betty White Show (1954), The Westerner (1960), The Roaring '20s (1961), The Baileys of Balboa (1964), The Doris Day Show (1968), The Don Knotts Show (1969), Temperatures Rising (1973-1974), Big Hawaii (1977), Young Maverick (1979-1980), and Enos (1980-1981). He also essayed such TV-movie roles as Dean Acheson in The Missiles of October (1974). Working almost up to the end, John Dehner died of emphysema and diabetes at the age of 76.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Help Wanted: Kids Cyrus 1986
80% Jagged Edge Judge Carrigan 1985
38% Creator Paul 1985
98% The Right Stuff Henry Luce 1983
42% Airplane 2 - The Sequel Commissioner 1982
No Score Yet California Gold Rush Capt. John Sutter 1981
No Score Yet Nothing Personal Senator 1980
69% The Boys from Brazil Henry Wheelock 1978
54% Fun with Dick and Jane Father 1977
No Score Yet Guardian of the Wilderness John Muir 1977
No Score Yet The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe Warden Mannering 1976
40% The Killer Inside Me Maples 1976
48% The Day of the Dolphin Wallingford 1973
80% Slaughterhouse-Five Rumford 1972
62% Support Your Local Gunfighter Col. Ames 1971
No Score Yet Dirty Dingus Magee General 1970
No Score Yet The Cheyenne Social Club Clay Carroll 1970
No Score Yet Stiletto D.A. Frank Simpson 1969
No Score Yet Something for a Lonely Man Actor 1968
No Score Yet Tiger by the Tail Sheriff Chancey Jones 1968
No Score Yet Winchester '73 High Spade Johnny Dean 1967
No Score Yet The Hallelujah Trail Narrator 1965
No Score Yet Youngblood Hawke Scotty Hawke 1964
No Score Yet Critic's Choice S.P. Champlain 1963
No Score Yet The Chapman Report Geoffrey 1962
No Score Yet The Canadians Frank Boone 1961
No Score Yet The Sign of Zorro Viceroy 1960
93% Man of the West Claude 1958
No Score Yet Apache Territory Grant Kimbrough 1958
90% The Left Handed Gun Pat Garrett 1958
No Score Yet The Girl in Black Stockings Sheriff Jess Holmes 1957
No Score Yet Revolt at Fort Laramie Maj. Seth Bradner 1957
No Score Yet The Iron Sheriff Roger Pollock 1957
No Score Yet Please Murder Me Dist. Atty. Ray Willis 1957
No Score Yet Trooper Hook Actor 1957
No Score Yet Tension at Table Rock Hampton 1956
No Score Yet The Fastest Gun Alive Taylor Swope 1956
No Score Yet A Day of Fury Jason 1956
83% Carousel Mr. Bascombe 1956
No Score Yet The King's Thief Capt. Herrick 1955
No Score Yet Tall Man Riding Ames Luddington 1955
No Score Yet The Prodigal Joram 1955
No Score Yet The Scarlet Coat Gen. Nathanael Greene 1955
No Score Yet Top Gun Quentin 1955
78% Apache Weddle 1954
No Score Yet The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters Derek 1954
No Score Yet Southwest Passage Matt Carrol 1954
No Score Yet The Cowboy Way Narrator 1954
No Score Yet Vicki Chief 1953
No Score Yet Gun Belt Matt Ringo 1953
No Score Yet Man on a Tightrope The Chief 1953
No Score Yet Fort Algiers Maj. Colle 1953
No Score Yet Plymouth Adventure Gilbert Winslow 1952
No Score Yet Cripple Creek Emil Cabeau 1952
No Score Yet Scaramouche Doutreval 1952
No Score Yet Ten Tall Men Jardine 1951
No Score Yet Hot Lead Turk Thorne 1951
No Score Yet The Texas Rangers John Wesley Hardin 1951
No Score Yet Al Jennings of Oklahoma Tom Marsden 1951
No Score Yet Rogues Of Sherwood Forest Sir Baldric 1950
No Score Yet Captive Girl Hakim 1950
No Score Yet Destination Murder Frank Niles 1950
No Score Yet Dynamite Pass Thurber 1950
No Score Yet David Harding, Counterspy Frank Reynolds 1950
No Score Yet Tulsa Oilman 1949
No Score Yet Barbary Pirate Murad Reis 1949
No Score Yet Let's Live a Little Dempster 1948
86% He Walked by Night Asst. Chief 1948
No Score Yet Dream Girl Radio announcer 1948
No Score Yet Blonde Savage Joe Comstock 1947
No Score Yet Golden Earrings S.S. Man 1947
No Score Yet Out California Way Rod Mason 1946
No Score Yet The Last Crooked Mile Jarvis 1946
No Score Yet O.S.S. German Radar Captain 1946
No Score Yet Vigilantes of Boomtown Bob Fitzsimmons 1946
83% State Fair Announcer 1945
No Score Yet The Corn Is Green Welshman 1945
88% Christmas in Connecticut State Trooper 1945
No Score Yet Lake Placid Serenade Radio Announcer 1944
No Score Yet The Reluctant Dragon Animator 1941


No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
Dr. Shafer 1979
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
Judge Lyman, alias Inspector DeMartonis 1977
No Score Yet Columbo
No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes
Von Platzen Bakscheider 1970
No Score Yet Get Smart
Kirby 1969
No Score Yet The High Chaparral
Burnett Surtee 1969
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
No Score Yet Ironside
Colonel 1968
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
Dan Whelan 1968
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
Rex 1968
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Nate Russell Cassidy Scanzano Wall Caleb Marr Luke Cullers Ben Galt 1968
No Score Yet Bonanza
`Jean Lafitte': Pender 1964
No Score Yet Rawhide
Jubal Wade Cabot Kerran Coleman Lacey 1964
80% The Twilight Zone
Jared Garrity Alan Richards Captain Allenby 1964
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
Col. Harvey 1963
No Score Yet Maverick
Archie Walker John Bates Big Ed Murphy Luther Cannonbaugh 1962
No Score Yet Zorro
Viceroy 1959
No Score Yet Perry Mason
Maj. Lewis 1958


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