John Derek

John Derek

Highest Rated: 100% Scandal Sheet (1952)

Lowest Rated: 0% Bolero (1984)

Birthday: Aug 12, 1926

Birthplace: Hollywood, California, USA

A minor young lead in Hollywood films of the late 1940s and early 1950s, John Derek achieved greater fame as a photographer and director of cheesecake and softcore films featuring his famous wives, who included actresses Ursula Andress, Linda Evans and Bo Derek. His darkly handsome features earned him a contract with Columbia, but after substantial roles in "Knock On Any Door" (1948) and "All the King's Men" (1950), he faded into costume adventures. He shifted to still photography and direction in the late 1960s, helming salacious efforts with Andress and Evans before striking pay dirt with the younger, less experienced Derek. He directed her in a string of softcore films, including "Tarzan the Ape Man" (1981) and "Bolero" (1984), most of which were hits, despite being savaged by critics. After his death in 1998, Derek's penchant for exploiting the physical charms of his wives overshadowed his photography and early performances.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 13% Ghosts Can't Do It Director - 1990
0% 17% Bolero Director - 1984
No Score Yet 17% Fantasies Director - 1981
10% 19% Tarzan, the Ape Man Director - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Confessions of Tom Harris Director - 1972
No Score Yet 33% Once Before I Die Bailey (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightmare in the Sun Hitchhiker (Character) - 1965
63% 69% Exodus Taha (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prisoner of the Volga Alexej Orloff (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Hell Craig Rhodes (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pirate of the Half Moon Nadir El Krim/Paul de Vellenera (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 67% Fury at Showdown Brock Mitchell (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flesh Is Weak Tony Giani (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 33% Omar Khayyam Young Prince Malik (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Massacre at Sand Creek Lt. Norman Tucker (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Leather Saint Father Gil Allen (Character) - 1956
90% 87% The Ten Commandments Joshua (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 67% Prince of Players John Wilkes Booth (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 71% Run for Cover Davey Bishop (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Annapolis Story Tony (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 17% The Adventures of Hajji Baba Hajji Baba (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 0% The Outcast Jet Cosgrave (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Posse Jed Clayton (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission Over Korea Lt. Pete Barker (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sea of Lost Ships G.R. 'Grad' Matthews (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prince of Pirates Prince Roland (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 14% Ambush at Tomahawk Gap Kid (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thunderbirds Lt. Gil Hackett (Character) - 1952
100% 85% Scandal Sheet Steve McCleary (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mask of the Avenger Captain Renato Dimorna (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday's Hero Steve Novak (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Family Secret David Clark (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 0% Rogues of Sherwood Forest Robin, Earl of Huntington (Character) - 1950
95% 78% All the King's Men Tom Stark (Character) - 1949
70% 59% Knock on Any Door Nick Romano (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 75% I'll Be Seeing You Lt. Bruce (Character) - 1944

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1961 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1956

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