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John McIntire



A versatile, commanding, leathery character actor, he learned to raise and ride broncos on his family's ranch during his youth. He attended college for two years, became a seaman, then began his performing career as a radio announcer; he became nationally known as an announcer on the "March of Time" broadcasts. Onscreen from the late '40s, he often portrayed law officers; he was also convincing as a villain. He was well-known for his TV work; he starred in the series Naked City and Wagon Train. He was married to actress Jeanette Nolan, with whom he appeared in Saddle Tramp (1950) and Two Rode Together (1961); they also acted together on radio, and in the late '60s they joined the cast of the TV series The Virginian, portraying a married couple. Their son was actor Tim McIntire.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Under The Gun
  • Actor
2013
50% Rooster Cogburn
  • Judge Parker
1999
54% Turner and Hooch
  • Amos Reed
1989
No Score Yet As Summers Die
  • Judge Dudley McCormack
1986
60% Cloak and Dagger
  • George MacCready
1984
No Score Yet The Cowboy and the Ballerina
  • Doc
1984
93% Honkytonk Man
  • Grandpa
1982
No Score Yet Goliath Awaits
  • Senator Bartholomew
1981
69% The Fox and the Hound
  • Badger
1981
No Score Yet American Dream
  • Sam Whittier
1981
No Score Yet Mrs. R's Daughter
  • Actor
1979
83% The Rescuers
  • Rufus
1977
No Score Yet The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe
  • Sheriff Joshua Cabe
1976
No Score Yet Challenge To Be Free
  • Narrator
1975
80% Herbie Rides Again
  • Mr. Judson
1974
No Score Yet Powderkeg
  • Cyrus Davenport
1970
No Score Yet Violence à Jericho
  • Ben Hickman
1967
No Score Yet Summer and Smoke
  • Dr. Buchanan
1961
No Score Yet Two Rode Together
  • Maj. Frazer
1961
No Score Yet Seven Ways from Sundown
  • Texas Ranger Sergeant Henessey
1960
96% Elmer Gantry
  • Rev. Pengilly
1960
96% Psycho
  • Sheriff
1960
No Score Yet Who Was That Lady?
  • Bob Doyle
1960
91% Flaming Star
  • Pa Burton
1960
No Score Yet The Gunfight at Dodge City
  • Doc Sam Tremaine
1959
No Score Yet The Mark of the Hawk
  • Craig
1958
No Score Yet The Light in the Forest
  • John Elder
1958
80% The Tin Star
  • Dr. McCord
1957
No Score Yet Away All Boats
  • Old Man
1956
No Score Yet Backlash
  • Jim Bonniwell
1956
No Score Yet The Spoilers
  • Dextry
1955
100% The Phenix City Story
  • Albert Patterson
1955
No Score Yet The Kentuckian
  • Zack Wakefield
1955
No Score Yet Stranger on Horseback
  • Josiah Bannerman
1955
No Score Yet The Scarlet Coat
  • Gen. Robert Howe
1955
100% The Far Country
  • Mr. Gannon
1955
78% Apache
  • Al Sieber
1954
No Score Yet War Arrow
  • Col. Jackson Meade
1953
No Score Yet The President's Lady
  • Jack Overton
1953
No Score Yet The Mississippi Gambler
  • Polly
1953
No Score Yet The Lawless Breed
  • J.G. Hardin / John Clements
1953
No Score Yet A Lion Is in the Streets
  • Jeb Brown
1953
No Score Yet Horizons West
  • Ira Hammond
1952
No Score Yet The World in His Arms
  • Deacon Greathouse
1952
No Score Yet Glory Alley
  • Gabe Jordan
1952
No Score Yet The Raging Tide
  • Corky Mullins
1951
No Score Yet You're in the Navy Now
  • Cmdr. Reynolds
1951
No Score Yet That's My Boy
  • Benjamin Green
1951
No Score Yet Westward the Women
  • Roy Whitman
1951
No Score Yet Walk Softly, Stranger
  • Morgan
1950
100% Winchester '73
  • Joe Lamont
1950
96% The Asphalt Jungle
  • Police Commissioner
1950
No Score Yet Shadow on the Wall
  • Pike Ludwell
1950
No Score Yet No Sad Songs for Me
  • Dr. Ralph Frene
1950
No Score Yet Francis
  • Gen. Stevens
1950
No Score Yet Ambush
  • Frank Holly
1950
No Score Yet Johnny Stool Pigeon
  • Avery
1949
No Score Yet Scene of the Crime
  • Fred Piper
1949
No Score Yet Down to the Sea in Ships
  • Thatch
1949
No Score Yet Command Decision
  • Maj. Belding Davis
1948
No Score Yet The Street with No Name
  • Cy Gordon
1948
73% Call Northside 777
  • Sam Faxon
1948
No Score Yet Black Bart
  • Clark
1948

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
Diff'rent Strokes
1978-1986
  • Hunter
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Director
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Daemon

Quotes from John McIntire's Characters