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John Mitchum

Highest Rated: 89% Dirty Harry (1971)

Lowest Rated: 27% Paint Your Wagon (1969)

Birthday: Sep 06, 1919

Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

Screen legend Robert Mitchum's kid brother John was a grizzled character actor with a career legendary in its own right. Born of another era, the younger Mitchum appeared on television in its infancy. He got his start as a player on "Fireside Theatre," the first successful series in the medium's history. '60s westerns played Mitchum's weathered visage to great effect; he portrayed a cavalcade of cowpokes on "Bonanza," "Gunsmoke," and "Rawhide" with Clint Eastwood. Eastwood would become a regular collaborator, and the two reteamed in 1969 for the Oscar-nominated "Paint Your Wagon." In the '70s, Mitchum became a staple in Eastwood's "Dirty Harry" films including "Magnum Force" and "The Enforcer,," as Police Inspector Frank DiGiorgio. Eastwood directed Mitchum in 1973's "High Plains Drifter," and again in 1976's "The Outlaw Josey Wales." Charles Bronson was another of Mitchum's frequent collaborators, and the two appeared together in "Breakheart Pass" and "Telefon." Naturally, Mitchum often played second fiddle to his brother, and garnered bit parts in fare like "El Dorado" with John Wayne, and "The Way West" with Kirk Douglas." Other notable roles for Mitchum include Nazi Reichstag president Herman Goering in the 1962 docudrama "Hitler," and henchman Rip Snorting on the campy '60s superhero serial "Batman."

Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escapes Mr. Olson (Character) - 1986
40% 48% Telefon Harry Bascom (Character) - 1977
68% 59% The Enforcer Insp. Frank DiGiorgio (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 17% The Hanged Man Eubie Turpin (Character) - 1974
89% 90% Dirty Harry Di Giorgio (Character) - 1971
83% 74% Chisum Baker (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 17% Bigfoot Elmer Briggs (Character) - 1969
27% 68% Paint Your Wagon Jacob Woodling (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cattle King Tex (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cole Younger, Gunfighter Rand City Bartender (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 38% Five Steps to Danger Deputy (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pace That Thrills Blackie Meyers (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil's Sleep Interne (Character) - 1949

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Sam Benson (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bewitched 2nd Guard (Guest Star) 1970-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1971 1961-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet F Troop Unknown (Guest Star) 1965-1966
83% 83% The Munsters Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Loner Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Erbie (Character) 1964 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Joe (Guest Star) 1963 1961 1957-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Drunk Cowboy (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Jim Gibbs (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Red (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Brown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Man Eddie Marks (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silent Service Quartermaster (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1956

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