John Mitchum

Highest Rated: 100% El Dorado (1967)
Lowest Rated: 20% Bandolero (1968)
Birthday: Sep 6, 1919
Birthplace: Not Available
The younger brother of film star Robert Mitchum, American actor John Mitchum shared his family's Depression-era travails before striking out on his own. As brother Robert's star ascended in the mid '40s, John remained his elder sibling's boon companion, severest critic and drinking buddy. In later years, John was a convivial anecdotal source for books and articles about Bob, each reminiscense becoming more colorful as it was repeated for the next interview. After holding down a variety of jobs, John decided to give acting a try as a result of hearing Bob's tales of Hollywood revelry; too heavyset to be a leading man, John became a reliable character actor, usually in military or western roles. He frequently had small parts in his brother's starring films, notably One Minute to Zero (1951) and The Way West (1967). Most of John's movie work was done outside Robert's orbit, however, in such films as Cattle King (1963) and Paint Your Wagon (1970). Perhaps John Mitchum's best screen role was as Goering in the 1962 biopic Hitler; he may have been utterly opposed ideologically to the late German field marshal, but John certainly filled the costume.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Bigfoot Actor 2015
No Score Yet Escapes Mr. Olson 1986
No Score Yet Where's Willie? Actor 1977
33% Telefon Harry Bascom 1977
95% The Outlaw Josey Wales Al 1976
79% The Enforcer DiGeorgia 1976
No Score Yet Pipe Dreams Franklin 1976
69% Breakheart Pass Red Beard 1975
No Score Yet The Hanged Man Eubie Turpin 1974
96% High Plains Drifter Warden 1973
82% Magnum Force DiGorgio 1973
93% Dirty Harry De Georgio 1971
No Score Yet Chandler Rudy 1971
No Score Yet One More Train To Rob Guard 1971
83% Chisum Baker 1970
No Score Yet Bigfoot Elmer Briggs 1970
27% Paint Your Wagon Jacob Woodling 1969
20% Bandolero Bath house customer 1968
100% El Dorado Bartender, Jason's Saloon 1967
No Score Yet The Way West Little Henry 1967
96% My Fair Lady Ad Libs at Church 1964
No Score Yet Hitler Hermann Goering 1962
No Score Yet Riverboat Actor 1959
No Score Yet Cole Younger, Gunfighter Rand City Bartender 1958
No Score Yet Five Steps to Danger Deputy 1957
No Score Yet Black Patch Actor 1957
97% Stalag 17 Prisoners of War 1953
No Score Yet One Minute to Zero Soldier 1952
No Score Yet The Pace That Thrills Blackie 1952
86% Flying Leathernecks Lt. Black 1951
No Score Yet Born to Be Bad Guest 1950
97% In a Lonely Place Bar Patron 1950
No Score Yet The Devil's Sleep Actor 1949
70% Knock on Any Door Jury Member 1949


No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
  • 1983
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
Sam Benson
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Waltons
  • 1975
No Score Yet Bewitched
  • 1971
No Score Yet Ironside
Slim Photo Lab Foreman
  • 1971
  • 1968
No Score Yet Bonanza
Bartender #1 Jake Grimes Bartender Meyers Lou Palmer
  • 1971
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1961
93% Batman
Hot Dog Rip Snorting
  • 1967
  • 1966
83% The Munsters
Workman #1
  • 1965
80% The Twilight Zone
Erbie Ace
  • 1964
  • 1961
  • 1960
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Joe Wills
  • 1963
  • 1957
No Score Yet Maverick
2nd Miner
  • 1958
  • 1957


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