John Randolph

John Randolph

Highest Rated: 100% Pretty Poison (1968)

Lowest Rated: 22% Sibling Rivalry (1990)

Birthday: Jun 01, 1915

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Actor John Randolph has played many businessmen, judges (as in "Frances" 1982), officials (the Mayor in "Earthquake" 1974), police chiefs (as in "Serpico" 1973) and authority figures (memorably as Jack Nicholson's father in "Prizzi's Honor" 1985). Prolific on the stage, Randolph started out in one of the Federal Theatre Project's famous "Living Newspapers" which were prevalent during the Depression. He appeared on early TV in the late 1940s and made his feature debut in "The Naked City" (1948), but his career hit a snag in 1951 when he was blacklisted amid the rampant McCarthyist paranoia of the day. It would take almost 15 years for Randolph's career to recover fully. Although over the course of his career Randolph appeared in the original stage productions of "The Sound of Music," "Paint Your Wagon," "The Visit," "Come Back, Little Sheba" and "Command Decision," it took John Frankenheimer's casting of him in the intriguing science-fiction film "Seconds" (1966) to rejuvenate his career. Cast as a middle-aged man who undergoes a special surgical process and emerges looking decades younger (the role was then played by Rock Hudson), Randolph gave a very moving performance and found his own professional second wind. Supporting roles in features thereafter typically cast him as alternately kindly, tense or crusty types, including Beau Bridges' father in "Gaily, Gaily" (1969), Samuel Adams in the Revolutionary War drama short "Independence" (1976) and another mayor in "Iron Maze" (1991). He also supplied the voice of John Mitchell for the acclaimed "All the President's Men" (1976). Stage work continued to offer the veteran actor good opportunities, and Randolph won both a Tony and a Drama Desk Award for his work on Broadway in Neil Simon's "Broadway Bound" (1987). A talented actor whose name eludes many but whose face is usually recognized as that of an old pro, Randolph was ideal for TV, and he kept busy on many TV-movies and in the short-lived series "Lucas Tanner" (1975), "Angie" (1978-80), "Annie McGuire" (1988-89) and "Grand" (1990). Although he only played the role in a few episodes, Randolph certainly received wide visibility as the title heroine's father on the popular sitcom "Roseanne" in 1989. Randolph's subsequent feature credits have included "The Wizard of Loneliness" (1988) and "Sibling Rivalry" (1990).

Highest rated movies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
50% No Score Yet The Dogwalker Ike (Character) $6.8K 2000
70% 73% You've Got Mail Schuyler Fox (Character) $115.7M 1998
57% 54% A Price Above Rubies Rebbe Moshe (Character) $1.1M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hotel Manor Inn Gus (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 68% A Foreign Field Waldo (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Clock Older Lee Baumler (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 22% Iron Maze Mayor Peluso (Character) $64.2K 1991
22% 30% Sibling Rivalry Charles Turner Sr. (Character) $16.8M 1990
68% 86% National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Clark Wilhelm Griswold, Sr. (Character) $70M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock: The Investigation Sam Gerard (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet As Summers Die Augustus Tompkins (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vital Signs Unknown (Character) - 1986
86% 62% Prizzi's Honor Angelo "Pop" Partanna (Character) $26.6M 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shooting Stars Producer (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovely but Deadly Franklin Van Dyke (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Nellie Bly Joseph Pulitzer (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nowhere to Run Marian's Father (Character) - 1978
88% 68% Heaven Can Wait Former owner (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tail Gunner Joe Gen. Larkin (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets Ed Warner (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucan Dr. Don Hoagland (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kill Me if You Can Judge Lewis Goodman (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 79% The Gathering Dr. Hodges (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nowhere to Hide Narrator - 1977
51% 31% King Kong Captain Ross (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood Rupert Wahler (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Collision Course Charlie Ross (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond the Horizon James Mayo (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adventures of the Queen John Howe (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New, Original Wonder Woman General Phil Blankenship (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 73% The Runaways George Collingwood (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tell Me Where It Hurts Lou (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder by Proxy Unknown (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Partners in Crime Judge Charles Leland (Character) - 1973
90% 88% Serpico Chief Sidney Green (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Family Rico Malaks (Character) - 1972
50% 46% Conquest of the Planet of the Apes Commission Chairman (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Judge and Jake Wyler James Rockmore (Character) - 1972
67% 81% Little Murders Mr. Chamberlain (Character) - 1971
77% 53% Escape From the Planet of the Apes Chairman of the President's Committee of Inquiry (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crosscurrent Frederick Cooper (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Death of Innocence Charles Cameron (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Step Out of Line Detective Riddle (Character) - 1970
80% 73% There Was a Crooked Man Cyrus McNutt (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Number One Coach Southerd (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Of Mice and Men Unknown (Character) - 1968
100% 72% Pretty Poison Morton Azenauer (Character) - 1968
89% 87% Seconds Arthur Hamilton (Character) - 1966

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 80% ER Mr. Franks (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Married ... With Children Col. Van Pelt (Guest Star) 1991
80% No Score Yet Grand Harris Weldon (Character) 1990
76% 68% Roseanne Al Harris (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Annie McGuire Red McGuire (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who's the Boss? Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1986 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Facts of Life Ward Beaumont (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nero Wolfe Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angie Randall Benson (Character) 1979-1980
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Gen. Budd Haggerty (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show Junior Harrison (Guest Star) 1976 1973-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet 84% Columbo Colonel Mayehoff (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story George Morris (Character) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Clint Houston (Guest Star) 1973 1969 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1971-1972 1968
No Score Yet 88% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Interns Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Unknown (Guest Star) 1963

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