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John Saxon

Highest Rated:   100% It Should Happen to You (1954)
Lowest Rated:   0% Blood Beach (1981)
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Birthplace:   Brooklyn, New York, USA
John Saxon never intentionally set out to be a Brando clone, but his resemblance to Marlon Brando was something he was born with, so what was there to do? A student of Stella Adler at the Actor's Studio, Saxon's first film was Running Wild (1955). Thanks to "hunk" assignments in films like The Restless Years (1957), The Reluctant Debutante (1958), and Summer Youth (1958), Saxon was briefly the object of many a teenage crush. He shed himself of his heartthrob image in the early '60s with a string of unsympathetic roles, making a leading man comeback of sorts as Bruce Lee's co-star in the immensely popular Enter the Dragon (1973). Fans could watch Saxon's expertise as an actor increase (and his hairline recede) during his three-year (1969-1972) stint as Dr. Ted Stuart on the NBC television series The Bold Ones. He later appeared as a semiregular on the prime-time TV soaper Dallas. In 1988, John Saxon made his directorial debut with the low-budget feature Death House.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Cry Tough
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet ClarkWorld
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet War Wolves
  • Ford
2009
No Score Yet God's Ears
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Craving Heart
  • Richard Tom
2008
33% Trapped Ashes
  • Leo
2006
No Score Yet Masters of Horror
  • Actor
2006
67% Edgar G. Ulmer: The Man Off-Screen
  • Actor
2005
71% Pitcher And The Pin-Up (Road Home)
  • Actor
2005
17% Outta Time
  • Darabont
2002
No Score Yet The Intercepting Fist
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Living in Fear
  • Rev. Leo Hausman
2001
No Score Yet The Party Crashers
  • Mr. Foster
1999
No Score Yet Final Payback
  • George
1999
No Score Yet Joseph's Gift
  • Jacob Keller
1999
No Score Yet Tunnels
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Bruce Lee: Path of the Dragon
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Lancelot: Guardian of Time
  • Actor
1997
64% From Dusk Till Dawn
  • FBI Agent Stanley Chase
1996
No Score Yet House Made of Dawn
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story
  • Richard Brooks
1995
78% Wes Craven's New Nightmare
  • Himself
1994
10% Beverly Hills Cop III
  • Orrin Sanderson
1994
No Score Yet Killing Obsession
  • Dr. Sachs
1994
No Score Yet No Escape, No Return
  • James Mitchell
1993
No Score Yet Maximum Force
  • Captain Fuller
1992
No Score Yet The Baby Doll Murders
  • John Maglia
1992
No Score Yet Bees
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Death House
  • Actor
  • Director
1992
No Score Yet Hellmaster
  • Professor Jones
1992
No Score Yet Animal Instincts
  • Otto Van Horne
1992
No Score Yet Frame-Up II
  • Charles Searage
1992
No Score Yet The Pay Off
  • Rafael Concion
1991
No Score Yet The Arrival
  • Agent Mills
1991
No Score Yet Blackmail
  • Gene
1991
20% Crossing the Line
  • Jack Kagan
1990
No Score Yet Blood Salvage
  • Clifford Evans
1990
No Score Yet The Last Samurai
  • Haroun Al-Hakim
1990
No Score Yet The Final Alliance
  • Ghost
1989
No Score Yet The Pay Off
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Crossing the Line
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Aftershock
  • Oliver Quinn
1989
No Score Yet My Mom's a Werewolf
  • Harry Thropen
1988
No Score Yet Criminal Act
  • Herb
1988
No Score Yet Welcome to Spring Break (Nightmare Beach)
  • Strycher
1988
74% A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
  • Lt. John Thompson
1987
No Score Yet Death House
  • Col. Burgess
  • Director
1987
88% Something Wild
  • Executive Producer
1986
No Score Yet Vendetta dal futuro (Hands of Steel) (Atomic Cyborg) (Arms of Steel) (Return of the Terminator)
  • Francis Turner
1986
14% Fever Pitch
  • Sports editor
1985
94% A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Lt. Thompson
1984
No Score Yet Solomon Northup's Odyssey
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Invasion of the Flesh Hunters
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet The Big Score
  • Davis
1983
No Score Yet Prisoners of the Lost Universe
  • Kleel
1983
71% Tenebre (Unsane)
  • Bullmer
1982
No Score Yet Una di troppo
  • Actor
1982
38% Wrong Is Right
  • Homer Hubbard
1982
No Score Yet Assassinio al cimitero etrusco (Scorpion with Two Tails) (Murder in an Etruscan Cemetery)
  • Arthur
1982
0% Blood Beach
  • Captain Pearson
1981
45% Battle Beyond the Stars
  • Sador
1980
No Score Yet Apocalypse Domani (Cannibal Apocalypse)
  • Norman Hopper
1980
No Score Yet Beyond Evil
  • Larry Andrews
1980
68% The Electric Horseman
  • Hunt Sears
1979
No Score Yet The Glove
  • Sam Kellog
1979
88% Fast Company
  • Phil Adamson
1979
No Score Yet Judgement of Solomon
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Running Scared
  • Captain Munoz
1979
No Score Yet Shalimar (Deadly Thief) (Raiders of the Sacred Stone)
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet The Bees
  • John Norman
1978
No Score Yet Blackout (New York Blackout)
  • Screenwriter
1978
No Score Yet Il cinico, l'infame, il violento (The Cynic, the Rat & the Fist)
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet Raid on Entebbe
  • Peled
1977
No Score Yet Moonshine County Express
  • J.B. Johnson
1977
No Score Yet Napoli violenta
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Shadows in an Empty Room
  • Sgt. Matthews
1976
No Score Yet The Swiss Conspiracy
  • Robert Hayes
1976
No Score Yet Strange Shadows in a Empty Room
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Italia a mano armata (A Special Cop in Action)
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Mitchell
  • Walter Deaney
1975
No Score Yet Strange New World
  • Captain Anthony Vico
1975
64% Black Christmas
  • Lt. Fuller
1974
No Score Yet Planet Earth
  • Actor
1974
95% Enter the Dragon
  • Roper
1973
86% Joe Kidd
  • Luis Chama
1972
No Score Yet Snatched
  • Paul Maxvill
1972
No Score Yet Death of a Gunfighter
  • Trinidad
1969
No Score Yet I Tre che sconvolsero il West - vado, vedo e sparo (I Came, I Saw, I Shot)
  • Actor
1968
No Score Yet Winchester '73
  • Dakin McAdam
1967
No Score Yet Night Caller from Outer Space
  • Jack Costain
1966
No Score Yet The Doomsday Flight
  • George Ducette
1966
No Score Yet The Appaloosa
  • Chuy
1966
17% Queen of Blood
  • Allan Brenner
1966
No Score Yet The Ravagers
  • Capt. Kermit Dowling
1965
60% The Cardinal
  • Benny Rampell
1963
71% Evil Eye (La ragazza che sapeva troppo)
  • Dottor Marcello Passi
1963
No Score Yet Cimarron Strip
  • Actor
1963
80% Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
  • Byron
1962
No Score Yet War Hunt
  • Pvt. Raymond Endore
1962
No Score Yet Posse from Hell
  • Seymour Kern
1961
No Score Yet The Plunderers
  • Rondo
1960
No Score Yet Portrait in Black
  • Blake Richards
1960
No Score Yet The Unforgiven
  • Johnny Portugal
1960
No Score Yet The Big Fisherman
  • Voldi
1959
No Score Yet The Reluctant Debutante
  • David Parkson
1958
No Score Yet This Happy Feeling
  • Bill Tremaine
1958
No Score Yet Rock, Pretty Baby
  • Jimmy Daley
1956
96% A Star Is Born
  • Premiere Movie Usher
1954
100% It Should Happen to You
  • Boy Watching Argument in Park
1954
No Score Yet Agostino
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Radl
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Walter Gordon

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