Jon Hall

Highest Rated: 100% Cobra Woman (1944)
Birthday: Feb 26, 1915
Birthplace: Not Available
Athletic leading man Jon Hall felt safe when, late in his career, he played fast and loose with the facts concerning his early life -- including his actual date of birth. That's because until 1937, there was no Jon Hall, at least not officially. When he began his film career, he was billed as Charles Locher (notably in 1935's Charlie Chan in Shanghai) then went by the named of Lloyd Crane. With his starring role as a persecuted native boy in John Ford's The Hurricane (1937), the actor became Jon Hall for keeps. During the 1940s, Hall co-starred with the exotic Maria Montez in a series of nonsensical but very popular Technicolor costume pictures at Universal, bearing such titles as Arabian Nights (1942) and White Savage (1943). With his beefcake physique beefing up where it shouldn't by the early 1950s, Hall turned to television, where he starred in the well-circulated syndicated series Ramar of the Jungle from 1952 through 1954. He then left acting cold for several years to become an accomplished manufacturer of photographic equipment, making an excellent living renting out his underwater cameras to various Hollywood producers. He returned to films as the star and director of The Beach Girls and the Monster (1965), which not surprisingly was more entertaining in its underwater scenes than when it bobbed to the surface. He also kept busy as owner-manager of a small flying school. Hall was married four times; his second wife was singer Frances Langford, and his third and fourth was actress Raquel Torres. In 1979, suffering from terminal bladder cancer and not wishing to be a further burden on his relatives, Jon Hall shot himself in his sister's North Hollywood home.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
60% Glee: The 3D Concert Movie Warbler $11.9M 2011
No Score Yet Beach Girls and the Monster Dr. Otto Lindsay Director 1965
No Score Yet Hell Ship Mutiny Capt. Jim Knight 1957
No Score Yet Last Train from Bombay Martin Viking 1952
No Score Yet Ramar and the Jungle Voodoo Actor 1951
No Score Yet The Prince Of Thieves Robin Hood 1948
No Score Yet Last of the Redmen Major Duncan Heyward 1947
No Score Yet Death Valley Actor 1946
No Score Yet The Invisible Man's Revenge Robert Griffin 1944
100% Cobra Woman Ramu 1944
No Score Yet Lady in the Dark Randy Curtis 1944
No Score Yet Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Ali Baba 1944
No Score Yet White Savage (White Captive) Kaloa 1943
No Score Yet Invisible Agent Frank Raymond 1942
No Score Yet The Tuttles of Tahiti Chester Tuttle 1942
No Score Yet Arabian Nights Haroun-Al-Raschid 1942
No Score Yet Kit Carson Kit Carson 1940
No Score Yet South of Pago Pago Kehane 1940
No Score Yet Lion Man Actor 1939
No Score Yet The Hurricane Terangi 1937
No Score Yet Winds of the Wasteland Jim 1936
No Score Yet The Lion Man El Lion 1936
No Score Yet Clutching Hand Hobart 1936

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