Shepperd Strudwick

Highest Rated: 100% Joan of Arc (1948)
Birthday: Sep 22, 1907
Birthplace: Not Available
American actor Shepperd Strudwick (born and occasionally credited as John Sheppard studied drama at the University of North Carolina, not far from his home town of Hillsboro. Strudwick was a member of the University's Carolina Playmakers, which boasted such alumni as Kay Kyser, Andy Griffith, George Grizzard and Sidney Blackmer. After a few years in outdoor drama productions and regional theatre, Strudwick headed for Broadway in the early '30s; the actor's more celebrated New York stage credits included the 1932 Pulitzer Prize winner Both Your Houses near the beginning of his career and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? near the end. In 1940, Strudwick was signed for films, but the producers of his first picture, Congo Maisie (1940), found the actor's name too stiff and formal for romnatic leading roles; thus, Shepperd Strudwick spent most of the '40s acting under the cognomen John Shepperd. Outside of the lead in 20th Century-Fox's The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe, John Shepperd/Shepperd Strudwick didn't exactly set the world ablaze as a movie star, so he went back to the stage, returning to Hollywood in the late '40s under his real name. Strudwick wasn't leading man material, but he was superb in roles calling for a blend of dignity and intensity. Arguably the best of his many film roles was as the guilt-ridden doctor and erstwhile assassin in the Oscar-winning All the King's Men (1949). In addition, Strudwick was a regular on two popular video soap operas, Love of Life and Another World. Shepperd Strudwick continued contributing first-rate characterizations to TV, movie and stage productions into the '70s; one of his last theatrical roles of note was as the ill-fated Cmdr. Lloyd Bucher in a dramatization of the "Pueblo" incident.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Under The Gun Actor 2013
No Score Yet Kent State Actor 1981
No Score Yet Cops and Robbers Mr. Eastpoole 1973
No Score Yet Psychomania Adrian Benedict 1973
No Score Yet The Man Without a Country Actor 1973
No Score Yet The Monitors Tersh 1969
No Score Yet Slaves Arthur Stillwell 1969
No Score Yet Daring Game Dr. Carlyle 1968
No Score Yet Violent Midnight Adrian Benedict 1963
71% Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Jonathan Wilson 1956
89% Autumn Leaves Dr. Couzzens 1956
No Score Yet The Eddy Duchin Story Mr. Wadsworth 1956
75% A Place in the Sun Vickers 1951
No Score Yet Three Husbands Arthur Evans 1951
No Score Yet Let's Dance Timothy Bryant 1950
97% All the King's Men Adam Stanton 1949
No Score Yet Chicago Deadline Blacky Franchot 1949
No Score Yet The Red Pony Fred Tiflin 1949
No Score Yet The Reckless Moment Ted Darby 1949
No Score Yet Enchantment Marchese del Laudi 1948
No Score Yet Fighter Squadron Brig. Gen. M. Gilbert 1948
100% Joan of Arc Father Jean Massieu 1948
No Score Yet Strange Triangle (Strange Alibi) Huber 1946
No Score Yet Dr. Renault's Secret Dr. Larry Forbes 1942
No Score Yet Ten Gentlemen from West Point Henry Clay 1942
No Score Yet Rings on Her Fingers Tod Fenwick 1942
No Score Yet The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe 1942
No Score Yet Remember the Day Dewey Roberts 1941
No Score Yet Belle Starr Ed Shirley 1941
No Score Yet Dr. Kildare's Strange Case Dr. Gregory Lane 1940
No Score Yet Congo Maisie Dr. John 'Jock' McWade 1940

TV

CREDIT
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Peter Selden
  • 1960

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