Tor Johnson

Tor Johnson

Highest Rated: 71% Carousel (1956)

Lowest Rated: 30% Night of the Ghouls (1959)

Birthday: Oct 19, 1903

Birthplace: Kalmar, Sweden

Hulking, bald-pated Swedish wrestler who began making film appearances in the 1940s and became a minor cult figure playing mute, mindless killers in a number of schlock horror films, most notably in the films of Edward D. Wood Jr. After years in the ring, Johnson played bits in the Ole Olsen and Chick Johnson comedy "Ghost Catchers" (1944) and the low-budget film noir "Behind Locked Doors" (1948). His first film for Wood was the execrable but, unintentionally, hilarious "Bride of the Monster" (1956), in which he originated the role of the mute, scarred Lobo, a role he reprised in Wood's "Night of the Ghouls" (1959) and in the non-Wood directed "The Unearthly" (1957).

Highest rated movies

Carousel
Plan 9 From Outer Space
Bride of the Monster
Night of the Ghouls

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 8% The Beast of Yucca Flats Joseph Javorsky/The Beast (Character) - 1961
30% 20% Night of the Ghouls Lobo (Character) - 1959
66% 45% Plan 9 From Outer Space Insp. Dan Clay (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey to Freedom Giant Turk (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 33% The Black Sleep Mr. Curry (Character) - 1956
71% 61% Carousel Strong Man (uncredited) (Character) - 1956
50% 29% Bride of the Monster Lobo (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 74% The Lemon Drop Kid Super Swedish Angel (wrestler) (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 59% Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion Abou Ben (Character) - 1950

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1960