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Also Known As: Died:
Born: August 5, 1935 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actor, model

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One of the most dependable and recognizable character actors of the 20th century, John Saxon played intense men of action on both sides of the law in a wide range of films, including "The Appaloosa" (1966), "Enter the Dragon" (1973) and "The Electric Horsemen" (1979). A teen idol in the 1950s, his darkly handsome looks allowed him to tackle a wide variety of ethnic types, from Arab princes in "The Big Fisherman" (1959) to Mexican bandits in Joe Kidd (1972) and Italian mobsters and cops in a long list of gangster films from that country. His team-up with Bruce Lee in "Enter the Dragon" and the proto-slasher "Black Christmas" (1974) gave him cult cache, which led to a second career as a horror star from the 1970s onward, most notably in "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984). Still active in his seventies, Saxon remained an audience favorite for tough guys, bad men and those who generally meant business.

One of the most dependable and recognizable character actors of the 20th century, John Saxon played intense men of action on both sides of the law in a wide range of films, including "The Appaloosa" (1966), "Enter the Dragon" (1973) and "The Electric Horsemen" (1979). A teen idol in the 1950s, his darkly handsome looks allowed him to tackle a wide variety of ethnic types, from Arab princes in "The Big Fisherman" (1959) to Mexican bandits in Joe Kidd (1972) and Italian mobsters and cops in a long list of gangster films from that country. His team-up with Bruce Lee in "Enter the Dragon" and the proto-slasher "Black Christmas" (1974) gave him cult cache, which led to a second career as a horror star from the 1970s onward, most notably in "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984). Still active in his seventies, Saxon remained an audience favorite for tough guys, bad men and those who generally meant business.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Death House (1989) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 War Wolves (2009)
2.
 Trapped Ashes (2006)
3.
 Bottom Feeders (2004)
4.
 Outta Time (2002) Jonas Darbont
5.
 Living in Fear (2001) Rev. Leo Hausman
6.
7.
 Lancelot: Guardian of Time (1999) Wolvencroft
8.
 Gengis Khan (1998) Chiledu
9.
 Joseph's Gift (1998)
10.
 Party Crashers, The (1997) Mr Foster
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1955:
Screen debut "Running Wild"
1956:
Played first leading roles in features, "The Unguarded Moment" and "Rock, Pretty Baby"
1966:
First TV-movie, "The Doomsday Flight"
:
Played Dr. Ted Stuart on the NBC drama series, "The Doctors"
1974:
First non-US feature credit, "Metralleta Stein/Fight to the Death", a Spanish production
1976:
First TV miniseries, "Once an Eagle"
1980:
Directed a feature film, "Death House" (in which he also acted)
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Played recurring role of Rashid Ashmed on the long-running ABC primetime serial drama, "Dynasty", in the early 1980s
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Played recurring role of Tony Cumson on several seasons of the long-running CBS primetime serial drama, "Falcon Crest"
1994:
Played recurring role of Adam Waxman on the Fox-TV primetime serial drama, "Melrose Place"
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