John Lupton


Biography

The 1956-1958 ABC-TV Western series "Broken Arrow" is not nearly as well known beyond genre fan circles as "Gunsmoke," "Bonanza," and the like. But in its day, it was truly groundbreaking, mostly for the way it positively presented its Native American themes and protagonists. John Lupton starred as United States government agent Tom Jeffords, while co-star Michael Ansara portrayed Apache...

Biography

The 1956-1958 ABC-TV Western series "Broken Arrow" is not nearly as well known beyond genre fan circles as "Gunsmoke," "Bonanza," and the like. But in its day, it was truly groundbreaking, mostly for the way it positively presented its Native American themes and protagonists. John Lupton starred as United States government agent Tom Jeffords, while co-star Michael Ansara portrayed Apache chief Cochise. Like the 1950 James Stewart Western movie of the same name, which won a Golden Globe as the best film promoting international standing, the Lupton-Ansara series was based on the novel by Elliott Arnold, "Blood Brother." Lupton started out in the New York theater and had the good fortune very early on to hook up with a national tour of "As You Like It," featuring Katharine Hepburn. The legendary actress made introductions on his behalf to MGM, which led to a string of small parts in '50s Hollywood movies. Lupton's other major TV role was that of Thomas Horton Jr. on the soap opera "Days of Our Lives," a run that started in 1965 and re-occurred into the 70s. For a number of decades, Lupton was able to mix a healthy amount of TV series and national commercial work, spanning everything from "The Rockford Files" to "The Virginian."

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Red River (1988)
Sidney Shorr: A Girl'S Best Friend (1981)
Frank
Miracle On Ice (1981)
Trouble in High Timber Country (1980)
Sheriff
Doctors' Private Lives (1978)
Howard Weese
Airport '75 (1975)
Dream Makers (1975)
The Phantom of Hollywood (1974)
Al
The World's Greatest Athlete (1973)
Private Parts (1972)
Second policeman
Hit Man (1972)
Napoleon and Samantha (1972)
Pete
Cool Breeze (1972)
Lt. Holster
The Judge and Jake Wyler (1972)
The Astronaut (1972)
Don Masters
All My Darling Daughters (1972)
Prosecuting Attorney
Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966)
Jesse James
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Speaker of Capernaum
The Devil's Bedroom (1964)
Jim
The Clown and the Kid (1961)
Peter Stanton
Three Came to Kill (1960)
Hal Parker
Blood and Steel (1959)
Lt. Dave
The Man in the Net (1959)
Brad Carey
The Rebel Set (1959)
Ray [Miller]
Gun Fever (1958)
Simon Waller
Taming Sutton's Gal (1957)
Frank McClary
Drango (1957)
Capt. Marc Banning
Diane (1956)
Regnault
The Great Locomotive Chase (1956)
William Pittenger
Glory (1956)
Chad Chadburn
Seven Angry Men (1955)
Lt. Stuart
Battle Cry (1955)
Marion Hodgkiss
Man with the Gun (1955)
Jeff Castle
Prisoner of War (1954)
Lt. Peter Reilly
Dragonfly Squadron (1954)
Capt. Woody Taylor
Julius Caesar (1953)
Varro
The Band Wagon (1953)
Prompter
The Story of Three Loves (1953)
Studious young man
Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)
[Bob] Bailey
All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953)
Dick Morrell
Scandal at Scourie (1953)
Artemus
Rogue's March (1953)
Lt. Jersey
Shadow in the Sky (1952)
Clayton

Cast (Special)

Alexander (1973)
Mr Adams

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Bare Essence (1982)
The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Diane (1956) - We'll Have A Fine Nest Of Italian Plotters Some MGM grandeur as the party has traveled to Marseilles, where the title character (Lana Turner) has trained the prince Henri (Roger Moore) in manners, their own passions bridled, before his wedding to Catherine de Medici (Marisa Pavan), royal staffers Tania Elg and John Lupton handling play-by-play, with several new charaters introduced, in Diane, 1956.
Escape From Fort Bravo (1953) - I'm Glad We're In The Same Army Director John Sturges’ opens his first wide-screen, color Western, William Holden as harsh Union Capt. Roper, dragging Confederate prisoner Bailey (John Lupton) who escaped from an Arizona stockade, then consulting with Col. Owens (Carl Benton Reid), in Escape From Fort Bravo, 1953, co-starring Eleanor Parker and John Forsythe.
Battle Cry (1955) - Scenes Like This James Whitmore who will appear as Marine Sgt. “Mac” narrates, as we meet several main characters, Tab Hunter as Danny, Mona Freeman his girl, William Campbell as “Ski,” then others including Fess Parker, Felix Noriego, Tab Hunter and Aldo Ray, opening the war-melodrama Battle Cry, 1955.
Battle Cry (1955) - They May Look Like Marines James Whitmore as Mac continues narrating as the squad arrives San Diego for training, introducing Wellman (Carleton Young), Ziltch (Tommy Cook) and especially top billed Van Heflin as Maj. Huxley, in producer-director Raoul Walsh’s hit Battle Cry, 1955.
Battle Cry (1955) - A Completely Honest Gyrene On a weekend leave on the Coronado Ferry from San Diego, bookish Marine recruit Marion (John Lupton) shows perhaps less than average enthusiasm when approached by local Rae (Anne Francis, her first scene), in the hit WWII home-front and combat hybrid Battle Cry, 1955.
Great Locomotive Chase, The (1956) - We're Yankees Again! Deep-cover Union spy Andrews (Fess Parker) appeals to the Confederate patriotism of shrewd Georgia conductor Fuller (Jeffrey Hunter), who’s inquired about an unusual band of passengers, who are really a sabotage gang, in the Disney Civil War adventure The Great Locomotive Chase, 1956.
Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter - I'm Jesse Zealous Maria Frankenstein (Narda Onyx) upbraids brother Rudolph (Stephen Geray) and bemoans her need for new specimens, when Jesse (John Lupton) and burly sidekick Hank (Cal Bolder) are introduced, in Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter, 1966.
Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter - What A Brute! Jesse (John Lupton) and Hank (Cal Bolder), who's just been injured by somebody in the posse, fortuitously seek refuge at the improbable home of Maria (Narda Onyx) and Rudolph (Stephen Geray) Frankenstein in the American West, in, Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter, 1966.

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