John Crawford


About

Also Known As
Cleve Richardson
Birth Place
Colfax, Washington, USA
Born
September 13, 1920
Died
September 21, 2010
Cause of Death
Stroke

Biography

John Crawford is a character actor with over 200 films and television titles to his credit in a career that has spanned over 40 years. Born on September 13, 1920, in Colfax, Washington, Crawford started out on the big screen in 1944, though he appeared predominantly in bit parts that were un-credited through the '40s and early '50s before finally earning more substantial roles in the mid...

Biography

John Crawford is a character actor with over 200 films and television titles to his credit in a career that has spanned over 40 years. Born on September 13, 1920, in Colfax, Washington, Crawford started out on the big screen in 1944, though he appeared predominantly in bit parts that were un-credited through the '40s and early '50s before finally earning more substantial roles in the mid- to late-'50s. In the early '50s, Crawford began what would become a more prolific career on TV, starting with two episodes of "The Roy Rogers Show" in 1952. From then on Crawford has made appearances on every manner of TV show, from "The Lone Ranger" in 1953 to "The Twilight Zone" in 1961, and from 14 episodes of "Gunsmoke" from 1959 to 1974, to nine episodes of "Police Woman," with Angie Dickinson, from 1974 to '78. By far his biggest television role was as Sherriff Ep Bridges on the classic family drama "The Waltons," where Crawford could be seen on 40 episodes spread over the length of all nine of the show's seasons. In film, the 1970s was Crawford's best decade, one in which he appeared in such varied fare as "The Poseidon Adventure," in 1972, "The Towering Inferno," in 1974, and as the Mayor in the third of Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry films, 1976's "The Enforcer."

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)
Grave Secrets (1989)
The Boogens (1982)
Elvis and the Beauty Queen (1981)
The Other Victim (1981)
This Man Stands Alone (1979)
Tilt (1979)
The Two-Five (1978)
Desperate Women (1978)
The Macahans (1976)
The Enforcer (1976)
The Swiss Family Robinson (1975)
Night Moves (1975)
Guilty or Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case (1975)
Strange Homecoming (1974)
Message to My Daughter (1973)
Napoleon and Samantha (1972)
Desk sergeant
Trouble Man (1972)
Sergeant Koeppler
JW Coop (1972)
Rancher
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Chief engineer
Killer By Night (1972)
Miss Jessica Is Pregnant (1970)
The Father
Return of the Gunfighter (1967)
Duel at Diablo (1966)
Clay Dean
I Saw What You Did (1965)
Trooper
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Alexander
The Americanization of Emily (1964)
C. P. O. Paul Adams
Captain Sindbad (1963)
Aram
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
Polydeuces
Come Fly with Me (1963)
Captain
The Victors (1963)
The Longest Day (1962)
Colonel Caffey
The Impersonator (1962)
Jimmy Bradford
The Devil's Messenger (1962)
The 300 Spartans (1962)
Agathon
Hell Is a City (1960)
Don Starling
Exodus (1960)
Capt. Hank Schlosberg
I Aim at the Stars (1960)
Solomon and Sheba (1959)
Joab
Intent to Kill (1959)
Boyd
John Paul Jones (1959)
George Washington
Ghost Of Zorro (1959)
The Key (1958)
American captain
Satan's Satellites (1958)
Roth
Orders to Kill (1958)
Floods of Fear (1958)
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)
Italian boy
Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl (1954)
Bonnett
Battle of Rogue River (1954)
Capt. Richard Hillman
Rebel City (1953)
[Joe] Spencer
Man Crazy (1953)
Farmer
Star of Texas (1953)
Ranger [William] Stockton
Serpent of the Nile (1953)
Domitius
Slaves of Babylon (1953)
General Avil
Marshal of Cedar Rock (1953)
Chris Peters
Conquest of Cochise (1953)
Bill Lawson
Mission over Korea (1953)
Tech sergeant
Three Sailors and a Girl (1953)
Shore patrolman
Stop, You're Killing Me (1953)
State trooper
Salome (1953)
Guard
The Big Heat (1953)
Al
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
Jack
Old Oklahoma Plains (1952)
Chuck Ramsey
Actor's Blood and Woman of Sin (1952)
Movie hero
Scaramouche (1952)
Vignon
Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952)
Blackhawk (1952)
Northwest Territory (1951)
LeBeau
Raton Pass (1951)
Sam
Cyrano de Bergerac (1951)
Cadet
Cuban Fireball (1951)
Photographer
Hollywood Story (1951)
Detective
Honeychile (1951)
Marvin McKay
I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. (1951)
McGowan
The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
Soldier
Show Boat (1951)
Hotel clerk
Right Cross (1950)
Photographer
Mystery Street (1950)
Reporter
Twilight in the Sierras (1950)
Parolee
Chain Lightning (1950)
Radio operator
Lonely Hearts Bandits (1950)
Stevedore
A Life of Her Own (1950)
Photographer
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Reporter
Union Station (1950)
Hackett, clerk
Ghost of Zorro (1949)
Sons of Adventure (1948)
Norton
Dangers of the Canadian Mounted (1948)
Adventures of Frank and Jesse James (1948)
The Time of Their Lives (1946)
Dandy
Without Reservations (1946)
Soldier
The Phantom of 42nd Street (1945)
John Carraby
Thoroughbreds (1944)
King Kong (1933)
Native dancer

Writer (Feature Film)

The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
Screenwriter

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

From Here to Eternity (1979)
Donovan's Kid (1979)
Arthur Hailey's "Wheels" (1978)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Ballad Of Cable Hogue, The (1970) - I'll Live To Spit On Your Graves! The opening to director Sam Peckinpah’s uniquely light-hearted but not un-violent Western, Jason Robards Jr. as the title character, L.Q. Jones and Strother Martin as his wicked partners Taggart and Bowen, in The Ballad Of Cable Hogue, 1970, co-starring Stella Stevens and David Warner.
Ballad Of Cable Hogue, The (1970) - You Have Builded An Oasis Jason Robards Jr. as the penniless title character, having shot the non-paying first customer at his watering hole along the stagecoach route, prepares for more and receives David Warner as itinerant preacher Joshua Sloane, in director Sam Peckinpah’s The Ballad Of Cable Hogue, 1970.
Ballad Of Cable Hogue, The (1970) - Two Acres At Cable Springs! Illiterate but having realized he needs to stake a claim for the watering hole he’s discovered along the statecoach route, Jason Robards Jr. (title character) does business with the land office man (Victor Izay), in Deadwood, in Sam Peckinpah’s The Ballad Of Cable Hogue, 1970.
Ballad Of Cable Hogue, The (1970) - The Ladiest Damn Lady Director Sam Peckinpah continues his prurient use of Stella Stevens as Hildy, the town prostitute in Deadwood, who has chosen to bathe Jason Robards Jr., (title character), flush after winning an investment in his stagecoach-route water station, in The Ballad Of Cable Hogue, 1970.
Boogens, The (1982) - Large Pile Of Bones Further explorations into the old mine, Roger (Jeff Harlan) and Mark (Fred McCarren), guided by Dan (Med Flory) discover evidence of the legendary local disaster, in The Boogens, 1982.
Boogens, The (1982) - You Smell Anything? Opening scenes with genial vulgarity, young mine engineers Roger (Jeff Harlan) and Mark (Fred McCarren) with veterans Dan (Med Flory) and Brian (John Crawford) exploring an old shaft in The Boogens, 1982.

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