John Crawford

Biography

Date of Birth 13 September 1920, Colfax, Washington, USA Date of Death 21 September 2010, Thousand Oaks, California, USA (complications from a stroke) Birth Name Cleve Allen Richardson Height 6' 2" (1.88 m) Mini Biography Burly, handsome and rugged character actor John Crawford appeared in over 200 movies and TV shows combined in a career that spanned over 40 years, usually cast as tough and/or villainous characters. Crawford was born Cleve Richardson on September 13, 1920, in Colfax, Washington. He was discovered by a Warner Bros. scout while attending the University of Washington's School of Drama. Although he failed his screen test, Crawford nonetheless joined RKO as a laborer. He then got a job building sets at Circle Theater in Los Angeles, and eventually persuaded the producers to cast him in some of their plays. He was soon signed to Columbia Pictures to act in secondary roles in westerns. In the late 1950s he graduated to bigger parts in such films as Ordre til at dræbe (1958), Nøglen (1958) and Helvede er en by (1960), all of which were made in the UK. Crawford returned to America in the early 1960s and began a prolific career in both movies and TV series, up until 1986. His most memorable film roles include the ill-fated chief engineer in SOS Poseidon kalder (1972), the hearty Tom Iverson in Skakmat (1975), the bumbling mayor of San Francisco in Dirty Harry renser ud (1976/I), hard-nosed police chief Buzz Cavanaugh in Outlaw Blues (1977) and amiable old mine hand Brian Deerling in The Boogens (1981). John had recurring parts as Sheriff Ep Bridges in "Familien Walton" (1971) and Capt. Parks on "Police Woman" (1974). Among the many TV shows he made guest appearances in are "The Lone Ranger" (1949), "Adventures of Superman" (1952), "I Spy" (1965), "The Twilight Zone" (1959), "The Untouchables" (1959), "Wagon Train" (1957), "The Fugitive" (1963), "Star Trek" (1966), "Lost in Space" (1965), "Bonanza" (1959), "Hogan's Heroes" (1965), "Mission: Impossible" (1966), "Gunsmoke" (1955), "The Bionic Woman" (1976), "Dallas" (1978) and "Dollars" (1981). Crawford died at age 90 following complications from a stroke on September 21, 2010, in Thousand Oaks, California. He's survived by his ex-wife Ann Wakefield, four daughters and two grandchildren. IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous) Spouse Beverly Long (25 November 1976 - ?) (divorced) Nancy D. Jeris (9 November 1968 - June 1974) (divorced) Anne Wakefield (17 November 1956 - October 1966) (divorced) 1 child

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The Time of Their Lives

Dandy at Party (uncredited)

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Hell Is a City

Don Starling

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Spring Night, Summer Night

Father

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Outlaw Blues

Buzz Cavenaugh

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Battle of Rogue River

Capt. Richard Hillman

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The Ravine

Captain Keller

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Tilt

Mickey

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The Man Who Was Nobody

South Africa Smith

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The Boneyard

Himself - Kathleen Allen Investigator

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The Devil's Messenger

Donald Powell (archive footage)

Starring In
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Daniel Boone - Season One

Jeremy Cain / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1966)

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Love & Suicide

Kaye's Cousin

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The Boneyard

Himself - Kathleen Allen Investigator

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Grave Secrets

Homer

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The Boogens

Brian Deering

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The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

Captain Sherick

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Dreamer

Riverboat Captain

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Tilt

Mickey

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Weisser Hass

Sgt. Hunt

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Outlaw Blues

Buzz Cavenaugh

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The Enforcer

The Mayor

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Guilty or Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case

Fred Stoner

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Night Moves

Tom Iverson

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The Towering Inferno

Callahan

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The Severed Arm

Doctor Ray Sanders

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Message to My Daughter

Abortionist

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The Poseidon Adventure

Chief Engineer Joe

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Napoleon and Samantha

Desk Sergeant

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J.W. Coop

Rancher

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The Ravine

Captain Keller

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Heisse Colts in harten Fäusten

Butch Cassidy

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Spring Night, Summer Night

Father

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Duel at Diablo

Clay Dean

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I Saw What You Did

State Trooper

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The Greatest Story Ever Told

Alexander

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The Americanization of Emily

Chief Petty Officer Paul Adams

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The Victors

U.S. Army Captain at rest area

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Captain Sindbad

Aram

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Jason and the Argonauts

Polydeuces (uncredited)

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Flieg mit mir ins Glück

Co-Pilot

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The Quick and the Dead

American Officer (as Jack Crawford)

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The Longest Day

Col. Caffey (uncredited)

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The 300 Spartans

Agathon the Spartan Spy

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The Devil's Messenger

Donald Powell (archive footage)

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Exodus

Captain Hank Schlosberg

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I Aim at the Stars

Dr. Bosco - White Sands, New Mexico

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Hell Is a City

Don Starling

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The Man Who Was Nobody

South Africa Smith

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Solomon and Sheba

Joab

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John Paul Jones

George Washington

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Orders to Kill

Kimball

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Intent to Kill

Boyd

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The Key

American Captain

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Floods of Fear

Murphy

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Battle of Rogue River

Capt. Richard Hillman

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Jesse James vs. the Daltons

Gang Member (uncredited)

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The Big Heat

Al (uncredited)

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Three Sailors and a Girl

Shore Patrolman (uncredited)

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Salome

Guard (uncredited)

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Serpent of the Nile

Captain Domitius

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Slaves of Babylon

Avil - Belshazzar's Chief Soldier

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Auf Kriegspfad

Capt. Bill Lawson (uncredited)

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Scaramouche

Vignon (uncredited)

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Actors and Sin

Movie Hero (segment "Woman of Sin")

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Stop, You're Killing Me

State Trooper (uncredited)

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Zombies of the Stratosphere

Roth

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Hopalong Cassidy

Frank Dale / ... (3 episodes, 1952-1953)

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Show Boat

Hotel Clerk (uncredited)

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The Red Badge of Courage

Soldier (uncredited)

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Man in the Saddle

Isham Rider (uncredited)

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Hollywood Story

First Detective (uncredited)

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Raton Pass

Sam

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Cadet

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The Asphalt Jungle

Reporter (uncredited)

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Chain Lightning

Radio Operator (uncredited)

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Menschen ohne Seele

Hackett (uncredited)

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A Life of Her Own

Photographer (uncredited)

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Mystery Street

Reporter (uncredited)

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Without Reservations

Soldier (uncredited)

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The Time of Their Lives

Dandy at Party (uncredited)

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Phantoms of Death Triple Feature (The Phantom of 42nd Street / Phantom Killer / Phantom of Chinat...

John Carraby

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Hopalong Cassidy TV Collection #1

Frank Dale / ... (3 episodes, 1952-1953)

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