John Alderson

Biography

Date of Birth 10 April 1916, Horden, England, UK Date of Death 4 August 2006, Woodland Hills, California, USA (natural causes) Height 6' 2" (1.88 m) Mini Biography John "Basher" Alderson led a colorful life considering his origins in a mining village in the north of England. After spending all of two weeks as a miner, he lied about his age, joined the British Army and attained the rank of Major. Leaving for the US, he married a General's secretary and got into the movies, often playing villains. He played (uncredited) the Gum Chewer in Blazing Saddles. Trivia Arrived in Hollywood in 1949. Was an expert horseman and appeared in many film and TV westerns. He starred in his own western series as Sgt. Bullock in "Boots and Saddles" (1957).

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The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

German corporal (uncredited)

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The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox

Trent

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Der Seewolf

Johnson

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Top of the Heap

Captain Walsh

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Black Pearl

Eric Kort

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Spoilers of the Forest

Big Jack Milna

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Romanoff and Juliet

Randle Wix

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The Barbarians

Carthaginean Officer

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The Hook

Crewman Svenson

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Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend

Clyde Walters

Starring In
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Young Guns 2

Guano Miner

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The American Way

Col. Sanders

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Evil under the Sun

Police Sergeant

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Ragtime

Waldo's Aide #1

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Sunnyside

Jack Flynn

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The Wild Geese

Randy

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The Cat from Outer Space

Mr. Smith

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Candleshoe

Jenkins

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Valentino

Cop

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The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox

Trent

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Black Pearl

Eric Kort

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Blazing Saddles

Gum Chewer (uncredited)

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The Klansman

Vernon Hodo

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Top of the Heap

Captain Walsh

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Fear Is The Key

Tanner (uncredited)

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The Molly Maguires

Jenkins

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You Can't Win 'Em All

U.S. Army major

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Hellfighters

Jim Hatch

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Double Trouble

Iceman

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I Deal in Danger

Gorleck

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The War Lord

Holbracht

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Strange Bedfellows

The Truck Driver (uncredited)

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My Fair Lady

Jamie - Doolittle's crony (uncredited)

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Cleopatra

Roman Officer (uncredited)

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The Hook

Crewman Svenson

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Romanoff and Juliet

Randle Wix

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The Barbarians

Carthaginean Officer

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No Name on the Bullet

Ben Chaffee

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Der Seewolf

Johnson

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The Young Lions

Cpl. Kraus (uncredited)

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Something of Value

Policeman (uncredited)

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Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend

Clyde Walters

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Spoilers of the Forest

Big Jack Milna

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Moonfleet

Nathanial Greening

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To Catch a Thief

Detective at the Costume Ball (uncredited)

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Violent Saturday

Amish Farmer on Train (uncredited)

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The Scarlet Coat

Mr. Durkin

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Cassanova's Big Night

Outside guard (uncredited)

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Knock on Wood

English Bobby (uncredited)

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El Talismán

Mob Leader (uncredited)

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Living It Up

Yankee Catcher

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Julius Caesar

Citizen of Rome (uncredited)

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South Sea Woman

Fitzroy (bearded baritone)

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The Desert Rats

Corporal (uncredited)

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Against All Flags

Jonathan Harris

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Plymouth Adventure

Salterne (uncredited)

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The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

German corporal (uncredited)

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