John Hoyt

Biography

Date of Birth 5 October 1905, Bronxville, New York, USA Date of Death 15 September 1991, Santa Cruz, California, USA (lung cancer) Birth Name John McArthur Hoysradt Height 5' 10" (1.78 m) Spouse Doroth Oltman Haveman (4 September 1961 - 15 September 1991) (his death) 1 child Trivia One of a long list of actors and crew who worked on the film The Conqueror (1956) in 1956 that died from cancer some years later, including John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Agnes Moorehead, and Pedro Armendáriz, who was the first to contract cancer and committed suicide rather than face the horror of it. Has one son and one grandson. His foster grandson, Lance Polland, is a Screenwriter and Director. He had several guest appearances on the 1960s TV comedy show "Hogan's Heroes" (1965). He mostly played a high-ranking German Officer in the show, but never the same role twice. In 1937 he performed (as John Hoysradt) at the prestigious Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center. He headlined as 'the Master of Satire.' He was the television spokesman in a series of Midas Muffler commercials in the 1960's. In his early years of performing, he put together a nightclub act doing impressions of famous celebrities. His impersonation of Noel Coward was so good that he was hired for the original Broadway comedy "The Man Who Came to Dinner" in 1939, in which he played Beverley Carlton, a role obviously based on Coward himself. One of the very few actors to have appeared in both the original Star Trek series and the original Battlestar Galactica. Personal Quotes "I like keeping busy. Satan finds work for idle hands." (from a 1986 "Starlog" interview) Well, you have to accept typecasting to a point because it's your daily bread.

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Birth Name

John McArthur Hoysradt

Birth Place

New York, USA

Birth Date

11/5/1905

Death Date

9/15/1991
Known For
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Cleopatra

Cassius

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When Worlds Collide

Sydney Stanton (millionaire)

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"X": The Man with the X-Ray Eyes

Dr. Willard Benson

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Désirée

Talleyrand

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Trapped

John Downey

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Once Upon A Time In Brooklyn

Carmine

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Gunpoint

Mayor Osborne

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Time Trap

Dr. Varno

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Curse of the Undead

Dr. Carter

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Lost Continent

Michael Rostov

Starring In
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Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn

Carmine

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Once Upon A Time In Brooklyn

Carmine

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Mulberry Street

Big Vic

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Last Request

Big Joe

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Day Of The Dead 2 - Contagium

The Infected

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Searching for Bobby D

Officer Billy

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Lustre

Chickie

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Wannabes

Eddie (as John Glenn Hoyt)

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Hitman's Run

Benny the Bash (uncredited)

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The Funeral

Big John

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Die Hard With a Vengeance

Federal Reserve Guard #1

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The Basketball Diaries

Billy the Bartender

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Bullets Over Broadway

Wiseguy (uncredited)

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Carlito's Way

Club Bouncer

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Desperately Seeking Susan

Space Commander

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Gimme a Break - Season One

Grandpa Stanley Kanisky (78 episodes, 1982-1987)

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Flesh Gordon

Professor Gordon

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Duel at Diablo

Chata

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Gunpoint

Mayor Osborne

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Two on a Guillotine

Carl Vickers

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Io Sono Dillinger

Dr. Wilson

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Time Trap

Dr. Varno

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"X": The Man with the X-Ray Eyes

Dr. Willard Benson

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Cleopatra

Cassius

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Petticoat Junction

Jeremiah Priddy / ... (3 episodes, 1963-1967)

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Merrill's Marauders

Gen. Joseph Stilwell

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Spartacus

Caius

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Riot in Juvenile Prison

Col. Ernest Walton

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Never So Few

Col. Reed

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Curse of the Undead

Dr. Carter

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The Scarface Mob

Capone Lawyer (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Frontier Doctor, Vol. 1

Clete Barron, Rancher (1 episode, 1958)

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Baby Face Nelson

Samuel Parker

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Mohawk

Butler

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The Conqueror

Shaman

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Forever Darling

Bill Finlay

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Death of a Scoundrel

Mr. O'Hara

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Wetbacks

Steve Bodine

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The Come On

Harold King, alias Harley Kendrick

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Moonfleet

Magistrate Maskew

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Trial

Ralph Castillo

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Blackboard Jungle

Mr. Warneke

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The Big Combo

Nils Dreyer

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The Purple Mask

Rochet

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The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing

William Travers Jerome

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The Student Prince

Prime Minister Von Mark

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Désirée

Talleyrand

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Cassanova's Big Night

Maggiorin

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Julius Caesar

Decius Brutus

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The Black Castle

Count Steiken

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Androcles and the Lion

Cato

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Loan Shark

Vince Phillips

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When Worlds Collide

Sydney Stanton (millionaire)

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The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel (uncredited)

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New Mexico

Sergeant Harrison

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Lost Continent

Michael Rostov

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The Company She Keeps

Judge Kendall

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The Lawless

Ed Ferguson

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Outside the Wall

Jack Bernard

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Trapped

John Downey

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The Lady Gambles

Dr. Rojac

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Great Dan Patch

Ben Lathrop

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The Bribe

Gibbs

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Everybody Does It

Wilkins

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Winter Meeting

Stacy Grant

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Brute Force

Spencer

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My Favorite Brunette

Dr. Lundau

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The Unfaithful

Det. Lieut. Reynolds

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O.S.S.

Col. Paul Meister

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