John Saxon

Character Actor / Film Director | * 08/05/1935 († 84, 07/25/2020) | Brooklyn, New York (United States of America (USA))
John Saxon (born Carmine Orrico; August 5, 1936 – July 25, 2020) was an American film and television actor who worked on more than 200 projects during a span of 60 years. He was known for his work in Westerns and horror films, often playing police officers and detectives. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Saxon studied acting with Stella Adler before beginning his career as a contract actor for Universal Pictures, appearing in such films as Rock, Pretty Baby (1956) and Portrait in Black (1961), which earned him a reputation as a teen idol and won him a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor. During the 1970s and 1980s, he established himself as a character actor, frequently portraying law enforcement officials in horror films such as Black Christmas (1974), Dario Argento's Tenebrae (1982), and A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). Saxon appeared in numerous Italian films from the early sixties. In a 2002 interview, he said o... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Action | Thriller

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Movies with John Saxon as Actor(135)

as himself2009 Clarkworld
as Tony Ford2009 War Wolves
as Lee Robinson2008 God's Ears
as Leo2006 Trapped Ashes
as Jeb 'Pa' Jameson2006 Pelts
as Michael Curtis2003 Pitcher and the Pin-Up
as Darabont2002 Outta Time
as Police Chief George Moreno2001 Final Payback
as Murphy2001 Night Class
as (archive footage)1999 Bruce Lee: The Legend Lives On
as himself1999 Welcome to Primetime
as himself1998 The Path of the Dragon
as Himself (archive footage)1998 Bruce Lee: In His Own Words
as Jacob Keller1998 Joseph's Gift
as Wolvencroft1997 Lancelot : Guardian Of Time
as FBI Agent1996 From Dusk Till Dawn
as Fred Goodwin1995 Jonathan of the Bears
as Detective Lewis1995 The Killers Within
as Dr. Sachs1994 Killing Obsession
as Himself / Lt. Donald Thompson1994 New Nightmare
as Orrin Sanderson1994 Beverly Hills Cop III
as Charles Searage1994 Frame-Up II: The Cover-Up
as James Mitchell1993 No Escape, No Return
as John Maglia1993 The Baby Doll Murders
as Professor Jones1992 Hellmaster
as Otto Van Horne1992 Animal Instincts
as Captain Fuller1992 Maximum Force
as Agent Miils1991 The Arrival
as Rafael Concion1991 Payoff
as Gene1991 Blackmail
as Haroun Al-Hakim1990 The Last Samurai
as Ghost1990 The Final Alliance
as Oliver Quinn1990 Aftershock
as Clifford Evans1990 Blood Salvage
as Jack Kagan1990 Crossing the Line
as Harry Thropen1989 My Mom's a Werewolf
as Strycher1989 Nightmare Beach
as Herb Tamplin1989 Criminal Act
as Colonel Gordon Burgess1988 Zombie Death House
as Francis Turner1986 Hands of Steel
as Royal Cane1985 Brothers-in-Law
as Sports Editor1985 Fever Pitch
as Lt. Thompson1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street
as Davis1983 The Big Score
as Sergio Puccini the notary1982 Una di troppo
as Bullmer1982 Tenebre
as Homer Hubbard1982 Wrong Is Right
as Jerome Brademan1982 Rooster
as Arthur Barnard1982 The Scorpion with Two Tails
as Joe Hale1982 Desire
as Monty Sager1981 Golden Gate
as Captain Pearson1980 Blood Beach
as Captain Munoz1980 Running Scared
as Norman Hopper1980 Invasion of the Flesh Hunters
as Larry Andrews1980 Beyond Evil
as Hunt Sears1979 The Electric Horseman
as Phil Adamson1979 Fast Company
as Sam Kellog1979 The Glove
as John Norman1978 The Bees
as Alan Brocker1978 The Immigrants
as Colonel Columbus1978 Shalimar
as Frank Di Maggio1977 The Cynic, the Rat & the Fist
as J.B. Johnson1977 Moonshine County Express
as Francesco Capuano1976 Violent Naples
as Altman1976 Mark Strikes Again
as Sgt. Ned Matthews1976 Shadows in an Empty Room
as Albertelli1976 A Special Cop in Action
as Robert Hayes1976 The Swiss Conspiracy
as Maj. Gen. Benny Peled1976 Raid on Entebbe
as Commissario Jacovella1976 Cross Shot
as Walter Deaney1975 Mitchell
as Dave Ambrose1975 Crossfire
as Mariano Beltrán1975 Fight to the Death
as Lieutenant Kenneth Fuller1974 Black Christmas
as Dylan Hunt1974 Planet Earth
as James Hallbeck1974 Can Ellen Be Saved?
as Gaspare Ardizzone1973 Family Killer
as Roper1973 Enter the Dragon
as Mr. Kingstreet1973 Mr. Kingstreet's War
as Paul Maxvill1973 Snatched
1973 Linda
as Luis Chama1972 Joe Kidd
as Billy Pye1970 The Intruders
as Lou Trinidad1969 Death of a Gunfighter
as Clay Watson1968 One Dollar Too Many
as Bret Hendley1968 For Singles Only
as Cheval1968 Istanbul Express
as himself1968 Western, Italian Style
as Dakin McAdam1967 Winchester '73
as Chuy1966 The Appaloosa
as George Ducette, a celebrity on flight1966 The Doomsday Flight
as Allan Brenner1966 Queen of Blood
as Dr. Jack Costain1965 Blood Beast From Outer Space
as Capt. Kermit Dowling1965 The Ravagers
as Joe Cramer1964 The Cavern
as Benny Rampell1963 The Cardinal
as Dr. Marcello Bassi1963 The Girl Who Knew Too Much
as Pvt. Raymond Endore1962 War Hunt
as Renzo1962 Agostino
as Seymour Kern1961 Posse from Hell
as Rondo1960 The Plunderers
as Johnny Portugal1960 The Unforgiven
as Blake Richards1960 Portrait in Black
as Voldi1959 The Big Fisherman
as Miguel Antonio Enrico Francisco Estrada1959 Cry Tough
as Jimmy Daley1958 Summer Love
as Will Henderson1958 The Restless Years
as Bill Tremaine1958 This Happy Feeling
as Jimmy Daley1956 Rock, Pretty Baby
as Leonard Bennett1956 The Unguarded Moment
as Vince Pomeroy1955 Running Wild
as Boy Watching Argument in Park (uncredited)1954 It Should Happen to You

TV Shows/Series with John Saxon as Actor(13)

as Martin James1983 The A-Team
as Kalem1983 The A-Team
as Harry Vito1977 79 Park Avenue
as John Hackson DeWitt1977 79 Park Avenue
as Capt. Townshend1976 Once an Eagle
as Dave Delaroux1974 The Rockford Files
as Dr. Theodore Stuart1969 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors

Movies with John Saxon as Crew(1)

Directing/Director1988 Zombie Death House

Full Name: John Saxon
Born: Monday, 08/05 1935 (August) in Brooklyn, New York (United States of America (USA))
Died: Saturday, 07/25 2020 (July) in Murfreesboro (aged: 84)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN)
Other names for John Saxon (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Carmine Orrico"
John Saxon frequently works together with these people:
Wes Craven (13x, Crew)
Paul Leder (11x, Crew)
Bruce Lee (9x, Actor)
Jackie Chan (7x, Actor)
Lance LeGault (7x, Actor)
Robert Shaye (7x, Crew)
Mills Watson (7x, Actor)
Umberto Lenzi (7x, Crew)
Joe E. Tata (7x, Actor)
Sammo Hung (6x, Actor)
Paul M. Heller (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1161, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 08/28/2021