Van Johnson

Actor | * 08/25/1916 († 92, 12/12/2008) | Newport, Rhode Island (United States of America (USA))
Charles Van Dell Johnson (August 25, 1916 – December 12, 2008) was an American film, television, theatre and radio actor, singer, and dancer. He was a major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer during and after World War II. Johnson was described as the embodiment of the "boy-next-door wholesomeness" which made him a popular Hollywood star in the 1940s and 1950s, playing "the red-haired, freckle-faced soldier, sailor, or bomber pilot who used to live down the street" in MGM films during the war years, with such films as Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, A Guy Named Joe, and The Human Comedy. He made occasional World War II films through the end of the 1960s, and he played a military officer in one of his final feature films in 1992. At the time of his death in 2008, he was one of the last surviving matinee idols of Hollywood's "golden age". ()
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Van Johnson (1916–2008) was an American film, television theatre and radio actor, singer, and dancer. He was a major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer during and after World War II.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Van Johnson

Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Movies with Van Johnson as Actor(94)

2009 Endgame
as Comm. Howard1992 Three Days To A Kill
as Mr. Ranthow1991 Clowning Around
as Erzähler1990 Flight from Paradise
as Judge1989 Killer Crocodile
as himself1988 Bacall on Bogart
as The professor1986 Down There in the Jungle
as Mulligan - Joan's father1982 The Scorpion with Two Tails
as Vice President Ethan Richards1980 The Kidnapping of the President
as Lieutenant Sturges1979 From Corleone to Brooklyn
as Captain Scott1979 The Concorde Affair
as Chip Green1978 Superdome
as Philip Lawrence1978 Getting Married
as Johnny Leverett1974 The Girl on the Late, Late Show
as (archive footage)1974 That's Entertainment!
as President Hardgrove1972 Call Her Mom
as Prof. Orson Krüger1971 Eye of the Spider
as Sam Cahill1971 Company of Killers
as Lester Scott1970 San Francisco International
as President James A. Garfield1969 The Price of Power
as Air Marshal George Taylor1969 Eagles Over London
as Darrel Harrison1968 Yours, Mine and Ours
as Father Chase: The 'In' Group1968 Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows
as Al Yearling1967 Divorce American Style
as Capt. Anderson, Pilot1966 The Doomsday Flight
as James Devlin1964 American in Paris
as Bill Austin1963 Wives and Lovers
as Allan Lemaire1960 The Enemy General
as Paul Mathry1959 Web of Evidence
as Major Baxter Grant1959 Subway in the Sky
as Hans Von Kroner / Leonard Richardson1959 The Last Blitzkrieg
as Scott Ethan Martin1957 Slander
as Carson1957 Action of the Tiger
as Pied Piper / Truson1957 The Pied Piper of Hamelin
as Len Carmody1957 Kelly and Me
as Phillip Hannon1956 23 Paces to Baker Street
as Donald Martin / Eric Bell1956 The Bottom of the Bottle
as Pvt. Arthur 'Art' Hugenon1956 Miracle in the Rain
as Maurice Bendrix1955 The End of the Affair
as Lt. Thayer1954 Men of the Fighting Lady
as Lt. Stephen Maryk1954 The Caine Mutiny
as Capt. James S. Simmons / Jim Farraday1954 The Siege at Red River
as Jeff Douglas1954 Brigadoon
as Charles Wills1954 The Last Time I Saw Paris
as Joe Bedloe1953 Confidentially Connie
as Ray Lloyd1953 Easy to Love
as Waldo Williams1953 Remains to Be Seen
as Joseph T. Gresham1952 Washington Story
as Dan Pierce1952 Invitation
as John Alden1952 Plymouth Adventure
as Father John X. Halligan1952 When in Rome
as Michael Lawrence1951 Three Guys Named Mike
as Dr. Lincoln I. Bartlett1951 Grounds for Marriage
as Rev. Adam Burch1951 It's a Big Country
as Eric Wainwright1951 Too Young to Kiss
as Lt. Michael Grayson1951 Go for Broke!
as Dick Layne1950 Duchess of Idaho
as David Maldon1950 The Big Hangover
as Mike Conovan1949 Scene of the Crime
as Professor Richard Michaels1949 Mother Is a Freshman
as Andrew Delby Larkin1949 In the Good Old Summertime
as Holley1949 Battleground
as Technical Sergeant Immanuel T. Evans1948 Command Decision
as 'Spike' McManus1948 State of the Union
as Greg Rawlings1948 The Bride Goes Wild
as Henry Carson1947 The Romance of Rosy Ridge
as Alec Brooke1947 High Barbaree
as Bill Chandler1946 Easy to Wed
as Bandleader in Elite Club1946 Till the Clouds Roll By
as Michael Hanlon1946 No Leave, No Love
as Thomas Milvaine1945 Thrill of a Romance
as James Hollis1945 Week-End at the Waldorf
as Dr. Randall "Red" Adams1945 Between Two Women
as Dr. Randall 'Red' Ames1944 3 Men in White
as Ted Lawson1944 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
as Sam Bennett1944 The White Cliffs of Dover
as John Dyckman Brown III1944 Two Girls and a Sailor
as Ted Randall1943 A Guy Named Joe
as Everett Arnold1943 Pilot #5
as Marcus Macauley1943 The Human Comedy
as Dr. Randall Adams1943 Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case
as Reporter1943 Madame Curie
as (uncredited)1942 Personalities
as Dr. Randall 'Red' Adams1942 Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant
as Wade Hall1942 Somewhere I'll Find You
as Agent Pritchard1942 For the Common Defense!
as Michael Fitzpatrick1942 The War Against Mrs. Hadley
as Bert Bell1942 Murder in the Big House
as Chorus Boy1940 Too Many Girls

TV Shows/Series with Van Johnson as Actor(28)

Full Name: Van Johnson
Born: Friday, 08/25 1916 (August) in Newport, Rhode Island (United States of America (USA))
Died: Friday, 12/12 2008 (December) in Nyack (aged: 92)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Educated at: Rogers High School
Other names for Van Johnson (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Charles Van Dell Johnson"
Van Johnson frequently works together with these people:
Cedric Gibbons (22x, Crew)
Edwin B. Willis (18x, Crew)
Irene (17x, Crew)
Douglas Shearer (12x, Crew)
Jack Carter (11x, Actor)
June Allyson (11x, Actress)
Chuck Connors (10x, Actor)
Eddie Albert (9x, Actor)
Jessica Walter (9x, Actress)
Esther Williams (9x, Actress)
Arte Johnson (9x, Actor)
Keenan Wynn (8x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:6406, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 11/24/2021