John Anderson

John Anderson
A tall, sinewy, austere-looking character actor with silver hair, rugged features and a distinctive voice, John Robert Anderson appeared in hundreds of films and television episodes. Immensely versatile, he was at his best submerging himself in the role of historical figures (he impersonated Abraham Lincoln three times and twice baseball commissioner Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, men whom he strongly resembled). He was a familiar presence in westerns and science-fiction serials, usually as upstanding, dignified and generally benign citizens (a rare exception was his Ebonite interrogator in The Outer Limits (1963) episode "Nightmare"). He had a high opinion of Rod Serling and was proud to be featured in four episodes of The Twilight Zone (1959), most memorably as the tuxedo-clad angel Gabriel in "A Passage for Trumpet" (doing for Jack Klugman what Henry Travers did for James Stewart in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)).
Name John Anderson
Also Known As
Birthday 1922-10-20
Deathday 1992-08-07
Gender Male
IMDB John Anderson profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Clayton, Illinois, USA
As: Joe Clausen
1966-08-01
Namu, the Killer Wha...
As: Inspector Darnezi
1972-10-26
The Stepmother...
As: Mark Twain/Franklin
1982-10-01
The American Adventu...
As: Col. John Lockport
1974-02-03
Smile Jenny, You're ...
As: Caiaphas
1979-08-01
In Search of Histori...
As: Burton Standish
1966-04-09
Scalplock...
As: Pike Smith
1975-05-01
The Specialist...
As: Ase Beck
1969-05-20
Heaven with a Gun...
As: Col. Iverson
1970-08-12
Soldier Blue...
As: Sheriff Allan Pierce
1971-10-01
Apache Vengeance...
As: Abraham Lincoln
1977-10-01
The Lincoln Conspira...
As: George Watson
1991-10-23
Daddy...
As: Stanley Willard
1982-12-01
Missing Children: A ...
As: Unknown
1973-02-27
Call to Danger...
As: Hutter
1978-12-18
The Deerslayer...
As: Holbrook
1986-04-06
I-Man...
As: Halliday
1973-11-07
Executive Action...
As: Judge F.W. Charles
1981-10-02
Zoot Suit...
As: Wes Westerman
1991-02-03
In Broad Daylight...
As: Capper
1968-03-08
A Man Called Gannon...
As: Amos Force
1977-11-16
The Last Hurrah...
As: Captain Jefferson Ad
1968-03-01
Day of the Evil Gun...
As: Doc (uncredited)
1958-03-03
The True Story of Ly...
As: Sheriff Marvin Parke
1972-12-01
Molly and Lawless Jo...
As: Gus
1989-06-01
Deadly Innocents...
As: Unknown
1992-01-20
Bed of Lies...
As: Marshal Dana
1968-07-28
5 Card Stud...
As: Toler
1974-01-27
Heatwave!...
As: Mike Turk
1974-06-16
The Dove...
As: George Dutton
1989-01-01
Full Exposure: The S...
As: Judge Meriweather
1987-01-16
American Harvest...
As: Jeremiah Burns
1962-04-27
Geronimo...
As: Mayor Kincaid
1969-09-10
The Great Bank Robbe...
As: Capt. Bryce
1970-05-27
Cotton Comes to Harl...
As: Unknown
1978-10-24
Donner Pass: The Roa...
As: Noel G. Koch
1986-12-01
Scorpion...
As: Farmer Wills
1964-03-08
For the Love of Will...
As: Stretch
1971-06-23
Man and Boy...
As: Ezra Maple / Isaac M
1967-04-30
Welcome to Hard Time...
As: Dietrich
1967-02-15
A Covenant with Deat...
As: Arliss
1986-06-13
Never Too Young to D...
As: Sgt. Buell
1965-06-23
The Hallelujah Trail...
As: Rev. Donald Randolph
1984-04-02
Sins of the Past...
As: Boone
1969-10-15
Young Billy Young...
As: Alexander Majors
1977-11-05
Peter Lundy and the ...
As: Elder Hammond
1962-06-20
Ride the High Countr...
As: Ambrose Spencer
1970-05-17
The Andersonville Tr...
As: Don Vito Albanese
1973-08-30
Counselor at Crime...
As: Virgil Earp (flashba
1994-07-01
Wyatt Earp: Return t...
As: Preacher
1962-03-20
Walk on the Wild Sid...
As: Agent Reagan
1965-03-26
The Satan Bug...
As: Governor
1980-08-15
Smokey and the Bandi...
As: California Charlie
1960-06-16
Psycho...
As: Salesman
1959-07-29
Last Train from Gun ...
As: Judge Landis
1991-10-01
Babe Ruth...
As: Judge Kenesaw Mounta
1988-09-02
Eight Men Out...
As: Unknown
1957-10-04
Trackdown...
As: Unknown
1972-09-16
The Bob Newhart Show...
As: Unknown
1982-09-25
Silver Spoons...
As: Unknown
1960-10-07
Route 66...
As: Unknown
1965-09-19
The F.B.I....
As: Unknown
1985-09-29
MacGyver...
As: Unknown
1955-09-10
Gunsmoke...
As: Unknown
1987-09-26
Jake and the Fatman...
As: Unknown
1951-12-24
Hallmark Hall of Fam...
As: Unknown
1958-01-04
Sea Hunt...
As: Unknown
1955-10-02
Alfred Hitchcock Pre...
As: Unknown
1982-10-03
Voyagers!...
As: Unknown
1960-09-26
Outlaws...
As: Unknown
1988-03-09
Aaron's Way...
As: Unknown
1963-09-17
The Fugitive...
As: Unknown
1962-09-19
The Virginian...
As: Unknown
1982-09-26
Matt Houston...
As: Unknown
1968-09-25
Here Come the Brides...
As: Unknown
1966-09-08
Tarzan...
As: Unknown
1959-01-09
Rawhide...
As: Unknown
1957-09-14
Have Gun – Will Tr...
As: Unknown
1965-09-15
The Big Valley...
As: Unknown
1958-09-23
Bronco...
As: Unknown
1959-01-10
Black Saddle...
As: Unknown
1959-10-04
The Rebel...
As: Unknown
1958-09-30
The Rifleman...
As: Unknown
1962-10-01
Stoney Burke...
As: Unknown
1959-10-02
Johnny Ringo...
As: Unknown
1959-10-16
The Detectives...
As: Unknown
1961-09-19
Cain's Hundred...
As: Unknown
1977-09-20
Lou Grant...
As: Unknown
1978-03-10
The Incredible Hulk...
As: Kevin Uxbridge
1987-09-28
Star Trek: The Next ...
As: Unknown
1972-09-17
M*A*S*H...
As: Unknown
1955-09-20
Cheyenne...
As: Unknown
1980-01-27
Tenspeed and Brown S...
As: Unknown
1963-09-27
The Great Adventure...
As: Unknown
1972-10-14
Kung Fu...
As: Unknown
1963-10-10
Kraft Suspense Theat...
As: Unknown
1974-09-11
Little House on the ...
As: Unknown
1986-03-03
Matlock...
As: Unknown
1976-10-03
Quincy, M.E....
As: Unknown
1968-09-20
Hawaii Five-O...
As: Unknown
1967-09-16
Mannix...
As: Unknown
1979-09-22
Hart to Hart...
As: Unknown
1985-11-03
North and South...
As: Unknown
1983-10-03
Scarecrow and Mrs. K...
As: Unknown
1989-03-26
Quantum Leap...
As: Unknown
1957-09-21
Perry Mason...
As: Unknown
1971-09-14
Cannon...
As: Unknown
1984-09-18
Hunter...
As: Franklin Roosevelt
1979-01-29
Backstairs at the Wh...
As: Unknown
1954-09-12
Lassie...
As: Unknown
1972-01-22
Emergency!...
As: Gabriel
1959-10-02
The Twilight Zone...
As: Unknown
1960-09-10
The Tall Man...
As: Unknown
1961-09-25
87th Precinct...
As: Unknown
1962-09-15
Sam Benedict...
As: Unknown
1963-09-24
Redigo...
As: Unknown
1976-09-22
The Quest...
As: Unknown
1968-09-24
Lancer...
As: Unknown
1958-09-22
Peter Gunn...
As: Unknown
1966-09-13
Occasional Wife...
As: Unknown
1966-09-12
Felony Squad...
As: Unknown
1958-10-02
Yancy Derringer...
As: Unknown
1957-07-01
Richard Diamond, Pri...
As: Unknown
1959-10-05
Adventures in Paradi...
As: Unknown
1967-09-07
Cimarron Strip...
As: Unknown
1981-12-01
Bret Maverick...
As: Unknown
1960-09-13
Thriller...
As: Unknown
1955-09-06
The Life and Legend ...
As: Unknown
1972-01-15
The Sixth Sense...
As: Unknown
1958-09-06
Wanted: Dead or Aliv...
As: Unknown
1958-10-08
Bat Masterson...
As: Unknown
1961-10-02
Ben Casey...
As: Unknown
1959-09-15
Laramie...
As: Unknown
1966-09-12
The Rat Patrol...
As: Unknown
1986-09-20
Heart of the City...
As: Unknown
1956-10-05
Dick Powell's Zane G...
As: Unknown
1963-09-14
The Lieutenant...
As: Unknown
1959-10-01
Law of the Plainsman...
As: Unknown
1965-09-13
The Legend of Jesse ...
As: Unknown
1988-10-26
Annie McGuire...
As: Unknown
1961-09-27
Dr. Kildare...
As: Unknown
1957-10-02
The Walter Winchell ...
As: Unknown
1963-09-16
The Outer Limits...
As: Unknown
1977-02-02
Tales of the Unexpec...
As: Unknown
1950-01-14
Inside Detective...
As: Unknown
1957-03-05
Panic!...
As: Unknown
1986-04-13
Dream West...
As: Unknown
1975-09-21
Bronk...
As: Judge Juan O'Brien
1971-09-16
Bearcats!...
As: Gerald A. O'Malley
1974-09-13
The Rockford Files...