John Crawford

John Crawford
Burly, handsome and rugged character actor John Crawford appeared in over 200 movies and TV shows combined in a career that spanned over 40 years, usually cast as tough and/or villainous characters. Crawford was born Cleve Richardson on September 13, 1920, in Colfax, Washington. He was discovered by a Warner Bros. scout while attending the University of Washington's School of Drama. Although he failed his screen test, Crawford nonetheless joined RKO as a laborer. He then got a job building sets at Circle Theater in Los Angeles, and eventually persuaded the producers to cast him in some of their plays. He was soon signed to Columbia Pictures to act in secondary roles in westerns. In the late 1950s he graduated to bigger parts in such films as Ordre de tuer  (1958), La clé (1958) and Un homme pour le bagne (1960), all of which were made in the UK. Crawford returned to America in the early 1960s and began a prolific career in both movies and TV series, up until 1986. His most memorable film roles include the ill-fated chief engineer inL'aventure du Poséidon (1972), the hearty Tom Iverson in La fugue (1975), the bumbling mayor of San Francisco in L'inspecteur ne renonce jamais (1976), hard-nosed police chief Buzz Cavanaugh in Un couple en fuite (1977) and amiable old mine hand Brian Deerling in The Boogens (1981). John had recurring parts as Sheriff Ep Bridges inLa famille des collines (1971) and Capt. Parks on Sergent Anderson (1974). Among the many TV shows he made guest appearances in are The Lone Ranger (1949), Superman(1952), Les espions (1965), La quatrième dimension (1959), Les incorruptibles (1959),La grande caravane (1957), Le fugitif (1963), Star Trek (1966), Perdus dans l'espace(1965), Bonanza (1959), Stalag 13 (1965), Mission impossible (1966), Gunsmoke(1955), Super Jaimie (1976), Dallas (1978) and Dynastie (1981). Crawford died at age 90 following complications from a stroke on September 21, 2010, in Thousand Oaks, California. He's survived by his ex-wife Ann Wakefield, four daughters and two grandchildren. - IMDb Mini Biography
Name John Crawford
Also Known As Johnny Crawford, Cleve Allen Richardson, Cleve Richardson, Jack Crawford
Birthday 1920-09-13
Deathday 2010-09-21
Gender Male
IMDB John Crawford profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Colfax, Washington, USA
As: Sgt. Jimmy Bradford
1960-01-01
The Impersonator...
As: Don Starling
1960-04-10
Hell Is a City...
As: Buzz Cavenaugh
1977-07-15
Outlaw Blues...
As: Captain Kidd
1953-09-17
The Great Adventures...
As: Doctor Sanders
1973-01-01
The Severed Arm...
As: Captain Keller
1969-11-07
The Ravine...
As: Capt. Richard Hillma
1954-06-15
Battle of Rogue Rive...
As: Virgil
1967-06-01
Spring Night, Summer...
As: Mickey
1979-04-01
Tilt...
As: Brian Deering
1981-09-25
The Boogens...
As: Harris
1950-05-10
The Invisible Monste...
As: Jack Murphy
1958-11-18
Floods of Fear...
As: Chuck
1952-07-24
Blackhawk...
As: Donald Powell
1961-01-01
The Devil's Messenge...
As: Unknown
1979-05-13
The Sky Trap...
As: Joab
1959-12-25
Solomon and Sheba...
As: Josh
1979-04-01
Hard Knocks...
As: Roth
1952-07-16
Zombies of the Strat...
As: Chuck Ramsey
1952-07-25
Old Oklahoma Plains...
As: Agent Mulvaney - Ch.
1949-03-24
Ghost of Zorro...
As: Rancher
1972-01-01
J.W. Coop...
As: The Mayor
1976-12-20
The Enforcer...
As: King Bradshaw
1953-11-15
Secret of Outlaw Fla...
As: Fred Stoner
1975-11-17
Guilty or Innocent: ...
As: Riverboat Captain
1979-04-27
Dreamer...
As: Kimball
1958-07-25
Orders to Kill...
As: Clay Dean
1966-06-15
Duel at Diablo...
As: Captain Domitius
1953-05-08
Serpent of the Nile...
As: Gaspar
1952-12-25
A Star Shall Rise...
As: LeBeau
1951-12-09
Northwest Territory...
As: Ace Devlin [Chs.1-9]
1952-11-06
Son of Geronimo...
As: Nate Bidwell
1975-04-15
The Swiss Family Rob...
As: Avil
1953-10-21
Slaves of Babylon...
As: State Trooper
1965-07-21
I Saw What You Did...
As: Butch Cassidy
1967-01-29
Return of the Gunfig...
As: Sands
1949-01-01
Radar Patrol vs. Spy...
As: Chris Peters - Hench
1953-02-01
Marshal of Cedar Roc...
As: Abortionist
1973-12-13
Message to My Daught...
As: Joe Spencer
1953-05-10
Rebel City...
As: Vernon Presley
1981-03-01
Elvis and the Beauty...
As: Tom Iverson
1975-06-11
Night Moves...
As: Sgt. Hunt
1978-12-04
Lawman Without a Gun...
As: Marvin McKay
1951-10-20
Honeychile...
As: Captain Sherick
1979-06-27
The Apple Dumpling G...
As: Boyd
1958-07-16
Intent to Kill...
As: Sam
1951-04-07
Raton Pass...
As: Texas Ranger Stockto
1953-01-11
Star of Texas...
As: George Norton - Came
1948-09-01
Sons of Adventure...
As: Stevedore
1950-08-29
Lonely Heart Bandits...
As: American Captain
1958-05-28
The Key...
As: Polydeuces (uncredit
1963-06-19
Jason and the Argona...
As: Amos Ramsey
1948-10-30
Adventures of Frank ...
As: Chief Engineer
1972-12-01
The Poseidon Adventu...
As: Chief Petty Officer
1964-10-27
The Americanization ...
As: Reporter (uncredited
1950-07-27
Mystery Street...
As: Capt. Hank Schlosber
1960-03-27
Exodus...
As: George Washington
1959-06-16
John Paul Jones...
As: 1st Detective (uncre
1951-06-01
Hollywood Story...
As: Al - Bannion's Broth
1953-10-14
The Big Heat...
As: Callahan
1974-12-14
The Towering Inferno...
As: Alexander
1965-02-15
The Greatest Story E...
As: Unknown
1960-09-11
Danger Man...
As: Unknown
1976-01-14
The Bionic Woman...
As: Unknown
1966-01-12
Batman...
As: Sheriff Moore
1982-09-26
Knight Rider...
As: Unknown
1955-09-10
Gunsmoke...
As: Unknown
1963-09-29
My Favorite Martian...
As: Lieutenant Ritchie
1965-09-17
Hogan's Heroes...
As: Unknown
1962-10-02
Combat!...
As: Unknown
1977-03-15
Eight Is Enough...
As: Unknown
1977-04-19
The Amazing Spider-M...
As: Unknown
1975-09-14
The Swiss Family Rob...
As: Unknown
1973-03-20
Police Story...
As: Unknown
1963-09-17
The Fugitive...
As: Unknown
1948-10-17
Ford Theatre...
As: Unknown
1965-09-17
The Wild Wild West...
As: Unknown
1974-09-12
Harry O...
As: Unknown
1965-09-15
The Big Valley...
As: Unknown
1952-09-19
Adventures of Superm...
As: Unknown
1951-04-15
The Adventures of Wi...
As: Unknown
1959-01-01
13 Demon Street...
As: Unknown
1966-09-09
The Time Tunnel...
As: Commissioner Ferris
1966-09-08
Star Trek...
As: Unknown
1974-09-09
Rhoda...
As: Unknown
1978-03-10
The Incredible Hulk...
As: Unknown
1957-10-04
Trackdown...
As: Unknown
1979-09-23
Trapper John, M.D....
As: Unknown
1983-09-18
Hardcastle and McCor...
As: Unknown
1974-09-11
Little House on the ...
As: Unknown
1972-09-16
The Bob Newhart Show...
As: Unknown
1976-01-19
How the West Was Won...
As: Unknown
1979-01-20
Salvage 1...
As: Unknown
1967-09-16
Mannix...
As: Dr. Chronos
1965-09-15
Lost in Space...
As: Unknown
1978-09-10
Kaz...
As: Unknown
1968-09-22
Land of the Giants...
As: Unknown
1976-09-22
Charlie's Angels...
As: Unknown
1981-01-12
Dynasty...
As: Unknown
1964-05-04
Another World...
As: Unknown
1959-10-02
The Twilight Zone...
As: Unknown
1974-09-13
Police Woman...
As: Unknown
1982-09-26
Matt Houston...
As: Unknown
1954-10-15
The Adventures of Ri...
As: Unknown
1966-09-08
Tarzan...
As: Unknown
1964-09-24
Daniel Boone...
As: Unknown
1975-05-06
The Invisible Man...
As: Unknown
1963-10-04
Bob Hope Presents th...
As: Unknown
1974-03-16
Petrocelli...
As: Unknown
1964-11-08
Profiles in Courage...
As: Unknown
1967-09-08
Hondo...
As: Unknown
1967-09-08
The Guns of Will Son...
As: Unknown
1976-09-23
The Tony Randall Sho...
As: Unknown
1956-09-25
State Trooper...
As: Unknown
1979-03-25
Friends...
As: Unknown
1956-04-08
Telephone Time...
As: Unknown
1952-09-19
Hopalong Cassidy...
As: Unknown
1950-10-12
The George Burns and...
As: Unknown
1975-09-21
Bronk...
As: Unknown
1951-09-08
The Adventures of Bo...
As: Sheriff Ep Bridges
1972-09-14
The Waltons...
As: General Tucker
1982-09-17
The Powers of Matthe...
As: Mac Thomas
1982-09-26
Knight Rider...
As: Dr. Kenilworth
1974-09-13
The Rockford Files...
As: Christian
1974-09-13
The Rockford Files...
As: Dr. Lubell
1966-09-17
Mission: Impossible...