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John Saxon

1935-08-05 Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Saxon (born Carmine Orrico; August 5, 1935 – July 25, 2020) was an American actor and martial artist who worked on more than 200 projects during a span of 60 years. Saxon is known for his work in Westerns and horror movies, 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, playing in such movies as Rock, Pretty Baby (1956) and Portrait in Black (1961). During the 1970s and 1980s, he established himself as a character actor, frequently portraying law enforcement officials in horror movies such as Black Christmas (1974), Dario Argento's Tenebrae (1982), and A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). In addition to his roles in horror movies, Saxon co-starred with Bruce Lee in the martial arts movie Enter the Dragon (1973), and has supporting roles in the westerns Death of a Gunfighter (1969) and Joe Kidd (1972), as well as the adventure thriller Raid on Entebbe (1977). In the 1990s, Saxon occasionally appeared in movies, with small roles in Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994) and From Dusk till Dawn (1996). Saxon died of pneumonia in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on July 25, 2020.


Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s Self 2012-03-30
Bring Me the Head of Lance Henriksen John 2010-01-01
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Himself 2010-05-04
War Wolves Tony Ford 2009-03-08
Clarkworld himself 2009-11-03
How Bruce Lee Changed the World Himself 2009-05-17
God's Ears Lee Robinson 2008-06-10
Trapped Ashes Leo 2006-09-12
Stanley's Girlfriend Leo 2006-05-17
The 12 Days of Black Christmas Self 2006-12-05
Pelts Jeb 'Pa' Jameson 2006-01-12
Edgar G. Ulmer: The Man Off-Screen Self 2004-09-04
Blood and Steel: Making 'Enter the Dragon' Himself 2004-11-28
Pitcher and the Pin-Up Michael Curtis 2003-06-14
Outta Time Darabont 2002-03-28
'Cannibal Apocalypse' Redux 2002-03-19
Black Christmas Revisited 2002-12-03
Night Class Murphy 2001-10-23
Final Payback Police Chief George Moreno 2001-04-24
Mario Bava: Maestro of the Macabre Himself 2000-01-01
Living in Fear 2000-12-31
Welcome to Primetime Himself 1999-09-08
Bruce Lee: The Legend Lives On (archive footage) 1999-01-01
Bruce Lee: In His Own Words Himself (archive footage) 1998-07-01
Criminal Minds Antonio DiPaolo Jr. 1998-10-20
Joseph's Gift Jacob Keller 1998-01-01
The Path of the Dragon Himself 1998-01-01
Bruce Lee: The Intercepting Fist Himself 1998-01-01
Lancelot : Guardian Of Time Wolvencroft 1997-01-03
From Dusk Till Dawn FBI Agent 1996-01-19
Jonathan degli orsi Fred Goodwin 1995-04-21
The Killers Within Detective Lewis 1995-01-01
Encyclopedia of Martial Arts: Hollywood Celebrities Himself 1995-08-28
Beverly Hills Cop III Orrin Sanderson 1994-05-24
New Nightmare Himself / Donald Thompson 1994-10-13
Killing Obsession Dr. Sachs 1994-07-20
Frame-Up II: The Cover-Up Charles Searage 1994-12-27
No Escape, No Return James Mitchell 1993-01-01
The Baby Doll Murders John Maglia 1993-01-01
Hellmaster Professor Jones 1992-12-16
Maximum Force Captain Fuller 1992-10-07
Lucky Luke 2 1992-01-01
Animal Instincts Otto Van Horne 1992-10-21
Payoff Rafael Concion 1991-01-10
The Arrival Agent Miils 1991-01-01
Blackmail Gene 1991-10-23
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker 1991-10-28
The Last Samurai Haroun Al-Hakim 1990-02-28
The Final Alliance Ghost 1990-06-30
Aftershock Oliver Quinn 1990-10-05
The Best of Martial Arts Films Narrator 1990-01-01
Blood Salvage Clifford Evans 1990-09-14
Crossing the Line Jack Kagan 1990-08-08
Nightmare Beach Strycher 1989-09-01
My Mom's a Werewolf Harry Thropen 1989-11-11
Criminal Act Herb Tamplin 1989-09-27
Zombie Death House Colonel Gordon Burgess 1988-01-01
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Lieutenant Thompson 1987-02-27
Vendetta dal futuro Francis Turner 1986-03-26
Fever Pitch Sports Editor 1985-11-22
Brothers-in-Law Royal Cane 1985-04-28
Solomon Northup's Odyssey Epps 1984-12-11
A Nightmare on Elm Street Lieutenant Thompson 1984-11-09
The Big Score Davis 1983-03-17
Prisoners of the Lost Universe Kleel 1983-08-15
Tenebre Bullmer 1982-10-28
Rooster Jerome Brademan 1982-08-19
Desire Joe Hale 1982-12-25
Assassinio Al Cimitero Etrusco Arthur Barnard 1982-09-17
Una di troppo Sergio Puccini the notary 1982-06-06
Wrong Is Right Homer Hubbard 1982-04-16
Golden Gate Monty Sager 1981-09-25
Beyond Evil Larry Andrews 1980-05-01
Running Scared Captain Munoz 1980-11-01
Battle Beyond the Stars Sador 1980-09-08
Blood Beach Captain Pearson 1980-09-01
Apocalypse Domani Norman Hopper 1980-08-04
The Electric Horseman Hunt Sears 1979-12-21
The Glove Sam Kellog 1979-12-01
Fast Company Phil Adamson 1979-05-18
शालीमार Colonel Columbus 1978-12-08
The Immigrants Alan Brocker 1978-11-20
The Bees John Norman 1978-11-01
Il cinico, l'infame, il violento Frank Di Maggio 1977-02-03
Moonshine County Express J.B. Johnson 1977-06-01
Italia a mano armata Albertelli 1976-11-27
La Legge Violenta Della Squadra Anticrimine Commissario Jacovella 1976-12-30
Napoli violenta Francesco Capuano 1976-08-07
Mark colpisce ancora Altman 1976-10-20
The Swiss Conspiracy Robert Hayes 1976-09-01
Una Magnum Special per Tony Saitta Sgt. Ned Matthews 1976-03-09
Raid on Entebbe Maj. Gen. Benny Peled 1976-12-26
Mitchell Walter Deaney 1975-09-10
Crossfire Dave Ambrose 1975-03-24
Strange New World Captain Anthony Vico 1975-07-12
Metralleta 'Stein' Mariano Beltrán 1975-01-27
Planet Earth Dylan Hunt 1974-04-23
Black Christmas Lieutenant Kenneth Fuller 1974-10-11
Can Ellen Be Saved? James Hallbeck 1974-02-06
Location: Hong Kong with Enter the Dragon Self 1973-08-01
Enter the Dragon Roper 1973-08-17
Mr. Kingstreet's War Mr. Kingstreet 1973-05-01
Baciamo le mani Gaspare Ardizzone 1973-02-23
Snatched Paul Maxvill 1973-01-31
Linda Jeff Braden 1973-11-03
Joe Kidd Luis Chama 1972-07-14
The Intruders Billy Pye 1970-11-10
Death of a Gunfighter Lou Trinidad 1969-04-04
For Singles Only Bret Hendley 1968-06-05
I Tre Che Sconvolsero Il West Clay Watson 1968-08-12
Western, Italian Style Himself 1968-01-01
Istanbul Express Cheval 1968-10-22
Winchester '73 Dakin McAdam 1967-03-13
The Appaloosa Chuy 1966-09-14
The Doomsday Flight George Ducette 1966-12-13
Queen of Blood Allan Brenner 1966-03-01
The Night Caller Dr. Jack Costain 1965-12-31
The Ravagers Capt. Kermit Dowling 1965-01-08
Sette contro la morte Joe Cramer 1964-06-26
La ragazza che sapeva troppo Dr. Marcello Bassi 1963-02-14
The Cardinal Benny Rampell 1963-12-12
Agostino Renzo 1962-12-06
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation Byron Grant 1962-06-15
War Hunt Pvt. Raymond Endore 1962-05-01
Posse from Hell Seymour Kern 1961-05-01
The Plunderers Rondo 1960-11-05
The Unforgiven Johnny Portugal 1960-01-01
Portrait in Black Blake Richards 1960-07-27
The Big Fisherman Voldi 1959-08-04
Cry Tough Miguel Antonio Enrico Francisco Estrada 1959-08-01
The Reluctant Debutante David Parkson 1958-01-01
This Happy Feeling Bill Tremaine 1958-06-18
The Restless Years Will Henderson 1958-12-01
Summer Love Jimmy Daley 1958-03-10
The Unguarded Moment Leonard Bennett 1956-11-01
Rock, Pretty Baby Jimmy Daley 1956-12-01
Running Wild Vince Pomeroy 1955-11-11
It Should Happen to You Boy Watching Argument in Park (uncredited) 1954-01-15