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Actor | Animation Department | Narrator | Radio
John Dehner appeared in four episodes of
The Rifleman ― The Money Gun as Tom King a hired gun
The Blowout as Al Walker a gunslinger.
The Baby Sitter
as Wood Bartell, a self-righteous, bigoted father.
(He was Fancy's Father) ― The Prisoner
as Major Aaron King, a ex-Confederate
officer who seeks revenge on Lucas.
He also appeared with Chuck in
One Way Out
as Joshua Murdock ― Airplane II: The Sequel ― Support Your Local
Gunfighter ― Bigfoot Wallace.
He started out as an animator for Walt Disney Studios and was a professional
pianist. He was on the radio version of Gunsmoke regularly cast as a
bad guy. He also did Paladin -
Have Gun Will Travel ― Frontier Gentleman ―
Fort Laramie on the radio
and later when it went to TV he was their first choice but he was already
under contract with Warner Brothers for The Roaring 20's.
He auditioned three
times for the role of Matt Dillon on radio's Gunsmoke
and turned the role down because he did not want to be
typecast as a cowboy.
He was on
Hardcastle & McCormick as Guenther Riesemen
in Surprise On
Love that Hardcastle & McCormick! I guess you
all know that by now!
He has starred in just about all the old classic westerns!
I came across this question/posting on IMDB ―
Dehner appeared on Gunsmoke twelve times.
I'm a big fan of Gunsmoke and John Dehner and I
do have to say I have never seen him kissed either.
According to this post they didn't either.
What a list of credits!
I found this article on John Dehner,
you just gotta check it out
― Radio Recall /The
Birth Name: John Forkum
John Dehner was born November 23, 1915 in Staten Island, New York
He died February 4, 1992 in Santa Barbara, California of emphysema and diabetes
Be sure and checkout
Robert Wise: The Motion Pictures
by Joe Jordan.
Robert Earl Wise (September 10, 1914 – September 14, 2005)
was an American film director, producer and editor.
What a great book about Robert Wise's movies career and the
legacy he left behind.
Also included in this book is John Dehner and many other
Character Actors Index
Have you ever been watching TV or a movie and wondered who is that guy?
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