Person Details

Birthday: 1935-08-05 13:09:11

Death: 2020-07-25 13:09:11

Aliases: Carmine Orrico

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

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Movie Involvements: 105

TV Involvements: 8


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

The A-Team
Average
7

The A-Team

(1983) Kalem
The Rockford Files
Average
8

The Rockford Files

(1974) Dave Delaroux
From Dusk Till Dawn
Average
7

From Dusk Till Dawn

(1996) FBI Agent
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Average
7

A Nightmare on Elm Street

(1984) Lieutenant Thompson
Enter the Dragon
Average
7

Enter the Dragon

(1973) Roper
New Nightmare
Average
6

New Nightmare

(1994) Donald Thompson
Tenebre
Average
7

Tenebre

(1982) Bullmer
Black Christmas
Average
7

Black Christmas

(1974) Lieutenant Kenneth Fuller

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2012 Himself
2010 Himself
N/A
2009 himself
Himself
Tony Ford
2008 Lee Robinson
2006 Self
Leo
Jeb 'Pa' Jameson
2005 N/A
2004 Himself
Self
2003 Michael Curtis
2002 N/A
Darabont
N/A
2001 Murphy
Police Chief George Moreno
2000 N/A
Walter Gordon
Himself
1999 Himself
(archive footage)
1998 Antonio DiPaolo Jr.
Himself (archive footage)
Himself
Himself
Jacob Keller
1997 Wolvencroft
1996 FBI Agent
1995 Himself
Fred Goodwin
Detective Lewis
1994 Charles Searage
Himself / Donald Thompson
Dr. Sachs
Orrin Sanderson
1993 James Mitchell
John Maglia
1992 Professor Jones
Otto Van Horne
Captain Fuller
N/A
N/A
1991 N/A
Gene
Rafael Concion
Agent Miils
1990 Oliver Quinn
Clifford Evans
Jack Kagan
Ghost
Haroun Al-Hakim
Narrator
1989 Harry Thropen
Herb Tamplin
Strycher
1988 Colonel Gordon Burgess
1987 Lieutenant Thompson
1986 Francis Turner
1985 Sports Editor
N/A
Royal Cane
1984 Lieutenant Thompson
Jerry Lydecker
1983 N/A
Kleel
Davis
Martin James
Kalem
1982 Joe Hale
Bullmer
Arthur Barnard
Jerome Brademan
Sergio Puccini the notary
Homer Hubbard
1981 Monty Sager
1980 Captain Munoz
Sador
Captain Pearson
Norman Hopper
Larry Andrews
1979 Hunt Sears
Sam Kellog
Phil Adamson
1978 Colonel Columbus
Alan Brocker
John Norman
1977 Harry Vito
J.B. Johnson
Frank Di Maggio
1976 Commissario Jacovella
Maj. Gen. Benny Peled
Capt. Townshend
Albertelli
Altman
Robert Hayes
Francesco Capuano
Sgt. Ned Matthews
1975 N/A
Walter Deaney
Captain Anthony Vico
Dave Ambrose
Mariano Beltrán
1974 Lieutenant Kenneth Fuller
Dave Delaroux
Dylan Hunt
James Hallbeck
1973 Jeff Braden
Roper
Mr. Kingstreet
Gaspare Ardizzone
Paul Maxvill
1972 Luis Chama
1970 Billy Pye
1969 Dr. Theodore Stuart
Lou Trinidad
1968 Cheval
Clay Watson
Bret Hendley
Himself
1967 Dakin McAdam
1966 George Ducette, a celebrity on flight
Chuy
Allan Brenner
1965 Dr. Jack Costain
Capt. Kermit Dowling
1964 Joe Cramer
1963 Benny Rampell
Dr. Marcello Bassi
1962 Renzo
Byron Grant
Pvt. Raymond Endore
1961 Seymour Kern
1960 Rondo
Blake Richards
Johnny Portugal
1959 Voldi
Miguel Antonio Enrico Francisco Estrada
1958 Will Henderson
Bill Tremaine
Jimmy Daley
David
1956 Jimmy Daley
Leonard Bennett
1955 Vince Pomeroy
N/A
1954 Boy Watching Argument in Park (uncredited)
Year Character Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1988 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

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