John Anderson1922 — 1992 Age: 69 years old
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)).
October 20, 1922, Clayton, Illinois, USA
August 7, 1992
1959 Last Train from Gun HillSalesman 1960 PsychoCalifornia Charlie 1962 Ride the High CountryElder Hammond 1962 GeronimoJeremiah Burns 1962 Walk on the Wild SidePreacher 1965 The Hallelujah TrailSgt. Buell 1968 Day of the Evil GunCaptain Jefferson Addis 1968 5 Card StudMarshal Dana 1969 Young Billy YoungBoone 1970 Soldier BlueCol. Iverson 1970 Cotton Comes to HarlemCapt. Bryce 1973 Executive ActionHalliday 1980 Smokey and the Bandit IIGovernor 1986 Never Too Young to DieArliss 1988 Eight Men OutJudge Kenesaw Mountain LandisLimited to the 15 most popular items