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Known Credits: 60

Birthday: 1921-01-31

Day of Death: 2002-04-07

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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John Agar

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John G. Agar (January 31, 1921 – April 7, 2002) was an American actor. He starred alongside John Wayne in the films Sands of Iwo Jima and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, but was later relegated to B movies, such as Tarantula, The Mole People, The Brain from Planet Arous, Flesh and the Spur, and Hand of Death. He also starred with Lucille Ball in the 1951 movie The Magic Carpet. Agar was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Lillian (née Rogers) and John Agar, Sr., a meat packer (see Agar Hams). He was educated at the Harvard School for Boys in Chicago and Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, Illinois and graduated from Trinity-Pawling Preparatory School in Pawling, New York, but did not attend college. He and his family moved from Chicago to Los Angeles in 1942, following his father’s death. During World War II he served in the Army Air Corps, and he was a sergeant at the time he left the army in 1946. He was Shirley Temple's first husband (1945–1950), and they worked together in Fort Apache. His marriage to Temple lasted five years and they had one daughter together, Linda Susan Agar, who was later known as Susan Black, taking the surname of her stepfather Charles Alden Black. Following his divorce from Temple, Agar was married in 1951 to model Loretta Barnett Combs (1922–2000). They remained married until her death in 2000. They had two sons, Martin Agar and John G. Agar III. Agar died on April 7, 2002 at Burbank, California of complications from emphysema. He was buried beside his wife at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California. Agar made six movies with John Wayne: Fort Apache, Sands of Iwo Jima, Big Jake, Chisum, The Undefeated and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. He also made two movies with Shirley Temple, Fort Apache and Adventure in Baltimore, also starring Robert Young. He is mentioned in the Frank Zappa song "The Radio is Broken" from the album The Man From Utopia (1983).

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Acting
2005 The Naked Monster as Dr. Clete Ferguson
2001 The Vampire Hunters Club as Reggie
1993 Body Bags as Dr. Lang
1988 Miracle Mile as Ivan Peters
1988 Perfect Victims as Dog-Walking Neighbor
1985 The Twilight Zone - (1 episode)
1984 Highway to Heaven - (1 episode)
1979 Mr. No Legs as Police Captain
1976 King Kong
1976 Charlie's Angels - (1 episode)
1971 Big Jake as Bert Ryan
1970 Chisum as Amos Patton
1969 The Undefeated as Christian
1968 Hell Raiders as Maj. Ronald Paxton
1967 Night Fright as Sheriff Clint Crawford
1967 Hondo - (1 episode)
1967 The St. Valentine's Day Massacre as Dion O'Bannion
1966 Family Affair - (1 episode)
1966 Waco
1966 Women of the Prehistoric Planet as Dr. Farrell
1966 Johnny Reno as Ed Tomkins
1966 Zontar: The Thing from Venus as Dr. Curt Taylor
1966 Curse of the Swamp Creature as Barry Rogers
1965 Young Fury as Dawson
1965 Branded - (1 episode)
1964 Law of the Lawless
1962 The Virginian - (1 episode)
1962 Journey to the Seventh Planet as Capt. Don Graham
1962 Hand of Death as Alex Marsh
1959 Invisible Invaders as Maj. Bruce Jay
1959 Rawhide - (2 episodes)
1959 Destination Space as Col. Matthews
1958 Bat Masterson - (1 episode)
1958 Attack of the Puppet People as Bob Westley
1958 Jet Attack as Capt. Tom Arnett
1957 The Brain from Planet Arous as Steve March
1957 Perry Mason - (1 episode)
1957 Daughter of Dr. Jekyll as George Hastings
1957 Joe Butterfly as Sgt. Dick Mason
1956 The Mole People as Dr. Roger Bentley
1956 Flesh and the Spur as Luke Random
1956 Star in the Dust as Sheriff Bill Jorden
1955 Tarantula as Dr. Matt Hastings
1955 Hold Back Tomorrow as Joe Cardos
1955 Revenge of the Creature as Prof. Clete Ferguson
1954 Climax! - (1 episode)
1954 Shield for Murder as Det. Sgt. Mark Brewster
1954 The Rocket Man as Tom Baxter
1954 Bait as Ray Brighton
1953 Letter to Loretta - (1 episode)
1953 General Electric Theater - (1 episode)
1951 The Magic Carpet as Abdullah al Husan / Dr. Ramoth / The Scarlet Falcon
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - (1 episode)
1951 Along the Great Divide as Billy Shear
1950 Breakthrough as Lt. Joe Mallory
1949 Sands of Iwo Jima as Pfc Peter Conway
1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon as Lt. Flint Cohill
1949 The Woman on Pier 13 as Don Lowry
1949 Adventure in Baltimore as Tom Wade
1948 Fort Apache as 2nd Lt. Michael Shannon O'Rourke