Biography

John Benjamin Ireland (January 30, 1914 – March 21, 1992) was a Canadian-American actor and film director. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in All the King's Men (1949), making him the first Vancouver-born actor to receive an Academy Award nomination.

Ireland was a supporting actor in several famous Western films such as My Darling Clementine (1946), Red River (1948), Vengeance Valley (1951), and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957). His other notable film roles were in 55 Days at Peking (1963), The Adventurers (1970), and Farewell, My Lovely (1975).

Ireland also appeared in many television series, notably The Cheaters (1960–1962). He was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the television industry.

John Benjamin Ireland (January 30, 1914 – March 21, 1992) was a Canadian-American actor and film director. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in All the King's Men (1949), making him the first Vancouver-born actor to receive an Academy Award nomination.

Ireland was a supporting actor in several famous Western films such as My Darling Clementine (1946), Red River (1948), Vengeance Valley (1951), and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957). His other notable film roles were in 55 Days at Peking (1963), The Adventurers (1970), and Farewell, My Lovely (1975).

Ireland also appeared in many television series, notably The Cheaters (1960–1962). He was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the television industry.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 153

Birthday 1914-01-31

Day of Death 1992-03-21

Place of Birth Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Also Known As

  • John Ireland Jr

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 3-D Rarities as (archive footage)
2002 The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller as Bob Ford (archive footage)
1992 Waxwork II: Lost in Time as King Arthur
1991 The Graveyard Story as Dr. McGregor
1989 Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat as Ethan Jefferson
1988 War of the Worlds (1 episode) as Harv
1988 Messenger of Death as Zenas Beecham
1988 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake as Walter
1988 Bonanza: The Next Generation as Capt. Aaron Cartwright
1987 J.J. Starbuck (1 episode)
1987 Terror Night as Lance Hayward
1986 Thunder Run as George Adams
1985 Miami Golem as Anderson
1985 The Treasure of the Amazon as Priest
1985 Martin's Day
1984 Murder, She Wrote (1 episode)
1984 Airwolf (1 episode) as Carl Barron (1 episode) as Hardesty
1983 The Hitchhiker (1 episode)
1983 Hardcastle and McCormick (1 episode)
1982 The Incubus as Hank Walden
1982 Cassie & Co. (13 episodes)
1981 Bordello as Judge
1980 Magnum, P.I. (1 episode)
1980 Marilyn: The Untold Story as John Huston
1979 Delta Fox as Lucas Johnson
1979 Hart to Hart (1 episode)
1979 Guyana: Crime of the Century as Dave Cole
1979 Crossbar as Miles Kornylo
1979 On the Air Live with Captain Midnight
1979 The Shape of Things to Come as Senator Smedley
1978 Tomorrow Never Comes as Captain
1977 The Perfect Killer as Benny
1977 Assault in Paradise as Chief Haliburton
1977 Love and the Midnight Auto Supply as Tony Santore
1977 Satan's Cheerleaders as Sheriff B.L.Z. Bubb
1976 Quincy, M.E. (2 episodes)
1976 The Swiss Conspiracy as Dwight McGowan
1976 Salon Kitty as Cliff
1975 Noi non siamo angeli as Mr. Shark
1975 Switch (1 episode)
1975 Farewell, My Lovely as Detective Lt. Nulty
1975 Sex Diary as Milton
1975 Khan! (1 episode)
1974 Wam Bam Thank You Spaceman
1974 Planet of the Apes (1 episode)
1974 Little House on the Prairie (1 episode)
1974 Blood River as Abel Webster
1974 Welcome to Arrow Beach as Sheriff Duke Bingham
1974 Girl on the Late, Late Show as Bruno Walters
1974 The Phantom of Hollywood as Lt. Gifford
1974 The House of Seven Corpses as Eric Hartman
1973 Police Story (1 episode)
1972 Ghost Story (1 episode)
1972 Northeast of Seoul as Flanaghan
1970 The Adventurers as Mr.James Hadley
1970 Challenge Of The McKennas as Jones/Jonas MacKenna
1969 War Devils
1969 Zenabel as Don Alonso Imolne
1969 One on Top of the Other as Inspektor Wald
1969 Carnal Circuit as Richard Salinger
1968 Gatling Gun as Tarpas
1968 Hawaii Five-O (1 episode)
1968 Vengeance for Vengeance as Maj. Bower
1968 Taste of Death as Dan El/Ralph
1968 Run, Man, Run as Santillana
1968 A Gun for One Hundred Graves as Douglas
1968 Trusting Is Good... Shooting Is Better as Der Colonel
1968 Villa Rides as Client in Barber Shop (uncredited)
1968 All Out as Owl/Gufo/le Hibou
1968 Arizona Bushwhackers as Dan Shelby
1968 Bloody Che Contra as Stuart
1967 Dirty Heroes as Captain O’Connor
1967 Fort Utah as Tom Horn
1967 Hate for Hate as James Cooper
1967 Caxambu! as Vince Neff
1966 Mission: Impossible (1 episode)
1965 Run for Your Life (1 episode)
1965 I Saw What You Did as Steve Marak
1965 Branded (2 episodes)
1965 Day of the Nightmare as Sgt. Dave Harmon
1964 Daniel Boone (1 episode)
1964 The Big Parade of Comedy
1964 The Fall of the Roman Empire as Ballomar
1963 The Ceremony as Prison Warden
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (1 episode)
1963 Burke's Law (2 episodes)
1963 55 Days at Peking as Sgt. Harry
1963 No Time To Kill as Johnny Greco
1962 Brushfire as Jeff Saygure
1961 Wild in the Country as Phil Macy
1961 The Asphalt Jungle (1 episode)
1961 Return of a Stranger as Ray Reed
1960 The Cheaters (36 episodes) as John Hunter
1960 Faces in the Dark as Max Hammond
1960 Spartacus as Crixus
1960 Thriller (1 episode)
1959 Riverboat (1 episode)
1959 Rawhide (217 episodes)
1958 Party Girl as Louis Canetto
1958 No Place to Land as Jonas Bailey
1958 Stormy Crossing as Griff Parker
1957 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral as Johnny Ringo
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1 episode)
1956 Gunslinger as Cane Miro
1955 Queen Bee as Judson Prentiss
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (3 episodes)
1955 The Glass Cage as Pel Pelham
1955 The Fast and the Furious as Frank Webster
1954 The Steel Cage as Al, a Ringleader, segment "The Hostages"
1954 Climax! (1 episode)
1954 Security Risk as Ralph Payne
1954 The Whistler (1 episode)
1954 Southwest Passage as Clint McDonald
1954 The Good Die Young as Eddie Blaine
1953 Hannah Lee as Marshal Sam Rochelle
1953 The 49th Man as Investigator John Williams
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1952 Hurricane Smith as Hurricane Smith
1952 The Bushwhackers as Jefferson Waring
1951 Red Mountain as Gen. William Quantrill
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (7 episodes)
1951 This Is Korea! as Narrator
1951 The Basketball Fix as Pete Ferreday
1951 Little Big Horn as Lt. John Haywood
1951 The Scarf as John Howard Barrington
1951 Vengeance Valley as Hub Fasken
1950 Lux Video Theatre (2 episodes)
1950 The Return of Jesse James as Johnny Callum
1950 Cargo to Capetown as Steve Conway
1949 All the King's Men as Jack Burden
1949 Mr. Soft Touch as Henry 'Early' Byrd
1949 Anna Lucasta as Danny Johnson
1949 The Doolins of Oklahoma as Bitter Creek
1949 Roughshod as Lednov
1949 The Walking Hills as Frazee
1949 I Shot Jesse James as Bob Ford
1948 Joan of Arc as Capt. Jean de la Boussac
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse (2 episodes)
1948 Red River as Cherry Valance
1948 A Southern Yankee as Capt. Jed Calbern
1948 Raw Deal as Fantail
1948 Open Secret as Paul Lester
1948 I Love Trouble as Reno
1947 The Gangster as Karty
1947 Railroaded! as Duke Martin
1947 Repeat Performance as Narrator (Voice)
1946 My Darling Clementine as Billy Clanton
1946 Wake Up and Dream as Howard Williams
1946 It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog as Benny Smith
1946 Somewhere in the Night as (voice) (uncredited)
1946 Behind Green Lights as Det. Oppenheimer
1945 A Walk in the Sun as Pfc. Windy Craven

Directing

1955 The Fast and the Furious Director
1953 Hannah Lee Director

Production

1953 Hannah Lee Co-Producer

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