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John Phillip Law (September 7, 1937 – May 13, 2008) was an American film actor with over one hundred movie roles to his credit. He was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of actress Phyllis Sallee and the brother of actor Thomas Augustus Law (also known as Tom Law). He was best known for his roles as the blind angel Pygar in the 1968 science fiction cult classic anti-war film Barbarella, and as news anchor Robin Stone in the 1971 movie The Love Machine. (The latter reteamed him with Alexandra Hay, his costar from the 1968 "acid comedy" Skidoo.) He also gained attention in the title role of the 1968 thriller Danger: Diabolik and as a Russian sailor stranded in a New England village in The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming. Tall (six-foot-five) and handsome, with steel blue eyes, Law became a male sex symbol in the 1960s. He was a VIP guest at Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion and in Hollywood society. While he never achieved superstar status, he became a popular action hero, particularly in the Italian movie market, with movies ranging from science fiction, and fantasy to comedy, westerns, drama, and war movies. Law co-starred in Roger Corman's 1971 film Von Richthofen and Brown, playing Manfred von Richthofen opposite Don Stroud's Roy Brown. Corman used Lynn Garrison's Irish aviation facility, complete with replica World War I aircraft. Garrison taught Law the basics of flying so that he could take off and land, making some of the footage more realistic. Some other of Law's movies have also become cult classics, including The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, Death Rides a Horse and Attack Force Z. Two of Law's films, Danger: Diabolik and Space Mutiny, were also featured in the movie-mocking TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000. In 2001 he appeared in Roman Coppola's directorial debut CQ, an homage to the Italian spy/sci-fi B-movies in which Law often starred during the 1960s. Law's final credited film role was in 2008's Chinaman's Chance. In his personal life, he was once married to actress Shawn Ryan, with whom he had a daughter named Dawn. His doctors told him in late 2007 that he had pancreatic cancer and only six months to live. Law died May 13, 2008, at his Los Angeles home. His remains were cremated and the ashes remain with his daughter, Dawn and his grandson, Ryan.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Phillip Law (September 7, 1937 – May 13, 2008) was an American film actor with over one hundred movie roles to his credit. He was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of actress Phyllis Sallee and the brother of actor Thomas Augustus Law (also known as Tom Law). He was best known for his roles as the blind angel Pygar in the 1968 science fiction cult classic anti-war film Barbarella, and as news anchor Robin Stone in the 1971 movie The Love Machine. (The latter reteamed him with Alexandra Hay, his costar from the 1968 "acid comedy" Skidoo.) He also gained attention in the title role of the 1968 thriller Danger: Diabolik and as a Russian sailor stranded in a New England village in The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming. Tall (six-foot-five) and handsome, with steel blue eyes, Law became a male sex symbol in the 1960s. He was a VIP guest at Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion and in Hollywood society. While he never achieved superstar status, he became a popular action hero, particularly in the Italian movie market, with movies ranging from science fiction, and fantasy to comedy, westerns, drama, and war movies. Law co-starred in Roger Corman's 1971 film Von Richthofen and Brown, playing Manfred von Richthofen opposite Don Stroud's Roy Brown. Corman used Lynn Garrison's Irish aviation facility, complete with replica World War I aircraft. Garrison taught Law the basics of flying so that he could take off and land, making some of the footage more realistic. Some other of Law's movies have also become cult classics, including The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, Death Rides a Horse and Attack Force Z. Two of Law's films, Danger: Diabolik and Space Mutiny, were also featured in the movie-mocking TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000. In 2001 he appeared in Roman Coppola's directorial debut CQ, an homage to the Italian spy/sci-fi B-movies in which Law often starred during the 1960s. Law's final credited film role was in 2008's Chinaman's Chance. In his personal life, he was once married to actress Shawn Ryan, with whom he had a daughter named Dawn. His doctors told him in late 2007 that he had pancreatic cancer and only six months to live. Law died May 13, 2008, at his Los Angeles home. His remains were cremated and the ashes remain with his daughter, Dawn and his grandson, Ryan.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 65

Birthday 1937-09-07

Day of Death 2008-05-13

Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2006 Ray of Sunshine
2005 Danger: Diabolik - From Fumetti to Film
2004 The Three Faces of Terror as Professor Peter Price
2002 Curse of the Forty-Niner as Sheriff Murphy
2001 SOKO Kitzbühel (1 episode) as Bob Snyder
2001 CQ as Chairman
2000 Mario Bava: Maestro of the Macabre as Himself
1999 Wanted as 1. Verfolger
1996 Hindsight as Vincent Lehman
1995 Brennendes Herz as Böhme
1994 Spider-Man (2 episodes)
1993 Angel Eyes as Steven Fox
1992 Marilyn Alive and Behind Bars as Harry Billings
1990 Le Gorille (1 episode) as der Finne
1990 Delta Force Commando II: Priority Red One as Colonel Barberon
1990 Alienator as Ward Armstrong
1990 Nerds of a Feather as (uncredited)
1989 Cold Heat
1988 Thunder III as Deputy Sheriff
1988 A Case of Honor as Capt. Roger L. Barnes
1988 Space Mutiny as Flight Cmdr. Elijah Kalgan
1988 Blood Delirium as Charles Saint Simone
1987 The Overthrow as Shaw
1987 Johann Strauss: The King Without a Crown as Maximilian Steiner
1987 Striker as Frank Morris
1987 Moon in Scorpio as Allen
1985 American Commandos as Kelly
1985 Night Train to Terror as Harry Billings (segment "The Case of Harry Billings")
1984 Hijacked to Hell as Ted Barner
1984 Murder, She Wrote (1 episode)
1983 Tin Man as Dr. Edison
1982 Attack Force Z as Lieutenant Veitch
1981 Tarzan, the Ape Man as Harry Holt
1979 Ring of Darkness as The Exorcist
1979 The Best Place to Be as Dr. Mancini
1978 Der Schimmelreiter as Deichgraf Hauke Haien
1978 The Devil's Bed
1977 Target of an Assassin as Shannon
1977 The Love Boat (1 episode) as George Wetlin
1977 Eyes Behind the Wall as Arturo
1976 The Cassandra Crossing as Major Stark
1976 Your God My Hell
1976 A Whisper in the Dark as Alex
1975 Doctor Justice as Dr. Benjamin Justice
1975 The Spiral Staircase as Steven Sherman (as John Philip Law)
1974 Open Season as Greg
1973 The Golden Voyage of Sinbad as Captian SInbad
1973 Polvere di Stelle as John
1971 The Last Movie as Little Brother
1971 The Love Machine as Robin Stone
1971 Von Richthofen and Brown as Baron Manfred von Richthofen
1970 Strogoff as Michael Strogoff
1970 The Hawaiians as Noel Hoxworth
1969 Diary Of A Telephone Operator as Crispino
1968 The Sergeant as Pfc. Tom Swanson
1968 Skidoo as Stash
1968 Barbarella as Pygar
1968 Danger: Diabolik as Diabolik
1967 The Harem
1967 Death Rides a Horse as Bill Meceita
1967 Hurry Sundown as Rad McDowell
1966 The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming as Alexei Kolchin
1964 Three Nights of Love as Fra Felice
1964 High Infidelity as Ronald
1962 Smog

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