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Joe Sawyer (born Joseph Sauers, August 29, 1906 – April 21, 1982) was a Canadian film actor. He appeared in more than 200 films between 1927 and 1962, and was sometimes billed under his birth name. He was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Sawyer gained acting experience in the Pasadena Playhouse. Popular roles that he portrayed included Sergeant Biff O'Hara in the Rin Tin Tin television program, a film, and on radio. On Stories of the Century in 1954, he portrayed Butch Cassidy, a role which he repeated in the 1958 episode "The Outlaw Legion" of the syndicated western series Frontier Doctor starring Rex Allen, with Doris Singleton and Michael Ansara as fellow guest stars. Sawyer also appeared on ABC's, Maverick, Sugarfoot, Peter Gunn, and Surfside 6 as well as NBC's Bat Masterson.

Sawyer died April 21, 1982, in Ashland, Oregon from liver cancer. He was 75. His interment was in Oregon.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Joe Sawyer (born Joseph Sauers, August 29, 1906 – April 21, 1982) was a Canadian film actor. He appeared in more than 200 films between 1927 and 1962, and was sometimes billed under his birth name. He was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Sawyer gained acting experience in the Pasadena Playhouse. Popular roles that he portrayed included Sergeant Biff O'Hara in the Rin Tin Tin television program, a film, and on radio. On Stories of the Century in 1954, he portrayed Butch Cassidy, a role which he repeated in the 1958 episode "The Outlaw Legion" of the syndicated western series Frontier Doctor starring Rex Allen, with Doris Singleton and Michael Ansara as fellow guest stars. Sawyer also appeared on ABC's, Maverick, Sugarfoot, Peter Gunn, and Surfside 6 as well as NBC's Bat Masterson.

Sawyer died April 21, 1982, in Ashland, Oregon from liver cancer. He was 75. His interment was in Oregon.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 164

Birthday 1906-08-29

Day of Death 1982-04-21

Place of Birth Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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Also Known As

  • Joe Sauers
  • Joe Sauer
  • Joseph Sauers
  • Joseph Sawyer

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1961 Everglades (1 episode)
1960 North to Alaska as Land Commissioner
1960 Harrigan and Son (1 episode)
1960 Surfside 6 (1 episode)
1959 Lock-Up (1 episode)
1958 Peter Gunn (1 episode)
1958 The Challenge of Rin Tin Tin as Sgt. 'Biff' O'Hara
1957 Sugarfoot (1 episode)
1956 The Killing as Mike O'Reilly
1956 The Kettles In The Ozarks as Bancroft Baines
1954 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (164 episodes)
1954 Johnny Dark as Carl Svenson (as Joseph Sawyer)
1954 Riding Shotgun as Tom Biggert
1954 Taza, Son of Cochise
1953 It Came from Outer Space as Frank Daylon
1952 Mr. Walkie Talkie as Sgt. Ames
1952 Deadline - U.S.A. as Whitey Franks
1952 Red Skies of Montana as R. A. 'Pop' Miller
1952 Indian Uprising as Sgt. Maj. Phineas T. Keogh
1951 As You Were as Sgt. Ames
1951 Racket Squad (1 episode)
1951 Comin' Round the Mountain as Kalem McCoy
1950 The Flying Missile as Fuss Payne
1950 Curtain Call at Cactus Creek
1950 Operation Haylift as George Swallow
1950 Blondie's Hero as Sgt. Gateson
1950 The Traveling Saleswoman as Cactus Jack
1949 Deputy Marshal as Eli Cressett
1949 Stagecoach Kid as Thatcher
1949 The Lucky Stiff as Tony
1949 The Gay Amigo as Sergeant McNulty
1949 Tucson as Tod Bryant
1948 The Untamed Breed as Hoy Keegan
1948 Ford Theatre (1 episode)
1948 Fighting Back as Police Sergeant Scudder
1948 Coroner Creek as Frank Yordy
1948 Fighting Father Dunne as Steve Davis
1948 Here Comes Trouble as Officer Ames
1948 Half Past Midnight as Det. Lt. Joe Nash
1948 If You Knew Susie as Zero Zantini
1947 A Double Life as Pete Bonner
1947 Big Town After Dark as Monk
1947 Roses Are Red as Police Lt. Rocky Wall
1947 Christmas Eve as Private Detective
1946 Inside Job as Police Capt. Thomas
1946 The Runaround as Hutchins
1946 Joe Palooka, Champ as Lefty
1946 Deadline at Dawn as Babe Dooley
1946 Gilda as Casey
1945 The Naughty Nineties as Bailey
1945 Brewster's Millions as Hacky Smith
1945 High Powered as Spike Kenny
1944 Raiders of Ghost City as Idaho Jones
1944 South of Dixie as Ernest Hatcher
1944 Hey, Rookie as Sergeant
1944 Moon Over Las Vegas
1943 Tarzan's Desert Mystery as Karl Straeder
1943 Sleepy Lagoon as Lumpy
1943 Tornado as Charlie Muscles
1943 Let's Face It as Sgt. Wiggins
1943 Yanks Ahoy as Sgt. Ames
1943 Alaska Highway as Roughhouse
1943 Hit the Ice as Buster - Silky's Henchman
1943 Cowboy in Manhattan as Louie
1943 Prairie Chickens as Albertson
1943 Buckskin Frontier as Brannigan
1943 Taxi, Mister as Eddie Corbett
1943 The Outlaw as Charley Woodruff
1942 The McGuerins from Brooklyn as Eddie Corbett (as Joseph Sawyer)
1942 Fall In as Sgt. Ames
1942 Wrecking Crew
1942 About Face as Sgt. William Ames
1942 Sundown Jim as Ben Moffitt (as Joseph Sawyer)
1942 Brooklyn Orchid as Eddie Corbett
1942 Hay Foot as Sergeant Ames
1941 You're in the Army Now as Sergeant Madden
1941 They Died with Their Boots On as Sgt. Doolittle
1941 Swamp Water as Hardy Ragan (as Joseph Sawyer)
1941 Down Mexico Way as Allen
1941 Tanks a Million as Sgt. William Ames
1941 Belle Starr as John Cole (as Joseph Sawyer)
1941 Down in San Diego as Dutch
1941 Sergeant York as Sergeant Early
1941 The Lady from Cheyenne as Sheriff 'Noisy' Burkett, Henchman
1940 Santa Fe Trail as Kitzmiller
1940 The Border Legion as Jim Gulden (as Joseph Sawyer)
1940 The Long Voyage Home as Davis
1940 Melody Ranch as Jasper Wildhack
1940 Lucky Cisco Kid as Bill Stevens
1940 Dark Command as Bushropp
1940 King of the Lumberjacks as Jigger
1940 The Grapes of Wrath as Bookkeeper
1940 Women Without Names as Principal Keeper Grimley
1940 The House Across the Bay as Charlie
1940 Honeymoon Deferred as Detective James
1939 Rio as Prison Guard (uncredited)
1939 The Roaring Twenties as The Sergeant
1939 Sabotage as Gardner
1939 I Stole a Million as Plainclothes cop seeking 'Harris'
1939 Frontier Marshal as Curley Bill
1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy as Werner Renz
1939 Union Pacific as Shamus (uncredited)
1939 The Lady and the Mob as Blinky Mack
1938 Gambling Ship as Tony Garzoni (as Joseph Sawyer)
1938 Heart of the North as Red Crocker
1938 The Storm as Kelly - Wireless Operator (as Joseph Sawyer)
1938 Always in Trouble as Buster Mussendorfer
1938 Passport Husband as Duke Selton
1938 Stolen Heaven as Bako
1938 Tarzan's Revenge as Olaf Punch
1937 Behind the Criminal as Red Manders
1937 The Lady Fights Back as Swede Jannsen
1937 Reported Missing as 'Brad' Martin
1937 A Dangerous Adventure as Dutch
1937 Midnight Madonna as Wolfe
1937 San Quentin as 'Sailor Boy' Hansen
1937 They Gave Him a Gun as Doyle - Gangster (uncredited)
1937 Navy Blues as 'Chips' (as Joseph Sawyer)
1937 Black Legion as Cliff Moore
1936 Great Guy as Joe Burton
1936 The Accusing Finger as Father Reed - the priest (as Joseph Sawyer)
1936 Two in a Crowd as Bonelli's Henchman
1936 Murder with Pictures as Inspector Tom Bacon
1936 Crash Donovan as Henchman
1936 And Sudden Death as Police Sgt. Sanborn
1936 Special Investigator as Jim 'Jimmy' Plummer (as Joseph Sawyer)
1936 High Tension as Terry Madden
1936 Big Brown Eyes as Jack Sully
1936 Pride of the Marines as Tennessee
1936 The Walking Dead as 'Trigger' Smith
1936 The Country Doctor as Joe, the Logger Lifting Log (uncredited)
1936 The Petrified Forest as Jackie
1936 Freshman Love as Coach Kendall
1935 Man of Iron as Crawford
1935 Frisco Kid as Slugs Crippen (as Joseph Sawyer)
1935 Moonlight on the Prairie as Luke Thomas
1935 Special Agent as Rich - Chief Henchman
1935 Little Big Shot as Doré's henchman (as Joseph Sauers)
1935 Broadway Gondolier as 'Red'
1935 The Arizonian as Henchman Keeler
1935 The Informer as Bartly Mulholland
1935 Car 99 as Whitey, burly henchman
1935 The Whole Town's Talking as Mannion's Thug
1935 Sequoia as Forest Ranger
1934 The Bands Plays On as Mr. Thomas
1934 College Rhythm as Spud Miller
1934 Gridiron Flash as Coach Eversmith
1934 The Case of the Howling Dog as Carl Trask (uncredited)
1934 Death on the Diamond as Spencer
1934 Sing and Like it as Gunner - Hood
1934 Looking for Trouble as Max Stanley
1934 Jimmy the Gent as Mike
1933 Son of a Sailor as Slug
1933 Eskimo as Sergeant Hunt
1933 College Coach as Holcomb
1933 Ace of Aces as Capt. Daly
1933 Saturday's Millions as Coach
1933 Golden Harvest as Farmhand (uncredited)
1933 Three-Cornered Moon as Head Lifeguard
1933 The Stranger's Return as Thresher
1933 College Humor as Tex Roust
1932 Huddle as Slater
1932 Arsene Lupin as Leroux
1931 The Public Enemy as Pool Player (uncredited)

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