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John Ericson (sometimes Erickson), born John Meibes (September 23, 1926) in Düsseldorf, Germany, is a German-American actor and film and television star. He trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, played the lead role in Stalag 17 by Donald Bevan and Edmund Trzcinski on Broadway (1951). He went on to make a number of films for MGM in quick succession in the 1950s. His first appearance was in Teresa (1951), directed by Fred Zinnemann, which also launched the film careers of Pier Angeli and Rod Steiger. He then went on to appear in a series of films which included Rhapsody, The Student Prince, Green Fire (all in 1954), and Bad Day at Black Rock (1955).

His career continued, mostly on television, for the next thirty years. He appeared in the lead role in "The Peter Bartley Story" of CBS's fantasy drama, The Millionaire. Child actor Johnny Washbrook appeared in the same episode in a flashback segment of Ericson as a boy. He appeared with Dorothy Malone in the January 1, 1956, episode entitled "Mutiny" of CBS's Appointment with Adventure. He guest starred in 1958 in the NBC western series The Restless Gun, starring John Payne. He also guest starred in the 1961 ABC crime drama, Target: The Corruptors! In 1965-1966, he co-starred with Anne Francis in the detective series Honey West. He occasionally appeared in such films as Pretty Boy Floyd (1960), 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964) and Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971).

He has been married twice and has two children from his first marriage to Milly Coury.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Ericson (sometimes Erickson), born John Meibes (September 23, 1926) in Düsseldorf, Germany, is a German-American actor and film and television star. He trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, played the lead role in Stalag 17 by Donald Bevan and Edmund Trzcinski on Broadway (1951). He went on to make a number of films for MGM in quick succession in the 1950s. His first appearance was in Teresa (1951), directed by Fred Zinnemann, which also launched the film careers of Pier Angeli and Rod Steiger. He then went on to appear in a series of films which included Rhapsody, The Student Prince, Green Fire (all in 1954), and Bad Day at Black Rock (1955).

His career continued, mostly on television, for the next thirty years. He appeared in the lead role in "The Peter Bartley Story" of CBS's fantasy drama, The Millionaire. Child actor Johnny Washbrook appeared in the same episode in a flashback segment of Ericson as a boy. He appeared with Dorothy Malone in the January 1, 1956, episode entitled "Mutiny" of CBS's Appointment with Adventure. He guest starred in 1958 in the NBC western series The Restless Gun, starring John Payne. He also guest starred in the 1961 ABC crime drama, Target: The Corruptors! In 1965-1966, he co-starred with Anne Francis in the detective series Honey West. He occasionally appeared in such films as Pretty Boy Floyd (1960), 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964) and Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971).

He has been married twice and has two children from his first marriage to Milly Coury.

Description above from the Wikipedia article John Ericson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 31

Birthday 1926-09-23

Place of Birth Düsseldorf, Germany

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2002 The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller as Brockie Drummond (archive footage)
1984 Airwolf(1 episode) as Dr. Karl Krüger
1983 The A-Team(1 episode) as Calvin Cutter
1982 Knight Rider(1 episode) as Phillip Royce
1978 House of the Dead as Talmudge
1976 Crash! as Dr. Gregg Martin
1976 Hustler Squad
1975 S.W.A.T.(1 episode)
1972 The Bounty Man
1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks as Col. Heller
1969 Heads or Tails as William Huston / Will Hunter / 'Black Talisman'
1968 The Destructors as Dutch Holland
1968 The Bamboo Saucer as Fred Norwood
1967 The Money Jungle as Blake Heller
1967 The Vengeance of Pancho Villa as Don Diego Alvarado / Diego Owens
1965 Operation Atlantis as George Steele
1965 Honey West(31 episodes)
1964 7 Faces of Dr. Lao as Ed Cunningham / Transformed Pan
1963 Io Semiramide
1960 Under Ten Flags as Lieutenant Krüger
1960 Pretty Boy Floyd as Charles Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd
1958 Day of the Badman as Sheriff Barney Wiley
1957 Oregon Passage as Lt. Niles Ord
1957 Forty Guns as Brockie Drummond
1956 The Cruel Tower as Tom Kittredge
1955 The Return of Jack Slade as Jack Slade
1955 Bad Day at Black Rock as Pete Wirth
1954 Green Fire as Donald Knowland
1954 The Student Prince as Count Von Asterburg
1954 Rhapsody as James Guest
1951 Teresa as Philip Cass

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