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John Miljan (November 9, 1892 – January 24, 1960) was an American actor. He appeared in 201 films between 1924 and 1958. He was the tall, smooth-talking villain in Hollywood films for almost four decades, beginning in 1923.

Miljan made his first sound film in 1927 in the promotional trailer for The Jazz Singer, inviting audiences to see the upcoming landmark film. In later years he played imposing, authoritative parts such as high-ranking executives and military officers. He is best remembered as General Custer in Cecil B. De Mille's film The Plainsman.

Miljan died from cancer in Hollywood in 1960, aged 67. He was married to Victoire Lowe and adopted her two sons from her first marriage to actor Creighton Hale.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Miljan (November 9, 1892 – January 24, 1960) was an American actor. He appeared in 201 films between 1924 and 1958. He was the tall, smooth-talking villain in Hollywood films for almost four decades, beginning in 1923.

Miljan made his first sound film in 1927 in the promotional trailer for The Jazz Singer, inviting audiences to see the upcoming landmark film. In later years he played imposing, authoritative parts such as high-ranking executives and military officers. He is best remembered as General Custer in Cecil B. De Mille's film The Plainsman.

Miljan died from cancer in Hollywood in 1960, aged 67. He was married to Victoire Lowe and adopted her two sons from her first marriage to actor Creighton Hale.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 138

Birthday 1892-11-09

Day of Death 1960-01-24

Place of Birth Lead, South Dakota, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1982 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid as (in "The Killers") (archive footage)
1958 The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold as Chief Tomache
1957 Apache Warrior as Chief Nantan
1956 The Ten Commandments as The Blind One
1956 The Wild Dakotas as Antelope
1955 Run for Cover as Mayor Walsh
1955 Pirates of Tripoli as Malek
1952 Bonzo Goes to College as Wilbur Crane
1951 Camera Sleuth as Herman Taphert (uncredited)
1951 M as Blind Baloon Vendor
1950 Walk Softly, Stranger as Old Man (uncredited)
1949 Mrs. Mike as Mr. Howard
1949 Samson and Delilah as Lesh Lakish
1949 Stampede as T. J. Furman
1949 Adventure in Baltimore as Mr. Eckert
1948 Perilous Waters as Carter Larkin
1947 The Flame as Detective
1947 Queen of the Amazons as Narrator / Col. Jones
1947 Sinbad the Sailor as Moga
1946 The Killers as Jake the Rake (uncredited)
1946 The Last Crooked Mile as Police Lieutenant Mayrin
1946 Lost City of the Jungle as Doctor Gaffron
1945 Wildfire as Pete Fanning
1944 I Accuse My Parents as Dan Wilson
1944 The Merry Monahans as Arnold Pembroke
1944 Bride by Mistake as Major Harvey
1943 The Fallen Sparrow as Inspector 'Toby' Tobin
1943 Submarine Alert as Mr. Bambridge / Capt. Haigas
1943 Bombardier as Chaplain Charlie Craig
1942 The Boss of Big Town as Kenneth Craige
1942 Criminal Investigator as Edward Judson
1942 The Devil with Hitler as Chairman - Board of Directors in Hell (uncredited)
1942 North of the Rockies as Morgan
1942 Obliging Young Lady as George Potter
1941 Riot Squad as Jim Grosso
1941 The Deadly Game as Henri Franck
1941 Forced Landing as General Valdane
1941 Double Cross as Nick Taggart
1941 The Cowboy and the Blonde as Bob Roycroft
1940 The Texas Rangers Ride Again as Carter Dangerfield
1940 Young Bill Hickok as Nicholas Tower
1940 New Moon as Pierre Brugnon
1940 Women Without Names as John Marlin
1940 Emergency Squad as Slade Wiley
1939 Fast and Furious as Eric Bartell
1939 Juarez as Mariano Escobedo
1939 Torchy Runs for Mayor as Dr. Dolan
1939 The Oklahoma Kid as Ringo
1939 Pardon Our Nerve as Duke Page
1938 Ride A Crooked Mile as Lt. Col. Stuart
1938 If I Were King as Thibaut d'Aussigny
1938 Border G-Man as Louis Rankin
1938 Miracle Money as Dr. Jones
1938 Man-Proof as Tommy Gaunt
1936 Arizona Mahoney as Cameron Lloyd
1936 The Plainsman as General George A. Custer
1936 North of Nome as Dawson
1936 The Gentleman from Louisiana as Baltimore Evans
1936 Private Number as Stapp
1936 Sutter's Gold as Gen. Juan Bautista Alvarado
1936 Murder at Glen Athol as Bill Holt
1935 Under the Pampas Moon as Graham Scott
1935 Charlie Chan in Paris as Albert Dufresne
1934 The Ghost Walks as Prescott Ames
1934 Tomorrow's Youth as Thomas Hall Sr.
1934 Belle of the Nineties as Ace Carter
1934 Young and Beautiful as Gordon Douglas
1934 Unknown Blonde as Frank Wilson
1934 Whirlpool as Barney Gaige
1934 The Poor Rich as Prince Abdul Hamidshan
1934 Madame Spy as Weber
1933 The Sin of Nora Moran as Paulino
1933 King for a Night as Walter Douglas
1933 Twin Husbands as Jerry Van Trevor/Jerry Werrenden
1933 The Mad Game as William Bennett
1933 The Way to Love as Marco
1933 Blind Adventure as Regan
1933 The Nuisance as John Calhoun
1933 What! No Beer? as Butch Lorado
1933 Whistling in the Dark as Charlie Shaw
1932 Flesh as Willard
1932 Prosperity as Holland
1932 The Kid from Spain as Pancho
1932 Unashamed as District Attorney Harris
1932 Night Court as Crawford
1932 The Rich Are Always with Us as Greg Grannard
1932 The Wet Parade as Major Doleshal
1932 Are You Listening? as Ted Russell
1932 Arsene Lupin as Prefect of Police
1932 The Beast of the City as District Attorney
1932 Hell Divers as Lt. Cmdr. Jack Griffin
1932 Emma as District Attorney
1931 West of Broadway as Norman
1931 Possessed as John Driscoll
1931 Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) as Wayne Burlingham
1931 Son of India as Juggat
1931 Iron Man as Paul H. Lewis
1931 The Secret Six as Joe Colimo
1931 Gentleman's Fate as Florio
1931 Politics as Jim Curango
1931 Inspiration as Henry Coutant, the Sculptor
1930 Paid as Inspector Burke
1930 War Nurse as French Medical Officer (uncredited)
1930 Remote Control as Doctor Kruger
1930 Our Blushing Brides as Martin W. Sanderson
1930 The Sea Bat as Juan
1930 The Unholy Three as Prosecuting Attorney
1930 In Gay Madrid as Armada - the Torero
1930 Show Girl in Hollywood as Frank Buelow - The Director
1930 Free and Easy as Bedroom Scene
1930 Not So Dumb as (uncredited)
1930 The Woman Racket as Chris
1929 Devil-May-Care as DeGrignon
1929 Untamed as Bennock
1929 Speedway as Lee Renny
1929 The Unholy Night as Major Mallory
1929 Fashions in Love as Frank Martin
1929 Gossip as Bill - Alice's Husband
1929 The Voice of the City as Dapper Don Wilkes
1929 The Desert Song as Captain Fontaine
1929 Hardboiled Rose as Steve Wallace
1929 Innocents of Paris as Monsieur Renard
1928 The Home Towners as Joe Roberts
1928 The Terror as Alfred Katman
1928 Women They Talk About as Officer
1928 Glorious Betsy as Preston
1927 The Clown as Bert Colton
1927 The Desired Woman as Lieutenant Kellogg
1927 The Satin Woman
1927 What Happened To Father as Victor Smith
1927 The Yankee Clipper as Paul de Vigny
1926 My Official Wife as Nicholas
1926 Almost a Lady as Henri
1926 The Amateur Gentleman as Viscount John Devenham
1926 Footloose Widows as J.A. Smith
1926 The Devil's Circus as Lieberkind
1925 The Unchastened Woman as Lawrence Sanbury
1925 Sackcloth and Scarlet as Samuel Curtis

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