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John Larch (October 4, 1914 - October 16, 2005) was an American film and television actor.

After his lead role in the radio serial Captain Starr of Space (1953–54), John Larch entered films in 1954. He usually appeared in westerns (How The West Was Won) and action films, including Miracle of the White Stallions as General George S. Patton Jr. (1963), Collision Course: Truman vs. MacArthur as General Omar Bradley (1976), replacing James Gregory as Mac in the Matt Helm movie The Wrecking Crew (1969) starring Dean Martin, Sharon Tate and Elke Sommer. Larch, an old friend of Clint Eastwood, appeared in Eastwood films, including Dirty Harry (1971) and Play Misty for Me (1971).

He also appeared on a number of television programs, including Naked City (three episodes), Route 66 (three episodes), The Fugitive (two episodes), The Invaders, The Restless Gun (four episodes), Gunsmoke (seven episodes), The Virginian (four episodes), Bonanza, Hawaii Five-0, Mission Impossible (two episodes), The Troubleshooters, Bus Stop, Laramie, The Law and Mr. Jones, and possibly most famously as Bill Mumy's father in The Twilight Zone episode "It's a Good Life" in 1961. He also appeared in two other The Twilight Zone episodes, playing a psychiatrist in "Perchance to Dream" and the sheriff in "Dust".

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Larch (October 4, 1914 - October 16, 2005) was an American film and television actor.

After his lead role in the radio serial Captain Starr of Space (1953–54), John Larch entered films in 1954. He usually appeared in westerns (How The West Was Won) and action films, including Miracle of the White Stallions as General George S. Patton Jr. (1963), Collision Course: Truman vs. MacArthur as General Omar Bradley (1976), replacing James Gregory as Mac in the Matt Helm movie The Wrecking Crew (1969) starring Dean Martin, Sharon Tate and Elke Sommer. Larch, an old friend of Clint Eastwood, appeared in Eastwood films, including Dirty Harry (1971) and Play Misty for Me (1971).

He also appeared on a number of television programs, including Naked City (three episodes), Route 66 (three episodes), The Fugitive (two episodes), The Invaders, The Restless Gun (four episodes), Gunsmoke (seven episodes), The Virginian (four episodes), Bonanza, Hawaii Five-0, Mission Impossible (two episodes), The Troubleshooters, Bus Stop, Laramie, The Law and Mr. Jones, and possibly most famously as Bill Mumy's father in The Twilight Zone episode "It's a Good Life" in 1961. He also appeared in two other The Twilight Zone episodes, playing a psychiatrist in "Perchance to Dream" and the sheriff in "Dust".

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

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 102

Birthday 1914-10-04

Day of Death 2005-10-16

Place of Birth Salem, Massachusetts, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1982 Airplane II: The Sequel as Prosecuting Attorney
1981 Simon & Simon (1 episode)
1981 Dynasty (5 episodes)
1979 Big Shamus, Little Shamus (1 episode)
1979 The Amityville Horror as Farther Nuncio
1978 Vega$ (2 episodes)
1977 Big Hawaii (1 episode)
1977 Lucan (1 episode)
1977 Kingston: Confidential (1 episode)
1977 The Feather And Father Gang (1 episode)
1976 Quincy, M.E. (1 episode)
1976 Charlie's Angels (1 episode)
1976 Future Cop
1975 Bronk (1 episode)
1975 Switch (1 episode)
1975 Framed as Bundy
1975 The Desperate Miles as Dr. Bryson
1974 Bad Ronald as Sgt. Lynch
1974 Police Woman (1 episode)
1974 Little House on the Prairie (1 episode)
1974 Winter Kill as Dr. Bill Hammond
1973 Police Story (1 episode)
1973 Santee as Banner
1972 The Streets of San Francisco (1 episode)
1972 Women in Chains
1971 Dirty Harry as Chief
1971 Play Misty for Me as Sgt. McCallum
1971 The Partners (1 episode)
1971 Cannon (3 episodes)
1971 Alias Smith and Jones (1 episode)
1970 Cannon for Cordoba as Warner
1970 Move as Mounted Patrolman
1970 Nanny and the Professor (1 episode)
1969 Hail, Hero! as Mr. Conklin
1969 Medical Center (1 episode)
1968 The Wrecking Crew as MacDonald
1968 Hawaii Five-O (2 episodes)
1967 Judd for the Defense (1 episode)
1967 Ironside (1 episode)
1966 Mission: Impossible (2 episodes)
1966 Felony Squad (2 episodes)
1965 The F.B.I. (2 episodes)
1965 Convoy (13 episodes) as Ben Foster
1964 Daniel Boone (1 episode)
1963 The Fugitive (2 episodes)
1963 Arrest and Trial (29 episodes) as Deputy District Attorney Jerry Miller
1963 Miracle of the White Stallions as General George S. Patton, Jr.
1962 Stoney Burke (1 episode)
1962 The Virginian (1 episode)
1961 The New Breed (1 episode)
1961 Ben Casey (2 episodes)
1961 Bus Stop (1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare (1 episode)
1961 The Dick Powell Show (1 episode) as Sam Baker
1961 Cain's Hundred (1 episode)
1960 Route 66 (3 episodes)
1960 Outlaws (1 episode)
1960 Hell to Eternity as Capt. Schwabe
1959 Adventures in Paradise (1 episode)
1959 The Twilight Zone (3 episodes) as Sheriff Koch
1959 Johnny Ringo (1 episode)
1959 Law of the Plainsman (1 episode)
1959 Wichita Town (1 episode)
1959 Laramie (1 episode)
1959 Tightrope (1 episode)
1959 Black Saddle (1 episode)
1959 Rawhide (2 episodes)
1958 Bat Masterson (1 episode)
1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1 episode)
1958 Yancy Derringer (1 episode)
1958 The Rifleman (1 episode)
1958 Naked City (3 episodes)
1958 The Texan (1 episode)
1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (1 episode)
1958 The Saga of Hemp Brown as Jed Givens
1958 From Hell to Texas as Hal Carmody
1957 Man in the Shadow as Ed Yates
1957 The Walter Winchell File (4 episodes)
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel (2 episodes)
1957 Quantez as Heller
1957 The Careless Years as Sam Vernon
1957 Gun for a Coward as Stringer
1956 Written on the Wind as Roy Carter
1956 Man from Del Rio as Bill Dawson
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (3 episodes)
1956 Seven Men from Now as Payte Bodeen
1956 Behind the High Wall as William Kiley
1956 Telephone Time (1 episode)
1956 The Killer Is Loose as Otto Flanders
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (7 episodes)
1955 The Phenix City Story as Clem Wilson
1955 The Millionaire (1 episode)
1954 This Is My Love as Police Detective
1954 Climax! (1 episode)
1954 Bitter Creek as Hired Gunman
1954 The Lone Wolf (1 episode)
1953 I Led Three Lives (1 episode)
1953 Letter to Loretta (1 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (4 episodes)
1951 Dragnet (4 episodes)
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1 episode)

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