Lamont Johnson Biography (1922-)

Full name, Ernest Lamont Johnson, Jr.; born September 30, 1922, in Stockton,CA; son of Ernest Lamont (a realtor) and Ruth Alice (Fairchild) Johnson; married Toni Merrill (an actress), July 27, 1945; children: Jeremy Caroline, Christopher. Addresses: Agent: The Brandt Company, 12700 Ventura Blvd., Suite 340, Studio City, CA 91604.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
director, actor, producer
Birth Details
September 30, 1922
Stockton, California, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits; Television Appearances
  • (Debut) Marullus and Cinna, Julius Caesar, CBS, 1949.
  • Title role, Aesop, NBC, 1952.
  • Mike, Prize Winner (series), NBC, 1953-54.
  • Credits; Television Director; Movies
  • Losers Weepers, NBC, 1967.
  • Deadlock, NBC, 1969.
  • My Sweet Charlie, NBC, 1970.
  • That Certain Summer, ABC, 1972.
  • The Execution of Private Slovik, NBC, 1974.
  • Fear on Trial, CBS, 1975.
  • Off the Minnesota Strip, ABC, 1980.
  • Crisis at Central High, CBS, 1981.
  • Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper, CBS, 1981.
  • Dangerous Company, CBS, 1982.
  • Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice, CBS, 1982.
  • Gore Vidal's Lincoln (also known as Lincoln), NBC, 1988.
  • (And coproducer) Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase (also known as When Rabbit Howls), ABC, 1990.
  • Credits; Television Director; Series
  • Matinee Theatre, NBC, 1956-58.
  • Have Gun--Will Travel, CBS, 1957-63.
  • The Rifleman, ABC, 1958-63.
  • Peter Gunn, NBC, 1958-60, then ABC, 1960-61.
  • Johnny Ringo, CBS, 1959-60.
  • Naked City, ABC, 1960-63.
  • The Defenders, CBS, 1961-65.
  • The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1962.
  • Coronet Blue, CBS, 1967.
  • Credits; Television Director; Episodic
  • Profiles in Courage, NBC, 1964.
  • "Paul's Case," American Short Story, PBS, 1979.
  • Also directed episodes of Dr. Kildare and The Richard Boone Show, both NBC, and Studio One, CBS.
  • Credits; Television Director; Pilots
  • Midnight Mystery, NBC, 1957.
  • The Virginian, NBC, 1958.
  • Angel, CBS, 1960.
  • The Search, CBS, 1968.
  • Deadlock, NBC, 1969.
  • Credits; Other Television Work
  • Director, Faerie Tale Theater (premiere), Showtime, 1982.
  • Director, Ernie Kovaks: Between the Laughter (special), ABC, 1984.
  • Director and producer, Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (mini-series), NBC, 1985.
  • Director, Unnatural Causes (special), NBC, 1986.
  • Producer, Suomi's Children (series), PBS, 1987.
  • Director, The Kennedys of Massachusetts (also known as The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys; mini-series), ABC, 1990.
  • Director, Crash Landing, ABC, 1992.
  • Credits; Radio Work
  • Performed in The F.B.I. in Peace and War, Columbia Workshop, Let's Pretend, Lux Radio Theatre, Theatre Guild on the Air, and Suspense.
  • Credits; Stage Appearances
  • Tadeusz, Manya, Pasadena Playhouse, Los Angeles, 1939.
  • Yes Is for a Very Young Man (also see below), Pasadena Playhouse,1946, then Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1949.
  • Ainger, Young Woodley, Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT, 1946.
  • (Broadway debut) Lord, Macbeth, National Theatre, 1948.
  • Weldon "Pete" Carter, The Pony Cart, Theatre de Lys, New York City, 1954.
  • A Christmas Carol, Players State Theatre, Coconut Grove, FL, 1980-81.
  • Also appeared as Peter Santard in a European tour of Kind Lady with United Service Organizations (USO), 1945.
  • Credits; Stage Work; Director
  • Yes Is for a Very Young Man, Cherry Lane Theatre, 1949.
  • The Potting Shed, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, 1957.
  • The Man in the Moon, Hollywood Opera Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 1957.
  • The Skin of our Teeth, La Jolla Playhouse, 1958.
  • Under Milk Wood, Schoenberg Hall, Theatre Group, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 1959.
  • 4 Comedies of Despair, Schoenberg Hall, Theatre Group, UCLA, 1960.
  • The Egg, Schoenberg Hall, Theatre Group, UCLA, 1961, then Cort Theatre, New York City, 1962.
  • The Perfect Setup, Cort Theatre, 1962.
  • Peribanez, Schoenberg Hall, Theatre Group, UCLA, 1963.
  • 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Schoenberg Hall, Theatre Group, UCLA, 1963.
  • Iphigenia in Tauris, Los Angeles Concert Opera, Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles, 1964.
  • Semiramide, Los Angeles Concert Opera, Philharmonic Auditorium, 1964.
  • The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God, Centre Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, 1969.
  • Nanawatai, Los Angeles Theatre Centre, Los Angeles, 1985-86.
  • The Eighties, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ, 1988, then Westwood Playhouse, 1989.
  • Orfeo, Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe, NM, 1990, then Los Angeles MusicCenter Opera, Los Angeles, 1990.
  • Credits; Other Stage Work
  • Producer, Yes Is for a Very Young Man, Pasadena Playhouse, 1946, then Cherry Lane Theatre, 1949.
  • Credits; Film Appearances
  • Willy, Sally and Saint Anne, Universal, 1952.
  • Captain Tink O'Grady, Retreat Hell!, Warner Brothers, 1952.
  • Captain Adams, The Glory Brigade, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1953.
  • Lannigan, The Human Jungle, Allied Artists, 1954.
  • Carl Holt, Please Murder Me, 78m Distributors Corp. of America, 1956.
  • Peter Malaks, The Brothers Rico, Columbia, 1957.
  • Barry Brunz, One on One (also see below), Warner Brothers, 1977.
  • Credits; Film Work; Director
  • Thin Ice, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1961.
  • A Covenant with Death, Warner Brothers, 1966.
  • (And producer) Kona Coast, Warner Brothers, 1968.
  • The McKenzie Break, United Artists (UA), 1970.
  • A Gunfight, Paramount, 1971.
  • The Groundstar Conspiracy, Universal, 1972.
  • You'll Like My Mother, Universal, 1972.
  • The Last American Hero (also known as Hard Driver), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973.
  • Visit to a Chief's Son, UA, 1974.
  • Lipstick, Paramount, 1976.
  • One on One, Warner Brothers, 1977.
  • Somebody Killed Her Husband, Columbia, 1978.
  • Cattle Annie and Little Britches, Universal, 1981.
  • Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (also known as Road Gangs, Adventures in the Creep Zone), Columbia, 1983.

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