Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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John Ireland Biography (1916-)
Full name, John Benjamin Ireland; born January 30, 1916, in Victoria, BC, Canada; son of John Benjamin (a rancher) and Katherine (an educator; maiden name, Ferguson) Ireland; married Elaine Sheldon Gudman, 1940 (divorced, 1949); married Joanne Dru (an actress), 1949 (divorced, 1958); married Daphne CameronMyrick, 1962; children: two sons (first marriage); Daphne. Addresses:AGENT--Burton Moss Agency, 113 N. San Vicente Boulevard, Suite 202, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.
- Birth Details
- January 30, 1916
- Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- STAGE DEBUT--Robin Hood Theatre, Arden, DE, 1939.
- OFF-BROADWAY DEBUT--With the Irish Repertory Players, Cherry Lane Theatre, 1939.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Sergeant and first murderer, Macbeth, National Theatre, 1941.
- Reporter, Native Son, Majestic Theatre, New York City, 1942.
- Krafft, Counterattack, Windsor Theatre, New York City, 1943.
- first murderer, Richard III, Forrest Theatre, New York City, 1943.
- Gustave Jensen, A New Life, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1943.
- Mr. Deane, Doctors Disagree, Bijou Theatre, New York City, 1943.
- Sir Archibald Mackenzie, A Highland Fling, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1944.
- Buck Carpenter, Deadfall, Holiday Theatre, New York City, 1955.
- Brutos, Infidel Caesar, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1962.
- Also appeared in Macbeth, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1975; The Pleasure of His Company, Toronto, ON, Canada, 1985; An Evening of Samuel Beckett, Dublin Theatre Festival, Dublin, Ireland; at the OxfordPlayhouse, Oxford, U.K.; and in Robert W.
- Service (one-man show).
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Captain Hook, Peter Pan, Clare Tree Children's Theatre, U.S. cities, 1940.
- Horatio, Hamlet, Lorenzo, The Merchant of Venice, Macduff, Macbeth, and Iago, Othello, U.S. cities, all 1940.
- miner, The Moon Is Down, U.S. cities, 1942.
- Dr. John Buchanan, Jr., Summer and Smoke, U.S. cities, 1950.
- Murray Burns, A Thousand Clowns, U.S. cities, 1963-64.
- Outward Bound, U.S. cities, 1983.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- FILM DEBUT--Windy, A Walk in the Sun (also known as Salerno Beachhead), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1945.
- Detective Engelhofer, Behind Green Lights, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1946.
- Bennie Smith, It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1946.
- Billy Clanton, My Darling Clementine, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1946.
- Howard Williams, Wake Up and Dream, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1946.
- voice of police stenographer, Somewhere in the Night, Twentieth Century Fox, 1946.
- narrator, Repeat Performance, Eagle-Lion, 1947.
- Karty, The Gangster, Allied Artists, 1947.
- Reno, I Love Trouble, Columbia, 1947.
- Duke Martin, Railroaded, Eagle-Lion, 1947.
- St. Severe, Joan of Arc, RKO, 1948.
- Paul Lester, Open Secret, Eagle-Lion, 1948.
- Fantail, Raw Deal, Eagle-Lion/Reliance, 1948.
- Cherry Valance, Red River, United Artists, 1948.
- Captain Jed Calbern, A Southern Yankee (also known as My Hero!), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1948.
- Jack Burden, All the King's Men, Columbia, 1949.
- narrator, The Undercover Man, Columbia, 1949.
- Danny Johnson, Anna Lucasta, Columbia, 1949.
- Bitter Creek, The Doolins of Oklahoma (also known as The Great Manhunt),Columbia, 1949.
- Bob Ford, I Shot Jesse James, Screen Guild, 1949.
- "Early" Byrd, Mr. Soft Touch (also known as House of Settlement), Columbia, 1949.
- Lednov, Roughshod, RKO, 1949.
- Frazee, The Walking Hills, Columbia, 1949.
- Steve Conway, Cargo to Capetown, Columbia, 1950.
- Johnny, The Return of Jesse James, Lippert, 1950.
- Pete Ferreday, The Basketball Fix (also known as The Big Decision), RealArt, 1951.
- Lieutenant John Haywood, Little Big Horn (also known as The Fighting Seventh), Lippert, 1951.
- Quantrell, Red Mountain, Paramount, 1951.
- John Barrington, The Scarf, United Artists, 1951.
- Hub Fasken, Vengeance Valley, MGM, 1951.
- Jeff Waring, The Bushwhackers (also known as The Rebel), Real Art, 1952.
- title role, Hurricane Smith, Paramount, 1952.
- Sergeant Fletcher, Combat Squad, Columbia, 1953.
- John Williams, The Forty-Ninth Man, Columbia, 1953.
- Rochelle, Hannah Lee (also known as Outlaw Territory), Broder, 1953.
- Frank Webster, The Fast and the Furious, American Releasing, 1954.
- Eddie, The Good Die Young, Independent Film Distributors, 1954.
- Ralph Payne, Security Risk, Allied Artists, 1954.
- Clint McDonald, Southwest Passage (also known as Lands West), United Artists, 1954.
- ringleader, "The Hostages" in The Steel Cage, United Artists, 1954.
- Pel, The Glass Tomb (also known as The Glass Cage), Lippert, 1955.
- Judson Prentiss, Queen Bee, Columbia, 1955.
- Cane Miro, Gunslinger, Associated Releasing, 1956.
- Johnny Ringo, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Paramount, 1957.
- Jonas Bailey, No Place to Land (also known as Man Mad), Republic, 1958.
- Louis Canetto, Party Girl, MGM, 1958.
- Griff Parker, Stormy Crossing (also known as Black Tide), Eros, 1958.
- Max Hammond, Faces in the Dark, Rank, 1960.
- Crixus, Spartacus, Universal, 1960.
- Phil Macy, Wild in the Country, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1961.
- Jeff Saygure, Brushfire, Paramount, 1962.
- Ray Reed, Return of a Stranger, WPD, 1962.
- prison warden, The Ceremony (also known as La ceremonia), United Artists,1963.
- Johnny Greco, Med mord i bagaget (also known as No Time to Kill), Agnes DeLahaie, 1963.
- Sergeant Harry, 55 Days at Peking, Allied Artists, 1963.
- Ballomar, The Fall of the Roman Empire, Paramount, 1964.
- Steve Marak, I Saw What You Did, Universal, 1965.
- Tom Horn, Fort Utah, Paramount, 1967.
- Dan Shelby, Arizona Bushwhackers, Paramount, 1968.
- Dave, Villa Rides, Paramount, 1968.
- detective, Una sull'altra (also known as One on Top of the Other), 1969,released in the United States by GGP Releasing, 1971.
- Mr. Hadley, The Adventurers, Paramount, 1970.
- Captain O'Connor, La dalle Ardenne all'inferno (also known as Dirty Heroes), Golden Eagle, 1971.
- Jacob Kagan, Habricha el hashemesh (also known as Escape to the Sun and Niet!), Cinevision, 1972.
- the director, The House of Seven Corpses, International Amusements, 1974.
- Mr. Milton, Il letto in piazza (also known as Sex-Diary), Americine, 1975.
- Lieutenant Nulty, Farewell, My Lovely, AVCO-Embassy, 1975.
- Sheriff H. "Duke" Bingham, Tender Flesh (also known as Welcome to Arrow Beach), Warner Brothers, 1976.
- Dwight McGowan, The Swiss Conspiracy, Warner Brothers/S.J.
- International, 1976.
- Clift, Salon Kitty (also known as Madam Kitty), Trans American/American International, 1976.
- Sheriff Bub/High Priest, Satan's Cheerleaders, World Amusements, 1977.
- Tony Santore, Love and the Midnight Auto Supply, Producers Capitol, 1978.
- captain, Tomorrow Never Comes, Rank, 1978.
- Lucas Johnson, Delta Fox, Sebastian International, 1979.
- judge, Bordello, Prism Entertainment, 1979.
- Senator Smedley, The Shape of Things to Come (also known as H.G.
- Wells' "The Shape of Things to Come"), Film Ventures International, 1979.
- David Cole, Guyana, Cult of the Damned (also known as Guyana: El crimen del siglo and Guyana, Crime of the Century), Universal, 1980.
- Hank Walden, The Incubus, Artists Releasing, 1982.
- priest, El tesoro del Amazones (also known as The Treasure of the Amazon), Videocine/S.A., 1985.
- George Adams, Thunder Run, Cannon, 1985.
- Brewer, Martin's Day, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1985.
- Zenas Beecham, Messenger of Death, Cannon, 1988.
- Also narrator, This Is Korea!, 1951; appeared in Hell's Horizon, Columbia, 1955; Day of the Nightmare, Herts-Lion, 1965; Hate for Hate (also known asOdio per odio), West Film, 1967; Caxambu!, 1967; Fidarsi e benem sparare e meglio (also known as Trusting Is Good, Shooting Is Better), 1967; Stuart, El "Che" Guevara (also known as Rebel With a Cause), 1968; Una pistola per centobare, 1968; Tutto per tutto (also known as All Out), 1968; Corri, uomo, corri(also known as Run, Man, Run), 1968; T'ammazzo! Raccomandanti a Dio (also known as I Kill You and Commend You to God), 1968; Quel caldo maleditto giornodi fuoco (also known as That Damned Hot Day of Fire), 1968; Once Upon a Timein the West, Paramount, 1969; Quanto costa morire (also known as The Cost ofDying), 1969; Gli insaziabili (also known as Femmine insaziabili and Carnal Circuit), 1969; Zenabel, 1969. The Challenge of the Mackennas, 1970; Der WugerKommt auf Leisen Socken (also known as The Strangler of Vienna and The Mad Butcher), 1972; Dieci bianchi uccidi da un piccolo Indiano (also known as TenWhites Killed by One Little Indian), 1974; La furie du desir, 1975; Noi non siamo angeli (also known as We're No Angels), 1975; Quel pomeriggio maledetto(also known as The Perfect Killer), JPT and Metheus/Prism Entertainment, 1977; Maniac! (also known as Assault on Paradise and The Town That Cried Terror),New World, 1977; Kino, the Padre on Horseback, Key International, 1977; On the Air Live with Captain Midnight (also known as Captain Midnight), SebastianInternational, 1979; Garden of Venus, 1981; Miami Golem, Uniexport, 1986.
Credits; FILM WORK
- Producer and director (with Lee Garmes), Hannah Lee (also known as OutlawTerritory), Broder, 1953.
- director (with Edward Sampson), The Fast and the Furious, American Releasing, 1954.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- TELEVISION DEBUT--"Confession," Philco Television Playhouse, NBC, 1951.
- John Hunter, The Cheaters, BBC, 1961.
- Jed Colby, Rawhide, CBS, 1965-66.
- Lyman "Shack" Shackelford, Cassie and Company, NBC, 1982.
- Marshall Wayburn, The Millionaire, CBS, 1978.
- Joe Virgil, Sr., Tourist, syndicated, 1980.
- Rhymes, Buck James, ABC, 1988.
- Charles Redstone, Sr., J.J. Starbuck, NBC, 1988.
- Franken, Snoops, CBS, 1989.
Credits; Also "The Man I Marry," Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, CBS, 1952; "A Tale of Two Cities," Plymouth Playhouse, ABC, 1953; "Prisoner in Town" and "Reunion at Steepler's Hill," Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, CBS, 1954; "TimeBomb," Philco Television Playhouse, NBC, 1954; Pall Mall Playhouse, ABC, 1955; "Lonely Man," Studio 57, NBC, 1955; "There's No Forever," Damon Runyon Theatre, CBS, 1955; "Murder in Paradise" and "Ride to the West," Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, CBS, 1955; "The Bridge," The Elgin Hour, ABC, 1955; "Dealer's Choice" and "Ordeal," Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, CBS, 1956; "This Land Is Mine," Fireside Theatre, NBC, 1956; "Prologue to Glory," General Electric Theatre, CBS, 1956; "Return to Nowhere," Zane Grey Theatre, CBS, 1956; "Without Incident" and "A Sound of Different Drummers," Playhouse 90, CBS, 1957; "Black Angel," Lux Video Theatre, NBC, 1957; "Avalanche at Devil's Pass," Climax, CBS,1957; "End of Violence," Suspicion, NBC, 1958; Riverboat, NBC, 1959. "CloseSet," Ford Star Time, NBC, 1960; Asphalt Jungle, ABC, 1961; "Papa Benjamin,"Thriller, NBC, 1961; The Cheaters, syndicated, 1961; "Obituary for Mr. 'X',"Dick Powell Theatre, NBC, 1962; "The Matched Pearl," Alfred Hitchcock Theatre, NBC, 1962; Rawhide, CBS, 1962; "A Hero for Our Times," Kraft Suspense Theatre, NBC, 1963; Mr. Broadway, CBS, 1964; Burke's Law, ABC, 1965; Branded, NBC,1965 and 1966; Shenandoah, ABC, 1966; The Man Who Never Was, ABC, 1966; Gunsmoke, CBS, 1966 and 1967; Bonanza, NBC, 1967; Daniel Boone, NBC, 1967; The Iron Horse, ABC, 1967; The Name of the Game, NBC, 1969; Men from Shiloh, NBC, 1970; "Creatures of the Canyon," Ghost Story, NBC, 1972; Mission
- Impossible, CBS, 1972; Khan!, CBS, 1975; Police Story, NBC, 1975; Quest,NBC, 1976; Beverly Hills Buntz, NBC, 1988; Sheriff Evers, Quincy, M.E., NBC.
- Bruno Walters, The Girl on the Late, Late Show, NBC, 1974.
- Lieutenant Gifford, The Phantom of Hollywood, CBS, 1974.
- George Hunter, The Courage of Kavik, the Wolf Dog (also known as Kavik the Wolf Dog), NBC, 1980.
- John Huston, Marilyn: The Untold Story, ABC, 1980.
- Jonathan Aaron Cartwright, Bonanza: The Next Generation, syndicated, 1988.
- Walter Haslitt, Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake, NBC, 1988.
- Also Crossbar, CBS, 1979; The Last Tycoon, BBC.
- When the West Was Fun: A Western Reunion, ABC, 1979.
- Lyricist, "No Head on My Pillow" (song).
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