John Agar Biography (1921-2002)

Full name, John G. Agar; born January 31, 1921, in Chicago, IL; died of emphysema, April 7, 2002; son of John, Sr. (a meat packer) and Lillian (maiden name, Rogers) Agar; married Shirley Temple (an actress and diplomat), September19, 1945 (divorced, c. 1949); married Loretta Barnett Combes (a model), 1951(died, 2000); children: (first marriage) Linda Susan (an actress); (second marriage) two sons.

Birth Details
January 31, 1921
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Second Lieutenant Michael "Mickey" Shannon O'Rourke, Fort Apache (also known as War Party), RKO Radio Pictures, 1948
  • Tom Wade, Adventure in Baltimore (also known as Bachelor Bait), RKO Radio Pictures, 1949
  • Private First Class Peter Conway, The Sands of Iwo Jima, Republic,1949
  • Lieutenant Flint Cohill, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, RKO Radio Pictures, 1949
  • Lieutenant Joe Mallory, Breakthrough, Warner Bros., 1950
  • Don Lowry, The Woman on Pier 13 (also known as I Married a Communist), RKO Radio Pictures, 1950
  • Billy Shear, Along the Great Divide (also known as The Travelers), Warner Bros., 1951
  • Ramoth, The Magic Carpet, Columbia, 1951
  • David Powell, Woman of the North Country, Republic, 1952
  • Ray Compton, Man of Conflict (also known as My Dad, J. R.),Atlas, 1953
  • Ray Brighton, Bait, Columbia, 1954
  • Bill Buchanan, The Golden Mistress, United Artists, 1954
  • Tom Baxter, The Rocket Man, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954
  • Detective Sergeant Mark Brewster, Shield for Murder, United Artists, 1954
  • Joe Cardos, Hold Back Tomorrow (also known as No Tomorrow),Universal, 1955
  • Professor Clete Ferguson, Revenge of the Creature, Universal, 1955
  • Dr. Matt Hastings, Tarantula, Universal, 1955
  • Johnny Rush, The Lonesome Trail, Lippert Pictures, 1955
  • Sheriff Bill Jorden, Star in the Dust (also known as Law Man), Universal, 1956
  • Dr. Roger Bentley, The Mole People, Universal, 1956
  • George Hastings, Daughter of Dr. Jekyll, Allied Artists, 1957
  • Lucius "Luke" Random/Matthew Random, Flesh and the Spur, AmericanInternational Pictures, 1957
  • Sergeant Dick Mason, Joe Butterfly, Universal, 1957
  • Jeff Dunning, Ride a Violent Mile, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957
  • Bob Westley, Attack of the Puppet People (also known as The Fantastic Puppet People and Six Inches Tall), American InternationalPictures, 1958
  • Steve March, The Brain from the Planet Arous, Howco, 1958
  • Sheriff Jim Crayle, Frontier Gun, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1958
  • Captain Tom Arnett, Jet Attack (also known as Jet Alert, Jet Squad, and Through Hell to Glory), American International Pictures, 1958
  • Major Bruce Jay, Invisible Invaders, United Artists, 1959
  • Ike, Raymie, Allied Artists, 1960
  • Joe McElroy, Lisette (also known as A Crowd for Lisette andFall Girl), Medallion, 1961
  • Alex Marsh, Hand of Death (also known as Five Fingers of Death), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1962
  • Captain Don Graham, Journey to the Seventh Planet, American International Pictures, 1962
  • Sergeant Judd Norcutt, Cavalry Command (also known as The Day of the Trumpet and Cavalleria commandos), Parade Pictures, 1963
  • Gus Cole, Of Love and Desire, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1963
  • Intelligence officer, The Young and the Brave, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1963
  • Pete Stone, Law of the Lawless (also known as Invitation to a Hanging), Paramount, 1964
  • Dan Carrouthers, Stage to Thunder Rock, Paramount, 1964
  • Dawson, Young Fury, Paramount, 1965
  • Ed Tomkins, Johnny Reno, Paramount, 1966
  • George Gates, Waco, Paramount, 1966
  • Dr. Farrell, Women of the Prehistoric Planet (also known as Prehistoric Planet Women), Real Art, 1966
  • Dr. Curt Taylor, Zontar, the Thing from Venus, Azalea, 1966
  • Barry Rogers, Curse of the Swamp Creature, American InternationalPictures, 1966
  • Dion O'Bannion, The St. Valentine's Day Massacre, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967
  • Sheriff Clint Crawford, Night Fright (also known as The Extraterrestrial Nasty and Fright Night), 1967
  • Major Ronald Paxton, Hell Raiders, American International Pictures, 1968
  • Christian, The Undefeated, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1969
  • Amos Patton, Chisum, Warner Bros., 1970
  • Bert Ryan, Big Jake (also known as The Million Dollar Kidnapping), National General, 1971
  • Police Lieutenant Rafferty, How's Your Love Life?, 1971
  • City official, King Kong, Paramount, 1976
  • Yankee officer, Divided We Fall, 1980
  • Mr. No Legs, 1981
  • Perfect Victims (also known as Hidden Rage), Academy Home Video, 1988
  • Ivan Peters, Miracle Mile, Hemdale, 1989
  • Nightbreed (also known as Clive Barker's Nightbreed), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • The Making of "Sands of Iwo Jima" (documentary), 1993
  • 100 Years of Horror: The Walking Dead (documentary), Passport Video, 1996
  • 100 Years of Horror: The Double Demons (documentary), Passport Video, 1996
  • 100 Years of Horror: Giants and Dinosaurs (documentary), PassportVideo, 1996
  • 100 Years of Horror: Freaks (documentary), Passport Video, 1996
  • Reggie, The Vampire Hunters Club, Doodle Barnett Productions/IrenaBelle Films, 2001
  • Dr. Clete Ferguson, Attack of the B-Movie Monster, Heidelberg Films, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Leonard Scott Levy, Fear, Showtime, 1990
  • Dr. Lang, "Eye," Body Bags (also known as John Carpenter Presents Body Bags), Showtime, 1993
  • Episodic
  • "The Next to Crash," Fireside Theatre, NBC, 1952
  • "Desert Honeymoon," The Unexpected, NBC, 1952
  • "The Old Man's Bride," Ford Theatre, NBC, 1953
  • "The Farnsworth Case," Fireside Theatre, NBC, 1954
  • "Little War in San Dede," Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, CBS, 1954
  • "The First and Last," Climax, CBS, 1955
  • "Earthquake," The Loretta Young Show, NBC, 1956
  • Marvin, "Thousand Dollar Gun," General Electric Theatre, CBS, 1957
  • Lieutenant Arnold Van Dyke, "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," The Gale Storm Show, CBS, 1958
  • Kenneth Baxter, "The Case of the Caretaker's Cat," Perry Mason, CBS, 1959
  • Longrant, "Incident at the Buffalo Smokehouse," Rawhide, CBS, 1959
  • Mike Anderson, "Incident of the Slavemaster," Rawhide, CBS, 1960
  • "Band of Brothers," Best of the Post, ABC, 1961
  • Sam Phelps, "Farmer with a Badge," Bat Masterson, NBC, 1961
  • Death Valley Days, ABC, 1964
  • "Walk in Another's Footsteps," The Virginian, NBC, 1964
  • Sheriff, "$10,000 for Durango," Branded, NBC, 1965
  • Captain Thorpe, "The Mockingbird," Combat!, ABC, 1966
  • Frank James, "Hondo and the Judas," Hondo, ABC, 1967
  • Gabe, "What Did You Do in the West, Uncle?," Family Affair, CBS, 1967
  • The Name of the Game, NBC, 1968
  • "The Mustangers," The Virginian, NBC, 1968
  • Hammack, "The Long Bull," Police Story, NBC, 1976
  • Colonel Blaylock, "Target: Angels," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1976
  • Morton Clay, "Return of the Masked Rider," Highway to Heaven, NBC,1984
  • Pops, "A Day in Beaumont," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1986
  • Also appeared in "Delaying Action," Hollywood Opening Night, NBC.
  • Other
  • Colonel Matthews, Destination Space, 1959
  • Gramps, The Perfect Bride, 1991
  • Old convict, Invasion of Privacy, 1992
  • Video Games
  • Voice of Thomas Malloy, The Pandora Directive, Access Software, 1996

Further Reference


    • Detroit Free Press, April 8, 2002, p. B7
    • Fangoria, Issue 54, 1986
    • Filmmaker, April/May, 2001, p. 44
    • Starlog, Issue 164, 1991
    • John Agar,, May 29, 2002

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    Aug 8, 2013 @ 7:19 pm
    Was he Agar of Agar hams ? I know it was a Chicago company.

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