John Wayne
(Movies & TV)
Howard Hawks
(Movies & TV)
Walter Brennan
(Movies & TV)
Dean Martin
(Movies & TV)
Judy Canova
(Movies & TV)
Ricky Nelson

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John Russell (actor)

Knowledge Identifier: +John_Russell_(actor)


John Russell (actor)

American actor, and World War II veteran, most noted for playing Marshal Dan Troop in the successful ABC western television series Lawman from 1958 to 1962 add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1921.

Countries: United States (83%), California (17%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: John Wayne, Howard Hawks, Walter Brennan

Linked to: American Broadcasting Company, NBC, Naval Institute Press




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John Russell was born in 1921 add something


He was commissioned as second lieutenant on November 11, 1942, and was assigned to the 6th Marine Regiment add something


He primarily played secondary roles, often in western films, but in 1952 starred opposite Judy Canova in "Oklahoma Annie" add something


In 1955 Russell was given the lead role in a television drama called "Soldiers of Fortune" add something


In 1957 Russell made a memorable appearance as a tough lawman in "Untamed Youth" add something


While the show proved popular with young boys, it did not draw enough adult viewers to its prime slot and was canceled in 1957 add something


In 1958, Russell was cast in his best-known role as Marshal Dan Troop, the lead character in "Lawman", an ABC hit western series that ran for four years add something


French and Indian War - In 1959, Russell guest starred in an episode of NBC's adventure series "Northwest Passage", a fictionalized account of the exploits of Major Robert Rogers in the French and Indian War add something


Russell appeared in other motion pictures for Warner Brothers, notably as the villain in "Yellowstone Kelly" with other Warner Brothers Television contract stars as well as the Howard Hawks 1959 western, "Rio Bravo", which starred John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, and Walter Brennan add something


Throughout the 1960s to the 1980s, he returned to secondary roles, appearing in more than twenty films, including three directed by his friend Clint Eastwood add something


In 1969, Russell appeared in 5 episodes of "It Takes a Thief" starring Robert Wagner as SIA agent William Dover add something


One of these was as Marshal Stockburn, the chief villain in Eastwood's 1985 film "Pale Rider" add something


John Russell died from emphysema in 1991 and was interred in the Los Angeles National Cemetery, a former U.S. Veterans Administration cemetery in Los Angeles, California add something

John Russell died in 1991 add something