John Russell (January 3, 1921 – January 19, 1991) was an American actor most noted for playing Marshal Dan Troop in the western television series Lawman from 1958 to 1962. Events 1431 - Joan of Arc is handed over to the Bishop Pierre Cauchon. Year 1921 ( MCMXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1921 calendar of the Gregorian calendar Events 1419 - Hundred Years' War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England completing his reconquest of Normandy. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The Western is a fiction Genre seen in Film, Television, Radio, Literature, Painting and other Visual arts. Lawman is a western television series originally telecast from 1958 to 1962 starring John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop and Peter Brown as Deputy Johnny
Born John Lawrence Russell in Los Angeles, California, he fit the Hollywood image of tall, dark, and handsome. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West He attended the University of California as a student athlete. The University of California Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Westwood Los Angeles, California, United Following the outbreak of World War II, he joined the United States Marines, received a battlefield commission as lieutenant at Guadalcanal, and returned home after the war, a highly decorated veteran. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including
He was discovered by a talent agent while in a Beverly Hills restaurant and made his film debut in 1945. Russell was contracted to 20th Century Fox in several supporting roles, and later was signed with Republic Pictures. Republic Pictures (also known as Republic Entertainment Inc) is an independent film television and video distribution company that was originally a movie production-distribution He primarily played secondary roles, often in western films, but in 1952 starred opposite Judy Canova in Oklahoma Annie. The Western is a fiction Genre seen in Film, Television, Radio, Literature, Painting and other Visual arts. Judy Canova ( November 20, 1913 &ndash August 5, 1983) was an American comedienne actress singer and radio personality In 1955 Russell was given the lead role in a television drama called "Soldiers of Fortune. " The half-hour adventure show placed him and his sidekick, played by Chick Chandler, in a dangerous jungle setting. While the show proved popular with young boys, it did not draw enough adult viewers to its prime slot and was canceled in 1957.
A year later, Russell was cast in his most memorable role as Marshal Dan Troop, the lead character in Lawman, an ABC western series that ran for five years. Lawman is a western television series originally telecast from 1958 to 1962 starring John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop and Peter Brown as Deputy Johnny The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. Co-starring with Peter Brown, who played Deputy Johnny McKay, Russell played a U. Peter Brown (born October 5 1935) is an American television actor known for his role as Deputy Johnny McKay opposite John Russell (who played Marshal Dan S. frontier peace officer mentoring his younger compatriot.
Russell appeared in other motion pictures, notably as a supporting player in the Howard Hawks 1959 western, Rio Bravo, which starred John Wayne, Dean Martin, and Walter Brennan. Howard Winchester Hawks ( May 30, 1896 &ndash December 26, 1977) was an American Film director, producer and Rio Bravo is a 1959 Western Film, directed by Howard Hawks. The script was written by Jules Furthman and Leigh John Wayne ( May 26, 1907 &ndash June 11, 1979) was an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award -winning American Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7 1917 &ndash December 25 1995 was an American Singer, Film Actor, television personality Walter Brennan ( July 25 1894 – September 21 1974) was a three-time Academy Award winning American Actor. Through the 1960s to the 1980s, he returned to secondary roles, appearing in more than twenty films including three directed by his friend Clint Eastwood. Clinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr (born May 31 1930 is a four-time Academy Award winning American Actor and Filmmaker.
Russell appeared in the second season of the Filmation children's science fiction series Jason of Star Command. For the unrelated isometric graphics engine used by Ultimate Play the Game in their 8-bit computer games see Filmation engine. Jason of Star Command was a live action Television show by Filmation which ran between 1978 and 1981. He played the role of Commander Stone, a blue skinned alien from Alpha Centauri. He replaced James Doohan who played the Commander in the previous season but left to start working on Star Trek The Motion Picture. James Montgomery Doohan ( March 3, 1920 &ndash July 20, 2005) was a Canadian character and voice Actor Star Trek The Motion Picture is a 1979 Science fiction film from Paramount Pictures.
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. Emphysema is a chronic obstructive Pulmonary disease ( COPD) formerly termed a chronic obstructive Lung disease (COLD The Los Angeles National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery in West Los Angeles, at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Sepulveda The United States Department of Veterans Affairs ( VA) is a government-run military Veteran benefit system with Cabinet -level status