John Dehner - Rotten Tomatoes

John Dehner

Highest Rated:   96% The Right Stuff (1983)
Lowest Rated:   38% Creator (1985)
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Starting out as an assistant animator at the Walt Disney studios, John Dehner went on to work as a professional pianist, Army publicist, and radio journalist. From 1944 until the end of big-time radio in the early '60s, Dehner was one of the busiest and best performers on the airwaves. He guested on such series as Gunsmoke, Suspense, Escape, and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, and starred as British news correspondent J.B. Kendall on Frontier Gentleman (1958) and as Paladin in the radio version of Have Gun Will Travel (1958-1960). On Broadway, he appeared in Bridal Crown and served as director of Alien Summer. In films from 1944, Dehner played character roles ranging from a mad scientist in The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954) to Sheriff Pat Garrett in The Left-Handed Gun (1958) to publisher Henry Luce in The Right Stuff (1983). Though he played the occasional lead, Dehner's cocked-eyebrow imperiousness generally precluded any romantic entanglements; he once commented with pride that, in all his years as an actor, he never won nor kissed the heroine. As busy on TV as elsewhere, Dehner was seen regularly on such series as The Betty White Show (1954), The Westerner (1960), The Roaring '20s (1961), The Baileys of Balboa (1964), The Doris Day Show (1968), The Don Knotts Show (1969), Temperatures Rising (1973-1974), Big Hawaii (1977), Young Maverick (1979-1980), and Enos (1980-1981). He also essayed such TV-movie roles as Dean Acheson in The Missiles of October (1974). Working almost up to the end, John Dehner died of emphysema and diabetes at the age of 76.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Help Wanted: Kids
  • Cyrus
1986
81% Jagged Edge
  • Judge Carrigan
1985
38% Creator
  • Paul
1985
96% The Right Stuff
  • Henry Luce
1983
42% Airplane 2 - The Sequel
  • Commissioner
1982
No Score Yet California Gold Rush
  • Capt. John Sutter
1981
No Score Yet Nothing Personal
  • Senator
1980
69% The Boys from Brazil
  • Henry Wheelock
1978
50% Fun with Dick and Jane
  • Father
1977
No Score Yet Guardian of the Wilderness
  • John Muir
1977
No Score Yet The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe
  • Warden Mannering
1976
40% The Killer Inside Me
  • Maples
1976
42% The Day of the Dolphin
  • Wallingford
1973
81% Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Rumford
1972
62% Support Your Local Gunfighter
  • Col. Ames
1971
No Score Yet Dirty Dingus Magee
  • General
1970
No Score Yet The Cheyenne Social Club
  • Clay Carroll
1970
No Score Yet Stiletto
  • D.A. Frank Simpson
1969
No Score Yet Something for a Lonely Man
  • Actor
1968
No Score Yet Tiger by the Tail
  • Sheriff Chancey Jones
1968
No Score Yet Winchester '73
  • High Spade Johnny Dean
1967
40% The Hallelujah Trail
  • Narrator
1965
No Score Yet Youngblood Hawke
  • Scotty Hawke
1964
No Score Yet Critic's Choice
  • S.P. Champlain
1963
No Score Yet The Chapman Report
  • Geoffrey
1962
No Score Yet The Canadians
  • Frank Boone
1961
No Score Yet The Sign of Zorro
  • Viceroy
1960
93% Man of the West
  • Claude
1958
No Score Yet Apache Territory
  • Grant Kimbrough
1958
90% The Left Handed Gun
  • Pat Garrett
1958
No Score Yet The Girl in Black Stockings
  • Sheriff Jess Holmes
1957
No Score Yet Revolt at Fort Laramie
  • Maj. Seth Bradner
1957
No Score Yet The Iron Sheriff
  • Roger Pollock
1957
No Score Yet Please Murder Me
  • Dist. Atty. Ray Willis
1957
No Score Yet Trooper Hook
  • Actor
1957
No Score Yet Tension at Table Rock
  • Hampton
1956
No Score Yet The Fastest Gun Alive
  • Taylor Swope
1956
No Score Yet A Day of Fury
  • Jason
1956
83% Carousel
  • Mr. Bascombe
1956
No Score Yet The King's Thief
  • Capt. Herrick
1955
No Score Yet Tall Man Riding
  • Ames Luddington
1955
No Score Yet The Prodigal
  • Joram
1955
No Score Yet The Scarlet Coat
  • Gen. Nathanael Greene
1955
No Score Yet Top Gun
  • Quentin
1955
70% Apache
  • Weddle
1954
No Score Yet The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters
  • Derek
1954
No Score Yet Southwest Passage
  • Matt Carrol
1954
No Score Yet The Cowboy Way
  • Narrator
1954
No Score Yet Vicki
  • Chief
1953
No Score Yet Gun Belt
  • Matt Ringo
1953
No Score Yet Man on a Tightrope
  • The Chief
1953
No Score Yet Fort Algiers
  • Maj. Colle
1953
No Score Yet Plymouth Adventure
  • Gilbert Winslow
1952
No Score Yet Cripple Creek
  • Emil Cabeau
1952
No Score Yet Scaramouche
  • Doutreval
1952
No Score Yet Ten Tall Men
  • Jardine
1951
No Score Yet Hot Lead
  • Turk Thorne
1951
No Score Yet The Texas Rangers
  • John Wesley Hardin
1951
No Score Yet Al Jennings of Oklahoma
  • Tom Marsden
1951
No Score Yet Rogues Of Sherwood Forest
  • Sir Baldric
1950
No Score Yet Captive Girl
  • Hakim
1950
No Score Yet Destination Murder
  • Frank Niles
1950
No Score Yet Dynamite Pass
  • Thurber
1950
No Score Yet David Harding, Counterspy
  • Frank Reynolds
1950
No Score Yet Tulsa
  • Oilman
1949
No Score Yet Barbary Pirate
  • Murad Reis
1949
No Score Yet Let's Live a Little
  • Dempster
1948
86% He Walked by Night
  • Asst. Chief
1948
No Score Yet Dream Girl
  • Radio announcer
1948
No Score Yet Blonde Savage
  • Joe Comstock
1947
No Score Yet Golden Earrings
  • S.S. Man
1947
No Score Yet Out California Way
  • Rod Mason
1946
No Score Yet The Last Crooked Mile
  • Jarvis
1946
No Score Yet O.S.S.
  • German Radar Captain
1946
No Score Yet Vigilantes of Boomtown
  • Bob Fitzsimmons
1946
83% State Fair
  • Announcer
1945
No Score Yet The Corn Is Green
  • Welshman
1945
88% Christmas in Connecticut
  • State Trooper
1945
No Score Yet Lake Placid Serenade
  • Radio Announcer
1944
No Score Yet The Reluctant Dragon
  • Animator
1941

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
  • Dr. Shafer
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
  • Judge Lyman, alias Inspector DeMartonis
  • 1977
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
  • Actor
  • 1974
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
  • `Jean Lafitte': Pender
  • 1971
  • 1964
  • 1960
No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes
1965-1971
  • Von Platzen Bakscheider
  • 1970
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
  • Kirby
  • 1969
No Score Yet The High Chaparral
1967-1971
  • Burnett Surtee
  • 1969
  • 1968
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
  • Actor
  • 1969
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
  • Colonel
  • 1968
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
  • Dan Whelan
  • 1968
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
  • Rex
  • 1968
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • Nate Russell Cassidy Scanzano Wall Caleb Marr Luke Cullers Ben Galt Hardy Tate
  • 1968
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1958
  • 1957
  • 1956
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
  • Jubal Wade Cabot Kerran Coleman Lacey
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1960
  • 1959
82% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Jared Garrity Alan Richards Captain Allenby
  • 1964
  • 1961
  • 1959
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
  • Col. Harvey
  • 1963
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
  • Archie Walker John Bates Big Ed Murphy Luther Cannonbaugh
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1960
  • 1958
No Score Yet Zorro
1957-1961
  • Viceroy
  • 1959
  • 1958
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
  • Maj. Lewis
  • 1958
  • 1957

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