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John Ericson ACTOR

John Ericson was born on September 23rd, 1926 in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany with the birth name Joseph Meibes.  He studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and began his career on Broadway in 1951.

Ericson then began working in the film industry with the production company, MGM.  Some of his early film roles include, "Teresa" (1951) starring with Peggy Ann Garner, Ralph Meeker, Richard Bishop, Pier Angeli, Patricia Collinge and Rod Steiger, "Rhapsody" (1954) starring Elizabeth Taylor, Vittorio Gassman, Louis Calhern, Michael Chekhov, Barbara Bates, Celia Lovsky and Stuart Whitman, "The Student Prince" (1954) co-starring Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom, Mario Lanza, Louis Calhern, Edmund Gwenn, S.Z. Sakall, Betta St. John, John Williams, Evelyn Varden and John Hoyt, "Green Fire" (1954) also starring Grace Kelly, Stewart Granger and Paul Douglas, "Bad Day at Black Rock" (1955) starring alongside Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger, Walter Brennan, Ernest Borgnine and Lee Marvin and "Forty Guns" (1957) starring with Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Gene Barry, Dean Jagger and Hank Worden

As he continued working in the industry as an actor he turned his focus to mainly television roles adding appearances on a number of series such as, "Climax!', "Rawhide", 'Route 66", "Kraft Mystery Theater", "The Fugitive", "Burke's Law", "Honey West", "Bonanza", "The Invaders", "Death Valley Days", "Ironside", "Marcus Welby, M.D", "The Virginian", "Medical Center", "Hawkins", "Police Story", "Police Woman", "Zane Grey Theatre", "Nero Wolfe", "CHiPs", "Night Rider", "Fantasy Island", "Murder, She Wrote", "Wagon Train" and "General Hospital among many others.

He did add a couple more film roles to his credits such as, "Pretty Boy Floyd" (1960) starring with Barry Newman, Joan Harvey, Carl York, Phil Kenneally, Roy Fant and Peter Falk, "7 Faces of Dr. Lao" (1964) starring Tony Randall, Arthur O'Connell, Barbara Eden, Chubby Johnson, Royal Dano, Noah Beery Jr., John Doucette, Eddie Little Sky and John Qualen and Walt Disney's "Bedknobs and Brooksticks" (1971) starring Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, Reginald Owen and Sam Jaffe, "Primary Target" (1990) starring John Calvin and Mike Kim and his most recent film role was in 2006 in, "The Far Side of Jericho" starring Suzanne Andrews, Patrick Bergin, Lawrence Pressman, Judith Burnett, James Gammon, C. Thomas Howell and John Diehl.

In 1974, Ericson posed nude for Playgirl magazine.  He has married twice, first to Milly Coury in 1953 and they had two children before this marriage came to an end in 1971.  His second time to marry was in 1974 to his present wife, Karen Erickson and they currently reside in New Mexico.  His last known acting role was in 2008 appearing on the television series, "Crash".


2008         Crash
2006         The Far Side of Jericho
2006         Birthday
1990         Primary Target
1989         Hardball 
1987         General Hospital 
1985         Murder, She Wrote
1985         Robert Kennedy & His Times
1984         Airwolf
1984         Final Mission
1978-1984     Fantasy Island 
1984         Automan 
1983         The A-Team 
1983         Knight Rider
1978-1983     CHiPs 
1982         One Day at a Time 
1981         Nero Wolfe 
1974-1980     Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1980         The Ghosts of Buxley Hall
1978         Vega$
1978         Alien Zone
1977         The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries 
1977         Police Woman
1977         Crash!
1976         Hustler Squad
1975         S.W.A.T
1975         Barbary Coast
1975         Kumander agimat
1974-1975     Police Story 
1974         The Streets of San Francisco 
1974         Doc Elliot 
1974         Wide World Mystery 
1974         Hawkins
1974         Hog Wild
1973         Tenafly 
1968-1973     The F.B.I.
1972         Assignment Vienna 
1972         The Bounty Man
1971         Longstreet 
1969-1971     Medical Center 
1971         Bedknobs and Broomsticks
1971         The Virginian
1970         Marcus Welby, M.D.
1970         Ironside 
1969         Heads or Tails
1969         Gunsmoke
1968         The Bamboo Saucer
1968         Death Valley Days
1968         The Destructors
1967         The Money Jungle
1967         Los siete de Pancho Villa
1967         The Invaders 
1960-1967     Bonanza 
1965-1966     Honey West 
1965         Operation Atlantis
1965         Vacation Playhouse
1963-1965     Burke's Law
1965         Profiles in Courage 
1965         The Fugitive
1964         7 Faces of Dr. Lao
1963         I Am Semiramis
1962         The Dick Powell Theatre
1961-1962     Kraft Mystery Theater
1962         Target: The Corruptors
1962         Route 66
1961         Monte Carlo
1959-1961    Rawhide
1961         The United States Steel Hour
1960         The Chevy Mystery Show
1960         Under Ten Flags
1956-1960     The Loretta Young Show 
1960         Pretty Boy Floyd
1960         Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 
1959         Adventures in Paradise 
1959         The David Niven Show
1958-1959     The Restless Gun
1956-1959     Zane Grey Theatre
1958         Wagon Train
1958         Shirley Temple Theatre 
1956-1958     Playhouse 90
1958         Day of the Bad Man
1958         The Millionaire
1956-1958     Schlitz Playhouse
1957         Oregon Passage
1956-1957     Climax!
1957         Forty Guns
1955-1957     Cavalcade of America 
1955-1957     G.E. True Theater
1956         The Cruel Tower
1951-1956     Kraft Theatre
1956         Chevron Hall of Stars
1956         Appointment with Adventure 
1955         Star Stage
1955         The Return of Jack Slade
1955         Bad Day at Black Rock
1954         Green Fire
1954         The Student Prince
1954         Rhapsody
1951         Out There
1951         Teresa
1951         The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
1950         Lux Video Theatre  

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