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John Lupton ACTOR


John Lupton was born on August 23rd, 1928 in Highland Park, Illinois with the middle name Rollin.  During high school he first developed an interest in acting when he would perform in a number of the school plays.  Following earning his high school diploma, Lupton first found work as a amateur stage actor with a local stock company and later attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts to perfect his art of acting.
By 1949, Lupton began appearing on Broadway in such productions as, "Diamond Lil" followed by roles in, "The Glass Menagerie" and "As You Like It" in 1950 with actress Katherine Hepburn.
It was his friendship with Hepburn that helped Lupton break into the film industry and being signed as a contract player with MGM.  By the early 1950's, he was appearing on the big screen with MGM studio's in minor roles for such films as, "Julius Caesar" (1953) and "Scandal at Scourie" (1953).
Lupton then felt that his talents were not being put to good use and therefore, he chose to leave MGM and began to freelance being cast in more substantial roles for such films as, "Battle Cry" (1955), "The Great Locomotive Chase" (1956), "Drango" (1957), "Taming Sutton's Gal" (1957), "Gun Fever" (1958) and "The Man in the Net" (1959).
He also worked with Disney Studio's on a number of other films such as, "The World's Greatest Athlete" (1973), "The Carnival Caper" (1976), "The Young Runaways" (1978) and "The Secret of the Lost Valley" (1980).
In addition to now making a name for himself in the film industry, Lupton also began making appearances on a variety of television series such as, "Robert Montgomery Presents", "Playhouse 90", "Studio One", "Wagon Train", "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." starring Jim Nabors, "The F.B.I." starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr., "Ironside" starring Raymond Burr, "Kung Fu" starring David Carradine, "Cannon" starring William Conrad, "Charlie's Angels" starring Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith and Farrah Fawcett and "Medical Center" starring Chad Everett.
He also had recurring roles on, "Broken Arrow" co-starring Michael Ansara as the Apache Chief Cochise and the soap opera, "Days of Our Lives".  As his career progressed some of his latest roles were on the television sitcom's, "Who's the Boss?" (1992), "Good Advice" (1993), the soap opera, "The Young and the Restless" (1980) and his final role in the film, "Body Shot" in 1994.
In addition to his professional life, Lupton also set aside time to volunteer for the Special Olympics as well as the Multiple Sclerosis Association.  John Lupton was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the entertainment industry.   
John married twice throughout his lifetime.  His first marriage ended in 1959 after having one child.  He then married Dian Friml and they remained together until he passed away at the age of sixty five, on November 3rd, 1993 in Los Angeles, California.


1994   Body Shot 

1993   Good Advice

1992   Who's the Boss?

1988   Red River

1979-1981  B.J. and the Bear

1981   Miracle on Ice 

1980   The Young and the Restless

1980   Trouble in High Timber Country 

1956-1980  Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

1980   Charlie's Angels

1978   Doctors' Private Lives 

1976-1978  The Rockford Files 

1977   The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries 

1977   The Amazing Howard Hughes

1976   Midway 

1975-1976  S.W.A.T

1976   The Whiz Kid and the Carnival Caper 

1975   Matt Helm 

1975   Petrocelli

1975   Harry 

1975   Shazam!

1975   Cannon 

1975   Kung Fu 

1975   The Dream Makers

1974   Police Story 

1974   Apple's Way

1970-1974  Ironside

1974   Airport 1975

1967-1974  The F.B.I.

1974   Doc Elliot 

1972-1974  Marcus Welby, M.D. 

1974   The Phantom of Hollywood 

1973   The ABC Afternoon Playbreak

1972-1973  Medical Center 

1973   ABC Afterschool Specials

1973   The World's Greatest Athlete

1972   Jigsaw 

1972   Hit Man 

1972   The Judge and Jake Wyler

1972   All My Darling Daughters 

1972   Private Parts

1972   Napoleon and Samantha 

1972   Cool Breeze 

1972   The Astronaut

1971   O'Hara, U.S. Treasury

1969-1971  Adam-12

1971   Longstreet

1971   Mannix

1964-1971  The Virginian 

1971   Hawaii Five-O

1971   The Day of the Wolves 

1970   The Interns 

1970   The Young Lawyers

1970   The Bold Ones: The New Doctors 

1968   I Spy

1965   Days of Our Lives

1967   Family Affair

1967   Dragnet 1967

1967   Me and Benjy

1967   The Invaders

1967   T.H.E. Cat 

1966   Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

1966   The Time Tunnel 

1966   Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter 

1965   Daniel Boone 

1964-1965  Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. 

1961-1965  Wagon Train

1965   The Cara Williams Show

1965   The Greatest Story Ever Told 

1965   Slattery's People

1965   Flipper 

1960-1964  Gunsmoke 

1964   The Devil's Bedroom

1964   Temple Houston 

1964   Rawhide 

1963   Alcoa Premiere 

1959-1962  Death Valley Days

1962   Alfred Hitchcock Presents 

1961-1962  Laramie 

1961   The Clown and the Kid 

1961   Target: The Corruptors 

1961   Window on Main Street 

1961   The Aquanauts 

1961   Surfside 6 

1960   Checkmate

1959-1960  Perry Mason 

1960   Sea Hunt 

1960   Tales of Wells Fargo 

1960   Richard Diamond, Private Detective 

1960   Men Into Space 

1960   Three Came to Kill 

1959-1960  U.S. Marshal

1959   Blood and Steel 

1959   Black Saddle

1959   G.E. True Theater 

1959   The Rebel Set 

1959   Playhouse 90 

1959   Goodyear Theatre

1959   The Man in the Net 

1959   Yancy Derringer 

1959   Behind Closed Doors 

1959   The Restless Gun
1959   Wanted: Dead or Alive

1957-1959  The Millionaire

1956-1958  Studio One in Hollywood

1956-1958  Broken Arrow

1958   Gun Fever 

1957   Matinee Theatre 

1957   Taming Sutton's Gal

1957   Drango 

1955-1956  Schlitz Playhouse 

1956   The Great Locomotive Chase 

1956   The 20th Century-Fox Hour 

1956   The Star and the Story 

1955-1956  Climax! 

1956   The Ford Television Theatre

1956   Glory

1955   Man with the Gun

1955   Cameo Theatre 

1955   Seven Angry Men 

1955   Four Star Playhouse

1954-1955  Lux Video Theatre 

1955   Patrick Henry 

1955   Battle Cry 

1954   Robert Montgomery Presents 

1954   Studio 57 

1954   My Little Margie 

1954   Prisoner of War 

1954   Fireside Theatre 

1954   Dragonfly Squadron 

1954   Mayor of the Town

1953   Cavalcade of America 

1953   Escape from Fort Bravo 

1953   All the Brothers Were Valiant 

1953   The Band Wagon

1953   Julius Caesar

1953   Scandal at Scourie

1953   The Story of Three Loves 

1953   Rogue's March

1952   Shadow in the Sky 

1951   St. Benny the Dip

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