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Judd Holdren ACTOR

Judd Holdren was born on October 16th, 1915 in Villisca, Iowa with the middle name Clifton, to a family with nine other siblings.  As a youngster, he developed an interest in acting and later decided to drop out of high school and he went to study acting at the Omaha Playhouse in Nebraska.
Holdren took a brief break from pursuing his acting career to serve in the United States Coast Guard during World War II.  Upon completing his service he chose to relocate to Hollywood and focus 100% on a career in entertainment.
He began with working on a number of films taking on small un-credited roles such as, "All the King's Men" (1949), "Francis the Talking Mule" (1950).  Soon he would be cast in the roles he is most well known for portraying the heroic Captain in the serials, "Captain Video, Master of the Stratosphere" (1951), "Zombies of the Stratosphere" (1952), "The Lost Planet" (1953), and the television series,  "Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe" (1955), for which he starred in twelve episodes.
In addition to his work in films, he also made a number of television appearances throughout his career on such series as, "Bachelor Father", "Border Patrol", "M-Squad", "Dragnet", "Playhouse 90", "The Web", "Silent Service" and "The Lone Ranger". 
His most recent film roles were in 1960 and he was not credited for his work in either of them, "Ice Palace", "The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond" and "Critic's Choice" (1963).  Holdren then chose to retire from acting and pursued a whole new career as an insurance salesman.
Judd never married and never had any children of his own.  On March 11th, 1974, Judd Holdren committed suicide by taking a bullet to his head.  His remains are interred at Valhalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood, California.  


1963   Critic's Choice

1960   The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond 

1960   The Man from Blackhawk

1960   Ice Palace

1959   The FBI Story

1959   Border Patrol

1959   M Squad

1959   The Jack Benny Program 

1958   The Buccaneer

1958   Space Master X-7

1958   Bachelor Father

1958   The Power of the Resurrection

1957   The Amazing Colossal Man

1957   The Web

1957   Jeanne Eagels 

1957   Panic!

1957   Spoilers of the Forest

1957   The Silent Service

1957   Playhouse 90 

1956   Dragnet

1955   Sergeant Preston of the Yukon 

1955   Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe

1955   Death Valley Days 

1954   This Is My Love 

1954   Rocky Jones, Space Ranger 

1954   The Loretta Young Show 

1953   The Lost Planet 

1952-1953  The Lone Ranger 

1952-1953  The Range Rider 

1952   Zombies of the Stratosphere 

1952   Lady in the Iron Mask 

1952   Craig Kennedy, Criminologist 

1951   Captain Video, Master of the Stratosphere 

1951   Purple Heart Diary 

1951   The Lady Pays Off 

1950   Revenue Agent

1950   Frisco Tornado 

1950   Rocketship X-M

1950   Francis the Talking Mule 

1949   Coyote Canyon

1949   All the King's Men

Matinee Classics - Captain Video, Master of the Stratosphere starring Judd Holdren
Matinee Classics - Commando Cody, Sky Marshal of the Universe starring Judd Holdren, Aline Towne, Lyle Talbot
Matinee Classics - Commando Cody, Sky Marshal of the Universe starring Judd Holdren, Aline Towne, Lyle Talbot
Matinee Classics - Zombies of the Stratosphere starring Judd Holdren, Aline Towne, Wilson Wood, Lane Bradford, Stanley Waxman, Craig Kelly, Ray Boyle and Leonard Nimoy

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