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John Compton (I) (1923–2015)

John Compton was born on June 21, 1923 in Lynchburg, Tennessee, USA as John Compton Tolley. He was an actor, known for TV Reader's Digest (1955), Oh! Susanna (1951) and Jesse James Rides Again (1947). He was married to Angela Hancock. He died on May 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

TV Reader's Digest Kit Carson
(1955)
Oh! Susanna Lieutenant Cutter
(1951)
(1947)
Navy Bound Vincent Cerrano
(1951)

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 1963 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Eugene
- Aunt Win Steps In (1963) ... Eugene
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Jack Larson
- The Impractical Joker (1961) ... Jack Larson
 1960 Men Into Space (TV Series)
Major Summers
- Is There Another Civilization? (1960) ... Major Summers
 1959-1960 Fury (TV Series)
Chris Lambert
- Packy, the Lion Tamer (1960) ... Chris Lambert
- Turkey Day (1959) ... Chris Lambert
- The Pulling Contest (1959) ... (uncredited)
 1959 The D.A.'s Man (TV Series)
Shannon
- Flight 729 (1959) ... Shannon
- The Duke (1959) ... Shannon
- Out of Town (1959) ... Shannon
- Manhattan Gigolo (1959) ... Shannon
- The Actress (1959) ... Shannon
 1958 Steve Canyon (TV Series)
Capt. Woody Buckler
- Operation B-52 (1958) ... Capt. Woody Buckler
 1958 Harbor Command (TV Series)
Jack Chavelle
- Ghost Ship (1958) ... Jack Chavelle
 1958 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Sam Adams
- The Cave (1958) ... Sam Adams
 1958 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Bud Lee
- Rodeo (1958) ... Bud Lee
 1958 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Will
- Rare Specimen (1958) ... Will
 1958 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
Rick Farley
- Escape to the North (1958) ... Rick Farley
 1958 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Blain
- Kitty Caught (1958) ... Blain
 1957 Men of Annapolis (TV Series)
Alan Conway
- The Challenge (1957) ... Alan Conway
 1957 Official Detective (TV Series)
Ferguson
- Take Him Alive (1957) ... Ferguson
 1957 Sally (TV Series)
Calvin Beekman
- Sally Tries to Say No (1957) ... Calvin Beekman
 1957 State Trooper (TV Series)
 1957 Spoilers of the Forest
Billy Mitchell
 1956 Navy Log (TV Series)
Scott
- Man Alone (1956) ... Scott
 1956 Friendly Persuasion
Rebel Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1956 The Ten Commandments
Slave (uncredited)
 1956 Thunder Over Arizona
Tab Warren
 1955-1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Walt Norton / Vincent
- The Belfry (1956) ... Walt Norton
- The Case of Mr. Pelham (1955) ... Vincent
 1956 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Nick West
- Motorcycle A (1956) ... Nick West
 1955 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Emery / Bob Barnes
- Six Gun Cupids (1955) ... Emery
- Quick on the Trigger (1955) ... Bob Barnes
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- Night Tune (1955)
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Kit Carson
- Child Pioneer (1955) ... Kit Carson
 1955 Francis in the Navy
Aide (uncredited)
 1952 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
 1952 CBS Television Workshop (TV Series)
- Into the Valley (1952)
 1951 Navy Bound
Vincent Cerrano
 1951 Oh! Susanna
Lieutenant Cutter
 1950 California Passage
Henchman
 1950 The Glass Menagerie
Young Man
 1950 Rock Island Trail
Trooper (uncredited)
 1947 Jesse James Rides Again
Steve Long
 1947 Cheyenne
Limpy Bill
 1947 Nora Prentiss
Reporter (uncredited)
 1946 Night and Day
Student (uncredited)
 1945 San Antonio
Cowboy (uncredited)
 1945 Too Young to Know
Party Guest
 1945 Mildred Pierce
Theodore 'Ted' Ellison Forrester (uncredited)
 1945 Pride of the Marines
Corporal (uncredited)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

In the 1960's, John Compton (Tolley) began a successful journey as a real estate developer in the Hollywood Hills and Laurel Canyon area. He bought one house, borrowed against it, and later bought another. It grew from there. See more »

Nickname:

Johnny

Star Sign:

Cancer

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