Howard St. John (1905–1974)


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A veteran theater performer from 1925, Chicago-born character actor Howard St. John excelled in blustery, unsympathetic roles -- often pompous, often shifty and usually self-important. He made his Broadway debut with "Nocturne" (1925) and continued reliably into the 30s with parts in "Princess Charming" (1930), "Keeper of the Keys" (1932) and "... See full bio »

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Born Yesterday Jim Devery
(1950)
Strangers on a Train Police Capt. Turley
(1951)
The Men Ellen's Father
(1950)
Li'l Abner General Bullmoose
(1959)

Filmography

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 1972 The Corner Bar (TV Series)
Congressman Bimstock
- Politics (1972) ... Congressman Bimstock
 1969 Don't Drink the Water
Ambassador Magee
 1966-1967 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Psychiatrist / Burton J. Weaver / Mr. Masterson / ...
- The Honeymooners: The People's Choice (1967) ... Burton J. Weaver
- The Honeymooners: Ship of Fools (1966) ... Mr. Masterson
- The Honeymooners: In Twenty-Five Words or Less (1966) ... Robert Masterson
 1967 Matchless
General Shapiro
 1967 Banning
J. Pallister Young
 1965-1966 Hank (TV Series)
Dean Lewis Royal
- Operation Matriculation (1966) ... Dean Lewis Royal
- McKillup's Best Seller (1966) ... Dean Lewis Royal
- Ethel Weiss, Won't You Please Come Home (1966) ... (credit only)
- Wedding Anyone? (1966) ... Dean Lewis Royal
- Maury Wills to the Rescue (1966) ... Dean Lewis Royal
 1965 Strange Bedfellows
Julius L. Stevens
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Hinrichsen
- John Peter Altgeld (1965) ... Hinrichsen
 1964 Sex and the Single Girl
Randall
 1964 Mr. Broadway (TV Series)
Hagen
- The He-She Chemistry (1964) ... Hagen
 1964 The Reporter (TV Series)
- Rachel's Mother (1964)
 1964 Quick, Before It Melts
Harvey T. Sweigert
 1964 Fate Is the Hunter
Mark Hutchins
 1964 Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Uncle Howard
- Apartment in Rome (1964) ... Uncle Howard
 1964 Strait-Jacket
Raymond Fields
 1962-1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Judson Kyle / Charles Goode / James Stanhope
- Blacklist (1964) ... Judson Kyle
- Poltergeist (1963) ... Charles Goode
- The Naked Heiress (1962) ... James Stanhope
 1963 The Patriots (TV Movie)
George Washington
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Mayor / Crazy Horse Kid
- Seven Keys to Baldpate (1962) ... Mayor
- The Action in New Orleans (1962) ... Crazy Horse Kid
 1962 Lafayette
George Washington
 1961 Lover Come Back
Mr. John Brackett
 1961 One, Two, Three
Wendell P. Hazeltine
 1961 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
The Governor
- The Release (1961) ... The Governor
 1961 Madison Avenue
J.D. Jocelyn
 1961 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series)
Albert Gadby
- Brief Encounter (1961) ... Albert Gadby
 1959-1961 Our American Heritage (TV Series)
General George Washington / Senator Thomas Hart Benton / George Washington
- The Secret Rebel (1961) ... General George Washington
- Destiny West (1960) ... Senator Thomas Hart Benton
- Divided We Stand (1959) ... George Washington
 1960-1961 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Gen. George Washington / George Washington
- Our American Heritage: The Secret Rebel (1961) ... Gen. George Washington
- Our American Heritage: Not Without Honor (1960) ... George Washington
 1961 Sanctuary
Governor Drake
 1961 Cry for Happy
Vice Adm. Junius B. Bennett
 1960 The Islanders (TV Series)
John Marston
- Duel of Strangers (1960) ... John Marston
 1960 Destiny, West! (TV Movie)
Senator Thomas Hart Benton
 1959 Li'l Abner
General Bullmoose
 1956-1959 Omnibus (TV Series) (segment) / (segment "The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell")
- Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway (1959) ... (segment)
- The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell (1956) ... (segment "The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell")
 1958 The Gift of the Magi (TV Movie)
Mr. Spiegel
 1958 The Investigator (TV Series)
Lloyd Prior
- Episode #1.2 (1958) ... Lloyd Prior
- Episode #1.1 (1958) ... Lloyd Prior
 1958 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Gen. Bertram Whitney
- The Colonel's Reunion (1958) ... Gen. Bertram Whitney
 1955-1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Mr. Pringle / Mr. Meadows
- Kiss and Tell (1956) ... Mr. Pringle
- Thunder in Washington (1955) ... Mr. Meadows
 1954-1956 Justice (TV Series)
- Sign Right Here (1956)
- The Blackmailer (1954)
 1956 World in My Corner
Harry Cram
 1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Benjamin Franklin
- Crisis in Paris (1955) ... Benjamin Franklin
 1955 I Died a Thousand Times
Doc Banton
 1955 The Tender Trap
Mr. Sayers
 1951-1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Herbert / Mr. Steen / Oil Executive Fordyke
- Private History (1955) ... Herbert
- Romney (1954) ... Mr. Steen
- International Incident (1952) ... Oil Executive Fordyke
 1955 Illegal
E.A. Smith
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Cal Iverson
- The Anatomy of a Graft (1955) ... Cal Iverson
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Judge Ogden
- An Act of Murder (1955) ... Judge Ogden
 1954 Max Liebman Spectaculars (TV Series)
Dean Reeber
- Best Foot Forward (1954) ... Dean Reeber
 1954 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Jim O'Neal / Harry Pope
- The Fifth Wheel (1954) ... Jim O'Neal
- Late Date (1954) ... Harry Pope
 1954 The Best of Broadway (TV Series)
Mr. Stanley
- The Man Who Came to Dinner (1954) ... Mr. Stanley
 1954 Center Stage (TV Series)
Matthew Clayborn
- The Day Before Atlanta (1954) ... Matthew Clayborn
 1953-1954 Repertory Theatre (TV Series)
Abbot
- The Catamaran (1954)
- Ernie Barger is 50 (1953) ... Abbot
- Double Jeopardy (1953)
 1954 Three Coins in the Fountain
Mr. Burgoyne
 1954 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
Detective John Palmer
- The Boston Story #2 (1954) ... Detective John Palmer
 1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
- Angel Street (1954)
 1954 The Web (TV Series)
- Rock-Bound (1954)
- The Hunted (1954)
 1953 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Abbot
- Ernie Barger Is 50 (1953) ... Abbot
 1953 The Doctor (TV Series)
- Desk Job (1953)
 1951-1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- The Outer Limit (1953)
- A Star Is Born (1951)
 1952 Stop, You're Killing Me
Commissioner Mahoney
 1951 Starlift
Steve Rogers
 1951 The Big Night
Al Judge
 1951 Fairmeadows, U.S.A. (TV Series)
John Olcott #1 (1951-1952)
 1951 Close to My Heart
I.O. Frost
 1951 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
Nat Miller
- Ah, Wilderness! (1951) ... Nat Miller
 1951 Saturday's Hero
Belfrage
 1951 Strangers on a Train
Police Capt. Turley
 1951 Goodbye, My Fancy
Claude Griswold
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
 1950 Born Yesterday
Jim Devery
 1950 Counterspy Meets Scotland Yard
Counterspy David Harding
 1950 The Sun Sets at Dawn
The Warden
 1950 Mister 880
Chief
 1950 The Men
Ellen's Father
 1950 David Harding, Counterspy
David Harding
 1950 711 Ocean Drive
Lt. Pete Wright
 1950 Customs Agent
Charles Johnson
 1949 The Undercover Man
Joseph S. Horan
 1949 Shockproof
Sam Brooks
 1948 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
Justin Laurie
- Night Must Fall (1948) ... Justin Laurie
 1948 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
- Sham (1948)
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Parents: John St. John Smith and Maude Gladys (nee O'Connor) Smith.

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