John Saxon

John Saxon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Saxon (born Carmine Orrico; August 5, 1935 – July 25, 2020) was an American actor and martial artist who worked on more than 200 projects during a span of 60 years. Saxon is known for his work in Westerns and horror movies, often playing police officers and detectives. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Saxon studied acting with Stella Adler before beginning his career as a contract actor for Universal Pictures, playing in such movies as Rock, Pretty Baby (1956) and Portrait in Black (1961). During the 1970s and 1980s, he established himself as a character actor, frequently portraying law enforcement officials in horror movies such as Black Christmas (1974), Dario Argento's Tenebrae (1982), and A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). In addition to his roles in horror movies, Saxon co-starred with Bruce Lee in the martial arts movie Enter the Dragon (1973), and has supporting roles in the westerns Death of a Gunfighter (1969) and Joe Kidd (1972), as well as the adventure thriller Raid on Entebbe (1977). In the 1990s, Saxon occasionally appeared in movies, with small roles in Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994) and From Dusk till Dawn (1996). Saxon died of pneumonia in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on July 25, 2020.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
    Birthday
    8/5/1935
Beverly Hills Cop III
Beverly Hills Cop III
5.9
A Nightmare on Elm Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street
7.3
From Dusk Till Dawn
From Dusk Till Dawn
7
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
6.7
My Mom's a Werewolf
My Mom's a Werewolf
4.7
Mr. Kingstreet's War
Mr. Kingstreet's War
6
The Cardinal
The Cardinal
6.5
The Electric Horseman
The Electric Horseman
6.1
Zombie Death House
Zombie Death House
4.3
The Unforgiven
The Unforgiven
6.3
New Nightmare
New Nightmare
6.4
Wrong Is Right
Wrong Is Right
5.4
Raid on Entebbe
Raid on Entebbe
6
Invasion of the Flesh Hunters
Invasion of the Flesh Hunters
5.6
War Hunt
War Hunt
6.5
"Mitchell"!
"Mitchell"!
3.2
Enter the Dragon
Enter the Dragon
7.4
Shalimar
Shalimar
5.9
The Appaloosa
The Appaloosa
6.2
Queen of Blood
Queen of Blood
5.4
The Girl Who Knew Too Much
The Girl Who Knew Too Much
7
War Wolves
War Wolves
3.3
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
6.4
The Bees
The Bees
4.8
Battle Beyond the Stars
Battle Beyond the Stars
5.3
Trapped Ashes
Trapped Ashes
5.1
Jonathan of the Bears
Jonathan of the Bears
5.8
The Night Caller
The Night Caller
5.3
Joe Kidd
Joe Kidd
6.4
The Swiss Conspiracy
The Swiss Conspiracy
4.8
Blood Beach
Blood Beach
4.7
Cry Tough
Cry Tough
5.8
Fast Company
Fast Company
5.1
The Reluctant Debutante
The Reluctant Debutante
6.7
Scorpion with Two Tails
Scorpion with Two Tails
4.7
Black Christmas
Black Christmas
6.9
Portrait in Black
Portrait in Black
5.6
Hands of Steel
Hands of Steel
5.4
Animal Instincts
Animal Instincts
5
Agostino
Agostino
5.8
Mark Strikes Again
Mark Strikes Again
4.8
The Glove
The Glove
4.9
Prisoners of the Lost Universe
Prisoners of the Lost Universe
3.4
The Cynic, the Rat & the Fist
The Cynic, the Rat & the Fist
6.6
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
5.9
Death of a Gunfighter
Death of a Gunfighter
6.4
Clarkworld
Clarkworld
10
Shadows in an Empty Room
Shadows in an Empty Room
6.1
Posse from Hell
Posse from Hell
6.1
The Unguarded Moment
The Unguarded Moment
6.1
Violent Naples
Violent Naples
6.5
Blood Salvage
Blood Salvage
5.5
Beyond Evil
Beyond Evil
3.9
Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s
Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s
7.7
Moonshine County Express
Moonshine County Express
5.2
The Restless Years
The Restless Years
0
A Special Cop in Action
A Special Cop in Action
6.3
The Big Score
The Big Score
5
One Dollar Too Many
One Dollar Too Many
7
The Cavern
The Cavern
5.5
The Baby Doll Murders
The Baby Doll Murders
3.7
Lucky Luke 2
Lucky Luke 2
5.2
Western, Italian Style
6.2
This Happy Feeling
This Happy Feeling
3.7
The Arrival
The Arrival
4.6
Hellmaster
Hellmaster
4.6
Strange New World
Strange New World
3.5
Fever Pitch
Fever Pitch
3.7
Aftershock
Aftershock
4.7
The Big Fisherman
The Big Fisherman
4.6
The Plunderers
The Plunderers
5.9
Cross Shot
Cross Shot
6.2
Blackmail
Blackmail
3.2
Rock, Pretty Baby
Rock, Pretty Baby
3
Summer Love
Summer Love
5
Can Ellen Be Saved?
Can Ellen Be Saved?
4.4
Night Class
Night Class
3.7
Welcome to Primetime
0
Running Scared
Running Scared
4.3
The Doomsday Flight
The Doomsday Flight
6.5
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy
7.8
Fight to the Death
Fight to the Death
3.5
Family Killer
Family Killer
5.4
Linda
Linda
6
Edgar G. Ulmer: The Man Off-Screen
Edgar G. Ulmer: The Man Off-Screen
6.8
Istanbul Express
Istanbul Express
5.1
Encyclopedia of Martial Arts: Hollywood Celebrities
10
No Escape, No Return
No Escape, No Return
6.1
The Intruders
5.7
Frame-Up II: The Cover-Up
Frame-Up II: The Cover-Up
5.5
For Singles Only
For Singles Only
5.5
Winchester '73
Winchester '73
6.1
Pelts
Pelts
5.6
The Ravagers
The Ravagers
6
Maximum Force
Maximum Force
5.2
The Best of the Martial Arts Films
The Best of the Martial Arts Films
8.8
Desire
0
It Should Happen to You
It Should Happen to You
6.9
Snatched
Snatched
6.7
Living in Fear
Living in Fear
4
Criminal Minds
Criminal Minds
8.8
The Immigrants
The Immigrants
2
The Final Alliance
The Final Alliance
5.9
Mario Bava: Maestro of the Macabre
Mario Bava: Maestro of the Macabre
5.9
Criminal Act
Criminal Act
5.3
Crossing the Line
5.3
God's Ears
God's Ears
0
The Killers Within
The Killers Within
0
Killing Obsession
Killing Obsession
3.1
Bring Me the Head of Lance Henriksen
Bring Me the Head of Lance Henriksen
6.7
Bruce Lee: The Legend Lives On
Bruce Lee: The Legend Lives On
8
Bruce Lee: In His Own Words
Bruce Lee: In His Own Words
8.2
How Bruce Lee Changed the World
How Bruce Lee Changed the World
8
The Path of the Dragon
The Path of the Dragon
6.4
Black Christmas Revisited
Black Christmas Revisited
5
Bruce Lee: The Intercepting Fist
Bruce Lee: The Intercepting Fist
2.5
Una di troppo
Una di troppo
0
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker
7.7
Crossfire
Crossfire
0
Final Payback
Final Payback
4.5
The Last Samurai
The Last Samurai
6.3
Outta Time
Outta Time
1.5
Nightmare Beach
Nightmare Beach
5.5
Joseph's Gift
Joseph's Gift
0
Tenebre
Tenebre
6.9
Brothers-in-Law
Brothers-in-Law
0
Pitcher and the Pin-Up
Pitcher and the Pin-Up
6.2
Blood and Steel: The Making of 'Enter the Dragon'
Blood and Steel: The Making of 'Enter the Dragon'
8.6
'Cannibal Apocalypse' Redux
0
Golden Gate
Golden Gate
0
Lancelot: Guardian Of Time
Lancelot: Guardian Of Time
3.2
Rooster
Rooster
2
The 12 Days of Black Christmas
The 12 Days of Black Christmas
4
Payoff
Payoff
4.2
Solomon Northup's Odyssey
Solomon Northup's Odyssey
6.2
Location: Hong Kong with Enter the Dragon
Location: Hong Kong with Enter the Dragon
0
Stanley's Girlfriend
8
The Craving Heart
4
The GREATEST : Bruce Lee
The GREATEST : Bruce Lee
7.7
Black Christmas Legacy
Black Christmas Legacy
8
Running Wild
Running Wild
0
Company of Killers
Company of Killers
4
A Star Is Born
A Star Is Born
7.1
Bruce Lee: The Immortal Dragon
Bruce Lee: The Immortal Dragon
6.1
House Made of Dawn
House Made of Dawn
0
The Party Crashers
The Party Crashers
1
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