John Saxon
Film, television actor
John Saxon
John Saxon is an American actor who has worked on over 200 projects during the span of sixty years. Saxon is most known for his work in horror films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street and Black Christmas, both of which feature Saxon as a policeman in search of the killer. He is also known for his role as Roper in the 1973 film Enter the Dragon, in which he starred with Bruce Lee and Jim Kelly.
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Remembering the Late Horror Master Wes Craven on Halloween
Huffington Post - over 1 year
This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and Hollywood producers. Follow ScreenCraft on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Much has and will be said about horror icon Wes Craven. He reinvigorated the horror genre with the 1984 release of A Nightmare on Elm Street, which told the story about a cruel serial killer named Freddy Krueger who kills his victims in their dreams. However, there's much more to Craven's legacy than a single movie villain. We explore Craven's massive impact on the film industry in what will be remembered as one of the most celebrated and impactful careers from a screenwriter, producer, and director. Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He studied and earned degrees in English, Psychology, Philosophy, and Writing. ...
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Turnstyle Designs
Buffalo Rising - over 4 years
One of the aspects I love most about the city is all of the commercial offshoots from streets such as Elmwood. Take a walk down Lexington Avenue on any given evening and you will find all sorts of activity. In coming weeks that activity will, once again, be amplified, as jewelry designer Staphanie Robb opens her newest design boutique called Turnstyle Creations. Stephanie, one of the founders of Wild Things (also located on Lexington) told me that the idea behind Turnstyle Designs was to open a sister store that would compliment the street and Wild Things. "In essence, this is my design studio," Stephanie said. "It will also be gateway into collaboration and creation. I plan on featuring custom hat designs, clothing, stylish vegan handbags, aroma therapy and incense, head to foot accessories including killer leggings, the coolest gloves and sweaters and a massive collection of stones that can be custom designed by local artisans. I'll also have local goldsmiths available to c ...
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Last Chance: Great Race, All-Pro Tae Kwon Do's Celebrity Event
Los Gatos - almost 5 years
FITNESS/SPORTS Sign up for the 35th annual Great Race at 9 a.m., Sunday, April 29. The event is a 4-mile scenic footrace/walk down Highway 9 from Saratoga to Los Gatos. It's presented by the Los Gatos afternoon Rotary Club. Register online by clicking here. All-Pro Tae Kwon Do martial arts studio in Los Gatos is presenting its "All-Star Celebrity" event at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 28, at the Los Gatos High School's gymnasium. Tickets are $5 for general admission (bleachers) and $20 for VIP floor seating. Special guest speaker includes Professor Gary Lee of the Museum of Sport Karate, who will autograph/photograph and participate in a book signing, 4-5:30 p.m. The event is also inviting actors such as Martin Kove, James Hong, Bolo Yeung, John Saxon, professor Gary Dill, and others to attend. Los Gatos Meats will be serving hotdogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, italian/polish sausages, tri-tip/chicken/pulled pork/jerk chicken sandwiches, and linguica. Doce Spazio will be se ...
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Civil Rights Legend John Saxon Pierce, “Piccolo” Passes
The Savannah Tribune - over 5 years
Mr. <a class="fplink fp-148953" href="/john+saxon+actor">John Saxon</a> Pierce better known to many as “Piccolo,” died on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at Hospice Savannah Inc. He was known locally and around the state as a civil rights activist. Pierce marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Hosea Williams and others. He also participated in the Selma, Alabama March in 1965 that would become known as “Bloody Sunday.” read more
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The Weekly Listicle: From the Mouths of Babes…Kids and the Supernatural - California Literary Review
Google News - over 5 years
Nancy&#39;s parents (John Saxon and Ronee Blakley) think she&#39;s crazy, and Glen jumps on that bandwagon too…until he bites it. When the parents finally come clean, it&#39;s too late; they&#39;ve already barred up Nancy&#39;s windows and tricked her into sleeping
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Queued Up: Hot Home Video Titles That Won't Give You Heat Stroke - Aquarian Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
And what players they were—the cast (Richard Thomas, Robert Vaughn, Sybil Danning, John Saxon, George Peppard), writer (John Sayles), production manager (Gale Ann Hurd) and production designer (James Cameron), who was responsible for creating the
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FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2011: Dutchtown favored in Ascension Parish, Baton Rouge district - Weekly Citizen
Google News - over 5 years
Senior John Saxon will play center. Experienced players will be back along the defensive line. Junior defensive end David Elias, senior tackle Aaron Davis, junior tackle Corey Thomas and senior end Darrien Batiste will make up the front line
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Video Nasties: Tenebrae - HorrorMovies.ca
Google News - over 5 years
At the very least the young and delicate looking Wendel makes for an ideal Argento victim, there&#39;s fun to be had for exploitation fans thanks to the presence of John Saxon, the women are all suitably gorgeous and vulnerable, as the genre demands and
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Robert Redford, Possibly the Greatest Actor of All Time, Turns 75 - The Inquisitr
Google News - over 5 years
After making his screen debut in “War Hunt,” a 1962 movie also starring John Saxon, Robert went on to star in a slew of movies. His hits included, “The Great Gatsby,” “The Sting,” “The Great Waldo Pepper,” and “The Natural.” Not wanting to settle for
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Best Fighting Movies - Crave Online
Google News - over 5 years
Along the way he teams up with the Black Samurai himself, Jim Kelly, and John Saxon (who was a bigger star back then) in a series of iconic battles, including a brutal beat down with Bolo Yeung, an early cameo appearance from Sammo Hung and a classic
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DVD Review: Battle Beyond The Stars - 30th Anniversary Special Edition - Blogcritics.org (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
We being with the peaceful farmer folk of planet Akir receiving a “do or die” ultimatum from tyrannical alien dictator fellow Sador (the one and only John Saxon: who looks more than a little embarrassed at times here, but who nevertheless still
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On This Day in History: August 5 More Than 60 Film Credits - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Google News - over 5 years
John Saxon was born Carmine Orrico on August 5, 1936, in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, the first child of Antonio and Anna Orrico. Saxon became interested in acting as a teenager and
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Church News - Rocky Mount Telegram
Google News - over 5 years
John Saxon at 2 pm Sunday. &gt; The ushers of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church – 3:30 pm Sunday. The Rev. James Taylor will be the guest speaker. &gt; The ushers and nurses of Hickory View Baptist Church – at 4 pm Sunday. The guest speaker will be the
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This Week In DVD: July 12th - Film School Rejects
Google News - over 5 years
It&#39;s the story of a young man named Shad (Richard “Moley” Thomas) tasked with gathering a motley group of mercenaries to help defend his home planet from John Saxon&#39;s evil ways. The wild bunch he assembles includes George Peppard as a space cowboy
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Saxon
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 73
    He was a special guest on the Creation Entertainment - Weekend of Horrors 2010 on 21 May in L.A.
    More Details Hide Details John Saxon has a son, Antonio, who graduated with honors from the University of California.
  • FORTIES
  • 1983
    Age 46
    He appeared twice, in different roles, in The A-Team in 1983 and 1985.
    More Details Hide Details In 1976, John played the role of Captain Radl in Wonder Woman in the two-part, 'The Feminum Mystique'. Saxon has appeared in many Italian films, mainly in spaghetti western and police thriller genres. Titles from these genres include One Dollar Too Many (1968) and Napoli violenta (1976). He was also the second incarnation of Dylan Hunt from the Gene Roddenberry shows called Planet Earth and Strange New World. More recently, Saxon may be best known as a supporting player in horror films, most notably Bob Clark's Black Christmas (1974) as the relatively smart leader of a bunch of dumb cops; in Dario Argento's Tenebrae (1982) as the writer hero's shifty agent; in Mitchell (1975) as the murderous union lawyer and prostitute provider Walter Deaney; in Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) as Sador; in Cannibal Apocalypse (1980) where he played a Vietnam veteran tormented because his worthless pal bit him and years later, he is starting to get the urge to do the same; in Prisoners of the Lost Universe as an alternate-universe warlord, and in Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) as the heroine's (Nancy Thompson's) father. He reprised his role in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) and Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994) as he played himself in a dual role. He starred in Maximum Force (1992) as Captain Fuller.
  • 1982
    Age 45
    He appeared in the 1982 TV movie Rooster, and appeared in the last week of the game show Whew!
    More Details Hide Details His extensive television credits include three years as Dr. Theodore Stuart on the series The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1969-1972) and two years as Tony Cumson on Falcon Crest (1982, 1986-1988) as well as a recurring role on Dynasty (Rashid Ahmed, 1982-1984).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1974
    Age 37
    In 1974 he appeared as the police chief Fuller in the Canadian production of Black Christmas; from 1974-76, he appeared in The Six Million Dollar Man, first as Major Frederick Sloan and then as Nedlick. This role also extended into The Bionic Woman. The actor's likeness was later used for the Kenner action-figure doll called 'Maskatron' which was based on the series. Saxon played Hunt Sears, head of a breakfast cereal conglomerate, opposite Robert Redford and Jane Fonda in the 1979, Oscar-nominated film The Electric Horseman.
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  • 1973
    Age 36
    He appeared in 1973's Enter the Dragon Bruce Lee's first starring role in a Hollywood feature.
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  • 1972
    Age 35
    He again played a Mexican, this time a revolutionary named Luis Chama, in 1972, supporting Clint Eastwood and Robert Duvall in Joe Kidd.
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  • 1967
    Age 30
    He portrayed Marco Polo in episode 26 of The Time Tunnel ("Attack of the Barbarians"), originally airing March 10, 1967.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1966
    Age 29
    He went on to appear primarily in supporting roles in feature films, and won a Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor nomination for his portrayal of a Mexican bandit in the 1966 film The Appaloosa.
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    In 1966, he starred in Curtis Harrington's Sci-Fi/Horror classic, Queen of Blood, along with Basil Rathbone and Dennis Hopper.
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  • OTHER
  • 1935
    Age -2
    Born on August 5, 1935.
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