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George Nader (I) (1921–2002)


Born in Pasadena, California, George Nader became interested in acting while still in school and appeared in several productions at the Pasadena Playhouse. This led to several small parts in movies before earning the lead role in the infamous 3D thriller Robot Monster (1953). The movie was bad but profitable, and Nader soon had a contract with ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Robot Monster
(1953)
Death and Diamonds
Death and Diamonds Jerry Cotton
(1968)
Sins of Jezebel
(1953)
Zigzag
Zigzag The Blind Hunter
(1963)

Filmography

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 1974 Nakia (TV Series)
McMasters
- Pilot (1974) ... McMasters
 1973 Beyond Atlantis
Nereus
 1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
- A Game of Chess (1972)
 1969 Todesschüsse am Broadway
Jerry Cotton
 1968 Der Tod im roten Jaguar
Jerry Cotton
 1968 Death and Diamonds
Jerry Cotton
 1967 House of 1,000 Dolls
Stephen Armstrong
 1967 The Million Eyes of Sumuru
Nick West
 1967 Der Mörderclub von Brooklyn
Jerry Cotton
 1966 Die Rechnung - eiskalt serviert
Jerry Cotton
 1966 Um Null Uhr schnappt die Falle zu
Jerry Cotton
 1965 Mordnacht in Manhattan
Jerry Cotton
 1965 Misión Lisboa
Drunk entering hotel-room (uncredited)
 1965 The Violin Case Murders
Jerry Cotton
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Chris Maitland
- Who Killed the Jackpot? (1965) ... Chris Maitland
 1965 The Human Duplicators
Glenn Martin
 1963 Zigzag
The Blind Hunter
 1962 The Secret Mark of D'Artagnan
D'artagnan
 1961-1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Collin Hardy / Gerald R. Clarke
- Where Beauty Lies (1962) ... Collin Hardy
- Self Defense (1961) ... Gerald R. Clarke
 1961-1962 Shannon (TV Series)
Joe Shannon
- Duke of the Valley (1962) ... Joe Shannon
- End of the Line (1962) ... Joe Shannon
- Conspiracy of Silence (1962) ... Joe Shannon
- The Medal (1962) ... Joe Shannon
- Uneasy Debt (1962) ... Joe Shannon
 1961 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Dr. Robert Benson
- The New Doctor (1961) ... Dr. Robert Benson
 1953-1961 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Austin Granger / Barry Kendall / Charles Diebold / ...
- The Choice (1961) ... Austin Granger
- Oh, My Aching Heart (1954) ... Barry Kendall
- The Enchanted Schoolteacher (1954) ... Charles Diebold
- The Clara Schumann Story (1954) ... Robert Schumann
- Hotel Irritant (1953) ... Newton Ralston
 1960 Laramie (TV Series)
Vern Clark
- .45 Calibre (1960) ... Vern Clark
 1959-1960 The Man and the Challenge (TV Series)
Dr. Glenn Barton
- Highway to Danger (1960) ... Dr. Glenn Barton
- Breakoff (1960) ... Dr. Glenn Barton
- Early Warning (1960) ... Dr. Glenn Barton
- Shooter McLaine (1960) ... Dr. Glenn Barton
- Daredevils (1960) ... Dr. Glenn Barton
 1958-1959 The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Ellery Queen / Man / Ellery Queen (1958-59)
- Death Liked It Hot (1959) ... Ellery Queen (1958-59)
- Dance Into Death (1959) ... Man (uncredited)
- Castaway on a Nearby Island (1959) ... Man (uncredited)
- The Lecture (1959) ... Ellery Queen
- Cartel for Murder (1959) ... Man (uncredited)
 1958 Nowhere to Go
Paul Gregory
 1958 Appointment with a Shadow
Paul Baxter
 1958 Flood Tide
Steve Martin
 1958 The Female Animal
Chris Farley
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Harry Parker
- The Stranger Within (1957) ... Harry Parker
 1957 Joe Butterfly
Sgt. Ed Kennedy
 1957 Man Afraid
Rev. David Collins
 1954-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Frank Matson / Don / Jeremy
- One Way Street (1957) ... Dr. Frank Matson
- The Glass Web (1956) ... Don
- An Angel Went AWOL (1954) ... Jeremy
 1957 Four Girls in Town
Mike Snowden
 1956 The Unguarded Moment
Lt. Harry Graham
 1956 Away All Boats
Lt. Dave MacDougall
 1956 Congo Crossing
David Carr
 1955 Lady Godiva of Coventry
Lord Leofric
 1955 The Second Greatest Sex
Matt Davis
 1955 Six Bridges to Cross
Edward Gallagher
 1954 Miss Robin Crusoe
Jonathan
 1954 Four Guns to the Border
Bronco
 1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Eliphalet Remington II
- The Forge (1954) ... Eliphalet Remington II
- Moonlight School (1954)
 1954 The Best in Mystery (TV Series)
- Account Closed (1954)
 1954 Carnival Story
Bill Vines
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series)
Tim Mason
- The Clown (1954) ... Tim Mason (as John Nader)
 1954 Out of Jules Verne (TV Movie)
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
- Account Closed (1954)
 1950-1953 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Web Martin / Bob / Charlie / ...
- Appointment with Death (1953) ... Web Martin
- Refuge (1953) ... Bob
- Boundary Line (1953) ... Charlie
- The Lady Wears a Star (1953) ... Mick
- The Golden Ball/Just Three Words (1950) ... George
 1953 McCoy of Abilene (TV Movie)
Joseph McCoy
 1953 Sins of Jezebel
Jehu
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Richard MacLeod
- Richard and the Lion (1953) ... Richard MacLeod
 1953 Robot Monster
Roy
 1953 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
- Heart's Desire (1953)
 1953 My Little Margie (TV Series)
 1953 Down Among the Sheltering Palms
Lt. Homer Briggs (uncredited)
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- The Tin Bridge (1952)
 1952 The Long Search
Chris Kingsley (English version, voice)
 1952 Monsoon
Burton
 1952 Big Town (TV Series)
- Baby Sitter (1952)
 1952 Phone Call from a Stranger
Pilot (uncredited)
 1951 Overland Telegraph
Paul Manning
 1951 Two Tickets to Broadway
Charlie (uncredited)
 1951 The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
Commando (uncredited)
 1951 Take Care of My Little Girl
Jack Gruber (uncredited)
 1951 The Prowler
Photographer (uncredited)
 1951 You're in the Navy Now
Crew Member (uncredited)
 1950 Rustlers on Horseback
Jack Reynolds (as George Nadar)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Chrome (science fiction novel)

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 27 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

George Nadar | John Nader

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

We lived in fear of an exposé, or even one small remark, a veiled suggestion that someone was homosexual. Such a remark would have caused an earthquake at the studio. Every month, when Confidential came out, our stomachs began to turn. Which of us would be it?

Trivia:

In their early film prime (1950s), he and fellow "beefcake" star Rock Hudson helped cover for each other in protecting their "straight" image in Hollywood. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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