John Steadman (I) (1909–1993)

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John Steadman was born James Lanford Steadman on July 20, 1909 in Lexington, South Carolina. Steadman worked in radio for three decades as a writer, producer, and announcer prior to embarking on an acting career in the early 1970's. An extremely colorful and distinctive character actor, John was often cast in both films and TV shows alike as a ... See full bio »

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Vigilante Force Shakey Malone
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 1987 Trying Times (TV Series)
Grandpa Buckshot
- A Family Tree (1987) ... Grandpa Buckshot
 1984 The Outlaws (TV Movie)
 1984 Chattanooga Choo Choo
 1984 The A-Team (TV Series)
Man with Red Pickup Truck
- Deadly Maneuvers (1984) ... Man with Red Pickup Truck
 1983 Just Our Luck (TV Series)
Uncle Harry
- Uncle Harry (1983) ... Uncle Harry
 1982 Foxfire Light
 1982 The Luck of Roaring Camp (Short)
 1982 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Mr. Andover
- Legionnaires: Part 1 (1982) ... Mr. Andover
 1982 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Buck Yancy's Landlord
- Rough Rider Rides Again (1982) ... Buck Yancy's Landlord
 1982 Young Doctors in Love
The Patients - 82 Year Old Man
 1982 Things Are Tough All Over
Old Timer
 1981 A Small Killing (TV Movie)
 1981 Jessica Novak (TV Series)
- Closeup News (1981) ... Sam
 1981 Dark Night of the Scarecrow (TV Movie)
Mr. Loomis
 1979-1981 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Phil Giles / Old Convict
- Two Godmothers (1981) ... Phil Giles
- The Slam (1979) ... Old Convict
 1981 Palmerstown, U.S.A. (TV Series)
- Roadhouse (1981)
 1981 The White Shadow (TV Series)
- Car Repo (1981) ... George
 1981 Walking Tall (TV Series)
Henry Jester
- Hitman (1981) ... Henry Jester
 1980 The Return of Frank Cannon (TV Movie)
Guard at Zoo
 1980 Fade to Black
 1980 Marilyn: The Untold Story (TV Movie)
 1980 Cheech and Chong's Next Movie
Drunk in Welfare Office
 1980 When the Whistle Blows (TV Series)
Old Veteran
- Miss Hard Hat USA (1980) ... Old Veteran
 1978-1980 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Reggie / Floyd Johnson
- The Killin' Cousin (1980) ... Reggie
- Death of a Friendship (1978) ... Floyd Johnson
 1979 The Waltons (TV Series)
Joe Bascomb
- The Violated (1979) ... Joe Bascomb
 1979 The Frisco Kid
Booking Agent
 1974-1979 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Jasper / Frederick Holbrook
- The Odyssey (1979) ... Jasper
- Little House on the Prairie (1974) ... Frederick Holbrook
 1979 The Oregon Trail (TV Series)
- Suffer the Children (1979) ... Harper
 1978 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Junkyard Operator
- Mother Angel (1978) ... Junkyard Operator
 1978 Summer of Fear (TV Movie)
 1978 Hanging on a Star
Crash Schwartz
 1978 Hot Lead and Cold Feet
Old Codger
 1977 The Choirboys
 1977 Poco... Little Dog Lost
Ben Ashton
 1977 A Killing Affair (TV Movie)
 1977 The Hills Have Eyes
 1975-1976 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
Wimpy / Wimpey
- Throwaway (1976) ... Wimpy
- Point of View (1976) ... Wimpy
- The Creeper (1976) ... Wimpy
- A Fashionable Connection (1976) ... Wimpey
 1976 Sherlock Holmes in New York (TV Movie)
Stage Doorman
 1976 The Quest (TV Series)
- Shanklin (1976) ... W6
 1976 Vigilante Force
Shakey Malone
 1976 Gator
Ned McKlusky
 1976 St. Ives
 1976 Treasure of Matecumbe
 1976 Family Plot
Old Man in Cemetery (uncredited)
 1975 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Morry Blauner
- Sleight of Hand (1975) ... Morry Blauner
 1974 Cannon (TV Series)
- The Exchange (1974)
 1974 Get Christie Love! (TV Series)
- Pawn Ticket for Murder (1974) ... Tex (uncredited)
 1970-1974 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Old Man / Pop / Old Watchman
- Camp: Part 1 (1974) ... Old Man
- Log 114: The Hero (1970) ... Old Watchman
 1974 The Longest Yard
 1974 Dirty O'Neil
Old Bill
 1973 The Outfit
Dave - Gas Station Attendant
 1973 White Lightning
 1973 Emperor of the North
Stew Bum
 1972 The Unholy Rollers
 1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
 1972 Deadhead Miles
Old Sam (uncredited)
 1971 The Grissom Gang
 1970 Night Chase (TV Movie)
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