Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson
1918 - 1996

Ben Johnson  American Actor


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First Name Ben
Last Name Johnson
Age 77 (age at death) years
Birthday 13th June, 1918
Birthplace Foraker, Oklahoma
Died 8th April, 1996
Place of Death Mesa, Arizona
Height 6' 3" (191 cm)
Build Large
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Straight
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Year(s) Active 1939–96, 1939–1996
Friend John Wayne

Ben "Son" Johnson, Jr. (June 13, 1918 – April 8, 1996) was an American stuntman, world champion rodeo cowboy and Academy Award-winning actor. The son of a rancher, Johnson arrived in Hollywood to deliver a consignment of horses for a film. He did stunt double work for several years before breaking into acting through the good offices of John Ford. Tall and laconic, Johnson brought further authenticity to many roles in Westerns with his extraordinary horsemanship. An elegiac portrayal of a former cowboy theatre owner in the '50s coming of age drama, The Last Picture Show, won Johnson the 1971 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor. He operated a horse breeding farm throughout his career. Although he said he had succeeded by sticking to what he knew, shrewd real estate investments made Johnson worth an estimated $100 million by his latter years.

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The Evening Star1996Arthur CottonMovie
Ruby Jean and Joe1996Big ManTV Movie
Bonanza: Under Attack1995Bronc EvansTV Movie
Angels in the Outfield1994Hank MurphyMovie
Outlaws: The Legend of O.B. Taggart1994Movie
Bonanza: The Return1993Bronc EvansTV Movie
Radio Flyer1992Geronimo BillMovie
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys1991Jesse DaltonMovie
The Chase1991LaurientiTV Movie
Back to Back1989Eli HixMovie
The Last Ride1989Short Film
Dark Before Dawn1988The SheriffMovie
Stranger on My Land1988Vern WhitmanTV Movie
Cherry 20001987Six Fingered JakeMovie
Let's Get Harry1986Harry Burck Sr.Movie
Trespasses1986August KleinMovie
Dream West1986Jim BridgerTV Show
Wild Horses1985Bill WardTV Movie
Champions1984Burly CocksMovie
Red Dawn1984Mr. MasonMovie
Tex1982Cole CollinsMovie
The Shadow Riders1982Uncle 'Black Jack' TravenTV Movie
Soggy Bottom, U.S.A.1981Isum GorchMovie
Ruckus1980Sam BellowsMovie
Terror Train1980CarneMovie
The Hunter1980Sheriff StrongMovie
Wild Times1980Doc BogardusTV Show
The Sacketts1979Cap RountreeTV Movie
The Swarm1978FelixMovie
Grayeagle1977John ColterMovie
The Greatest1977HollisMovie
The Town That Dreaded Sundown1976Captain J.D. MoralesMovie
The Savage Bees1976Sheriff Donald McKewTV Movie
Bite the Bullet1975MisterMovie
Breakheart Pass1975Marshal PearceMovie
Hustle1975Marty HollingerMovie
The Sugarland Express1974Capt. Harlan TannerMovie
Locusts1974Amos FletcherTV Movie
Dillinger1973Melvin PurvisMovie
Kid Blue1973Sheriff 'Mean John' SimpsonMovie
The Train Robbers1973JesseMovie
Blood Sport1973Dwayne BirdsongTV Movie
Runaway!1973Holly GibsonTV Movie
The Red Pony1973Jess TaylorTV Movie
Junior Bonner1972Buck RoanMovie
The Getaway1972Jack BeynonMovie
Something Big1971Jesse BookbinderMovie
The Last Picture Show1971Sam the LionMovie
Chisum1970James PepperMovie
The Undefeated1969Short GrubMovie
The Wild Bunch1969Tector GorchMovie
Hang 'Em High1968Marshal Dave BlissMovie
Will Penny1967Alex (Flat Iron Ranch foreman)Movie
The Rare Breed1966HarterMovie
ABC Stage 671966Sheriff BarbeeTV Show
The Monroes1966SleeveTV Show
Major Dundee1965Sergeant ChillumMovie
Branded1965Bill LatigoTV Show
Cheyenne Autumn1964Trooper Plumtree (uncredited)Movie
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963Burt WadeTV Show
Stoney Burke1962Rex DonallyTV Show
The Virginian1962Jed Cooper, Joe Hogan, Jim BrandtTV Show
One-Eyed Jacks1961Bob AmoryMovie
Tomboy and the Champ1961Uncle JimMovie
Ten Who Dared1960George BradleyMovie
Route 661960Del McNab, Alley GoldenTV Show
Bonanza1959Kelly James, Sgt. Samuel Bellis, Deputy Sheriff Stan MaceTV Show
Laramie1959Tarp, Jim - Driver, Billy PardeeTV Show
Border Patrol1959Hank ColmanTV Show
Fort Bowie1958Capt. Thomas ThompsonMovie
Have Gun - Will Travel1957John Bartlett, Sam Crabbe, John AndersonTV Show
Perry Mason1957KellyTV Show
The Restless Gun1957Sheriff Tim MalachyTV Show
Slim Carter1957Montana BurrissMovie
War Drums1957Luke FargoMovie
Rebel in Town1956Frank MasonMovie
Oklahoma!1955Wrangler (uncredited)Movie
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1955Sheriff JeffTV Show
Gunsmoke1955Hannon, Vern Morland, Ben CrownTV Show
Navy Log1955Border Patrol OfficerTV Show
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1954TV Show
Shane1953Chris CallowayMovie
Cavalcade of America1952Cal BennettTV Show
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet1952Tex BartonTV Show
Wild Stallion1952Dan LightMovie
Fort Defiance1951Ben ShelbyMovie
Rio Grande1950Trooper Travis TyreeMovie
Wagon Master1950Travis, Travis BlueMovie
Mighty Joe Young1949GreggMovie
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon1949Sgt. TyreeMovie
3 Godfathers1948Posse Man #1Movie
The Gallant Legion1948Ranger (uncredited)Movie
Wyoming1947Cowhand (uncredited)Movie
Badman's Territory1946Deputy Marshal (uncredited)Movie
The Naughty Nineties1945Coach Driver (uncredited)Movie
Corpus Christi Bandits19452nd Stage Driver (uncredited)Movie
Nevada1944Saloon Patron (uncredited)Movie
Tall in the Saddle1944Townsman (uncredited)Movie
The Pinto Bandit1944Race Contestant (uncredited)Movie
The Outlaw1943Deputy (uncredited)Movie
Bordertown Gun Fighters1943Messenger (uncredited)Movie
The Fighting Gringo1939Mexican Barfly (uncredited)Movie
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