John Derek

John Derek and Bo Derek
1926 - 1998

John Derek  American Actor

John Derek (August 12, 1926 – May 22, 1998) was an American actor, director and photographer. He appeared in such films as Knock on Any Door, All the King's Men, and Rogues of Sherwood Forest. He was also known for marrying glamorous starlets an...

Confirmed Relationships4
Longest Relationship25 yrs, 4 mths
Shortest Relationship8 yrs, 6 mths
Average Relationship Length13 yrs, 6 mths
Rumored Relationships3
First Name John
Middle Name Delevan
Last Name Derek
Full Name at Birth Derek Delevan Harris
Age 71 (age at death) years
Birthday 12th August, 1926
Birthplace Hollywood, California
Died 22nd May, 1998
Place of Death Santa Monica, California
Cause of Death Cardiovascular Disease
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Leo
Sexuality DISPUTED
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame All the King`s Men
Year(s) Active 1943–1990
Father Lawson Harris
Mother Dolores Johnson
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Partner Comparison

John Derek71 LeoActor
Bo Derek59 ScorpioActress
Linda Evans73 ScorpioActress
Ursula Andress80 PiscesActress
Pati Behrs82 AquariusActress
Paul Newman83 AquariusActor
Spencer Tracy67 AriesActor
Yvonne Derek-


Russell Andre
Male13th April, 195066 years old
Sean Catherine
Female16th October, 195362 years old

Onscreen Matchups


Janus1994 Trainer TV Show
Flair1990 Barman Pub No. 2 TV Show
Once Before I Die1966 Bailey Movie
Nightmare in the Sun1965 Hitchhiker Movie
The 26th Cavalry1965 Movie
Frontier Circus1961 Ben Travis TV Show
Exodus1960 Taha Movie
Prisoner of the Volga1959 Alexej Orloff Movie
High Hell1958 Craig Rhodes Movie
Fury at Showdown1957 Brock Mitchell Movie
Omar Khayyam1957 Young Prince Malik Movie
The Flesh Is Weak1957 Tony Giani Movie
Pirate of the Half Moon1957 Nadir El Krim, Paul de Vellenera Movie
The Ten Commandments1956 Joshua Movie
Playhouse 901956 Lt. Norman Tucker TV Show
Zane Grey Theater1956 Chet Loring, Andy Todd TV Show
The Leather Saint1956 Father Gil Allen Movie
Massacre at Sand Creek1956 Lt. Norman Tucker TV Movie
Prince of Players1955 John Wilkes Booth Movie
Run for Cover1955 Davey Bishop Movie
An Annapolis Story1955 Anthony J. 'Tony' Scott Movie
The Adventures of Hajji Baba1954 Hajji Baba Movie
The Outcast1954 Jet Cosgrave Movie
Ambush at Tomahawk Gap1953 Kid Movie
Mission Over Korea1953 Lt. Pete Barker Movie
Prince of Pirates1953 Prince Roland Movie
Sea of Lost Ships1953 G.R. 'Grad' Matthews Movie
The Last Posse1953 Jed Clayton Movie
Scandal Sheet1952 Steve McCleary Movie
Thunderbirds1952 Lt. Gil Hackett Movie
The Ford Television Theatre1952 Jim Hawk, Allan Malone TV Show
Castle in the Air1952 John Derek (uncredited) Movie
Saturday's Hero1951 Steve Novak Movie
Mask of the Avenger1951 Capt. Renato Dimorna Movie
The Family Secret1951 David Clark Movie
Rogues of Sherwood Forest1950 Robin, Earl of Huntington Movie
Lux Video Theatre1950 George Eastman TV Show
All the King's Men1949 Tom Stark Movie
Knock on Any Door1949 Nick Romano Movie
A Double Life1947 Police Stenographer (uncredited) Movie
I'll Be Seeing You1944 Lt. Bruce (as Dare Harris) Movie
Since You Went Away1944 Minor Role (uncredited) Movie
The Nest1943 Boy Friend (as Dare Harris) Short Film
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I tried to steal Mary Collins away from John Derek in 1975.
She wouldn't go out with me because i was "just okay."
John was "gorgeous." She married him and became Bo Derek.
They were happily married for 22 years until his death.

DianneFeb 3, 2010

Was the son of John Derek, Russell Derek, on Criminal minds? Feb 3, 2010

poppyJul 17, 2008

looks good on camera damn good actor

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