John Derek

John 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 Relationships5
Longest Relationship25 yrs, 4 mths
Shortest Relationship8 yrs, 6 mths
Average Relationship Length8 yrs, 9 mths
Rumored Relationships2
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
Yvonne Derek-
Paul Newman83 AquariusActor
Spencer Tracy67 AriesActor


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

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Nightmare in the Sun1965HitchhikerMovie
The 26th Cavalry1965Movie
Frontier Circus1961Ben TravisTV Show
Prisoner of the Volga1959Alexej OrloffMovie
High Hell1958Craig RhodesMovie
Fury at Showdown1957Brock MitchellMovie
Omar Khayyam1957Young Prince MalikMovie
The Flesh Is Weak1957Tony GianiMovie
Pirate of the Half Moon1957Nadir El Krim, Paul de VelleneraMovie
The Ten Commandments1956JoshuaMovie
Playhouse 901956Lt. Norman TuckerTV Show
Zane Grey Theater1956Chet Loring, Andy ToddTV Show
The Leather Saint1956Father Gil AllenMovie
Massacre at Sand Creek1956Lt. Norman TuckerTV Movie
Prince of Players1955John Wilkes BoothMovie
Run for Cover1955Davey BishopMovie
An Annapolis Story1955Anthony J. 'Tony' ScottMovie
The Adventures of Hajji Baba1954Hajji BabaMovie
The Outcast1954Jet CosgraveMovie
Ambush at Tomahawk Gap1953KidMovie
Mission Over Korea1953Lt. Pete BarkerMovie
Prince of Pirates1953Prince RolandMovie
Sea of Lost Ships1953G.R. 'Grad' MatthewsMovie
The Last Posse1953Jed ClaytonMovie
Scandal Sheet1952Steve McClearyMovie
Thunderbirds1952Lt. Gil HackettMovie
The Ford Television Theatre1952Jim Hawk, Allan MaloneTV Show
Castle in the Air1952John Derek (uncredited)Movie
Saturday's Hero1951Steve NovakMovie
Mask of the Avenger1951Capt. Renato DimornaMovie
The Family Secret1951David ClarkMovie
Rogues of Sherwood Forest1950Robin, Earl of HuntingtonMovie
Lux Video Theatre1950George EastmanTV Show
All the King's Men1949Tom StarkMovie
Knock on Any Door1949Nick RomanoMovie
A Double Life1947Police Stenographer (uncredited)Movie
I'll Be Seeing You1944Lt. Bruce (as Dare Harris)Movie
Since You Went Away1944Minor Role (uncredited)Movie
The Nest1943Boy 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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