John Payne

Wake Up and Dream
1912 - 1989

John Payne  American Actor

John Howard Payne (May 23, 1912 – December 6, 1989) was an American film actor who is mainly remembered from film noir crime stories and 20th Century Fox musical films, and for his leading roles in Miracle on 34th Street and the NBC Western televisio...

Confirmed Relationships14
Longest Relationship37 yrs, 11 mths
Average Relationship Length3 yrs, 11 mths
Rumored Relationships1
First Name John
Last Name Payne
Full Name at Birth John Howard Payne
Age 77 (age at death) years
Birthday 23rd May, 1912
Birthplace Roanoke, Virginia
Died 6th December, 1989
Place of Death Malibu, CA
Height 6' 0" (183 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University Columbia University, Voice, Juilliard, Roanoke College, Ph.D in Philosophy, Cambridge University
Occupation Text Actor, singer
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Miracle on 34th Street
Year(s) Active 1934–1975
Family Member Julie Payne (Daughter), Katharine Towne (Grandaughter)
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John Payne77 GeminiActor
Arleen Whelan78 VirgoActress
Barbara Bates43 LeoActress
Coleen Gray92 ScorpioActress
Alexandra Crowell Curtis-
Susan Morrow53 GeminiActress
Lina Romay91 CapricornActress
Estelita Rodriguez37 CancerActress
Gloria DeHaven90 CancerActress
Elyse Knox94 SagittariusActress
Sheila Ryan54 GeminiActress
Jane Russell89 GeminiActress
Lynn Bari71 SagittariusActress
Anne Shirley75 AriesActress
Andrea Leeds70 LeoActress
Audrey Totter95 SagittariusActress
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Female11th September, 194075 years old
Female194571 years old
Male194769 years old

Onscreen Matchups


Cade's County1971 Clement Stark TV Show
Columbo1971 Ned Diamond TV Show
The Name of the Game1968 Russ (FBI Agent) TV Show
They Ran for Their Lives1968 Bob Martin Movie
The Dick Powell Theatre1961 James J. Fitts TV Show
O'Conner's Ocean1960 Tom O'Conner TV Movie
The Restless Gun1957 Vint Bonner TV Show
Bailout at 43,0001957 Major Paul Peterson Movie
Hidden Fear1957 Mike Brent Movie
Rebel in Town1956 John Willoughby Movie
Slightly Scarlet1956 Ben Grace Movie
The Boss1956 Matt Brady Movie
Zane Grey Theater1956 Clint Belmet TV Show
Hold Back the Night1956 Capt. Sam McKenzie Movie
Tennessee's Partner1955 Tennessee Movie
Gunsmoke1955 Amos Gentry TV Show
Hell's Island1955 Mike Cormack Movie
Santa Fe Passage1955 Kirby Randolph Movie
The Road to Denver1955 Bill Mayhew Movie
Rails Into Laramie1954 Jefferson Harder Movie
Silver Lode1954 Dan Ballard Movie
Studio 571954 Mike Conner TV Show
The Best of Broadway1954 C.K. Dexter Haven TV Show
99 River Street1953 Ernie Driscoll Movie
Raiders of the Seven Seas1953 Barbarossa Movie
G.E. True Theater1953 Father Gerringer, Jingles TV Show
The Vanquished1953 Rockwell Grayson Movie
Kansas City Confidential1952 Joe Rolfe Movie
Caribbean1952 Dick Lindsay, Robert MacAllister Movie
The Blazing Forest1952 Kelly Hansen Movie
Schlitz Playhouse1951 Britt Ponset, Robert Holmi TV Show
Crosswinds1951 Steve Singleton Movie
Passage West1951 Pete Black Movie
Captain China1950 Charles S. Chinnough aka Captain China Movie
The Eagle and the Hawk1950 Capt. Todd Croyden Movie
Tripoli1950 Lt. O'Bannion Movie
All Star Revue1950 Guest Actor TV Show
Robert Montgomery Presents1950 Lt. Alec Austen TV Show
Nash Airflyte Theatre1950 Thacker TV Show
El Paso1949 Clay Fletcher Movie
The Crooked Way1949 Eddie Rice Movie
The Silver Theatre1949 TV Show
The Saxon Charm1948 Eric Busch Movie
Larceny1948 Rick Mason Movie
Miracle on 34th Street1947 Fred Gailey Movie
Sentimental Journey1946 William O. Weatherly Movie
The Razor's Edge1946 Gray Maturin Movie
Wake Up and Dream1946 Jeff Cairn Movie
The Dolly Sisters1945 Harry Fox Movie
Hello Frisco, Hello1943 Johnny Cornell Movie
Footlight Serenade1942 William J. 'Bill' Smith Movie
Iceland1942 Capt. James Murfin Movie
Springtime in the Rockies1942 Dan Christy Movie
To the Shores of Tripoli1942 Chris Winters Movie
Remember the Day1941 Dan Hopkins Movie
Sun Valley Serenade1941 Ted Scott Movie
The Great American Broadcast1941 Rix Martin Movie
Week-End in Havana1941 Jay Williams Movie
Star Dust1940 Ambrose Fillmore, Bud Borden Movie
The Great Profile1940 Richard Lansing Movie
Tin Pan Alley1940 Skeets Harrigan Movie
King of the Lumberjacks1940 James 'Jim' 'Slim' Abbott Movie
Maryland1940 Lee Danfield Movie
Tear Gas Squad1940 Bill Morrissey Movie
Wings of the Navy1939 Jerry Harrington Movie
Indianapolis Speedway1939 Eddie Greer Movie
Kid Nightingale1939 Steve Nelson Movie
The Royal Rodeo1939 Bill Stevens Short Film
College Swing1938 Martin Bates Movie
Garden of the Moon1938 Don Vincente Movie
Fair Warning1937 Jim Preston (as John Howard Payne) Movie
Love on Toast1937 Bill Adams Movie
Dodsworth1936 Harry McKee Movie
Hats Off1936 Jimmy Maxwell Movie
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jeannieNov 21, 2008

John Payne was one of my favorite actors. I loved him in musicals, and if you have never seen "Sentimental Journey", you`ve missed one of the best movies of all time.

JiJiSep 7, 2008

John Payne was always a mystery to me. I never saw him age. I`m glad to know that he lived to be an old man with family.He always smoked in most of his films.

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