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John Howard

John Howard

Highest Rated: 100% The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Lowest Rated: 67% The Invisible Woman (1941)

Birthday: Apr 14, 1913

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

John Howard was a 20th-century actor who was one of the earliest screen stars to transition into television. He launched his career producing numerous films with Paramount Pictures throughout the 1930s, most notably as Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond, the star of the "Bulldog Drummond" adventure series of films that were released en masse between 1937 and 1939. Howard's numerous co-stars en route included John Barrymore, Louise Campbell, and Reginald Denny. His most illustrious film projects, however, were outside the Paramount umbrella, particularly Frank Capra's 1937 drama "Lost Horizon," in which Howard played George Conway alongside star Ronald Colman's Robert Conway, and as George Kittredge, Katherine Hepburn's fiancé in the Oscar-winning romantic comedy "The Philadelphia Story," from 1940, which also starred Cary Grant and James Stewart. After serving with honors in the Navy during World War II, Howard returned to less glamorous, and less central, film roles, though he did keep intermittently active from the late 1940s to the mid 1970s. He was an early adopter of television, meanwhile, making the rounds on numerous theater/playhouse shows starting in the late '40s, and in the latter '50s played two series leads: the title character on the medical drama "Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal" and as Commander John "Pliny" Hawk on "Adventures of the Sea Hawk." Through the '60s, Howard earned spots on many of the decade's top shows, meanwhile working as headmaster at the Highland Hall private school. Howard died at age 81 from heart failure.

Highest rated movies

100% The Philadelphia Story
93% Lost Horizon
84% Buck and the Preacher
67% The Invisible Woman

Photos

BULLDOG DRUMMOND IN AFRICA, John Howard, Reginald Denny, Heather Angel, 1938 BULLDOG DRUMMOND IN AFRICA, Heather Angel, John Howard, 1938 THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, from left: Katharine Hepburn, John Howard, 1940 BULLDOG DRUMMOND IN AFRICA, John Howard, Heather Angel, J. Carrol Naish, 1938 LOST HORIZON, Ronald Colman, Thomas Mitchell, Edward Everett Horton, John Howard, H.B. Warner, 1937 BULLDOG DRUMMOND IN AFRICA, John Howard, H.B. Warner, Heather Angel, 1938 BULLDOG DRUMMOND IN AFRICA, John Howard, 1938 ARREST BULLDOG DRUMMOND, John Howard, Heather Angel, 1938 VALIANT IS THE WORD FOR CARRIE, John Howard, Gladys George, 1936 BULLDOG DRUMMOND IN AFRICA, J. Carrol Naish, John Howard, Heather Angel, Reginald Denny, 1938 VALIANT IS THE WORD FOR CARRIE, John Howard, Arline Judge, 1936 VALIANT IS THE WORD FOR CARRIE, Arline Judge, Gladys George, John Howard, 1936. LOST HORIZON, Ronald Colman, John Howard, Edward Everett Horton, Thomas Mitchell, Isabel Jewell, 1937 THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, John Howard, Katharine Hepburn, 1940 THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, John Howard, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, 1940 THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY, Paul Kelly, John Qualen, David Brian, Ann Doren, Paul Fix, Julie Bishop, Joy Kim, Sidney Blackmre, John Howard, Laraine Day, Claire Trevor, Jan Sterling, 1954. LOST HORIZON, Edward Everett Horton, Isabel Jewell, John Howard, Ronald Colman, Thomas Mitchell, 1937 THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, from left: Katharine Hepburn, John Howard, 1940 THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, C. Grant, K. Hepburn, J. Howard, J. Stewart, 1940 LOST HORIZON, Edward Everett Horton, John Howard, Ronald Colman, 1937

Filmography

Movies

Credit
84% 62% Buck and the Preacher George (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Destructors Ernest Bushnell (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 0% Destination Inner Space Dr. James (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moochie of Pop Warner Football Mayor Wood (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Unknown Terror Dan Matthews (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Models, Inc. John Stafford (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Experiment Alcatraz Dr. Ross Williams (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 0% Radar Secret Service Bill Travis (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 65% The Fighting Kentuckian Blake Randolph (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love From a Stranger Nigel Lawrence (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 40% Isle of Missing Men Merrill Hammond (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 40% The Undying Monster Oliver Hammond (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Who Returned to Life David Hampton Jameson/George Bishop (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Tragedy at Midnight Greg Sherman (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Submarine Raider Chris Warren (Character) - 1942
67% 29% The Invisible Woman Richard Russell (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mad Doctor Gil Sawyer (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Takes a Wife Frederic Osborne Junior (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tight Shoes Jimmy Rupert (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 80% Three Girls About Town Tommy Hopkins (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Hell Hal Scott (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Texas Rangers Ride Again Jim Kingston aka Pecos Kid (Character) - 1940
100% 93% The Philadelphia Story George Kittredge (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man From Dakota Lt. Oliver Clark (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 29% Bulldog Drummond's Bride Capt. Hugh C. Drummond (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 71% Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police Capt. Hugh C. `'Bulldog'` Drummond (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grand Jury Secrets John Keefe (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet What a Life Mr. Nelson (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disputed Passage John Wesley Beaven (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 17% Arrest Bulldog Drummond Captain Hugh C. Drummond (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 31% Bulldog Drummond's Revenge Capt. Hugh Chesterton "Bulldog" Drummond (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 42% Bulldog Drummond in Africa Capt. Hugh Chesterton 'Bulldog' Drummond (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 27% Bulldog Drummond's Peril Capt. Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touchdown, Army Cadet Brandon Culpepper (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Penitentiary William Jordan (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prison Farm Dr. Roi Conrad (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hitting a New High Jimmy James (Character) - 1937
93% 82% Lost Horizon George Conway (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 21% Bulldog Drummond Comes Back Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hold 'Em Navy! Chuck (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mountain Music Ardinger Burnside (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Border Flight Lt. Dan Conlon (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Easy to Take Rodney Garfield (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thirteen Hours by Air Felice Rollins (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Valiant Is the Word for Carrie Paul Darnley (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soak the Rich Kenneth "Buzz" Jones (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Annapolis Farewell Duncan Haley (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Millions in the Air Eddie Warren (Character) - 1935

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman David Earl (Guest Star) 1974 1977
100% 79% Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Hiram Potter (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Dr. Brandson (Guest Star) 1973
78% No Score Yet The Brady Bunch Unknown (Guest Star) 1971-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Dr. Daniels (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Affair Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1965-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Harley Leonard (Guest Star) 1962-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Rediger (Guest Star) 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunslinger Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Into Space Dr. Rowland Kennedy (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Colonel James Harris (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet G.E. Theater Dr. Cordell (Character) 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1953