Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes
      John Saxon

      John Saxon

      Highest Rated: 95% A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

      Lowest Rated: 11% Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

      Birthday: Aug 5, 1936

      Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

      One of the most dependable and recognizable character actors of the 20th century, John Saxon played intense men of action on both sides of the law in a wide range of films, including "The Appaloosa" (1966), "Enter the Dragon" (1973) and "The Electric Horsemen" (1979). A teen idol in the 1950s, his darkly handsome looks allowed him to tackle a wide variety of ethnic types, from Arab princes in "The Big Fisherman" (1959) to Mexican bandits in Joe Kidd (1972) and Italian mobsters and cops in a long list of gangster films from that country. His team-up with Bruce Lee in "Enter the Dragon" and the proto-slasher "Black Christmas" (1974) gave him cult cache, which led to a second career as a horror star from the 1970s onward, most notably in "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984). Still active in his seventies, Saxon remained an audience favorite for tough guys, bad men and those who generally meant business.

      Highest rated movies

      A Nightmare on Elm Street
      Fast Company
      Enter the Dragon
      Death of a Gunfighter
      Tenebrae
      Joe Kidd
      Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
      Wes Craven's New Nightmare

      Photos

      THE BIG FISHERMAN, John Saxon, 1959 PLANET EARTH, John Saxon, 1974 THIS HAPPY FEELING, John Saxon, 1958 SUMMER LOVE, John Saxon, 1958 RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE, THE, Sandra Dee, John Saxon, 1958 THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE, Sandra Dee, John Saxon, 1958 PORTRAIT IN BLACK, John Saxon, 1960 JOE KIDD, John Saxon, 1972 FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, John Saxon, Kelly Preston, 1996, (c) Dimension THE RESTLESS YEARS, from left: John Saxon, Sandra Dee, 1958 A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, from left: Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, 1984. ©New Line Cinema WES CRAVEN'S NEW NIGHTMARE, Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, 1994, (c) New Line JOE KIDD, John Saxon, Clint Eastwood, 1972 MITCHELL, John Saxon, 1975 WAR HUNT, John Saxon, Robert Redford, 1962 THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE, Sandra Dee and John Saxon stop at a sidewalk cafe while on location, Paris, France, 1958 THE APPALOOSA, John Saxon, Marlon Brando, 1966 ENTER THE DRAGON, (aka DER MANN MIT DER TODESKRALLE), facing front from left: John Saxon, Kien Shih, 1973 THE UNFORGIVEN, John Saxon, Audrey Hepburn, 1960 PLANET EARTH, (from left): Christopher Cary, Ted Cassidy, John Saxon, 1974

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Genghis Khan: The Story of a Lifetime Chiledu (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 8% War Wolves Tony Ford (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet So You Want Michael Madsen? Unknown (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet God's Ears Lee Robinson (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stanley's Girlfriend Leo (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Craving Heart Richard Tom (Character) - 2006
      71% 62% The Road Home Michael Curtis (Character) - 2003
      20% 33% Outta Time James Darabont (Character) $4.1K 2002
      No Score Yet 14% Living in Fear Rev. Leo Hausman (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Payback Police Chief George Moreno (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Party Crashers Mr. Foster (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Joseph's Gift Jacob Keller (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Criminal Minds Unknown (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lancelot: Guardian of Time Wolvencroft (Character) - 1997
      63% 76% From Dusk Till Dawn FBI Agent Stanley Chase (Character) $24.4M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Killers Within Detective Lewis (Character) - 1995
      11% 35% Beverly Hills Cop III Orrin Sanderson (Character) $41.5M 1994
      79% 66% Wes Craven's New Nightmare Lt. Donald Thompson (Character) $18.1M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Killing Obsession Dr. Sachs (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No Escape, No Return James Mitchell (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jonathan of the Bears Fred Goodwin (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 10% Hellmaster Professor Jones (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Frame-Up II: The Cover-Up Charles Searage (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 14% Animal Instincts Ingrid (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 17% Maximum Force Captain Fuller (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 0% The Baby Doll Murders John Maglia (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Payoff Rafael Concion (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blackmail Gene (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet 29% The Final Alliance Ghost (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 38% Blood Salvage Clifford Evans (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arrival Agent Mills (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Heroes Die Hard Jim Kingstreet (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 68% The Last Samurai Haroun Al-Hakim (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 20% Aftershock Oliver Quinn (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Criminal Act Herb Tamplin (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 15% Welcome to Spring Break Strycher (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Crossing the Line Jack Kagan (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 34% My Mom's a Werewolf Harry Thropen (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 16% Death House Colonel Gordon Burgess (Character),
      Director
      - 1988
      67% 68% A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Lt. Donald Thompson (Character) $44.1M 1987
      No Score Yet 33% Hands of Steel Francis Turner (Character) - 1986
      14% 25% Fever Pitch Sports editor (Character) $343.2K 1985
      No Score Yet 42% Half Slave, Half Free Epps (Character) - 1984
      95% 84% A Nightmare on Elm Street Lt. Thompson (Character) $57.3M 1984
      No Score Yet 16% Prisoners of the Lost Universe Kleel (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 8% The Big Score Davis (Character) - 1983
      81% 78% Tenebrae Bullmer (Character) - 1982
      27% 38% Wrong Is Right Homer Hubbard (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scorpion With Two Tails Arthur Barnard (Character) - 1982
      13% 24% Blood Beach Captain Pearson (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 50% Running Scared Captain Munoz (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 18% Beyond Evil Larry Andrews (Character) - 1980
      60% 41% Savage Apocalypse Norman Hopper (Character) - 1980
      64% 57% The Electric Horseman Hunt Sears (Character) - 1979
      89% 30% Fast Company Phil Adamson (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 32% Raiders of Shalimar Colonel Columbus (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 9% The Bees John Norman (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 17% The Glove Sam Kellog (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 63% Raid on Entebbe Maj. Gen. Benny Peled (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 56% The Cynic, the Rat & the Fist Frank Di Maggio (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 55% Moonshine County Express J.B. Johnson (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Violent Protection Francesco Capuano (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mark Strikes Again Altman (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet .44 Specialist Altman (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 79 Park Avenue Harry Vito (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cross Shot Commissario Jacovella (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 57% Shadows in an Empty Room Sgt. Ned Matthews (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Violent Naples Francesco Capuano (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 26% The Swiss Conspiracy Robert Hayes (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 11% Strange New World Captain Anthony Vico (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 29% Mitchell Walter Deaney (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Crossfire Dave Ambrose (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 50% Planet Earth Dylan Hunt (Character) - 1974
      68% 76% Black Christmas Lt. Ken Fuller (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vanishing Chalice Harry Harland (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Can Ellen Be Saved? James Hallbeck (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mafia War Unknown (Character) - 1973
      88% 91% Enter the Dragon Roper (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Linda Jeff Braden (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Snatched Paul Maxvill (Character) - 1973
      80% 54% Joe Kidd Luis Chama (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Kingstreet's War Jim Kingstreet (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Intruders Billy Pye (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Company of Killers Dave Poohler (Character) - 1970
      83% 54% Death of a Gunfighter Lou Trinidad (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Collector's Edition Peter Max (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet For Singles Only Bret Hendley (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Istanbul Express Cheval (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Came, I Saw, I Shot Clay Watson (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 83% Winchester '73 Dakin McAdam (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Magnificent Thief Unknown (Character) - 1967
      17% 19% Planet of Blood Allan Brenner (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 46% The Appaloosa Chuy (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 36% The Doomsday Flight George Ducette (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 50% The Ravagers Capt. Kermit Dowling (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 45% Night Caller From Outer Space Dr. Jack Costain (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cavern Pvt. Joe Cramer (Character) - 1965
      71% 68% The Evil Eye Dr. Marcello Bassi (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey to a Hanging Screamer (Character) - 1963
      80% 69% Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation Byron (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet 43% War Hunt Pvt. Raymond Endore (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet 29% Posse From Hell Seymour Kern (Character) - 1961
      40% 50% Portrait in Black Blake Richards (Character) - 1960
      60% 60% The Unforgiven Johnny Portugal (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 14% The Plunderers Rondo (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Years Will Henderson (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cry Tough Miguel Antonio Enrico Francisco Estrada (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 44% The Big Fisherman Prince Voldi (Character) - 1959
      50% 73% The Reluctant Debutante David Parkson (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Summer Love Jimmy Daley (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 40% This Happy Feeling Bill Tremaine (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rock, Pretty Baby Jimmy Daley (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Running Wild Vince Pomeroy (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Unguarded Moment Leonard Bennett (Character) - 1956

      TV

      Credit
      63% 82% Masters of Horror Unknown (Character) 2006
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Walter Gordon (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story Richard Brooks (Character) 1995
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Jerry Lydecker (Guest Star) 1984 1988 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Falcon Crest Tony Cumson (Character) 1981-1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater Dudley Stone (Character) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Jack Curtis (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1987
      No Score Yet 67% The A-Team Kalem (Guest Star) 1983 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Finder of Lost Loves Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978-1979 1981 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dynasty Rashid Ahmed (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet 95% Magnum, P.I. Ed Russler (Guest Star) 1984
      100% 79% Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Nedlick (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Nedlick (Guest Star) 1974 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Dave Delaroux (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Petrocelli Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Cal Strom, Jr. (Guest Star) 1965-1967 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show Mike Tedesco (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Banacek Harry Harland (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Rick Calvelli (Character) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Vincent 'Vince' Hagopian Jr. (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Sgt. Terence Mulcahy (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1967 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Garrison's Gorillas Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1966