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Rafer Johnson

Rafer Johnson

Highest Rated: 50% Wild in the Country (1961)

Lowest Rated: 50% Wild in the Country (1961)

Birthday: Aug 18, 1935

Birthplace: Hillsboro, Texas, USA

Rafer Johnson was an actor who made a successful career for himself in film. Johnson kickstarted his acting career in various films such as "The Fiercest Heart" (1961) with Stuart Whitman, the Angie Dickinson dramatic adaptation "The Sins of Rachel Cade" (1961) and the dramatic adaptation "Wild in the Country" (1961) with Elvis Presley. He also appeared in the comedy "A Global Affair" (1964) with Bob Hope and "None But the Brave" (1965) with Frank Sinatra. He continued to work steadily in film throughout the seventies, appearing in the dramatic sports film "The Games" (1970) with Michael Crawford, "The Last Grenade" (1970) with Stanley Baker and "The Red, White and Black" (1970). His work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "The Loneliest Runner" (NBC, 1976-77). He also landed a role in the miniseries "Roots: The Next Generations" (1978-79). He also was featured in the TV movie "The Kid From Nowhere" (NBC, 1981-82). Johnson more recently acted in the action picture "Think Big" (1990) with Peter Paul. Rafer Johnson died on December 2, 2020 in Sherman Oaks, CA at the age of 85.

Highest rated movies

50% Wild in the Country

Photos

Rafer Johnson THE FIERCEST HEART, Rafer Johnson, Stuart Whitman, 1961, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. BILLIE, Rafer Johnson, Patty Duke, 1965 THE FIERCEST HEART, Rafer Johnson, 1961, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE RED, WHITE AND BLACK, (aka SOUL SOLDIER), Rafer Johnson, 1970 THE RED, WHITE AND BLACK, (aka SOUL SOLDIER), from left, Rafer Johnson, Isaac Fields, 1970

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kid From Nowhere Self - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Loneliest Runner Self - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul Soldier Pvt. Armstrong (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Grenade Joe Jackson (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 0% Tarzan and the Jungle Boy Nagambi (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 23% Tarzan and the Great River Barcuna (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 58% None but the Brave Pvt. Johnson (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 14% The Sins of Rachel Cade Kosongo (Character) - 1961
50% 58% Wild in the Country Davis (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fiercest Heart Nzobe (Character) - 1961

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Thaddeus Jones (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarzan Spandrell (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy & Lassie Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Pete (Guest Star) 1962