John Agar

John Agar

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1921-01-31
Deathday: 2002-04-07 (81 years old)

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Biography

John George Agar Jr. (January 31, 1921 – April 7, 2002) was an American film and television actor. He is best known for starring alongside John Wayne in the films Sands of Iwo Jima, Fort Apache, and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. In his later career he was the star of B movies, such as Tarantula, The Mole People, The Brain from Planet Arous, Revenge of the Creature, Flesh and the Spur and Hand of Death. He was the first husband of Shirley Temple. Agar's career suffered in the wake of his divorce, but he developed a niche playing leading men in low-budget science fiction, Western, and horror movies in the 1950s and 1960s. John Wayne gave him several supporting roles in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In later years he worked extensively in television.

Early Life

Agar was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Lillian (née Rogers) and John George Agar, a meat packer. His great aunt was Edna Gladney. He was educated at the Harvard School for Boys in Chicago and Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, Illinois. He graduated from Trinity-Pawling Preparatory School in Pawling, New York, but did not attend college. He and his family moved from Chicago to Los Angeles in 1942, after his father's death.In 1941, Agar joined the Navy Air Corps, had basic training in Texas, and instructed in physical training at March Field in Riverside, California. He was medically discharged from the Navy in 1943 due to an ear infection that affected his balance. He then enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps. He was a sergeant and a physical training instructor at the time he left the AAF in 1946.

Filmography

All 86

Movies 71

TV Shows 15

Self 2

Dr. Curt Taylor
Monster Invaders from Space (2018)

Monster Invaders from Space (2018)

Movie
Self
The Fearmakers Collection (2007)

The Fearmakers Collection (2007)

Movie
Dr. Clete Ferguson
The Naked Monster (2005)

The Naked Monster (2005)

Movie
Reggie
The Vampire Hunters Club (2001)

The Vampire Hunters Club (2001)

Movie
Bielefeld Lichtwerk (1998)

Bielefeld Lichtwerk (1998)

Movie
Frank Capra's American Dream (1997)

Frank Capra's American Dream (1997)

Movie
A Century of Science Fiction (1996)

A Century of Science Fiction (1996)

Movie
Dr. Lang
Body Bags (1993)

Body Bags (1993)

Movie
6
Old Convict
Invasion of Privacy (1992)

Invasion of Privacy (1992)

Movie
Gramps
The Perfect Bride (1991)

The Perfect Bride (1991)

Movie
Leonard Scott Levy
Fear (1990)

Fear (1990)

Movie
Gas Station Attendant / Victim
Nightbreed (1990)

Nightbreed (1990)

Movie
2
Dog-Walking Neighbor
Perfect Victims (1988)

Perfect Victims (1988)

Movie
Ivan Peters
Miracle Mile (1988)

Miracle Mile (1988)

Movie
Major Bruce Jay, In clips from 'Invisible Invaders'
Horrible Horror (1986)

Horrible Horror (1986)

Movie
The Twilight Zone (1985)

The Twilight Zone (1985)

TV Show
7
Highway to Heaven (1984)

Highway to Heaven (1984)

TV Show
Edited from 'Tarantula'
Coming Soon (1982)

Coming Soon (1982)

Movie
Police Captain
Mr. No Legs (1978)

Mr. No Legs (1978)

Movie
Charlie's Angels (1976)

Charlie's Angels (1976)

TV Show
6.33
City Official
King Kong (1976)

King Kong (1976)

Movie
3
Bert Ryan
Big Jake (1971)

Big Jake (1971)

Movie
6
Amos Patton
Chisum (1970)

Chisum (1970)

Movie
5
Christian
The Undefeated (1969)

The Undefeated (1969)

Movie
Bert Walker
The Name of the Game (1968)

The Name of the Game (1968)

TV Show
Barry Rogers
Curse of the Swamp Creature (1968)

Curse of the Swamp Creature (1968)

Movie
Maj. Ronald Paxton
Hell Raiders (1968)

Hell Raiders (1968)

Movie
Self (archival footage)
The Movie Orgy (1968)

The Movie Orgy (1968)

Movie
Dr. Curt Taylor
Zontar: The Thing from Venus (1967)

Zontar: The Thing from Venus (1967)

Movie
6
Sheriff Clint Crawford
Night Fright (1967)

Night Fright (1967)

Movie
Hondo (1967)

Hondo (1967)

TV Show
Dion O'Bannion
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)

Movie
6
Family Affair (1966)

Family Affair (1966)

TV Show
6.2
George Gates
Waco (1966)

Waco (1966)

Movie
Dr. Farrell
Women of the Prehistoric Planet (1966)

Women of the Prehistoric Planet (1966)

Movie
Ed Tomkins
Johnny Reno (1966)

Johnny Reno (1966)

Movie
Dawson
Young Fury (1965)

Young Fury (1965)

Movie
Branded (1965)

Branded (1965)

TV Show
5.91
Dan Carrouthers
Stage to Thunder Rock (1964)

Stage to Thunder Rock (1964)

Movie
Pete Stone
Law of the Lawless (1964)

Law of the Lawless (1964)

Movie
Gus Cole
Of Love and Desire (1963)

Of Love and Desire (1963)

Movie
Intelligence Captain
The Young and the Brave (1963)

The Young and the Brave (1963)

Movie
Tom Anders
The Virginian (1962)

The Virginian (1962)

TV Show
Capt. Don Graham
Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962)

Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962)

Movie
Alex Marsh
Hand of Death (1962)

Hand of Death (1962)

Movie
Joe McElroy
Fall Girl (1961)

Fall Girl (1961)

Movie
Ike
Raymie (1960)

Raymie (1960)

Movie
Maj. Bruce Jay
Invisible Invaders (1959)

Invisible Invaders (1959)

Movie
Mike Anderson
Rawhide (1959)

Rawhide (1959)

TV Show
4
Col. Matthews
Destination Space (1959)

Destination Space (1959)

Movie
Sheriff Jim Crayle
Frontier Gun (1958)

Frontier Gun (1958)

Movie
Sam Phelps
Bat Masterson (1958)

Bat Masterson (1958)

TV Show
Bob Westley
Attack of the Puppet People (1958)

Attack of the Puppet People (1958)

Movie
Capt. Tom Arnett
Jet Attack (1958)

Jet Attack (1958)

Movie
Sgt. Judd Norcutt
The Day of the Trumpet (1958)

The Day of the Trumpet (1958)

Movie
Jeff Donner
Ride a Violent Mile (1957)

Ride a Violent Mile (1957)

Movie
Steve March
The Brain from Planet Arous (1957)

The Brain from Planet Arous (1957)

Movie
6
Kenneth Baxter
Perry Mason (1957)

Perry Mason (1957)

TV Show
4.33
George Hastings
Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957)

Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957)

Movie
Sgt. Dick Mason
Joe Butterfly (1957)

Joe Butterfly (1957)

Movie
Dr. Roger Bentley
The Mole People (1956)

The Mole People (1956)

Movie
Luke Random / Matt Random
Flesh and the Spur (1956)

Flesh and the Spur (1956)

Movie
Sheriff Bill Jorden
Star in the Dust (1956)

Star in the Dust (1956)

Movie
4.33
Dr. Matt Hastings
Tarantula (1955)

Tarantula (1955)

Movie
5
Joe Cardos
Hold Back Tomorrow (1955)

Hold Back Tomorrow (1955)

Movie
Johnny Rush
The Lonesome Trail (1955)

The Lonesome Trail (1955)

Movie
Prof. Clete Ferguson
Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Movie
5.21
Bill Buchanan
The Golden Mistress (1954)

The Golden Mistress (1954)

Movie
Larry Dorrant
Climax! (1954)

Climax! (1954)

TV Show
Mark Brewster
Shield for Murder (1954)

Shield for Murder (1954)

Movie
Tom Baxter
The Rocket Man (1954)

The Rocket Man (1954)

Movie
Ray Brighton
Bait (1954)

Bait (1954)

Movie
Ray Compton
Man of Conflict (1953)

Man of Conflict (1953)

Movie
Lloyd
The Loretta Young Show (1953)

The Loretta Young Show (1953)

TV Show
Marvin Potter
General Electric Theater (1953)

General Electric Theater (1953)

TV Show
David Powell
Woman of the North Country (1952)

Woman of the North Country (1952)

Movie
Abdullah al Husan / Dr. Ramoth / The Scarlet Falcon
The Magic Carpet (1951)

The Magic Carpet (1951)

Movie
Otis Tack
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)

TV Show
Billy Shear
Along the Great Divide (1951)

Along the Great Divide (1951)

Movie
Lt. Joe Mallory
Breakthrough (1950)

Breakthrough (1950)

Movie
Don Lowry
The Woman on Pier 13 (1950)

The Woman on Pier 13 (1950)

Movie
Pfc. Peter Conway
Sands of Iwo Jima (1950)

Sands of Iwo Jima (1950)

Movie
Lt. Flint Cohill
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

Movie
3.5
Tom Wade
Adventure in Baltimore (1949)

Adventure in Baltimore (1949)

Movie
2nd Lt. Michael Shannon O'Rourke
Fort Apache (1948)

Fort Apache (1948)

Movie
4
Prof. Clete Ferguson
The Man with No Name

The Man with No Name

Movie

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Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1921-01-31

Deathday
2002-04-07 (81 years old)

Birth name
John George Agar

Place of birth
Chicago, United States of America

Relationships
Shirley Temple (1945-01-01 - 1950-01-01)

Citizenships
United States of America

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