J.D. Cannon

Active - 1966 - 1989  |   Born - Apr 24, 1922   |   Died - May 20, 2005   |   Genres - Action, Drama, Mystery, Crime, Western

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Biography by Hal Erickson

Though he could pass as a good-natured cabbie or down-to-earth dockworker with his chiseled features and gravelly voice, J.D. Cannon has played more than his share of villains, some of them psychotic in nature. A stage actor in the 1950s and 1960s, Cannon was first seen on the big screen in 1966's The American Dream. His breakthrough role in films was road-gang convict Society Red in Cool Hand Luke (1967). On television, J. D. Cannon was seen as hard-nosed Chief of Detectives Peter B. Clifford on the Dennis Weaver series McCloud (1970-77), and as General Hampton on Call to Glory (1985).

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