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John Phillip Law

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Phillip Law (September 7, 1937 – May 13, 2008) was an American film actor with over one hundred movie roles to his credit. He was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of actress Phyllis Sallee and the brother of actor Thomas Augustus Law (also known as Tom Law). He was best known for his roles as the blind angel Pygar in the 1968 science fiction cult classic anti-war film Barbarella, and as news anchor Robin Stone in the 1971 movie The Love Machine. (The latter reteamed him with Alexandra Hay, his costar from the 1968 "acid comedy" Skidoo.) He also gained attention in the title role of the 1968 thriller Danger: Diabolik and as a Russian sailor stranded in a New England village in The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming. Tall (six-foot-five) and handsome, with steel blue eyes, Law became a male sex symbol in the 1960s. He was a VIP guest at Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion and in Hollywood society. While he never achieved superstar status, he became a popular action hero, particularly in the Italian movie market, with movies ranging from science fiction, and fantasy to comedy, westerns, drama, and war movies. Law co-starred in Roger Corman's 1971 film Von Richthofen and Brown, playing Manfred von Richthofen opposite Don Stroud's Roy Brown. Corman used Lynn Garrison's Irish aviation facility, complete with replica World War I aircraft. Garrison taught Law the basics of flying so that he could take off and land, making some of the footage more realistic. Some other of Law's movies have also become cult classics, including The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, Death Rides a Horse and Attack Force Z. Two of Law's films, Danger: Diabolik and Space Mutiny, were also featured in the movie-mocking TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000. In 2001 he appeared in Roman Coppola's directorial debut CQ, an homage to the Italian spy/sci-fi B-movies in which Law often starred during the 1960s. Law's final credited film role was in 2008's Chinaman's Chance. In his personal life, he was once married to actress Shawn Ryan, with whom he had a daughter named Dawn. His doctors told him in late 2007 that he had pancreatic cancer and only six months to live. Law died May 13, 2008, at his Los Angeles home. His remains were cremated and the ashes remain with his daughter, Dawn and his grandson, Ryan. Description above from the Wikipedia John Phillip Law, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Sep 7, 1937 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
59
First Appeared:
In the movie Smog 1962-10-04
Latest Project:
Movie Ray of Sunshine 2006-08-17
Known For
Poster of The Three Faces of Terror
Poster of Cold Heat
Poster of Thunder III
Poster of The Overthrow
Filmography
Movie Ray of Sunshine 2006-08-17
Movie The Three Faces of Terror Professor Peter Price 2004-08-20
Movie Curse of the Forty-Niner Sheriff Murphy 2002-01-01
Movie CQ Chairman 2001-05-12
Movie Mario Bava: Maestro of the Macabre Himself 2000-01-01
Movie Wanted 1. Verfolger 1999-10-08
Movie Hindsight Vincent Lehman 1996-01-01
Movie Brennendes Herz Böhme 1995-01-01
Series Spider-Man Unknown 1994-11-19
Movie Angel Eyes Steven Fox 1993-01-01
Movie Marilyn Alive and Behind Bars Harry Billings 1992-01-01
Movie Alienator Ward Armstrong 1990-02-08
Movie Nerds of a Feather (uncredited) 1990-01-01
Series Le Gorille der Finne 1990-11-25
Movie Delta Force Commando II: Priority Red One Colonel Barberon 1990-11-17
Movie Cold Heat 1989-11-11
Movie Blood Delirium Charles Saint Simone 1988-01-01
Movie A Case of Honor Capt. Roger L. Barnes 1988-01-01
Movie Space Mutiny Flight Cmdr. Elijah Kalgan 1988-01-01
Movie Thunder III Deputy Sheriff 1988-08-13
Movie Moon in Scorpio Allen 1987-01-01
Movie Striker Frank Morris 1987-01-01
Movie The Overthrow Shaw 1987-12-03
Movie Johann Strauss: The King Without a Crown Maximilian Steiner 1987-04-09
Movie Night Train to Terror Harry Billings 1985-05-01
Movie American Commandos Kelly 1985-11-11
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie Hijacked to Hell Ted Barner 1984-11-30
Movie Tin Man Dr. Edison 1983-01-01
Movie Attack Force Z Lieutenant Veitch 1982-06-10
Movie Tarzan, the Ape Man Harry Holt 1981-08-07
Movie Ring of Darkness The Exorcist 1979-10-29
Movie The Devil's Bed 1978-01-01
Movie Der Schimmelreiter Deichgraf Hauke Haien 1978-03-29
Movie Eyes Behind the Wall Arturo 1977-06-07
Movie Target of an Assassin Shannon 1977-12-10
Movie A Whisper in the Dark Alex 1976-08-12
Movie The Cassandra Crossing Major Stark 1976-12-18
Movie Your God My Hell 1976-09-01
Movie The Spiral Staircase Steven Sherman (as John Philip Law) 1975-01-31
Movie Doctor Justice Dr. Benjamin Justice 1975-12-17
Movie Open Season Greg 1974-08-01
Movie The Golden Voyage of Sinbad Captian SInbad 1973-12-20
Movie Von Richthofen and Brown Baron Manfred von Richthofen 1971-06-30
Movie The Love Machine Robin Stone 1971-08-14
Movie The Last Movie Little Brother 1971-09-29
Movie The Hawaiians Noel Hoxworth 1970-06-17
Movie Strogoff Michael Strogoff 1970-10-28
Movie Diary Of A Telephone Operator Crispino 1969-11-06
Movie Danger: Diabolik Diabolik 1968-01-23
Movie Barbarella Pygar 1968-10-10
Movie Skidoo Stash 1968-12-19
Movie The Sergeant Pfc. Tom Swanson 1968-12-25
Movie Hurry Sundown Rad McDowell 1967-02-09
Movie Death Rides a Horse Bill Meceita 1967-08-31
Movie Her Harem 1967-10-06
Movie The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming Alexei Kolchin 1966-05-25
Movie Three Nights of Love Fra Felice 1964-10-08
Movie Smog 1962-10-04