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John Alexander

Highest Rated:   100% Winchester '73 (1950)
Lowest Rated:   17% Untamed Frontier (1952)
Birthday:   Not Available
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A performer who specialized in wild, manic characterizations in action and adventure sagas, John Alexander made a memorably unusual debut as White Eyes, the leader of a tribe of apes in the Hugh Hudson-directed, Robert Towne-scripted period adventure Greystoke: Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984), a role that required him to wear a sophisticated gorilla suit by Rick Baker. Alexander then played one of the maniacal, punk rock-influenced "Wheelies" in Walter Murch's underrated effects-heavy fantasy Return to Oz (1985), and reprised his gorilla personage for several films of varying quality including Michael Apted's Dian Fossey biopic Gorillas in the Mist (1988), Baby's Day Out (1994), Fierce Creatures (1997), and Mighty Joe Young (1998). In 2008, director Guillermo del Toro recruited Alexander to portray the disembodied character of Johann Kraus (who uses a containment suit in order to survive), along with actor James Dodd and Seth MacFarlane (who supplied the character's voice), in the big-budget superhero fantasy Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
67% The Automatic Hate
  • Executive Producer
2016
No Score Yet A Werewolf in Slovenia
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Small Island
  • Director
2009
86% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2)
  • Johann Kraus
$75.8M 2008
No Score Yet The Shadow in the North
  • Director
2007
No Score Yet Inspector Mom
  • Executive Producer
2006
76% Zathura: A Space Adventure
  • Robot
$28.1M 2005
77% The Mudge Boy
  • Juster (uncredited)
2003
39% Men in Black II
  • Jarra/Family Dad Alien
$190.4M 2002
44% Planet of the Apes
  • Ape Dinner Guest/Old Man Servant/Old Ape No.1
$178.1M 2001
50% Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Shopper
$259.1M 2000
No Score Yet Nothing to Declare
  • Executive Producer
1999
55% Mighty Joe Young
  • Joe Young
1998
92% Men in Black
  • Mikey
1997
55% Fierce Creatures
  • Gorilla Performer - `Jambo'
1997
No Score Yet Saved by the Light
  • Car Buyer
1995
20% Baby's Day Out
  • Gorilla
1994
No Score Yet Biohazard: The Alien Force
  • Actor
1994
83% Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey
  • Mime Artist
1988
No Score Yet Alien Private Eye
  • Actor
1987
25% The Bride
  • Circus Performer
1985
53% Return to Oz
  • Cowardly Lion
1985
73% Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
  • White Eyes
1984
No Score Yet Roberto Devereux
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Sexcula
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet One Foot in Hell
  • Sam Giller
1960
No Score Yet The Man in the Net
  • Mr. Carey
1959
17% Untamed Frontier
  • Max Wickersham
1952
67% The Marrying Kind
  • Howard Shipley
1952
No Score Yet The Model and the Marriage Broker
  • Mr. Perry
1951
No Score Yet The Sleeping City
  • Inspector Gordon
1950
100% Winchester '73
  • Jack Rider
1950
80% Fancy Pants
  • Teddy Roosevelt
1950
No Score Yet Night Has a Thousand Eyes
  • Mr. Gilman
1948
71% Summer Holiday
  • Mr. McComber
1948
No Score Yet Cass Timberlane
  • Dr. Roy Drover
1947
No Score Yet Living in a Big Way
  • Attorney Ambridge
1947
No Score Yet New Orleans
  • Col. McArdle
1947
No Score Yet Where There's Life
  • Herbert Jones
1947
No Score Yet The Jolson Story
  • Lew Dockstader
1946
89% The Horn Blows at Midnight
  • Doremus
1945
100% A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Steve Edwards
1945
No Score Yet The Doughgirls
  • Warren Buckley
1944
81% Arsenic and Old Lace
  • `Teddy Roosevelt' Brewster
1944
57% Mr. Skeffington
  • Jim Conderley
1944
No Score Yet Flowing Gold
  • Sheriff
1940
No Score Yet Satan Met a Lady
  • Porter
1936
100% The Petrified Forest
  • Joseph the Chauffeur
1936
No Score Yet Special Agent
  • Manager
1935
No Score Yet The Ghost Rider
  • Sheriff Lane
1935
No Score Yet Baby Take a Bow
  • Rag Picker
1934

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Jamestown
2017
  • Director
  • 2019
  • 2018
79% Trust Me
2017
  • Director
  • 2017
83% Indian Summers
2015-2016
  • Director
  • 2016
  • 216
67% One Child
2014
  • Director
  • 2014
No Score Yet Rogue
2013-2017
  • Director
  • 2014
42% White Heat
2012
  • Director
  • 2012
95% Zen
2011
  • Director
  • 2011
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
  • Director
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2008
100% Life on Mars (UK)
2006-2007
  • Director
  • 2006
73% Belgravia
2020
  • Director
No Score Yet Sense and Sensibility
2008
  • Director

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