John Harmon (actor) - Wikiwand
For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for John Harmon (actor).

John Harmon (actor)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources.Find sources: "John Harmon" actor – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (December 2017)
John Harmon
John Harmon as Eddie Halstead on TV's
The Rifleman (1959)
John Harmon

June 30, 1905
DiedAugust 6, 1985 (aged 80)
Years active1935–1985

John Harmon (June 30, 1905 – August 6, 1985) was an American character actor.

Harmon was a very prolific bit actor. His career spanned over six decades and almost 300 movie and television roles in a wide variety of genres. Many of his earlier appearances are uncredited. His first major screen credit was in I Was Framed (1942). His movie career highlights were roles in Gallant Bess, The Monster of Piedras Blancas, Live Fast, Die Young and The Street is my Beat. The movie in which he made his last screen appearance, The Naked Monster, was released in 2005, twenty years after his death. Harmon's most notable TV roles were in Bonanza, The Twilight Zone, Perry Mason (as a police fingerprint/ballistics expert), Star Trek (in the episodes "The City on the Edge of Forever" and "A Piece of The Action"), and The Rifleman (as the hotel clerk Eddie Halstead).

In his later years, Harmon became a used books dealer in Los Angeles. He collected first editions of Mark Twain. He suffered a stroke about a year before he died from heart failure.[1]

Selected filmography


{{bottomLinkPreText}} {{bottomLinkText}}
John Harmon (actor)
Listen to this article