Arch Johnson Actor

Archibald "Arch" Winchester Johnson (14 March 1922 ā€“ 9 October 1997) was an American actor appearing on Broadway and in over 100 television shows. Johnson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A stage actor as well as a prolific television character actor, he was in the original production of West Side Story on Broadway and the revival of that show in the 1980s on Broadway as well. He was the only actor from the original stage version who returned for the revival and he toured Europe with the show. He was in the original version of Other People's Money on Broadway and originated the Role of "Jorge" that Gregory Peck played in the film version. His first love was theatre, where he started, and he came back to it at the end of his career before retiring in the late 1990s. Johnson died of cancer on October 9, 1997 in Snow Hill, Maryland.

Personal details

Date of birth
March 14th, 1922
Place of birth
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
October 9th, 1997 at age of 75
Place of death
Snow Hill
Cause of death
Cancer

Family

Spouses
Children

Movie performances

1. The Buddy Holly Story (1978)

Biography, Drama, Music
played Mr. Holly
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
113.0
Fred Bauer
Robert Gittler
18 Show list 2 Show list

The Buddy Holly Story is a 1978 biographical film which tells the life story of rock musician Buddy Holly. It features an Academy Award-winning musical score, adapted by Joe Renzetti and Oscar-nominated lead performance by Gary Busey. The film also stars Don Stroud, Charles Martin Smith, Conrad Janis, William Jordan, and Maria Richwine, who played Maria Elena Holly. It was adapted by Robert Gittler from Buddy Holly: His Life and Music, the biography of Holly by John Goldrosen, and was directed by Steve Rash.

Awards

1978 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
1978 Academy Award for Best Original Song Score

Top cast

Buddy Holly
Jesse
Big Bopper
Ross Turner
Mrs. Holly
Sol Gittler
Ed Sullivan
Avalon M.C.
Madman Mancuso
Luther
Tour Musician
Maria Elena
Drummer
Violinist #1
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
The Buddy Holly Story
English
United States of America

2. The Sting (1973)

Comedy, Crime, Drama
played Combs
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
129.0
28 Show list 12 Show list $5.5M

The Sting is a 1973 American caper film set in September 1936, involving a complicated plot by two professional grifters to con a mob boss. The film was directed by George Roy Hill, who had directed Newman and Redford in the western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Created by screenwriter David S. Ward, the story was inspired by real-life cons perpetrated by brothers Fred and Charley Gondorff and documented by David Maurer in his book The Big Con: The Story of the Confidence Man. The title phrase refers to the moment when a con artist finishes the "play" and takes the mark's money. If a con is successful, the mark does not realize he has been "taken", at least not until the con men are long gone. The film is played out in distinct sections with old-fashioned title cards, with lettering and illustrations rendered in a style reminiscent of the Saturday Evening Post. The film is noted for its anachronistic use of ragtime, particularly the melody "The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin, which was adapted for the movie by Marvin Hamlisch. The film's success encouraged a surge of popular and critical acclaim for Joplin's work.

Awards

1998 PGA Hall of Fame - Motion Pictures
1975 People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie
1974 David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actor
1973 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
1973 DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
1973 Academy Award for Best Film Editing
1973 National Board of Review Award for Best Film
1973 Academy Award for Best Director
1973 Academy Award for Best Original Song Score
1973 Academy Award for Best Picture
1973 Academy Award for Best Costume Design
1973 Academy Award for Best Production Design

Top cast

Lt. William Snyder
Johnny Hooker
Henry Gondorff
Kid Twist's Wife
Joe Erie
Crystal
Kid Twist
Lonnegan
J.J. Singleton
Luther Coleman
Landlady
Benny Garfield
Train Conductor
F.B.I. Agent Polk
Riley
Roulette Dealer
Burlesque House Comedian
Duke Boudreau
Western Union Executive
Loretta Salino
Bill Clayton from Pittsburgh
Mr. Jameson from Chicago
Mottola
Lonnegan's Bodyguard
Louise Coleman
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Sicilian Mafia
The Sting
English
United States of America

3. Napoleon and Samantha (1972)

Adventure, Drama
played Chief of Police
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
8 Show list

Napoleon and Samantha is a 1972 family/adventure/drama directed by Bernard McEveety and written by Stewart Raffill. Filmed in and around John Day, Oregon, it stars Michael Douglas, Johnny Whitaker, and Jodie Foster.

Awards

Top cast

The Clown
Gertrude
Mr. Gutteridge
Clerk
Desk Sergeant
Napoleon
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

4. The Lawbreakers (1961)

played Chief Inspector Gus Honichek
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
79.0
Jaime Del Valle
11 Show list

The Lawbreakers is a 1961 crime drama film written by Paul Monash and W.R. Burnett and directed by Joseph M. Newman.

Awards

Top cast

Police captain
Angela Walsh
Guy on street
Ed Rackin
Police Commissioner Dean
The Mayor
Policeman
Joe Selkin
John, Police Desk Sergeant
Ed, Reporter
Evelyn Gower
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. Camp Runamuck

Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Commander Wivenhoe
NBC
September 17th, 1965 April 15th, 1966 1
Dave Ketchum
Mike Wagner
David Ketchum
English

2. The Asphalt Jungle

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
American Broadcasting Company
April 2nd, 1961 1 English

Guest TV appearances

Bewitched

Program genre

Fantasy
Sitcom
Soap opera
Comedy
Family

External resources

Bewitched was an American TV situation comedy fantasy which was broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from 1964 to 1972. It was created by Sol Saks under executive director Harry Ackerman, and starred Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Agnes Moorehead, and David White. Actor Dick Sargent, would later replace York. The show is about a witch who marries an ordinary mortal man, and vows to lead the life of a typical suburban housewife. Bewitched enjoyed great popularity, finishing as the number two show in America during its debut season, and becoming the longest-running supernatural-themed sitcom of the 1960sā€“1970s. The show continues to be seen throughout the world in syndication and on recorded media.nIn 2002, Bewitched was ranked #50 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E23 March 18th, 1971 Rudolph Kosko
S06-E24 March 5th, 1970
Ed Jurist
S04-E18 January 4th, 1968
Ed Jurist
S05-E09 November 28th, 1968

Grindl

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

Grindl is an American situation comedy that began in the fall of 1963 on NBC, originally sponsored by Procter & Gamble. The show, starring Imogene Coca in the title role, lasted for one season.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E30 April 19th, 1964

Gunsmoke

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Western
Adventure Film

External resources

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the UK, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.nThe radio version ran from 1952 to 1961, and John Dunning writes that among radio drama enthusiasts Gunsmoke is routinely placed among the best shows of any kind and any time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S16-E04 October 5th, 1970
S12-E04 October 8th, 1966

The Monkees

Program genre

Musical
Sitcom
Comedy

Official site

External resources

The Monkees is an American situation comedy that aired on NBC from September 1966 to March 1968. The series follows the adventures of four young men trying to make a name for themselves as rock 'n roll singers. The show introduced a number of innovative new-wave film techniques to series television and won two Emmy Awards in 1967. The program ended on Labor Day, 1968 at the finish of its second season and has received a long afterlife in Saturday morning repeats and syndication, as well as overseas broadcasts.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E09 November 7th, 1966 General Harley Vandenberg
Dee Caruso
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The Twilight Zone

Program genre

Mystery
Horror
Suspense
Drama
Science Fiction
Fantasy
Anthology

External resources

The Twilight Zone is an American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is a series of unrelated stories containing drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, and/or horror, often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist. A popular and critical success, it introduced many Americans to serious science-fiction and abstract ideas through television and also through a wide variety of Twilight Zone literature.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E20 February 2nd, 1962

Wonder Woman

Program genre

Action
Fantasy
Drama
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure

External resources

Wonder Woman is an American television series based on the DC Comics comic book superheroine of the same name. Starring Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince and Lyle Waggoner as Steve Trevor Sr. & Jr., the show originally aired from 1975 to 1979.nUnlike Batman and Superman, there has not been an animated revival series about this Amazonian superhero.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E05 October 14th, 1977
Seymour Robbie

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