John Ericson is a German-American actor and film and television star.
He trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, and played the lead role in Stalag 17 by Donald Bevan and Edmund Trzcinski on Broadway. He went on to make a number of films for MGM in quick succession in the 1950s.
His first appearance was in Teresa, directed by Fred Zinnemann, which also launched the film careers of Pier Angeli and Rod Steiger. He then went on to appear in a series of films which included Rhapsody, The Student Prince, Green Fire, and opposite Spencer Tracy in Bad Day at Black Rock. Ericson also co-starred with Barbara Stanwyck in Samuel Fuller's western Forty Guns.
For the next thirty years his career continued mostly on television. He appeared in the lead role in "The Peter Bartley Story" of CBS's fantasy drama, The Millionaire. Child actor Johnny Washbrook appeared in the same episode in a flashback segment of Ericson as a boy. He appeared with Dorothy Malone in the January 1, 1956, episode entitled "Mutiny" of CBS's Appointment with Adventure.