John Larch Movies and Career Information

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Oct 04, 1914
John Larch was an American film and television actor. After his lead role in the radio serial Captain Starr of Space, John Larch entered films in 1954. He usually appeared in westerns and action films, including Miracle of the White Stallions as General George S. Patton Jr., Collision Course: Truman vs. MacArthur as General Omar Bradley, replacing James Gregory as Mac in the Matt Helm movie The Wrecking Crew starring Dean Martin, Sharon Tate and Elke Sommer. Larch, an old friend of Clint Eastwood, appeared in Eastwood films, including Dirty Harry and Play Misty for Me. On September 29, 1958, Larch was cast as Lance Corbett in the premiere episode, "Texan in Town", of CBS's western series, The Texan. In the story line, Corbett is accused of shooting to death a 14-year-old girl and enlists his friend, Bill Longley, to find the real killer. Neville Brand guest starred in this episode as Kyle Richards. Larch appeared in Jefferson Drum, Johnny Ringo, Riverboat, Naked City, Stoney Burke, Route 66, The Fugitive, The Invaders, The Restless Gun, Gunsmoke, The Virginian, Bonanza, Hawaii Five-0, Mission Impossible, The Troubleshooters, Bus Stop, The Law and Mr. Jones, The Rifleman, and possibly most famously as Anthony Fremont's father in The Twilight Zone 1961 episode "It's a Good Life". He also appeared in two other The Twilight Zone episodes, playing a psychiatrist in "Perchance to Dream" and the sheriff in "Dust".

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