J. D. Cannon

John Donovan Cannon ( born April 24, 1922 in Salmon, Idaho; † 20 May 2005 Hudson ) was an American actor.


J. D. Cannon - John Donovan, he never wrote out - completed his acting training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In addition to stage performances Cannon took over from 1966 roles in numerous movies, including as one of the inmates, along with Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke, as a prosecutor beside Charles Bronson in the vigilante action film Death Wish II, alongside Burt Lancaster in Scorpio, the killer and Lawman and next Maximilian Schell in Krakatoa.

Nevertheless, it should remain a broad audience with his television roles in memory. Since his television debut in 1960, he played more than 80 guest roles in television series. He was the neighbor who Dr. Richard Kimble David Janssen in the series finale of The Fugitive finally was able to help to prove his innocence. Special popularity he achieved as Peter Clifford, Chief of the New York Police Department and manager of Sam McCloud ( Dennis Weaver), the sheriff in New York. This role played 1970-1977 in the eponymous NBC series and in a 1989 TV special.

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