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John Alderson

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Biography

Horden, Durham, England, UK
John "Basher" Alderson led a colorful life considering his origins in a mining village in the north of England. After spending all of two weeks as a miner, he lied about his age, joined the British Army and attained the rank of Major. Leaving for the US, he married a General's secretary and got into the movies, often playing villains. He played (uncredited) the Gum Chewer in Blazing Saddles. Read more...

Actor

Character: German Sergeant / Hospital Staffer

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel 1951

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Character: Salterne

Plymouth Adventure 1952

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Character: Fitzroy - Baritone

South Sea Woman 1953

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Character: Clyde Walters

Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend 1957

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Character: Lt. Cmdr. Diplock

Don't Go Near the Water 1957

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Character: Cpl. Kraus

The Young Lions 1958

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Character: Jamie - Doolittle's crony

My Fair Lady 1964

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Character: U.S. Army major

You Can't Win 'Em All 1970

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Character: Vernon Hodo

Klansman 1974

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Character: Waldo's Aide No. 1

Ragtime 1981

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Character: Himself

Glitter Palace 2002

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Character: Guano Miner

Young Guns II 1990

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Character: Gaff Talley

Philip Marlowe, Private Eye 1983

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Character: Koski

I Spy 1965

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Character: Wray

Kung Fu 1972

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Character: Clive Marchmount

The Wild Wild West 1965

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Character: Kyle Sandor

The Persuaders! 1971

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Character: Detective at the Costume Ball

To Catch a Thief 1955

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Character: Ed Brockhauser

Mogul 1965

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Character: Randle Wix

Romanoff and Juliet 1961

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Character: The 3rd Guard

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1962

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Character: Corporal Durkin

Zane Grey Theater 1956

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