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John Archer (Ralph Bowman)

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Biography

Osceola, Nebraska, USA
Born Ralph Bowman, the future film and TV star moved to California with his family when he was five; he attended Hollywood High and the University of Southern California. He first set his sights on a job behind the camera, taking a cinematography course at USC, but then couldn't even land an entry-level position. He later drifted into acting, on stage at the Ben Bard Playhouse and in serials at Universal and Republic. He then entered a radio contest, "Jesse Lasky's Gateway to Hollywood", where aspiring actors competed for a studio contract. Read more...

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Character: Lt. Thurmond

Guadalcanal Diary 1943

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Character: Curly Bowman

Crash Dive 1943

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Character: Frenchy LeCroix

The Big Trees 1952

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Character: Maj. Paul Whiteside

Sound Off 1952

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Character: Dave Parish

The Stars Are Singing 1953

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Character: Bob Dudley

Ten Thousand Bedrooms 1957

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Character: Paul

Columbo 1971

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Character: Gene Vernon

The Loretta Young Show 1953

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Character: Dr. Ed Bryce

Lassie 1954

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Character: Jeff Varden

Philip Marlowe 1959

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Character: Dr. Paterson

Amelia Earhart 1976

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Character: David Wiley

77 Sunset Strip 1958

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Character: Walter Light

Private Secretary 1953

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Character: Jack Kelman

Blue Hawaii 1961

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Character: John Lucius

Hazel 1961

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Character: Ad Masters

Zane Grey Theater 1956

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