John Doucette

John Doucette


1/21/1921, Brockton Massachussetts, USA



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John A. Doucette, John A. Doucette
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John Doucette, was born on 21 January 1921 in Brockton, Massachusetts. Best known for his roles as villains in Westerns and as hired muscle in mob films, the actor made his film debut in 1943 with an appearance in Two Tickets to London. During his 44-year film and…more


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    • Another in the Superman (1950s) TV series gallery of villains, he was a terrific character actor. With a hefty build, menacing sneer and a growly, bass voice he was the perfect bad guy. He appeared in numerous westerns as well as in gangster type roles. He was born on January 21, 1921 in Brockton, Massachusetts and as a youngster his family moved to California. He attended high school in Los Angeles and it was there he became attracted to acting, appearing in many school plays including Shakespeare. He later joined the Pasadena Playhouse stock company, the famed training ground for many an excellent character actor. He made his film debut in 1943 in "Two Tickets to London." His career was interrupted by a stint in the U.S. Air Corps during World War II. After the war he resumed his career which spanned some 40 years. Although he appeared mostly in westerns, he greatly enjoyed doing costume dramas and epic films. Among his other film credits were: "Road to the Big House" (1947) as Danny; "Station West" (1948) as Bartender; he appeared in the 1949 serial "Batman and Robin" as a Henchman; "The Fighting O'Flynn" (1949) as Jack; "Winchester 73" (1950) as Roan Daley; "The Breaking Point" (1950) as Gotch; "The Fuller Brush Girl" (1950) as a Cop; "The Iroquois Trail" (1950) as Sam Girty; "Love That Brute" (1950) as Gangster; "The Texas Rangers" (1951) as Butch Cassidy; "Tales of Robin Hood" (1951) as Wilfred; "The Lemon Drop Kid" (1951) as Muscleman; "Strangers on a Train" (1951) uncredited, as Hammond; "The Pride of St. Louis" (1952) as Benny; "High Noon" (1952) with Gary Cooper, uncredited as Trumbull; "Rancho Notorious" (1952) as Whitey; "Warpaint" (1953) as Carnofsky; "Ambush at Tomahawk Gap" (1953) as Burt the Bartender; "Julius Caesar" (1953) with Marlon Brando, as Carpenter, citizen of Rome; "The Last Time I Saw Paris" (1954) as Campbell; "Seven Cities of Gold" (1955) as Juan Coronel; "New York Confidential" (1955) as Shorty; "Dakota Incident" (1956) as Rick Largo; "Sabu and the Magic Ring" (1957) as Kimal, the Stablemaster; "Cleopatra" (1963) with Burton and Taylor, as Achillas; "The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao" (1964) as Lucas; "The Sons of Katie Elder" (1965) as Undertaker Henry Hyselman; "Nevada Smith" (1966) as Uncle Ben McCanles; "Journey to Shiloh" (1968) as Gen. Braxton Bragg; "True Grit" (1969) as Sheriff; "Patton" (1970) as Gen. Lucian K. Truscott; "Big Jake" (1971) with John Wayne, as Buck Duggan; "One Little Indian" (1973) as Sgt. Waller; "Fighting Mad" (1976) as Jeff Hunter and "Off the Mark" (1986) his last film. He was a very familiar face on television appearing as a regular on: "Big Town" (1954-55) as Lt. Tom Greggory; "Lockup" (1959-61) as Lt. Jim Weston and "The Partners" (1971-72) as Capt. Andrews. He also appeared in made for TV movies including: "Panache" (1976) and "Heart of Steel" (1983) his last work. Besides his appearances on Superman he guested on other TV series including: "Annie Oakley"; "Wagon Train"; "Gunsmoke"; "The Fugitive"; "Hogan's Heroes" and "Kolchak: The Night Stalker." He died of cancer on August 16, 1994 in Banning, California at age 73.

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    My Son Kenneth Craig took care of Mr. Doucette in his last days before he passed away, and Ken asked me if I had ever heard of him (Mr. Doucete) and I said yes I have, as I have seen him in many movies with John Wayne etal. My son told Mr. Doucette that his dad knew who he was, and it really perked him up. Mr. Doucette than autographed two 8x10 photographs one to Me and one to my son, and I believe these to be the last two pictures he ever autographed before he passed away. I will always treasure the picture he signed for me, as well my son will also. Thank you Mr. Doucette for all the great movies you were in, you will always be remembered by memoreless
  • John was a wonderful man and so sweet to children! I know he was to me. I remember he had five girls and three boys. I am proud to be related to him.My dad came from Haverhill,MAmoreless

    John Doucette is my father\'s first cousin. William Hector Vadeboncoeur the second is my dad. When I was in second Grade we moved to California and John came over to pick my family up in his station wagon. At that time he was living in the house that use to be Marylynn Monroes, that he had bought. I remember one of his daughters gave me a Tammy doll. I am 47 now and would love more information about him.I live in N.H now and my dad is still alive and lost contact with his family since we moved.moreless