Big John Hamilton (actor)
Big John Hamilton (October 29, 1916 - December 5, 1984) was an American restaurateur and actor known for various small roles in American films, especially western films. He had roles in several John Wayne films.
Hamilton, who was born in Asheville, North Carolina, was 6-ft 4-in tall and owned a steak house in San Antonio where he met Wayne and was offered a small, uncredited role in The Alamo. He continued to have roles in other Wayne films and a few other films and guest appearances on several television series.
|1956||Gunsmoke||Big John||Episode: "Poor Pearl"|
|1957||Blondie||Wildcat||Episode: "Howdy Neighbor"|
|1958||Mackenzie's Raiders||Lane||Episode: "Hostage"|
|1960||The Alamo||Bowie's Man||Uncredited|
|1961||Two Rode Together||Settler||Uncredited|
|1961||The Deadly Companions||Gambler||Uncredited|
|1963||Bonanza||Miner||Episode: "Calamity Over the Comstock"|
|1966||The Rounders||Big John||Episode: "Some Things Are Not for Sale"|
|1974||The Sugarland Express||Big John|
|1974||Ride in a Pink Car||Big John|
|1978||Flying High||Big John||Episode: "South by Southwest"|
|1983||Tough Enough||Big John||(final film role)|
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- "Actor John Hamilton, who appeared with John Wayne in..." UPI. December 5, 1984. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
- "Big John Hamilton". TV Guide. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
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