For the American actor of 1887 - 1958, see John Hamilton (actor).

John F. Hamilton (November 7, 1893 – July 11, 1967) was an American-born actor who worked for many years in the theatre but only occasionally on film. He is probably best-remembered as Pops, father of Eva Marie Saint's character, in Elia Kazan's film classic On the Waterfront (1954). He was known as John F. Hamilton to distinguish him from the much more prolific American film actor John Hamilton and from a British actor of youthful roles who worked in England and Europe in the 1930s.

John F. Hamilton
BornNovember 7, 1893
New York City, New York
United States
DiedJuly 11, 1967(1967-07-11) (aged 73)
Paramus, New Jersey
United States
Other namesJohn Frank Hamilton
OccupationFilm actor
Stage actor
Years active1924 - 1961 (film and television)


Year Title Role Notes
1926 Rainbow Riley Halfwit
1927 The Mountain Eagle Edward Pettigrew Hitchcock lost film
1927 The Masked Menace The Half-Wit
1929 The Great Gabbo Neighbour Uncredited
1939 Allegheny Uprising Professor
1940 The Saint's Double Trouble Limpy
1940 Gold Rush Maisie Bert Davis
1942 Men of Texas Dwight Douglass
1943 The Amazing Mrs. Holliday Dr. Kirke
1943 Shantytown Mr. Gorty
1943 Pilot No. 5 Mr. Pritchard Uncredited
1943 Spy Train Senior Conductor Uncredited
1943 Headin' for God's Country Hilary Higgins
1947 Boomerang Man in Barber Shop Uncredited
1949 The Undercover Man Police Desk Sergeant Shannon
1954 On the Waterfront Pops Doyle

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