John Harmon (actor)

John Harmon (June 30, 1905 – August 6, 1985) was an American character actor.

John Harmon
John Harmon as Eddie Halstead in The Rifleman 1959.jpg
John Harmon as Eddie Halstead on TV's
The Rifleman (1959)
Born
John Harmon

June 30, 1905
Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, U.S., United States
DiedAugust 6, 1985 (aged 80)
Years active1935–1985

Harmon was a very prolific bit actor. His career spanned over six decades and almost 300 movie and television roles in a wide variety of genres. Many of his earlier appearances are uncredited. His first major screen credit was in I Was Framed (1942). His movie career highlights were roles in Gallant Bess, The Monster of Piedras Blancas, Live Fast, Die Young and The Street is my Beat. The movie in which he made his last screen appearance, The Naked Monster, was released in 2005, twenty years after his death. Harmon's most notable TV roles were in Bonanza, The Twilight Zone, Perry Mason (as a police fingerprint/ballistics expert), Star Trek (in the episodes "The City on the Edge of Forever" and "A Piece of The Action"), and The Rifleman (as the hotel clerk Eddie Halstead).

In his later years, Harmon became a used books dealer in Los Angeles. He collected first editions of Mark Twain. He suffered a stroke about a year before he died from heart failure.[1]

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