John Zaremba

John Zaremba (October 22, 1908 – December 15, 1986) was an American actor most noted for supporting roles on science fiction films and television series.

John Zaremba
John Zaremba in The Time Tunnel 1967.jpg
John Zaremba in The Time Tunnel 1967
Born(1908-10-22)October 22, 1908
DiedDecember 15, 1986(1986-12-15) (aged 78)
Years active1950–1986
Spouse(s)Eleanor Zaremba

He was born in Chicago. Before his acting career, he was a journalist for the Grand Rapids Press and Chicago Tribune newspapers until 1949, when he moved to Hollywood. He died in Newport Beach, California.

In 1962 Zaremba appeared as Stone on the TV western The Virginian in the episode titled "It tolls for Thee." On Alfred Hitchcock Presents, he played the Coroner in the 1963 episode "The Dark Pool" and the judge in the 1963 episode "Starring the Defense", and was on 2 other episodes. Zaremba's regular roles in TV series included Dr. Harold Jansen in Ben Casey (1961–1966),[1] Dr. Raymond Swain in The Time Tunnel (1966–1967),[1]:1086–1087, and a judge in Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law (1971-1974),[1]:804.

Zaremba was also the commercial spokesperson for Hills Brothers Coffee in the 1970s and early 1980s, playing a fictional coffee bean buyer, traveling the world in search of the best quality coffee beans.[2]


Zaremba appeared in 139 films and television shows.




  1. ^ a b c Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 88. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  2. ^ "John Zaremba Starred in Hill Bros. Ads : Actor Known for TV Coffee Spots Dies". Los Angeles Times. 1986-12-20. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2018-10-17.

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