John Ireland

Born in Canada, John Ireland was raised in New York. Performing as a swimmer in a water carnival, he moved into the legitimate theater, often appearing in minor roles in Broadway plays. Ireland was often featured as a heavy in films. During the early 1950s, Ireland often starred as the emoting, brooding hero, almost exclusively in "B" pictures. From the mid-'50s on. he appeared mainly in Italian "quickie" features and showed up occasionally in supporting roles in major pictures. In his later years, he owned and operated a tiny restaurant, Ireland's, in Santa Barbara, California.

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Cast Credits

Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Guest starring as Sheriff Hainer
Cassie & Co. (1982)
Starring as Lyman 'Shack' Shackelford (13 episodes)
Seeing Things (1981)
Guest starring as Vic Bayers (2 episodes)
Magnum, P.I. (1980)
Guest starring as Wyndom Jackson
Switch (1975)
Guest starring as Verre Deamer
Planet of the Apes (1974)
Guest starring as Brun
Branded (1965)
Guest starring as Ted Evers
Guest starring as Renger
Rawhide (1959)
Starring as Jed Colby (8 episodes)
Guest starring as Frank Trask
Guest starring as Dr. Joseph Merritt