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Van Johnson (I) (1916–2008)

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KNOWN FOR 
In the Good Old Summertime (1949) | Battleground (1949) | Brigadoon (1954)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win More »
NICKNAMEs  
King of Dinner Theater, The Voiceless Sinatra
BORN 
Aug 25, 1916 (died Dec 12, 2008)
HEIGHT 
6' 1" (1.85m)

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Past Film & Video (80 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (47 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for MGM: When the Lion RoarsMGM: When the Lion Roars (TV Mini-series) Performer ("I'll Go Home with Bonnie Jean") ( 1 episode, 1992 ) , Himself ( 1 episode, 1992 )  Less 1992 1
    • The Lion in Winter (Mar 24, 1992) Himself, Performer ("I'll Go Home with Bonnie Jean") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Murder, She WroteMurder, She Wrote (TV Series) Daniel Hannigan / Elliot Robinson / Daniel O'Brien ( 3 episodes, 1984–1990 )  Less 1984–1990 3
  • Primary photo for Coming of AgeComing of Age (TV Series) Red Pepper ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for Alfred Hitchcock PresentsAlfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) Art Bellasco ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1988 1
  • Primary photo for The President of LoveThe President of Love (TV Movie) P. Lazlo Plum  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for GlitterGlitter (TV Series) Mark Hughes ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1984 1
    • Pilot (Sep 13, 1984) Mark Hughes  Less
  • Primary photo for Tales of the UnexpectedTales of the Unexpected (TV Series) Gerry T. Armstrong ( 1 episode, 1983 )  Less 1983 1
  • Primary photo for Fantasy IslandFantasy Island (TV Series) Charles Woodruff ( 1 episode, 1983 )  Less 1983 1
  • Primary photo for The Forgotten StoryThe Forgotten Story (TV Series) Perry ( 6 episodes, 1983 )  Less 1983 6
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  • Primary photo for The Love BoatThe Love Boat (TV Series) Victor Moncrief / Bert Wilder ( 3 episodes, 1978–1982 )  Less 1978–1982 3
  • Primary photo for One Day at a TimeOne Day at a Time (TV Series) Gus Webster ( 1 episode, 1982 )  Less 1982 1
  • Primary photo for Aloha ParadiseAloha Paradise (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981 1
  • Primary photo for Getting MarriedGetting Married (TV Movie) Phil Lawrence  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Black BeautyBlack Beauty (TV Mini-series) Horace Tompkins  Less 1978– 
  • Primary photo for SuperdomeSuperdome (TV Movie) Chip Green  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Quincy M.E.Quincy M.E. (TV Series) Al Ringerman ( 2 episodes, 1977 )  Less 1977 2
  • Primary photo for Rich Man, Poor Man - Book IIRich Man, Poor Man - Book II (TV Series) Marsh Goodwin ( 2 episodes, 1976 )  Less 1976 2
  • Primary photo for Rich Man, Poor ManRich Man, Poor Man (TV Mini-series) Marsh Goodwin ( 3 episodes, 1976 )  Less 1976 3
  • Primary photo for McMillan & WifeMcMillan & Wife (TV Series) Harry Jerome ( 1 episode, 1974 )  Less 1974 1
  • Primary photo for The Girl on the Late, Late ShowThe Girl on the Late, Late Show (TV Movie) Johnny Leverett  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for McCloudMcCloud (TV Series) Dan Kiley ( 1 episode, 1974 )  Less 1974 1
  • Primary photo for MaudeMaude (TV Series) Henry ( 1 episode, 1972 )  Less 1972 1
  • Primary photo for Man in the MiddleMan in the Middle (TV Movie) Actor  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Wheeler and MurdochWheeler and Murdoch (TV Movie) Buddy Shore  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Call Her MomCall Her Mom (TV Movie) President Chester Hardgrove  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Company of KillersCompany of Killers (TV Movie) Sam Cahill  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Love, American StyleLove, American Style (TV Series) Don (segment 'Love and the House Bachelor') ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971 1
  • Primary photo for The Doris Day ShowThe Doris Day Show (TV Series) Charlie Webb ( 2 episodes, 1970–1971 )  Less 1970–1971 2
  • Primary photo for The VirginianThe Virginian (TV Series) Alonzo Worth ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971 1
  • Primary photo for Nanny and the ProfessorNanny and the Professor (TV Series) Uncle Bob Everett ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971 1
  • Primary photo for The Red Skelton ShowThe Red Skelton Show (TV Series) Harry Haynes / Movie Director ( 2 episodes, 1968–1970 )  Less 1968–1970 2
  • Primary photo for San Francisco International AirportSan Francisco International Airport (TV Series) Lester Scott ( 1 episode, 1970 )  Less 1970 1
  • Primary photo for The Name of the GameThe Name of the Game (TV Series) Jack Newell / Sullivan ( 2 episodes, 1968–1970 )  Less 1968–1970 2
  • Primary photo for The Dean Martin ShowThe Dean Martin Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1968 ) , Performer ("The French Lesson", "Rose of Washington Square", "Ma Blushin' Rosie", "Blue Skies", "Alexander's Ragtime Band", "You'll Never Know") ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968 1
    • Episode #4.6 (Oct 24, 1968) Himself, Performer ("The French Lesson", "Rose of Washington Square", "Ma Blushin' Rosie", "Blue Skies", "Alexander's Ragtime Band", "You'll Never Know") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood PalaceThe Hollywood Palace (TV Series) Performer ("Wilkommen", "Let's Make a Movie") ( 1 episode, 1967 ) , Himself - Host ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1967 1
    • Episode #4.22 (Feb 25, 1967) Himself - Host, Performer ("Wilkommen", "Let's Make a Movie")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Danny Thomas HourThe Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series) Charlie Snow ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1967 1
  • Primary photo for The Doomsday FlightThe Doomsday Flight (TV Movie) Capt. Anderson  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for BatmanBatman (TV Series) The Minstrel ( 2 episodes, 1966 ) , Performer ("Wait 'Til The Jailbreak, Batman") ( 1 episode, 1966 ) , Performer ("The Wandering Minstrel") ( 1 episode, 1966 )  Less 1966 2
    • Barbecued Batman? (Sep 22, 1966) The Minstrel, Performer ("Wait 'Til The Jailbreak, Batman") (uncredited)  Less
    • The Minstrel's Shakedown (Sep 21, 1966) The Minstrel, Performer ("The Wandering Minstrel") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Ben CaseyBen Casey (TV Series) Frank Dawson ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965 1
  • Primary photo for American in ParisAmerican in Paris (TV Movie) James Devlin  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for The DuPont Show with June AllysonThe DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series) Joe Robertson ( 1 episode, 1960 )  Less 1960 1
  • Primary photo for The Ann Sothern ShowThe Ann Sothern Show (TV Series) Terry Tyler ( 1 episode, 1960 )  Less 1960 1
  • Primary photo for General Electric TheaterGeneral Electric Theater (TV Series) Jimmy Devlin ( 1 episode, 1960 )  Less 1960 1
  • Primary photo for Zane Grey TheaterZane Grey Theater (TV Series) Frank Gilette ( 1 episode, 1959 )  Less 1959 1
    • Deadfall (Feb 19, 1959) Frank Gilette  Less
  • Primary photo for The Frank Sinatra ShowThe Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1958 ) , Performer ("Nothing in Common") ( 1 episode, 1958 )  Less 1958 1
    • Van Johnson (Feb 28, 1958) Himself, Performer ("Nothing in Common") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Pied Piper of HamelinThe Pied Piper of Hamelin (TV Movie) Pied Piper / Truson, Performer ("In The Hall of the Mountain King", "How Can I Tell You?", "Feats of the Piper", "Flim Flam Floo", "Fool's Gold", "How Can I Tell You?" (reprise))  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for I Love LucyI Love Lucy (TV Series) Van Johnson ( 1 episode, 1955 )  Less 1955 1
Self (59 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for American MastersAmerican Masters (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2000 )  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1998–1999 )  Less 1998–1999
  • Primary photo for Lucy and Desi: A Home MovieLucy and Desi: A Home Movie (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for MGM: When the Lion RoarsMGM: When the Lion Roars (TV Mini-series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1992 )  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Burt Reynolds' Conversation WithBurt Reynolds' Conversation With (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1991 )  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for The 35th Annual Thalians GalaThe 35th Annual Thalians Gala (TV Movie) Himself - Honoree  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for 7th Annual American Cinema Awards7th Annual American Cinema Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Live with Regis and Kathie LeeLive with Regis and Kathie Lee (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Going Hollywood: The War YearsGoing Hollywood: The War Years Himself - Host  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Happy 100th Birthday, HollywoodHappy 100th Birthday, Hollywood (TV Special) Himself  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for The 39th Annual Tony AwardsThe 39th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Night of 100 Stars IINight of 100 Stars II (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing ArtsThe Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) Himself  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Night of 100 StarsNight of 100 Stars (TV Special) Himself  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The 38th Annual Golden Globe AwardsThe 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Ryan's HopeRyan's Hope (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1980 )  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The Bob Braun ShowThe Bob Braun Show (TV Series) Himself - Actor / Himself ( 2 episodes, 1975 )  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for The Sonny and Cher Comedy HourThe Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1972 )  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Himself - Actor / Himself - Co-Host / Himself / Himself - Guest Host ( 14 episodes, 1968–1972 )  Less 1968–1972
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  • Primary photo for This Is Your LifeThis Is Your Life (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The Dean Martin ShowThe Dean Martin Show (TV Series) Himself ( 4 episodes, 1967–1969 )  Less 1967–1969
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  • Primary photo for Laugh-InLaugh-In (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1968–1969 )  Less 1968–1969
  • Primary photo for The Merv Griffin ShowThe Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1967–1969 )  Less 1967–1969
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood PalaceThe Hollywood Palace (TV Series) Himself - Singer / Himself - Host ( 4 episodes, 1964–1968 )  Less 1964–1968
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  • Primary photo for Here's LucyHere's Lucy (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The Joey Bishop ShowThe Joey Bishop Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for PersonalityPersonality (TV Series) Himself ( 3 episodes, 1968 )  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood SquaresThe Hollywood Squares (TV Series) Himself - Panelist ( 5 episodes, 1968 )  Less 1968
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  • Primary photo for The Danny Thomas HourThe Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The Milton Berle ShowThe Milton Berle Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1966 )  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for The Eamonn Andrews ShowThe Eamonn Andrews Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1966 )  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for The 19th Annual Tony AwardsThe 19th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Himself - Co-Host  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for On Broadway TonightOn Broadway Tonight (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for Toast of the TownToast of the Town (TV Series) Himself - Singer / Singer / Himself ( 5 episodes, 1954–1964 )  Less 1954–1964
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  • Primary photo for The Match GameThe Match Game (TV Series) Himself - Team Captain ( 5 episodes, 1963 )  Less 1963
    • Episode #2.55 (Nov 15, 1963) Himself - Team Captain  Less
    • Episode #2.54 (Nov 14, 1963) Himself - Team Captain  Less
    • Episode #2.53 (Nov 13, 1963) Himself - Team Captain  Less
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  • Primary photo for Hello World!Hello World! (TV Movie) Himself - Host  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for Talent ScoutsTalent Scouts (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1962–1963 )  Less 1962–1963
  • Primary photo for What's My Line?What's My Line? (TV Series) Himself - Mystery Guest / Himself ( 4 episodes, 1953–1963 )  Less 1953–1963
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  • Primary photo for Here's HollywoodHere's Hollywood (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1962 )  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for PasswordPassword (TV Series) Himself - Celebrity Contestant ( 1 episode, 1962 )  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for I've Got a SecretI've Got a Secret (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 2 episodes, 1960–1962 )  Less 1960–1962
  • Primary photo for Tonight Starring Jack PaarTonight Starring Jack Paar (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1962 )  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for What's My LineWhat's My Line (TV Series) Himself - Celebrity Challenger ( 1 episode, 1961 )  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for What About Linda?What About Linda? (TV Special) Himself  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for The Dinah Shore Chevy ShowThe Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) Himself ( 3 episodes, 1958–1959 )  Less 1958–1959
  • Primary photo for The 30th Annual Academy AwardsThe 30th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for Shower of StarsShower of Stars (TV Series) Himself ( 3 episodes, 1957–1958 )  Less 1957–1958
  • Primary photo for The Frank Sinatra ShowThe Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1958 )  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for The Jack Benny ProgramThe Jack Benny Program (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1957 )  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for Club OasisClub Oasis (TV Series) Himself - Host / Himself ( 2 episodes, 1957 )  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for Film FanfareFilm Fanfare (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1956 )  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for Letter to LorettaLetter to Loretta (TV Series) Himself - Guest Host ( 2 episodes, 1955 )  Less 1955
    • Katy (Oct 23, 1955) Himself - Guest Host  Less
    • The Last Spring (Oct 16, 1955) Himself - Guest Host  Less
  • Primary photo for The Name's the SameThe Name's the Same (TV Series) Himself - Contestant / Himself ( 2 episodes, 1954–1955 )  Less 1954–1955
  • Primary photo for The Easter Seal Teleparade of StarsThe Easter Seal Teleparade of Stars (TV Special) Himself - Comedian  Less 1955
  • Primary photo for Screen Snapshots: Hopalong in Hoppy LandScreen Snapshots: Hopalong in Hoppy Land (Short) Himself  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for Cancer Fund Film Notables Attend Glittering BenefitsCancer Fund Film Notables Attend Glittering Benefits (Short) Himself  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for The Actor's Society Benefit GalaThe Actor's Society Benefit Gala (TV Movie) Himself - Performer  Less 1949
  • Primary photo for American CreedAmerican Creed (Short) Himself  Less 1946
Archive Footage (28 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Muchachada nuiMuchachada nui (TV Series) The Pied Piper (segment "Mundo Viejuno. Salvemos la huertica") ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010
    • Episode #4.12 (Apr 7, 2010) The Pied Piper (segment "Mundo Viejuno. Salvemos la huertica") (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Naked ArchaeologistThe Naked Archaeologist (TV Series) Arm Wrestler ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The 61st Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 61st Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - In Memoriam (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The 81st Annual Academy AwardsThe 81st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The Orange British Academy Film AwardsThe Orange British Academy Film Awards (TV Special) Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) Himself - In Memoriam (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for In the Good Old Summertime IntroIn the Good Old Summertime Intro (Video) Andrew Delby Larkin (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Hollywood Legends: Elizabeth Taylor and Shirley TempleHollywood Legends: Elizabeth Taylor and Shirley Temple (Video) Self (archive footage)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Marilyn Monroe: The Final DaysMarilyn Monroe: The Final Days (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Junket WhoreJunket Whore Himself (archive footage)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen'sOff the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Showbiz Goes to WarShowbiz Goes to War (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for America at the MoviesAmerica at the Movies Pfc. Holly (archive footage)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for That's Entertainment!That's Entertainment! Self (archive footage)  Less 1974 $3.2MM $27MM / —
  • Primary photo for Just One More TimeJust One More Time (Short) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for The Dick Cavett ShowThe Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood PalaceThe Hollywood Palace (TV Series) Himself - Host & Singer ( 1 episode, 1970 )  Less 1970
    • Episode #7.17 (Feb 7, 1970) Himself - Host & Singer (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Extraordinary SeamanThe Extraordinary Seaman Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for Mia and RomanMia and Roman (Short) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The Judy Garland ShowThe Judy Garland Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1964 )  Less 1964
    • Episode #1.16 (Jan 19, 1964) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Hollywood Without Make-UpHollywood Without Make-Up Himself (archive footage)  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for Toast of the TownToast of the Town (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1955 )  Less 1955
    • Episode #8.22 (Feb 6, 1955) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for MGM ParadeMGM Parade (TV Series) Ted Lawson / Ted Randall ( 2 episodes, 1955 )  Less 1955
    • Episode #1.12 (Nov 23, 1955) Ted Lawson (archive footage)  Less
    • Episode #1.10 (Nov 16, 1955) Ted Randall (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer StoryThe Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story Self (archive footage)  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for The CinematographerThe Cinematographer (Short) Himself - film clip from 'Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo' (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for Some of the Best: Twenty-Five Years of Motion Picture LeadershipSome of the Best: Twenty-Five Years of Motion Picture Leadership (Short) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1949
  • Primary photo for Twenty Years AfterTwenty Years After (Short) Self (archive footage)  Less 1944

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