John Saxon

Birth Day August 5th, 1936
Birth Place Brooklyn, New York
Age 87 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Leo

About John Saxon

John Saxon, born Carmine Orrico, was an American actor. Saxon is best known for his work in Western and horror movies. He often portrayed police officers and detectives in his movies. In his 60 years career span, he worked on over 200 projects. Saxon died aged 83 on 25 July 2020.

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Saxon was born on 5 August 1936. His birth name is Carmine Orrico. His birth place is in Brooklyn, New York in the United States. He held an American nationality. He was born to a father, Antonio Orrico, and a mother, Anna Protettore. His parents were Italian who immigrated to America. His zodiac sign is Leo. His religion was Christian. He belonged to white ethnicity and had Italian ancestry. Regarding his educational background, he attended New Utrecht High School. He graduated from high school in 1953. Following his high school graduation, he studied acting with famous acting coach Stella Adler. 

Saxons stood at a height of 1.79 m i.e. 5 feet and 10 inches tall. He had a body weight of 165 lbs i.e. 75 kg. His eye color was dark brown and his hair color turned greyish white with age. His sexual orientation was straight.

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John Saxon Career Timeline

  • John Saxon started his acting career in an uncredited minor role in two films in 1954.
  • He began his career as a contract actor for Universal pictures. He made his film debut with the 1955 film Running Wild. He soon established himself as a teen idol after starring in several movies including Rock, Pretty Baby in 1956, and Portrait in Black in 1961. He reprised his Rock, Pretty Baby role in Summer Love in 1958.
  • His popular movies during the 1960s were The Appaloosa (1966), Death of a Gunfighter (1969).
  • In the 1960s, he appeared in several European movies including Agostino (1962), The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963), The Cavern (1964), and Night Caller from Outer Space (1965) among others. 
  • Saxon then established himself as a character actor and frequently portrayed law enforcement officials in the movies during the 1970s and 1980s.
  • His popular movies during this period were Joe Kidd (1972), Enter the Dragon (1973), Black Christmas (1974), Raid on Entebbe (1977), Tenebrae (1982), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).
  • He appeared in numerous independent films in the 1990s and 2000s.
  • On television, he appeared in numerous television series and television movies, most significantly for his recurring roles in Gunsmoke, Fantasy Island, Dynasty, and Falcon Crest among others.
  • In summary, he worked in over 200 projects in his career.

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John Saxon Awards and nominations

Golden Globe Awards

  • 1958 New Star of the Year – Actor: This Happy Feeling (won)
  • 1967 Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture: The Appaloosa (nominated)

Action On Film International Film Festival 

  • 2006 Best Supporting Actor: The Craving Heart (won)

Beverly Hills Shorts Festival

  • 2009 Best Actor: Old Dogs (won)

FAIF International Film Festival

  • 2006 Judge Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor: The Craving Heart (nominated)

Method Fest Independent Film Festival

  • 2008 Best Supporting Actor: God's Ears (nominated)

New Media Film Festival

  • 2010 Best Feature: God's Ears (won)
  • 2010 Grand Prize Festival Award: God's Ears (won)

Western Heritage Awards

  • 1967 Bronze Wrangler: The Appaloosa (won)

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Who was John Saxon Married to?

John Saxon was married three times. He first married Mary Ann Saxon in 1967. He has a son named Antonio with Mary Ann, which is his only child. The couple divorced in 1979. He then married Elizabeth Saxon in 1987. The couple divorced in 1992. He then married Gloria Martel in 2008. The couple were together until Martel's death in 2020. 

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How Did John Saxon Die?

John Saxon died aged 83 on 25 July 2020 in Murfreesboro, Tennesse. He passed away due to pneumonia shortly before his 84th birthday. His remains were cremated and interred to his family. 

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What is John Saxon's Net Worth?

John Saxon's earned from his acting career in the entertainment industry. He mostly worked on American western projects and worked over 200 movies and tv shows in his career span. He accumulated his fortune from his acting career. His net worth was estimated at $1.5 million. 

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