Actor John Carter

John Carter (November 26, 1927 – May 23, 2015) was an American actor known for the films Badlands (1973), Scarface (1983), and The Hoax (2006). He may be best remembered for his recurring role as Police Lieutenant John Biddle on the television series Barnaby Jones (1973-1980). (Before that, he had played a different character, a homicide victim, in an early episode of the series.) He also directed two “Barnaby Jones” episodes.


Born in Center Ridge in Conway County in central Arkansas, Carter was the older brother of actor Conlan Carter of the ABC television series, Combat!. John Carter had his first TV role in that series, playing a major in the fifth-season episode “Nightmare on the Red Ball Run”.

Carter played an historical figure, Stephen F. Austin, in the 1969 episode “Here Stands Bailey” of the syndicated series Death Valley Days.


Year Title Role Notes
1969 The Thousand Plane Raid Middleton
1969 Marooned Flight Surgeon
1970 Monte Walsh Farmer
1971 The Andromeda Strain MP Capt. Morton
1971 The Love Machine Reporter Uncredited
1972 Joe Kidd Judge
1973 The Doll Squad Sen. Stockwell
1973 Badlands Rich Man
1977 Telefon Stroller
1983 Scarface Vic Phillips
1985 My Science Project General
1989 The Runnin’ Kind Richard Curtis
1989 Worth Winning Mr. Cooper
1995 Savage Hearts Bernie
1998 Celebrity Father Gladden
1999 Random Hearts Peyton’s Father
1999 Swimming on the Moon Thomas Hatch
2006 The Hoax Harold McGraw (final film role)

External Links

Actor John Carter – Wikipedia

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