John McIntire (1907-91), the character actor with a jaw like a ventloquist's dummy, began his long movie career in 1947, often playing police chiefs, judges and sometimes crazy coots. His films include the film noir classic THE ASPHALT JUNGLE (1950); his last film was TURNER & HOOCH (1989). McIntire also played movie villains in westerns, some of them noirs and some considered the best films of the genre, including WINCHESTER '73 (1950) and THE TIN STAR (1957) in which he was not a villain but a country doctor. On TV he appeared in THE NAKED CITY, based on a noir film and played the wagon master on WAGON TRAIN in 1961. He replaced actor Lee J. Cobb (himself a noir star) on THE VIRGINIAN in 1967.

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