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John Arthur Carradine (Carradine-David)

Born: 1936 AD
Currently alive, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors


1936 - Born on the 8th of December in Hollywood, California.

1964 - He made his film debut with a bit part in the Western Taggart.

1965 - He appeared on Broadway in The Royal Hunt of the Sun and then was cast in the title role of the short-lived TV Western Shane. After that, he continued with his film career.

1972 - Carradine and Barbara Hershey appeared in Martin Scorsese's Boxcar Bertha.

1975 - He began a long association with producer Roger Corman, appearing as a racecar driver in such films as Paul Bartel's Death Race and Cannonball.

1976 - Appeared in his most distinguished movie role in Hal Ashby's biography of folksinger Woody Guthrie, Bound for Glory.

1977 - He did, however, offer a memorable turn as a Jewish trapeze artist in Ingmar Bergman's The Serpent's Egg in which Liv Ullman was his co-star.

1981 - He made his debut as a screenwriter director producer with the feature film Americana, a low-key drama in which he plays a taciturn Vietnam veteran who heals himself and a troubled Midwestern town by refurbishing an old carousel.

1990 - He reprised his role of Kwai Chang Caine in the cable series Kung Fu: The Legend Continues.

2004 - He reprised the role of charming yet evil criminal boss Bill for Vol. 2, this time with a much-expanded part.

2003-2004 - He has also done a good deal of guest-starring work on the small screen, including appearing on the popular spy drama Alias, where he was once again able to demonstrate his martial arts skills.


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