John Saxon

John Saxon

American, Actor
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John Saxon

John Saxon (born Carmine Orrico; August 5, 1936 – July 25, 2020) was an American actor and martial artist who worked on more than 200 projects during a span of 60 years. Saxon is known for his work in Westerns and horror movies, often playing police officers and detectives.

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Full name at birth
Carmine Orrico
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Claim to fame
Roper in Enter The Dragon (1973)
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Date of birth
5 August 1936
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Place of birth
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
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Date of death
25 July 2020
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Age
83 (age at death)
Place of death
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA
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Cause of death
Pneumonia
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Resting place
Seattle, Washington, USA
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Occupation
Actor, Martial Artist.
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5' 10½" (179 cm)
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Net worth
$1,500,000 USD
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High school
New Utrecht High School, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA (1953)
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American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
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  • Was discovered by an agent who saw him in a posed shot on the cover of "True Romances" magazine.
  • Was a celebrity player (along with Betty White) on the final week of the cult-classic gameshow "Whew!" (1979) (when the show was known as "Celebrity Whew!").
  • Has a black belt in karate.
  • Has one son, Antonio

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