• John Saxon is an American actor and martial artist, known for projects such as "A Nightmare on Elm Street", "Enter the Dragon" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors".
• His net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million.
• John has been married three times and has one son, Antonio.
• He has had almost 200 acting gigs, and has received a Golden Globe award and numerous other nominations.
• John is not active on any social media platform.

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Short Info

Net Worth$1.5 million
Date Of BirthAugust 5, 1935
DiedOctober 17, 1996, Norman, Oklahoma, United States
SpouseGloria Martel, Mary Ann Saxon
FactHas starred in four films which feature the word "Blood": Blood Beast from Outer Space (1965), Queen of Blood (1966), Blood Beach (1980) and Blood Salvage (1990).

What happened to actor John Saxon? His Bio and Death Rumors and Real Name

Born Carmine Orrico on 5 August 1935, in Brooklyn, New York City, USA, which means that his nationality is American, his zodiac sign is Leo and he is 83 years old, as John Saxon he is widely known as the actor who worked on projects such as “A Nightmare on Elm Street”, “Enter the Dragon” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors”. In addition, John is known as a martial artist. There were certain rumors regarding John’s death, however the rumors luckily turned out to be fake.

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Net Worth

So just how rich is John Saxon as of mid-2018? According to authoritative sources, this actor has a net worth of $1.5 million, accumulated from his career in the previously mentioned field. He hasn’t disclosed any information regarding assets such as houses and cars, but working hard for more than six decades has allowed him to be stable financially and take care of his family.

Early Life, Ethnicity and Height

When it comes to John’s ethnicity, he was born into a family of Italian and American descent; his ethnicity is Caucasian, he is 5ft 10ins tall (179 cm), and had dark hair back in the day. Speaking about John’s education, he was a student of New Utrecht High School and having matriculated in 1953, he studied acting coached by Stella Adler. As of 1954, he signed his first deal with Universal Studios and reportedly earned $150 a week.

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Kids and Wives

John tries to keep his private life behind closed doors, and isn’t keen on sharing too much with the media. When it comes to his relationship status and dating history, the actor has been married three times. He married his first wife, Mary Ann Saxon in 1967 and they remained married for another 13 years. After that, John married Elizabeth Saxon in 1987, but their relationship fell through as well and they divorced five years later. In 2008, he finally married Gloria Martel Saxon, his fellow actress, best known for working on projects such as “Bring Me the Head of Lance Henriksen”. The actor has one child, a son named Antonio Saxon, born in his marriage to Mary Ann – Antonio worked briefly as an actor in 1994, portraying Jim in “Killing Obsession”.

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John made his acting debut with a small role in “It Should Happen to You” in 1954, and followed by working on projects such as “A Star Is Born” and “Running Wild” in the upcoming period. Continuing to work at a rapid pace, the actor landed the role of David Parkson in “The Reluctant Debutante”, a comedy romance movie opposite actors such as Rex Harrison, Kay Kendall and Sandra Dee. As of the early ‘60s, the actor, who was established in the business at that time, worked on prominent projects such as “Evil Eye” and “The Cardinal”, with the latter being nominated for six Oscars.

Late 60s and Further Career

As of 1967, Saxon played one of the main characters in “Winchester 73”, the western movie and the remake of James Stewart’s movie of the same title. In 1973 John appeared in “Enter the Dragon”, opposite Bruce Lee and Jim Kelly in the critically acclaimed movie which follows the story of a martial artist who begins working as a spy. In 1984, the actor played Lt. Thompson in the acclaimed horror movie “A Nightmare On Elm Street”, which is still considered to be one of the best and most successful horror movies in cinematic history. Three years later, John played the same role in the sequel “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors”. As of 1994, he made an appearance in “New Nightmare”, which follows the story of the evil force that was released when the movie was made, and how it used the movies to enter the real world.

Latest Projects

When it comes to Saxon’s latest projects, he appeared as Chiledu in “Genghis Khan: The Story of a Lifetime” in 2010, and in 2015 portrayed George Dentro in “The Dentros”. Having finished with that, he joined the cast of “The Extra”, and he is currently working on “After the Thunderstorm”. Overall, the actor has had almost 200 acting gigs, which has allowed him to make a name for himself in the business. As the result of his hard work, John has been rewarded with a Golden Globe award, and has been nominated for numerous other awards.

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TV Appearances

Being a prominent actor, John naturally appears in TV shows too – in 1961 he appeared in “Here’s Hollywood”, and three years later the audience was able to see him in “Stella Adler and the Actor”. As of 1968, John worked on “Western, Italian Style”, a short documentary movie about the Spaghetti Western genre. In 2005, he was a guest star in “Larry King Live”, the news talk-show hosted by Larry King. Overall, Saxon has made more than 40 appearances of this kind.

Social Media

Unfortunately, the actor isn’t active on any social media, which makes it harder for his fans to communicate with him. However, there are still plenty of fan pages dedicated to him, and many people often tweet about him and his acting skills. One person jokingly tweeted “Sometimes I forget that Italian Schlock staple John Saxon (you know him as Nancy’s Dad in the Nightmare on Elm St movies) was weirdly a teen idol in the 1950s”.

General Info

Full NameJohn Saxon
Net Worth$1.5 million
Date Of BirthAugust 5, 1935
DiedOctober 17, 1996, Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Height1.79 m
EducationUnited States Military Academy


SpouseGloria Martel, Mary Ann Saxon
ChildrenAntonio Saxon
ParentsAnna Protettore, Antonio Orrico


AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actor
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
MoviesEnter the Dragon, A Nightmare on Elm Street, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Black Christmas, Joe Kidd, The Appaloosa, Wes Craven's New Nightmare, The Reluctant Debutante, Queen of Blood, Battle Beyond the Stars, War Hunt, The Unforgiven, Tenebrae, Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation, The Evil E...
TV ShowsLucky Luke, The Bold Ones: The New Doctors

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1Acting mentor and friend of Heather Langenkamp.
2Has starred in four films which feature the word "Blood": Blood Beast from Outer Space (1965), Queen of Blood (1966), Blood Beach (1980) and Blood Salvage (1990).
3Has starred in two films about Genghis Khan: Gengis Khan (1992) and Genghis Khan: The Story of a Lifetime (2010).
4Attended the Williamsburg Film Festival in Williamsburg, Virginia. [March 2012]
5Attended and graduated from New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn, New York in 1953.
6Is Italian-American. The son of immigrants from Calabria, Italy.
7Is fluent in Italian (His ancestors left Italy for the United States and he has worked on and off in that part of Europe since the early 1960s).
8Has one son with his former wife Mary Ann Saxon: Antonio Saxon.
9Has a black belt in karate.
10Was discovered by Henry Willson who saw him in a posed shot on the cover of True Romances magazine.
11Was a celebrity player (along with Betty White) on the final week of the cult-classic game show Whew! (1979) (when the show was known as "Celebrity Whew!").




After the Thunderstorm2017pre-productionFrank
Bring Me the Head of Lance Henriksenpost-productionJohn
The Extra2017Victor Vallient
The Dentros2015ShortGeorge Dentro
Genghis Khan: The Story of a Lifetime2010Chiledu
The Mercy Man2009Father McMurray
War Wolves2009TV MovieTony Ford
Old Dogs2009/IIPaul
God's Ears2008Lee Robinson
Masters of Horror2006TV SeriesJeb 'Pa' Jameson
Trapped Ashes2006Leo (story segments "Stanley's Girlfriend")
The Craving Heart2006Richard Tom
Stanley's Girlfriend2006ShortLeo
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2005TV SeriesWalter Gordon
Pitcher and the Pin-Up2003Michael Curtis
Outta Time2002James Darabont
Night Class2001Murphy
Living in Fear2001TV MovieRev. Leo Hausman
Final Payback2001Police Chief George Moreno
Criminal Minds1998Antonio DiPaolo Jr.
Joseph's Gift1998Jacob Keller
The Party Crashers1998Mr. Foster
California1997TV SeriesOn rafael guevara
Lancelot: Guardian of Time1997Wolvencroft
The Killers Within1997Detective Lewis
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues1996TV SeriesStraker
From Dusk Till Dawn1996FBI Agent Stanley Chase
Nonstop Pyramid Action1995ShortMr. Apple
Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story1995TV MovieRichard Brooks
Melrose Place1994-1995TV SeriesHenry Waxman
Frame-Up II: The Cover-Up1994Charles Searage
New Nightmare1994John Saxon
Killing Obsession1994Dr. Sachs
Beverly Hills Cop III1994Orrin Sanderson
Jonathan degli orsi1994Fred Goodwin
Murder, She Wrote1984-1994TV SeriesBernardo Bonelli / Marco Gambini / Jerry Lydecker
No Escape No Return1993James Mitchell
The Baby Doll Murders1993John Maglia
Hellmaster1992Professor Jones
Animal Instincts1992VideoOtto Van Horne
Maximum Force1992Captain Fuller
Lucky Luke1992TV SeriesThe Man in Black
In the Heat of the Night1991TV SeriesDalton Sykes
Blackmail1991TV MovieGene
Payoff1991TV MovieRafael Concion
The Arrival1991Agent Mills
Matlock1991TV SeriesJohn Franklin
Monsters1991TV SeriesBenjamin O'Connell
Blood Salvage1990Clifford Evans
Crossing the Line1990Jack Kagan
The Final Alliance1990Ghost
Aftershock1990Oliver Quinn
Nightmare Beach1989Strycher
The Ray Bradbury Theater1989TV SeriesDudley Stone
Criminal Act1989Herb Tamplin
My Mom's a Werewolf1989Harry Thropen
The Last Samurai1988
Falcon Crest1982-1988TV SeriesTony Cumson
Death House1987Colonel Gordon Burgess
House Made of Dawn1987Tosamah
Hotel1987TV SeriesJack Curtis
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1987TV SeriesGarth December
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors1987Thompson
Hands of Steel1986Francis Turner
Glitter1985TV SeriesThe author
Fever Pitch1985Sports editor
Brothers-in-Law1985TV MovieRoyal Cane
Half Nelson1985TV Series
The A-Team1983-1985TV SeriesKalem / Martin James
American Playhouse1984TV SeriesEpps
Dynasty1982-1984TV SeriesRashid Ahmed
Finder of Lost Loves1984TV SeriesCommander Zach Donahue
A Nightmare on Elm Street1984Lt. Donald Thompson
Fantasy Island1978-1984TV SeriesMichael Anderson / Cyrano de Bergerac / Monsieur Berandt Sabatier / ...
Masquerade1984TV Series
Magnum, P.I.1984TV SeriesEd Russler
Scarecrow and Mrs. King1983TV SeriesDirk Fredericks
The Big Score1983Davis
Hardcastle and McCormick1983TV SeriesMartin Cody
Prisoners of the Lost Universe1983Kleel
Savage in the Orient1983TV MovieNick Costa
Desire1982/IJoe Hale
The Scorpion with Two Tails1982Arthur Barnard
Rooster1982TV MovieJerome Brademan
Una di troppo1982Sergio Puccini the notary
Wrong Is Right1982Homer Hubbard
Golden Gate1981TV MovieMonty Sager
Vega$1980TV SeriesMichael Jennings
Running Scared1980Captain Munoz
Blood Beach1980Captain Pearson
Battle Beyond the Stars1980Sador
Cannibal Apocalypse1980Norman Hopper
Beyond Evil1980Larry Andrews
The Electric Horseman1979Hunt Sears
The Glove1979Sam Kellog
Fast Company1979Phil Adamson
Hawaii Five-O1979TV SeriesHarry Clive
Shalimar1978Col. Columbus
Greatest Heroes of the Bible1978TV SeriesAdonijah
The Immigrants1978TV MovieAlan Brocker
The Bees1978John Norman
Tre soldi e la donna di classe1977
Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue1977TV Mini-SeriesHarry Vito
Moonshine County Express1977J.B. Johnson
Quincy M.E.1977TV SeriesPublisher Charles Desskasa
Westside Medical1977TV SeriesBob Farrow
The Fantastic Journey1977TV SeriesConsul Tarant
Most Wanted1977TV Series
Il cinico, l'infame, il violento1977DiMaggio
La legge violenta della squadra anticrimine1976Commissario Jacovella
Raid on Entebbe1976TV MovieGen. Benny Peled
Once an Eagle1976TV Mini-SeriesCapt. Townshend
Italia a mano armata1976Albertelli
Wonder Woman1976TV SeriesCaptain Radl
Starsky and Hutch1976TV SeriesRené Nadasy
Mark Strikes Again1976Altman
The Bionic Woman1976TV SeriesNedlick
The Six Million Dollar Man1974-1976TV SeriesNedlick / Major Frederick Sloan
Violent Naples1976Francesco Capuano
Una Magnum Special per Tony Saitta1976Sgt. Ned Matthews
The Swiss Conspiracy1976Robert Hayes
The Rockford Files1976TV SeriesDave Delaroux
Petrocelli1975TV SeriesRichie Martin
Mitchell1975Walter Deaney
Strange New World1975TV MovieCaptain Anthony Vico
Crossfire1975TV MovieDave Ambrose
Metralleta 'Stein'1975Mariano Beltrán
Gunsmoke1965-1975TV SeriesGristy Calhoun / Pedro Manez / Virgil Stanley / ...
Mary Tyler Moore1974TV SeriesMike Tedesco
Black Christmas1974Lt. Ken Fuller
Planet Earth1974TV MovieDylan Hunt
Can Ellen Be Saved?1974TV MovieJames Hallbeck
Banacek1974TV SeriesHarry Harland
Police Story1973TV SeriesRick Calvelli
Linda1973TV MovieJeff Braden
The Rookies1973TV SeriesFarley
Enter the Dragon1973Roper
Baciamo le mani1973Gaspare Ardizzone
The Streets of San Francisco1973TV SeriesVincent 'Vince' Hagopian Jr.
Snatched1973TV MoviePaul Maxvill
Banyon1972TV SeriesJohnny Clay
Kung Fu1972TV SeriesRaven
Joe Kidd1972Luis Chama
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors1969-1972TV SeriesDr. Theodore Stuart
Night Gallery1972TV SeriesIanto (segment "I'll Never Leave You - Ever")
The Sixth Sense1972TV SeriesDr. Harry Auden
Norman Corwin Presents1972TV Series
Company of Killers1971TV MovieDave Poohler
The Virginian1967-1971TV SeriesSgt. Terence Mulcahy / Ben Oakes / Dell Stetler
Mister Kingstreet's War1971Jim Kingstreet
The Intruders1970TV MovieBilly Pye
Ironside1967-1970TV SeriesEric Saginor / Carter
Death of a Gunfighter1969Lou Trinidad
Bonanza1967-1969TV SeriesChief Jocova / Blas / Steven Friday
Istanbul Express1968TV MovieCheval
The Name of the Game1968TV SeriesPeter Max
I tre che sconvolsero il West (Vado, vedo e sparo)1968Clay Watson
For Singles Only1968Bret Hendley
It Takes a Thief1968TV SeriesDead Man
Garrison's Gorillas1967TV SeriesJanus
Cimarron Strip1967TV SeriesScreamer
Winchester 731967TV MovieDakin McAdam
The Time Tunnel1967TV SeriesMarco Polo
The Doomsday Flight1966TV MovieGeorge Ducette
The Appaloosa1966Chuy
Dr. Kildare1966TV SeriesRichard Ross
Queen of Blood1966Allan Brenner
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1964-1966TV SeriesMario Silvetti / Augie
Blood Beast from Outer Space1965Dr. Jack Costain
The Ravagers1965Capt. Kermit Dowling
Burke's Law1963-1964TV SeriesGil Lynch / Bud Charney
The Cavern1964Pvt. Joe Cramer
Another World1964TV SeriesEdward Gerard #1 (1985-1986)
The Cardinal1963Benny Rampell
Evil Eye1963Dr. Marcello Bassi
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation1962Byron Grant
War Hunt1962Pvt. Raymond Endore
The Dick Powell Theatre1962TV SeriesNick Giller
General Electric Theater1961TV SeriesMartin Glass
Posse from Hell1961Seymour Kern
The Plunderers1960Rondo
Portrait in Black1960Blake Richards
The Unforgiven1960Johnny Portugal
The Big Fisherman1959Prince Voldi
Cry Tough1959Miguel Antonio Enrico Francisco Estrada
The Restless Years1958Will Henderson
The Reluctant Debutante1958David Parkson
This Happy Feeling1958Bill Tremaine
Summer Love1957Jimmy Daley
Rock, Pretty Baby1956Jimmy Daley
The Unguarded Moment1956Leonard Bennett
Running Wild1955Vince Pomeroy
Medic1955TV SeriesDanny Ortega
A Star Is Born1954Movie Premiere Usher (uncredited)
It Should Happen to You1954Boy Watching Argument in Park (uncredited)


Death House1987


The Dish2000thanks: assistance


The 12 Days of 'Black Christmas'2006Video shortHimself
On Screen!2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Larry King Live2005TV SeriesHimself
Edgar G. Ulmer - The Man Off-screen2004DocumentaryHimself
Blood and Steel: Making 'Enter the Dragon'2004Video documentary shortHimself / Roper
From Grasshopper to Caine: The Making of 'Kung Fu'2003Video documentaryHimself
The Tao of Caine: Production and Beyond2003Video documentaryHimself
Art of Darkness: A Night Gallery Retrospective2002TV Short documentaryHimself
'Cannibal Apocalypse' Redux2002Video documentaryHimself
Mario Bava: Maestro of the Macabre2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Welcome to Primetime1999Video documentaryHimself
The Path of the Dragon1998Video documentary shortHimself
Unseen Hollywood1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The Way of the Little Dragon1997Video documentary
Encyclopedia of Martial Arts: Hollywood Celebrities1995Video documentaryHimself
Biography1994TV Series documentaryHimself
The Best of the Martial Arts Films1992DocumentaryHimself / Host
Hour Magazine1987TV SeriesHimself
The 1980 Sci-Fi Awards1980TV SpecialHimself
Whew!1980TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Bowling1974TV SeriesHimself
The Virginia Graham Show1971TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1970TV SeriesGuest Appearance
Allen Ludden's Gallery1969TV SeriesHimself
Western, Italian Style1968TV Short documentaryHimself
Stella Adler and the Actor1964TV Movie documentaryHimself
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHimself
The 32nd Annual Academy Awards1960TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Horror Kung-Fu Theatre2002-2015TV SeriesHimself
Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s2012DocumentaryHimself
Dark Dreamers2011TV SeriesHimself
Fred Heads: The Ultimate Freddy Fans2010Video shortHimself
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy2010Video documentaryHimself - 'L.T. Donald Thompson'
Cinema 32009TV SeriesHimself
How Bruce Lee Changed the World2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
So You Want Michael Madsen?2008DocumentaryHimself
Remembering the Girl with John Saxon2007Video documentary short

Archive Footage

Black Christmas Legacy2015Video shortHimself
Edición Especial Coleccionista2012TV SeriesRoper
I Am Bruce Lee2012TV Movie documentaryHimself (segment of Enter the Dragon)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2007-2011TV Series documentaryLt. Donald Thompson Thompson FBI Agent Stanley Chase
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape2010DocumentaryHimself
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 22006Video documentaryHimself
Ban the Sadist Videos!2005Video documentaryHimself
The Unbeatable Bruce Lee2001Video documentaryHimself
Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey2000Video documentaryHimself (scenes from Enter the Dragon)
Bruce Lee: The Legend Lives On1999TV MovieHimself (scenes Enter the Dragon)
Bruce Lee: In His Own Words1998Video documentary shortHimself
The Speeches of Malcolm X1997Video documentaryHimself - Moves Aside for King, Abernathy
Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do1995DocumentaryHimself (scenes from Enter the Dragon) (uncredited)
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1994TV SeriesOtto Van Horne
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker1991DocumentaryHimself
The Six Million Dollar Man1974TV SeriesThe Robot
Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend1973DocumentaryHimself / Roper [from "Enter the Dragon"] (uncredited)


Won Awards

2008Best Supporting ActorMethod FestGod's Ears (2008)
2006Action on Film AwardAction on Film International Film Festival, USABest Supporting ActorThe Craving Heart (2006)
1967Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsTheatrical Motion PictureThe Appaloosa (1966)
1958Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - MaleThis Happy Feeling (1958)

Nominated Awards

2006Judges Choice AwardFAIF International Film FestivalBest Supporting ActorThe Craving Heart (2006)
1967Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting ActorThe Appaloosa (1966)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia


  1. You posted a picture of a young man with red hair, pimples and distorted features but never showed what he looked like now! A smack of switch and hate along with fake journalism! It’s not the first time this has happened! I scrolled through all of your “ then and nows” and he wasn’t there! You also posted people that are already dead!

  2. Mrs Swarbrick Reply

    John Saxon I have loved him for 61 years I have had some lovely letters from him but can not tell him that I am still here as a loving fan from all those years ago as when I first saw him but have no address to write to him but if by any chance John you are seeing this then I have not moved since you first wrote to me and maybe you could find the time to write thank you.

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