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James Lydon ACTOR


James Lydon was born on May 30th, 1923 in Harrington Park, New Jersey with the birth name James L. Lydon.  He was the fifth of nine children raised in a Catholic family in New York City.
As he became a teenager, James decided to focus on a career in acting and began with working as a stage performer appearing on Broadway in 1937 in a number of productions. 
After gaining some years of stage experience he began working in the film industry with such companies as Paramount and RKO.  He is most well remembered for appearing on the "Henry Aldrich" series between 1941 and 1944 portraying, Henry Aldrich. 
When the series came to an end he signed with Republic and other film roles he added to his credits included, "Gasoline Alley" (1951), "Island in the Sky" (1953) starring John Wayne, Lloyd Nolan, James Arness, Andy Devine and Harry Carey Jr., "Rage at Dawn" (1955) starring Randolph Scott, Forrest Tucker, Mala Powers, Denver Pyle, Edgar Buchanan and J. Carrol Naish, "Battle Stations" (1956) starring Richard Boone, John Lund, William Bendix and Keefe Brasselle and "Vigilante Force" (1976) starring Kris Kristofferson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Victoria Principal, Bernadette Peters and Brad Dexter.
His career as an actor was mostly focused on television series appearances such as, "Mr. and Mrs. North, Wagon Train, "M*A*S*H", "77 Sunset Strip", "Bronco", "Twilight Zone", "Lassie", "The Life of Riley", "Sergeant Preston of the Yukon", "The Texan", "Lawman", "Maverick" and "Man With a Camera" among many others.
Along with working as an actor he also gained experience on the other side of the industry as a writer and producer.  He has produced such films as, "An American Dream" (1966), "First to Fight" (1967), "The Cool Ones" (1967), "Countdown" (1967) and the television series, "Roll Out" (1973). 
Most recently he wrote in 1977 for an episode of, "Hawaii Five-O" and his most recent acting appearance was on the television series, "St. Elsewhere" in 1987.  Jimmy Lydon has married twice, first to Patricia Pernetti for a brief time and when this marriage came to an end he wed Betty Lou Nedell in 1952 and they have two daughters together and remain married today.  He resides in Bonita, California and for the most part has focused on his personal life and remained out of the public eye. 

1987   St. Elsewhere 

1986   Misfits of Science
1983-1985  Simon & Simon

1982-1983  The Fall Guy

1982   The Greatest American Hero
1978   Black Sheep Squadron

1978   Lou Grant

1977   Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion 
1976   The Quest

1976   Vigilante Force

1976   The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe 
1974-1976  The Rockford Files

1971-1976  Cannon

1975   Ellery Queen
1968-1974  Gunsmoke

1974   The Six Million Dollar Man

1972-1974  Adam-12
1974   Police Story

1973   Bonnie's Kids

1972   Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1972   Michael O'Hara the Fourth

1972   The Jimmy Stewart Show

1972   O'Hara, U.S. Treasury 
1971   Cade's County

1971   Scandalous John 

1968-1970  The F.B.I. 
1969   Death of a Gunfighter 

1965   Many Happy Returns 

1964   This Is the Life
1959-1962  Wagon Train

1962   Hennesey 

1961   Checkmate
1961   The Last Time I Saw Archie

1961   Whispering Smith

1961   Stagecoach West
1961   The Barbara Stanwyck Show

1961   The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

1959-1961  Wanted Dead or Alive
1961   G.E. True Theater

1958-1961  Bronco

1961   The Untouchables
1961   Twilight Zone

1960   Lassie

1960   Peter Gunn
1960   New Comedy Showcase

1960   The Texan

1960   Hotel de Paree
1960   I Passed for White 

1960   The Hypnotic Eye

1960   Tightrope
1959   M Squad

1959   Man with a Camera

1958-1959  77 Sunset Strip
1958-1959  Colt .45

1957-1959  Trackdown

1959   Maverick
1956-1958  The Gale Storm Show

1958   Lawman 

1958   Tales of the Texas Rangers 
1958   Love That Jill

1957   Casey Jones

1956-1957  Navy Log
1957   The Christophers

1957   Wire Service 

1957   Chain of Evidence 
1956   Sergeant Preston of the Yukon 

1956   Crossroads 

1956   Battle Stations
1956   Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal 

1955   Screen Directors Playhouse

1955   So This Is Hollywood

1955   Rage at Dawn 

1955   The Lineup 
1954   Rocky Jones, Space Ranger 

1954   The Public Defender

1954   The Desperado
1953   Lux Video Theatre 

1953   Island in the Sky 

1953   Racket Squad 
1953   The Ford Television Theatre

1953   Mr. and Mrs. North 

1951   Corky of Gasoline Alley
1951   Oh! Susanna 

1951   Gasoline Alley

1950   The First Hundred Years
1950   The Magnificent Yankee

1950   Hot Rod

1950   September Affair
1950   Destination Big House

1950   The Silver Theatre

1950   Tarnished
1950   When Willie Comes Marching Home

1949   The Life of Riley

1949   Tucson
1949   Bad Boy

1949   Miss Mink of 1949

1949   An Old-Fashioned Girl
1948   Joan of Arc

1948   Out of the Storm

1948   The Time of Your Life 
1947   Good News

1947   Sweet Genevieve 

1947   Cynthia 
1947   Life with Father 

1946   Affairs of Geraldine

1945   Twice Blessed
1945   Strange Illusion

1945   Time to Kill

1944   The Town Went Wild 
1944   When the Lights Go on Again

1944   Henry Aldrich's Little Secret 

 1944   Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid 

1944   My Best Gal 

1944   Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout 
1944   The Shining Future

1943   Caribbean Romance 

1943   Henry Aldrich Haunts a House
1943   Henry Aldrich Swings It

1943   Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour 

1943   Paramount Victory Short No. T2-4: The Aldrich Family Gets in the Scrap
1943   Aerial Gunner 

1942   Star Spangled Rhythm 

1942   Henry Aldrich, Editor 
1942   Paramount Victory Short No. T2-1: A Letter from Bataan

1942   Henry and Dizzy 
1942   The Mad Martindales 

1942   Cadets on Parade

1941   Henry Aldrich for President
1941   Naval Academy

1940   Bowery Boy

1940   Little Men
1940   Tom Brown's School Days

1939   Two Thoroughbreds

1939   Home Early
1939   Back Door to Heaven

1939   The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair  

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