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JOHN AGAR BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
John Agar was born on January 31st, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois with the birth name John George Agar, born to parents, Lillian Rogers and John Agar Sr.  He was the oldest of four siblings.  He received his early years education at Harvard School for Boys in Chicago, then Lake Forest Academy in Illinois followed by graduating from Trinity-Pawling Preparatory School in Pawling, New York.  
 
In 1942, his family relocated to Los Angeles, California and instead of attending college, he served as a sergeant with the United States Army as an Air Force Physical trainer during World War II.  In 1945 he married America's Sweetheart, Shirley Temple which brought him in the public's eye and soon he was a working actor being offered a film contract with David O. Selznick, an independent movie producer.  Throughout his six year contract with Selznick, he never actually worked on one of his films, but his services were loaned out periodically.     
 
His film debut was in 1948 with his wife, Shirley Temple in "Fort Apache".  In 1949, after he had one child, he and Temple divorced but he continued to work as an actor. Some of his other more well known roles were in such films as "Sands of Iwo Jima" (1949) starring John Wayne, Adele Mara, Forrest Taylor, James Brown, Richard Webb, Wally Cassell, Arthur Franz, Julie Bishop and Richard Jaeckel, "Fort Apache" (1948) starring alongside John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Ward Bond, Dick Foran, Victor McLaglen, Pedro Armendariz, Irene Rich, Guy Kibbee, George O'Brien, Jack Penneck and Anna Lee, "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" (1949) also starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Joanne Dru, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr., Victor McLaglen, Mildred Natwick and George O'Brien, Tom Tyler, Chief John Big Tree, "Tarantula" (1955) co-starring Leo G. Carroll and Mara Corday, "The Mole People" (1956) with Hugh Beaumont, "The Brain from Planet Arous" (1957) co-starring Joyce Meadows and Robert Fuller, "Flesh and the Spur" (1957), "The Magic Carpet" (1951) with Lucille Ball and "Journey to the Seventh Planet" (1962). 
 
He never really reached the level of stardom that he sought after, and his divorce from Temple did not do his career any justice.  He did appear in a series of films for producer A.C. Lyles including Korean war drama, "The Young and the Brave" (1963) also starring Rory Calhoun, William Bendix, Richard Jaeckel, Richard Arlen and Manuel Padilla, followed by a couple more films with John Wayne.  He then mostly retired from the industry and supported himself working as an insurance salesman.  He did make a comeback with some roles in "Words of Jerusalem" (1995), "The Vampire Hunters Club" (2001) and his last appearance was in 2002 on "The Naked Monster" also starring Kenneth Tobey, Lori Nelson, Les Tremayne and Gloria Talbott to name a few.    

Agar did appear in several television shows in the latter part of his career such as "The Loretta Young Show", "Bat Masterson", "Whirlybirds", "Perry Mason" and G.E. True Theater".
 
His second marriage was in 1951 to Loretta Agar and they had two children together and remained married until she passed away in 2000.  Two years later, Agar passed away from emphysema on April 7th, 2002 in Burbank, California.  His remains were buried at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California. 

 
Filmography

2002 The Naked Monster 
2001 The Vampire Hunters Club
1996 The Pandora Directive
1995 Words from Jerusalem
1993 Body Bags 
1992 Invasion of Privacy 
1991 The Perfect Bride
1990 Fear 
1990 Nightbreed 
1989 Perfect Victims
1988 Miracle Mile
1986 The Twilight Zone
1984 Highway to Heaven
1982 Divided We Fall
1979 Mr. No Legs 
1976 Charlie's Angels
1976 King Kong
1976 Police Story
1974 Chase 
1971 Big Jake 
1971 How's Your Love Life?
1970 Chisum
1969 The Undefeated
1964-1968 The Virginian
1968 The Name of the Game
1968 Hell Raiders
1967 Night Fright
1967 The St. Valentine's Day Massacre 
1967 Family Affair
1966 Waco
1966 Women of the Prehistoric Planet 
1966 Johnny Reno
1966 Combat!
1966 Curse of the Swamp Creature
1966 Zontar: The Thing from Venus
1965 Branded
1965 Young Fury
1964 Stage to Thunder Rock 
1964 Law of the Lawless
1963 Of Love and Desire
1963 The Young and the Brave
1963 Death Valley Days
1963 Cavalry Command
1962 Lawman
1962 Hand of Death
1962 Journey to the Seventh Planet
1961 Bat Masterson
1961 The Best of the Post
1961 Fall Girl
1961 Ripcord
1959-1960 Rawhide 
1960 Raymie
1960 Whirlybirds
1959 Invisible Invaders 
1959 Perry Mason
1959 Destination Space 
1958 Frontier Gun 
1958 The Gale Storm Show
1958 Attack of the Puppet People 
1958 Jet Attack
1958 Flight
1957 Ride a Violent Mile 
1957 G.E. True Theater
1957 The Brain from Planet Arous 
1957 Daughter of Dr. Jekyll 
1957 Joe Butterfly 
1957 Flesh and the Spur 
1956 The Mole People 
1956 Star in the Dust 
1955 Tarantula 
1955 Hold Back Tomorrow
1955 The Lonesome Trail
1955 Climax!
1955 Revenge of the Creature
1954 The Golden Mistress
1954 Shield for Murder
1954 Schlitz Playhouse 
1954 The Rocket Man 
1952-1954 Fireside Theatre
1954 Bait
1953 Man of Conflict
1953 The Loretta Young Show 
1953 The Ford Television Theatre
1952 The Unexpected
1952 Hollywood Opening Night
1952 Woman of the North Country
1951 The Magic Carpet
1951 Along the Great Divide
1950 Breakthrough
1949 Sands of Iwo Jima 
1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 
1949 The Woman on Pier 13
1949 Adventure in Baltimore 
1948 Fort Apache 





Matinee Classics - Sands of Iwo Jima starring John Wayne, John Agar, Forrest Tucker, Wally Cassell, James Brown, Richard Webb, Arthur Franz, James Holden, Peter Coe, Richard Jaeckel, William Murphy, George Tyne, Hal Baylor, Adele Mara and Julie Bishop
Matinee Classics - Fort Apache
Matinee Classics - Fort Apache starring John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, John Agar, Harry Carey Jr. Ben Johnson, Dick Foran, Irene Rich, Guy Kibbee and Andrew MacLaglen
Matinee Classics - The Undefeated starring John Wayne, Rock Hudson, Roman Gabriel, Antonio Aguilar, Lee Meriwether, Melissa Newman, Marian McCargo, Merlin Olsen, Bruce Cabot, Jan-Michael Vincent, Ben Johnson, Edward Faulkner, Harry Carey Jr., Paul Fix, Royal Dano, Richard Mulligan, John Agar and Dub Taylor
Matinee Classics - Chisum
Matinee Classics - Along the Great Divide starring Kirk Douglas, Virginia Mayo, Walter Brennan Morris Ankrum and John Agar
Matinee Classics - Bourbon Street Beat starring Andrew Duggan
Matinee Classics - Corregidor starring Otto Kruger, Elissa Landi, and Donald Woods
Matinee Classics - The Mole People starring John Agar, Cynthia Patrick, Hugh Beaumont, Alan Napier, Nestor Paiva, Phil Chambers, Rodd Redwing and Robin Hughes
Matinee Classics - Attack of the Puppet People starring John Agar, John Hoyt, June Kenney, Michael Mark, Marlene Willis, Ken Miller, Laurie Mitchell, Scott Peters, Susan Gordon and June Jocelyn


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