John Agar Net Worth

John Agar Net Worth is
$6 Million

John Agar Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

John George Agar, Jr. (January 31, 1921 – April 7, 2002) was an American actor. He is best known for starring alongside John Wayne in the films Sands of Iwo Jima, Fort Apache, and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. In his later career he was the star of B movies, such as Tarantula, The Mole People, The Brain from Planet Arous, Revenge of the Creature, Flesh and the Spur, and Hand of Death. He was the first husband of Shirley Temple.

Full NameJohn Agar
Date Of BirthJanuary 31, 1921, Chicago, Illinois, United States
DiedApril 7, 2002, Burbank, California, United States
Place Of BirthChicago, Illinois, USA
Height6' 1" (1.85 m)
ProfessionActor, Music Department
EducationLake Forest Academy
NationalityAmerican, British
SpouseLoretta Barnett Combs (m. 1951–2000), Shirley Temple (m. 1945–1950)
ChildrenLinda Susan Agar, Martin Agar, John G. Agar III
ParentsJohn Agar, Sr., Lillian Agar
NominationsNestlé Smarties Book Prize
MoviesFort Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Revenge of the Creature, Sands of Iwo Jima, The Mole People, Tarantula, The Brain from Planet Arous, Chisum, Big Jake, Attack of the Puppet People, The Undefeated, Journey to the Seventh Planet, Adventure in Baltimore, Star in the Dust, Invisible Invaders, Alon...
Star SignAquarius
1A lot of the pictures I made were not released--they escaped.
2[about working with director Larry Buchanan] Larry, God bless him, is a nice guy but he was really not a director . . . he didn't even know not to "cross the line", which is one of the simplest things there is in directing . . . The first picture I did for Larry was Zontar: The Thing from Venus (1966). Curse of the Swamp Creature (1966) came next; then we did a war film called Hell Raiders (1968). Of course I never thought those things would ever see the light of day--that was the only reason i did 'em!
3[about the many "B" sci-fi films he made in the 1950s] I always had the kind of feeling that when people looked at some of these science-fiction things, we were going to get a big laugh.
4[on working with director Edward L. Cahn] Edward Cahn was Mr. Speed-O; he'd jump up and almost get in the shot before he'd yell, "Cut!".
5[on the "floating brain" from The Brain from Planet Arous (1957)] I thought it was terrible--just awful! They really could have done a heck of a better than that--it looked like a balloon with a face painted on it. And that's probably what it was, too.
6[about director Jack Arnold] I've always had nothing but great respect for Jack Arnold. I did Revenge of the Creature (1955) for him and then the next year we did Tarantula (1955), and we got along very well. So far as I was concerned, he was a very knowledgeable director and he gave his all trying to make 'em the best that he could.
7[about Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957)] I did that picture strictly for the bread. I didn't fluff it--but it wasn't my cup of tea. I just didn't believe it.
8Who wants to shake the hand of the first man to put it to America's sweetheart?
9To me the idea of just working is what's fun, I don't give a doggone what kind of part. Walter Huston said it years ago: "I don't care about billing. If the show is good and I'm good in it, people are going to say, 'Who was that?' And if it's not, I don't want 'em to know I was in it!"
10[in a 1991 interview] Acting is something that I love to do, but it's a part of me that's often dormant. So, when I get an opportunity to go on a film set it's like somebody's pushing a button that has been idle for a long time and right away I'm ready to get going at it. It's fun for me to be able to get back into it because it's a part of my life that I've really enjoyed.
11To me it's much easier to play in something that's real -- a natural situation -- than it is to deal with abstracts and the unknown. It's sort of difficult to make them come to life! I always had the feeling that when people looked at some of these science fiction things we were going to get a big laugh. On a couple of occasions some of the things that were supposed to frighten people really looked rather ludicrous -- funny, rather than scary. I feel it's more natural to deal in something that people understand, rather than something that human beings don't come in contact with.
12I don't resent being identified with B science fiction movies at all. Why should I? Even though they were not considered top of the line, for those people that like sci-fi, I guess they were fun. My whole feeling about working as an actor is, if I give anybody any enjoyment, I'm doing my job, and that's what counts.
1After Universal put Agar into a third horror film, The Mole People (1956), he became disillusioned with the studio, especially since he had to compete with Tony Curtis, Rock Hudson, George Nader and Jeff Chandler for choice leading man roles, and he left the studio.
2Was one of the dozens of Hollywood celebrities who made regular weekend visits to renowned animal trainer and Hollywood animal behaviorist Ralph Helfer's Africa U.S.A. Exotic Animal Ranch in Soledad Canyon, California, to play with the animals and pitch in with the chores.
3Father, with Shirley Temple, of daughter Linda Susan Agar (born on January 30, 1948).
4He has an entry in Jean Tulard's "Dictionnaire du cinéma/Les acteurs" published in Paris in 2007 by RobertLaffont/Bouquins (page 14).
5Interviewed in Tom Weaver's books "Interviews with B Science Fiction and Horror Movie Makers" (McFarland & Co., 1988) and "They Fought in the Creature Features" (McFarland & Co., 1995).
6The claim that he had done a "pink film" in Denmark was a gag. He starred in Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962), which was shot in Denmark, by writer/producer/director Sidney W. Pink.
7His marriage to actress Shirley Temple started his film career in the 1940s.
8In 1972 "Famous Monsters of Filmland" Magazine reported John Agar "Dead"!! Agar lived to autograph several copies of the articles.


The Golden Mistress1954Bill Buchanan
Shield for Murder1954Detective Sgt. Mark Brewster
Schlitz Playhouse1954TV SeriesOtis Tack
The Rocket Man1954Tom Baxter
Fireside Theatre1952-1954TV SeriesJohn Cushing
Bait1954Ray Brighton
Man of Conflict1953Ray Compton
The Loretta Young Show1953TV SeriesLloyd
The Ford Television Theatre1953TV Series
The Unexpected1952TV SeriesAlan Liveright
Hollywood Opening Night1952TV Series
Woman of the North Country1952David Powell
The Magic Carpet1951Abdullah al Husan / Dr. Ramoth / The Scarlet Falcon
Along the Great Divide1951Billy Shear
Breakthrough1950Lt. Joe Mallory
Sands of Iwo Jima1949Pfc. Peter Conway
The Woman on Pier 131949Don Lowry
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon1949Lt. Flint Cohill
Adventure in Baltimore1949Tom Wade
Fort Apache19482nd Lt. Michael Shannon O'Rourke
The Naked Monster2005Dr. Clete Ferguson
The Vampire Hunters Club2001Video shortReggie
The Pandora Directive1996Video GameThomas Malloy
Words from Jerusalem1995TV SeriesPoet - Himself
Body Bags1993TV MovieDr. Lang (segment "Eye")
Invasion of Privacy1992VideoOld Convict
The Perfect Bride1991TV MovieGramps
Fear1990Leonard Scott Levy
Nightbreed1990Decker's Victim
Miracle Mile1988Ivan Peters
Perfect Victims1988Neighbor walking his dog
The Twilight Zone1986TV SeriesPop (segment "A Day in Beaumont")
Highway to Heaven1984TV SeriesMorton Clay
Divided We Fall1982Yankee Officer
Mr. No Legs1979Police Capt. Hathaway
Charlie's Angels1976TV SeriesCol. Blaylock
King Kong1976City Official
Police Story1976TV SeriesHammack
Chase1974TV Series
How's Your Love Life?1971Police Lt. Rafferty
Big Jake1971Bert Ryan
Chisum1970Amos Patton
The Undefeated1969Christian
Hell Raiders1968TV MovieMaj. Ronald Paxton
The Virginian1964-1968TV SeriesJoe Williams / Tom Anders
The Name of the Game1968TV SeriesBert Walker
Hondo1967TV SeriesFrank James
Night Fright1967Sheriff Clint Crawford
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre1967Dion O'Bannion
Family Affair1967TV SeriesGabe
Curse of the Swamp Creature1966TV MovieBarry Rogers
Zontar: The Thing from Venus1966TV MovieDr. Curt Taylor
Waco1966George Gates
Women of the Prehistoric Planet1966Dr. Farrell
Johnny Reno1966Ed Tomkins
Combat!1966TV SeriesCapt. Thorpe
Branded1965TV SeriesThe Sheriff
Young Fury1964Dawson
Stage to Thunder Rock1964Dan Carrouthers
Law of the Lawless1964Pete Stone
Of Love and Desire1963Gus Cole
The Young and the Brave1963Intelligence Captain
Death Valley Days1963TV SeriesDr. Edwards
Lawman1962TV SeriesJim Martin
Journey to the Seventh Planet1962Capt. Don Graham
Hand of Death1962Alex Marsh
Fall Girl1961Joe McElroy
Bat Masterson1961TV SeriesSam Phelps
The Best of the Post1961TV SeriesLt. Larry Bronsford
Ripcord1961TV SeriesWarrant Officer Frank Pierson
Rawhide1959-1960TV SeriesMike Anderson / Lon Grant
Whirlybirds1960TV SeriesDanny Flynn
Destination Space1959TV MovieCol. Matthews
Invisible Invaders1959Maj. Bruce Jay
Perry Mason1959TV SeriesKenneth Baxter
Frontier Gun1958Sheriff Jim Crayle
Flight1958TV Series
The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna1958TV SeriesLt Arnold Van Dyke
Attack of the Puppet People1958Bob Westley
Jet Attack1958Capt. Tom Arnett
The Day of the Trumpet1958Sgt. Judd Norcutt
Ride a Violent Mile1957Jeff Donner
General Electric Theater1954-1957TV SeriesMarvin Potter
The Brain from Planet Arous1957Steve March
Daughter of Dr. Jekyll1957George Hastings
Joe Butterfly1957Sgt. Dick Mason
The Mole People1956Dr. Roger Bentley
Flesh and the Spur1956Luke Random / Matt Random
Star in the Dust1956Sheriff Bill Jorden
Hold Back Tomorrow1955Joe Cardos
The Lonesome Trail1955Johnny Rush
Tarantula1955Dr. Matt Hastings
Climax!1955TV SeriesLarry Dorrant
Revenge of the Creature1955Professor Clete Ferguson

Music Department

Fall Girl1961vocalist: theme song


Can't Stop the Rock2007Video special thanks


The Fearmakers Collection2007Video documentaryHimself
100 Years of Horror: The Double Demons1996Video documentaryHimself
100 Years of Horror: The Walking Dead1996Video documentaryHimself
100 Years of Horror1996TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor / Himself - Star, 'Invisible Invaders' / Himself - Star - 'The Mole People' / ...
The Making of 'Sands of Iwo Jima'1993Video documentary shortHimself
The Famous Monsters 1993 World Convention Souvenir Video1993Video documentary
Amazing Worlds of Science Fiction and Fantasy1991VideoHimself
Saturn Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Life Career Award Recipient
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The 75th Annual Academy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself (Memorial Tribute)
The 74th Annual Academy Awards2002TV SpecialHimself (Memorial Tribute)
Film Breaks1999TV Series documentarySteve March
Frank Capra's American Dream1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hooray for Horrorwood1991Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Moonlighting1988TV SeriesHimself
Horrible Horror1986VideoMajor Bruce Jay, In clips from 'Invisible Invaders'
Coming Soon1982Video documentaryedited from 'Tarantula' (uncredited)
The Man with No Name1977TV Movie documentaryProf. Clete Ferguson
The Victors1963Himself (uncredited)
Project XX1960TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor

Won Awards

1991Golden BootGolden Boot Awards
1981Life Career AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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