Job Actor
Years active 1946-87
Known for Scientists, period aristocrats, Nazi officers, prison wardens, upper-class crooks, mad professors
Top Roles Caius, Decius Brutus, Dr. Willard Benson, Stacy Grant, Bill Finlay
Top GenresDrama, Crime, Romance, Film Noir, Adventure, Action
Top TopicsWorld War II, Gangsters, Book-Based
Top Collaborators , , ,
Shares birthday with Louise Dresser, Larry Fine, John Alton  see more..

John Hoyt Overview:

Character actor, John Hoyt, was born John McArthur Hoysradt on Oct 5, 1905 in Bronxville, NY. Hoyt died at the age of 86 on Sep 15, 1991 in Santa Cruz, CA .


John Hoyt was a former historian and drama teacher who only became a full-time actor after World War II. He played scientists, period aristocrats, Nazi officers, prison wardens and upper-class crooks, as well as a few mad professors in horror films. He has also done impressions in nightclubs, and was the Warden in the movie "Brute Force".

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



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John Hoyt Quotes:

Bill Finlay: 383 is going to make DDT look like talcum powder.

Sydney Stanton: It's dog eat dog - the law of the jungle!

Chata: You white eyes want us all dead, but when I die, it will not be as a reservation Indian. I will die Apache - killing my enemies.

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John Hoyt Facts
In his early years of performing, he put together a nightclub act doing impressions of famous celebrities. His impersonation of Noel Coward was so good that he was hired for the original Broadway comedy "The Man Who Came to Dinner" in 1939, in which he played Beverley Carlton, a role obviously based on Coward himself.

He was the television spokesman in a series of Midas Muffler commercials in the 1960's.

He had several guest appearances on the 1960s TV comedy show "Hogan's Heroes" (1965). He mostly played a high-ranking German Officer in the show, but never the same role twice.

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