Job Actor
Known for Smooth-talking villains; authoritative parts such as high-ranking executives and military officers
Top Roles Moga, Gen. George A. Custer, Jake the Rake, Undetermined Supporting Role, Lt. Cmdr. Jack Griffin
Top GenresDrama, Romance, Comedy, Crime, Western, Adventure
Top TopicsBook-Based, Pre-Code Cinema, World War II
Top Collaborators (Director), (Director), (Director), (Director)
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John Miljan Overview:

Character actor, John Miljan, was born Jovan Miljanovic on Nov 9, 1892 in Lead City, SD. Miljan died at the age of 67 on Jan 24, 1960 in Hollywood, CA .


John Miljan played some of the slimiest villains that ever graced the screen. Under that curly hair and smooth mustache, Miljan had a wolfish smile that oozed charm over many a poor, unfortunate heroine. He had some memorable exchanges with Mae West in "Belle of the Nineties," and was still being principally nasty as late as 1955 in "Pirates of Tripoli".

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



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John Miljan Quotes:

John 'Kit' McKittrick: [Last Lines] Another sparrow fell.
Inspector 'Toby' Tobin: So long.

Jim Curango: [Listening to the corrupt mayor speaking to a women's club on the radio] Hah! We're a cinch! Don't those old dames fall for color? That guy could bring tears to a glass eye!

Dr. Dolan: [to Mayor Saunders] My humble apologies, John. I underestimated your stupidity allowing a dizzy newspaper blonde to put one over like that.

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John Miljan Facts
He made his talking picture debut in the promotional trailer for The Jazz Singer in 1927 in which he invited the audience to see the upcoming landmark film.

In later years he played imposing, authoritative parts such as high-ranking executives and military officers. He played General Custer in Cecil B. DeMille's The Plainsman (1936).

American actor of Serbian descent.

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