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J. D. Cannon

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Birth nameJohn Donovan Cannon
Birth dateApril 24, 1922
Place of birthSalmon, Idaho, U.S.
Date of deathMay 20, 2005(age 83)
Death placeHudson, New York, U.S.
Years active1960 - 1991
SpouseAlice McCamley (?-2005) (his death)

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John Donovan "J. D." Cannon (April 24, 1922 - May 20, 2005), was an American actor. An alumnus of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he is probably best known for his co-starring role of Chief Clifford in the television series McCloud, with Dennis Weaver from 1970 until 1977, for his role in Cool Hand Luke (1967), and for his role as the witness who cleared Dr. Richard Kimble (David Janssen) in "The Judgment", the series finale of The Fugitive (TV series). Cannon also played General Hampton on Call to Glory (1984).

Cannon served in the army in World War II, and made his first television appearance in 1960. He played a recurring character on the short-run American western program Alias Smith and Jones, playing a lawman named Harry Briscoe working for the Bannerman Detective Agency, and he appeared in many guest roles through his acting career. His last television acting appearance was on Law & Order in 1991.

He wore a toupee in most of his later roles. The exception was an episode of Remington Steele (TV series 1982-86). Here Cannon played a TV news anchor who only wore his toupee while broadcasting.

His wife Alice appeared on Broadway in several productions including Company and Johnny Johnson. She also wrote Great Day In The Morning, which ran between March 28, 1962 - April 7, 1962.

Cannon's known survivors were his wife Alice Cannon, of Hudson, New York, and his brothers Joseph Cannon, of Portland, Oregon and Frank Cannon, of Belton, Texas.

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