John McIntire
John McIntire in 1960s screenshot.
John McIntire
General Information
Birth Name: John Herrick McIntire
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, U.S.
Died: June 27, 1907(1907-06-27) (aged -84)
Deathplace: Pasadena, California, U.S.
Spouse(s): Jeanette Nolan (m. 1935–1991; his death)
Children: Holly McIntire
Tim McIntire
Years active: 1932 – 1989
Appeared on/in
(or involved with):
Dallas (first series)
Appeared as: Sam Culver
Episodes appeared in
/involved with:
"The Outsiders" in Season 2

Veteran character actor John McIntire (born June 27, 1907 – died January 30, 1991) [1] made a guest appearance as Texas politician Sam Culver in the Season 2 episode of the CBS-TV series Dallas titled "The Outsiders".

McIntire replaced Ward Bond in the starring role on Wagon Train as the second trail master, Christopher Hale (a role he played from early 1961 to the series' ending in 1965). Perhaps his final notable roles were that of Mr. Judson in Herbie Rides Again and as Amos Reed in the 1989 Touchstone Pictures film Turner & Hooch starring Tom Hanks.

Marriage and work with wifeEdit

In 1935, McIntire married actress Jeanette Nolan, and the couple had two children together, one of whom was the actor Tim McIntire (1944–1986) who starred in the 1978 film American Hot Wax. McIntire and Nolan both appeared in Psycho. He played a sheriff, while she voiced some of the "mother" lines. In the Wagon Train episode "The Janet Hale Story" McIntire and Nolan played husband and wife Chris and Janet Hale. In The Virginian, they again played husband and wife.

McIntire and Nolan also worked together as voice actors. In a 1969 KCET television reading of Norman Corwin's 1938 radio play The Plot to Overthrow Christmas, He also played the Devil and Nolan played Lucrezia Borgia.McIntire worked more closely with his wife in the 1977 Disney animated film The Rescuers, in which he voiced the cat Rufus and she voiced the muskrat Ellie Ma.

Four years later, the couple worked on another Disney film, The Fox and the Hound, with McIntire as the voice of Mr. Digger, a badger, and Nolan as the voice of Widow Tweed.


John McIntire died on January 30, 1991 from emphysema and lung cancer in Pasadena, California. Aside from Nolan, he was also survived by their daughter, Holly. McIntire and Nolan's son, actor/musician Tim McIntire, predeceased his parents, dying in 1986 from heart problems.[2]


  1. Obituary Variety, February 4, 1991.
  2. "TIM McINTIRE" Retrieved 19 June 2015

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