Chris Alcaide

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Chris Alcaide
John Thomas Berger

(1923-10-22)October 22, 1923
DiedJune 30, 2004(2004-06-30) (aged 80)
Resting place Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California, U.S.
OccupationFilm and television actor
Peri Alcaide
(m. 1956)

John Thomas Berger (October 22, 1923 June 30, 2004) was an American film and television actor. He mostly appeared on western television shows including, Gunsmoke , Bonanza , Rawhide , Wanted: Dead or Alive , Trackdown , Laramie , Death Valley Days , Tales of Wells Fargo , Maverick , Zane Grey Theatre and The Rifleman .


Early life

Alcaide was born in Youngstown, Ohio. as John Thomas Berger. He was the son of George F. B. Berger and Frances Conroy. He moved to Hollywood in 1942 and worked as a bouncer at the Hollywood Palladium. [2]

Alcaide served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 during World War II. After the war, he returned to the Hollywood Palladium and joined the Ben Bard Players, in 1948. [3]


In 1952, Alcaide sustained a serious chest injury in a car accident and this permanently slowed his performance.[ citation needed ] In 1958, he was the original choice of star as the lead role in Black Saddle, but studio executives thought he was too associated with badman roles and chose Peter Breck for the lead role. [4] [5] During filming pilot, Alcaide injured his back in a fall and again caused permanent damage. [6]

From 1972 to 1985, Alcaide ran a photography studio named "Peri's Pictures" in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Peri. [7] It was relocated to Palm Springs, in 1980.[ citation needed ]


Alcaide died of cancer on June 30, 2004 at Palm Springs, California, at the age of 80. [8] [9]



1950 The Glass Menagerie Eddieuncredited
1952 Smoky Canyon Lars - Henchmanuncredited
1952 Laramie Mountains Jeff - Henchmanuncredited
1952 Cripple Creek Jeffuncredited
1952 Junction City Jarvis
1952 The Kid from Broken Gun Matt Fallonuncredited
1953 Man in the Dark Pursuing Detectiveuncredited
1953 The 49th Man Agent Manninguncredited
1953 Mission Over Korea Army Airplane Check Officeruncredited
1953 The Big Heat George Rose
1953 Bad for Each Other Pete Olzoneski
1954 It Should Happen to You Air Force Man at Ceremonyuncredited
1954 Overland Pacific Jason
1954 Prince Valiant Knightuncredited
1954 Massacre Canyon Running Horse
1954 The Miami Story Robert Bishop
1954 The Outlaw Stallion Truxtonuncredited
1954 The Black Dakotas Burkeuncredited
1955 Jupiter's Darling Cpl. Balloluncredited
1955 Chicago Syndicate Nate - a Thug
1955 The Private War of Major Benson Truck Driveruncredited
1955 Apache Ambush Lt. Shaffinuncredited
1955 Duel on the Mississippi Anton
1955 Illegal Cop at Property Deskuncredited
1955 I Died a Thousand Times Sheriff's Deputyuncredited
1956 The Benny Goodman Story Boatmanuncredited
1956 The Houston Story Chris Barker
1956 Backlash Dick Lawrenceuncredited
1956 Outside the Law Military Policemanuncredited
1956 The Rawhide Years Henchmanuncredited
1956 Gunslinger Deputy Joshua Tate
1956 Miami Exposé Morrie Pell
1957 Rock All Night Angie
1957 Monkey on My Back Benjy - Drug Pusheruncredited
1957 Carnival Rock Slug
1958The Power of the ResurrectionOfficer
1958 Day of the Badman Monte Hayes
1958 Joy Ride Stewart
1959 Vice Raid Eddie
1962 Kid Galahad Danzig Hooduncredited
1966 The Oscar Ledbetter
1982 Hammett Man in Boardroom
1987 Assassination Chief Justice


1953 I Led 3 Lives Norton1 episode
1953-1957 The Ford Television Theatre George Timpkin/Luke/Johnny Parthos4 episodes
1953-1954 The Adventures of Kit Carson 4 episodes
1954 Annie Oakley Paul Dodson/Henchman Vic/Duke Jaegar3 episodes
1954 Cavalcade of America 1 episode
1954 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Indian1 episode
1955-1961 Gunsmoke Barnes/Clem Maddow/Cowboy/Ned Curry/Mike5 episodes
1955 Buffalo Bill, Jr. Henchman1 episode
1955 Celebrity Playhouse 1 episode
1955-1957 Tales of the Texas Rangers Clint Hollister/Slade/Ben Thomas3 episodes
1955 The Adventures of Champion Rustler/Keller2 episodes
1955 Damon Runyon Theater Ziggy Malone2 episodes
1956-1958 Zane Grey Theater Morgan - Gunman at Bar/Nate Evers/Vic Gruner/Henry C. 'Clay' Chulhane/Deputy Jason Merrick/Marshal Bly Newsome6 episodes
1956 Matinee Theatre Norris1 episode
1956-1962 Cheyenne Deputy Hack/Gary Thomas2 episodes
1956-1958 Broken Arrow Brown Eagle/Johnny Brett2 episodes
1957 Sugarfoot Clay Horton1 episode
1957 Colt .45 Grimes1 episode
1957 Maverick Tony Cadiz1 episode
1957-1958 Trackdown Elijah Collins/Cass Desmond2 episodes
1957The Silent ServiceShore Patrol Lieut./Stick2 episodes
1957-1958 The Californians Larson/John Gordon2 episodes
1957 Casey Jones Dan Durgin1 episode
1958 The Sheriff of Cochise Earl Parker1 episode
1958 The Magical World of Disney Henchman/Outlaw #32 episodes
1958-1960 Richard Diamond, Private Detective First Thug/Robert Knight2 episodes
1958 The Court of Last Resort Enright2 episodes
1958 Official Detective Al1 episode
1958 State Trooper Joe Forrest/Bart2 episodes
1958-1960 The Texan Townsman/Wade Clinton/Tubbs/Deputy Luke Smith4 episodes
1958-1960 Tales of Wells Fargo Nate Holley/Notch Duggin/Win Partridge3 episodes
1958 Panic! Joe1 episode
1958-1959 Man Without a Gun Johnny Kansas2 episodes
1958 U.S. Marshal Val/Marko Corbin2 episodes
1959-1965 Death Valley Days Ben Higgins/Hugo Adley/Charlie Winslow/Murdock/Jules Reni/Hackett6 episodes
1959 Frontier Doctor Ed Slater1 episode
1959-1963 Have Gun - Will Travel Morgan - Mine Manager/Bill Whitney/Big Fontana/Brock March4 episodes
1959-1962 Perry Mason Jerry Morrow/Gus Wiler2 episodes
1959 Bronco Brutus Traxel1 episode
1959-1963 Rawhide Gates/Pagan/Craddock/O'Toole4 episodes
1959 Border Patrol Douglas1 episode
1959-1961 Lawman Ben Moray/Lou Quade2 episodes
1959 Black Saddle Bill Logan1 episode
1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive Bull Sherman/Cree Colter2 episodes
1959-1962 The Rifleman Hamp Ferris/Panama Billings/Lon Berry/Spence Hadley/Schroeder/Benjamin Casper/Manny Carney/Dave Rankin/Ross10 episodes
1959 Shotgun Slade Galt Peterson1 episode
1959 This is the Life Eddie1 episode
1959-1960 Law of the Plainsman Charlie Wolf/Dan/Conroy3 episodes
1960 The Deputy Fred Tanner1 episode
1960-1967 Bonanza Capt. James Bolton/Gus Hannah/Jim Blake3 episodes
1960 Tate Parney1 episode
1960 This Man Dawson Burt Hughes1 episode
1960 The Roaring 20's Nick Zorich1 episode
1960-1962 Laramie Will Brent/Greg/Townsman Starting Fight/U.S. Marshal/Ben Yates5 episodes
1960 Michael Shayne Gus Hartman1 episode
1960 The Detectives Norris1 episode
1960 Dante Nick Steele1 episode
1961 Two Faces West Corey Willis1 episode
1961 Klondike Greyson1 episode
1961 Stagecoach West Reb/Hogart2 episodes
1961 The Tall Man Joe Durango1 episode
1961 87th Prencinct Sgt. Briggs1 episode
1962 Shannon Jack O' Hare1 episode
1962 Frontier Circus Paul1 episode
1963 The Dakotas Merrick1 episode
1963-1965 The Virginian Cowhand/Howard Heller2 episodes
1963 The Greatest Show on Earth Hodges1 episode
1964-1966 Daniel Boone Flathead Joseph/Noah Pierce2 episodes
1964 Destry Ace1 episode
1964 The Outer Limits Colonel Hal Danvers1 episode
1965 The Fugitive Lt. Horvath1 episode
1965 A Man Called Shenandoah Frank Abbott1 episode
1965-1966 Branded Karp - Henchman/John F. Parker2 episodes
1966 Run for Your Life 1st Killer1 episodes
1966-1968 The Big Valley Marshal Ralston/First Horse Thief/Glenn/Ryan4 episodes
1967 T.H.E. Cat Bayo1 episode
1967 Lassie Banning1 episode
1967 Dragnet Richard Madden1 episode
1967 Hondo Selby1 episode
1968 Land of the Giants Sgt. Arnak1 episode

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