John Carter (actor)

John Carter (November 26, 1927  May 23, 2015) was an American actor known in particular for Badlands (1973), Scarface (1983), and The Hoax (2006). He also appeared in the recurring role of police lieutenant John Biddle on the television series Barnaby Jones (1973-1980).

John Carter
Carter was known for his role as Vic Phillips in the 1983 film Scarface and played Stephen F. Austin in 1969 on Death Valley Days.
Born(1927-11-26)November 26, 1927
DiedMay 23, 2015(2015-05-23) (aged 87)
Years active1967–2006
Spouse(s)Barbara Williams (married 1955-1966, divorced) (1 child)
Kendall T. Fewel (married 1993-2015, his death)


Born in Center Ridge in Conway County in central Arkansas, Carter was the older brother of actor Conlan Carter of the ABC television series, Combat! in which he made is first guest appearance on television as a Major in the 5th season episode "Nightmare on the Red Ball Run".[1][2]

Carter played an historical figure, Stephen F. Austin, in the 1969 episode "Here Stands Bailey" of the syndicated series Death Valley Days.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
1969The Thousand Plane RaidMiddleton
1969MaroonedFlight Surgeon
1970Monte WalshFarmer
1971The Andromeda StrainMP Capt. Morton
1971The Love MachineReporterUncredited
1972Joe KiddJudge
1973The Doll SquadSen. Stockwell
1973BadlandsRich Man
1983ScarfaceVic Phillips
1985My Science ProjectGeneral
1989The Runnin' KindRichard Curtis
1989Worth WinningMr. Cooper
1995Savage HeartsBernie
1998CelebrityFather Gladden
1999Random HeartsPeyton's Father
1999Swimming on the MoonThomas Hatch
2006The HoaxHarold McGraw(final film role)


  1. John Carter, IMDb.
  2. "JOHN CARTER". New York Times.
  3. "Here Stands Bailey on Death Valley Days". Internet Movie Data Base. February 18, 1969. Retrieved July 13, 2015.

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