John F. Hamilton

John F. Hamilton (November 7, 1893 – July 11, 1967) was an American-born actor who worked for many years in the theatre but only occasionally on film. He is probably best-remembered as Pops, father of Eva Marie Saint's character, in Elia Kazan's film classic On the Waterfront (1954). He was known as John F. Hamilton to distinguish him from the much more prolific American film actor John Hamilton and from a British actor of youthful roles who worked in England and Europe in the 1930s.

For the American actor of 1887 - 1958, see John Hamilton (actor).
John F. Hamilton
BornNovember 7, 1893
New York City, New York
United States
DiedJuly 11, 1967(1967-07-11) (aged 73)
Paramus, New Jersey
United States
Other namesJohn Frank Hamilton
OccupationFilm actor
Stage actor
Years active1924 - 1961 (film and television)


Year Title Role Notes
1926Rainbow RileyHalfwit
1927The Mountain EagleEdward PettigrewHitchcock lost film
1927The Masked MenaceThe Half-Wit
1929The Great GabboNeighbourUncredited
1939Allegheny UprisingProfessor
1940The Saint's Double TroubleLimpy
1940Gold Rush MaisieBert Davis
1942Men of TexasDwight Douglass
1943The Amazing Mrs. HollidayDr. Kirke
1943ShantytownMr. Gorty
1943Pilot No. 5Mr. PritchardUncredited
1943Spy TrainSenior ConductorUncredited
1943Headin' for God's CountryHilary Higgins
1947BoomerangMan in Barber ShopUncredited
1949The Undercover ManPolice Desk Sergeant Shannon
1954On the WaterfrontPops Doyle

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