Biography

Pasty-faced American actor John Davis Chandler played his first unregenerate punk in 1961's The Young Savages. Chandler's subsequent unsavory screen characters included the implicitly incestuous Jimmy Hammond in Sam Peckinpah's Ride the High Country (1961) and the title role in Mad Dog Coll (1961). From time to time he has attempted sympathetic characterizations, billing himself as John Chandler. Though he periodically left show business for other lines of work, John Davis Chandler was still showing up in films and on TV into the late '70s. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi