John Steadman (actor)

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John Steadman
Born (1909-07-20)July 20, 1909
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Died January 28, 1993(1993-01-28) (aged 83)
Montrose, California, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1970–1990

John Steadman (July 20, 1909 in Greenville, South Carolina – January 28, 1993 in Montrose, California) was an American actor.

Career[edit]

Steadman was a former radio personality who became a character actor when he retired after 30 years in radio. He began his acting career in 1970 and his last role was in 1990, both on television where he appeared many times. He also appeared in film where he usually had bit parts. He is probably best remembered as "Pop" in The Longest Yard with Burt Reynolds and directed by Robert Aldrich. He appeared with Reynolds in White Lightning as "Skeeter" and in Gator as "Ned McKlusky", "Gator's" father (that role played by Dabbs Greer in "White Lightning"). He also appeared in Emperor of the North (1973) and The Frisco Kid (1979), both directed by Aldrich. He had roles in two Cheech and Chong movies, Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (1980) and Things Are Tough All Over (1982).