Cliff Potts

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Cliff Potts
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Potts in 1977
Born (1942-01-05) January 5, 1942 (age 74)
Occupation Actor

Cliff Potts (born January 5, 1942) is an American television and film actor most noted for his role as John Wolf in the 1972 cult science fiction film, Silent Running starring Bruce Dern.

Potts was a regular supporting player during the first season of The Name of the Game, a revolving 90-minute 1968 series about a publishing empire that featured Tony Franciosa, Gene Barry, and Robert Stack. He also appeared in a starring roles in the 1976-1977 TV miniseries Once an Eagle and the short-lived 1977 TV series, Big Hawaii in which he played Mitch Fears, the rebellious son of rich landowner Barret Fears (John Dehner). He also played the title role in the 1975 TV remake of the Steve McQueen film Nevada Smith, and portrayed John Brooke in the 1978 film of Little Women. In addition, Potts has appeared in many starring and supporting roles in television series, and his film credits include roles in A Man Called Gannon (1968), Sometimes a Great Notion (1970), Snow Job (1972), The Groundstar Conspiracy (1972), Cry for Me, Billy (1972), Hangup (1974), Trapped Beneath the Sea (1974) and Sahara (1983).

After a 14-year absence from acting, he returned to the screen in the Ricky Schroeder-directed film for the Hallmark Channel, Our Wild Hearts.


Attended CSUN (then known as San Fernando Valley State College).

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