John Zaremba

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John Zaremba
John Zaremba in The Time Tunnel 1966.jpg
Zaremba in The Time Tunnel, 1966
Born(1908-10-22)October 22, 1908
DiedDecember 15, 1986(1986-12-15) (aged 78)
Years active1950–1986
SpouseEleanor Zaremba

John Zaremba (October 22, 1908 – December 15, 1986) was an American actor most noted for supporting roles on science fiction films and television series.

The Chicago-born Zaremba was a journalist for the Grand Rapids Press and Chicago Tribune newspapers until 1949, when he moved to Hollywood and became an actor. In 1962, he appeared as "Stone" on The Virginian in the episode, "It tolls for Thee". He appeared in eleven episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. His regular roles included Dr. Harold Jansen in Ben Casey (1961–1966), Dr. Raymond Swain in The Time Tunnel (1966–1967), and a judge in Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law (1971-1974).[2] While first appearing as a Captain Martin in a 1963 episode ("A Letter for Fuji") of McHale's Navy, he would make four more recurring appearances in subsequent episodes in 1964 and 1965, all as Admiral Hardesty.

Zaremba was the television spokesman for Hills Brothers Coffee in the 1970s and early 1980s, playing a fictional coffee bean buyer, traveling the world in search of the best quality coffee beans.[3]


Zaremba appeared in 139 films and television shows.




  1. ^ "John Zaremba". IMDb. Retrieved 12 July 2022.
  2. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 88. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  3. ^ "John Zaremba Starred in Hill Bros. Ads: Actor Known for TV Coffee Spots Dies". Los Angeles Times. 1986-12-20. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2018-10-17.

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