John Lupton


  1. Guy Williams,  Zorro, TV, 1957-1961. Because it was for Walt Disney, who had just made a big star out of Fess Parker as Davy Crockett, the first casting call in March 1957, was answered by 130 Zorro wannabes! Uncle Walt insisted all the final testees had real moustaches (like his!). Producer Norman Foster knew who he wanted and (despite Disney’s misgivings), wouldn’t make the series without him. And Williams began shooting the opener, Presenting Senor Zorro, during July 15-26.After surviving stage work with the likes of Katharine Hepburn and Mae West, Lupton had a steady if uneventful and mainly TV career, including re-treading James Stewart’s role of Tom Jeffords in the 50s’ series based on the 1949 Western, Broken Arrow. (Michael Ansara inherited Jeff Chandler’s Cochise).
  2. Alfred Brown, John Paul Jones, 1959.    Change of the French Lieutenant Landais Washington  in the biopic about America’s Revolutionary War naval hero. Robert Stack had the title role aimed at James Cagney 20 years before.



 Birth year: 1928Death year: 1993Other name: Casting Calls:  2