|Full Name Joseph Sauers|
Role Film actor
Name Joe Sawyer
|Years active 1930–62|
|Born August 29, 1906 (age 75) (1906-08-29) Guelph, Ontario, Canada|
Spouse June Sawyer (m. 1937–1960), Jeane Wood
Movies and TV shows The Adventures of Rin Tin, Gilda, The Killing, It Came from Outer Space, The Outlaw
Similar Lee Aaker, Rand Brooks, James Brown (actor)
Died April 21, 1982 (aged 75) Ashland, Oregon, United States
JOE SAWYER TRIBUTE
Joe Sawyer (August 29, 1906 – April 21, 1982) was a Canadian film actor born Joseph Sauers. He appeared in more than 200 films between 1927 and 1962, and was sometimes billed under his birth name. He was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Sawyer gained acting experience in the Pasadena Playhouse. Popular roles that he portrayed included Sergeant Biff O'Hara in the Rin Tin Tin television program, a film, and on radio. On Stories of the Century in 1954, he portrayed Butch Cassidy, a role which he repeated in the 1958 episode "The Outlaw Legion" of the syndicated western series Frontier Doctor starring Rex Allen, with Doris Singleton and Michael Ansara as fellow guest stars. Sawyer also appeared on ABC's, Maverick, Sugarfoot, Peter Gunn, and Surfside 6 as well as NBC's Bat Masterson.
Sawyer died April 21, 1982, in Ashland, Oregon from liver cancer. He was 75. His interment was in Oregon.