| John Ingolia|
| John Megna|
To Kill a Mockingbird
| November 9, 1952 (1952-11-09) Queens, New York City, U.S.|
Stage, film, television actor, teacher
September 4, 1995, Los Angeles, California, United States
Joely Fisher, Tricia Leigh Fisher
To Kill a Mockingbird, Smokey and the Bandit II, Go Tell the Spartans, The Ratings Game
Phillip Alford, Brock Peters, Mary Badham, Frank Overton, Collin Wilcox
John Megna Wikipedia
John Megna (November 9, 1952 – September 4, 1995) was an American actor. His best known role is that of "Dill" in the film To Kill A Mockingbird.
Megna was born in Queens, New York, as John Ingolia. His father was a pharmacist, and his mother was a one-time nightclub singer. He was a half-brother of Connie Stevens and an ex-brother-in-law of Eddie Fisher. He attended Holy Cross High School in Flushing, New York.
At age 6, Megna made his acting debut in Frank Loesser's Broadway musical Greenwillow. At 7, he starred in All the Way Home, an adaptation of James Agee's novel about the effect of a father's death on his family. This led to his being cast as Charles Baker "Dill" Harris, the toothy young summer visitor in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird. The character was based on writer Truman Capote, a childhood friend and later associate of Harper Lee, the author of the original novel.
Megna appeared in many television programs throughout the 1960s and 1970s; he portrayed a near-blind child in the Naked City episode "A Horse Has a Big Head - Let Him Worry!", one of the "Onlies" in the "Miri" episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, Stephan in I Spy (1967), and Little Adam in the NASA-produced animated shorts The Big World of Little Adam.
His other film appearances include Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964), The Godfather: Part II (1974), The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976) with John Travolta, and Go Tell the Spartans (1978) with Burt Lancaster. He also acted in two car-chase films starring Burt Reynolds and directed by Hal Needham – Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) and The Cannonball Run (1981).
Megna graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, as a performing arts major.
As an adult, he turned to directing plays. He was the founding director of L.A. Arts, a nonprofit theater group in Los Angeles. He later became a high school English teacher, and last taught at James Monroe High School in North Hills, California.
John Megna died from AIDS-related complications on September 4, 1995, at Midway Hospital in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 42.Naked City (1962) - Harold Denton
Alfred Hitchcock Presents - The Magic Shop (1964) (TV) - Anthony 'Tony' Grainger
Star Trek, episode "Miri" (1966) (TV) - Little Boy
Skag (1980) (TV)
The Mogul (1984)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - Dill Harris
Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) - New Boy
Blindfold (1965) - Mario Vincenti
The Godfather Part II (1974) - Young Hyman Roth (uncredited)
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976) (TV Movie) - Smith
I Want to Keep My Baby (1976) (TV Movie) - Andy
Another Man, Another Chance (1977) - Loser in Saloon (uncredited)
Go Tell the Spartans (1978) - Cpl. Ackley
Sunnyside (1979) - B.B.
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979) - Outlaw
Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) - P.T.
The Cannonball Run (1981) - Arthur Rose
The Ratings Game (1984) - Al (final film role)