John Phillip Law

John Phillip Law (September 7, 1937 – May 13, 2008) was an American film actor with over one hundred movie roles to his credit. He was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of actress Phyllis Sallee and the brother of actor Thomas Augustus Law (also known as Tom Law). He was best known for his roles as the blind angel Pygar in the science fiction cult classic Barbarella (1968) with Jane Fonda, and as news anchor Robin Stone in the 1971 movie The Love Machine (1971). The latter reteamed him with Alexandra Hay, his costar from the 1968 "acid comedy" Skidoo. Law also gained attention in the thriller Danger: Diabolik (1968), in The Sergeant (1968) with Rod Steiger, and as a Russian sailor stranded in a New England village in The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming (1966) with Alan Arkin. Tall (six-foot-five) and handsome, with steel blue eyes, Law became a male sex symbol in the 1960s. He was a VIP guest at Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion and in Hollywood society. While he never achieved superstar status, he became a popular action hero, particularly in the Italian movie market, with movies ranging from science fiction, and fantasy to comedy, westerns, drama, and war movies.


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