John Hudson
John Hudson Dragnet
John Hudson in an episode of the Dragnet 1967 TV series
General Information:
Date of birth: (1919-01-24)24 January 1919
Born in: Gilroy, California
Died: 5 April 1996(1996-04-05) (aged 70)
Died in: Los Angeles, California
Series/character information
Appeared on/in: I Dream of Jeannie
Character played/
Appeared as:
Grover Caldwell in "Jeannie and the Marriage Caper" (Season 1)

Jonathan C. "John" Hudson (24 January 1919 - 8 April 1996) made a guest appearance on I Dream of Jeannie as Grover Caldwell, a family friend of General Stone, who works for the US State Department and informs the General that he's been selected for a European Ambassador position in the episode "Jeannie and the Marriage Caper" in Season 1.


Born and raised in Gilroy, California, Hudson served as Second Lieutenant in the US Army Air Corps during World War II, where he attained the rank of Second Lieutenant, before embarking on his acting career.

John is perhaps best remembered for his roles in the films Gunfight at the OK Corral with film star Burt Lancaster and G.I. Blues where he appeared opposite Elvis Presley. He was the twin brother of late fellow film/TV actor William Hudson. He appeared in numerous television shows, in guest appearances, such as Dragnet 1967, 77 Sunset Strip, Sea Hunt, Gunsmoke, and Adam-12.

In the 1940s, he was married to late film/TV actress Mary LaRoche.


Hudson died at age 77 on 5 April 1996 in Los Angeles, California.

Partial filmography

Year Title Role/Character Notes
1947 Hue and Cry as Stan,
of the 'Blood and Thunder Boys'
first film role
1951 The Cimarron Kid Dynamite Dick Dalton Supporting role
1952 The Battle at Apache Pass Lt. George Bascom Supporting role
Red Ball Express Tank Sergeant Minor role
Biff Baker, U.S.A. Capt. Barrow Guest role in episode "Crash Landing"
1955 The Millionaire Joe Iris Guest role in episode "The Joe Iris Story"
The Loretta Young Show (TV series) Peter Chase 2 episodes
1953-1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse Dick Morgan 2 episodes
1956 When Gangland Strikes Bob Keeler Film role
Cavalcade of America Ed Connors In episode "Diplomatic Outpost"
1954-1957 The Ford Television Theatre Various roles 3 episodes
1957 Gunfight at the OK Corral Virgil Earp Supporting role
1959 Perry Mason Tom Wyatt In episode "The Case of the Glittering Goldfish"
1960 Wagon Train Alex Stoddard in episode "The Felizia Kingdom Story"
G.I. Blues Captain Hobart With Elvis Presley
1961 Sea Hunt Jerry Blaine in episode "Sub Hatch"
1964 77 Sunset Strip Rawlins in episode "Dead as in 'Dude'"
Gunsmoke Curley Graham in episode "Once a Haggen"
1965 I Dream of Jeannie Grover Caldwell in episode "Jeannie and the Marriage Caper"
1966 Combat! Captain Jampel in episode "The Chapel at Able-Five"
1968-1970 Dragnet 1967 Various roles 3 episodes
1970 The F.B.I. Bank Manager in episode "The Condemned"
Dan August Guest role in episode "Murder by Proxy"
1972 Cannon Detective Kaplan in episode "That Was No Lady"

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