"In Hollywood I'm viewed as a lawyer, judge or doctor, and that's what I've concentrated on."
(October 22, 1908 - December 15, 1986)
Prior to acting, John Zaremba was a journalist for the Grand Rapids Press and Chicago Tribune newspapers until 1949, when he moved to Hollywood to try to become a full-time actor.
The first three years involved Zaremba making minor uncredited appearances, until in 1953 he was cast in a supporting role in the sci-fi film, The Magnetic Monster. From then on Zaremba, would appear in numerous 1950s sci-fi films, such as the classic Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956), usually playing the role of a scientist working to prevent extraterrestrial threats to humanity.
Throughout his career, Zaremba appeared in many non-sci fi films and TV series such as I Led 3 Lives in which he played an F.B.I. agent; Perry Mason; Ben Casey; Bonanza; Get Smart. and finally as Dr. Harlen Danvers in Dallas.
"Well, I'm afraid it's true. You just can't tell about the future." (Dr. Raymond Swain)
Sci Fi Films
Sci Fi Television Series
- Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series), “The Strange Lodger” (1957) as FCC Agent Brummer
- The Twilight Zone, “No Time Like the Past” (1963) as the Horn Player
- Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, “Time Bomb” (1965) as Admiral Johnson& “Eleven Days to Zero” (1964) as Dr. Selby
- The Time Tunnel (30 episodes) as Dr. Raymond Swain
- The Invaders, original series, “Labyrinth” (1967) & “The Watchers” (1967)
- Land of the Giants, “Deadly Pawn” (1969) as Dr. Lalor
"Anything that creates faith is a miracle"
(Dr. Raymond Swain)