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John Colicos

John Colicos

Birthday: 10 December 1928, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height: 183 cm

John Colicos was born on December 10, 1928 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor, known for The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), The Changeling (1980) and Anne of the Thousand Days (1969). He ...Show more

John Colicos
Villains, like blondes, have more fun. Villains, like blondes, have more fun.
[from a 1989 interview] I've always remained a 19th century, slightly hammy, overblown actor. I pref Show more [from a 1989 interview] I've always remained a 19th century, slightly hammy, overblown actor. I prefer gigantic parts with huge emotions to playing kitchen drama. All this realism is just tedious and boring. I'm too big for television now. I'm too big for my house. I belong on another planet somewhere. I wish there were a space shuttle going to Mars. I would take my Shakespeare and start a new company... somewhere up there. Hide
[on why he went back to Canada after spending twelve years in Hollywood] I was homesick, typecast an Show more [on why he went back to Canada after spending twelve years in Hollywood] I was homesick, typecast and bored doing the same role over and over again. Hide
Leading men are so cliched. They're so boring, so predictable. But when you get a really kooky, offb Show more Leading men are so cliched. They're so boring, so predictable. But when you get a really kooky, offbeat villain you can explore all kinds of devious twistings and turnings in the human mind. If you're a hero, well, they're all interchangeable. I don't think they're so interesting as these basic characters, which are the mainstay of all the shows anyway. People tend to remember the villains more than the heroes. Everybody wants to hiss and boo. It gives them a sense of superiority because they can feel, "Well, at least I'm not as bad as he is.". Hide
[describing his acting philosophy] When all else fails, be enigmatic. [describing his acting philosophy] When all else fails, be enigmatic.
John Colicos's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (20)
John Colicos John Colicos'S roles
Apocalypse
Apocalypse

Nick Papadakis
Nick Papadakis

Captain DeWitt
Captain DeWitt

Gaius Baltar
Gaius Baltar

Count Baltar
Count Baltar

Kor
Kor

Thomas Cromwell
Thomas Cromwell

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