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Jimmy Wages

Biography

Inside a genre jammed filled with artists who produced one brilliant record and vanished in to the mists of obscurity, rockabilly singer Jimmy Wages could be probably one of the most fascinating of most of them. Pursuing his fellow Tupelo, Mississippi music artists the Miller Sisters as much as Memphis, he got a program in 1956 with Sunlight Records. Like a lot of his contemporaries, he published his own materials, but unlike them, he didn’t play a musical instrument. He was followed on his 706 Union Avenue recordings by stalwart Sunlight players like J.M. Vehicle Eaton on drums and Ray Harris on business lead guitar. Made by Jack port Clement (who also used Income’ string bass participant Jesse Carter, classical guitar and metal guitar on Income’ classes), the music from Income’ lone clean with fame is usually Southern music within the intense — filled with quasi-religious pictures and stories of recrimination which were at total chances using the sunnier, “gonna bop tonight” lyrics from the rockabilly music that were in fact seeing launch on Sunlight. Sam Phillips was warm release a “Mad Guy” from these classes, but Clement apparently talked him from it, sensing that nothing at all from the classes had true industrial appeal. The program continued to be unreleased until some 25 years later on, once the music of Jimmy Income was finally noticed by the world-wide rockabilly community and lauded as natural genius. Income record fed once again for Hi Information and Sun manufacturer Stan Kesler, but under no circumstances saw a genuine release on some of his materials until his Sunlight materials was reissued.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jimmy Wages
Died 1999
Music Songs Miss Pearl, Mad Man, Heartbreakin' Love, Take Me, Unknown Tape Fragment, Mad Man, Part 1, Mad Man, Part 2


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#Fact
1 (1997-) Runs his film company, Spectrum.
2 Was directed in "Joan of Arc" by Victor Fleming, but told film critic Leonard Maltin in an interview that he (Lydon) did not have a high opinion of Fleming's working method as a director.
3 Interviewed in Tom Weaver's books, "I Talked with a Zombie" (McFarland & Co., 2008) and "A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde" (McFarland & Co., 2010).
4 Gave a 15-year-old Elizabeth Taylor her first screen kiss in Cynthia (1947).
5 Son-in-law of actors Bernard Nedell and Olive Blakeney.
6 Did not enjoy the Hollywood experience as a juvenile. He appeared on Broadway and films initially to help support an alcoholic father and family of nine children. He had practically no education as a result.
7 Real-life son-in-law of actress Olive Blakeney, who played his mother in all but the first of the "Henry Aldrich" film series.
8 Grandson of professional wrestling champion Jim Londos.
9 Lydon is a licensed pilot.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
St. Elsewhere 1987 TV Series Harold O'Shea
Misfits of Science 1986 TV Series Nate
Simon & Simon 1983-1985 TV Series Jeweler / Guard at Plant Entrance / Bartender
The Fall Guy 1982-1983 TV Series Bill Renault
The Greatest American Hero 1982 TV Series McGivers
Black Sheep Squadron 1978 TV Series Admiral Taylor
Lou Grant 1978 TV Series Doctor
Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion 1977 TV Movie Muggeridge
The Quest 1976 TV Series Storekeeper
Vigilante Force 1976 Tom Cousy (as James Lydon)
The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe 1976 TV Movie Jim Pickett (as James Lydon)
The Rockford Files 1974-1976 TV Series Barrow / Wyatt
Cannon 1972-1976 TV Series Capt. Clawson / District Attorney / Carter
Ellery Queen 1975 TV Series Radio Actor / Actor
Gunsmoke 1968-1974 TV Series Charlie Boggs / Baines
The Six Million Dollar Man 1974 TV Series Dr. Waters
Adam-12 1972-1974 TV Series Harvey Shore / Tyler
Police Story 1974 TV Series Gambler
Bonnie's Kids 1973 as James Lydon
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1972 TV Series John Stevens
Michael O'Hara the Fourth 1972 TV Movie John Stevens (as James Lydon)
The Jimmy Stewart Show 1972 TV Series Judson Hopkins
O'Hara, U.S. Treasury 1972 TV Series Lee Foster
Cade's County 1971 TV Series Dane Hoffman
The Strange Monster of Strawberry Cove 1971 TV Movie Jim Durden (as James Lydon)
Scandalous John 1971 Grotch (as James Lydon)
Cannon 1971 TV Movie Betting Clerk (as James Lydon)
The F.B.I. 1968-1970 TV Series Church / Joey Witner
Death of a Gunfighter 1969 Luke Mills (as James Lydon)
Many Happy Returns 1965 TV Series Mr. Ingram
This Is the Life 1964 TV Series Patton
77 Sunset Strip 1958-1964 TV Series Charlie / Navigator / Johnny Jr.
Wagon Train 1959-1962 TV Series George Blair / Clete Millikan / Hotel Clerk / ...
Hennesey 1962 TV Series Marvin Himmelstein
87th Precinct 1961 TV Series Roger Pitt
Checkmate 1961 TV Series Ben Roberts
Dr. Kildare 1961 TV Series Reporter
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp 1961 TV Series Tom Fitch
The Last Time I Saw Archie 1961 Pvt. Billy Simpson (as James Lydon)
Whispering Smith 1961 TV Series Frank Whalen
Stagecoach West 1961 TV Series Gil Soames
The Barbara Stanwyck Show 1961 TV Series Harry
The Real McCoys 1961 TV Series Frank Grant
Wanted: Dead or Alive 1959-1961 TV Series Paul Dexter / Dan Murdock
General Electric Theater 1961 TV Series Larry White
Bronco 1958-1961 TV Series Shorty Dolan / Allan Brierly / Deputy Roy Proudy
The Untouchables 1961 TV Series Hotel Clerk
Twilight Zone 1961 TV Series Patrolman
Lassie 1960 TV Series Mr. Dennis
Peter Gunn 1960 TV Series Frank Rousseau
New Comedy Showcase 1960 TV Series
The Texan 1960 TV Series Smitty
Hotel de Paree 1960 TV Series Lowell Wheatley
I Passed for White 1960 Jay Morgan (as James Lydon)
The Hypnotic Eye 1960 Emergency Doctor
Tightrope 1960 TV Series Paul Anderson
M Squad 1959 TV Series Joseph Rinehart
Man with a Camera 1959 TV Series Eddie Wilson
Colt .45 1958-1959 TV Series Willy / Frank Harper
Union Pacific 1959 TV Series
Trackdown 1957-1959 TV Series Joe Corbett / Mark Turley / Sam Devlin
Maverick 1959 TV Series Terry McKenna
The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna 1956-1958 TV Series Evans / 1st Officer Evans / Officer Evans / ...
Lawman 1958 TV Series Nat Davis
Tales of the Texas Rangers 1958 TV Series Lieutenant Jared Evans
The Silent Service 1958 TV Series Lt. Johnny Hyde
Love That Jill 1958 TV Series Richard
Casey Jones 1957 TV Series Johnny Ferguson
Navy Log 1956-1957 TV Series Kline / Joe Donovan
The Christophers 1957 TV Series Peter Fielding
Wire Service 1957 TV Series Harris
Lux Video Theatre 1953-1957 TV Series Dinny / D. Crockett Weeks
Chain of Evidence 1957 Steve Nordstrom (as James Lydon)
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon 1956 TV Series Johnny Lane
Sneak Preview 1956 TV Series
Crossroads 1956 TV Series Timmy O'Brien
Matinee Theatre 1956 TV Series
Battle Stations 1956 Squawk Hewitt (as James Lydon)
Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal 1956 TV Series Dr. Roy Weston
Screen Directors Playhouse 1955 TV Series Lt. Fred Green
So This Is Hollywood 1955 TV Series Andy Boone
Rage at Dawn 1955 Dedrick - Fisher's Clerk (uncredited)
The Lineup 1955 TV Series
Rocky Jones, Space Ranger 1954 TV Series Biffen 'Biff' Cardoza / Cardoza
Public Defender 1954 TV Series Wade Foster
The Desperado 1954 Tom Cameron (as James Lydon)
The Revlon Mirror Theater 1953 TV Series
Island in the Sky 1953 Murray (as James Lydon)
Racket Squad 1953 TV Series
The Ford Television Theatre 1953 TV Series
Mr. & Mrs. North 1953 TV Series Harris
Your Jeweler's Showcase 1953 TV Series
Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson 1952 TV Series
Corky of Gasoline Alley 1951 Skeezix Wallet
The Bigelow Theatre 1951 TV Series
Oh! Susanna 1951 Trumpeter Benton (as James Lydon)
Gasoline Alley 1951 Skeezix
The Magnificent Yankee 1950 Clinton, Secretary (as James Lydon)
The First Hundred Years 1950 TV Series Chris Thayer (1950-1952)
Hot Rod 1950 David Langham (as James Lydon)
September Affair 1950 Johnny Wilson
Destination Big House 1950 Freddy Brooks (as James Lydon)
The Silver Theatre 1950 TV Series
Tarnished 1950 Junior Bunker
When Willie Comes Marching Home 1950 Charles 'Charlie' Fettles (as James Lydon)
The Life of Riley 1949-1950 TV Series Simon Vanderhopper
Tucson 1949 Andy Bryant
Bad Boy 1949 Ted Hendry (as James Lydon)
Miss Mink of 1949 1949 Joe Forrester
An Old-Fashioned Girl 1949 Tom Shaw
Joan of Arc 1948 Pierre d'Arc (Joan's younger brother)
Out of the Storm 1948 Donald Lewis
The Time of Your Life 1948 Dudley Raoul Bostwick (a young man in love) (as James Lydon)
Good News 1947 Tommy's Classmate (uncredited)
Sweet Genevieve 1947 Bill Kennedy
Cynthia 1947 Ricky Latham
Life with Father 1947 Clarence Jr.
Affairs of Geraldine 1946 Willy Briggs (as James Lydon)
Twice Blessed 1945 Mickey Pringle
Strange Illusion 1945 Paul Cartwright (as James Lydon)
Time to Kill 1945 Short Lou
The Town Went Wild 1944 Bob Harrison
When the Lights Go on Again 1944 Ted Benson
Henry Aldrich's Little Secret 1944 Henry Aldrich
Road to Victory 1944 Short Danny Ames (as Jimmie Lydon)
The Shining Future 1944 Short Danny Ames (as Jimmie Lydon)
Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid 1944 Henry Aldrich
My Best Gal 1944 Johnny McCloud
Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout 1944 Henry Aldrich
Caribbean Romance 1943 Short Peter Conway
Henry Aldrich Haunts a House 1943 Henry Aldrich
Henry Aldrich Swings It 1943 Henry Aldrich
Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour 1943 Henry Aldrich
Paramount Victory Short No. T2-4: The Aldrich Family Gets in the Scrap 1943 Short Henry Aldrich
Aerial Gunner 1943 Pvt. Sanford 'Sandy' Lunt
A Letter from Bataan 1942 Short Chuck Lewis
Henry Aldrich, Editor 1942 Henry Aldrich
Henry and Dizzy 1942 Henry Aldrich
The Mad Martindales 1942 Bobby Bruce Turner
Star Spangled Rhythm 1942 Jimmy Lydon (uncredited)
Cadets on Parade 1942 Joe Novak
Henry Aldrich for President 1941 Henry Aldrich
Naval Academy 1941 Tommy Blake
Bowery Boy 1940 Sock Dolan
Little Men 1940 Dan
Tom Brown's School Days 1940 Tom Brown
The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair 1939 Bud
Two Thoroughbreds 1939 David Carey
Home Early 1939 Short Junior Doakes (uncredited)
Back Door to Heaven 1939 Frankie Rogers-as aYoung Boy

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roll Out 1973 TV Series assistant producer - 9 episodes
The Learning Tree 1969 associate producer
Assignment to Kill 1968 producer - uncredited
Countdown 1967 producer - uncredited
Chubasco 1967 producer - uncredited
The Cool Ones 1967 producer - uncredited
A Covenant with Death 1967 producer - uncredited
First to Fight 1967 producer - uncredited
See You in Hell, Darling 1966 producer - uncredited
Mister Roberts 1965-1966 TV Series associate producer - 30 episodes
Temple Houston 1964 TV Series associate producer - 1 episode
77 Sunset Strip 1963-1964 TV Series associate producer - 20 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brainstorm 1965 dialogue supervisor - as James Lydon
My Blood Runs Cold 1965 assistant to producer - as James Lydon
Two on a Guillotine 1965 assistant to producer - uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Six Million Dollar Man 1977 TV Series 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hawaii Five-O 1977 TV Series story - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edgar G. Ulmer - The Man Off-screen 2004 Documentary Himself
Biography 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
An All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor 1977 TV Movie documentary Himself (as James Lydon)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The World of Tomorrow 1984 Documentary Bud Middleton (uncredited)
Renegade Satellite 1956 TV Movie Biffen 'Biff' Cardoza
The Cold Sun 1956 TV Movie Biffen 'Biff' Cardoza
The Magnetic Moon 1956 TV Movie Biffen 'Biff' Cardoza (as James Lydon)
The Robot of Regalio 1956 TV Movie Biffen 'Biff' Cardoza (as James Lydon)

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#Quote
1 I don't like to see any kids on stage or screen. It's unnatural.


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