John Maxwell was an American film and television actor who appeared in more than 100 films of the 1940s and 1950s. Many times the actor appeared in films uncredited. Occasionally he played larger roles in films, such as in The Prowler. He was born in Spokane, Washington. His television guest appearances included The Lone Ranger, Lassie, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, The Rifleman and Bonanza.