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Robert Gunner
John Landon
Biographical information
Born 27 July 1931
Died 18 December 2001
Gender Male
Role(s) John Landon
First Appearance Planet of the Apes
Last Appearance Escape from the Planet of the Apes (archive footage only)

Robert Gunner (born Robert Wolfmayer) was an actor who played the role of Lieutenant John Landon in the 1968 20th Century Fox film, Planet of the Apes. A six-foot-four, 200-pounder from North Plainfield, New Jersey, it was military service in the U.S. Navy which landed Bob Gunner in show business - on a weekly Navy hour televised from the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Later, he studied with Sanford Meisner at the Neighbourhood Playhouse in New York, and became a professional model - the 'Marlboro Man' in TV commercials and magazine ads, and the 'Quiet Man' in Ford video commercials. He had been seen previously in the smaller role of a detective in Caprice.[1]

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