Birth Date: April 24, 1922
Birth Place: Salmon, Idaho, USA
Date of Death: May 20, 2005 / Age: 83
Location of Death: Hudson, New York, USA
Cause of Death: natural causes
Biography: J.D. Cannon (April 24, 1922 in Salmon, Idaho - May 20, 2005), was an American actor. Also known as John Donovan Cannon, he is probably best known for his costarring role of Chief Clifford in the television series McCloud, and for his role in Cool Hand Luke. Cannon also played General Hampton on Call to Glory (1984).
Cannon was also a recurring character or the short-run American western program Alias Smith and Jones playing a lawman working for the Bannerman Detective Agency named Harry Briscoe.
Cannon's last television acting appearance was on Law and Order in 1991.
Cannon is also noted as serving in World War II.