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John "Todd" Armstrong (July 25, 1937 – November 17, 1992), also known as Todd Anderson, was an American actor in ten films and several television series, probably best known for playing the titular role of Jason in the 1963 film Jason and the Argonauts. He had also starred, during 1961, in the later segments of the syndicated crime drama Manhunt.
Born John Harris Armstrong in Missouri, he moved to California and studied acting at the Pasadena Playhouse College of Theatre Arts, where his classmates included Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman. His entry into films came when he was working as landscape gardener for actress Gloria Henry, who played the mother on the Dennis the Menace television series. Henry learned of her gardner's acting aspirations and successfully arranged for Armstrong to get a screen test at Columbia.
Armstrong appeared in 13 episodes of the series Manhunt and had supporting roles in the 1962 films Walk On The Wild Side (where he was credited as Todd Anderson) and Five Finger Exercise. Jason And The Argonauts was his first starring role, although his voice was redubbed by an uncredited British actor, Tim Turner.
He had only one additional leading role, in Bryan Forbes' King Rat (1965); his later work consisted of supporting parts in films and guest work on television work. He died in Butte, California on 17 November 1992 of a self-inflicted gunshot.
Todd Armstrong appeared in the following film and TV roles: 
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