John Lazar

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John La Zar was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He trained at the American Conservatory Theatre and has studied acting with Uta Hagen, Bill Ball, Jack Kosslyn, and Paul Shenar. La Zar was portraying the titular role in a University of Hawaii stage production of "Caligula" when he was approached by 20th Century Fox studio casting ... See full bio »

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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Ronnie (Z-Man) Barzell
Eddie Presley Limousine Driver
Supervixens Cal MacKinney


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 2020 Sado Psychiatrist (TV Series)
 2018 Collapsing Scenery: Modern World (Video short)
John Lazar
 2009 Alice Jacobs Is Dead (Short)
Ben Jacobs
 2006 Vic (Short)
Ron Barzel
 1998 Maximum Revenge
 1997 Click (TV Mini Series)
Dr. Fez
- Secrets Revealed (1997) ... Dr. Fez (as John La Zar)
- Erotic Curse of Cairo (1997) ... Dr. Fez (as John La Zar)
- In the Heat of the Click (1997) ... Dr. Fez (as John La Zar)
- Sexual Dependence Day (1997) ... Dr. Fez (as John La Zar)
- For the Love of the Click (1997) ... Dr. Fez (as John La Zar)
 1997 Legally Exposed (Video)
Dr. Fez (as John La Zar)
 1997 The Body Beautiful
Dr. Fez
 1997 You Only Live Until You Die
Dr. Fez (as John La Zar)
 1996 Over the Wire
 1995 Night of the Scarecrow
The Warlock
 1995 Stripteaser
Bar Patron (uncredited)
 1995 Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfolds
Dr. Lindstrom (as John LaZar)
 1992 Eddie Presley
Limousine Driver
 1987 Deathstalker II
Jarek the Sorcerer (as John La Zar)
 1986 Scorpion
2nd Faued (as John La Zar)
 1983 Up 'n' Coming
Paul Fallon (as John La Zar)
 1978 Greatest Heroes of the Bible (TV Series)
Palestine General
- David & Goliath (1978) ... Palestine General (as John LaZar)
 1975 Supervixens
Cal MacKinney (as John La Zar)
 1970 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Ronnie (Z-Man) Barzell (as John La Zar/John LaZar)
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
- A Farewell to Arms (1955) ... (as John La Zarre)
 1950 The Prudential Family Playhouse (TV Series)
- Call It a Day (1950)
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Alternate Names:

John La Zar | John La Zarre | John La Zar/John LaZar | John LaZar


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According to James McDonough's biography "Big Bosoms And Square Jaws: The Biography Of Russ Meyer, King Of The Sex Film," Lazar believes that his role as Ronnie 'Z-Man' Barzell in 'Russ Meyer''s Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) wrecked his career, despite its huge success at the box office. He feels he got "typed" as a freak and was avoided by casting directors because of Meyer and ... See more »

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