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John Michael Herndon was an American Actor.


Although Herndon was born in Linn, Missouri, he grew up in Jefferson City, Missouri. When he was little, he got into acting as a way to overcome being shy and introverted. His family convinced him to get into a "practical" major, so at SMSU (now called Missouri State), he got a bachelor's in Business and Theater, and his master's in Theater as well. After graduating from college, he dabbled around in indie films and television series. After his older sister passed, he reflected and found a sense of purpose in acting, allowing him to enjoy and appear in numerous films.

On August 3, 2022, in Hollywood, California, at 67 years of age, Herndon passed away.

On Criminal Minds[]

Herndon portrayed Bill Robbins, the father of Wallace Hines and Jesse Gentry, in the Season Nine episode "The Inspired".


  • Colin in Black & White (2021) - Skinny Scout
  • Dolemite Is My Name (2019) - Middle Aged Actor/Warden
  • Bigger Than The Beatles (2017) - Bob
  • The Young and the Restless (TV Series) (2016) Episode #1.10959 - Homeless Guy
  • 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) - Senator
  • Criminal Minds - "The Inspired" (2013) TV Episode- Bill Robbins
  • Then Again (2013) - John Carlson
  • After Life (short) (2012) - Joseph
  • The Man Who Could Lift Pianos (short) (2011)- The Stranger
  • LA Paranormal (2011) - Dr. Michaels
  • Jeffery Was Here (2010) - Redneck
  • On Alert (short) (2005) - Howard
  • Sway (short) (2001) - Bill
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series) (2001) -The Body - Vampire
  • Crispy, Cracker, and Beans (1995) - Willy
  • Seduce Me: Pamela Principle 2 (1994) - Man (uncredited)

External Links[]

For an up-to-date filmography, see here.