John Saxon (born August 5, 1935) is an American actor, who is known for his work in westerns and horror films. He is best known portraying Roper in the 1973 film Enter the Dragon, in which he starred with Bruce Lee and Jim Kelly. He also appeared in A Nightmare on Elm Street and A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors as Donald Thompson, Nancy's father.
Saxon was born Carmine Orrico in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., the son of Anna (née Protettore) and Antonio Orrico. He attended New Utrecht High School, graduating in 1953. He then studied acting with famous acting coach Stella Adler.