Mark Twain & Mary Baker Eddy - A film by Val Kilmer


John G. Salchow

John G. Salchow, 52, is Mrs. Eddy’s groundskeeper and handyman, serving her with a childlike devotion that is comically sincere. Burly son of a German immigrant farming family, John literally left his plow in a Kansas field and boarded a train for Concord two hours after receiving the call to come to Pleasant View. He still runs from task to task and works around the clock, doubling as night watchman ever since the home was broken in to several years earlier.

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103 Responses to “John G. Salchow”

  1. steve mayer says:

    val kilmer should play 2 roles this one aswell it would be the first for val

  2. Tom Selleck would be very good in this role, I think.

  3. Jorge Gonzalez says:

    I agree with steve mayer,val fits more for this role,but i was also thinking Dolph Lundgren,if not well maybe Robert Patrick.I vote more for Robert Patrick

  4. Leiza says:

    Shayne Cook! (an actor in Val’s association). He really looks the part and he has experience acting in musicals and plays.

  5. shawn Earle says:

    A complete unkown similar to the master,Alfred, and one whom loves Mark Twain. The caretaker.

  6. Karisma Wintak says:

    John Goodman

  7. Kit Fuchs says:

    I think Brendan Fraser would be great as Salchow.

  8. jan says:

    Tate Donovan

  9. Wendy Ciarci says:

    Sam Elliot, he was made for this.

  10. Doris Temme says:

    Someone has suggested him already…

    Ed O’Neill

  11. Tina says:

    Aidan Quinn or Mark Harmon

  12. michelle says:

    Elias Koteas, a well known Canadian actor.

  13. Cindy says:

    Tom Selleck.

  14. carl spadaro says:

    I think a complete unkown at the adequate age of 52 would be a great alternative. Italian American and raised in New Jersey.

    Acting experience: acting like I GOS most of life.

  15. Clopin says:

    Sam Elliott

  16. Jen says:

    Hi, I think the actor Patrick Bergin. He was in the movie “Sleeping with the enemy” & “Patriot Games”. As soon as I saw the picture, this who I thought of for the part.

  17. Lynne says:

    Chris Cooper or Gary Sinese

  18. Teresa Tromp says:

    Thomas Church is a very talented actor.

  19. Gail says:

    I think John Travolta would bee good for this role!

  20. Gail says:

    I think John Travolta would be good in this role!

  21. Christopher Peckham says:

    My John G Salchow readings would go to :
    Ian McShane and
    Alan Rickman

  22. Michelle says:

    John Travolta

  23. Kim says:

    Sean Bean is extremely versatile and would be great in this down to earth role, have you seen him in Sharpe he is great

  24. Marta says:

    Viggo Mortenson

  25. Jay Smith says:

    I’d love to play a part with you. Not experienced, but I could do it.

  26. brwneyedtina says:

    Tom Selleck is number one for this role.

  27. heather dale says:

    adam baldwin

  28. Karen Frazier says:

    W. Earl Brown

  29. Mary Beeman says:

    Ed Harris

  30. Kat says:

    Crispin Glover. He’d have to gain a few pounds. He’s comical and sweet IRL, and he can certainly play childlike and devoted. He’d be a really interesting choice.

  31. Valerie says:

    Brendan Fraser

  32. Christina Beisel says:


  33. Gennifer says:

    Tom Sellek

  34. someone new with a good sense for comedy and the look you need to pull him off.

  35. Suzanne says:

    Brendan Frazer…mature enough now to pull this together.

  36. Cody says:

    Tom Berenger would fit this part.

  37. Pam says:

    Sam Elliott

  38. Gypzyroze says:

    On appearance Kevin McKidd (currently on Grey’s Anatomy) fits the bill. He’d have to be aged, but he wouldn’t be the first. He’s got the comic timing to pull this off as well as the acting cred.

  39. Hank says:

    Douglas Hodge

  40. hilde says:

    Elliot Gould

  41. Cynthia says:

    Viggo Mortenson

  42. DS says:

    Viggo Mortensen – great actor and also appropriate age.

  43. Kathleen says:

    Aiden Quinn

  44. Liam Brannelly says:

    Brendan Gleeson would be my pick here

  45. Jane Davis Shutt says:

    Tom Berenger

  46. Adam says:

    Perhaps Michael Shannon?

  47. Ian M says:

    Alfred Schmitz III (Actor/Singer)
    Current location: NYC

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