Darwin Joston

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Darwin Joston (1937–1998)
Darwin Joston with a Winchester Model 1897 as Napoleon Wilson in the film Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

Darwin Joston was a Los Angeles based actor best known for his iconic portrayal of the character Napoleon Wilson in John Carpenter's Indie cult classic Assault on Precinct 13. Joston and Carpenter lived in the same apartment complex at the time and were friends. Carpenter actually wrote the character of Napoleon Wilson with Joston in mind and modeled much of the character after Joston. On June 1st, 1998, Darwin Joston succumbed to his long battle with leukemia at Forsyth Medical Center in North Carolina.


Darwin Joston can be seen using the following weapons in the following films and television series:

Film

Gun Character Film Note Date
Winchester Model 1897 Napoleon Wilson Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) 1976

Television

Gun Character Show Title Note / Episode Date
M1928A1 Thompson Pvt. Peterson Rat Patrol "The Field of Death Raid" (S2E21) 1968



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