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John Forsythe (I) (1918–2010)


John Forysthe was born Jacob Lincoln Freund in Penns Grove, New Jersey, the son of Blanche Materson (Blohm) and Samuel Jeremiah Freund, a Wall Street businessman. He chose to pursue acting over the objections of his father. He did some work in radio soaps and on Broadway before signing a movie contract with Warner Bros. His early career was ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Charlie's Angels
(2000)
Dynasty
Dynasty Blake Carrington
(1981-1989)
Bachelor Father
Bachelor Father Bentley Gregg
(1957-1962)
Scrooged
Scrooged Lew Hayward
(1988)

Filmography

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 2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
Charles Townsend (voice)
 2000 Charlie's Angels
Charlie (voice)
 1999 We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Video)
Mr. Ryan (voice)
 1997 Kings of the Court (Video)
 1996 Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles (TV Series)
Pat Doyle
- Ransom (1996) ... Pat Doyle (voice)
 1996 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
Daedalus
- Responsibility (1996) ... Daedalus (voice)
 1994 Dream of Flight (70mm) (Short)
Narrator
 1992-1993 The Powers That Be (TV Series)
Sen. William Franklin Powers
- Grammargate: Part 1 (1993) ... Sen. William Franklin Powers
- Having a Ball (1993) ... Sen. William Franklin Powers
- Grandma's Big Decision (1993) ... Sen. William Franklin Powers
- Grammargate: Part 2 (1993) ... Sen. William Franklin Powers
- Bradley Gets Fired (1993) ... Sen. William Franklin Powers
 1992 I Witness Video (TV Series)
Host (1993-1994)
 1991 Dynasty: The Reunion (TV Series)
Blake Carrington
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Blake Carrington
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Blake Carrington
 1990 Opposites Attract (TV Movie)
Rex Roper
 1981-1989 Dynasty (TV Series)
Blake Carrington
- Catch 22 (1989) ... Blake Carrington
- Blasts from the Pasts (1989) ... Blake Carrington
- Here Comes the Son (1989) ... Blake Carrington
- No Bones About It (1989) ... Blake Carrington
- Tale of the Tape (1989) ... Blake Carrington
 1988 Scrooged
Lew Hayward
 1987 On Fire (TV Movie)
Joe Leary Sr.
 1985-1986 The Colbys (TV Series)
Blake Carrington
- The Wedding (1986) ... Blake Carrington
- The Reunion (1985) ... Blake Carrington
- The Family Album (1985) ... Blake Carrington
- Conspiracy of Silence (1985) ... Blake Carrington
 1982 Mysterious Two (TV Movie)
He
 1981 Sizzle (TV Movie)
Mike Callahan
 1976-1981 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Charles Townsend
- Let Our Angel Live (1981) ... Charles Townsend (voice, uncredited)
- Mr. Galaxy (1981) ... Charles Townsend (voice, uncredited)
- Angel on a Roll (1981) ... Charles Townsend (voice, uncredited)
- Attack Angels (1981) ... Charles Townsend (voice, uncredited)
- Stuntwomen Angels (1981) ... Charles Townsend (voice, uncredited)
 1980 A Time for Miracles (TV Movie)
Postulator
 1979 ...and justice for all.
Judge Henry T. Fleming
 1978 The Users (TV Movie)
Reade Jamieson
 1978 With This Ring (TV Movie)
General Albert Harris
 1978 Goodbye & Amen
The American Ambassador
 1978 Cruise Into Terror (TV Movie)
Reverend Charles Mather
 1977 Never Con a Killer (TV Movie)
E.J. Valerian
 1977 The Feather and Father Gang (TV Series)
E.J. Valerian
- Never Con a Killer (1977) ... E.J. Valerian
 1977 Emily, Emily (TV Movie)
Niles Putnam
 1977 Tail Gunner Joe (TV Movie)
Paul Cunningham
 1976 Amelia Earhart (TV Movie)
G.P. Putnam
 1975 Medical Story (TV Series)
Amos Winkler
- Million Dollar Baby (1975) ... Amos Winkler
 1975 The Deadly Tower (TV Movie)
Lt. Elwood Forbes
 1974 Terror on the 40th Floor (TV Movie)
Daniel 'Dan' Overland
 1974 The Healers (TV Movie)
Dr. Robert Kier
 1974 Police Story (TV Series)
Sam McCullough
- Chief (1974) ... Sam McCullough
 1974 Cry Panic (TV Movie)
David Ryder
 1973 Lisa, Bright and Dark (TV Movie)
William Schilling
 1973 The Letters (TV Movie)
Paul Anderson (The Andersons episode)
 1971 Murder Once Removed (TV Movie)
Dr. Ron Wellesley
 1969-1971 To Rome with Love (TV Series)
Michael Endicott
- Boy Meets Penny (1971) ... Michael Endicott
- Yankee Trader (1971) ... Michael Endicott
- The Stray Cat (1971) ... Michael Endicott
- Mike and the Countess (1971) ... Michael Endicott
- Age of Life (1971) ... Michael Endicott
 1969 The Happy Ending
Fred Wilson
 1969 Topaz
Michael Nordstrom
 1969 Marooned
Olympus / President (uncredited)
 1968 Shadow on the Land (TV Movie)
Gen. Wendell Bruce
 1967 In Cold Blood
Alvin Dewey
 1967 A Bell for Adano (TV Movie)
Maj. Victor P. Joppola
 1967 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Millionaire's Son
- A New York Stripper Is Not Always a Steak (1967) ... Millionaire's Son
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Spencer Holt
- A Choice of Evils (1967) ... Spencer Holt
 1963-1966 Insight (TV Series)
Ray
- Truth About Time (1966) ... Ray
 1965-1966 The John Forsythe Show (TV Series)
Major John Foster
- Get Me to the Execution on Time (1966) ... Major John Foster
- From Russia with Chaos (1966) ... Major John Foster
- Doctor Soo (1966) ... Major John Foster
- If I Were a Prince (1966) ... Major John Foster
- It Takes a Heap of Sergeants (1966) ... Major John Foster
 1966 Madame X
Clay Anderson
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Charlie
- In Any Language (1965) ... Charlie
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Maj. William 'Bill' Livingston / Jerry Wilson / John Williams
- The Kamchatka Incident (1964) ... Maj. William 'Bill' Livingston
- The Sweet Taste of Vengeance (1964) ... Jerry Wilson / John Williams
 1964 Kitten with a Whip
David
 1964 See How They Run (TV Movie)
Martin Young
 1963 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
- Go Look at Roses (1963)
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Peter Kent
- The Third Side of a Coin (1963) ... Peter Kent
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Andy Ballard
- Five, Six, Pick Up Sticks (1963) ... Andy Ballard
 1962 Teahouse of the August Moon (TV Movie)
Captain Fisby
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Michael Barnes
- I Saw the Whole Thing (1962) ... Michael Barnes
 1957-1962 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Bentley Gregg
- Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight (1962) ... Bentley Gregg
- Peter, the Medicine Man (1962) ... Bentley Gregg
- Divided House (1962) ... Bentley Gregg
- Boys Will Be (1962) ... Bentley Gregg
- Bentley Takes It Easy (1962) ... Bentley Gregg
 1959 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Al Manheim
- What Makes Sammy Run?: Part 2 (1959) ... Al Manheim
- What Makes Sammy Run?: Part 1 (1959) ... Al Manheim
 1959 Lux Playhouse (TV Series)
Colonel Bill Adams
- The Miss and Missiles (1959) ... Colonel Bill Adams
 1959 Dubrowsky
Wladia
 1951-1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. John Carter / Peter Bronson
- Way of the West (1958) ... Dr. John Carter
- Girl with a Glow (1957) ... Peter Bronson
- World So Wide (1952)
- P.G. (1952)
 1955-1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Frank Colby / Tommy Jordan / Graham Johnson / ...
- Shooting for the Moon (1958) ... Frank Colby
- The Hand of Evil (1957) ... Tommy Jordan
- Journey into Fear (1956) ... Graham Johnson
- Pale Horse, Pale Rider (1956) ... Adam Barclay
- One Night Stand (1955) ... Joe Sullivan
 1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Bentley Gregg
- New Girl in His Life (1957) ... Bentley Gregg
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
CSA Lt. David Marr
- Decision at Wilson's Creek (1957) ... CSA Lt. David Marr
 1956 Everything But the Truth
Ernie Miller
 1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Lt. John Stahlman
- Stardust II (1956) ... Lt. John Stahlman
 1956 The Ambassador's Daughter
Sgt. Danny Sullivan
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
 1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Joe Neville
- Return to Cassino (1956) ... Joe Neville
 1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Kim Stanger
- Premonition (1955) ... Kim Stanger
 1955 The Trouble with Harry
Sam Marlowe
 1949-1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Pete Maynard / Judd / Capt. Sam MacKenzie / ...
- Operation Home (1955) ... Pete Maynard
- Conflict (1953) ... Judd
- Hold Back the Night (1952) ... Capt. Sam MacKenzie
- Ten Thousand Horses Singing (1952) ... Marv Payne
 1955 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
George Conway
- Driftwood (1955) ... George Conway
 1954 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Prof. Gilbert Jardine
- King's Pawn (1954) ... Prof. Gilbert Jardine
 1953 Escape from Fort Bravo
Capt. John Marsh
 1953 The Glass Web
Don Newell
 1953 It Happens Every Thursday
Bob MacAvoy
 1951-1952 Danger (TV Series)
- The Fix (1952)
 1951-1952 Suspense (TV Series)
Wiltshire / David
- The Beach of Falesa (1952) ... Wiltshire
- On a Country Road (1951) ... David
 1952 Curtain Call (TV Series)
 1952 The Captive City
Jim Austin
 1951-1952 Lights Out (TV Series)
Bill Holloway / Waldo Bryan / Al March
- The Upstairs Floor (1952) ... Bill Holloway
- The Angry Birds (1951) ... Waldo Bryan
- The Pattern (1951) ... Al March
 1951 Cosmopolitan Theatre (TV Series)
- Time to Kill (1951)
 1951 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Dr. Frederick Steele
- Dark Victory (1951) ... Dr. Frederick Steele
 1951 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
Peter Flint
- The Golden Mouth (1951) ... Peter Flint
 1949 Arson, Inc.
Race Track Aannouncer (voice, uncredited)
 1949 NBC Presents (TV Series)
- Just for Tonight (1949)
 1948 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
 1948 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Biography (1948)
 1948 Stage Door (TV Movie)
Keith Burgess
 1943 Destination Tokyo
Sparks
 1943 Northern Pursuit
Corporal (uncredited)
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Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (104 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (14 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Mr. Roberts"; replaced Henry Fonda) on Broadway. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

John Forsyte

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift and all those were in torn T-shirts, and I had my button-down collars. They called me the Brooks Bros. bohemian. See more »

Trivia:

When he starred in Bachelor Father (1957), he moved his family from New York to California. See more »

Trademark:

Rich mellifluous voice with Brooklyn accent. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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