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John Ashley (I) (1934–1997)

Oklahoma-bred John Ashley got his start in the movie business while on a vacation in California. A friend from Oklahoma State University got him onto the set of the John Wayne movie The Conqueror (1956), and Wayne in turn steered him toward a job in television in the William Castle series Men of Annapolis (1957). One day, Ashley was at the offices... See full bio »

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 1996 Invisible Mom (Video)
Herbert Pringle
 1983-1986 The A-Team (TV Series)
Narrator / Radio Newscaster
- The Sound of Thunder (1986) ... Narrator (uncredited)
- The Little Town with an Accent (1986) ... Narrator (uncredited)
- The Trouble with Harry (1986) ... Narrator (uncredited)
- Mission of Peace (1986) ... Narrator (uncredited)
- Beneath the Surface (1986) ... Narrator (uncredited)
 1977 Sudden Death
John Shaw
 1975 Smoke in the Wind
Whipple Mondier
 1974 Black Mamba
Dr. Paul Morgan
 1974 Savage Sisters
W. P. Billingsley
 1973 The Woman Hunt
 1973 Beyond Atlantis
 1971 Blood Devils
Dr. Bill Foster
 1971 Beast of the Yellow Night
Joseph Langdon / Philip Rogers
 1968 Brides of Blood
Jim Farrell
 1968 Mad Doctor of Blood Island
Dr. Bill Foster
 1963-1967 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Troy Apollo / Mike Wilcox / Bob Billington
- Mr. Universe Muscles In (1967) ... Troy Apollo
- The Cat Burglar (1966) ... Mike Wilcox
- Elly Becomes a Secretary (1963) ... Bob Billington
 1967 Hell on Wheels
Del Robbins
 1966 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Lt. Keighley
- The Night of the Watery Death (1966) ... Lt. Keighley
 1965 Attack of the Eye Creatures (TV Movie)
Stan Kenyon
 1965 Sergeant Dead Head
Airman Filroy
 1964 Bikini Beach
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
- Night of the Beast (1964) ... Mitch
 1964 Muscle Beach Party
 1963 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
- Spur Line to Shady Rest (1963) ... Fred
 1963 Beach Party
 1963 Hud
 1960-1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Michelangelo Fratelli / Bill Collier
- The Abel Weatherly Story (1963) ... Michelangelo Fratelli
- The Amos Gibbon Story (1960) ... Bill Collier
 1961-1962 Straightaway (TV Series)
Clipper Hamilton
- The Hoax (1962) ... Clipper Hamilton
- To Climb Steep Hills (1962) ... Clipper Hamilton
- The Craziest Race in Town (1962) ... Clipper Hamilton
- Full Circle (1962) ... Clipper Hamilton
- The Longest Night (1962) ... Clipper Hamilton
 1961 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
- The Hold-Up Proof Safe (1961) ... Sandy
 1960 High School Caesar
Matt Stevens
 1960 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Ken Clarkson
- Millionaire Susan Johnson (1960) ... Ken Clarkson
 1959 The Deputy (TV Series)
Trooper Nelson
- The Wild Wind (1959) ... Trooper Nelson
 1959 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
- Elkton Lake Feud (1959)
 1958 Frankenstein's Daughter
Johnny Bruder
 1958 Hot Rod Gang
John Abernathy III
 1958 Jefferson Drum (TV Series)
Tim Keough
- Arrival (1958) ... Tim Keough
 1958 Suicide Battalion
Pvt. Tommy Novello
 1957 Zero Hour!
TV Singer
 1957 Motorcycle Gang
Nick Rogers
 1957 Dragstrip Girl
Fred Armstrong
 1957 Men of Annapolis (TV Series)
Tony Bellor
- Blinding Light (1957) ... Tony Bellor
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This is a terrible thing to admit, but maybe the key to my success with exploitation films is that I always LIKED those movies, and I never had any real reason to turn them down. I just enjoyed doing them.


Married actress Deborah Walley in 1962 and they subsequently became sand-and-surf playmates in the film Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). They had one son, TV associate producer Anthony Brooks Ashley born on May 4, 1963, but divorced three years later. See more »

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