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John Ashton was born on February 22, 1948 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA as John David Ashton. He is an actor, known for Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Midnight Run (1988) and Uncle John (2015). He was previously married to Bridget Ashton and Victoria Marie Runn. See full bio »
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Beverly Hills Cop
Beverly Hills Cop Sgt. Taggart
Midnight Run
Midnight Run Marvin Dorfler
Gone Baby Gone
Gone Baby Gone Nick Poole
Uncle John
Uncle John John


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 2017 My Little Baby (filming)
Sheriff Jackson
 2016 Hot Bath an' a Stiff Drink 2
Judge Nathan Rivers
 2015 Uncle John
 2012 The Finder (TV Series)
Franklin Sherman
- The Boy with the Bucket (2012) ... Franklin Sherman
 2011 Fairly Legal (TV Series)
Lou Fisher
- Bo Me Once (2011) ... Lou Fisher
 2009 A Letter to Dad
 2007 Reign of the Gargoyles (TV Movie)
Commander Latham
 2006 Sweet Deadly Dreams
 2002 Body & Soul (TV Series)
Jordan Meadows
- Saviors (2002) ... Jordan Meadows
 2001 Bill's Gun Shop
Bill Voight
 2001 Going to California (TV Series)
- Apocalypse Cow (2001) ... Victor
 2001 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Dashiel Purdue
- Everybody Falls Down (2001) ... Dashiel Purdue
 1999 Avalanche
 1999 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
- Heroes (1999) ... Bobby
 1998 My Uncle Sidney (Short)
Uncle Sidney
 1998 King of the Hill (TV Series)
- Pregnant Paws (1998) ... Instructor (voice)
 1998 Meet the Deedles
Capt. Douglas Pine
 1997 Little Girls in Pretty Boxes (TV Movie)
Peter Bryant
 1996 JAG (TV Series)
Agent Brian Turque
 1996 Fast Money
Lt. Diego
 1996 For Which He Stands
District Attorney
 1995 Hidden Assassin
Alex Reed
 1994 In the Living Years
Mike Donahue
 1992 Dirty Work (TV Movie)
 1991 Saturday's (TV Movie)
 1991 Curly Sue
Frank Arnold (uncredited)
 1991 Love, Lies and Murder (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Carrothers
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Carrothers
 1990 The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series)
Jimmy, neighborly doorman
- Who Is He? (1990) ... Jimmy, neighborly doorman
 1989 I Know My First Name Is Steven (TV Mini-Series)
Del Stayner
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Del Stayner
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Del Stayner
 1986 King Kong Lives
Lt. Col. R.T. Nevitt
 1986 Brothers (TV Series)
Agent Harris
- The Gang Who Could Shoot Straight (1986) ... Agent Harris
 1986 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Leonard Porter
- A Chip Off the Ol' Milt (1986) ... Leonard Porter
 1986 The Deliberate Stranger (TV Movie)
Det. Roger Dunn
 1986 Last Resort
Phil Cocoran
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Crew Chief Brady Simmons (segment "Chameleon")
- Wordplay/Dreams for Sale/Chameleon (1985) ... Crew Chief Brady Simmons (segment "Chameleon")
 1985 The A-Team (TV Series)
Cactus Jack Slater
- Cup A' Joe (1985) ... Cactus Jack Slater
 1984 Money Hunt: The Mystery of the Missing Link (Video short)
Cash Hunt
 1984 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Highway Patrolman (as John David Ashton)
 1982 Police Squad! (TV Series)
 1981 Honky Tonk Freeway
Otto Kemper
 1981 Elvis and the Beauty Queen (TV Movie)
 1980-1981 Breaking Away (TV Series)
- La Strada (1981) ... Roy
- The Cutters (1980) ... Roy
 1979 Breaking Away
Mike's Brother
 1978 Carter Country (TV Series)
Guardsman #1
- Hurricane Jasper (1978) ... Guardsman #1
 1978 Lawman Without a Gun (TV Movie)
1st State Trooper
 1977-1978 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Roy Sears / Paul H. Willits
- The Groupie (1978) ... Roy Sears
- The Committee (1977) ... Paul H. Willits
 1978 The Wilds of Ten Thousand Islands (TV Movie)
 1977 Oh, God!
Police Officer (uncredited)
 1977 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
The M.P.
- Last Laugh (1977) ... The M.P.
 1977 The Rhinemann Exchange (TV Mini-Series)
 1977 Code R (TV Series)
- A Federal Case (1977) ... Karl
 1977 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Nazi Henchman
- Formula 407 (1977) ... Nazi Henchman (uncredited)
 1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
Curt Thomas
- Once a Snitch (1977) ... Curt Thomas
 1976 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Lester Shiller
- Fraternity of Thieves (1976) ... Lester Shiller
 1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Sgt. Paulson
- The Other Side of the Badge (1976) ... Sgt. Paulson
 1976 Phyllis (TV Series)
 1976 Cat Murkil and the Silks
Coach Larkin
 1975 My Father's House (TV Movie)
 1974 Columbo (TV Series)
Calvin MacGruder
- Negative Reaction (1974) ... Calvin MacGruder
 1974 Kojak (TV Series)
- Mojo (1974) ... Cullen
 1974 So Evil, My Sister
 1973 An Eye for an Eye
Sgt. Matthews (as John D. Ashton)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Etienne") in "A Flea in Her Ear", Company of Angels Theater, Hollywood, CA. NOTE: He won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award. See more »

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Alternate Names:

John D. Ashton | John David Ashton


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Think big, work hard, and have a dream


Won Los Angeles Drama Logue Award 1981 for Outstanding Performance as "Lee" in The South Coast Repertory Theater production of "True West". See more »



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