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John Beal (I) (1909–1997)

John Beal was born James Andrew Bliedung on August 13, 1909, in Joplin, Missouri. The son of a department store owner and concert pianist, he began acting in school and church plays and decided to pursue it as a career following his B.S. degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. The more marquee-friendly stage moniker of "John Beal" ... See full bio »

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 1990 The Kid Who Loved Christmas (TV Movie)
 1988 A Place at the Table (TV Movie)
Jim Wilson
 1987 A Year in the Life (TV Series)
Turkey Farmer
- So Much Water So Close to Home (1987) ... Turkey Farmer
 1983 Amityville 3-D
Harold Caswell
 1979 Jennifer: A Woman's Story (TV Movie)
Prof. Eric Wohlstrom
 1977 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Stanley Long
- Prisoner of Deceit (1977) ... Stanley Long
 1977 Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (TV Movie)
Dr. Carr
 1976 Family (TV Series)
James Lawrence
- On the First Day of Christmas (1976) ... James Lawrence
- Skeleton in the Closet (1976) ... James Lawrence
 1976 Ark II (TV Series)
- The Balloon (1976) ... Grandfather
 1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Chuck Moran
- In Case of Madness (1976) ... Chuck Moran
 1975 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
Doc Lazar
- Triple Threat (1975) ... Doc Lazar
 1975 The Legend of Lizzie Borden (TV Movie)
Dr. Bowen
 1974 The Waltons (TV Series)
Mason Beardsley
- The Visitor (1974) ... Mason Beardsley
 1974 Lincoln (TV Mini-Series)
Senator Fogelson
- Mrs. Lincoln's Husband (1974) ... Senator Fogelson
 1974 Kojak (TV Series)
- Down a Long and Lonely River (1974) ... McKinney
 1974 Hawkins (TV Series)
- Candidate for Murder (1974) ... Judge
 1973 No Way Out
 1970 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
George Marshall
- The Honeymooners: Operation Protest (1970) ... George Marshall
 1969 This Town Will Never Be the Same (TV Movie)
 1968 A Case of Libel (TV Movie)
 1967 Coronet Blue (TV Series)
Maurice Straight
- A Dozen Demons (1967) ... Maurice Straight
 1965 For the People (TV Series)
Arthur Genessee
- With Intent to Influence (1965) ... Arthur Genessee
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Jim Matthews
- Episode #1.1 (1964) ... Jim Matthews (uncredited)
 1962-1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Dr. Henden / Mr. Hendon
- The Imperfect Prodigy (1964) ... Mr. Hendon
- Two Black Candles (1962) ... Dr. Henden
- Dr. Lillian (1962) ... Dr. Henden
- The Barbara Bowers Story (1962) ... Dr. Henden
 1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
- The Beatnik and the Politician (1964) ... Ross
 1964 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
Ben Rice
- Gone the Sun (1964) ... Ben Rice
 1957-1963 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Col. Bill Wheeler / Steven Barlow / Mr. Hare
- The Soldier Ran Away (1963) ... Col. Bill Wheeler
- Whisper of Evil (1959) ... Steven Barlow
- Little Charlie Don't Want a Saddle (1957) ... Mr. Hare
 1962 The Defenders (TV Series)
Dr. Roth
- Madman: Part 2 (1962) ... Dr. Roth
- Madman: Part 1 (1962) ... Dr. Roth
 1960 Ten Who Dared
Maj. John Wesley Powell
 1960 Road to Reality (TV Series)
Dr. Lewis
 1960 The Alaskans (TV Series)
Cass Wilson
- The Bride Wore Black (1960) ... Cass Wilson
 1960 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Otto Becher
- The Lovers (1960) ... Otto Becher
 1959 Bonanza (TV Series)
Philip Diedesheimer
- The Phillip Diedesheimer Story (1959) ... Philip Diedesheimer
 1959 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
- The Strangers That Came to Town (1959) ... Father
 1959 The Sound and the Fury
Howard Compson
 1959 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
- Three Loves Has Katy (1959) ... Nathaniel
 1958 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Paul Naylor
- The Paul Naylor Story (1958) ... Paul Naylor
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
- The Bull Skinner (1958)
 1957 That Night!
Commuter Christopher J. Bowden
 1954-1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Maj. Saks / Samuel Edison / Juror #2
- The Human Barrier (1957) ... Maj. Saks
- Twelve Angry Men (1954) ... Juror #2
 1957 The Vampire
Dr. Paul Beecher
 1952-1957 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Adam Waring
- The Princess Back Home (1957) ... Adam Waring
 1956-1957 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Birger Dahlerus / Ken, the Commuter
- The Week the World Stood Still (1957) ... Birger Dahlerus
- The Long Way Home (1956) ... Ken, the Commuter
 1954 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
- High Man (1954) ... Harvey
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
John Desmond
- You Are Young Only Once (1954) ... John Desmond
 1954 Inner Sanctum (TV Series)
Tim / Vic
- Watcher by the Dead (1954) ... Tim
- Cat Calls (1954) ... Vic
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Father James Gallagher
- The Good of His Soul (1954) ... Father James Gallagher
 1953-1954 The Philip Morris Playhouse (TV Series)
 1953 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
 1953 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- The Intruder (1953)
 1953 Remains to Be Seen
Dr. Glenson
 1953 Freedom Rings (TV Series)
Host (1953)
 1953 The Trip to Bountiful (TV Movie)
Ludie Watts
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Double Exposure (1952)
 1952 My Six Convicts
Dr. Wilson aka Doc
 1952 The Story of Roger Williams (TV Movie)
Roger Williams
 1950-1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
- The Crushed Rose (1951)
- The Waxwork (1950)
 1951 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Charley Bemis
- The Wisdom Tooth (1951) ... Charley Bemis
 1950 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series)
- Hit the Deck (1950) ... Bilge
 1949 Song of Surrender
 1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
 1949 Chicago Deadline
Paul Jean d'Ur
 1949 Alimony
Dan Barker
 1949 Your Show Time (TV Series)
- The Necklace (1949)
 1948 So Dear to My Heart
Jeremiah as an Adult - Narrator (voice)
 1947 Messenger of Peace
Pastor Armin Ritter
 1943 Edge of Darkness
Johann Stensgard
 1943 Let's Have Fun
Richard Gilbert
 1943 Photographic Intelligence for Bombardment Aviation (Documentary short)
Major Dean (uncredited)
 1942 Stand By All Networks
Ben Fallon
 1942 One Thrilling Night
Horace Jason
 1941 Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime
Walter Matthews
 1939 The Cat and the Canary
Fred Blythe
 1939 The Great Commandment
 1938 The Arkansas Traveler
John 'Johnnie' Daniels
 1938 I Am the Law
Paul Ferguson
 1937 Danger Patrol
Dan Loring
 1937 Double Wedding
Waldo Beaver
 1937 Madame X
Raymond Fleuriot
 1937 We Who Are About to Die
John E. 'Johnny' Thompson
 1936 M'Liss
Stephen Thorne
 1935 Break of Hearts
Johnny Lawrence
 1935 Laddie
Laddie Stanton
 1934 Hat, Coat, and Glove
Jerry Hutchins
 1933 Another Language
Jerry Hallam
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Stage Play: Three Men on a Horse. Comedy. Written by George Abbott and John Cecil Holm. Musical Director: John Kander. Scenic Design by Marjorie Bradley Kellogg. Directed by John Tillinger. Lyceum Theatre: 13 Apr 1993- 16 May 1993 (39 performances + 24 previews that began on 23 Mar 1993). Cast: Leslie Anderson (as "Gloria"), John Beal (as ... See more »

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