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John James Anderson is most well known for his ten-year role as 'Jeff Colby' on the 1980's prime time TV soaps Dynasty (1981) and The Colbys (1985). John was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of radio broadcaster Herb Oscar Anderson, and brother of actor Herb Anderson. He first starred in small roles in TV series like Fantasy Island (1977) and... See full bio »
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 2007 Illegal Aliens
Big Tony
 2001 Lightning: Fire from the Sky (TV Movie)
Porter Randall
 2001 Peril
 2000 Icebreaker
Will Langley
 2000 Pacific Blue (TV Series)
- Snafu (2000)
 1998 Love Boat: The Next Wave (TV Series)
Ray Kennedy
- Bermuda Triangle Episode (1998) ... Ray Kennedy
 1998 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Sam Carver
- What Are Friends For? (1998) ... Sam Carver
 1992 Partners 'n Love (TV Movie)
Carey Mays
 1991 Dynasty: The Reunion (TV Movie)
Jeff Colby
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter (TV Movie)
Brett Huston
 1987 Haunted by Her Past (TV Movie)
Eric Beckett
 1985-1987 The Colbys (TV Series)
Jeff Colby
- Crossroads (1987) ... Jeff Colby
- The Dead End (1987) ... Jeff Colby
- Betrayals (1987) ... Jeff Colby
 1984 He's Not Your Son (TV Movie)
Ted Barnes
 1984 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
Father Michael Bretton
- Yesterday's Child (1984) ... Father Michael Bretton
 1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Corky Daniels
- The Big Bet/Nancy and the Thunderbirds (1982) ... Corky Daniels
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Guest on "Live on Five".

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6' 1" (1.85 m)

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