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John Karlen


John Karlen was born on May 28, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as John Adam Karlewicz. He is an actor, known for Dark Shadows (1966), Cagney & Lacey (1981) and Another World (1964). He was previously married to Betty Karlen. See full bio »
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 1989-1995 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Superintendent Arthur Joyce / Patrick MacNair / Lt. Martin McGinn
- Nan's Ghost (1995) ... Superintendent Arthur Joyce
- Nan's Ghost (1995) ... Superintendent Arthur Joyce
- To the Last Will I Grapple with Thee (1992) ... Patrick MacNair
- The Grand Old Lady (1989) ... Lt. Martin McGinn
 1994 Roseanne: An Unauthorized Biography (TV Movie)
Jerry Barr
 1994 MacShayne: Winner Takes All (TV Movie)
Waldo Church
 1993 Surf Ninjas
Mac
 1993 Without Warning: Terror in the Towers (TV Movie)
Jack McAllister
 1991 In a Child's Name (TV Movie)
Joe Silvano
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin (TV Movie)
Jake Morrison
 1990 Nightmare on the 13th Floor (TV Movie)
Sgt Madden
 1989 227 (TV Series)
Nathan Pollack
- Jackée (1989) ... Nathan Pollack
 1989 Jackée (TV Movie)
Nathan Pollack
 1989 Babycakes (TV Movie)
Al
 1989 The Cover Girl and the Cop (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Wingo
 1988 Police Story: Burnout (TV Movie)
Capt. Harrison
 1988 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Joe Farrell
- Date Rape (1988) ... Joe Farrell
 1987 Downpayment on Murder (TV Movie)
Albert
 1987 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Adam Simon
- Green Lipstick (1987) ... Adam Simon
 1987 Daddy (TV Movie)
Mike Burnette
 1986 Native Son
Max
 1986 Welcome Home, Bobby (TV Movie)
Geffin
 1985 Hostage Flight (TV Movie)
DiSalvo
 1985 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
Doctor Arthur Barwell
- Final Analysis (1985) ... Doctor Arthur Barwell
 1984 Gimme an 'F'
Bucky Berkshire
 1984 Impulse
Bob Russell
 1984 Racing with the Moon
Mr. Nash
 1983 Bay City Blues (TV Series)
Clancy
- Pilot (1983) ... Clancy
 1983 The Winds of War (TV Mini-Series)
Ed (PBY pilot)
- Into the Maelstrom (1983) ... Ed (PBY pilot)
 1983 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Reverend Walker
- Miss Lonelyhearts (1983) ... Reverend Walker
 1982 Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story (TV Movie)
Uncle George
 1982 King's Crossing (TV Series)
Sheriff
- The Home Front (1982) ... Sheriff
 1982 Strike Force (TV Series)
District Attorney Trenton
- Shark (1982) ... District Attorney Trenton
 1982 Fame (TV Series)
Detective Kessler
- Tomorrow's Farewell (1982) ... Detective Kessler
 1981 Pennies from Heaven
The Detective
 1981 American Dream (TV Series)
Coach Ritter
- American Dream (1981) ... Coach Ritter
 1981 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Marty
- A Case of the Crazies (1981) ... Marty
 1979-1981 Vega$ (TV Series)
Geddes / Eddie Stolvak
- Out of Sight (1981) ... Geddes
- The Day the Gambling Stopped (1979) ... Eddie Stolvak
 1979-1981 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Customs Agent Brice / Marine Gunnery Sgt. Alistair Adams
- Semper-Fidelis (1979) ... Marine Gunnery Sgt. Alistair Adams
 1980 The Long Days of Summer (TV Movie)
Duane Haley
 1979 The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang (TV Movie)
Charlie Powers
 1979 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Ken Navaretti
- Gambling (1979) ... Ken Navaretti
 1979 Sword of Justice (TV Series)
Jerry Lombardi
- Blackjack (1979) ... Jerry Lombardi
 1979 The Return of Mod Squad (TV Movie)
Marty
 1979 Kaz (TV Series)
 1979 Supertrain (TV Series)
Quinn
- Express to Terror (1979) ... Quinn
 1979 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Deputy D.A. Stanton
- Ballad for a Blue Lady (1979) ... Deputy D.A. Stanton
 1978 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Johnny Alban / Easy Eddie
- A Frame for Murder (1978) ... Johnny Alban
- The Scapegoat (1978) ... Easy Eddie
 1978 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Leo
 1978 Killer's Delight
Danny
 1978 Colorado C.I. (TV Movie)
Kessler
 1973-1978 Kojak (TV Series)
Hicks / Pinky
- The Captain's Brother's Wife (1978) ... Hicks
- Web of Death (1973) ... Pinky
 1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Rocky McQue
- The Lady on Thursday at Ten (1978) ... Rocky McQue
 1977 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Leonard Chaffey
- Angel Baby (1977) ... Leonard Chaffey
 1977 The Feather and Father Gang (TV Series)
Benton
- Welcome Home, Vince (1977) ... Benton
 1977 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Bill Leggett
- My Dear Uncle Sherlock (1977) ... Bill Leggett
 1973-1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Shep / Rush / Detective #1 - 1st Supermarket Robbery
- Prime Rib (1977) ... Shep
- Incident in the Kill Zone (1975) ... Rush
- Slow Boy (1973) ... Detective #1 - 1st Supermarket Robbery
 1977 Hunter (TV Series)
Power plant worker
- Bluebird Is Back (1977) ... Power plant worker
 1977 All in the Family (TV Series)
Leo
- Mike Goes Skiing (1977) ... Leo
 1977 Most Wanted (TV Series)
Red Murphy
- The White Collar Killer (1977) ... Red Murphy
 1976 Serpico (TV Series)
Eddie Hibbard
- Rapid Fire (1976) ... Eddie Hibbard
 1975-1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Nat Reeves / Vernon
- No Minor Vices (1976) ... Nat Reeves
- Poisoned Snow (1975) ... Vernon
 1976 The Waltons (TV Series)
Rev. Ezekiel L. Henshaw
- The Baptism (1976) ... Rev. Ezekiel L. Henshaw
 1976 A Small Town in Texas
Lenny
 1976 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Harris
- Anatomy of a Bribe (1976) ... Harris
 1975 Mobile One (TV Series)
- Episode #1.9 (1975)
 1973-1975 Medical Center (TV Series)
Danny Taggert / Frank Crane
- No Hiding Place (1975) ... Danny Taggert
- Judgment (1973) ... Frank Crane
 1975 Joe Forrester (TV Series)
- The Witness (1975)
 1975 Delancey Street: The Crisis Within (TV Movie)
Richard Copell
 1975 Trilogy of Terror (TV Movie)
Thomas Amman
 1975 Mannix (TV Series)
Hood #1
- Quartet for a Blunt Instrument (1975) ... Hood #1
 1973-1974 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
Otto Roget / The Detective / Frank Linwood
- The Cloning of Clifford Swimmer (1974) ... The Detective
- Nightmare at 43 Hillcrest (1974) ... Frank Linwood
- Frankenstein: Part 2 (1973) ... Otto Roget
- Frankenstein: Part 1 (1973) ... Otto Roget
 1974 Shazam! (TV Series)
Nick Roberts
- Thou Shalt Not Kill (1974) ... Nick Roberts
 1974 Doc Elliot (TV Series)
Vincent Parker
- The Pharmacist (1974) ... Vincent Parker
 1974 Melvin Purvis G-MAN (TV Movie)
'Tony' Anthony Redecci
 1973 The Invasion of Carol Enders (TV Movie)
David Hastings
 1973 Shirts/Skins (TV Movie)
Herbie Bush
 1973 The Magician (TV Series)
Jim Russell
- The Vanishing Lady (1973) ... Jim Russell
 1973 Egan (TV Movie)
Jack / Ida Deveaux
 1972 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Johnny Wexford
- Belinda, End of Little Miss Bubble Gum (1972) ... Johnny Wexford
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series)
Ed
- Through a Flame Darkly (1972) ... Ed
 1972 Night of Terror (TV Movie)
Pete Manning
 1971 Night of Dark Shadows
Alex Jenkins
 1968 Hidden Faces (TV Series)
Sharkey Primrose
 1967 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
Gary Doyle
- Murder for Infinity (1967) ... Gary Doyle
 1967 Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (TV Series)
Jock Porter (1967)
 1966 Hawk (TV Series)
John Polanski
- The Longleat Chronicles (1966) ... John Polanski
 1964 Brenner (TV Series)
Ben Laney
- Laney's Boy (1964) ... Ben Laney
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Casey (1970)
 1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Billy Conrad
- One Drink at a Time (1964) ... Billy Conrad
 1963 The Patriots (TV Movie)
Ned
 1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Mickey
- Joby (1963) ... Mickey
 1962 The Gallant Men (TV Series)
Lt. Tyrell
- Signals for an End Run (1962) ... Lt. Tyrell
 1962 The Detectives (TV Series)
Frankie
- Strangers in the House (1962) ... Frankie
 1959 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Pfc. James Cook
- Thunder Over Berlin (1959) ... Pfc. James Cook
 1959 Naked City (TV Series)
Chuck
- The Manhole (1959) ... Chuck
 1958 From These Roots (TV Series)
Unknown (1958)
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Young man
- Heroes Walk on Sand (1957) ... Young man
 1949 The Big Story (TV Series)
Andy Franks
- Theory and Practice ... Andy Franks
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At the last several "Dark Shadows" conventions, Mr. Karlen has performed in various skits and plays, including two non-DS productions, the 2-character one- act play "Love", and a revival of "The House", an old Art Wallace teleplay which was an early plot source for DS. In the latter, ironically, he played the sinister character... See more »

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Daughters of Darkness (1971)] We shot that in Belgium and France and uh.. The New York Times gave that one of the great reviews of vampire films of all time. It gave it a great, one of the truly great reviews. And for whatever reason, the movie was incredibly popular in Europe. Friends of mine would say they've been at a movie theater in France, or something, and they were lined up around the... See more »

Trivia:

He is of Polish descent. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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