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John has appeared in over 100 stage, film, and television productions throughout his more than 50 year illustrious career. His first professional acting role was in the premier production of "Othello" at the Hartford Stage Company at a young age. He then went on to perform in summer stock on Cape Cod, MA, starring in "Dark at the Top of the Stairs... See full bio »

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Beverly Hills Cop Sgt. Taggart
(1984)
Beverly Hills Cop II John Taggart
(1987)
Midnight Run Marvin Dorfler
(1988)
Gone Baby Gone Nick Poole
(2007)

Filmography

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  Hot Bath an' a Stiff Drink 2 (completed)
Judge Nathan Rivers
 2019 American Christmas
Rob
 2019 My Little Baby
Sheriff Jackson
 2019 Making a Deal with the Devil
FBI Director
 2019 The Last Big Save
Joseph Bird Sr.
 2019 Once Upon a River
Smoke
 2018 The Joke Thief
Joseph Rogers
 2017/I The Neighborhood
Matt Krivinsky
 2015 Uncle John
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 Middle Men
Morgan
 2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Chief of Detectives
- Baggage (2009) ... Chief of Detectives
 2007 Gone Baby Gone
Nick Poole
 2007 Reign of the Gargoyles (TV Movie)
Commander Latham
 2006 Sweet Deadly Dreams
Harry
 2005 Jane Doe: Til Death Do Us Part (TV Movie)
Richie Parsons
 2003 Family (TV Mini-Series)
Martin
- A Collective Body of Persons (2003) ... Martin
- People United by Conviction (2003) ... Martin
 2002 Body & Soul (TV Series)
Jordan Meadows
- Saviors (2002) ... Jordan Meadows
 2001 Bill's Gun Shop
Bill Voight
 2001 Going to California (TV Series)
Victor
- Apocalypse Cow (2001) ... Victor
 2001 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Dashiel Purdue
- Everybody Falls Down (2001) ... Dashiel Purdue
 1999 Avalanche
Kemp
 1999 Instinct
Guard Dacks
 1999 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Bobby
- Heroes (1999) ... Bobby
 1998 My Uncle Sidney (Short)
Uncle Sidney
 1998 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Instructor
- Pregnant Paws (1998) ... Instructor (voice)
 1998 The Day Lincoln Was Shot (TV Movie)
Gen. Ulysses Simpson Grant
 1998 Meet the Deedles
Capt. Douglas Pine
 1997 Little Girls in Pretty Boxes (TV Movie)
Peter Bryant
 1996 JAG (TV Series)
Agent Brian Turque
- Skeleton Crew (1996) ... 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
 1994 Trapped in Paradise
Ed Dawson
 1994 Little Big League
Mac Macnally
 1993 The Tommyknockers (TV Mini-Series)
Trooper Butch Duggan
- Part 2 (1993) ... Trooper Butch Duggan
- Part 1 (1993) ... Trooper Butch Duggan
 1992 Dirty Work (TV Movie)
Eddie
 1991 Saturday's (TV Movie)
George
 1991 Curly Sue
Frank Arnold (uncredited)
 1991 Love, Lies and Murder (TV Mini-Series)
Carrothers
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Carrothers
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Carrothers
 1989-1990 Hardball (TV Series)
Charlie Battles
- The Hunt for Honus Wagner (1990) ... Charlie Battles
- Every Dog Has His Day (1990) ... Charlie Battles
- Prescription for Murder (1990) ... Charlie Battles
- Wedding Bell Blues (1990) ... Charlie Battles
- Sex, Cops, and Videotape (1990) ... Charlie Battles
 1990 The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series)
Jimmy, neighborly doorman
- Who Is He? (1990) ... Jimmy, neighborly doorman
 1989 I Want to Go Home
Harry Dempsey
 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
 1988 Midnight Run
Marvin Dorfler
 1988 She's Having a Baby
Ken
 1987 Beverly Hills Cop II
John Taggart
 1987 Some Kind of Wonderful
Cliff Nelson
 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 A Death in California (TV Mini-Series)
Det. Bob Swalwell
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Det. Bob Swalwell
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Det. Bob Swalwell
 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 Beverly Hills Cop
Sgt. Taggart
 1984 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Highway Patrolman (as John David Ashton)
 1982 Police Squad! (TV Series)
Rocky
 1981 Honky Tonk Freeway
Otto Kemper
 1981 Elvis and the Beauty Queen (TV Movie)
Jake
 1980-1981 Breaking Away (TV Series)
Roy
- La Strada (1981) ... Roy
- The Cutters (1980) ... Roy
 1980 Borderline
Charlie Monroe
 1978-1979 Dallas (TV Series)
Willie Joe Garr
- Whatever Happened to Baby John?: Part 2 (1979) ... Willie Joe Garr
- Whatever Happened to Baby John?: Part 1 (1979) ... Willie Joe Garr
- The Red File: Part 2 (1979) ... Willie Joe Garr
- The Red File: Part 1 (1979) ... Willie Joe Garr
- Fallen Idol (1978) ... Willie Joe Garr
 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)
Orville
 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)
Ballentyne
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... Ballentyne
 1977 Code R (TV Series)
Karl
- 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)
Taxpayer
 1976 Cat Murkil and the Silks
Coach Larkin
 1975 My Father's House (TV Movie)
Sergeant
 1974 So Evil, My Sister
Brock
 1974 Columbo (TV Series)
Calvin MacGruder
- Negative Reaction (1974) ... Calvin MacGruder
 1974 Emergency! (TV Series)
Station Wagon Driver
- Gossip (1974) ... Station Wagon Driver (uncredited)
 1974 Kojak (TV Series)
Cullen
- Mojo (1974) ... Cullen
 1973 An Eye for an Eye
Sgt. Matthews (as John D. Ashton)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared as "Lee") in "True West", South Coast Repertory Theater, Costa Mesa, CA. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook Fan Page | Official Site

Alternate Names:

John D. Ashton | John David Ashton

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

Think big, work hard, and have a dream

Trivia:

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

Nickname:

Jodad

Star Sign:

Pisces

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