John David Carson (1952–2009)


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John Franklin Carson was born and raised in Hollywood, California. His father was actor Kit Carson (born Eldridge Franklin Carson), who appeared in many Western films, most notably working with Dale Robertson. His mother, the former Rosemonde James, also had some acting experience, albeit primarily as a fashion model, and was elected president of ... See full bio »

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Known For

(1990)
Empire of the Ants Joe Morrison
(1977)
Space Ghost Todd / Dino Boy
(1966-1968)
Police Woman Charlene Parker / Tommy Shaw
(1977)

Filmography

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 1990 Pretty Woman
Mark
 1987-1988 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Jay Spence
- A Madness Most Discreet (1988) ... Jay Spence
- Rescue Me (1988) ... Jay Spence
- Lovers and Friends (1987) ... Jay Spence
- Opening Moves (1987) ... Jay Spence
- Loose Cannons (1987) ... Jay Spence
 1987 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Stephen Wainwright
- You, Too, Can Be a Detective (1987) ... Stephen Wainwright
 1987 The Law and Harry McGraw (TV Series)
Brian Stafford
- Rappaport's Back in Town (1987) ... Brian Stafford
 1986 Blacke's Magic (TV Series)
Billy Maddox
- Address Unknown (1986) ... Billy Maddox
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Larry Burns
- Sticks and Stones (1985) ... Larry Burns
 1983 Three's Company (TV Series)
Bradley Hastings
- Now You See It, Now You Don't (1983) ... Bradley Hastings
 1982 Bring 'Em Back Alive (TV Series)
Major Charles Anthony
- Seven Keys to Singapore (1982) ... Major Charles Anthony
 1982 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Mel
- Charlie (1982) ... Mel
 1981 CHiPs (TV Series)
Wilder
- Mitchell & Woods (1981) ... Wilder
 1980 Taxi (TV Series)
Kirk Bradshaw
- Elaine's Strange Triangle (1980) ... Kirk Bradshaw
 1979 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Mike Harper
- A Shallow Grave (1979) ... Mike Harper
 1979 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series)
Paul Hamilton
- Target for Terror (1979) ... Paul Hamilton
 1978-1979 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Scott Miller / Kevin Ryan
- Angels at the Altar (1979) ... Scott Miller
- Angels in the Stretch (1978) ... Kevin Ryan
 1978 The Fifth Floor
Ronnie Denton
 1978 The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (TV Series)
Elmer Bludgett
- The Quest (1978) ... Elmer Bludgett
 1978 Confessions of the D.A. Man (TV Movie)
Larry Marshall
 1978 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
- Author, Author! (1978)
 1977 Mulligan's Stew (TV Series)
Tom D'Andrea
- Little Grey Bird (1977) ... Tom D'Andrea
 1976-1977 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
David Burke / Walt Gornett
- The Reincarnation (1977) ... David Burke
- Band of Evil (1976) ... Walt Gornett
 1977 Sugar Time! (TV Series)
David
- Guy and Dolls (1977) ... David
 1977 Charge of the Model T's
Lt. Matt Jones
 1977 Empire of the Ants
Joe Morrison
 1977 The Fantastic Journey (TV Series)
Cyrus
- Beyond the Mountain (1977) ... Cyrus
 1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
Tommy Shaw / Charlene Parker
- Night of the Full Moon (1977) ... Tommy Shaw / Charlene Parker
 1976 John Baker's Last Race (Short)
John Baker
 1976 Stay Hungry
Halsey
 1973-1976 Cannon (TV Series)
Benjy Holbrook III / Tim Jardine
- Cry Wolf (1976) ... Benjy Holbrook III
- Prisoners (1973) ... Tim Jardine
 1975 Joe Forrester (TV Series)
 1975 Insight (TV Series)
Frankie
- The Incredible Man (1975) ... Frankie
 1975 Lucas Tanner (TV Series)
Tom Michaelson
- Shattered (1975) ... Tom Michaelson
 1974 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Frank Donato
- An Act of Love (1974) ... Frank Donato
 1974 The Savage Is Loose
David
 1974 Apple's Way (TV Series)
Ben Haggerty
- The Returning (1974) ... Ben Haggerty
 1974 Murder in the First Person Singular (TV Movie)
Peter
 1974 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
Peter
 1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Alex
- The Conspirators (1974) ... Alex
 1974 Doc Elliot (TV Series)
- No Place to Go (1974)
 1973 The Day of the Dolphin
Larry
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
Joie
- Joie (1973) ... Joie
 1973 Of Men and Women (TV Movie) (segment "Margie Passes")
 1973 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
Tom Baker
- Forgive Us Our Debits (1973) ... Tom Baker
 1971-1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Theron Haig / Marty Cardwell
- Requiem for Young Lovers (1973) ... Theron Haig
- Eulogy for a Wide Receiver (1971) ... Marty Cardwell
 1972 Call Her Mom (TV Movie)
Woody Guiness III
 1970-1972 Room 222 (TV Series)
Craig Evans / Mike Putichic
- Where Is It Written? (1972) ... Craig Evans
 1971 The D.A. (TV Series)
Larry Marshall
- The People vs. Saydo (1971) ... Larry Marshall
 1970 The Young Lawyers (TV Series)
Tony Fulton
- We May Be Better Strangers (1970) ... Tony Fulton (as David Carson)
 1970 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Billy
- There Must Be a Party (1970) ... Billy (as David Carson)
 1970 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Tim Salter
- A Very Special Sailfish (1970) ... Tim Salter (as David Carson)
 1970 The Murdocks and the McClays (TV Movie)
Calvin Murdock Jr. (as John Carson)
 1966-1968 Space Ghost (TV Series)
Todd / Dino Boy
- The Meeting/Clutches of Creature King/The Deadly Trap (1968) ... Dino Boy / Todd (voice, as Johnny Carson)
- The Gargoyloids/The Worm People/The Looters (1967) ... Todd (voice, as Johnny Carson)
- The Ovens of Moltor/The Spear Warriors/Transor - The Matter Mover (1966) ... Todd (voice, as Johnny Carson)
- The Sorcerer/The Marksman/The Space Piranhas (1966) ... Todd (voice, as Johnny Carson)
- Glasstor/The Sacrifice/The Space Ark (1966) ... Todd (voice, as Johnny Carson)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" at the Richard Basehart Playhouse in Woodland Hills. See more »

Alternate Names:

David Carson | Johnny Carson | John Carson

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)

Spouse:

Diana Carson  (his death) | See more »

Parents:

Rosemonde James
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Trivia:

A serious motorcycle accident as a teen left him almost completely deaf in his left ear. See more »

Trademark:

Often played thoughtful, passive, "nice guy" characters. See more »

Nickname:

Johnny Carson See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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