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John Chappell (I) (1939–2015)

John Chappell was born on March 9, 1939 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA as John Frederick Chappell. He was an actor, known for Brubaker (1980), The New WKRP in Cincinnati (1991) and After MASH (1983). He was married to Patricia Wilder, Katherine McLeod and Laura Jordan. He died on March 2, 2015 in Carthage, North Carolina. See full bio »

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Known For

Brubaker Captain Cleaves
The New WKRP in Cincinnati Buddy Dornster / Buddy
After MASH Michael D'Angelo / Mike D'Angelo


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 1998 Claudine's Return
Traveling Salesman
 1995 Legend (TV Series)
- Revenge of the Herd (1995) ... Lamar
- Mr. Pratt Goes to Sheridan (1995) ... Lamar
 1991-1993 The New WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Buddy Dornster / Buddy
- Treasure of Sierra Smith (1993) ... Buddy Dornster
- Fever All Through the Night (1993) ... Buddy Dornster
- Fever in the Morning (1993) ... Buddy Dornster
- Flimm Flam Man (1992) ... Buddy
- Moss Dies (1992) ... Buddy Dornster
 1987 My Best Friend Is a Vampire
Buddy Blake
 1986 Matlock (TV Series)
- The Angel (1986) ... Rupert
 1986 Sidekicks (TV Series)
- I Hate the Neighbors (1986) ... Weby
 1986 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Ted Kurland
- Stemwinder: Part 2 (1986) ... Ted Kurland
- Stemwinder: Part 1 (1986) ... Ted Kurland
 1985 Two Soldiers (Short)
Sheriff Foote
 1983-1985 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Priest / Kurt Dundee / Frankie Gillard's Landlord
- Facets (1985) ... Priest
- What Goes Around Comes Around (1984) ... Kurt Dundee
- All Your Favorite Games (1983) ... Frankie Gillard's Landlord
 1983-1984 After MASH (TV Series)
Michael D'Angelo / Mike D'Angelo
- Up and Down Payments (1984) ... Mike D'Angelo
- Another Saturday Night (1984) ... Michael D'Angelo
- Odds and Ends (1984) ... Michael D'Angelo
- It Had to Be You (1984) ... Michael D'Angelo
- Yours Truly, Max Klinger (1984) ... Michael D'Angelo
 1983 Kentucky Woman (TV Movie)
Fred Humphries
 1982 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Asst. Commissioner of Public Health
- Science for Sale (1982) ... Asst. Commissioner of Public Health
 1982 The Executioner's Song (TV Movie)
Ron Stanger
 1981 The Nashville Grab (TV Movie)
Carl Dobbins
 1981 Hard Country
 1981 The Killing of Randy Webster (TV Movie)
Chief Newmeyer
 1981 The Choice (TV Movie)
Dr. Newsome
 1979-1980 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series)
Announcer / Harry Cunningham
- The Dirtiest Girls in Town (1980) ... Announcer
- Dean Martin and the Moonshiners (1979) ... Harry Cunningham
 1980 Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier (TV Movie)
Buff Boston
 1980 Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (TV Movie)
Sheriff's Deputy
 1980 Brubaker
Captain Cleaves
 1979 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Larry Dobson
- Death in the Slow Lane (1979) ... Larry Dobson
 1979 10
Man on beach
 1979 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
- Angels Go Truckin' (1979) ... Walt
 1979 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Rev. Drinkwater
- Preacher (1979) ... Rev. Drinkwater
 1979 The Rebels (TV Movie)
Henry Knox
 1979 Fast Break
Alton Gutkas
 1978 Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park (TV Movie)
 1978 Goober & the Truckers' Paradise (TV Movie)
Deputy Eagle Keyes
 1977 Rafferty (TV Series)
Judge Power
- Walking Wounded (1977) ... Judge Power
 1977 The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald (TV Movie)
 1977 The Other Side of Midnight
Doc Petersen
 1977 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Frank Blake
- Dirty Money, Black Light (1977) ... Frank Blake
 1977 The Rhinemann Exchange (TV Mini-Series)
Jonathan Croft
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... Jonathan Croft
 1977 Tail Gunner Joe (TV Movie)
Sen. Karl Mundt
 1976 Nickelodeon
 1976 Delvecchio (TV Series)
Captain Moran
- Board of Rights (1976) ... Captain Moran
 1975 Moonrunners
Luther, short deputy sheriff
 1975 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Ben Clark
- Ring of Life (1975) ... Ben Clark
 1974 Give Me Liberty (TV Movie)
Paul Revere
 1974 Buster and Billie
 1971 Blood of the Dragon
Pa Tou (English version, voice)

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He had one child, son, John Andrew Bryan Chappell.

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