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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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Dynasty Jeff Colby
(1981-1989)
(2020)
The Colbys Jeff Colby
(1985-1987)
Search for Tomorrow Tom Bergman #3
(1977)

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 2022 Find Her (post-production)
Robert Marks
 2020 Axcellerator
Sy
 2018 Christmas Camp
Ben
 2016 The Lost Day (Video)
Tom
 2003-2008 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Rick Decker
- Episode #1.13331 (2008) ... Rick Decker
- Episode #1.13330 (2008) ... Rick Decker
- Episode #1.13329 (2008) ... Rick Decker
- Episode #1.13312 (2008) ... Rick Decker
- Episode #1.13311 (2008) ... Rick Decker
 2007 Illegal Aliens
Big Tony
 2006-2007 All My Children (TV Series)
Jeff Martin
- Episode #1.9602 (2007) ... Jeff Martin
- Episode #1.9600 (2007) ... Jeff Martin
- Episode #1.9599 (2007) ... Jeff Martin
- Episode #1.9584 (2007) ... Jeff Martin
- Episode #1.9583 (2007) ... Jeff Martin
 2001 Lightning: Fire from the Sky (TV Movie)
Porter Randall
 2000 Peril (Video)
Scott
 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 Mini-Series)
Jeff Colby
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Jeff Colby
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Jeff Colby
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter (TV Movie)
Brett Huston
 1981-1989 Dynasty (TV Series)
Jeff Colby
- Catch 22 (1989) ... Jeff Colby
- Blasts from the Past (1989) ... Jeff Colby
- Here Comes the Son (1989) ... Jeff Colby
- No Bones About It (1989) ... Jeff Colby
- Tale of the Tape (1989) ... Jeff Colby
 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
- Devil's Advocate (1987) ... Jeff Colby
- Return Engagement (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
 1977 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Tom Bergman #3
- Episode #1.6797 (1977) ... Tom Bergman #3
- Episode dated 21 November 1977 (1977) ... Tom Bergman #3
- Episode dated 16 November 1977 (1977) ... Tom Bergman #3
- Episode dated 15 November 1977 (1977) ... Tom Bergman #3
- Jo's Place (1977) ... Tom Bergman #3
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(Summer 1994) He acted in Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's musical, "South Pacific," in a Cherry County Playhouse production at the Frauenthal Theatre in Muskegon, Michigan. Pat Paulsen and Neil Rosen were artistic directors. See more »

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1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Alumnus of the AADA (American Academy of Dramatic Arts), Class of 1977. See more »

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Aries

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