John Roselius (1944–2018)

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John Roselius was born on August 19, 1944 in the USA. He was an actor, known for Lost Highway (1997), Space Jam (1996) and Con Air (1997). He died on October 29, 2018. See full bio »


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(age 74)

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Known For

Space Jam Baron's Manager
Con Air Deputy Marshal Skip Devers


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 2009 A Call to Arms (Documentary)
General Grier USMC
 1995-2002 JAG (TV Series)
Admiral Drake
- Code of Conduct (2002) ... Admiral Drake
- Second Sight (1999) ... Admiral Drake
- We the People (1997) ... Admiral Drake
- Shadow (1995) ... Admiral Drake
- A New Life: Part 2 (1995) ... Admiral Drake
 1999 The Deep End of the Ocean
 1999 Blast from the Past
 1998 The Truman Show
Man at Beach
 1998 Last Rites (TV Movie)
 1997 Playing God
Surgeon #3
 1997 Con Air
Deputy Marshal Skip Devers
 1997 Lost Highway
 1996-1997 High Incident (TV Series)
Stan Wilitz
- My Brother's Keeper (1997) ... Stan Wilitz
- Bullet the Blue Sky (1996) ... Stan Wilitz
- Masquerade (1996) ... Stan Wilitz
 1996 Mars Attacks!
GNN Boss
 1996 Space Jam
Baron's Manager
 1996 Norma Jean & Marilyn (TV Movie)
Earl Moran
 1995 Devil in a Blue Dress
 1994 McKenna (TV Series)
- The Pursuit ... Fowler
 1994 Guarding Tess
Tom Bahlor
 1992 Ruby
Detective Smalls
 1992 Final Analysis
Sheriff's Deputy
 1992 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
Coach Martz
- Running for Honor - June 11, 1964 (1992) ... Coach Martz
 1990 State of Grace
Borelli's Man
 1989 Let It Ride
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Todd Johnson
- You Gotta Believe Me (1986) ... Todd Johnson
 1985 Brothers-in-Law (TV Movie)
Sergeant Adamson
 1985 Hunter (TV Series)
- The Beach Boy (1985) ... Max
 1985 Seduced (TV Movie)
 1985 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Hotel Clerk
- Diced Steele (1985) ... Hotel Clerk
 1984 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
- The Rise and Fall of Paul the Wall (1984) ... Chauffeur
 1984 Courage
 1984 Fear City
Rossi's Manager
 1984 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
- Shots in the Dark (1984) ... Burk
 1984 Love Streams
 1984 The A-Team (TV Series)
- Pure-Dee Poison (1984) ... Calhoun
 1983 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Pro Golfer, in Golf Shop
- Forty Years from Sand Island (1983) ... Pro Golfer, in Golf Shop (as John L. Roselius)
 1982 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
 1982 Marian Rose White (TV Movie)
 1982 Victims (TV Movie)
 1980 Coast to Coast
Policeman #1
 1980 Borderline
FBI Agent
 1980 The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything (TV Movie)
Policeman Harris
 1980 The Boy Who Drank Too Much (TV Movie)
Paul Watson
 1979 Goldie and the Boxer (TV Movie)
Paul Kellog
 1979 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Mike Mikelson
- Nice Guys Finish Dead (1979) ... Mike Mikelson (uncredited)
 1979 Flesh & Blood (TV Movie)
Soldier Bartlett
 1978 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Motorcycle Cop
- Mother Goose Is Running for His Life (1978) ... Motorcycle Cop
 1976 The Enforcer
Mayor's Driver
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Alternate Names:

John L. Roselius

Did You Know?


Appeared in the famous, or infamously corny, anti-drug commercial simply known as "This is your brain on drugs" where he fries eggs while he says the line, which is to show what your brain is doing on drugs. It has since become legendary, and was even uttered by Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad.


Frequently cast in Joe Pytka films.

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