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Jon Van Ness


Born in Summitville, Indiana. A 1976 graduate of Butler University, he honed his acting skills at Christian Theological Seminary Reportory Theater at Butler. He was active in many Indiana venues including The Brown County Playhouse, The Black Curtain Dinner Theatre, and Starlight Musicals. Moved to New York and then Hollywood. His biggest break was... See full bio »

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Known For

The Natural
The Natural John Olsen
(1984)
Tourist Trap
Tourist Trap Jerry
(1979)
Brubaker
Brubaker Zaranska
(1980)

Filmography

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 2017 Actor on the Brink (Short)
Actor
 2012 Visible Scars
Henry Downs
 2007 Supernatural (TV Series)
Creedy
- Bad Day at Black Rock (2007) ... Creedy
 2003 The West Wing (TV Series)
Andrew
- Twenty Five (2003) ... Andrew
 1998 Scorpio One
Banner
 1995 Trial by Fire (TV Movie)
Det. Morgan
 1994 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Wick
- The Source (1994) ... Wick
 1993 Reasonable Doubts (TV Series)
Lafferty
- The Ties That Bind: Part 1 (1993) ... Lafferty
 1992 Rage and Honor
Talbot
 1991 Alligator II: The Mutation
Officer Trimble
 1991 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
Cliff Bain
- Uninvited Guests (1991) ... Cliff Bain
 1990 Tune in Tomorrow...
Brent Moconnochie
 1988 Sunset
Director
 1987 P.K. and the Kid
Max
 1986 Let's Get Harry
Mickey
 1986 The Hitcher
Trooper Hapscomb
 1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Jim Bowie
- Alamo Jobe (1985) ... Jim Bowie (uncredited)
 1985 Riptide (TV Series)
Marty
- Fuzzy Vision (1985) ... Marty
 1985 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Ed Kemp
- Episode dated 19 February 1985 (1985) ... Ed Kemp
 1984 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Balough
- Child Witness (1984) ... Balough
 1984 The Natural
John Olsen
 1984 The Bostonians
Henry Burrage (as John Van Ness Philip)
 1983 Mystère (uncredited)
 1983 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
'Truman'
- Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen (1983) ... 'Truman'
 1982 In the Custody of Strangers (TV Movie)
Corky
 1982 Some Kind of Hero
Powers' Aide
 1982 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Deputy
- Hart, Line, and Sinker (1982) ... Deputy
 1981 Norma Rae (TV Movie)
Process Server
 1981 X-Ray
Jack
 1981 The Postman Always Rings Twice
Motorcycle Cop
 1980 Ruckus
Deputy Dave
 1980 Brubaker
Zaranska
 1979 Salvage 1 (TV Series)
Ralph
- Golden Orbit: Part 1 (1979) ... Ralph (as Jon VanNess)
 1979 Tourist Trap
Jerry
 1978 Greatest Heroes of the Bible (TV Series)
- David & Goliath (1978) ... (as John VanNess)
 1978 The Runaways (TV Series)
Police officer
- Too Young to Love (1978) ... Police officer
 1978 CHiPs (TV Series)
Hitchhiker
- Flashback! (1978) ... Hitchhiker
 1978 Black Sheep Squadron (TV Series)
Navy Captain
- Forbidden Fruit (1978) ... Navy Captain
 1978 Baretta (TV Series)
Chuck
- Why Me? (1978) ... Chuck
 1977 End of the World
Mr. Sanchez
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Alternate Names:

John Van Ness Philip | John VanNess | Jon VanNess
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