Ashton, John 1948– (John D. Ashton, John David Ashton)

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ASHTON, John 1948
(John D. Ashton, John David Ashton)


Born February 22, 1948, in Springfield, MA. Education: Graduated from the University of Southern California School of Theatre; studied theater at Defiance College. Avocational Interests: Golf.

Addresses: Manager Heylee Winters & Associates, 8491 Sunset Blvd., Suite 268, West Hollywood, CA 90069. Agent The Artists Agency, 1180 South Beverly Dr., Suite 301, Los Angeles, CA 90035.

Career: Actor. Began acting lessons at age of 12, 1960; appeared with theater troupe from University of Southern California, 1970; won scholarship to travel abroad where he appeared in 15 stage productions in Europe; joined Company of Angels Theatre Group. Previously hosted the Longs Peak Celebrity Golf Tournament, Fort Collins, CO; guitarist for The Stooges (a rock band).

Awards, Honors: Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, best supporting actor, 1973, for A Flea in Her Ear; Drama Logue Award, best actor, 1982, for True West.


Film Appearances:

(As John D. Ashton) Sergeant Matthews, The Psychopath (also known as An Eye for an Eye ), London International, 1973.

Milkman, A Touch of Genie, 808 Pictures, 1974.

The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann, Hudson Valley, 1974.

So Evil, My Sister (also known as Psycho Sisters and The Sibling ), 1974.

When a Woman Calls, Tania Productions, 1975.

Roy, Mike's brother, Breaking Away (also known as Bambino ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1979.

Charlie Monroe, Borderline, Associated Film Distributors, 1980.

Otto Kemper, Honky Tonk Freeway, Warner Bros., 1981.

(As John David Ashton) Highway patrolman, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the Eighth Dimension (also known as Buckaroo Banzai and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1984.

Detective Sergeant John Taggart, Beverly Hills Cop, Paramount, 1984.

Cash Hunt, Money Hunt: The Mystery of the Missing Link (also known as Money Hunt ), 1984.

National Lampoon's European Vacation, Warner Bros., 1985.

Phil Corcoran, Last Resort (also known as She Knew No Other Way ), Concorde, 1986.

Colonel Nevitt, King Kong Lives, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986.

Detective Sergeant John Taggart, Beverly Hills Cop II, Paramount, 1987.

Cliff Nelson, Some Kind of Wonderful, Paramount, 1987.

Marvin Dorfler, Midnight Run, Universal, 1988.

Ken, She's Having a Baby, Paramount, 1988.

Harry Dempsey, I Want to Go Home (also known as Je veux rentrer a la maison ), La Sept Cinema, 1989.

(Uncredited) Mr. Arnold, Curly Sue, Warner Bros., 1991.

Mac MacNally, Little Big League, Columbia, 1994.

Ed Dawson, Trapped in Paradise, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1994.

Agent Alex Reed, The Shooter (also known as Hidden Assassin and Desafio final ), Buena Vista/Dimension Films, 1996.

Lieutenant Diego, Fast Money, Orion, 1996.

District attorney, For Which He Stands, 1996.

Captain Douglas Pine, Meet the Deedles (also known as The Deedles ), Buena Vista, 1998.

Kemp, Avalanche (also known as Escape from Alaska ), PM Entertainment Group, 1998.

Guard Dacks, Instinct (also known as Ishmael ), Buena Vista, 1999.

Bill Voight, Bill's Gun Shop, 2001.

Sweet Deadly Dreams, 2002.

Television Appearances; Series:

Willie Joe Garr, Dallas, CBS, 19781979.

Roy, Breaking Away, ABC, 19801981.

Charlie Battles, Hardball, NBC, 1989.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

The Rhineman Exchange, NBC, 1979.

Detective Bob Swalwell, A Death in California (also known as Psychopath ), ABC, 1985.

Del Staynor, I Know My First Name Is Steven (also known as The Missing Years ), NBC, 1989.

Frank Carrothers, Love, Lies and Murder, NBC, 1991.

Butch Duggan, The Tommyknockers (also known as Stephen King's The Tommyknockers ), ABC, 1993.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Calvin MacGruder, Columbo: Negative Reaction, NBC, 1974.

Sergeant, My Father's House, 1975.

First state trooper, Lawman without a Gun, 1977.

Jake, Elvis and the Beauty Queen, NBC, 1981.

Detective Roger Dunn, The Deliberate Stranger, NBC, 1984.

Eddie, Dirty Work, USA Network, 1992.

Cal Warner, A Child's Cry for Help, NBC, 1994.

Peter Bryant, Little Girls in Pretty Boxes, Lifetime, 1997.

General Ulysses S. Grant, The Day Lincoln Was Shot, TNT, 1998.

Also appeared in Mr. Boogedy, ABC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Orville, The Wilds of Ten Thousand Islands, CBS, 1978.

Sheriff, The Tom Swift and Linda Craig Mystery Hour, ABC, 1983.

George, Saturday's, ABC, 1991.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Culler, "Mojo," Kojak, 1974.

Sergeant Paulson, "The Other Side of the Badge," Police Story, NBC, 1976.

Paul H. Willits, "The Committee," Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1977.

Curt Thomas, "Once a Snitch," Police Woman, 1977.

Thug, "Formula 407," Wonder Woman, 1977.

The M.P., "Last Laugh," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1977.

Roy Sears, "The Groupie," Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1978.

Rocky, "Rendezvous at Big Gulch" (also known as "Terror in the Neighborhood"), Police Squad!, ABC, 1982.

Chief Bradley Simmons, "Chameleon," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1985.

Cactus Jack Slater, "Cup A' Joe," The ATeam, NBC, 1985.

Leonard Porter, "A Chip Off the Ol' Milt," Hardcastle and McCormick, 1986.

Jimmy, neighborly doorman, "Who Is He?," The Tracey Ullman Show, 1990.

Agent Brian Turkey, "Skeleton Crew," JAG, CBS, 1996.

(In archive footage) Agent Brian Turkey, "Death Watch," JAG, CBS, 1998.

Voice, "Pregnant Paws," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 1998.

"Heroes," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1999.

Dashiel Purdue, "Everybody Falls Down," Judging Amy, CBS, 2001.

Victor, "Apocalypse Cow," Going to California, Show-time, 2001.

Jordan Meadows, "Saviors," Body & Soul, PAX, 2002.

Also appeared as George, Jack's Place, ABC; in Murder, She Wrote, CBS; Riptide, NBC; and Simon and Simon, CBS.

Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Othello, Hartford Stage Company, 1962.

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