Diehl, John 1958(?)-

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Diehl, John 1958(?)-


Born May 1, 1958 (some sources cite 1950 or 1951), in Cincinnati, OH; married Julie Christensen (an actress), May 27, 1992; children: Jackson.


Agent—Paradigm, 360 North Crescent Dr., North Bldg., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—Gordon Gilbertson, Gilbertson, Kincaid & Associates, 501 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 301, Santa Monica, CA 90401.


Actor and producer. Worked as a professional boxer, 1985-86. Appeared as Harley Earl in commercials for Buick automobiles, 2002.


Film Appearances:

Pompadour's friend, Falling in Love Again (also known as In Love), 1980.

Punk, Escape from New York (also known as John Carpenter's "Escape from New York"), Avco Embassy, 1981.

Howard K. "Cruiser" Turkstra, Stripes, Columbia, 1981.

Arnie, Joysticks (also known as Video Madness), Jensen Farley, 1982.

Assistant mechanic, Vacation (also known as American Vacation, National Lampoon's "Vacation," and National Lampoon's "Summer Vacation"), Warner Bros., 1983.

Head kidnapper, D.C. Cab (also known as Mr. T and Company and Street Fleet), Universal, 1983.

Taxi driver, Hysterical, Embassy, 1983.

Billy Boy (the killer), Angel, New World, 1983.

Whitey, City Limits, Atlantic Releasing, 1985.

Stebbins, Walker, Universal, 1987.

Murphy, The Hanoi Hilton, 1987.

Mr. Dupree, White of the Eye, 1987.

Clayton, Cool Blue, 1988.

Fred, Madhouse, Orion, 1990.

Philip Jennings, The Dark Side of the Moon, 1990.

Derelict, Whore (also known as If You Can't Say It, Just See It and If You're Afraid to Say ItJust See It), Trimark Pictures, 1991.

Phil, Motorama, Two Moon Releasing, 1991.

Jack Morrison, Kickboxer 2: The Road Back,, Trimark Pictures, 1991.

Bud, Trumpet #7, 1991.

Wayne Paris, A Climate for Killing (also known as A Row of Crows), 1991.

Keith Heading, Mo' Money, Sony Pictures Releasing, 1992.

Neil, Mikey, 1992.

Father, The Paint Job (also known as Painted Heart), Astra, 1992.

Delbert, Remote, 1993.

Private Bucklin, Gettysburg, New Line Cinema, 1993.

Dad at back yard party, Falling Down (also known as Chute libre), Warner Bros., 1993.

Lieutenant Colonel Adam Kawalsky, Stargate (also known as Stargate, la porte des etoiles), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1994.

Lyle, The New Age, Warner Bros., 1994.

Jack Nance, The Client, Warner Bros., 1994.

Leland's father, Three Wishes, Savoy Pictures, 1995.

Gordon Liddy, Nixon, Buena Vista, 1995.

Alex, Mind Ripper (also known as The Outpost, Wes Craven Presents "Mind Ripper," and Wes Craven's "The Mindripper"), Warner Bros. Home Video, 1995.

Tim Nunley, A Time to Kill, Warner Bros., 1996.

Mr. Buttinger, Foxfire, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1996.

Jake Rock, Female Perversions (also known as Phantasien einer Frau), October Films, 1996.

Deke, The Destiny of Marty Fine, Castle Hill, 1996.

J. C. Cole, The Grave, New City Releasing, 1996.

Pinchot, Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day, Artistic License, 1996.

Managua, 1996.

Lowell Lewis, The End of Violence (also known as Am ende der gewalt), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997.

(Uncredited) Public defender, Con Air, Buena Vista, 1997.

Frank Elkins, Fire Down Below, Warner Bros., 1997.

Police captain, Most Wanted, New Line Cinema, 1997.

Polito, Casualties, Trimark Pictures, 1997.

Big City Blues, 1997.

Digger Bruce, Snitch (also known as Monument Ave. and Noose), Lions Gate Films, 1998.

Les Birk, The Hi-Lo Country (also known as Hi-Lo Country—Im land der letzten cowboys), Gramercy, 1998.

The killer, Davis Is Dead, 1998.

Swap Meet, 1999.

Jimmy, Anywhere But Here, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.

Mal "Mac" MacAvoy, Tully (also known as The Truth about Tully and What Happened to Tully), Small Planet Pictures/Tell Tale Films, 2000.

Henry Birdson, Lost Souls, New Line Cinema, 2000.

Eddie Gallagher, Falling Like This, Outrider Pictures, 2000.

Cooper, Jurassic Park III (also known as JP3), Universal, 2001.

Burl, The Zeros, Zilch Company, 2001.

Senior doctor, Pearl Harbor (also known as Pearl Harbour), Buena Vista, 2001.

Vincent, Bookies, International West Pictures, 2003.

Vic, Out of Our Hands (short film), Fin Films, 2003.

Ex-husband, I Pass for Human, 2004, Arcanum Entertainment, 2006.

Paul, Land of Plenty, IFC Films, 2005.

Steve, Down in the Valley, ThinkFilm, 2006.

Running Out of Time in Hollywood, Otsego Productions, 2006.

Mr. Gardon, The House Is Burning, Reverse Angle Pictures, 2006.

Cash Thornton, The Far Side of Jericho, Further Productions/Mountainair Films, 2006.

John, Natural Disasters, Jive at Five Films, 2007.

Film Work:

Coproducer, Falling Like This, Outrider Pictures, 2000.

Television Appearances; Series:

Detective Larry Zito, Miami Vice, NBC, 1984-87.

Assistant Chief Ben Gilroy, a recurring role, The Shield, FX Channel, between 2002 and 2005.

David Burke, a recurring role, Point Pleasant, Fox, 2005-2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

A Cry for Love, NBC, 1980.

Ferguson, The Ambush Murders, CBS, 1982.

Teddy Magyk, Glitz, NBC, 1988.

Colonel Evan Rosencrans, Amanda & the Alien (also known as Alien Love), UPN, 1995.

Harris Johnson, Ruby Jean and Joe, TNT, 1996.

Eddie Herbek, Almost Dead, 1996.

Joe DiMaggio, The Rat Pack, HBO, 1998.

Badger, Purgatory, TNT, 1999.

Colonel Cascio, Fail Safe, CBS, 2000.

Al, Just Another Story, Showtime, 2003.

Frank, Hidden Places, Hallmark Channel, 2006.

Jerry Snyder, Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise, CBS, 2006.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

D. T., A Rumor of War, CBS, 1980.

General George Custer, Buffalo Girls, CBS, 1995.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Detective Larry Zito, Miami Vice, NBC, 1984.

Bank robber, Hunter, 1984.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Tom, "Chipped Beef," Hill Street Blues, 1981.

"The Grandest Jewel Thief of Them All," Cagney & Lacey, 1983.

"Pillow Talk," Monsters, 1988.

Gus Wallach, "The Price of Freedom," Falcon Crest, 1989.

Vernon, "The Hollow Men," Beauty and the Beast, 1989.

Kevin Delahanty, "Forgive Me Father, for I Have Sued," L.A. Law, NBC, 1990.

John Sevrance, "Triangle," In the Heat of the Night, NBC, 1990.

Concierge, "Prototype," Mann & Machine, 1992.

Tim, "God is My Co-Counsel," L.A. Law, NBC, 1994.

Chris, "The Book of Rachel," The John Larroquette Show (also known as Larroquette), NBC, 1994.

Chris, "Whipping Post," The John Larroquette Show (also known as Larroquette), NBC, 1995.

Chris, "More Changes," The John Larroquette Show (also known as Larroquette), NBC, 1995.

Earl "The Beast" Lipscomb, "The Bounty Hunter," The Marshal, ABC, 1995.

Toby "the Wick" Wood, "Ring of Fire," Profiler, NBC, 1996.

Johnson's son, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," ER, NBC, 1996.

Albert Foss, "The Counterfeiters," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1997.

Joe, "The Revelations of Becka Paulson," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime and syndicated, 1997.

Sheriff Delmont, "Red Rock Jarod," The Pretender, NBC, 1998.

Wilson "Pinker" Rawls, "Trevor," The X-Files, Fox, 1999.

Raglan, "Rogue," JAG, CBS, 1999.

Matt Curran, "Mr. Invisible," 18 Wheels of Justice, The Nashville Network, 2000.

Harris Forman, "Tough Love," Get Real, Fox, 2000.

Claypool, "Lord John Marbury," The West Wing, NBC, 2000.

Richard Stengler, "To Serve, With Love," Dead Last, The WB, 2001.

Joe Brady, "Gypsy Woe's Me," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2002.

Fortunato, "Sacrifice," The Guardian, CBS, 2002.

Claypool, "Holy Night," The West Wing, NBC, 2002.

Dr. Rupert Miles, "Sticks and Stones," Dragnet (also known as L.A. Dragnet), ABC, 2003.

Doyle, "Revelations," Without a Trace (also known as W.A.T.), CBS, 2003.

Junior McLeod, "Nostalgia," Karen Sisco, ABC, 2003.

Isaac Keller, "Shuffle, Ball Change," Cold Case, CBS, 2007.

Governor Trader, "Black Jack," Jericho, CBS, 2007.

Also appeared in Strong Medicine, Lifetime.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Miami Vice: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Stage Appearances:

A Lie of the Mind, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1988.

The Dead Monkey, Cast Theatre, Los Angeles, 1990.

Shooter, Action (double-bill with The Sad Lament of Pecos Bill on the Eve Killing His Wife Killer's Head), Signature Theatre Company, Public Theatre, New York City, 1997.



Stars and Stripes 1, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2004.

Stars and Stripes 2, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2004.



New York Times, January 9, 1987, p. 18.