Perry, John Bennett 1941–

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Perry, John Bennett 1941–

(Johnathan Bennett Perry)


Born January 4, 1941, in Williamstown, MA; married Suzanne Morrison (a press secretary and television newscaster; divorced); married Deborah Boyle, July 16, 1981; children: (first marriage) Matthew (an actor); (second marriage) Marie (Mia). Education: Attended St. Lawrence University.


Agent—Michael Greene, Greene & Associates, 190 North Canon Dr., Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.


Actor. Appeared as the sailor in Old Spice cologne commercials, c. 1970s-80s, and appeared in other advertisements. Performer with the musical group the Ojai Valley Boys; also performed with the Serendipity Singers; some sources cite Perry as a member of the Moonshiners.

Awards, Honors:

Bronze Wrangler Award (with others), outstanding fictional television drama, Western Heritage awards, 1988, for Independence.


Television Appearances; Series:

Cohost, Everyday, syndicated, 1978-79.

Deputy Theodore Roosevelt "Trap" Applegate III, 240-Robert, ABC, 1979-81.

Michael Caswell, Paper Dolls, ABC, 1984.

Sheriff Floyd Gilmore, Falcon Crest (also known as The Vintage Years), CBS, 1985-86.

Frank Arnett, a recurring role, Air America, syndicated, 1998-99.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Maylon Zendt, Centennial (also known as Colorado and Colorado Saga), NBC, 1978.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Shad Fleming, A Matter of Life and Death, CBS, 1981.

Tom Westmore, Money on the Side, ABC, 1982.

John Behan, I Married Wyatt Earp, NBC, 1983.

Peter Fielding, The Other Lover, CBS, 1985.

Wes Morrison, I Dream of Jeannie: 15 Years Later, NBC, 1985.

Frank Hartwell, Poker Alice, CBS, 1987.

Jason Elliot, The Last Fling, ABC, 1987.

Congressional representative Bream, She Knows Too Much, NBC, 1989.

Dr. Stiner, False Witness (also known as Double Exposure), NBC, 1989.

Dan Adams, Secrets (also known as Danielle Steel's "Secrets"), NBC, 1992.

Duncan Emerson, Eye of the Stalker (also known as Eye of the Stalker: A Moment of Truth Movie and Moment of Truth: Eye of the Stalker), NBC, 1995.

Mr. Norman Zapruder, "Safety Patrol" (also known as "Disney's ‘Safety Patrol’" and "Safety Patrol!"), The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 1998.

Judge, Our House, The Hallmark Channel, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Winston Halpern, "Kids Killing Kids" (also known as "Kids Killing Kids/Kids Saving Kids"), CBS Schoolbreak Specials, CBS, 1995.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The Ed Sullivan Show (also known as Toast of the Town), CBS, c. 1960.

Sergeant Chick Torpi, "Death on Credit," Police Story, NBC, 1973.

Cal Terman, "The Moving Target," Nakia, ABC, 1974.

Sergeant Chick Torpi, "Countdown: Parts 1 & 2," Police Story, NBC, 1974.

Steve Walker, "Walk a Double Line," Mannix, CBS, 1974.

Hank Archer, "Battle Hymn," Kung Fu, ABC, 1975.

Johnny Brewer, "The Vendetta," S.W.A.T., ABC, 1975.

"An Iron-Clad Plan," Barbary Coast, ABC, 1975.

Andrew Hobbs and Frank James, "The Aftermath," Little House on the Prairie (also known as Little House: A New Beginning), NBC, 1977.

Eckworth, "Heritage," Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, CBS, 1982.

"Tapper," Today's F.B.I., ABC, 1982.

Colter, "Dungeon of Death," Wizards and Warriors, CBS, 1983.

Joe, Emerald Point N.A.S., CBS, 1983.

Lucky Parsons, "The Trial," Boone, NBC, 1983.

Russell Matthews, "Once Upon a Time," Little House on the Prairie (also known as Little House: A New Beginning), NBC, 1983.

"Phoenix: Blood Brothers," Lottery! (also known as Lottery$), ABC, 1983.

Brett Horton, "It Didn't Happen One Night," The Duck Factory, NBC, 1984.

Stephen Parker, "Rapture," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1985.

Drew Haywood, "Harassed," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), ABC, 1986.

Judge Perry Sillman, "When Thieves Fall Out," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1987.

Tom Honkerson, "Wilderness Blues," Rags to Riches, NBC, 1987.

Phil, Pursuit of Happiness, ABC, 1987.

Richard Lauderback, "Romancing the Drone," L.A. Law, NBC, 1988.

Steven Stag, "Dead on Target: Parts 1 & 2," Hunter, NBC, 1988.

Raymond, "Naked Brunch," Over My Dead Body, CBS, 1991.

"Mommy and Me," Married People, ABC, 1991.

Arthur Blackmore, "Dateline-Bangkok," Coach, ABC, 1992.

Ronald Bunch, "Irreconcilable Differences," Silk Stalkings, CBS and USA Network, 1992.

Adam Hunter, "Dances with Sharks," Civil Wars, ABC, 1993.

Dan Remsen, "Lone Witness," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993.

Judge Cavanaugh, Home Free, ABC, 1993.

Ted Radford, "Rancho Escondido," Renegade, USA Network and syndicated, 1995.

Colin Hunter, "Gays in the Military," Night Stand (also known as Nightstand and Night Stand with Dick Dietrick), syndicated, c. 1996.

Mr. Bergen, "The One with Rachel's New Dress," Friends (also known as Across the Hall, Friends Like Us, Insomnia Cafe, and Six of One), NBC, 1998.

Nelson Caesar, "J. Paul Caesar," The Army Show, The WB, 1998.

Roland Sims, "Wedding Bell Blues," JAG, CBS, 1998.

Roland Sims, "Yesterday's Heroes," JAG, CBS, 1998.

Barney Garcia-Fagan (an anchorperson), "The Getaway," It's Like, You Know …, ABC, 1999.

Barney Garcia-Fagan (an anchorperson), "The Long Goodbye," It's Like, You Know …, ABC, 1999.

Byron Blair, "Veronica's from Venus; Josh's Parents Are from Mars," Veronica's Closet (also known as Veronica, El secreto de Veronica, Les dessous de Veronica, Los secretos de Veronica, Os segredos de Veronica, and Veronican salaisuudet), NBC, 1999.

Frank Morgan, "High and Seek," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1999.

Hamilton Bell, "Dick v. Strudwick," 3rd Rock from the Sun (also known as Life as We Know It and 3rd Rock), NBC, 1999.

Senator Harlan Bell, "Damages," Family Law, CBS, 1999.

Robert Brantigan (other sources cite role as Robert Brannigan or Richard Brantigan), "Man Overboard," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 2000.

Senator Harlan Bell, "Affairs of the State," Family Law, CBS, 2000.

Congressional representative Bill Wakefield, "Two Cathedrals," The West Wing (also known as West Wing and El ala oeste de la Casablanca), NBC, 2001.

Charles Frank (Owen's father), "Cloak & Dagger," Providence, NBC, 2002.

Charles Frank (Owen's father), "The Eleventh Hour," Providence, NBC, 2002.

Detective Terry Richardson, "High Anxiety," 7th Heaven (also known as Seventh Heaven and 7th Heaven: Beginnings), The WB, 2003.

Detective Terry Richardson, "Stand Up," 7th Heaven (also known as Seventh Heaven and 7th Heaven: Beginnings), The WB, 2003.

Senator Otto, "Flipping," Threat Matrix, ABC, 2003.

Gregory Marks, "My Unicorn," Scrubs (also known as Foersta hjalpen, Helt sykt, Klinika, Meditsinskaya akademiya, Scrubs—Die Anfaenger, Toubib or not toubib, and Tuho-osasto), NBC, 2004.

Dennis, "Mack Daddies," Cuts, UPN, 2005.

Principal Alan Moorhead, "Ahoy Mateys," Veronica Mars, UPN, 2005.

Principal Alan Moorhead, "My Mother, the Fiend," Veronica Mars, UPN, 2005.

Mr. Meryl, "Heiress Bridenapped—Film at Eleven," Pepper Dennis, The WB, 2006.

(As Johnathan Bennett Perry) Walter Langner, "Heroic Measures," The Closer (also known as L.A.: Enquetes prioritaires and Se apostasi anapnois), TNT, 2006.

Appeared in episodes of other programs, including an appearance in Sweet Justice (also known as Alles schoen und Recht, Dulce justicia, and La loi de la Nouvelle-Orleans), NBC. Appeared as Barney Garcia-Fagan (an anchorperson), in "Trading Places," an unaired episode of It's Like, You Know …, ABC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Jeff, Bobby Jo and the Good Time Band, CBS, 1972.

Sergeant Chick Torpi, The Police Story (also known as "Slow Boy," Police Story), NBC, 1973.

Russell Donovan, "Tales of the Apple Dumpling Gang," Disney's Wonderful World (also known as Disneyland, Disneylandia, The Disney Sunday Movie, The Magical World of Disney, Walt Disney, Walt Disney Presents, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, and The Wonderful World of Disney), CBS, 1982.

Sheriff Sam Hatch, Independence, NBC, 1987.

Roger Taylor, Nightingales, NBC, 1988.

Captain Buxton, The Streets of Beverly Hills, ABC, 1992.

Senator Powers, Pier 66, NBC, 1996.

Senator Harlan Bell, Family Law, CBS, 1999.

Film Appearances:

Martin McCormick, Lipstick, Paramount, 1976.

Officer, Midway (also known as Battle of Midway, The Battle of Midway, Bitwa o Midway, La bataille de Midway, La batalla de Midway, La battaglia di Midway, Midwayn taistelu, and Schlacht um Midway), Universal, 1976.

Captain Dan Reid, The Legend of the Lone Ranger, Universal, 1981.

Lou (an actor), Only When I Laugh (also known as It Hurts Only When I Laugh and Neil Simon's "Only When I Laugh"), Columbia, 1981.

General MacArthur, Farewell to the King (also known as Addio al re, Adios al rey, Der Dschungelkonig von Borneo, Farewell to the King—Sie nannten ihn Leroy, Huvudjaegarnas konung, Jaeaehyvaeiset kuninkaalle, and L'adieu au roi), Orion, 1989.

Secret service agent, Independence Day (also known as ID4), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996.

Sitcom father, The Evening Star, Paramount, 1996.

Arthur Stanhope, George of the Jungle, Buena Vista, 1997.

Richard Whitman, Fools Rush In (also known as Ahmaklar acele eder, Aventure d'un soir, Coup de foudre et consequences, E agora, meu amor?, Fools rush in—Herz ueber Kopf, Herz ueber Kopf, Kaerlek vid andra oegonkastet, Mela e tequila, Na vrat na nos, So os tolos se apaixonam, Solo los tontos se enamoran, Suin paein suhteeseen, and Un loco e impulsivo amor), Columbia/Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1997.

Bob Miano, Circles (also known as Crossing Paths), Bulldog Pictures, 1998.

Senator Rutherford, Ground Control (also known as Jet), Trimark Pictures, 1998.

Judy's father, The Sweetest Thing (also known as Untitled Nancy Pimental Project, Allumeuses!, Bonjour l'amour, Edes kis semmiseg, La cosa mas dulce, La cosa piu dolce, Puicute bune, Radalla, Snygg, sexig & singel, Super suess und super sexy, and Tudo para ficar com ele), Columbia/TriStar, 2002.

Evan Price, Loaded, Arsenal Pictures, 2007.

John Linney, Agenda, Azisa Pictures, 2007.

Vernon Presley, Protecting the King (also known as The HeadHunter, Raised on Rock, Riding with Elvis, Riding with the King, and Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll), Echo Bridge Entertainment, 2007.

Harley, The Beginning of Wisdom, Franchise Pictures, c. 2008.

Film Producer:

The Beginning of Wisdom, Franchise Pictures, c. 2008.

Stage Appearances:

Now Is the Time for All Good Men (musical), Theatre de Lys (now Lucille Lortel Theatre), New York City, 1967.

Month of Sundays (musical), Theatre de Lys, 1968.

Maurice, Show Me Where the Good Times Are (musical), Edison Theatre, New York City, 1970.

Johnny Pot, The Ballad of Johnny Pot, Theatre Four, New York City, 1971.

Mother Earth (musical revue), Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1972.

Ron, The Baby Dance, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, and Lucille Lortel Theatre, both 1991.

Also appeared in other productions, including Guys and Dolls (musical), Inherit the Wind, and Mass.


Albums; with Others:

(With the Ojai Valley Boys) Live at Zoey's (also known as The Ojai Valley Boys Live at Zoey's), 2005.

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