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Date Of BirthJanuary 28, 1943
SpouseTina Carter
FactHis big breakthrough was in the movie The Other Side of Midnight (1977) in which he played the male lead. The film was a huge box office flop, largely due to 20th Century Fox's decision to throw full weight behind the first Star Wars film.

John Beck is an American actor. He was born on May 28, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. His parents were John and Marion Beck. He has two sisters, Nancy and Barbara. He attended high school at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois.

He then studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1965. He began his acting career in 1966 with the film “The Young Runaways”. He has also appeared in the films “The Delta Force” (1986), “Lethal Weapon” (1987), “Die Hard” (1988), “Lethal Weapon 2” (1989), “Lethal Weapon 3” (1992), “Lethal Weapon 4” (1998) and “Die Hard with a Vengeance” (1995). He has also appeared in the television series “Beverly Hills, 90210” (1990-2000), “Melrose Place” (1992-1999) and “Charmed” (1998-2006).

He has been married to actress Catherine Hickland since 1987. They have two children together, Tyler and Samantha.

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Date Of BirthJanuary 28, 1943
Height1.88 m
Weight98 kg
ProfessionAmerican football player


SpouseTina Carter
ChildrenNatasha Beck, Tara James Beck, Talia Beck, Tatiana Beck
ParentsWendell Beck, Julie Beck


Music GroupsIt Bites, Kino, Calling All The Heroes, Kiss Like Judas, Once Around the World
MoviesRollerball, The Other Side of Midnight, Sleeper, Audrey Rose, The Big Bus, The Time Machine, Lawman, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Extreme Limits, Deadly Illusion, Black Day Blue Night, Nightmare Honeymoon, Paperback Hero, A Climate for Killing, Mrs. Pollifax-Spy, Fire and Rain, Three in the Attic,...
TV ShowsFlamingo Road, Nichols

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1Met wife 'Tina Carver (I)', a former British model, in Mexico when they were both working on the movie, Lawman (1971). They married in 1971 and have four children -- one son named Tara James Beck and three daughters named Tatiana Beck, Talia Beck and Natasha Beck.
2Beck's dream TV role on Dallas (1978) proved to be just that -- a dream. He played Pamela Ewing's husband on the popular western soap during the series' notorious 1985-1986 season, which was explained away at the beginning of the next season as entirely a figment of Pam's imagination.
3A one-time champion roller skater, he performed many of his own stunts in the film Rollerball (1975). He was also a proficient boxer and won several amateur titles in his life, most notably the heavyweight 'Golden Gloves' of Chicago.
4In the 1990s, he started voice acting for the first time in his career when he provided the voice of "The Punisher" in three episodes of Spider-Man (1994) (aka "Spider-Man: The Animated Series").
5His big breakthrough was in the movie The Other Side of Midnight (1977) in which he played the male lead. The film was a huge box office flop, largely due to 20th Century Fox's decision to throw full weight behind the first Star Wars film.
6Made his first TV appearance as an actor in the I Dream of Jeannie (1965) episode, I Dream of Jeannie: Russian Roulette (1965).
7His tutors encouraged him to try acting as a means to overcome his profound shyness. He was encouraged after performing in a high school play at age 16. Moving to California in 1962 at age 19, he initially made his living by appearing in TV commercials.
8Born in Chicago and grew up in Evanston and Joliet, Illinois. He lived on his father's farm/ranch and while young was interested in becoming a vet.




Mesmerize Me2009ShortLawrence
Crash Landing2005General McClaren
Timecop: The Berlin Decision2003VideoO'Rourke
Hunter2003TV SeriesTed Granger
Passions2001-2003TV SeriesBruce
Project Viper2002TV MovieSimpkins
The Invisible Man2001TV SeriesMason Fawkes / Forrester Purdue
Crash Point Zero2001Dr. Maurice Hunter
Militia2000Dep. Dir. Anderson
Walker, Texas Ranger1996-2000TV SeriesJake Foley / Max Elson / Sergeant Lou Ross
The Alternate2000President Fallbrook
Martial Law2000TV SeriesMartin Deveaux
Chain of Command2000General Peterson (uncredited)
Air America1999TV SeriesAl Craven
A Place to Grow1998Paul Shuler
Soldier of Fortune, Inc.1998TV SeriesCommander Keever
Steel Chariots1997TV MovieDale Tucker
Dark Planet1997General
Spider-Man1995-1997TV SeriesPunisher Frank Castle
Time Well Spent1996TV Movie
Silk Stalkings1995TV SeriesDr. Everett Carmichael
Black Day Blue Night1995Chief Morris Reed
Touched by an Angel1995TV SeriesCapt. Meyers
Suspect Device1995TV MovieCIA Director
Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart1995TV MovieJeremy
Models Inc.1995TV SeriesLyle Edwards
Last Time Out1994Joe Dolan
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine1994TV SeriesBoone
Matlock1986-1994TV SeriesPaul Cox / Brad Bingham
Thunder in Paradise1994TV SeriesCaptain Fitch
Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders1994TV MovieDet. Les Zoeller
Baywatch1994TV SeriesBuzz Buchannon
Diagnosis Murder1993TV SeriesLAPD Detective Eugene Vickers / Det. Eugene Vickers
Renegade1993TV SeriesRoger Perry
Trade Winds1993TV Mini-SeriesRobert Philips
Dark Justice1992TV Series
Santa Barbara1992TV SeriesDavid Raymond
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country1991Waiter (uncredited)
A Climate for Killing1991Kyle Shipp
Murder, She Wrote1985-1991TV SeriesBen Olston / Web McCord
In the Cold of the Night1990Rudy
Hunter1986-1990TV SeriesMichael Hayworth / Neil Jordan
Guns of Paradise1989-1990TV SeriesMatthew Grady
Midnight Caller1990TV SeriesRupert Hill
Fire and Rain1989TV MovieCaptain Edward Conners
The Twilight Zone1989TV SeriesMaj. Alex McAndrews
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake1988TV MovieDoug Vickers
Deadly Illusion1987Alex Burton
Magnum, P.I.1987TV SeriesEdward T. Durant
Hotel1985-1986TV SeriesCarter / Tom Sherman
Dallas1983-1986TV SeriesMark Graison
Crazy Dan1986TV MovieDan Gatlin
Peyton Place: The Next Generation1985TV MovieDorian Blake
Scarecrow and Mrs. King1985TV SeriesPeter Brackin
The Love Boat1985TV SeriesStuard Mills
Finder of Lost Loves1984TV SeriesRay Powell
Cover Up1984TV SeriesLouis Upton
Partners in Crime1984TV SeriesEric Leggett
For Love and Honor1983TV SeriesLt. Frank Logan
Fantasy Island1983TV SeriesJim Danning
Matt Houston1982TV SeriesDandy Randy Haines
Flamingo Road1980-1982TV SeriesSam Curtis
Tales of the Unexpected1981TV SeriesJack
Gridlock1980TV MovieBuzz Gregory
Buffalo Soldiers1979TV MovieCol. Frank 'Buckshot' O'Connor
Time Express1979TV SeriesRoy Culper
How the West Was Won1979TV SeriesClay Wesley
Greatest Heroes of the Bible1978TV SeriesSamson
The Time Machine1978TV MovieNeil Perry
What Really Happened to the Class of '65?1978TV SeriesDr. Tanner
Wheels1978TV Mini-SeriesPeter Flodenhale
The Other Side of Midnight1977Larry Douglas
Audrey Rose1977Bill Templeton
The Big Bus1976Shoulders
The Call of the Wild1976TV MovieJohn Thornton
Sky Riders1976Ben
Three for the Road1975TV SeriesRick Sadler
Gunsmoke1970-1975TV SeriesMitch Hansen / Moody Fowler / Albert Vail
Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan1975TV MovieRev. George Greg
The Law1974TV MovieGene Carey
Only God Knows1974Reverend Philip Norman
Nightmare Honeymoon1974Lee
Nourish the Beast1974TV Movie
Sidekicks1974TV MovieLuke
Hawaii Five-O1974TV SeriesWalter Stark
Sleeper1973Erno Windt
Paperback Hero1973Pov
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid1973Poe
Nichols1971-1972TV SeriesKetcham Orv Ketchum
Lock, Stock and Barrel1971TV MovieMicah Brucker
Dan August1971TV SeriesSteve Phipps
Mrs. Pollifax-Spy1971Lulash
Lawman1971Jason Bronson
The Young Lawyers1971TV SeriesMark Bradbury
Mission: Impossible1971TV SeriesJohn Hecker
Bonanza1969-1970TV SeriesLuke / Walt Nagel
Lancer1970TV SeriesChad Lancer Chad Buford
The Silent Gun1969TV MovieBilly Reed
Love, American Style1969TV SeriesHoward Stone (segment "Love and the Roommate")
The F.B.I.1969TV SeriesHarvey Windsor
Mannix1969TV SeriesJerry Boyes
Mod Squad1969TV SeriesBill
Death Valley Days1969TV SeriesSandy Peters
Three in the Attic1968Jake
The Outcasts1968TV SeriesJesse
A Good Time with a Bad Girl1967Cowboy (uncredited)
Cyborg 20871966Skinny
Hank1966TV SeriesNoogy Winkler
I Dream of Jeannie1965TV SeriesSergeant
Days of Our Lives1965TV SeriesSam Wilson (1966)


The Big Bus1976performer: "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall" - uncredited


Return to the Arena: The Making of 'Rollerball'2000Video short documentaryHimself
Battle of the Network Stars XIV1983TV SpecialHimself - CBS Team
The Merv Griffin Show1982TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Battle of the Network Stars IX1980TV SpecialHimself - NBC Team

Archive Footage

Dallas Reunion: Return to Southfork2004TV Movie documentaryMark Graison (uncredited)

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