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John Beck



American actor John Beck first stepped on a high school stage to overcome his acute shyness. He found he enjoyed the sensation, and left the Midwest for California, working first in commercials, then as a guest actor on various TV series, starting with James Garner's Nichols (1971). After his film bow in Burt Lancaster's Lawman (1971), Beck was cast as Erno, the handsome futuristic rebel leader with "capped gums," in Woody Allen's Sleeper (1973). But it was television which kept Beck the busiest, from 1980s TV weeklies like Hotel, Murder She Wrote and Jake and the Fatman to a two-year run (1991-92) as Judge David Raymond on the NBC daytime drama Santa Barbara. John Beck's "dream" TV role turned out to be just that -- a dream. For it was he who played Pamela Ewing's (Victoria Principal) husband on Dallas during the series' notorious 1985-86 season, which was explained away at the beginning of the next season as entirely a figment of Pamela's imagination.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Harvest
  • Director
  • Producer
2012
No Score Yet Worst In Show
  • Producer
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Crash Landing
  • General McClaren
2004
No Score Yet Timecop 2
  • O'Rourke
2003
No Score Yet Project Viper
  • Jerry
2002
No Score Yet Militia
  • Anderson
2000
No Score Yet Crash Point Zero (Extreme Limits) (Final Crash)
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet The Alternate
  • President Fallbrook
2000
No Score Yet Dark Planet
  • General
1997
No Score Yet Black Day Blue Night
  • Chief Reed
1995
No Score Yet Suspect Device
  • CIA Director
1995
No Score Yet Honor Thy Father & Mother: The Menendez Killings
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Honor Thy Father and Mother - The True Story of the Menendez Murders
  • Det. Les Zoeller
1994
No Score Yet Last Time Out
  • Joe Dolan
1994
No Score Yet A Climate For Killing
  • Kyle Shipp
1991
No Score Yet In the Cold of the Night
  • Rudy
1991
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake
  • Doug Vickers
1988
No Score Yet Deadly Illusion
  • Alex Burton
1987
No Score Yet Great American Traffic Jam
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Time Machine
  • Neil Perry
1978
No Score Yet The Other Side of Midnight
  • Larry Douglas
1977
56% Audrey Rose
  • Bill Templeton
1977
78% The Big Bus
  • Shoulders
1976
No Score Yet Call of the Wild
  • John Thornton
1976
No Score Yet Sky Riders
  • Ben Miller
1976
64% Rollerball
  • Moonpie
1975
No Score Yet The Bat People
  • Actor
1974
100% Sleeper
  • Erno
1973
83% Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
  • Poe
1973
No Score Yet Paperback Hero
  • Pov
1973
No Score Yet Nightmare Honeymoon (Deadly Honeymoon)
  • Lee
1973
80% Lawman
  • Jason
1971
No Score Yet Mrs. Pollifax-Spy
  • Lulash
1971
No Score Yet Three in the Attic
  • Jake
1968
No Score Yet Cyborg 2087
  • Skinny
1966
84% Harvey
  • Producer
1950
No Score Yet The Sun Comes Up
  • Ad Lib Bit
1949
No Score Yet High Wall
  • Patient
1947
91% Life With Father
  • Perkins the Clerk
1947
89% Bedlam
  • Solomon
1946
No Score Yet They Raid by Night
  • Beggar
1942
100% Remember the Night
  • Lee's Stepfather
1940
No Score Yet When the Daltons Rode
  • Native
1940
No Score Yet Island Captives
  • Carsons
1937
No Score Yet Trail of the Lonesome Pine
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet King of the Pecos
  • John Clayborn Sr.
1936
No Score Yet Everyman's Law
  • Pike
1936
No Score Yet Hopalong Cassidy Returns
  • Robert Saunders
1936
No Score Yet Spitfire
  • Jake Hawkins
1934
No Score Yet Lady and Gent (The Challenger)
  • Workman
1932
No Score Yet Dynamite Ranch
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet The Wet Parade
  • Mr. Garrison
1932
No Score Yet Billy the Kid
  • Butterworth
1930
No Score Yet The Shock
  • Bill
1923

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Pilo

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