David Janssen

David Janssen

Highest Rated: 100% To Hell and Back (1955)

Lowest Rated: 0% Inchon! (1981)

Birthday: Mar 27, 1931

Birthplace: Naponee, Nebraska, USA

Actor David Janssen is best remembered for his role as Dr. Richard Kimble in "The Fugitive," the classic suspense television show that ran for four seasons in the mid 1960s. Accused and convicted of murdering his wife, Janssen becomes an outlaw when the train taking him to prison crashes, and he begins his own manhunt for the one-armed murderer who got away. Before hitting it big with the show, he played numerous bit parts in forgettable B movies over the years, but his movie career never really took off. Television was where Janssen made his name and fortune. In 1957, he played one of TV's first tough-guy detectives in "Richard Diamond, Private Detective." Post-"Fugitive," he starred in the crime show "O'Hara, United States Treasury," co-created by "Dragnet"'s Jack Webb, and in the short-lived "Harry O," the latter show fondly remembered by viewers and critics as one of the best crime shows of its day. Although his big-screen career never panned out, many action fans will remember him best as the doubting journalist in need of some political indoctrination from John Wayne in the gung-ho Vietnam War film "The Green Berets." Janssen died in 1980 of a heart attack at the age of 48.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
0% 7% Inchon! David Feld (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Ice Glencoe MacDonald (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet City in Fear Vince Perrino (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 31% S.O.S. Titanic John Jacob Astor (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Golden Gate Murders Det. Sgt. Paul Silver (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Word Steve Randall (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Covert Action Lester Horton (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nowhere to Run Harry Adams (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Superdome Mike Shelley (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Sensitive, Passionate Man Michael Delaney (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pressure Point Sgt. Joe Wilson (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 43% Golden Rendezvous Charles Conway (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stalk the Wild Child Dr. James Hazard (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mayday at 40,000 Feet! Captain Pete Douglass (Character) - 1976
25% 38% Two Minute Warning Steve (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 6% Once Is Not Enough Tom Colt (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 29% The Swiss Conspiracy David Christopher (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Warhead Tony Stevens (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fer de Lance Russ Bogan (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prisoner in the Middle Tony Stevens (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Underwater Panic Russ Bogan (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smile, Jenny, You're Dead Harry Orwell (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Such Dust Harry Orwell (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pioneer Woman Robert Douglas (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hijack Jake Wilkenson (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry-O Harry Orwell (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet He Who Digs a Grave Ian Kirk (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 46% Birds of Prey Harry Walker (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Longest Night Alan Chambers (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 14% Moon of the Wolf Sheriff Aaron Whitaker (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Cobra Unknown (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ladies of Crime Unknown (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Counterfeit Green Unknown (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Macho Callahan Diego Callahan (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Chase Adrian Vico (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Where It's At A.C. Smith (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Time for Giving Jim Bolton (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Generation Jim Bolton (Character) - 1969
86% 45% Marooned Ted Dougherty (Character) - 1969
43% 75% The Shoes of the Fisherman George Faber (Character) - 1968
23% 61% The Green Berets George Beckworth (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 22% Warning Shot Sgt. Tom Valens (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 56% My Six Loves Marty Bliss (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Belle Sommers Danny Castle (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man-Trap Vince Biskay (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 20% King of the Roaring 20's -- The Story of Arnold Rothstein Arnold Rothstein (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ring of Fire Sergeant Steve Walsh (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dondi Dealey (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twenty Plus Two Tom Alder (Character) - 1961
83% 50% Hell to Eternity Sgt. Bill Hazen (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 25% Lafayette Escadrille Duke Sinclair (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 0% The Girl He Left Behind Capt. Genaro (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 38% Never Say Goodbye Dave Heller (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Showdown at Abilene Verne Ward (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Francis in the Haunted House Police Lieutenant Hopkins (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Toy Tiger Larry Tripps (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 86% Chief Crazy Horse Lt. Colin Cartwright (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Square Jungle Jack Lindsay (Character) - 1955
100% 82% To Hell and Back Lt. Lee (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 44% The Private War of Major Benson Young Lieutenant (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 57% Francis in the Navy Lt. Anders (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yankee Buccaneer Beckett (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 17% Francis Goes to West Point Cpl. Thomas (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonzo Goes to College Jack (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Room for the Groom Soldier (Character) - 1952

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Centennial Narrator 1978-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Sgt. Joe Wilson (Character) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1975-1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Harry Orwell (Character) 1974-1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Ian Kirk (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet O'Hara, U.S. Treasury Jim O'Hara (Character) 1971-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sheriff of Cochise Arnie Hix (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Call Mr. D Richard Diamond (Character) 1957-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Dr. Richard Kimble (Character) 1963-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Karno Starling (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cain's Hundred Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target: The Corruptors Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Dr. Bill Breckenridge (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Turn of Fate Mike Harper (Character) 1957

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