John Beasley

John Beasley

Highest Rated: 93% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015)

Lowest Rated: 8% Lost Souls (2000)

Birthday: Jun 26, 1943

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA

African-American actor John Beasley did not pursue acting until he was 44-years old. Beasley worked as a railroad clerk for the Union Pacific railroad before quitting to become an actor. He made his film debut in 1989 as a henchman in "Rapid Fire." The next year he broke into TV with a recurring role on "Brewster Place," a drama that starred Oprah Winfrey. In 1993, he earned a small role in the popular Disney sports movie "The Mighty Ducks," and a supporting role in the dark romantic comedy "Untamed Heart," which starred Marisa Tomei and Christian Slater. Beasley continued to garner small roles in film, and by the later '90s was snagging steady work on television, with appearances in "Early Edition," "The Pretender," and "Millenium." In 2002, he came a part of the main cast of the family drama "Everwood," where he played Irv Harper for 89 episodes of the show's four-season run. Also in 2002, Beasley founded the John Beasley Theater in Omaha to promote theater, in particular the works of African-Americans. Three years later, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Despite his late start in the field of acting, Beasley has already appeared in over 20 films, the most notable of which are "The Sum of All Fears," "Walking Tall," and "The Gift."


Highest Rated Movies



91% 65% Cowboys Ben the Friendly Ranger (Character) - 2020
46% 57% Spell Earl (Character) $484.7K 2020
No Score Yet 93% The Turkey Bowl Judge Tibbins (Character) - 2019
69% 54% The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Cliff (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Haunted Maze Detective Edwards (Character) - 2017
93% 68% I'll See You in My Dreams Mike (Character) $7.4M 2015
15% 31% Sinister 2 Father Rodriguez (Character) $27.7M 2015
57% 56% The Purge: Anarchy Papa Rico (Character) $71.5M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Love of Amy Mr. Tate (Character) - 2009
79% 79% Chasing a Dream Peter Boscow (Character) - 2009
26% 60% Walking Tall Chris Vaughn Sr. (Character) $45.9M 2004
60% 49% The Sum of All Fears General Lasseter (Character) $118.5M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Journeyman Cleofas (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Moving of Sophia Myles Nathaniel Myles (Character) - 2000
57% 55% The Gift Albert Hawkins (Character) $12M 2000
No Score Yet 60% Freedom Song Jonah Summer (Character) - 2000
60% 85% Disappearing Acts Mr. Banks (Character) - 2000
8% 22% Lost Souls Mike Smythe (Character) $16.8M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet ATF Secretary Robert Edwards (Character) - 1999
21% 46% The General's Daughter Col. Donald Slesinger (Character) $102.7M 1999
30% 64% Crazy in Alabama Nehemiah Jackson (Character) $2M 1999
90% 79% The Apostle Brother C. Charles Blackwell (Character) $20.8M 1998
43% 52% Overnight Delivery Baker (Character) - 1996
54% 77% Untamed Heart Cook (Character) $18.8M 1993
23% 65% The Mighty Ducks Mr. Hall (Character) $50.7M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Day Bo (Character) - 1991


No Score Yet 85% The Resident Mortimer Rosenthal (Guest Star) 2018
84% 95% Shots Fired Mr. D (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Soul Man Barton (Character) 2012-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2016
97% 93% Treme, New Orleans Don Escalade (Guest Star) 2011
81% No Score Yet Detroit 1-8-7 Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
86% 90% Boston Legal Detective Walter McKay (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 86% Navy NCIS Daryl Hardy (Guest Star) 2007
93% 95% Everwood Irv Harper (Character) 2002-2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2003 2000
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Millennium Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet EZ Streets Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
100% No Score Yet Brewster Place Mr. Willie (Guest Star) 1990


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