John Beasley

John Beasley

Highest Rated: 94% 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

I'll See You in My Dreams
Cowboys The Apostle
Chasing a Dream
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Disappearing Acts
The Sum of All Fears
The Purge: Anarchy




11% 46% Firestarter Irv Manders (Character) $3.8M 2022
17% No Score Yet Stoker Hills Dr. Jonathan Brooks (Character) - 2020
92% 61% Cowboys Ben the Friendly Ranger (Character) - 2020
48% 55% Spell Earl (Character) $484.7K 2020
No Score Yet 91% The Turkey Bowl Judge Tibbins (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Haunted Maze Detective Edwards (Character) - 2017
69% 55% The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Cliff (Character) - 2017
15% 31% Sinister 2 Father Rodriguez (Character) $27.7M 2015
94% 68% I'll See You in My Dreams Mike (Character) $7.4M 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% 59% Walking Tall Chris Vaughn Sr. (Character) $45.9M 2004
59% 49% The Sum of All Fears General Lasseter (Character) $118.5M 2002
No Score Yet 42% The Journeyman Cleofas (Character) - 2001
60% 85% Disappearing Acts Mr. Banks (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 62% Freedom Song Jonah Summer (Character) - 2000
57% 55% The Gift Albert Hawkins (Character) $12.0M 2000
8% 22% Lost Souls Mike Smythe (Character) $16.8M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Moving of Sophia Myles Nathaniel Myles (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet ATF Secretary Robert Edwards (Character) - 1999
30% 64% Crazy in Alabama Nehemiah Jackson (Character) $2.0M 1999
21% 46% The General's Daughter Col. Donald Slesinger (Character) $102.7M 1999
90% 79% The Apostle Brother C. Charles Blackwell (Character) $20.8M 1998
43% 52% Overnight Delivery Baker (Character) - 1996
56% 77% Untamed Heart Cook (Character) $18.8M 1993
21% 65% The Mighty Ducks Mr. Hall (Character) $50.7M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Day Bo (Character) - 1991


No Score Yet 78% The Resident Mortimer Rosenthal (Guest Star) 2018
84% 95% Shots Fired Mr. D (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 100% The Soul Man Barton (Character) 2012-2016
96% 87% Treme Don Escalade (Guest Star) 2011
81% 100% Detroit 1-8-7 Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 63% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
86% 91% Boston Legal Detective Walter McKay (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 82% NCIS Daryl Hardy (Guest Star) 2007
90% 96% Everwood Irv Harper (Character) 2002-2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2000 2003
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 93% Millennium Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
100% No Score Yet Brewster Place Mr. Willie (Guest Star) 1990