John Denver

Highest Rated: 72% Oh, God! (1977)
Lowest Rated: 72% Oh, God! (1977)
Birthday: Dec 31, 1943
Birthplace: Roswell, New Mexico
Blessed with a soaring tenor and a knack for writing upbeat songs promoting nature, love, the simple life and American values, John Denver was among the top mainstream country/pop of the early to mid '70s. At the peak of his popularity, Denver made a bid at becoming an actor playing an average Joe who finds himself face to face with God (as played by George Burns) in Oh God! (1977). Though consistently upstaged by the deadpan, cigar-chomping Burns, Denver held his own and showed a knack for acting. But despite the promise of this film, Denver did not act again until 1986 when he played a supporting role in Michael Pressman's made-for-TV holiday movie, The Christmas Gift (1986). Denver had a starring role opposite Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn in Foxfire (1987); he made his final film appearance as an actor the following year in Higher Ground (1988). When not performing, Denver worked with charitable organizations, including the fight against world hunger --he was appointed to the Presidential Commission on World Hunger by President Ronald Reagan. Denver was worked with pro-ecology, and wilderness protection. His hobbies included space exploration -- Denver was awarded a NASA commendation for his contributions, photography and aviation. He was a skilled pilot and often flew from his Colorado home to Northern California to visit his daughter. On Oct 12, 1997, Denver was killed when the ultra-light plane he was flying over Monterrey Bay crashed into the sea.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Sing Out! Icons of Folk Actor 2015
No Score Yet John Denver: Country Boy Actor 2013
No Score Yet John Denver - Song's Best Friend Actor 2005
No Score Yet John Denver: Videoke Actor 2004
No Score Yet Lady Liberty---A Musical Salute to America Actor 1999
No Score Yet Walking Thunder John McKay 1997
No Score Yet John Denver: The Wildlife Concert Actor 1995
No Score Yet John Denver: A Portrait Actor 1994
No Score Yet Higher Ground Higher Ground 1988
No Score Yet Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas Actor 1987
No Score Yet Foxfire Dillard Nations 1987
No Score Yet Feuer, Eis & Dynamit (Fire, Ice & Dynamite) Narrator 1987
No Score Yet The Christmas Gift George Billings 1986
No Score Yet John Denver: Country Roads: Live in England 1986 Actor 1986
No Score Yet Rock & Roll Call Actor 1984
No Score Yet John Denver: Rocky Mountain High: Live in Japan 1981 Actor 1981
72% Oh, God! Jerry Landers 1977
No Score Yet John Denver: Thank God I'm a Country Boy: Live in Australia 1977 Actor 1977
No Score Yet Barry Manilow - The First Television Specials Actor 1977
No Score Yet Bighorn Actor 1972

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Nature
1982
Producer Appearing Performer
  • 1998
100% The Muppet Show
1976-1981
Guest
  • 1979

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