John Forsythe

John Forsythe

Highest Rated: 87% The Trouble With Harry (1955)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Happy Ending (1969)

Birthday: Jan 29, 1918

Birthplace: Penn's Grove, New Jersey, USA

Nearly as recognizable for his elegant, deliberative baritone voice as his silver-mane and WASPy visage, John Forsythe built a career as an unassuming TV everydad and a reliable and, by his own reckoning, "workmanlike" actor, before becoming one of biggest names in show business in the 1980s. Forsythe imprinted his star in the pop culture firmament in ratings-topping 1970s and 1980s "campy" television institutions "Charlie's Angels" (ABC, 1976-1981) and "Dynasty" (ABC, 1981-89), but he arrived there with a long background on New York stages, including the distinction of being an original member of New York's now-renowned Actor's Studio, and prolific work at the dawn of the TV age. At the height of the success of "Dynasty," he came to be the medium's face of the opulence and excesses of go-go 1980s America, even as he long remained humble to a fault as to his own mark on his trade.

Highest rated movies

The Trouble With Harry In Cold Blood
...And Justice for All
Destination Tokyo
Scrooged
The Captive City
Topaz
Kitten With a Whip

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
42% 40% Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Charles Townsend (Character) $100.8M 2003
68% 45% Charlie's Angels Charles Townsend (Voice) $125.3M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet We Wish You a Merry Christmas Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dynasty: The Reunion Blake Carrington (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Opposites Attract Rex Roper (Character) - 1990
71% 71% Scrooged Lew Hayward (Character) $58.2M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Fire Joe Leary Sr. (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Follow Me If You Dare He (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mysterious Two He (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sizzle Mike Callahan (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dynasty Blake Carrington (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Time for Miracles Postulator (Character) - 1980
81% 80% ...And Justice for All Judge Henry T. Fleming (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cruise Into Terror Reverend Charles Mather (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet With This Ring General Albert Harris (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Users Reade Jamieson (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tail Gunner Joe Paul Cunningham (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goodbye & Amen The American Ambassador (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Never Con a Killer E.J. Valerian (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amelia Earhart G.P. Putnam (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 50% The Deadly Tower Lt. Elwood Forbes (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Healers Dr. Robert Kier (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror on the 40th Floor Daniel "Dan" Overland (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cry Panic David Ryder (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lisa, Bright and Dark William Schilling (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Letters Paul Anderson (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 40% Murder Once Removed Dr. Ron Wellesley (Character) - 1971
33% 36% The Happy Ending Fred Wilson (Character) - 1969
69% 36% Topaz Michael Nordstrom (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow on the Land Gen. Wendell Bruce (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Bell for Adano Maj. Victor Joppola (Character) - 1967
83% 88% In Cold Blood Alvin Dewey (Character) - 1967
60% 80% Madame X Clayton Anderson (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Taste of Vengeance Jerry Wilson / John Williams (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Pays in Dollars Unknown (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet See How They Run Martin Young (Character) - 1965
67% 34% Kitten With a Whip David Stratton (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 67% What Makes Sammy Run? Unknown (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everything but the Truth Ernie Miller (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 50% The Ambassador's Daughter Sgt. Danny Sullivan (Character) - 1956
87% 73% The Trouble With Harry Sam Marlowe (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Glass Web Don Newell (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 56% Escape From Fort Bravo Capt. John Marsh (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet It Happens Every Thursday Bob MacAvoy (Character) - 1953
70% 67% The Captive City Jim Austin (Character) - 1952
80% 65% Destination Tokyo Sparks (Character) - 1943

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dynasty: The Reunion Unknown (Character) 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Powers That Be Unknown (Character) 1992-1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dynasty Blake Carrington (Character) 1981-1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Charlie Townsend (Character),
Unknown (Voice)
1976-1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney's Wonderful World Narrator 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Unknown (Character) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1970 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alcoa Premiere Andy Ballard (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bachelor Father Bentley Gregg (Character) 1957-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jack Benny Program Guest 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Prof. Gilbert Jardine (Character) 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1951-1953 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1951-1952
90% No Score Yet Lights Out Unknown (Character) 1951-1952

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