John Karlen

Highest Rated: 91% Trilogy of Terror (1975)
Lowest Rated: 11% Surf Ninjas (1993)
Birthday: May 28, 1933
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Stocky, blondish character actor John Karlen gained a mid-1966s following as Willie Loomis (and several other roles) on the Gothic TV soap opera Dark Shadows. Thereafter, Karlen became a fixture in other Dan Curtis productions, appearing in such feature-length Curtis endeavors as House of Dark Shadows (1970) and Trilogy of Terror (1973). In 1987, Karlen won an Emmy for his portrayal of Harvey Lacey, the contractor husband of Mary Beth Lacey (Tyne Daly), on the TV series Cagney and Lacey (1982-88); two years later he co-starred on the less successful video weekly Snoops. John Karlen's TV movie credits include the role of Jerry Barr in the execrable Roseanne: An Unauthorized Biography (1994).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Master of Dark Shadows Actor 2019
No Score Yet Vampirella Lieutenant Walsh 1996
No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey: The View Through the Glass Ceiling Harvey Lacey 1995
No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey: Together Again Actor 1995
No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey: The Return Harvey Lacey 1994
No Score Yet MacShayne: Winner Takes All Waldo Church 1994
11% Surf Ninjas Mac 1993
No Score Yet The Dark Wind Jake West 1993
No Score Yet Without Warning: Terror in the Towers Jack McAllister 1993
No Score Yet Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? Bambi Bembenek John Garner 1992
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin Jake Morrison 1991
No Score Yet Nightmare on the 13th Floor Actor 1990
No Score Yet The Cover Girl and the Cop Lieutenant Wingo 1989
No Score Yet Babycakes Al 1989
No Score Yet Daddy Mike 1987
56% Native Son Max 1986
No Score Yet Gimme an 'F' Bucky Berkshire/'Dr. Spirit' 1984
33% Impulse Bob Russell 1984
60% Racing With the Moon Mr. Nash 1984
No Score Yet Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story Uncle George 1982
85% Pennies From Heaven Detective 1981
No Score Yet American Dream Coach Ritter 1981
No Score Yet The Long Days of Summer Actor 1980
No Score Yet The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang Actor 1979
No Score Yet The Dark Ride Actor 1978
No Score Yet A Small Town in Texas Lenny 1976
91% Trilogy of Terror Thomas Amman 1975
No Score Yet The Kansas City Massacre Actor 1975
No Score Yet Melvin Purvis, G-Man Tony Redecci 1974
No Score Yet Nightmare at 43 Hillcrest Actor 1974
No Score Yet The Picture of Dorian Gray Actor 1973
No Score Yet Frankenstein Otto Roget 1973
No Score Yet Night of Dark Shadows Alex Jenkins 1971
43% House of Dark Shadows Willie Loomis 1970


No Score Yet Mad About You
Jamie's dad Gus Gus Stemple
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Patrick McNair Lt. Martin McGinn Insp. Arthur Joyce
  • 1995
  • 1992
  • 1989
No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey
Harvey Lacey
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
Brice Sergeant Adams
  • 1981
  • 1979
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
  • 1978
No Score Yet Kojak
Pinky Hicks
  • 1978
  • 1973
No Score Yet All in the Family
  • 1977
No Score Yet The Waltons
Rev. Henshaw
  • 1976
No Score Yet Dark Shadows (1966)
Willie Loomis
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Winds of War
Capt. Connelly


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