John Pleshette

John Pleshette

Highest Rated: 95% The Truman Show (1998)

Lowest Rated: 8% Sex and Breakfast (2007)

Birthday: Jul 27, 1942

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Cousin of actress Suzanne Pleshette, John Pleshette began acting in the 1960s in character roles on television series such as "The Patty Duke Show" and "Coronet Blue." He spent the majority of his acting career in the 1970s as a bit player on TV shows and films. He made appearances in "Kojak" and the film "Rocky II" before earning his first starring role in the made-for-TV movie "The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald"; what helped Pleshette land the role of Oswald was his striking resemblance to President Kennedy's assassin. Piggybacking the successful run of roles in the late 1970s, he then landed a part as an original cast member on the long-running drama series "Knots Landing" in 1979. He played Richard Avery from 1979 to 1987, while making appearances in more made-for-TV movies like "Welcome Home, Bobby," "Stormin' Home," and "Malice in Wonderland." Pleshette continued to act into the 1990s although his most notable role was that of Avery. He returned to more character parts on television series such as "Civil Wars," "Murder One," and "ER," before being called upon by director Peter Weir to play one of the network executives involved in "The Truman Show"; it was perhaps the largest, most critically acclaimed film that Pleshette would be a part of. Similar character roles followed in the 2000s as he earned bit parts in more made-for-TV movies like "James Dean" and "Helter Skelter" along with guest starring in series such as "The Nine" and "Eli Stone."

Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kosher Pig Paul Cohen (Character) - 2010
8% 21% Sex and Breakfast Older Man in Elevator (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 12% Detonator Stuart Newman (Character) - 2003
93% 76% James Dean Billy Rose (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 50% The Day Lincoln Was Shot Secretary of State William Henry Seward (Character) - 1998
95% 89% The Truman Show Network Executive (Character) $125.6M 1998
No Score Yet 6% The Curse of Inferno Mr. Wizzard (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eye of the Stranger Joe (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story Unknown (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Game Unknown (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vietnam, Texas Harold (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shattered Innocence Mel Erman (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 52% Paramedics Doctor Lido (Character) $149.6K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome Home, Bobby John Hammill (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 42% Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry David Elias (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stormin' Home Al Singer (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 67% Malice in Wonderland Tommy Gallep (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Burning Rage Frank Vandenberg (Character) - 1984
70% 44% Micki & Maude Hap Ludlow (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kid With the Broken Halo Jeff McNulty (Character) - 1982
71% 82% Rocky II Director (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald Lee Harvey Oswald (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Name Was Ellie, His Name Was Lyle Bruce (Character) - 1967

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 63% Mistresses Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
60% No Score Yet Eli Stone Judge Nettles (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 82% NCIS Tom Crawley (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
92% 98% The Sopranos Dr. Ira Fried (Guest Star) 2004
92% 95% Curb Your Enthusiasm Therapist (Guest Star) 2001
83% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Gerald Holzman, Esq. (Guest Star) 2001
88% No Score Yet Michael Hayes Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mike Hammer, Private Eye Augustus Hancock Sterling II (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
91% No Score Yet Murder One Unknown (Guest Star) 1995-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
86% 85% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1994-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Knots Landing Richard Avery (Character),
Director
1993 1991 1979-1983
No Score Yet 90% The Wonder Years Charlie Barrett (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Civil Wars Al Noonan (Guest Star) 1991-1992
No Score Yet 89% Beauty and the Beast Jimmy Faber (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Ron Nieman (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Stanley (Guest Star) 1987-1988
No Score Yet 93% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 88% Magnum, P.I. Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Danny Green / Jackie Tetuska (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
100% No Score Yet The Nine Unknown (Guest Star)

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