John Wesley

John Wesley

Highest Rated: 61% The Wood (1999)

Lowest Rated: 40% The 13th Child, Legend of the Jersey Devil (2002)

Birthday: Aug 3, 1947

Birthplace: Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA

John Wesley grew up in Louisiana during the 1940s and 1950s before setting out to California to begin his acting career in the early 1960s. His career started with a few TV appearances in shows such as "My Three Sons" (ABC/CBS 1960-1972) and "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (NBC 1964-68). His film acting debut was in the Clint Eastwood western "Hang 'Em High" (1968) and thriller "Uptight" (1968). But by the time the '60s ended, Wesley was off serving his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He returned to resume his acting career at the end of the war, once again carving out one-off performances on television shows. His first major role was as Sweets Walker in the short-lived movie sequel series "Dirty Dancing" (CBS 1988-89). Arguably his most memorable roles were just on the horizon, though, as he appeared as Dr. Hoover on the Will Smith vehicle "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (NBC 1990-96). He followed that up with an appearance in the Sylvester Stallone comedy "Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot" (1992). The mid-'90s brought more recurring roles, including Mr. Jim on "Martin" (Fox 1992-97) and on the animated kids show "Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad" (ABC 1994-95). While the rest of his acting career didn't feature anything as consistent or notable as his '90s run, Wesley was a regular among bit parts on TV shows and film. In September 2019, he passed away at the age of 72 following a battle with cancer.

Highest rated movies

The Wood
The 13th Child, Legend of the Jersey Devil

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Second Acts Ben Hancock (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holly Day Jerry (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 100% The Midnighters Chester (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Twenty George (Character) - 2009
40% 18% The 13th Child, Legend of the Jersey Devil Jones (Character) - 2002
61% 92% The Wood Police Officer (Character) $25.0M 1999
No Score Yet 81% Always Outnumbered Store Manager (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Courtyard Mr. Brendel (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 41% The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Dr. Freeman (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 46% The Colony Jerry Franklin (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 47% Missing in Action 2: The Beginning Frankie (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 19% Black Fist Ira (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 83% Uptight Larry (Character) - 1968

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 82% NCIS Chaplain Samuel Kemp (Guest Star) 2018
81% 88% Hart of Dixie Otis (Guest Star) 2012
52% No Score Yet Trust Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Stalker Warden Blume (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
95% 94% Frasier Jerry (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martial Law Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pensacola: Wings of Gold Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 0% Melrose Place Ernie (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 83% Martin Unknown (Guest Star) 1994-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet California Dreams Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 91% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dirty Dancing Sweets Walker (Character) 1988-1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1987-1988
No Score Yet 99% Married ... With Children Dennis (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Hawthorne (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Ted Tilley Jr. (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Living Adams (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet 100% Street Hawk Keith Damon (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1963