John Beal

Actor, Voice actor, Director
A boyishly handsome American leading man of the 1930s, most memorably in the title role opposite Katharine Hepburn in "The Little Minister" (1934), John Beal also has the distinction of having starred in "The Necklace" ... Read more »
Born: 08/13/1909 in Joplin, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Actor (35)

The Firm 1993 (Movie)

Nathan Locke (Actor)

Amityville 3-D 1982 (Movie)

Harold Caswell (Actor)

Ark II 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adams Chronicles 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The House That Cried Murder 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dark Shadows 1965 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nurses 1965 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nurses 1962 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Ten Who Dared 1960 (Movie)

Major John Wesley Powell (Actor)

The Sound and the Fury 1959 (Movie)

Howard (Actor)

That Night 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Vampire 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Cat and the Canary 1938 (Movie)

(Actor)

Break of Hearts 1934 (Movie)

(Actor)

Les Miserables 1934 (Movie)

Marius (Actor)

The Little Minister 1933 (Movie)

Gavin (Actor)

Alimony (Movie)

Dan Barker (Actor)

Another Language (Movie)

Jerry Hallam (Actor)

Another World (TV Show)

Actor

Atlantic Convoy (Movie)

Carl Hansen (Actor)

Chicago Deadline (Movie)

Paul Jean D'Ur (Actor)

Double Wedding (Movie)

Waldo Beaver (Actor)

Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime (Movie)

Walter Mathews (Actor)

I Am the Law (Movie)

Paul Ferguson (Actor)

Jennifer: A Woman's Story (TV Show)

Actor

Laddie (Movie)

Laddie Stanton (Actor)

Madame X (Movie)

Raymond Fleuriot (Actor)

My Six Convicts (Movie)

Doc (Actor)

Port of Seven Seas (Movie)

Marius (Actor)

Remains to Be Seen (Movie)

Dr. Glenson (Actor)

So Dear to My Heart (Movie)

(Actor)

The Great Commandment (Movie)

Joel (Actor)

The Kid Who Loved Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

The Legend of Lizzie Borden (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A boyishly handsome American leading man of the 1930s, most memorably in the title role opposite Katharine Hepburn in "The Little Minister" (1934), John Beal also has the distinction of having starred in "The Necklace" (NBC, 1949), the very first dramatic program to win an Emmy Award. His long journeyman career took him from 1930 into the 90s, and included appearances on "Studio One", in the original TV version of "12 Angry Men", and portraying the original Jim Matthews on NBC's daytime soap "Another World" (1964).

Relationships

Tandy Beal

Daughter
survived him

Tita Beal

Daughter
survived him

Edmund Bliedung

Father

Agnes Bliedung

Mother

Helen Craig

Wife
born May 13, 1912 married 1934 until her death in 1986

Justin Kruger

Grandson
survived him

Paul Kruger

Grandson
survived him

EDUCATION

studied drawing and painting

Chouinard Art Institute

Pasadena , California 1935 - 1936

studied acting with Jasper Deeter and Josephine Hull

Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 1930

Milestones

1995

Suffered a stroke

1995

Made final stage appearanc in the Broadway revival of "Three Men on a Horse"

1993

Had small role in "The Firm"; final screen appearance

1992

Played Head Porter in "A Little Hotel on the Side" on stage in NY

1987

Narrated "Tandy Beal's Nutcracker" and "Listening to the Earth" for TV

1976

Played Charles Adams II in "The Adams Chronicles"

1975

Made TV-movie debut in "The Legend of Lizzie Borden" (ABC)

1966

Was member of the ensemble cast of "Thornton's Wilder's Triple Bill" on Broadway

1964

Played Jim Matthews on "Another World" (NBC)

1955

Played Captain Fishby in "The Teahouse of the August Moon" on Broadway

1948

Was master of ceremonies on NBC's "Darts for Dough"

1948

Was regular on radio's "University Theatre of the Air"

1933

Made film debut in "Another Language" (MGM)

1930

Made New York stage debut in "John Faust, Ph.D." at Metropolitan Opera House

Wrote and directed training films while serving in the US Air Force

Was regular on soap opera "The Road to Reality" (ABC)

Played Dr. Henden on "The Nurses" (CBS)

Bonus Trivia

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Not to be confused with the composer of the same name

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