John Beck

Executive, Producer
In his heyday during the 1970s and 1980s, brawny actor John Beck was an in-demand actor in the Burt Reynolds mold. Although he never quite attained movie superstardom like the better-known mustachioed charmer, he was ... Read more »
Born: 06/07/1876 in PlanoUSA

Filmography

Actor (32)

Bluebird 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Timecop 2 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Martial Law 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Extreme 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Trade Winds 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Santa Barbara 1983 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Fire and Rain 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Crazy Dan 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XIV 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars IX 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Flamingo Road 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Buffalo Soldiers 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Time Machine 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Arthur Hailey's "Wheels" 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Call of the Wild 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Attack on Terror 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Sidekicks 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Nichols 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

King of the Pecos 1935 (Movie)

Mr. Clayborn (Actor)

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine 1935 (Movie)

(Actor)

Billy the Kid 1929 (Movie)

(Actor)

Flamingo Road (TV Show)

Actor

Lock, Stock and Barrel (TV Show)

Actor

Suspect Device (TV Show)

Actor

The Law (TV Show)

Actor

The Silent Gun (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

In his heyday during the 1970s and 1980s, brawny actor John Beck was an in-demand actor in the Burt Reynolds mold. Although he never quite attained movie superstardom like the better-known mustachioed charmer, he was popular, and he typically stood out in whatever film or television show he was in. He is best known for his portrayal of Mark Graison, Victoria Principal's lover, on the primetime soap "Dallas", a role that proved controversial when his entire run on the show was revealed to be only a dream. He got his start working in television, doing minor bit parts in shows like "I Dream of Jeannie" and "The Mod Squad" before landing two significant supporting parts in Sam Peckinpah's laconic retelling of the Billy the Kid legend, "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid", and in Woody Allen's science fiction spoof, "Sleeper". His role in the 1975 science fiction film "Rollerball" as James Caan's buddy and teammate Moonpie, plus his dramatic turn in the horror film "Audrey Rose", showed that he could handle meatier parts if given the chance. In 1977 he landed the lead romantic role in the torrid "The Other Side of Midnight" opposite Susan Sarandon. The film was expected to be a huge hit for 20th Century Fox, but it flopped, and Beck's feature-film career was grounded. Television, on the other hand, was a more congenial place for him, and he found great success not only on "Dallas" but "Flamingo Road" and other programs.

Relationships

Anne Marshall

Daughter

John Beck Jr

Son

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