John Davidson

Actor, TV host, Singer
An actor, musician, and ace television host, John Davidson is remembered for entering American homes as a cast member/host of "The Hollywood Squares" and "That's Incredible!" A tall, strikingly handsome young man and ... Read more »
Born: 12/13/1941 in Iowa, USA

Filmography

Actor (57)

That's Incredible: The Reunion, Part II 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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That's Incredible: The Reunion 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Saturday Night Live 1975 - 1976, 1987 - 1992, 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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The Nanny 1987 - 1992, 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Super Dave 1987 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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The $100,000 Pyramid 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Edward Scissorhands 1990 (Movie)

TV Host (Actor)

Holiday Gourmet (02/07/90) 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Holiday Gourmet (04/06/90) 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Holiday Gourmet (05/07/90) 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The 1990 Mother/Daughter USA Pageant 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Battle of the Network Stars XIX 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Incredible Sunday 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Life's Most Embarrassing Moments 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The 1989 Mother/Daughter USA Pageant 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The New Hollywood Squares 1986 - 1989 (TV Show)

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A Crystal Christmas 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Friday Night Surprise! 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Game Show Biz 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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That's Incredible! Reunion 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The Squeeze 1987 (Movie)

"Honest" Tom T Murray (Actor)

From Hawaii With Love 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Goodbye Charlie 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Time Machine 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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That's Incredible! 1979 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Battle of the Network Stars XII 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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The John Davidson Show 1980 - 1982 (TV Show)

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100 Years of Golden Hits 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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

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Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders II 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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The Carpenters -- Music, Music, Music 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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The Concorde - Airport '79 1979 (Movie)

Robert Palmer (Actor)

King of the Road 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Carpenters... Space Encounters 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The John Davidson Christmas Show 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Roger & Harry: The Mitera Target 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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The John Davidson Christmas Show 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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The John Davidson Show 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Shell Game 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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The Sandy Duncan Show 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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The Stars and Stripes Show 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Sandy in Disneyland 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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The Girl With Something Extra 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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The NBC Follies 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Golddiggers 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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The Ice Palace 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Roberta 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band 1968 (Movie)

Joe Carder (Actor)

Happiest Millionaire 1966 (Movie)

Angie Dule (Actor)

Perry Como's Summer Show 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

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The Entertainers 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

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Coffee, Tea or Me? (TV Show)

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Shell Game (Movie)

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Biography

An actor, musician, and ace television host, John Davidson is remembered for entering American homes as a cast member/host of "The Hollywood Squares" and "That's Incredible!" A tall, strikingly handsome young man and the son of Baptist ministers, Davidson became a teen model and later enrolled in Denison University. He had no trouble winning work on Broadway, and was soon discovered by television producer Bob Banner. While rotating from the stage to occasional features and to prime-time variety shows, he quickly built a name for himself, and by 1969 was hosting "The John Davidson Show", a daytime talk show. This was short-lived, though, and Davidson attempted a few other series that didn't quite take off while maintaining a singing career, cutting albums, and turning up on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and holiday TV specials. By the 1970s he found a regular gig appearing on the original "The Hollywood Squares" game show, where he would answer questions and deliver good, clean gags. Meanwhile he was one of the four rotating guest hosts on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson", along with Joan Rivers, Joey Bishop, and McLean Stevenson. This led to hosting the popular "That's Incredible" in 1980, which combined amazing stunts with re-enactments of bizarre events. After this ended in 1984, Davidson was asked to host "The New Hollywood Squares", a gig he held for three years. Since then, he has lived in Mexico with his wife, Rhonda, while occasionally dropping into the chat and award show circuit.

Bonus Trivia

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Not to be confused with the distinguished and prolific silent screen actor John Davidson (born 1886, died 1968).

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