John Pleshette

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 ... Read more »
Born: 07/27/1942

Filmography

Actor (59)

Mistresses 2013 (Tv Show)

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American Horror Story 2012 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: LA 2011 (Tv Show)

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Gentlemen Broncos 2009 (Movie)

Merve (Actor)

Sex and Breakfast 2007 (Movie)

Older Man in Elevator (Actor)

NCIS 2005 (Tv Show)

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Helter Skelter 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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JAG 2004 (Tv Show)

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Strong Medicine 2004 (Tv Show)

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The Sopranos 2004 (Tv Show)

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Civil Wars 1986 - 1987, 1991 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Curb Your Enthusiasm 2001 (Tv Show)

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Knots Landing 1979 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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L.A. Law 1986 - 1987, 1989 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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The Practice 1986 - 1987, 1989 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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GvsE 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Arli$$ 1998 (Tv Show)

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Michael Hayes 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Larry Sanders Show 1992 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Truman Show 1998 (Movie)

Network Executive (Actor)

Diagnosis Murder 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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ER 1997 (Tv Show)

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Murder One 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Bloodlines: Murder in the Family 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Eye of the Stranger 1993 (Movie)

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Deadly Game 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Vietnam, Texas 1989 (Movie)

Harold (Actor)

Paramedics 1988 (Movie)

Doctor Lido (Actor)

Sidney Sheldon's "Windmills of the Gods" 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Malice in Wonderland 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Micki & Maude 1984 (Movie)

Hap Ludlow (Actor)

S.O.B. 1981 (Movie)

Youngest Vice President (Actor)

Rocky II 1979 (Movie)

Director (Actor)

House Calls 1978 (Movie)

Theatrical Agent (Actor)

Bell, Book and Candle 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Seventh Avenue 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Parades 1971 (Movie)

Murray (Actor)

The End of the Road 1970 (Movie)

Finkle (Actor)

Burning Rage (TV Show)

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James Dean (TV Show)

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Lies of the Twins (TV Show)

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Murder in Paradise (TV Show)

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Once Upon a Family (TV Show)

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Percy and Thunder (TV Show)

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Shattered Innocence (TV Show)

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Stormin' Home (TV Show)

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The Curse of Inferno (TV Show)

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The Day Lincoln Was Shot (TV Show)

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The Users (TV Show)

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Welcome Home, Bobby (TV Show)

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Writer (2)

Ryan's Four (TV Show)

Writer

The Million Dollar Rip-Off (TV Show)

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Biography

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."

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