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David Janssen

David Janssen
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Birth name David Harold Meyer
Nationality USA
Birth 27 march 1931 at Naponee (USA)
Death 13 february 1980 (at 48 years) at Malibu (USA)

David Janssen (March 27, 1931 – February 13, 1980) was an American film and television actor who is best known for his starring role as Dr. Richard Kimble in the television series The Fugitive (1963–1967). Janssen also had the title roles in three other series: Richard Diamond, Private Detective; Harry O; and O'Hara, U.S. Treasury.

In 1996 TV Guide ranked him number 36 on its 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time list.


Janssen was married twice. His first marriage was to model and interior decorator Ellie Graham, whom he married in Las Vegas on August 25, 1958. They divorced in 1968. In 1975, he married actress and model Dani Crayne Greco. They remained married until Janssen's death.

Best films

The Green Berets (1968)
Marooned (1969)

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Filmography of David Janssen (42 films)

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Inchon (1982)
, 1h45
Directed by Terence Young
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Laurence Olivier, Jacqueline Bisset, Ben Gazzara, Toshiro Mifune, Richard Roundtree, David Janssen
Roles David Feld
Rating25% 1.2950351.2950351.2950351.2950351.295035
The film depicts the Battle of Inchon during the Korean War, which took place September 15–19, 1950 and is considered the turning point of the war. The protagonist of the film is General Douglas MacArthur (Laurence Olivier), who led the United States surprise amphibious landing at Incheon in 1950. A subplot in the film involves an American couple who encounter difficulties in their relationship because of the ongoing war.
S.O.S. Titanic, 2h24
Directed by William Hale
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Historical
Themes La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Transport films, RMS Titanic in fiction, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors David Janssen, Cloris Leachman, Susan Saint James, David Warner, Ian Holm, Helen Mirren
Roles John Jacob Astor
Rating62% 3.148763.148763.148763.148763.14876
Le Titanic quitte Southampton le 10 avril 1912. Le film suit différents passagers que sont, en première classe John Jacob Astor et son épouse ainsi que le couple Marvin, en voyage de noces. En deuxième, le film suit Lawrence Beesley, ensuite auteur d'un ouvrage sur le naufrage. En troisième classe, l'histoire se focalise sur un groupe d'émigrants irlandais.
Covert Action, 1h40
Directed by Romolo Guerrieri
Origin Italie
Genres Action, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors David Janssen, John Arthur Kennedy, Corinne Cléry, Maurizio Merli, Philippe Leroy, Ivan Rassimov
Roles Lester Horton
Rating58% 2.9196852.9196852.9196852.9196852.919685
A former CIA agent decides to write about his CIA career that leads him into danger.
Superdome (1978)
, 1h37
Directed by Jerry Jameson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors David Janssen, Edie Adams, Clifton Davis, Peter Haskell, Ken Howard, Susan Howard
Roles Mike Shelley
Rating28% 1.4059251.4059251.4059251.4059251.405925
At the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, both team's star quarterbacks are preoccupied. Wolecki is having marital difficulties, while McCauley is involved in a shady deal with a management firm. Meanwhile, a national gambling syndicate attempts to find a way to stop the heavily favored Cougars from winning the game. All these plots are connected by a police chase of a killer who has attempted to evade law enforcement by ducking into the crowd.
Golden Rendezvous, 1h49
Directed by Freddie Francis
Genres Thriller
Themes Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Films about hijackings
Actors Richard Harris, Ann Turkel, Gordon Jackson, John Vernon, David Janssen, Burgess Meredith
Roles Charles Conway
Rating55% 2.7609052.7609052.7609052.7609052.760905
The Caribbean Star, a combination cargo ship and floating casino is hijacked by terrorists led by Luis Carreras (John Vernon), who installs an atomic bomb, holding both the passengers and the bomb hostage, hoping to exchange them for the gold bullion on an U.S. Treasury ship. However, First Officer John Carter (Richard Harris), Susan Beresford (Ann Turkel), and Dr. Marston (Gordon Jackson) join forces to foil the plan. David Janssen and Burgess Meredith also appear in supporting roles.
Warhead (1977)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Action
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors David Janssen, Karin Dor, Christopher Stone, Art Metrano, Joan Freeman, Ellyn Stern
Roles Tony Stevens
Rating45% 2.257312.257312.257312.257312.25731
Terrorists blow up a school bus in the Middle East, killing everyone on board except the military guard, Lt Liora who identifies the Palestinian Major Malouf as leading the operation.
The Swiss Conspiracy, 1h23
Directed by Jack Arnold
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Actors David Janssen, Senta Berger, Elke Sommer, John Ireland, John Saxon, Ray Milland
Roles David Christopher
Rating50% 2.524272.524272.524272.524272.52427
A Swiss bank learns that the confidentiality of several anonymous numbered accounts has been compromised and blackmail threats have been made to five holders of the accounts. They include a crooked arms dealer, who received a demand for five million Swiss francs. He refuses to pay and is shot dead. The bank is also told to pay ten million francs to keep the accounts secret.
Two-Minute Warning, 1h55
Directed by Larry Peerce
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Sports films, American football films
Actors Charlton Heston, John Cassavetes, Martin Balsam, Beau Bridges, David Janssen, Jack Klugman
Roles Steve
Rating62% 3.1005653.1005653.1005653.1005653.100565
An unknown sniper (Warren Miller) positions himself at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum prior to a professional football championship (dubbed as "Championship X") similar to The Super Bowl. He is spotted by a Goodyear Blimp camera. Police and SWAT team are immediately called in by the stadium manager Sam McKeever (Martin Balsam).
Mayday at 40,000 Feet!, 1h37
Directed by Robert Butler
Origin USA
Genres Adventure
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors David Janssen, Christopher George, Ray Milland, Lynda Day George, Margaret Blye, Marjoe Gortner
Roles Pete Douglass
Rating54% 2.721842.721842.721842.721842.72184
During a major snow storm, Transcon Airways Flight 602, Boeing 727 airliner piloted by Captain Pete Douglas (David Janssen), First Officer Stan Burkhart (Christopher George) and Second Officer Mike Fuller (Don Meredith) on a flight from Los Angeles to New York, makes a scheduled stop in Salt Lake City. Greco (Marjoe Gortner), a two-time killer in the custody of Sam Riese, a Federal Marshal (Broderick Crawford) comes aboard. Among the passengers are Burkhart's girlfriend, nurse Susan McKenzie (Margaret Blye) and Joseph Mannheim (Ray Milland) a disillusioned and possibly disgraced medical doctor drowning his problems with scotch. Captain Douglas has a family emergency that is making him anxious to return home as soon as possible.
Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough, 2h1
Directed by Guy Green
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Kirk Douglas, Alexis Smith, David Janssen, George Hamilton, Melina Mercouri, Gary Conway
Roles Tom Colt
Rating45% 2.276412.276412.276412.276412.27641
In the film version, Mike Wayne (Kirk Douglas) is a middle-aged motion-picture producer whose career has fallen on hard times. Try as he might, Mike no longer can get a new Hollywood project made.
Birds of Prey, 1h21
Directed by William A. Graham
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors David Janssen, Ralph Meeker, Don Wilbanks
Roles Harry Walker
Rating67% 3.375243.375243.375243.375243.37524
A former American Volunteer Group pilot, Harry Walker (David Janssen), who flies a Hughes 500C helicopter for Salt Lake City radio station KBEX as a traffic reporter, is introduced doing an afternoon rush-hour report during a station nostalgia promotion in which standards from the World War II era are being played on air. Opening credits run over aerial combat footage borrowed from the 1942 Republic Pictures film Flying Tigers, then segues into footage of a P-40 Warhawk in full sharkmouth scheme being towed along the highway to the radio station by Walker as part of the promotion.
Moon of the Wolf, 1h15
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film
Actors David Janssen, Barbara Rush, Bradford Dillman, John Beradino, Geoffrey Lewis, Royal Dano
Roles Sheriff Aaron Whitaker
Rating50% 2.5098052.5098052.5098052.5098052.509805
In the Louisiana Bayou town of Marsh Island, two farmers discover the mauled, dead body of a local young woman. Sheriff Aaron Whitaker (David Janssen) is called. The victim's temperamental brother Lawrence Burrifors (Geoffrey Lewis) arrives at the crime scene and jumps to the conclusion that the girl's lover committed the murder, a man whose name her brother does not know. The town's Dr. Drutan (John Beradino) examines the body and pronounces the girl died of a blow to the head.
Macho Callahan, 1h39
Directed by Bernard L. Kowalski
Origin Mexique
Genres Action, Adventure, Western
Actors David Janssen, Jean Seberg, Lee J. Cobb, James Booth, Pedro Armendáriz (fils), David Carradine
Roles Diego Callahan
Rating52% 2.6239252.6239252.6239252.6239252.623925
Placed behind bars during the war, Diego Callahan, also known as "Macho," travels to Texas looking for the man responsible for his imprisonment.
Marooned (1969)
, 2h14
Directed by John Sturges
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, La fin du monde, Films about music and musicians, Dans l'espace, Films about the Apollo program, Films based on science fiction novels, Musical films, Space opera, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Gregory Peck, Richard Crenna, David Janssen, James Franciscus, Gene Hackman, Lee Grant
Roles Ted Dougherty
Rating59% 2.952022.952022.952022.952022.95202
Three American astronauts – commander Jim Pruett (Richard Crenna), "Buzz" Lloyd (Gene Hackman), and Clayton "Stoney" Stone (James Franciscus) – are the first crew of an experimental space station on an extended duration mission. While returning to Earth, the main engine on the Apollo spacecraft Ironman One fails. Mission Control determines that Ironman does not have enough backup thruster capability to initiate atmospheric reentry, or to re-dock with the station and wait for rescue. The crew is marooned in orbit.