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John Ashton is a Actor American born on 22 february 1948 at Springfield (USA)

John Ashton

John Ashton
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Birth name John David Ashton
Nationality USA
Birth 22 february 1948 (76 years) at Springfield (USA)

John David Ashton (born February 22, 1948) is an American actor, best known for his roles in the popular Martin Brest films Beverly Hills Cop (1984) and Midnight Run (1988).


Ashton married his first wife Victoria Marie Runn in 1968 and they divorced in 1970. He married his second wife Bridget Baker-Ashton in 1976 and they divorced in 2001. Ashton has two children—one by each of his ex-wives. Ashton currently resides in Fort Collins, Colorado and is co-host of the Ashton and Davis show on 870 ESPN radio.


External links
Official website
John Ashton at the Internet Movie Database

Best films

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Gone Baby Gone (2007)

Usually with

John Hughes
John Hughes
(3 films)
George Gallo
George Gallo
(3 films)
Martin Brest
Martin Brest
(2 films)
Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Ashton (29 films)

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Middle Men
Middle Men (2009)
, 1h45
Directed by George Gallo
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about pornography
Actors Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, Gabriel Macht, James Caan, Laura Ramsey, Jacinda Barrett
Roles Morgan
Rating67% 3.3985553.3985553.3985553.3985553.398555
It is 2004 in Houston, Jack Harris drives off from his home with several million dollars in a duffel bag. He is on his way to deliver the money to Russian mobsters, worried about the safety of his wife Diana and their children.
Gone Baby Gone, 1h53
Directed by Ben Affleck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Amy Ryan, John Ashton
Roles Det. Nick Poole
Rating75% 3.7981153.7981153.7981153.7981153.798115
Private investigator Patrick Kenzie and his partner/girlfriend Angie Gennaro witness a televised plea by a woman named Helene McCready for the return of her missing daughter Amanda, who was abducted with her favorite doll "Mirabelle". Patrick and Angie are then hired by the child's aunt Beatrice to find Amanda and discover that Helene and her boyfriend "Skinny Ray" had recently stolen money from Cheese, a local Haitian drug lord. After Ray is murdered, Patrick and Angie join the police detectives investigating the case, Remy Bressant and Nick Poole, to arrange a trade of the money for Amanda. Captain Jack Doyle reads Patrick a telephone transcript of the drug lord setting up an exchange for Amanda. The exchange at a nearby quarry in Quincy is botched and Amanda is believed to have drowned, as her doll is found in the quarry and returned to Helene. Doyle, whose own daughter was killed years before, takes responsibility for the death and goes into early retirement.
Reign of the Gargoyles, 1h28
Origin German
Genres Science fiction, War, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Joe Penny, Wes Ramsey, Sean Mahon, Julia Rose, Billy Lush, John Ashton
Roles Commander Latham
Rating36% 1.842891.842891.842891.842891.84289
Sometime in World War II, German SS officers discover ancient ruins which contain stone gargoyles. They bring the gargoyles to life by using the blood of Colonel Schreiber (Julian Vergov) so they can combat U.S. forces. Instead of complying, the gargoyles kill the Nazis and then attack local villages. After an American bomber attack is devastated by the gargoyles, the US launches another bomber force in an attempt to destroy them. The crew of a bomber, the 'Grey Ghost' flown by Major John 'Gus' Gustafson (Joe Penny) is attacked by the gargoyles and crashes.
Instinct (1999)
, 2h6
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about animals, Medical-themed films, Prison films, Psychologie, Films about apes, Films about psychiatry, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr., Donald Sutherland, Maura Lynn Tierney, George Dzundza, John Ashton
Roles Guard Dacks
Rating64% 3.249413.249413.249413.249413.24941
The film examines the mind of anthropologist Ethan Powell (Hopkins) who has been missing for a few years, living in the jungle with gorillas. He had been convicted of killing and injuring several supposed Wilderness Park Rangers in Africa, and is sent to prison. A bright young psychiatrist (Gooding) tries to find out why he killed them, but becomes entangled in a quest to learn the true history and nature of humankind. Eventually it is revealed that during the course of his stay with the gorillas, the animals accepted Powell as part of their group and that he was attempting to protect his gorilla family when the rangers arrived and started shooting them. He gets a hearing to reveal the truth, but an attack by a vicious guard causes Powell to stop talking again. At the end of the film, Powell escapes from prison, using a pen to dig out the lock on a window and heads back to Africa.
Meet the Deedles, 1h33
Directed by Steve Boyum
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Sports films, Surfing films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Steve Van Wormer, Paul Walker, Allison Joy Langer, John Ashton, Dennis Hopper, Eric Braeden
Roles Capt. Douglas Pine
Rating41% 2.0597552.0597552.0597552.0597552.059755
Phil Deedle (Paul Walker) and Stew Deedle (Steve Van Wormer) are two fraternal twin brothers who are complete surf bums living in Hawaii off of their wealthy father. After the two decide to skip out on school to go on a special surfing expedition with friends for their 18th birthday, the twins are expelled from their high school for truancy. Their father Elton Deedle (Eric Braeden) has become tired of their insolence and lazy lifestyle and thus decides to ship them to a boot camp to straighten them out. The boys are horrified that they’re going to have to fly state-side in order for this to happen, as the camp is located in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
The Day Lincoln Was Shot, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Lance Henriksen, Rob Morrow, Donna Murphy, Jean Louisa Kelly, Wil Wheaton, Titus Welliver
Roles Ulysses S. Grant
Rating69% 3.4837353.4837353.4837353.4837353.483735
The film recreates the events leading up to and after the assassination of the 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, by the actor John Wilkes Booth, as well as a glimpse into the personal lives of both men.
Condition Red, 1h23
Directed by Mika Kaurismäki
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Prison films
Actors James Russo, Cynda Williams, Paul Calderon, Victor Argo, John Ashton, Ana Ortiz
Roles Deputy Warden
Rating48% 2.421872.421872.421872.421872.42187
Dan Cappelli est un gardien de prison réputé pour son sale caractère. Alors qu'il s'est montré plusieurs fois agressif et même violent avec ses prisonniers, il se retrouve affecté dans une prison de femmes. C'est là qu'il fait la connaissance de Cidell, une jeune prisonnière qui ne cherchait au départ qu'un peu de conversation. Dan tente de garder ses distances vis-à-vis de Cidell, mais ne peut cache longtemps ses sentiments. A partir du moment où entre en jeu Angel, le petit ami de Cidell, plus rien ne sera comme avant.
The Shooter, 1h29
Directed by Ted Kotcheff
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Dolph Lundgren, Maruschka Detmers, Assumpta Serna, John Ashton, Gavan O'Herlihy, Simón Andreu
Roles Alex Reed
Rating51% 2.5511552.5511552.5511552.5511552.551155
Un agent de la CIA est pris dans une intrigue politique après qu'il s'introduit pour résoudre le assassiner d'un ambassadeur cubain.
Little Big League, 1h59
Directed by Andrew Scheinman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Luke Edwards, Timothy Busfield, John Ashton, Ashley Crow, Kevin Dunn, Billy L. Sullivan
Roles Mac MacNally
Rating61% 3.0981953.0981953.0981953.0981953.098195
Billy Heywood (Luke Edwards) is a preteen son to a widowed single mom, Jenny (Ashley Crow), and a Little League Baseball player. Billy's grandfather is Thomas Heywood (Jason Robards), owner of the Minnesota Twins.
Trapped in Paradise, 1h51
Directed by George Gallo
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Christmas films
Actors Nicolas Cage, Jon Lovitz, Dana Carvey, Mädchen Amick, Florence Stanley, Donald Moffat
Roles Ed Dawson
Rating58% 2.948152.948152.948152.948152.94815
At Christmas time, Bill Firpo (Nicolas Cage), a straight-laced New York restaurant manager, gets an unpleasant Christmas gift. His brothers Dave (Jon Lovitz) and Alvin (Dana Carvey) are paroled early due to overcrowding and placed in Bill's custody. Dave and Alvin ask their brother to take them to Paradise, Pennsylvania to do a favor for a fellow inmate of theirs. Bill refuses because one, his brothers are not allowed out of New York State and two, he knows Dave's pathological tendencies. He only agrees after getting tied to a robbery their brothers made via his dropped wallet. When they discover Paradise's bank is light on security, Bill feels the urge to rob it if he had a gun. Fortunately, there are guns in the Infiniti sedan Dave and Alvin borrowed. With Alvin driving a stolen decrepit car, Bill and Dave storm the bank. The wife of the bank's president (Angela Paton) tells them that the bank safe door is locked and the president, Mr. Clifford Anderson (Donald Moffat), who has the key, is having lunch in the restaurant nearby. While Dave stays in the bank doing yoga breathing with the hostages, Alvin and Bill charge into the restaurant and call in a robbery. They order all customers to come with Bill to the bank so that no one calls the police when they go. Mr. Anderson opens the safe's door and Bill checks for motion sensors via a perfume spray. He steps over the sensors, gets the money, but while getting out of the safe, he touches the sensors via one of the money bags. Bill and Dave rush out of the bank and get away with their crime, stealing $275,000.
The Tommyknockers (miniseries), 3h1
Directed by John Power
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Actors Jimmy Smits, Marg Helgenberger, John Ashton, Allyce Beasley, Joanna Cassidy, Robert Carradine
Roles Trooper Butch Duggan
Rating54% 2.706152.706152.706152.706152.70615
Bobbi Anderson (Helgenberger), a Western fiction writer, and her boyfriend, Jim "Gard" Gardner (Smits), a poet, live with their dog, Petey, on the outskirts of Haven, Maine. Anderson suffers from writer's block and Gardner is a recovering alcoholic who currently isn't writing. One day, they stumble over a manmade stone object protruding from the ground. They begin excavating the object and discover a series of connected cubes that are made of an unknown alloy.
Curly Sue
Curly Sue (1991)
, 1h41
Directed by John Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Children's films, Escroquerie
Actors James Belushi, Kelly Lynch, Alisan Porter, John Getz, Branscombe Richmond, Cameron Thor
Roles Frank Arnold
Rating59% 2.955382.955382.955382.955382.95538
Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the archetypal homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. After moving from Detroit to Chicago, the duo cons the rich divorce lawyer Grey Ellison into believing she backed her Mercedes into Bill, in hopes of a free meal. When Grey accidentally collides with Bill for real, she insists on putting the two up for the night, even over the objections of her snotty fiance Walker McCormick. After a confrontation with Bill exposing the truth of the con, Grey lets them stay for as long as they need when she understands the precarious position the homeless pair are in. One night, Bill tells Grey that he's not Sue's father, he met Sue's mother one night in Florida. After Sue's mother died, Bill raised her himself, growing to love her like his own, thus when they lost their home and money, Bill couldn't find it in his heart to give Sue up and put her into an orphanage, so he took Sue with him. Grey, thinking Bill has been neglecting and abusing Sue by using her in his cons and scams, suggests Sue stay with her when he leaves, but this only angers Bill, who says that after all the years he's looked after her, if he gave up Sue now, people would make fun of her for being on welfare. He tells her that he is not neglecting or abusing Sue; he cares about Sue and his cons are to provide for Sue. However when it becomes apparent that Sue is completely unable to read or write (despite spelling a difficult word earlier in the film), Grey begins to push even harder for Bill to leave Sue with her. Eventually Bill realizes that this is where she belongs - in a home, cared for by someone that can give her the advantages that his homeless, nomadic existence lacks. The film culminates with Sue and Grey returning to their apartment where they discover a tiny ring, which Sue takes as a sign that Bill has chosen to leave her behind with Grey. (Throughout the film it is implied that Bill had pawned a ring left to Sue by her mother, which he would return to her when it came time for the two to part forever.) However the ring is accompanied by a note that says that he is in another room. Sue happily turns to find Bill, realizing that the ring is not a sign that he will leave her but a sign that he is going to abandon his old lifestyle in order to give Sue the home she needs and in order to pursue a romance with Grey.
Love, Lies and Murder, 4h
Directed by Robert Markowitz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Clancy Brown, Sheryl Lee, Moira Kelly, Shelley Morrison, Tom Bower, Ramon Bieri
Roles Carrothers
Rating69% 3.492993.492993.492993.492993.49299
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I Want to Go Home, 1h40
Directed by Alain Resnais
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes La bande dessinée
Actors Gérard Depardieu, Laura Benson, Ludivine Sagnier, Linda Lavin, Micheline Presle, Caroline Silhol
Roles Harry Dempsey
Rating54% 2.702462.702462.702462.702462.70246
Joey Wellman, an American cartoonist from Cleveland now largely forgotten at home, visits France with his partner Lena to attend an exhibition in Paris about the comic strip (bande dessinée) which features his work. He also hopes to be reconciled with his daughter Elsie who has been a student in Paris for two years, in flight from the American culture of which she sees her father as a typical example. Elsie is naively infatuated with French literature, and is trying to secure an introduction to the brilliant university professor Christian Gauthier, an expert on Flaubert but also an enthusiast for comic books. The meeting of father and daughter goes badly, but Elsie is persuaded to join Joey and Lena for the weekend at the country house of Gauthier's mother, Isabelle. During a comic-themed masquerade party, all of the characters are made to reconsider their present and past relationships.
She's Having a Baby, 1h46
Directed by John Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Baldwin, William Windom, Holland Taylor, John Ashton
Roles Ken
Rating59% 2.950122.950122.950122.950122.95012
This film is a look at the lives of Jefferson (Jake) and Kristy Briggs, from their wedding day until the birth of their first child. Beginning on their wedding day, it follows both their lives, but more so Jake's, with his voice over commentaries and several imaginary scenes, based on actual or feared future events.