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Nationality USA
Birth 1 may 1950 (73 years) at Cincinnati (USA)

John Diehl (born May 1, 1950) is an American actor.

Diehl was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated from St. Xavier High School in 1968.


Né à Cincinnati, dans l’Ohio, John Diehl débarque à New York à l’âge de 19 ans. Mais ce n’est que neuf ans plus tard qu’il songe à devenir comédien. Il s’installe alors à Los Angeles où il entame une carrière à la télévision et au cinéma. Il se fait notamment connaître avec le rôle de l’inspecteur Larry Zito, dans la série culte Deux flics à Miami dès 1984. Il abandonne pourtant le rôle dès la troisième saison, considérant qu’il est temps de passer à autre chose…

Acteur désormais recherché, il tourne sous la direction de cinéastes de renom, comme John Carpenter dans New York 1997 (Escape from New York) (1980), Stephen Frears dans The Hi-Lo Country (1997), Wayne Wang dans Ma mère, moi et ma mère (1999), Oliver Stone dans Nixon (1995), Martha Coolidge dans Trois vœux ou encore Wim Wenders dans The End of Violence (1996).

Parallèlement, il multiplie les apparitions dans plusieurs prestigieuses séries télévisées telles que À la Maison-Blanche, FBI : Portés disparus (2002), Karen Sisco et New York Police Blues.

John Diehl est également comédien de théâtre. On a notamment pu le voir dans trois pièces mises en scène par Sam Shepard : A Lie of The Mind aux côtés de Holly Hunter et James Gammon, Action et Killer’s Head.

Usually with

Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
(3 films)
Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(2 films)
Harold Ramis
Harold Ramis
(2 films)
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Filmography of John Diehl (69 films)

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Forever (2015)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Deborah Ann Woll, Ioan Gruffudd, Luke Grimes, John Diehl, Rhys Coiro, Seth Gabel
Roles Neil
Rating54% 2.710232.710232.710232.710232.71023
Alice is a young investigative reporter who suffers a loss but finds an enigmatic community where she starts to find her will to live and love again surrounded by people who have suffered in some way. The film revolved around the idea of taking care of others as well as learning how to take care of one’s self.
A Long Way Off, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about religion
Actors Robert Davi, Edie McClurg, John Diehl, Jason Burkey
Rating46% 2.343332.343332.343332.343332.34333
In this modern day retelling of the timeless Prodigal Son Parable, young Jacob is tired of living on the family farm, submitting to the rules of his Father, Mr. Abraham. One day he demands an early inheritance from his father, who shocks his young son by agreeing to give it to him. So, he heads to the big city doing things his way without restraint, and for a while he does well-surprisingly well. He takes huge business risks and converts his small fortune into a big fortune, despite his extremely flamboyant lifestyle that attracts the wrong women, including seductive Laura, whose rich boyfriend Frank is often dangerously nearby. Jake had it all: money, ladies, prestige-but then-he loses it all and just when he things he's hit bottom the bottom drops some more- until he is eating out of dumpsters and eventually ends up living in a literal pig pen.
Singularity Principle, 1h27
Genres Science fiction
Actors William B. Davis, John Diehl
Roles Jack Brenner
Rating52% 2.6305852.6305852.6305852.6305852.630585
Academic research scientist Jack Brenner (John Diehl) conducts an unauthorized secret experiment that creates a portal between parallel universes. Jack's protege, Dr. Peter Tanning (Michael Denis), is being questioned by Lawrence Cason (William B. Davis) who works for a clandestine black-ops organization to learn how to reproduce and control the physical process.
Apartment 1303 3D, 1h41
Directed by Daniel Fridell
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Films about suicide, Ghost films
Actors Mischa Barton, Rebecca De Mornay, Julianne Michelle, Corey Sevier, John Diehl, Jessica Harris
Roles Detective
Rating25% 1.2808951.2808951.2808951.2808951.280895
Following a family dispute, Janet moves out of the home she shares with her older sister, Lara and their single mother, Maddie. She moves into apartment 1303 on the thirteenth floor of a downtown Detroit apartment building. A nine-year-old neighbor, Emily, explains to Janet that a previous occupant of her new apartment killed herself. Strange things begin to occur in the apartment and when Janet appears bruised at work, she rebuffs concerns that her boyfriend, Mark, is abusing her and blames the marks on sleepwalking.
Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe, 1h27
Directed by Jeffrey Donovan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors Bruce Campbell, Kiele Sanchez, RonReaco Lee, Chandra West, John Diehl, Jeffrey Donovan
Roles Rear Admiral Lawrence
Rating70% 3.544193.544193.544193.544193.54419
Set two years before the pilot episode, the film is narrated by Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell), who is being questioned by Admiral Lawrence (John Diehl) about a mission in Colombia. Sam reveals that he had unwittingly had an affair with a superior's wife (Chandra West). After being caught, Sam was assigned a dangerous mission: to track down a terrorist group known as the Espada Ardiente.
Road to Nowhere, 2h2
Directed by Monte Hellman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Romance
Actors Cliff De Young, Shannyn Sossamon, Tygh Runyan, Dominique Swain, Fabio Testi, John Diehl
Roles Bobby Billings
Rating54% 2.7061652.7061652.7061652.7061652.706165
Promising filmmaker named Mitchell Haven invites Laurel Graham, a non-professional actress, to play Velma Duran, a person involved in a financial scandal that made headlines and is featured in the Haven's new film. The director falls in love with his muse, to the despair of some members of the crew.
Follow the Prophet, 1h31
Origin USA
Themes Films about religion
Actors Tom Noonan, Diane Venora, David Conrad, Steve Railsback, Annie Burgstede, R. D. Call
Rating61% 3.0984853.0984853.0984853.0984853.098485
On her 15th birthday Avery Colden (Annie Burgstede) discovers from her father (David Conrad) that she is to be given as a secret bride to the new Prophet (Tom Noonan) of a religious cult. She escapes with the help of Army Colonel Jude Marks (Robert Chimento) and a renegade female Sheriff (Diane Venora). When they find out that her younger sister is chosen to take her place as the secret bride they join forces to expose the truth that lies hidden in a town in Utah. Col. Marks calls in favors from the military and Washington but even that may not be enough to help them fight the deeply secretive cult.
The Lucky Ones, 1h55
Directed by Neil Burger
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Political films, Road movies
Actors Tim Robbins, Rachel McAdams, Michael Peña, Kerry Bishé, Molly Hagan, Mark L. Young
Roles Tom Klinger
Rating68% 3.446933.446933.446933.446933.44693
Having completed his latest tour of duty, which kept him overseas for nearly two years, middle-aged Sgt. Fred Cheaver has retired from military service and is returning home to his wife and son in suburban St. Louis. Pfc. Colee Dunn and Sgt. T.K. Poole each have a thirty-day leave, and both are headed to Las Vegas. Colee plans to visit the family of her boyfriend, a soldier who was killed in action after saving her life, and T.K. wants to engage the services of a sex surrogate he hopes will cure the impotence he is experiencing as the result of a shrapnel injury before he reunites with his girlfriend.
Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Tom Selleck, Viola Davis, Kohl Sudduth, Orla Brady, Gary Basaraba, John Diehl
Roles Jerry Snyder
Rating70% 3.5466053.5466053.5466053.5466053.546605
In the small town of Paradise, Massachusetts, Chief of police Jesse Stone (Tom Selleck) and his men investigate the death of teenage girl found floating in a lake. Officer Luther "Suitcase" Simpson (Kohl Sudduth) discovers a high school ring bearing the initials "HR". In the coming days, Jesse is haunted by disturbing dreams about the girl's murder. Since moving to Paradise, his private life involves drinking alone at his isolated house on the water with his dog Reggie looking on, occasionally talking on the phone with his ex-wife in California. Forced to resign from the LAPD for a drinking problem that began following his divorce, Jesse is still in contact with his ex-wife Jenn, who calls him regularly. Concerned about his drinking, she convinces him to see psychiatrist Dr. Dix (William Devane), a former detective and recovering alcoholic himself. Following his first session, Jesse visits the grave of his former girlfriend, Abby Taylor, for whose death he still feels deeply responsible.
Down in the Valley, 1h52
Directed by David Jacobson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance, Western
Actors Edward Norton, Evan Rachel Wood, David Morse, Rory Culkin, Aviva Baumann, Bruce Dern
Roles Steve
Rating63% 3.197313.197313.197313.197313.19731
In the San Fernando Valley, rebellious teenager October "Tobe" takes a walk with her younger brother, Lonnie. The next day, Tobe goes to the beach with friends, and when they stop for gasoline, they are assisted by Harlan, a young man who affects a folksy, cowboy style. Tobe invites much-older Harlan to the beach. He accepts, which results in his losing his job. At the beach, they share a passionate kiss and, after returning to Harlan's house, they have sex. He takes her on a date, and the trio get something to eat. Later that night, they go on their "real" date, dancing and meeting up with Tobe's friends for another party, where Harlan takes drugs under the influence of Tobe. She returns home the next day; as she has returned home long after she was expected, Wade, her father, becomes enraged, and she retreats to her room. When she refuses to talk, he pounds on the door and leaves visible damage.
Land of Plenty, 2h3
Directed by Wim Wenders
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Films about terrorism, Transport films, Road movies
Actors Michelle Williams, John Diehl, Shaun Toub, Burt Young, Wendell Pierce, Richard Edson
Roles Paul
Rating63% 3.1984253.1984253.1984253.1984253.198425
The movie presents a view of post-9/11 United States as seen through the eyes of Lana (Williams), an American girl who has lived in Africa and the Middle East for years with her missionary parents. She is returning from a long trip to the West Bank. In Los Angeles, she works at a homeless mission and looks up her only living relative in the US, her late mother's brother, Paul (Diehl). He is a paranoid Vietnam veteran who drives around filming and spying on Arabs and people with Arab features. Lana, in contrast, leans toward anti-war convictions and has been changed by her experiences abroad, so feels outside American culture.
I Pass for Human, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Vampires in film
Actors Mary Woronov, Joshua Cox, John Diehl, Jack Hill
Roles Ex-husband
Rating56% 2.8333152.8333152.8333152.8333152.833315
I Pass for Human follows the downward spiral of Jane (Eleanor Whitledge) following the heroin overdose and death of her boyfriend, Dax (Bryan Small). Jane soon finds herself using heroin herself to cope with the pain of mourning, as well as the shock of haunting visions of Dax following her. Finding heroin alone inadequate, in short order she replaces Dax with the company of new beau Rick (Josh Coxx). Not only is Rick a heroin addict, but he also has a dead significant other, Azami, whose jealousy apparently follows him from beyond the grave. The film plays on the conceit that heroin addicts escape death; in I Pass for Human, heroin leaves its users never quite dead, yet never quite alive.
Bookies (2003)
, 1h28
Directed by Mark Illsley
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Actors Nick Stahl, Lukas Haas, Johnny Galecki, Rachael Leigh Cook, David Proval, John Diehl
Roles Vincent
Rating59% 2.953412.953412.953412.953412.95341
Three college students, Toby, Casey, and Jude, start up a bookie business taking bets from various clients. Their business immediately booms, arousing suspicion among local campus authorities and Toby's girlfriend, Hunter. They subsequently are able to purchase many expensive items such as big screen televisions and new computers to help them manage their complex business. When their business takes off, Jude receives threats from two local Italian bookies to back down because their territories for the business overlap.