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John Forsythe is a Actor American born on 29 january 1918 at New Jersey (USA)

John Forsythe

John Forsythe
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Birth name John Lincoln Freund
Nationality USA
Birth 29 january 1918 at New Jersey (USA)
Death 1 april 2010 (at 92 years) at Santa Ynez (USA)

John Forsythe (born Jacob Lincoln Freund; January 29, 1918 – April 1, 2010) was an American stage, television, and film actor. Forsythe starred in three television series, spanning four decades and three genres: as single playboy father Bentley Gregg, in the sitcom Bachelor Father (1957–62); as the unseen millionaire, Charles Townsend, on the crime drama Charlie's Angels (1976–81); and as patriarch Blake Carrington on Dynasty (1981–89). He hosted World of Survival (1971–77).


Pour la télévision, il a notamment interprété des rôles principaux dans les séries Bachelor Father et Dynastie avec le personnage de Blake Carrington.

Il est également connu pour avoir été la voix de Charlie dans la série Drôles de dames et ses deux suites cinématographiques, Charlie et ses drôles de dames et Charlie's Angels : Les Anges se déchaînent !.

Pour le cinéma, il a notamment joué pour Alfred Hitchcock dans Mais qui a tué Harry ? (avec Shirley MacLaine) et dans L'Étau, et pour Richard Brooks dans De sang-froid et The Happy Ending (avec Jean Simmons).

Il meurt d'une pneumonie aiguë le 1er avril 2010 à 92 ans.
John Forsythe est inhumé à Santa Monica, Californie au cimetière Oak Hill.

Best films

Scrooged (1988)

Usually with

Ivan Goff
Ivan Goff
(3 films)
Ben Roberts
Ben Roberts
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Forsythe (31 films)

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Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, 1h46
Directed by McG
Origin USA
Genres Martial arts, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Feminist films, Sports films, Martial arts films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Crispin Glover, Bernie Mac, Justin Theroux
Roles Charles Townsend (voice)
Rating49% 2.4556052.4556052.4556052.4556052.455605
After rescuing U.S. Marshal Ray Carter (Robert Patrick) in Mongolia, the Angels, Dylan (Drew Barrymore), Natalie (Cameron Diaz), and Alex (Lucy Liu) are hired to locate a set of titanium rings called H.A.L.O. (Hidden Alias List Operation) stolen from the Department of Justice that, when put together in a machine, will display a list of all individuals in the witness protection program. Many people, including Justice Department official William Rose Bailey (Bruce Willis), who possessed one of the rings, were murdered in the process. Having discovered that one of the protected witnesses, Alan Caulfield (Eric Bogosian), was murdered in his house in San Bernardino, the Angels investigate the scene and discover evidence suggesting that Caulfield was smothered with a bag and the killer is a surfer with a scar on his left leg. Meanwhile, Natalie and her now boyfriend Peter Kominsky (Luke Wilson) are moving in together, with some help from Alex's boyfriend Jason Gibbons (Matt LeBlanc), whose relationship with Alex is on a "time out".
Charlie's Angels, 1h38
Directed by McG
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Feminist films, Sports films, Transport films, Aviation films, Martial arts films, Political films, Dans un avion, Buddy films
Actors Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bill Murray, Sam Rockwell, Kelly Lynch
Roles Charlie (voice)
Rating55% 2.7526352.7526352.7526352.7526352.752635
Dylan Sanders (Drew Barrymore), Natalie Cook (Cameron Diaz), and Alex Munday (Lucy Liu) are the "Angels," three talented, tough, attractive women who work as private investigators for an unseen millionaire named Charlie (voiced by Forsythe). Charlie uses a speaker in his offices to communicate with the Angels, and his assistant Bosley (Bill Murray) works with them directly when needed.
Opposites Attract
Genres Romantic comedy
Themes Political films
Actors Barbara Eden, John Forsythe, Ilene Graff, Conchata Ferrell, Rebeca Arthur, Danielle von Zerneck
Roles Rex Roper
Rating57% 2.865582.865582.865582.865582.86558
A former cowboy movie star Rex Roper (John Forsythe) decides to run for Mayor of Crescent Bay, California. He hopes that if he wins the election, he will be able to install his hot tub, a plan that Town Supervisor Charlene McKeon (Barbara Eden) had previously nixed due to the area's water shortage. Charlene is also running for Mayor, pitting her solid reputation, vigilant community membership and homespan values against Rex's popularity, megabucks and media savvy. Before the election, Rex and Charlene have created their own political scandal when the two opponents find themselves falling in love.
Scrooged (1988)
, 1h41
Directed by Richard Donner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy
Themes Christmas films, Films about television, Time travel films, Ghost films
Actors Bill Murray, Karen Allen, Robert Mitchum, John Forsythe, John Glover, Bobcat Goldthwait
Roles Lew Hayward
Rating69% 3.4993753.4993753.4993753.4993753.499375
Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a successful but cynical television programming executive for the IBC network headquartered in New York City. He has demanded the network put on a extravagant live production of A Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve to seize the ratings opportunity, forcing the network's staff including his direct assistant Grace Cooley (Alfre Woodard) to work on the holiday. When some of his decisions are questioned, he fires timid yes-man Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait) on the spot. Frank's boss Preston Rhinelander (Robert Mitchum) takes the liberty of hiring an assistant for Frank, Brice Cummings (John Glover), who is transparently after Frank's job. Hours before the show is set to start, Frank is alone in his office when he is visited by the ghost of his mentor Lew Hayward (John Forsythe), who warns him of the errors of his ways and that three ghosts will visit him over the course of the night. Before he leaves, Lew causes Frank's phone to call Claire Phillips (Karen Allen), Frank's true love who he had foregone when he became a television executive. Claire comes to visit Frank, but finds him too busy with preparations for the show, though leaves him the address of the homeless shelter that she helps out at.
A Time for Miracles, 1h37
Directed by Michael O'Herlihy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Christmas films
Actors Kate Mulgrew, Lorne Greene, John Forsythe, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Rossano Brazzi, Jean LeClerc
Rating69% 3.452013.452013.452013.452013.45201
Elizabeth Bayley Seton (1774-1821) is a happily married New York Episcopalian socialite and mother of five whose life gets turned around after her husband, William Seton, dies of consumption in Italy after his shipping business went bankrupt. As a widow with five children, she opens a small school in an effort to support herself and family.
...And Justice for All, 1h59
Directed by Norman Jewison
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Al Pacino, Jack Warden, John Forsythe, Lee Strasberg, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Lahti
Roles Judge Henry T. Fleming
Rating73% 3.697843.697843.697843.697843.69784
Arthur Kirkland (Al Pacino), a defense attorney in Baltimore, is in jail on a charge of contempt of court for having thrown a punch at judge Henry T. Fleming (John Forsythe) while arguing the case of Jeff McCullaugh (Thomas G. Waites), who was stopped for a minor traffic offense but then mistaken for a killer of the same name and has already spent a year and a half in jail, as Kirkland continues his efforts to have the case reviewed against Fleming's resistance. Though there is strong new evidence that Jeff is innocent, Fleming refuses McCullaugh's appeal due to a minor technicality and leaves him in prison.
The Users
The Users (1978)
, 2h30
Directed by Joseph Hardy
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about films, Films about writers, Films about sexuality, Films about television, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jaclyn Smith, Tony Curtis, Red Buttons, Joan Fontaine, John Forsythe, George Hamilton
Rating60% 3.00773.00773.00773.00773.0077
Elena Scheider (Smith) is a prostitute with class who is hired by film producer Adam Baker (Hamilton) to seduce Randy Brent (Curtis), an actor who is working in Phoenix on his latest film The Last Man. Since the death of his wife, who committed suicide by overdose seven years ago, Randy has retired from the screen and he is now seen as a has-been. The Last Man is his first venture since the tragedy, but he has trouble shooting the love scenes. Elena successfully seduces him and he soon falls in love with her. It does not take long before she moves in with him in his mansion in Hollywood.
Amelia Earhart, 2h30
Directed by George Schaefer
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Susan Clark, John Forsythe, Dr. Stephen Macht, Jane Wyatt, Susan Oliver, Catherine Burns
Roles G.P. Putnam
Rating67% 3.3723753.3723753.3723753.3723753.372375
In 1907, when Amelia Earhart is nine years old growing up on a Kansas farm, she is precocious and builds a play aircraft with her sister "Pidge". Later, as America enters World War I in 1917, Amelia is a college student, working in a doctor's office. She decides to join the war effort and become a nurse. One night on the roof of her building, while on break with a coworker, she sees an aircraft which re-sparks her childhood interest in aviation. In 1921, young Earhart (Susan Clark) has her first training flight, with female flight instructor, Neta Snook (Susan Oliver). That same year she buys her first aircraft, a Kinner "Canary" with the blessing of her father(Charles Aidman) who has become a chronic alcoholic. In 1924, she and her mother (Jane Wyatt) drive from coast to coast, Los Angeles to Boston, in an open roadster, arguing some of the way. In Boston Earhart has an off-and-on relationship with a young man and later goes to work in a children's orphanage. What little money she saves subsidizes her flying.
The Deadly Tower, 1h40
Directed by Jerry Jameson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Kurt Russell, Ned Beatty, Pernell Roberts, Clifton James, John Forsythe, Gilbert Roland
Roles Lt. Elwood Forbes
Rating66% 3.3439053.3439053.3439053.3439053.343905
The film is based on the true story of Charles Joseph Whitman, an engineering student and former Marine who murdered his own wife and mother and then killed 14 more people and wounded 31 others before being shot and killed by Austin Police in a shooting rampage at the University of Texas at Austin on the afternoon of August 1, 1966.
The Happy Ending, 1h57
Directed by Richard Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Feminist films, Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, Transport films, Political films
Actors Jean Simmons, John Forsythe, Shirley Jones, Lloyd Bridges, Teresa Wright, Dick Shawn
Roles Fred Wilson
Rating62% 3.1492053.1492053.1492053.1492053.149205
1953: Through the course of a Colorado autumn and winter, Mary Spencer (Simmons) and Fred Wilson (Forsythe) lead an idyllic existence. Mary drops out of college (with 6 months to go) to marry Fred. Their perfect wedding mirrors the happy endings of the films Mary loves.
Topaz (1969)
, 2h7
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Political films
Actors Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin, Claude Jade, Michel Subor, John Forsythe, Karin Dor
Roles Michael Nordstrom
Rating62% 3.1480853.1480853.1480853.1480853.148085
In Copenhagen in 1962, a high-ranking Soviet intelligence officer, Boris Kusenov (Per-Axel Arosenius), defects to the West with his wife and daughter after a chase through the streets to the US embassy. In Washington DC, CIA agent Mike Nordstrom (John Forsythe) debriefs him and learns that Russian ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads are to be placed in Cuba. Needing physical evidence of the missiles, he contacts an old friend, French agent André Devereaux (Frederick Stafford), at his house in Georgetown. Nordstrom discloses Kusenov's name to Devereaux, asking him to bribe Luis Uribe, a member of Cuba's U.N. delegation, to provide photographs of documents confirming the missile bases in Cuba (knowing that Uribe hates the United States and would never cooperate with an American agent). Devereaux decides to accompany his daughter Michèle (Claude Jade) on her honeymoon with journalist François Picard (Michel Subor) as a reason to go to New York City. His wife Nicole (Dany Robin) is worried and tries to dissuade him.
In Cold Blood, 2h14
Directed by Richard Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary, Historical, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe, Paul Stewart, James Flavin, Gerald S. O'Loughlin
Roles Alvin Dewey
Rating78% 3.9480553.9480553.9480553.9480553.948055
November 1959. Perry Smith (Robert Blake) and "Dick" Hickock (Scott Wilson) concoct a plan to invade the home of the Clutter family, as Mr. Clutter supposedly keeps a large supply of cash on hand in a safe. While the two criminals feel their plan for the robbery is sound, it quickly unravels, resulting in the murders of Mr. and Mrs. Clutter and their two teenage children. The bodies are discovered the next day, and a police investigation is immediately launched. As the investigation builds, the two wanted men continue to elude law enforcement by heading south and crossing into Mexico; but, after a while, they return to the U.S. and decide to travel to Las Vegas to win some money at gambling. There, they are arrested for violating parole, being in possession of a stolen car, and passing bad checks.