John Beasley (actor)

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John Beasley
John Beasley.jpg
Beasley acting in Fences
Born(1943-06-26) June 26, 1943 (age 71)
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Judy Beasley (1965–present) 2 children
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John Beasley
John Beasley.jpg
Beasley acting in Fences
Born(1943-06-26) June 26, 1943 (age 71)
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Judy Beasley (1965–present) 2 children

John Beasley (born June 26, 1943) is an American actor known for his role as Irv Harper on the TV series Everwood and recurring roles on CSI, Millennium and The Pretender.

Life and career[edit]

Beasley was born in Omaha, Nebraska.[1] Beasley did not begin his acting career until his mid-40s. Prior to that he was a railroad man with the Union Pacific Railroad. He established the John Beasley Theater and Workshop in South Omaha.

He also portrayed General Lasseter in The Sum of All Fears and Reverend C. Charles Blackwell in The Apostle. In 1992 he played Jesse Hall's dad in the movie The Mighty Ducks. He co-starred opposite The Rock in the 2004 remake of Walking Tall.



1989Rapid FireHenchman
1991V.I. WarshawskiErnie
1992Mighty Ducks, TheThe Mighty DucksMr. Hall
1993Untamed HeartCook
1993RudyCoach Warren
1994Little Big LeagueRoberts
1995Losing IsaiahGarbage Man
1995Cure, TheThe CureSkipper #2
1997Apostle, TheThe ApostleBrother C. Charles Blackwell
1998Overnight DeliveryBaker
1999General's Daughter, TheThe General's DaughterCol. Donald Slesinger
1999Living Witness, TheThe Living Witness
1999Crazy in AlabamaNehemiah Jackson
2000Operator, TheThe OperatorRev. James
2000Lost SoulsDet. Mike Smythe
2000Gift, TheThe GiftAlbert Hawkins
2001Journeyman, TheThe JourneymanCleofas
2002Sum of All Fears, TheThe Sum of All FearsGeneral Lasseter
2004Walking TallChris Vaughn Sr.
2005Carly Simon: A Moonlight Serenade on the Queen Mary 2PianoVideo
2007Daddy's Little Girls125 Family Court Judge
2009For Love of AmyMr. Tate
2011Haunted MazeDet. Edwards
2014The Purge: AnarchyPapa Rico


1990Brewster PlaceMr. WillieEpisodes: "Open for Business", "Spring Fever", "Whatever Happened to Patience Jones?", "Bernice Sands Comes Home"
1991Lucky DayBoTV movie
1993Laurel AvenueMr. ColemanTV movie
1993Untouchables, TheThe UntouchablesEpisode: "Railroaded"
1994Missing PersonsDavison's LawyerEpisode: "What Do You Want... A Signed Confession?"
1996To Sir, with Love IIGreg EmoryTV movie
1996EZ StreetsOgdenEpisode: "Pilot"
1998Early EditionPolice Captain HainesEpisodes: "A Minor Miracle", "The Quality of Mercy"
1998Pretender, TheThe PretenderJanitor at NuGenesisEpisodes: "Bloodlines: Parts 1 & 2"
1998Traces of InsanityTV movie
1999MillenniumJames Edward HollisEpisodes: "Darwin's Eye", "Via Dolorosa", "Goodbye to All That"
1999A.T.F.Secretary Robert EdwardsTV movie
2000Freedom SongJonah SummerTV movie
2000Moving of Sophia Myles, TheThe Moving of Sophia MylesNathaniel MylesTV movie
2000Disappearing ActsMr. BanksTV movie
2000Judging AmyJudge Henry BromellEpisode: "Dog Days"
2000CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationCharlie MooreEpisode: "Crate 'n' Burial"
2001CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationCharles MooreEpisode: "Evaluation Day"
2002-2006EverwoodIrv HarperMain role (89 episodes)
2003Judging AmyJudge Henry BromellEpisodes: "Shock and Awe", "Kilt Trip"
2006Lost Room, TheThe Lost RoomGusEpisode: "The Comb and the Box"
2007NCISDaryl HardyEpisode: "Suspicion"
2007Boston LegalDet. Walter McKayEpisode: "The Chicken and the Leg"
2009Chasing a DreamPeter BoscowTV movie
2010CSI: MiamiHenry DawsonEpisode: "Backfire"
2011Harry's LawJudge Ronald WinstonEpisode: "Pilot"
2011Detroit 1-8-7Joe KingEpisode: "Beaten/Cover Letter"
2011TremeDon EncaladeEpisodes: "Carnival Time", "Can I Change My Mind?", "What Is New Orleans?", "Do Watcha Wanna"
2012Soul Man, TheThe Soul ManBarton BallentineMain role (11 episodes)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "John Beasley". The History Makers. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 

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