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John Ashton

John Ashton (born February 22, 1948) is an American actor born in Springfield, Massachusetts, and graduate of the University of Southern California School of Theatre. John Ashton attended Enfield High School in Enfield, Connecticut. Ashton has starred in several productions including MAS*H and Midnight Run. He played "Willie Joe Garr" on several episodes of Dallas, his character and that of "Jeb Ames" were charged with the crime of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Tina Louise's Dallas character "Julie Grey". Ashton also starred as Detective Sergeant John Taggart in the first two movies of the popular Beverly Hills Cop trilogy alongside Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold. He also starred in the 1994 film, Little Big League, with Luke Edwards. Ashton currently resides in Fort Collins, Colorado and is co-host of the Ashton and Davis show on 870 ESPN radio. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Ashton, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Feb 22, 1948 In Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Head of the Family 1922-06-01
Latest Project:
Movie Money Hunt: The Mystery of the Missing Link 2022
Known For
Poster of Money Hunt: The Mystery of the Missing Link
Poster of Gone Baby Gone
Poster of Beverly Hills Cop II
Poster of King Kong Lives
Movie Money Hunt: The Mystery of the Missing Link Cash Hunt 2022
Movie Death in Texas Asher 2021-06-04
Movie The Last Big Save Joseph Bird Sr. 2020-01-03
Movie Once Upon a River Unknown 2019-05-10
Movie American Christmas Rob 2019-11-04
Movie Making a Deal with the Devil FBI Director 2019-06-20
Movie The Joke Thief Joseph Rogers 2018-04-16
Movie Uncle John Uncle John 2015-03-16
Series The Finder Unknown 2012-01-12
Series Fairly Legal Lou Fisher 2011-01-20
Movie Middle Men Morgan 2009-05-17
Series The Take Joseph 2009-06-17
Movie A Letter to Dad Mike Donahue 2009-07-27
Movie Reign of the Gargoyles Commander Latham 2007-03-24
Movie Gone Baby Gone Det. Nick Poole 2007-06-06
Movie The Psychedelic Furs: Live From House Of Blues Himself 2001-11-19
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Movie Escape from Alaska Kemp 1999-07-28
Movie Instinct Guard Dacks 1999-06-04
Series Judging Amy Unknown 1999-09-19
Movie Meet the Deedles Capt. Douglas Pine 1998-03-27
Series Fantasy Island Bobby 1998-09-26
Movie The Day Lincoln Was Shot Ulysses S. Grant 1998-04-12
Movie Little Girls in Pretty Boxes Peter Bryant 1997-01-18
Movie Fast Money Lt. Diego 1996-08-13
Movie For Which He Stands District Attorney 1996-05-17
Series JAG Brian Turque 1995-09-23
Movie Condition Red Deputy Warden 1995-12-08
Movie Hidden Assassin Alex Reed 1995-12-15
Movie Little Big League Mac MacNally 1994-06-29
Movie Trapped in Paradise Ed Dawson 1994-12-02
Series The Tommyknockers Trooper Butch Duggan 1993-05-09
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series A Touch of Frost Unknown 1992-12-06
Movie Curly Sue Frank Arnold 1991-10-24
Movie I Want to Go Home Unknown 1989-01-01
Series I Know My First Name Is Steven Del 1989-05-22
Series Hardball Charlie Battles 1989-09-21
Movie She's Having a Baby Ken 1988-02-05
Movie Midnight Run Marvin Dorfler 1988-07-20
Movie Some Kind of Wonderful Cliff Nelson 1987-02-27
Movie Beverly Hills Cop II Det. Sgt. John Taggart 1987-05-18
Movie King Kong Lives Lt. Col. R.T. Nevitt 1986-12-19
Movie Last Resort Phil Cocoran 1986-03-31
Movie The Deliberate Stranger Det. Roger Dunn 1986-05-04
Series A Death in California Bob Swalwell 1985-05-12
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1985-09-27
Movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Highway Patrolman 1984-08-15
Movie Beverly Hills Cop Det. Sgt. John Taggart 1984-11-30
Series Police Squad! Unknown 1982-03-04
Movie Honky Tonk Freeway Otto Kemper 1981-08-21
Movie Elvis and the Beauty Queen Jake 1981-03-01
Movie Borderline Charlie Monroe 1980-10-31
Movie Breaking Away Mike's Brother 1979-05-24
Series Dallas Willie Joe Garr 1978-04-02
Series Code R Unknown 1977-01-21
Movie Oh, God! Police Officer (uncredited) 1977-10-07
Movie Cruisin' High Coach Larkin 1976-07-01
Series Starsky & Hutch Unknown 1975-09-10
Series Police Woman Unknown 1974-09-13
Movie Psycho Sisters Brock 1974-01-01
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Movie An Eye for an Eye Sgt. Matthews 1973-09-28
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Series M*A*S*H Unknown 1972-09-17
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Movie The Head of the Family Robert Letts 1922-06-01