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John Karlen

John Karlen (born John Adam Karlewicz) was an American character actor who played multiple roles (Willie Loomis, Carl Collins, William H. Loomis, Desmond Collins, Alex Jenkins, and Kendrick Young) on the ABC serial Dark Shadows, in various episodes which aired from 1966 to 1971. Karlen also played Harvey Lacey, husband of Mary Beth Lacey (played by Tyne Daly), on the CBS crime series Cagney & Lacey (1982–88).

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May 28, 1933 In Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie Master of Dark Shadows 2019-04-16
Known For
Poster of Mad About You
Poster of Snoops
Poster of Hill Street Blues
Poster of Dark Shadows
Movie Master of Dark Shadows Himself 2019-04-16
Movie Cagney & Lacey: True Convictions Harvey Lacey 1996-01-29
Movie Cagney & Lacey: Together Again Harvey Lacey 1995-05-02
Movie Cagney & Lacey: The View Through the Glass Ceiling Harvey Lacey 1995-10-25
Movie Roseanne: An Unauthorized Biography Jerry Barr 1994-10-11
Movie Cagney & Lacey: The Return Harvey Lacey 1994-11-06
Movie Without Warning: Terror in the Towers Jack McAllister 1993-05-26
Movie Surf Ninjas Mac 1993-08-20
Movie Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story John Garner 1992-05-18
Series Mad About You Unknown 1992-09-23
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin Jake Morrison 1991-05-14
Series In a Child's Name Joe Silvano 1991-11-17
Movie Nightmare on the 13th Floor Sgt. Madden 1990-10-31
Movie The Cover Girl and the Cop Lieutenant Wingo 1989-01-16
Series Snoops Lieutenant Sam Akers 1989-09-22
Movie Babycakes Al 1989-02-14
Movie Police Story: Burnout Capt. Harrison 1988-11-26
Movie Daddy Mike Burnette 1987-04-14
Movie Welcome Home, Bobby Geffin 1986-02-22
Movie The Return of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Chapel 1986-04-18
Movie Native Son Max 1986-12-24
Series 227 Unknown 1985-09-14
Movie Hostage Flight DiSalvo 1985-11-17
Movie Racing with the Moon Mr. Nash 1984-03-23
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie Impulse Bob Russell 1984-09-28
Movie Miss Lonelyhearts Reverend Walker 1983-03-19
Series Cagney & Lacey Harvey Lacey 1982-03-25
Series Fame Unknown 1982-01-07
Movie Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story Uncle George 1982-12-08
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Movie Pennies from Heaven The Detective 1981-12-11
Movie The Long Days of Summer Duane Haley 1980-05-23
Movie Express to Terror Quinn 1979-02-07
Movie Return of the Mod Squad Marty 1979-05-18
Movie The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang Charlie Powers 1979-11-20
Series Trapper John, M.D. Unknown 1979-09-23
Movie Killer's Delight Danny 1978-01-01
Series Kaz Unknown 1978-09-10
Series Vega$ Unknown 1978-09-20
Series Sword of Justice Unknown 1978-09-10
Series The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown 1977-01-30
Series ABC Weekend Special Unknown 1977-09-10
Series Lou Grant Unknown 1977-09-20
Movie A Small Town in Texas Lenny 1976-07-09
Series Quincy, M.E. Unknown 1976-10-03
Series Charlie's Angels Unknown 1976-09-22
Movie Trilogy of Terror Thomas Amman 1975-03-04
Series Joe Forrester Unknown 1975-09-09
Movie The Kansas City Massacre Sam Cowley 1975-09-19
Series Starsky & Hutch Unknown 1975-09-10
Movie Melvin Purvis G-Man 'Tony' Anthony Redecci 1974-04-09
Series The Rockford Files Leo 1974-09-13
Movie The Cloning of Clifford Swimmer 1974-11-01
Movie The Picture of Dorian Gray Alan Campbell 1973-04-22
Movie Frankenstein Otto Roget 1973-01-16
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Movie The Invasion of Carol Enders David Hastings 1973-11-05
Series The Sixth Sense Unknown 1972-01-15
Series The Waltons Unknown 1972-09-14
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Series ABC Afterschool Special Unknown 1972-10-04
Series All in the Family Unknown 1971-01-12
Movie Night of Dark Shadows Alex Jenkins 1971-08-04
Movie Daughters of Darkness Stefan 1971-05-28
Movie House of Dark Shadows Willie Loomis 1970-09-09
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Dark Shadows Willie Loomis 1966-06-27
Series Stoney Burke Unknown 1962-10-01
Series The Gallant Men Unknown 1962-10-05
Series The Detectives Unknown 1959-10-16
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24