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Birthday: 1948-02-22

Place of Birth: Springfield - Massachusetts - USA

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John Ashton

Biography

John David 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.

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Acting
2012 The Finder - (1 episode)
2009 Middle Men as Morgan
2009 The Take - (5 episodes)
2007 Gone Baby Gone as Nick Poole
2007 Reign of the Gargoyles as Commander Latham
2005 Jane Doe - (1 episode)
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - (1 episode)
1999 Judging Amy - (1 episode)
1999 Escape from Alaska as Kemp
1998 The Day Lincoln Was Shot as Ulysses S. Grant
1998 Meet the Deedles as Capt. Douglas Pine
1997 Little Girls in Pretty Boxes as Peter Bryant
1996 For Which He Stands as District Attorney
1995 The Shooter as Alex Reed
1994 Trapped in Paradise as Ed Dawson
1994 Little Big League as Mac MacNally
1993 The Tommyknockers as Trooper Butch Duggan
1992 A Touch of Frost - (1 episode)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - (1 episode)
1989 Hardball - (18 episodes) as Charlie Battles
1988 Midnight Run as Marvin Dorfler
1988 She's Having a Baby as Ken
1987 Beverly Hills Cop II as Det. Sgt. John Taggart
1987 Some Kind of Wonderful as Cliff Nelson
1986 The Deliberate Stranger as Det. Roger Dunn
1986 Last Resort as Phil Cocoran
1986 King Kong Lives as Lt. Col. R.T. Nevitt
1985 The Twilight Zone - (1 episode)
1984 Beverly Hills Cop as Det. Sgt. John Taggart
1982 Police Squad! - (1 episode)
1980 Borderline as Charlie Monroe
1979 Breaking Away as Mike's Brother
1977 Oh, God! as Police Officer
1977 Code R - (1 episode)
1976 Cruisin' High as Coach Larkin
1975 Starsky & Hutch - (2 episodes)
1974 Police Woman - (1 episode)
1974 Psycho Sisters as Brock
1973 Kojak - (1 episode)
1973 The Psychopath as Sgt. Matthews
1973 Police Story - (1 episode)
1972 M*A*S*H - (1 episode)
1952 Today - (1 episode)
1900 Fast Money as Lt. Diego