Biography

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Jason Evers (January 2, 1922 - March 13, 2005) was an American actor.

Evers was born Herb Evers in New York City, New York. After quitting high school to join the United States Army, Evers was so inspired by stars like John Wayne (whom he would later appear with in The Green Berets) that he decided to try acting. A stint on Broadway led to Hollywood, where his first big break was the 1960 NBC series western Wrangler. On June 30, 1960, he appeared on NBC's The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford.[1]

In 1963-1964, Evers starred as 41-year-old Professor Howe in the 26-episode ABC drama Channing, based on life on a college campus, with co-star Henry Jones (1912-1999).

Evers' most enduring role derived from the 1959 B-movie classic The Brain That Wouldn't Die, which was not released until 1962.

In 1966, Evers appeared on the episode "The Insider" of NBC's The Road West starring Barry Sullivan as the patriarch of a family of pioneers relocated to Kansas. From 1967-1969, he appeared sporadically as James Sonnett, the missing son sought by the Walter Brennan character, Will Sonnett, in ABC's The Guns of Will Sonnett. Dack Rambo co-starred as Evers' son and Brennan's grandson, Jeff Sonnett.

Evers continued to garner parts in films and television, having guest starred with Bruce Lee in the Green Hornet episode "Eat, Drink and be Dead" (1966), but they were of an increasingly minor nature. Evers also appeared as a race car driver and a romantic interest of Doris Martin in The Doris Day Show in 1970. His final film appearance was in 1990 in Basket Case 2. He returned to New York in his later years. He was married to actress Shirley Ballard from 1953 until his death.

Evers died of heart failure in Los Angeles. He was also survived by a sister and a cousin.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Jason Evers, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jason Evers (January 2, 1922 - March 13, 2005) was an American actor.

Evers was born Herb Evers in New York City, New York. After quitting high school to join the United States Army, Evers was so inspired by stars like John Wayne (whom he would later appear with in The Green Berets) that he decided to try acting. A stint on Broadway led to Hollywood, where his first big break was the 1960 NBC series western Wrangler. On June 30, 1960, he appeared on NBC's The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford.[1]

In 1963-1964, Evers starred as 41-year-old Professor Howe in the 26-episode ABC drama Channing, based on life on a college campus, with co-star Henry Jones (1912-1999).

Evers' most enduring role derived from the 1959 B-movie classic The Brain That Wouldn't Die, which was not released until 1962.

In 1966, Evers appeared on the episode "The Insider" of NBC's The Road West starring Barry Sullivan as the patriarch of a family of pioneers relocated to Kansas. From 1967-1969, he appeared sporadically as James Sonnett, the missing son sought by the Walter Brennan character, Will Sonnett, in ABC's The Guns of Will Sonnett. Dack Rambo co-starred as Evers' son and Brennan's grandson, Jeff Sonnett.

Evers continued to garner parts in films and television, having guest starred with Bruce Lee in the Green Hornet episode "Eat, Drink and be Dead" (1966), but they were of an increasingly minor nature. Evers also appeared as a race car driver and a romantic interest of Doris Martin in The Doris Day Show in 1970. His final film appearance was in 1990 in Basket Case 2. He returned to New York in his later years. He was married to actress Shirley Ballard from 1953 until his death.

Evers died of heart failure in Los Angeles. He was also survived by a sister and a cousin.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Jason Evers, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 69

Birthday 1922-01-02

Day of Death 2005-03-13

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1990 Basket Case 2 as Lou
1986 Matlock (1 episode)
1984 Рыцарь дорог: Рыцарь Хэллоуина
1983 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1 episode)
1983 The A-Team (1 episode) as Taggart
1982 Knight Rider (1 episode) as Edward Grant (1 episode) as Herb Bremen
1982 T. J. Hooker (1 episode)
1981 The Fall Guy (1 episode)
1979 Big Shamus, Little Shamus (1 episode)
1979 Hart to Hart (1 episode)
1978 Barracuda as Dr. Elliot Snow
1978 Vega$ (1 episode)
1977 A Piece of the Action as Ty Shorter
1977 CHiPs (1 episode) as Fred Gesslin
1977 The Fantastic Journey (2 episodes)
1977 Claws as Jason Monroe
1976 Quincy, M.E. (1 episode)
1976 Charlie's Angels (1 episode)
1976 The Bionic Woman (1 episode)
1975 Switch (1 episode)
1974 Fer-de-Lance as Commander Kirk
1974 The Rockford Files (1 episode) as Brad Davies (1 episode) as Paul Silvan
1974 The Manhunter (1 episode)
1974 Happy Days (3 episodes)
1973 Police Story (1 episode)
1972 The Streets of San Francisco (2 episodes)
1972 The Rookies (1 episode)
1971 Cannon (4 episodes)
1971 Escape from the Planet of the Apes as E-2
1969 The Young Lawyers as Michael Cannon
1969 The Illustrated Man as Simmons
1968 The Mod Squad (1 episode)
1968 Hawaii Five-O (3 episodes)
1968 P.J. as Jason Grenoble
1967 Mannix (4 episodes)
1967 Judd for the Defense (1 episode)
1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett (7 episodes)
1967 Tarzan's Jungle Rebellion as Ramon
1967 Ironside (1 episode)
1966 Mission: Impossible (3 episodes)
1966 Felony Squad (2 episodes)
1966 The Green Hornet (1 episode)
1966 Star Trek (1 episode) as Rael
1966 Tarzan (2 episodes)
1965 The F.B.I. (2 episodes)
1965 The Wild Wild West (1 episode)
1965 The Big Valley (2 episodes)
1965 Run for Your Life (1 episode)
1965 Branded (1 episode)
1963 Channing (26 episodes)
1962 Combat! (1 episode)
1962 The Virginian (1 episode)
1962 House of Women as Dr. Conrad
1962 The Brain That Wouldn't Die as Dr. Bill Cortner
1961 Bus Stop (1 episode)
1961 Tallahassee 7000 (1 episode)
1960 Surfside 6 (1 episode)
1960 Wrangler (6 episodes) as Pitcairn
1960 Pretty Boy Floyd as Sheriff Blackie Faulkner
1959 Adventures in Paradise (1 episode)
1959 The Rebel (1 episode)
1959 New York Confidential (1 episode)
1958 77 Sunset Strip (1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason (3 episodes)
1955 Cheyenne (2 episodes)
1955 Gunsmoke (3 episodes)
1952 Omnibus (1 episode)
1948 Studio One (1 episode)
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse (1 episode)

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