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Jon Cypher (born January 13, 1932) is an American actor.

Born in New York City, Cypher graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in 1949 and Brooklyn College in 1953. He made his television debut as the Prince in the original 1957 production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella opposite Julie Andrews in the title role. He is particularly remembered as Chief of Police Fletcher Daniels in Hill Street Blues, a role he played throughout the lifetime of the series, 1981-1987. He also played Commanding General Marcus Craig on the television show, Major Dad, alongside Gerald McRaney and Beverly Archer, and appeared as Howard Millhouse in the short lived television series Probe. He is also well known for the roles of Dr. Alex Keith on As the World Turns (1977–1979) and Dr. Arthur Donelly on Santa Barbara (1988–89). His other television credits include the recurring roles of Belson in The F.B.I., Dirk Maurier in Dynasty, Eric Brandon in Marcus Welby, M.D., and Jeff Munson in Knots Landing. He also provided the voice of comic villain Spellbinder in the animated television series Batman Beyond.

Cypher made his first film appearance as the villain Frank Tanner in the 1971 Western Valdez Is Coming opposite Burt Lancaster and Susan Clark. He has since appeared periodically in films up through the late 1990s in mostly featured character parts.

Cypher has also had an active career on the stage in both musicals and plays. He made his Broadway debut as Wister LaSalle in the original 1959 production of Harvey Breit's The Disenchanted. He returned to Broadway in 1962 to replace Patrick O'Neal as the Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon in the original production of Tennessee Williams's The Night of the Iguana. He portrayed the role of Dr. Carrasco in the original 1965 cast of Man of La Mancha, later taking over the role of Don Quixote. In 1967 he performed the role of Bert Jefferson in the original musical Sherry! by James Lipton and Laurence Rosenthal. His other Broadway credits include The Great White Hope, 1776, Coco, and Big: the musical.

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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Jon Cypher (born January 13, 1932) is an American actor.

Born in New York City, Cypher graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in 1949 and Brooklyn College in 1953. He made his television debut as the Prince in the original 1957 production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella opposite Julie Andrews in the title role. He is particularly remembered as Chief of Police Fletcher Daniels in Hill Street Blues, a role he played throughout the lifetime of the series, 1981-1987. He also played Commanding General Marcus Craig on the television show, Major Dad, alongside Gerald McRaney and Beverly Archer, and appeared as Howard Millhouse in the short lived television series Probe. He is also well known for the roles of Dr. Alex Keith on As the World Turns (1977–1979) and Dr. Arthur Donelly on Santa Barbara (1988–89). His other television credits include the recurring roles of Belson in The F.B.I., Dirk Maurier in Dynasty, Eric Brandon in Marcus Welby, M.D., and Jeff Munson in Knots Landing. He also provided the voice of comic villain Spellbinder in the animated television series Batman Beyond.

Cypher made his first film appearance as the villain Frank Tanner in the 1971 Western Valdez Is Coming opposite Burt Lancaster and Susan Clark. He has since appeared periodically in films up through the late 1990s in mostly featured character parts.

Cypher has also had an active career on the stage in both musicals and plays. He made his Broadway debut as Wister LaSalle in the original 1959 production of Harvey Breit's The Disenchanted. He returned to Broadway in 1962 to replace Patrick O'Neal as the Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon in the original production of Tennessee Williams's The Night of the Iguana. He portrayed the role of Dr. Carrasco in the original 1965 cast of Man of La Mancha, later taking over the role of Don Quixote. In 1967 he performed the role of Bert Jefferson in the original musical Sherry! by James Lipton and Laurence Rosenthal. His other Broadway credits include The Great White Hope, 1776, Coco, and Big: the musical.

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

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 50

Birthday 1932-01-13

Place of Birth New York City, New York, U.S.

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Also Known As

  • John Cypher
  • Jon Cyphers

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1999 Batman Beyond (3 episodes)
1996 Profiler (1 episode)
1995 JAG (1 episode)
1993 Walker, Texas Ranger (1 episode)
1993 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1 episode)
1992 Love & War (1 episode)
1991 Strictly Business as Drake
1991 The Commish (1 episode)
1990 Law & Order (1 episode) as Harlan Graham (1 episode)
1990 Snow Kill as Reid
1990 Spontaneous Combustion as Dr. Marsh
1989 Accidents
1989 Major Dad (96 episodes)
1988 Lady Mobster as Alfred Mallory
1988 Probe (1 episode)
1988 Elvis and Me as Captain Joseph Paul Beaulieu
1987 Tour of Duty (2 episodes) as MG Goldman
1987 Masters of the Universe as Man At Arms
1987 Off the Mark as John C. Roosevelt
1985 Lime Street (1 episode)
1985 Malice in Wonderland as Dr. Harry 'Docky' Martin
1984 Murder, She Wrote (2 episodes)
1984 Hunter (1 episode)
1982 Knight Rider (1 episode) as George Atherton
1982 Hotel (1 episode)
1981 Hill Street Blues (146 episodes) as Fletcher Daniels (3 episodes)
1981 Dynasty (4 episodes)
1980 Freebie and the Bean (1 episode)
1979 Knots Landing (11 episodes)
1979 Trapper John, M.D. (1 episode)
1977 Dog and Cat (1 episode)
1977 The Feather And Father Gang (1 episode)
1976 The Food of the Gods as Brian
1975 Bronk (1 episode)
1974 The Rockford Files (2 episodes) as Michael Kelly
1974 Police Woman (1 episode)
1974 Memory of Us as Brad
1974 The Kid and the Killers as Roper
1973 Blade as Petersen
1973 Lady Ice as Eddie Stell
1972 Ghost Story (1 episode)
1972 The Rookies (1 episode)
1971 Believe in Me as Alan
1971 Valdez Is Coming as Frank Tanner
1970 Nanny and the Professor (1 episode)
1967 Mannix (2 episodes)
1966 Mission: Impossible (1 episode)
1965 The F.B.I. (2 episodes)
1964 Flipper (1 episode)
1957 Cinderella as Prince Christopher

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