John Forsythe

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John Forsythe
Birth name John Lincoln Freund
Born January 29, 1918 in Penn's Grove, New Jersey, USA
Died April 1, 2010 in Santa Ynez, California, USA from complications from pneumonia
Notable Roles Charlie's Angels: Charles Townsend
Dynasty: Blake Carrington
Notable Episodes
Awards 1 Golden Apple Award, USA
2 Golden Globes, USA
1 Soap Opera Digest Award, USA
2 TV Land Awards, USA
star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
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John Forsythe was an American actor.

Contents

Biography

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Bachelor Father (1957) Bentley Gregg 1957–1962 1 2 3 4 5
The John Forsythe Show John Foster 1965–1966 1
To Rome with Love Michael Endicott 1969–1971 1 2
Charlie's Angels Charles Townsend (voice, uncredited) 1976–1981 1 2 3 4 5
Dynasty Blake Carrington 1981–1989 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
The Powers That Be William Franklin Powers 1992–1993 1 2

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
General Electric Theater Bentley Gregg 5x34 - A New Girl in His Life May 26, 1957
The Jack Benny Program Himself 8x05 - John Forsythe Show November 17, 1957
Run for Your Life Spencer Holt 2x27 - A Choice of Evils April 3, 1967
The Love Boat Burt Gardner 7x01 & 02 - China Cruise: The Pledge / East Meets West / Dear Roberta / My Two Dumplings October 1, 1983

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Murder Once Removed Dr. Ron Wellesley October 29, 1971 CBS Friday Night Movie
The Letters Paul Anderson March 6, 1973 ABC Movie of the Week
Lisa, Bright and Dark William Schilling November 28, 1973 Hallmark Hall of Fame
Cry Panic David Ryder February 6, 1974 ABC Movie of the Week
The Healers Dr. Robert Kier May 22, 1974 NBC Wednesday Night at the Movies
Terror on the 40th Floor Daniel Overland September 17, 1974 NBC World Premiere Movie
Himself March 8, 1982 Night of 100 Stars

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Hollywood Squares (1966) January 22-26, 1968
The Hollywood Squares (1966) December 22-26, 1969
The Hollywood Squares (1966) October 5-9, 1970
The Hollywood Squares (1966) February 1-5, 1971
The Hollywood Squares (1966) June 28-July 2, 1971
The Hollywood Squares (1966) September 16-20, 1974
Hollywood Squares (1998) May 24-28, 1999

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Golden Globe Awards

(2 Wins in 6 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Drama (1983, 1984)
Dynasty

Trivia