John Forsythe

John Forsythe

92 (passed away Apr. 1st, 2010)
Jan. 29th, 1918
Born in
Penn's Grove, New Jersey, USA
5' 11

John Forsythe's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Charlie's Angels TV Show
Charlie's Angels
Dynasty TV Show
Bachelor Father TV Show
Bachelor Father
Adventures from the Book of Virtues TV Show
Adventures from the Book of Virtues
Bob Hope's Birthday Memories TV Show
Bob Hope's Birthday Memories
The Powers That Be TV Show
The Powers That Be
Circus of the Stars TV Show
Circus of the Stars
Sunday Showcase TV Show
Sunday Showcase
The John Forsythe Show TV Show
The John Forsythe Show

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


The son of a Wall Street businessman, New Jersey-born John Forsythe chose to pursue acting over the objections of his father. He did some work in radio soaps and on Broadway before signing a movie contract with Warner Bros. His early career was interrupted by WWII. During the war, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps appearing in the Air Corps show Winged Victory. After the war, he helped found the Actors Studio. He has had the most success on TV, with healthy runs on Bachelor Father (1957), Dynasty (1981) and as the unseen voice of Charlie on Charlie's Angels (1976).

  • Best known by the public for his starring role as Blake Carrington on _"Dynasty" (1981)_ (qv).
  • Diagnosed with colon cancer [October 11, 2006].
  • Graduated Abraham Lincoln High School, Brooklyn, New York, 1934.
  • Appeared in the episode titled "The Golden Blood of the Sun" for "The CBS Radio Mystery Theater" (31 Oct 1974).
  • Was not the first choice for the role of Blake Carrington on _"Dynasty" (1981)_ (qv). 'George Peppard' (qv) was initially cast as Carrington. However, he quit one week into filming the series premiere due to creative differences with the writers. Forsythe auditioned for and was subsequently cast in the role.
  • As a teenager, 'Linda Evans (I)' (qv) guest starred in a 1960 episode of his TV series _"Bachelor Father" (1957) {A Crush on Bentley (#4.5)}_ (qv) as a girl who develops a crush on his character. Some twenty years later, 'Linda Evans (I)' (qv) co-starred with Forsythe on the hit TV series _"Dynasty" (1981)_ (qv) as his wife.
  • Signed a $5,000,000 contract deal with the director of _Charlie's Angels (2000)_ (qv) and _Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)_ (qv) to voice the famous voice of "Charlie Townsend".
  • Father of daughters 'Page Forsythe' (qv) and 'Brooke Forsythe' (qv) with 'Julie Warren (I)' (qv). He also has a son named Dall Forsythe with 'Parker McCormick' (qv).

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