John Karlen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
John Karlen
Born John Adam Karlewicz
(1933-05-28) May 28, 1933 (age 80)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1957–2010
Spouse(s) Betty Karlen (1963-1998; divorced); 1 son

John Karlen (born John Adam Karlewicz; May 28, 1933) is an American character actor who played multiple roles (Willie Loomis, Carl Collins, William H. Loomis, Desmond Collins, Alex Jenkins and Kendrick Young) on the ABC serial Dark Shadows, in various episodes between 206 and 1245, which aired from 1966-1971.

In 1971 Karlen starred as the male lead in Daughters of Darkness. He played Harvey Lacey, husband of Mary Beth Lacey (played by Tyne Daly), on the CBS crime series Cagney & Lacey (1982-88). Karlen recently reprised the role of "Willie Loomis" for a new series of Dark Shadows audio dramas, produced by Big Finish Productions.

Life and career[edit]

Karlen was born May 28, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York,[1] the son of Helen-Agnes (née Balondowicz) and Adam Marion Karlewicz.[2] He is of Polish descent.[3][4] He enrolled in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts on a scholarship.[5] His first acting experiences were on early television productions such as From These Roots and Kraft Television Theatre. His stage career began in 1959 in Sweet Bird of Youth.

He accumulated roles on both stage and television before winning one of his signature roles in 1967 in the daytime serial Dark Shadows. It was Karlen's pivotal character of Willie Loomis who released vampire Barnabas Collins from his coffin, setting off the events of the series.[6] Karlen would stay with the television series for 182 episodes, playing various characters through 1971. He reunited with his Dark Shadows co-stars for the 1970 House of Dark Shadows as Willie Loomis, and in 1971 with Night of Dark Shadows as Alex Jenkins.[7]

Karlen moved to a series of guest appearances on television productions, establishing himself in 1982 as Harvey Lacey, husband of Tyne Daly's character Mary Beth Lacey on Cagney & Lacey . He appeared in 110 episodes over six years. Karlen won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Harvey Lacey.[8] His career included numerous movie roles, during which he reprised his Harvey Lacey character in four Cagney and Lacey television movies: Cagney & Lacey: The Return in 1994, Cagney & Lacey: Together Again and Cagney & Lacey: The View Through the Glass Ceiling in 1995, and Cagney & Lacey: True Convictions in 1996. [9]

Personal life[edit]

In 1963, Karlen married acting teacher Betty Karlen[10] but divorced in 1998; they have one child, Adam (b. 1966).

Theatre[edit]

Theatre
Opening date Closing date Performances Title Role Theatre
Mar 10, 1959 Jan 30, 1960 375 Sweet Bird of Youth Tom Junior - Replacement Martin Beck Theatre
Oct 29, 1960 Feb 4, 1961 113 Invitation to a March Aaron Jablonski
Schuyler Grogan
Music Box Theatre
Nov 11, 1963 Nov 16, 1963 8 Arturo Ui Shorty
Ensemble
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Jan 1, 1964 Jan 4, 1964 5 Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, TheThe Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore Stage Manager Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Feb 18, 1965 Mar 27, 1965 44 All in Good Time Geoffrey Fitton Royale Theatre
Nov 1, 1965 Nov 6, 1965 8 Postmark Zero Unknown Brooks Atkinson Theatre
March 05, 1966 April 17, 1966 49 Monopoly Joe (Monopoly)
Mr. Stein (Suburban Tragedy)
Stage 73

Films[edit]

Films
Year Title Role
1970 House of Dark Shadows Willie Loomis
1971 Daughters of Darkness Stefan
1971 Night of Dark Shadows Alex Jenkins
1976 Small Town in Texas, AA Small Town in Texas Deputy Lenny Lutz
1978 Killer's Delight Danny
1981 Pennies from Heaven The Detective
1984 Racing with the Moon Mr. Nash
1984 Impulse Bob Russell
1984 Gimme an 'F' Bucky Berkshire
1986 Native Son Max
1991 Dark Wind (film), TheThe Dark Wind (film) Jake West
1993 Surf Ninjas Mac

Television[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
Unknown Big Story, TheThe Big Story Andy Franks Theory and Practice
1957 Kraft Television Theatre Young man
1958 From These Roots
1959 Naked City Chuck The Manhole
1959 Armstrong Circle Theatre Pfc. James Cook Thunder Over Berlin
1962 Detectives Starring Robert Taylor, TheThe Detectives Starring Robert Taylor Frankie Strangers in the House
1962 Gallant Men, TheThe Gallant Men Lieutenant Tyrell Signals for an End Run
1963 Stoney Burke Mickey Joby
1963 Hallmark Hall of Fame Ned The Patriots
1964 East Side/West Side Billy One Drink at a Time
1964 Brenner Ben Laney Laney's Boy
1966 Hawk John Polanski The Longleat Chronicles
1967 N.Y.P.D. Gary Doyle Murder for Infinity
1967 Love Is a Many Splendored Thing Jock Porter
1968 Hidden Faces Sharkey Primrose
1967-1971 Dark Shadows Willie Loomis
Carl Collins
William H Loomis
Desmond Collins
Kendrick Young
182 episodes
1970 Another World Casey
1972 Night of Terror Pete Manning TV movie
1972 Sixth Sense, TheThe Sixth Sense Ed Through a Flame Darkly
1972 Mod Squad, TheThe Mod Squad Johnny Wexford Belinda, End of Little Miss Bubble Gum
1973 Invasion of Carol Enders, TheThe Invasion of Carol Enders David Hastings TV movie
1973 Shirts and Skins Herbie Bush TV movie
1973 Magician, TheThe Magician Jim Russel The Vanishing Lady
1973 Egan Jack/Ida Deveaux TV movie
1973 Wide World Mystery Otto Roget Frankenstein: Part 1
1973 Medical Center Frank Crane Judgment
1973 Police Story Slow Boy
1973 Kojak Pinky Web of Death
1974 Wide World Mystery Frank Linwood Nightmare at 43 Hillcrest
1974 Shazam! Nick Roberts Thou Shalt Not Kill
1974 Doc Elliot Vincent Parker The Pharmacist
1974 Melvin Purvis G-MAN Tony Anthony Redecci TV movie
1975 Medical Center Danny Taggert No Hiding Place
1975 Mannix Hood #1 Quartet for a Blunt Instrument
1975 Delancey Street: The Crisis Within Richard Copell TV movie
1975 Trilogy of Terror Thomas Amman TV movie
1975 The Kansas City Massacre Sam Cowley
1975 Joe Forrester The Witness
1975 Mobile One Episode #1.9
1975 Streets of San Francisco, TheThe Streets of San Francisco Vernon Poisoned Snow
1976 Picture of Dorian Gray, TheThe Picture of Dorian Gray Alan Campbell TV movie
1976 Streets of San Francisco, TheThe Streets of San Francisco Nat Reeves No Minor Vices
1976 Serpico Eddie Hibbard Rapid Fire
1976 Waltons, TheThe Waltons Rev. Ezekiel L. Henshaw The Baptism
1976 Hawaii Five-O Harris Anatomy of a Bribe
1977 Police Story Shep Prime Rib
1977 Charlie's Angels Leonard Chaffey Angel Baby
1977 Feather and Father Gang, TheThe Feather and Father Gang Welcome Home, Vince
1977 ABC Weekend Special Bill Leggett My Dear Uncle Sherlock
1977 Hunter Power plant worker Bluebird Is Back
1977 All in the Family Leo Mike Goes Skiing
1977 Most Wanted Red Murphy The White Collar Killer
1978 Kojak Hicks The Captain's Brother's Wife
1978 Barnaby Jones Johnny Alban A Frame for Murder
1978 Barnaby Jones Easy Eddie The Scapegoat
1978 Rockford Files, TheThe Rockford Files Leo Rosendahl and Gilda Stern Are Dead
1978 Colorado C.I. Kessler TV movie
1978 Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, TheThe Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Rocky The Lady on Thursday at Ten
1979 Last Ride of the Dalton Gang, TheThe Last Ride of the Dalton Gang Charlie Powers TV movie
1979 Lou Grant Ken Navaretti Gambling
1979 Sword of Justice Jerry Lombardi Blackjack
1979 Return of Mod Squad, TheThe Return of Mod Squad Marty TV movie
1979 Kaz The Battered Bride
1979 Supertrain Quinn Express to Terror
1979 Starsky and Hutch Deputy D.A. Stanton Ballad for a Blue Lady
1979 Quincy, M.E. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Alistair Adams Semper-Fidelis
1979 Quincy, M.E. Customs Agent Bric 'Hot Ice
1979 Vega$ Eddie Stolvak The Day the Gambling Stopped
1980 Long Days of Summer, TheThe Long Days of Summer Duane Haley TV movie
1981 Vega$ Geddes Out of Sight
1981 Quincy M.E. Customs Agent Brice Dear Mummy
1981 American Dream Coach Ritter
1981 Trapper John, M.D. Marty A Case of the Crazies
1982 Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story Uncle George TV movie
1982 King's Crossing Sheriff The Home Front
1982 Hill Street Blues Loomis, Corrupt South Ferry Cop Freedom's Last Stand
1982 Hill Street Blues Loomis, Corrupt South Ferry Cop The Spy Who Came in from Delgado
1982 Fame Detective Kessler Tomorrow's Farewell
1982-1988 Cagney & Lacey Harvey Lacey 110 episodes
1983 Bay City Blues Clancy Pilot
1983 Bay City Blues I Never Swung with My Father
1983 Winds of War, TheThe Winds of War Ed PBY Pilot Into the Maelstrom
1983 Miss Lonelyhearts Reverend Walker TV movie
1985 Finder of Lost Loves Doctor Arthur Barwell Final Analysis
1985 Hostage Flight DiSalvo TV movie
1985 37th Annual Emmy Awards, TheThe 37th Annual Emmy Awards Himself Nominee: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
1986 Welcome Home, Bobby Geffin TV movie
1986 Return of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, TheThe Return of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Chapel TV movie
1986 38th Annual Emmy Awards, TheThe 38th Annual Emmy Awards Himself Nominee: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
1987 Downpayment on Murder Albert TV movie
1987 New Mike Hammer, TheThe New Mike Hammer Green Lipstick/Mike's Daughter
1987 Daddy Mike Burnette TV movie
1987 39th Annual Emmy Awards, TheThe 39th Annual Emmy Awards Himself Nominee: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
1988 Police Story: Burnout Capt. Harrison TV movie
1988 ABC Afterschool Special Joe Farrell Date Rape
1989 Snoops Lieutenant Sam Akers Mr. Dennis' Neighborhood
1989 Snoops Lieutenant Sam Akers Big Brass Cookie Jar
1989 Snoops Lieutenant Sam Akers Hot Shot
1989 Snoops Lieutenant Sam Akers Episode 1.2
1989 227 Nathan Pollack Jackée
1989 Jackée Nathan Pollack Spin off series of 227
1989 Babycakes Al
1989 Cover Girl and the Cop, TheThe Cover Girl and the Cop Lieutenant Wingo TV movie
1989 Murder, She Wrote Lt. Martin McGinn The Grand Old Lady
1990 Nightmare on the 13th Floor Sgt Madden TV movie
1991 In a Child's Name Joe Silvano TV movie
1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin Jake Morrison TV movie
1992 Murder, She Wrote Patrick MacNair To the Last Will I Grapple with Thee
1992 Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story John Garner TV movie
1993 Without Warning: Terror in the Towers Jack McAllister TV movie
1994 Roseanne: An Unauthorized Biography Jerry Barr TV movie
1994 MacShayne: Winner Takes All Waldo Church TV movie
1994 Cagney & Lacey: The Return Harvey Lacey TV movie
1994 Mad About You Gus Stemple Giblets for Murray
1995 Mad About You Gus Stemple Mad About You, Parts ! and 2
1995 Murder, She Wrote Superintendent Arthur Joyce Nan's Ghost: Parts 1 and 2
1995 Cagney & Lacey: Together Again Harvey Lacey TV movie
1995 Cagney & Lacey: The View Through the Glass Ceiling Harvey Lacey TV movie
1996 Cagney & Lacey: True Convictions Harvey Lacey TV movie
2002 SoapTalk Self Episode dated 15 July 2002

.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ten-Tronck, Rob (2005). Celebrity Birthday Directory. Axiom Information Resources. p. 46. ISBN 978-0-943213-81-1. 
  2. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/13/John-Karlen.html
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ Benshoff, Harry M (2011). Dark Shadows (TV Milestones). Wayne State Univ Pr. pp. 64, 65. ISBN 978-0-8143-3439-3. 
  6. ^ Hamrick, Craig (2004). Big Lou: The Life and Career of Actor Louis Edmonds. iUniverse Star. p. 84. ISBN 978-0-595-29716-0. 
  7. ^ Hamrick, Craig (2003). Barnabas & Company: The Cast of the TV Classic Dark Shadows. iUniverse, Inc. pp. 70, 71, 72. ISBN 978-0-595-29029-1. 
  8. ^ "Multiple Emmy Nominations". Bangor Daily News. 23 September 1986. p. 30. 
  9. ^ Snauffer, Douglas (2006). Crime Television. Praeger. pp. 123–124. ISBN 978-0-275-98807-4. 
  10. ^ Hilton, Pat (June 17, 1984). "John Karlen and Harvey Not So Different". The Spokane Review. p. 57. 

External links[edit]