John Beasley (actor)

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John Beasley
Born (1943-06-26) June 26, 1943 (age 75)
Years active1989–present
Judy Beasley (m. 1965)

John Beasley (born June 26, 1943) is an American actor known for his role as Irv Harper on the TV series Everwood and recurring roles on CSI, Millennium and The Pretender.

Life and career[edit]

Beasley was born in Omaha, Nebraska.[1] Beasley did not begin his acting career until his mid-40s. Prior to that he was a railroad man with the Union Pacific Railroad. He established the John Beasley Theater and Workshop in South Omaha.

He also portrayed General Lasseter in The Sum of All Fears and Reverend C. Charles Blackwell in The Apostle. In 1992 he played Jesse Hall's dad in the movie The Mighty Ducks. He co-starred opposite The Rock in the 2004 remake of Walking Tall.

Beasley has made numerous guest roles on television and has appeared in several TV movies. His most prominent role in a TV series was as the main character Irv Harper in the WB series Everwood. He most recently appeared in the TV Land sitcom The Soul Man, which aired its fifth and final season in 2016.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1989 Rapid Fire Henchman
1991 V.I. Warshawski Ernie
1992 The Mighty Ducks Mr. Hall
1993 Untamed Heart Cook
1993 Rudy Coach Warren
1994 Little Big League Roberts
1995 Losing Isaiah Garbage Man
1995 The Cure Skipper #2
1997 The Apostle Brother C. Charles Blackwell
1998 Overnight Delivery Baker Video
1999 The General's Daughter Col. Donald Slesinger
1999 The Living Witness
1999 Crazy in Alabama Nehemiah Jackson
2000 The Operator Rev. Jones
2000 Lost Souls Det. Mike Smythe
2000 The Gift Albert Hawkins
2001 The Journeyman Cleofas
2002 The Sum of All Fears Gen. Lasseter
2004 Walking Tall Chris Vaughn Sr.
2007 Daddy's Little Girls 125 Family Court Judge
2009 For the Love of Amy Mr. Tate
2014 The Purge: Anarchy Papa Rico Sanchez
2015 I'll See You in My Dreams Mike
2015 Sinister 2 Father Rodriguez
2016 It Snows All the Time Mr. Stewart
2016 Second Words Hank Short
2017 Haunted Maze Det. Edwards
2017 Tattoo Seymour Short
2018 The Turkey Bowl Judge Tibbins Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Brewster Place Mr. Willie Recurring role
1991 Lucky Day Bo TV film
1993 Laurel Avenue Mr. Coleman "1.1", "1.2"
1993 The Untouchables "Railroaded"
1994 Missing Persons Davison's Lawyer "What Do You Want... A Signed Confession?"
1996 To Sir, with Love II Greg Emory TV film
1996 EZ Streets Ogden "Pilot"
1998 Early Edition Police Capt. Haines "A Minor Miracle", "The Quality of Mercy"
1998 The Pretender Janitor at NuGenesis "Bloodlines: Parts 1 & 2"
1998 Traces of Insanity TV film
1999 Millennium James Edward Hollis "Darwin's Eye", "Via Dolorosa", "Goodbye to All That"
1999 A.T.F. Secretary Robert Edwards TV film
2000 Freedom Song Jonah Summer TV film
2000 The Moving of Sophia Myles Nathaniel Myles TV film
2000 Disappearing Acts Mr. Banks TV film
2000–01 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Charles Moore "Crate 'n' Burial", "Evaluation Day"
2000–03 Judging Amy Judge Henry Bromell "Dog Days", "Shock and Awe", "Kilt Trip"
2002–06 Everwood Irv Harper Main role
2006 The Lost Room Gus "The Comb and the Box"
2007 NCIS Daryl Hardy "Suspicion"
2007 Boston Legal Det. Walter McKay "The Chicken and the Leg"
2009 Chasing a Dream Peter Boscow TV film
2010 CSI: Miami Henry Dawson "Backfire"
2011 Harry's Law Judge Ronald Winston "Pilot"
2011 Detroit 1-8-7 Joe King "Beaten/Cover Letter"
2011 Treme Don Encalade Recurring role
2012–16 The Soul Man Barton Ballentine Main role (season 1), recurring role (seasons 2–5)
2017 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Cliff TV film
2017 Shots Fired Mr. Dabney Recurring role
2018 The Resident Mortimer Rosenthal "Comrades in Arms"

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "John Beasley". The History Makers. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2015-07-28). "'The Soul Man' Picked Up For Fifth & Final Season By TV Land". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-03-31.

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