John Beasley (actor)

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John Beasley
John Beasley.jpg
Beasley acting in Fences
Born (1943-06-26) June 26, 1943 (age 73)
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Judy Beasley (1965–present) 2 children

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 Mighty Ducks, TheThe Mighty Ducks Mr. Hall
1993 Untamed Heart Cook
1993 Rudy Coach Warren
1994 Little Big League Roberts
1995 Losing Isaiah Garbage Man
1995 Cure, TheThe Cure Skipper #2
1997 Apostle, TheThe Apostle Brother C. Charles Blackwell
1998 Overnight Delivery Baker
1999 General's Daughter, TheThe General's Daughter Col. Donald Slesinger
1999 Living Witness, TheThe Living Witness
1999 Crazy in Alabama Nehemiah Jackson
2000 Operator, TheThe Operator Rev. James
2000 Lost Souls Det. Mike Smythe
2000 Gift, TheThe Gift Albert Hawkins
2001 Journeyman, TheThe Journeyman Cleofas
2002 Sum of All Fears, TheThe Sum of All Fears General Lasseter
2004 Walking Tall Chris Vaughn Sr.
2005 Carly Simon: A Moonlight Serenade on the Queen Mary 2 Piano Video
2007 Daddy's Little Girls 125 Family Court Judge
2009 For Love of Amy Mr. Tate
2011 Haunted Maze Det. Edwards
2014 The Purge: Anarchy Papa Rico Sanchez
2015 Sinister 2 Father Rodriguez
2015 It Snows All the Time Mr. Stewart


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Brewster Place Mr. Willie Episodes: "Open for Business", "Spring Fever", "Whatever Happened to Patience Jones?", "Bernice Sands Comes Home"
1991 Lucky Day Bo TV movie
1993 Laurel Avenue Mr. Coleman TV movie
1993 Untouchables, TheThe Untouchables Episode: "Railroaded"
1994 Missing Persons Davison's Lawyer Episode: "What Do You Want... A Signed Confession?"
1996 To Sir, with Love II Greg Emory TV movie
1996 EZ Streets Ogden Episode: "Pilot"
1998 Early Edition Police Captain Haines Episodes: "A Minor Miracle", "The Quality of Mercy"
1998 Pretender, TheThe Pretender Janitor at NuGenesis Episodes: "Bloodlines: Parts 1 & 2"
1998 Traces of Insanity TV movie
1999 Millennium James Edward Hollis Episodes: "Darwin's Eye", "Via Dolorosa", "Goodbye to All That"
1999 A.T.F. Secretary Robert Edwards TV movie
2000 Freedom Song Jonah Summer TV movie
2000 Moving of Sophia Myles, TheThe Moving of Sophia Myles Nathaniel Myles TV movie
2000 Disappearing Acts Mr. Banks TV movie
2000 Judging Amy Judge Henry Bromell Episode: "Dog Days"
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Charlie Moore Episode: "Crate 'n' Burial"
2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Charles Moore Episode: "Evaluation Day"
2002–2006 Everwood Irv Harper Main role (89 episodes)
2003 Judging Amy Judge Henry Bromell Episodes: "Shock and Awe", "Kilt Trip"
2006 Lost Room, TheThe Lost Room Gus Episode: "The Comb and the Box"
2007 NCIS Daryl Hardy Episode: "Suspicion"
2007 Boston Legal Det. Walter McKay Episode: "The Chicken and the Leg"
2009 Chasing a Dream Peter Boscow TV movie
2010 CSI: Miami Henry Dawson Episode: "Backfire"
2011 Harry's Law Judge Ronald Winston Episode: "Pilot"
2011 Detroit 1-8-7 Joe King Episode: "Beaten/Cover Letter"
2011 Treme Don Encalade Episodes: "Carnival Time", "Can I Change My Mind?", "What Is New Orleans?", "Do Watcha Wanna"
2012–2016 Soul Man, TheThe Soul Man Barton Ballentine 42 episodes (Main role season 1, recurring seasons 2–5)

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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