John S. Ragin

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John S. Ragin
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John S. Ragin as Dr. Robert Asten, M.E. in Quincy, M.E.
Born
John Stanley Ragin

May 5, 1929
Died (aged 83)
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
OccupationStage, screen and voice actor

John Stanley Ragin (May 5, 1929 - April 14, 2013) was an American television and film actor. He was best known for his role as uptight bureaucratic Dr. Robert Asten, M.E. in the TV series Quincy, M.E. (1976–83).[1]

Early years[edit]

Ragin was born in Newark, New Jersey.[2] He attended Rutgers University on a scholarship but later changed to Carnegie Tech. He studied in Europe with two grants from the Fulbright Program.[3]

Career[edit]

Ragin appeared in mostly supporting roles in television series such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Invaders, Cannon, McCloud, Murder, She Wrote and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also appeared in smaller roles in a few films such as Earthquake, The Parallax View and Doctors' Wives.

Ragin played Walter Cramer in the short-lived 1974 TV series Sons and Daughters.[1]:993 He had a short-term stint as Dr. Grant Jameson on the daytime soap opera Santa Barbara during 1990-91.[4]

Death[edit]

Ragin died in Los Angeles on April 14, 2013, at the age of 83.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Television work[edit]

  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode, 1960) .... Fletcher
  • Armstrong Circle Theatre (1 episode, 1960) .... Pettigrew
  • Naked City (1 episode, 1963) .... Mr. Warstein
  • Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1 episode, 1965) .... Lieutenant
  • The F.B.I. (4 episodes, 1966–1974) .... Gary Burgess
  • Felony Squad (4 episodes, 1966–1968) .... Dr. Kern
  • Blue Light (2 episodes, 1966) .... Zimmer
  • Laredo (1 episode, 1966) .... Karl
  • The Invaders (2 episodes, 1967) .... John Finney
  • Love on a Rooftop (1 episode, 1967) .... Charlie
  • Get Smart (2 episodes, 1968) .... Kendall
  • The Wild Wild West (1 episode, 1968) .... Rev. Hastings
  • The Outsider (1 episode, 1968) .... Todd Elkins
  • Ironside (3 episodes, 1969–1972) .... Congressman Lowery
  • The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (2 episodes, 1969–1971) .... Dr. Gomrick
  • The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (3 episodes, 1969–1971) .... Arresting Officer
  • The Lonely Profession (1969, TV Movie) .... Mr. Sutton - FBI
  • Mission: Impossible .... (2 episodes, 1970) .... Pharmacist / Butler
  • The Most Deadly Game (1 episode, 1970) .... Biff Porter
  • Storefront Lawyers (2 episodes, 1971) .... Spencer Pawling / Attorney
  • Powderkeg (1971) .... Muncie - hotel clerk
  • Night Gallery (1 episode, 1971) .... 1st Policeman (segment "They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar")
  • The Forgotten Man (1971, TV Movie) .... Major Parkman
  • Alias Smith and Jones (1 episode, 1971) .... Edward Fielding
  • Cool Million (1 episode, 1972) .... Fred Harrison
  • Barnaby Jones (2 episodes, 1973–1975) .... Eddie R. Davis
  • Mannix (1 episode, 1973) .... Burns
  • Sons and Daughters (9 episodes, 1974) .... Walter Cramer
  • The Six Million Dollar Man (1 episode, 1974) .... Flight Director
  • Cannon (1 episode, 1974) .... Chief Inspector
  • Killer Bees (1974, TV Movie) .... Sergeant Jeffreys
  • Love Is Not Forever (1974, TV Movie) .... Walter Cramer
  • The Rookies (1 episode, 1975) .... Bryan McNeal
  • Switch (1 episode, 1975) .... Len Ekhardt
  • Delancey Street: The Crisis Within (1975, TV Movie) .... Jeff Donaldson
  • Quincy M.E. (144 episodes, 1976–1983) .... Dr. Robert Asten
  • McCloud (1 episode, 1976) .... Mr. Jessup
  • Harry O (1 episode, 1976) .... John Wesler
  • City of Angels (1 episode, 1976) .... Robert Sand
  • The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977, TV Movie) .... McKenna
  • The Islander (1978, TV Movie) .... Bishop Hatch
  • B.J. and the Bear (1 episode, 1980) .... Dr. Robert Asten
  • Emerald Point N.A.S. (1 episode, 1983) .... Admiral Lovell
  • Riptide (1 episode, 1986) .... Lewis Gordon
  • Murder, She Wrote (1 episode, 1987) .... Dr. Cliff Strayhorn
  • Airwolf (1 episode, 1987) .... Dr. Kinsington
  • Santa Barbara (unknown episodes, 1990–1991) .... Dr. Grant Jameson
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation (1993, episode: Suspicions) .... Dr. Christopher (final appearance)

Films[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 870. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  2. ^ a b Lentz, Harris M. III (2014). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2013. McFarland. p. 310. ISBN 9781476616520. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  3. ^ "'Quincy' boss humanized". The Pantagraph. Illinois, Bloomington. January 24, 1981. p. 50. Retrieved July 22, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ http://santabarbara-online.com/jameson2.htm

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