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John Pleshette

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John Pleshette

Alma materBrown University
Born( 1942-07-27 ) July 27, 1942 (age 78) New York City , New York , U.S.
OccupationActor, screenwriter
RelativesSuzanne Pleshette (cousin)
Spouse(s)Lynn Pleshette
Years active1964-present

Cousin of actress Suzanne Pleshette, John Pleshette began acting in the 1960s in character roles on television series such as Patty Duke Show and Coronet Blue. He spent the majority of his acting career in the 1970s as a bit player on TV shows and films. He made appearances in Kojak and the film Rocky II before earning his first starring role in the make-for-TV movie Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald; what helped Pleshette land the role of Oswald was his striking resemblance to President Kennedy's assassin. Piggybacking successful run of roles in the late 1970s, he then landed the part as original cast member on long-running drama series Knots Landing in 1979. He played Richard Avery from 1979 to 1987, while making appearances in more made-for-TV movies like welcome Home, Bobby, Stormin' Home, and Malice in Wonderland. Pleshette continued to act into the 1990s, although his most notable role was that of Avery. He returned to more character parts on television series such as Civil Wars, Murder One, and ER, before being called upon by director Peter Weir to play one of the network executives involved in the Truman Show; it was perhaps the largest, most critically acclaimed film that Pleshette would be part of. Similar character roles followed in the 2000s as he earned bit parts in more made-for-TV movies like James Dean and Helter Skelter along with guest starring in series such as Nine and Eli Stone.

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Career

In a television acting career spanning decades, Pleshette has appeared in such shows as Rockford File; Highway to Heaven; Kojak; Magnum PI; Simon & Simon; Murder, She write; MacGyver; Beauty and Beast; LA Law; Diagnosis Murder; Larry Sanders Show; Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman; ER; NYPD Blue; Sopranos; Law & Order: LA and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Pleshette played Lee Harvey Oswald in the television film Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald, and appeared in the TV miniseries Seventh Avenue the same year. In 1979, he was cast in the role of Richard Avery in Knots Landing. Series creator David Jacobs was acquaint with Pleshette's work, and Pleshette was married to literary agent Lynn Pleshette, Jacobs' ex-wife. Pleshette appeared on Knots Landing for four seasons, and returned briefly in 1987. During the 1980s, he wrote several scripts for the series. Pleshette also appeared in Blake Edwards comedy SOB, and Micki & Maude. He appeared in episode 'The Judas Bug of ABC crime drama Feather and Father Gang in 1977, and in MacGyver in Season Two episode DOA: MacGyver.

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Personal life

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Popular AsJohn Pleshette
OccupationActor
Age78 years old
Zodiac SignLeo
BornJuly 27, 1942 ( New York City, New York, United States)
BirthdayJuly 27
Town/CityNew York City, New York, United States
NationalityUnited States

In a television acting career spanning decades, Pleshette has appeared in such shows as Rockford File; Kojak; Magnum PI; Simon & Simon; Murder, She write; MacGyver; Beauty and Beast; LA Law; Larry Sanders Show; Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman; ER; NYPD Blue; Sopranos; Law & Order: LA and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Pleshette played Lee Harvey Oswald in the television film Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald, and appeared in the TV miniseries Seventh Avenue the same year. In 1979, he was cast in the role of Richard Avery in Knots Landing. Series creator David Jacobs was acquaint with Pleshette's work, and Pleshette was married to literary agent Lynn Pleshette, Jacobs' ex-wife. Pleshette appeared on Knots Landing for four seasons, and returned briefly in 1987. During the 1980s, he wrote several scripts for the series.

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