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John Ashley

John Ashley

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Also Known As: Died: October 3, 1997
Born: December 25, 1934 Cause of Death: Heart attack
Birth Place: Kansas City, Missouri, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Missouri
1956:
Acting career began with work at the Tulsa Little Theatre
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Moved to Los Angeles after finishing college, planning to continue studies at UCLA
1956:
Met John Wayne through fraternity brother on the set of "The Conqueror"; led to interview with producer at Ziv Television
1956:
Appeared on several segments of Ziv-produced television series, "Men of Annapolis"
1957:
Made screen debut in "Dragstrip Girl" for American International Pictures (AIP)
1957:
Drafted into the US Army; served for six months
1957:
Played first lead, in "Motorcycle Gang"
1961:
Starred as Clipper Hamilton, one of the co-owners of a racing car garage, in ABC adventure series, "Straightaway"
1963:
Played the supporting role of Hermy in what is probably his most notable screen credit, "Hud"
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Had recurring role on TV sitcom, "The Beverly Hillbillies", as on of the suitors of Ellie May Clampett (Donna Douglas)
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Moved back to Oklahoma in the 1970s to oversee chain of theaters he had bought; also spent much time in The Philippines producing low-budget features
1972:
First credit as producer (with Eddie Romero), "Black Mama, White Mama", directed by Romero
1979:
Served as representative (with Eddie Romero) for Hemisphere distributors on Francis Ford Coppola's acclaimed Vietnam war epic, "Apocalypse Now"
1979:
Moved with second wife and their son from Oklahoma back to California; settled in San Fernando Valley
1982:
Produced short-lived ABC adventure series, "The Quest"
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Acted as producer and executive producer (with Frank Lupo) of popular NBC action series, "The A-Team"
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Executive produced (with Frank Lupo) Fox TV's thriller series, "Werewolf"
1988:
Executive produced (with Frank Lupo) short-lived NBC science-fiction series, "Something Is Out There"
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Executive produced (with Frank Lupo) NBC police drama, "Hardball"
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Was executive producer of the latenight CBS series "Raven"
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For one season, co-executive produced "Walker, Texas Ranger", starring Chuck Norris
1995:
Produced the short-lived UPN series "Marker"
1997:
Was producer on "Lawless" (Fox); show cancelled after initial airing

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