Actors

John Forsythe Net Worth

John Forsythe Net Worth is
$5 Million

John Forsythe Biography

John Lincoln Freund was born on 29th January 1918, in Penns Grove, New Jersey USA, of Russian and Prussian-Jewish (mother) and Polish-Jewish (father) immigrants descent. As John Forsythe, he was a Golden Globe Award-winning actor, producer, drama teacher, as well as a philanthropist, best known for his role as Blake Carrington in the cult series “Dynasty” (1981-1989). Forsythe also played in “Bachelor Father” from 1957 to 1962, “Charlie’s Angels” (1976-1981), and “Scrooged” (1988). His career started in 194 and ended in 2006. He passed away in 2010.

Have you ever wondered how rich John Forsythe was at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Forsythe’s net worth was as high as $5 million, earned largely through his successful acting career.

John Forsythe Net Worth $5 Million

John Forsythe was the eldest of three children of Blanche Materson and Samuel Jeremiah Freund, and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where he went to Abraham Lincoln High School. Then he studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and before serving in the US Army Air Corps, he started his acting career in Delmer Daves’ Oscar-nominated movie “Destination Tokyo” (1943) starring Cary Grant and John Garfield.

From 1949 to 1955, Forsythe played in ten episodes of “Studio One in Hollywood”, and then in such movies as “The Captive City” (1952) and “Escape from Fort Bravo” (1953) alongside William Holden and Eleanor Parker. In 1955, John starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s Golden Globe Award-winning “The Trouble with Harry” with Shirley MacLaine, while from 1957 to 1962, he played Bentley Gregg in 157 episodes of “Bachelor Father”, which increased his net worth significantly. From 1965 to 1966 Forsythe worked in “The John Forsythe Show”, and then had roles in such movies as “Madame X” (1966), and in Richard Brooks’ Oscar-nominated “In Cold Blood” (1967) with Robert Blake and Scott Wilson. In 1969, John teamed up with Brooks again in his Oscar-nominated film “The Happy Ending” starring Jean Simmons and Shirley Jones, and played Michael Endicott in 48 episodes of “To Rome with Love” (1969-1971). His net worth was rising steadily.

From the early ‘70s, Forsythe mostly worked on television and had roles in such TV movies as George Schaefer’s Golden Globe Award-nominated “Amelia Earhart” (1976) and Jud Taylor’s Primetime Emmy Award-winning “Tail Gunner Joe” (1977) with Peter Boyle. From 1976 to 1981, he played Charles Townsend in 109 episodes of Golden Globe Award-nominated series “Charlie’s Angels”, and then in 1979 John appeared alongside Al Pacino in Norman Jewison’s Oscar-nominated “…and justice for all.” In 1980, Forsythe had a part in Michael O’Herlihy’s Primetime Emmy Award-nominated “A Time for Miracles” starring Kate Mulgrew, while from 1981 to 1989, John played Blake Carrington in 217 episodes of a Golden Globe Award-winning series “Dynasty”, for which he personally received two Golden Globes as well. The show’s international popularity and success helped him to increase his net worth significantly.

Forsythe ended the ‘80s with a role in Richard Donner’s Oscar-nominated “Scrooged” (1988) starring Bill Murray, while from 1992 to 1993, he played Sen. William Franklin Powers in 21 episodes of “The Powers That Be”. John’s later parts were in “Charlie’s Angels” (2000) alongside Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, and Cameron Diaz, and in “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” (2003), for which he received $5 million.

Regarding his personal life, John Forsythe was married to Parker McCormick from 1939 to 1943 and had one child with her. From 1943 John was married to Julie Warren until she died in 1994, and had two children with her, while in 2002, he married Nicole Carter and was with her until his death. He was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2006, and died from pneumonia on the 1st April 2010, in Santa Ynez, California, USA

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameJohn Forsythe
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 29, 1918
DiedApril 1, 2010, Santa Ynez, California, United States
Place Of BirthPenns Grove, New Jersey, United States
Height1.8 m
ProfessionActor
EducationAbraham Lincoln High School, University of North Carolina at Chapel, Hill Actors Studio
NationalityAmerican
SpouseNicole Carter (m. 2002–2010), Julie Warren (m. 1943–1994), Parker McCormick (m. 1939–1943)
ChildrenBrooke Warren Forsythe, Page Warren Forsythe, Dall McCormick Forsythe
ParentsBlanche Materson, Samuel Jeremiah Freund
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Forsythe
AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, TV Land Pop Culture Award, TV Land Favorite Heard But Not Seen Character Award
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, People's Choice Award for Favorite Male TV Performer, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actor
MoviesThe Trouble with Harry, Scrooged, ...And Justice for All, Destination Tokyo, Charlie's Angels, In Cold Blood, Madame X, Escape from Fort Bravo, Kitten with a Whip, Dynasty: The Reunion, The Captive City, The Happy Ending, The Ambassador's Daughter, The Glass Web, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, It Happens Every Thursday, Tail Gunner Joe, Terror on the 40th Floor, Mysterious Two, Goodbye and Amen, Topaz, Everything But the Truth, A Time for Miracles, See How They Run, The Users, Dubrowsky, Shadow on the Land, Portrait in Black, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Murder Once Removed, What Makes Sammy Run?, Monty Roberts: A Real Horse Whisperer
TV ShowsThe Powers That Be, Dynasty, Charlie's Angels, To Rome with Love, Bachelor Father, I Witness Video, The John Forsythe Show


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He was most widely known to be a social butterfly.
2Knew Linda Evans when she was only 18.
3On Dynasty (1981), his character was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in real-life, he was born near Philadelphia, in a New Jersey borough of Penns Grove.
4His first wife, Parker McCormick, died in 1980, at age 62.
5Longtime friends of: Barbara Stanwyck, Dick Van Patten, Richard Anderson, Jane Wyatt and Vito Scotti.
6At least nine actors named him as their favorite actor: Billy Dee Williams, Richard Hatch, Rock Hudson, John Saxon, Pat Crowley, Carole Cook, Barbara Stanwyck, Charlton Heston and Kerry Armstrong, all nine worked with him on Dynasty (1981).
7He was an avid fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
8He was a movie buff.
9Had a knee replacement (2000).
10Was a very popular student at Abraham Lincoln High School. He was occasionally at the top of his class.
11When he was younger, he favorite president was Warren Harding.
12Met Cloris Leachman on an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955), where the two became lifelong friends, for 55 years, from 1955 until Forsythe's own death in 2010.
13His first stage role was in New York.
14When he was younger, he was interested in sports.
15In 1962, Forsythe was one of the actors to have ruled the ranks of other sitcom male lead stars, such as Andy Griffith, Danny Thomas, Alan Young, Robert Young, Fred MacMurray, Buddy Ebsen and Ernest Borgnine.
16Marla Gibbs's daughter, Angela Elayne Gibbs, was going to work with him.
17When John was young, he wanted to become a sportswriter.
18It was Ronald Reagan's (who used to be married to Jane Wyman) idea for Noreen Corcoran, to play Forsythe's niece on Bachelor Father (1957). Forsythe liked her, and she got the role.
19Long lives ran in his family.
20He was involved in the writing of the scripts of Dynasty (1981).
21As a Board of Director of the Hollywood Race Track, he was also responsible for washing cars.
22When Forsythe wanted to become an actor, he attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan, New York, where the school had acting classes, free of charge.
23Moved from New York City, New York to Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, in 1957.
24His character on Bachelor Father (1957), was based on two well-known Beverly Hills bachelors at the time. Forsythe combined their names and used it for his own in the program.
25John's father, Samuel Jeremiah Freund, was born in New York, to Polish Jewish immigrants. John's mother, Mary Materson (Blohm), was born in Pennsylvania, to David Hyat Blohm, a Russian Jewish immigrant, and to Mary S. Materson, who was born in Maryland, to Jewish immigrants from Prussia.
26His second wife, Julie Warren, was born in Detroit, Michigan.
27Attended Elizabeth Taylor's 60th birthday on February 27, 1992.
28Began his television series Dynasty (1981) at age 63.
29Acting ran in his family.
30He was a devoted environmentalist.
31Had played tennis with Steve Kanaly.
32His first wife, Parker McCormick, and his second wife, Julie Warren, were both actresses.
33Had appeared on the front cover of TV Guide six times.
34Acting mentor and friends with Noreen Corcoran, Heather Locklear and Linda Evans.
35Created the character of Blake Carrington on Dynasty (1981). Occasionally written as an underhanded J.R. Ewing-esque cad, but Forsythe saw his character as a good guy, and would occasionally encouraged the writers that he was playing the lead, not the villain.
36Forsythe's lines for an entire episode of Charlie's Angels (1976) would be recorded in a sound studio in a matter of minutes, after which he would have lunch in the network's commissary and then head for the track.
37Moved from Penn's Grove, New Jersey to Brooklyn, New York City in 1929 with his family, when young John was only 11, prior to the Great Depression.
38Had played Cloris Leachman's son in The Powers That Be (1992), in real-life, Forsythe was 8 years Leachman's senior.
39After being diagnosed with colorectal cancer, he underwent surgery. His surgery was so successful that he was discharged from the hospital, whose cancer was considered to be in remission [2006].
40Following his death, he was interred at Oak Hill Cemetary in Santa Barbara, California.
41He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6549 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
42After he provided his voice in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), he retired from acting at age 85.
43Immediately following the death of his second wife, Julie Warren, in 1994, ex-Dynasty (1981) co-star, Linda Evans lived in Forsythe's guest house for a couple of days.
44He and Aaron Spelling were close friends from 1976.
45Was also friends with Jane Wyman. Coincidentally, Forsythe starred on Dynasty (1981), before Wyman starred on Falcon Crest (1981), in the same year.
46Had met future Dynasty (1981) co-star, Linda Evans, and her family, when she was only 15 years old. At the time, she guest-starred alongside Forsythe on an episode of Bachelor Father (1957).
47Was raised in the same city as Leona Helmsley, who in turn attended the same high school as Forsythe.
48John Forsythe was deceased on April 1, 2010. His third wife, Nicole Carter, died on May 11, 2010, just five weeks after he died.
49His ex-Charlie's Angels (1976) co-star, Cheryl Ladd, was also his next-door neighbor and longtime friend.
50He died only six days before his Dynasty (1981) co-star Christopher Cazenove.
51Attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, but left after three years to be an announcer for the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York.
52He was an original member of the Actors Studio in New York City.
53Based his Dynasty (1981) character Blake Carrington on MCA Chairman Lew Wasserman.
54Survived by six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
55Had starred in the original 1953 hit Broadway production of "The Teahouse of the August Moon".
56Had appeared in a stage production of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons", directed by Elia Kazan.
57Had played baseball in both high school and college. He dropped out of college in his junior year and took parts on radio soap operas.
58Spokesman/sponsor of the World Wildlife Fund, supported the American Cancer Society and the United Nations Association.
59Although his greatest success came on television and his film credits are comparatively skimpy, he nonetheless appeared in two films each by major directors: Alfred Hitchcock in The Trouble with Harry (1955) and Topaz (1969) and Richard Brooks in In Cold Blood (1967) and The Happy Ending (1969).
60He loved sports, since he was a child. As a child, he was a baseball fanatic.
61When he starred in Bachelor Father (1957), he moved his family from New York to California.
62Was a celebrity spokesperson for Michelob Beer in the late 1970s.
63Buck Jones and Ken Maynard were said to be his idols.
64His father worked as a ditch digger in a cemetery during the Great Depression.
65As a little boy, he was a huge fan of the radio series "Amos and Andy", and would listen to the show avidly.
66Became an actor against the wishes of his father. Did not become an actor until he was 30.
67His father worked with the Dupont Company and was a New York City stockbroker. His mother was a housewife.
68As an acting teacher, he taught up-and-coming actors Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Julie Harris and Patricia Neal at the same school. He even taught his future Dynasty (1981) co-star Joan Collins acting when she was just a teenager.
69Attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a part-scholarship, where he majored in English Literature. His minor was history.
70Had successfully underwent quadruple bypass surgery, after developing heart problems [1979].
71His daughters, Page Forsythe and Brooke Forsythe, were both huge fans of The Beatles and Blood Sweat & Tears.
72Before he was a successful actor, he once worked as a waiter in the same restaurant with Kirk Douglas.
73Is a national officer of the American Cancer Society since the early 1970s.
74Turned down the lead role on Trapper John, M.D. (1979), which went to Pernell Roberts.
75His two siblings smoked a lot, which eventually led to the cancer that took over their lives.
76After starring in the movie The Trouble with Harry (1955), he went through a lot of trouble finding starring roles in high-budget box office films, hence, he worked in television.
77His third wife, Nicole Carter, is 22 years his junior.
78Met third wife, Nicole Carter, at the Breeders' Cup races.
79Sold his costly stable of thoroughbreds in 2004.
80Though he was not part of the Charlie's Angels (1976) cast, he was the only actor to have a voice role in every episode of the series.
81Was the only actor to appear in all 220 episodes of Dynasty (1981).
82Is the oldest of three children of Samuel Jeremiah and Blanche Materson Freund.
83Before he was a successful actor, he worked as a baseball announcer and a drama teacher.
84His Dynasty (1981), co-star, Linda Evans, would also guest-star alongside him on the same episode of The Love Boat (1977), in 1983.
85Long before Joan Collins would co-star opposite him on Dynasty (1981), she was one of his drama students. They met in the 1940s.
86Had 12 hobbies: traveling, flying, golfing, collects art, thoroughbred racing, playing tennis, riding horses, playing baseball, swimming, dining out, spending time with family and gardening.
87Was very good friends with: Jane Wyman, Barbara Stanwyck, Gavin MacLeod, Angie Dickinson, Shirley MacLaine, Charlton Heston, Sammee Tong, Jane Wyatt, David Lowell Rich, Peter Mark Richman, Joan Collins, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Cary Grant, Richard Brooks, J. Michael Riva, Ernest Borgnine, Tim Conway, Cheryl Ladd, Kate Jackson, Abby Dalton, Ruta Lee, Cloris Leachman, Dick Van Patten, Aaron Spelling, Drew Barrymore, Beverly Garland, Brian Keith, Alfred Hitchcock, Vito Scotti, Robert Conrad, Mickey Rooney and Richard Anderson.
88Began his contract career as a bit player for Warner Bros. in 1943.
89At age 11, he and his family moved to Brooklyn, New York City.
90Underwent quadruple bypass surgery. His operation was so successful that he was able to return to Charlie's Angels (1976) in 1979.
91Remained friends with Linda Evans during and after Dynasty (1981).
92Has not smoked since 1982, when he quit following his doctor's advice as he was at strong risk of developing emphysema.
93Served on the Board of Directors of Hollywood Race Track, from 1972, and was still part of the committee.
94Met second wife, Julie Warren, who was a theater companion and a successful actress.
95(August 15, 1994) Second wife of 51 years, Julie Warren, died in hospital, after he made the difficult decision to turn off her life-support machine, several weeks after she went into a coma.
96Left his movie career for service in World War II. He worked to recover injured soldiers who had developed speech problems. His military service finished before the war ended.
97Originally met Kate Jackson at a race track. She would later star in Charlie's Angels (1976).
98Best remembered by the public for his starring role as Blake Carrington on Dynasty (1981).
99As a teenager, Linda Evans guest-starred in Bachelor Father: A Crush on Bentley (1960) as a girl who develops a crush on his character. Some twenty years later, Linda Evans co-starred with Forsythe on the television series Dynasty (1981) as his wife.
100Father of daughters Page Forsythe and Brooke Forsythe with Julie Warren. He also has a son named Dall Forsythe with Parker McCormick.
101(October 11, 2006) Diagnosed with colon cancer.
102Was not the first choice for the role of Blake Carrington on Dynasty (1981). George Peppard was initially cast as Carrington. However, he quit one week into filming the series premiere due to creative differences with the writers. Forsythe auditioned for and was subsequently cast in the role.
103(October 31, 1974) Had appeared in the episode titled "The Golden Blood of the Sun" for "The CBS Radio Mystery Theater".
104Signed a $5,000,000 contract deal with the director of Charlie's Angels (2000) and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) to voice the famous voice of Charlie Townsend.
105Attended and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, New York City, New York in 1934.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Dynasty (1981)$50,000 per episode (season 5)
Charlie's Angels (1976)$40,000 (per episode)


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Silver hair.
2Rich mellifluous voice with Brooklyn accent.
3Often played handsomely father-figure roles


Quotes

#Quote
1[In 1987, about his television movie On Fire (1987)] Like a lot of writers, some actors have hidden away in desks and things ideas and pieces of ideas and this is kind of a labor of love for me that I have had tucked away for a long time. My father died two years after he had to retire -- mandatory retirement -- in his early 60s, and it was a terrible blow obviously to him and also to the family. He was a vital, top-of-his-form man. He was an executive on Wall Street. But because of some ridiculous regulations, he had to go. As a result, our family began to disintegrate along with him. It was a bad time in our lives.
2[in 1987, about the relationship between fathers and sons] I think it was mandatory then for fathers, particularly with sons; they never embraced, I never saw my father cry until the end of his life, they never threw their arms around you and said they loved you. It was supposed to be tacit: you knew they loved you. My father and I had a better relationship toward the end of his life, not unlike my son in On Fire (1987), who feels close to his dad. As his father goes down, he gets more and more involved with his father.
3[In 1977] I've played a lot of reporters and have learned that a kind of intellectualism goes with being a newsman.
4I'm from the east and tend to be conservative. So I don't believe an actor has to get himself up to look like the "Son of the Sheik", nor does a young man need to dress like a beat-up beatnik to show his independence.
5[on champagne] Once you drink one glass, you went another.
6[In 1984] I've had a good time but if I had been willing to starve so that I could play Hamlet, I might have been a better actor than I am today.
7[on Dynasty (1981)'s Moldavia storyline] Moldavia -- we're still living that down. That was one of our less ineffective storylines.
8[In 1981] I figure there are a few actors like Marlon Brando, George C. Scott and Laurence Olivier, who have been touched by the hand of God. I'm in the next bunch.
9Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift and all those were in torn T-shirts, and I had my button-down collars. They called me the Brooks Bros. bohemian.
10I'm a vastly usable, not wildly talented actor.
11[on his popularity while playing the 60-something Blake Carrington on Dynasty (1981)] It's rather amusing at my advanced age to become a sex symbol.
12[In 1994] I remember one Friday night I called to tell Julie [wife Julie Warren] I would be home late, I was shooting a scene with Joan Collins that we finished around one in the morning. When I finally got home, I was exhausted, but Julie was waiting up for me. "It was quite a night", I told her, and hopped into bed. The next morning, I looked in the mirror and saw there was lipstick on my mouth. And on my shirt. Joan Collins used a lot of lipstick, a tremendous amount of lipstick. At breakfast, I asked Julie, "Didn't you notice anything funny last night?" "Funny? In what way?" she asked slyly. "Just a little lipstick on your collar." "You want to know how I got it? Joan Collins.".
13[About being cast on Dynasty (1981)] My Carrington is much more human than he had been conceived by the authors and by the producer, at the beginning.
14[When he was asked by Aaron Spelling to voice Charlie Townsend in Charlie's Angels (1976)] So, in my pajamas with my raincoat on, I went down to the bowels of 20th Century-Fox, ooh, nothing but a microphone and two people standing, one being Aaron, the other being the writer. So from 12:30 P.M. or 12:45 P.M. until about 3:00 P.M., we did it!
15[When asked if he ever spanked his real-life children] Well, I never hit my kids. That's a bully thing to do. My own father believed in "spare the rod and spoil the child". Consequently, I feared him and we had a cold and distant relationship until he was quite old. My mother was just the other way. But I do remember, when I was 11 years old, my father said something that stayed with me: "I don't worry about you, John. You will always take care of yourself, you'll be all right.".
16I have been a very lucky fella, because I never considered myself a Marlon Brando or a Laurence Olivier. I always said life consists of love and work. I tried to balance it 50-50. And, of course, now I'm so happy I did.
17[In 1984, about his deciding to become an actor] I was 22 years old at the time and had done some announcing for the Dodgers, but no real acting. Yet it interested me. I said to my father, "Acting really is very appealing, you know." There was a long silence, which seemed endless, though it was probably only ten minutes or less; and then he looked at me and said, "I'm worried about your sister. And I've worried about your brother, but until now, I never worried about you. I've always thought that whatever happened, you would wind up okay.".
18[In 2009, on the passing of Charlie's Angels (1976) co-star Farrah Fawcett] Though I did not know her well, Farrah left an indelible mark on me and the public during her one-year reign on Charlie's Angels. She put up a gallant fight against her unforgiving disease and I send my deepest sympathy and prayers to her family and friends.
19[In 1970 about being the more mature man he was trying to be] I was a loose-jointed young man about many things, I had no sense of responsibility. I wasn't a very serious fellow. Now I have a better sense of proportion about work and hard discipline.
20[In 1981 about being himself as an actor] When I was down in Atlanta, about 3 or 4 weeks ago, a little lady walked up to me and she circled me, 3 to 4 times, and she looked at me and she said, "Didn't you used to be John Forsythe?". And I freely confessed you used to be. But that meant, too, that not enough people really began to know me as an actor; they never know me as a voice and thought I'd do something about it.
21[on his long-running marriage to second wife Julie Warren] And it turned out to be a marriage that lasted 50-some-odd years. Not bad!
22[His father's reaction when John told him he wanted to be an actor] His idea of an actor was John Barrymore. He could never understand why I wanted to act. "You're a good boy, a fine boy", he told me. "But I don't see anything about you that could make an actor. No flamboyance.".
23I like to be what I am, a reasonably simple happy kind of fellow.
24I am an amiable fellow with no mind of my own.


Pictures

All John Forsythe pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite Heard-But-Not-Seen CharacterCharlie's Angels (1976)
2003TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite "Heard but Not Seen" CharacterCharlie's Angels (1976)
1984Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaDynasty (1981)
1984Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMale Star of the Year
1984Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Prime Time Soap OperaDynasty (1981)
1984Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Mature Role in a Prime Time Soap OperaDynasty (1981)
1983Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaDynasty (1981)
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 8 February 1960. At 6549 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite Heard But Not Seen CharacterCharlie's Angels (1976)
2004TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite "Heard but Not Seen" CharacterCharlie's Angels (1976)
1988Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsFavorite Super Couple: Prime TimeDynasty (1981)Linda Evans
1987Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaDynasty (1981)
1986Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaDynasty (1981)
1986People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male TV Performer
1986Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Leading Role on a Prime Time SerialDynasty (1981)
1986Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsFavorite Super Couple on a Prime Time SerialDynasty (1981)Linda Evans
1985Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaDynasty (1981)
1984Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesDynasty (1981)
1984People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male TV Performer
1983Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesDynasty (1981)
1982Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaDynasty (1981)
1982Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesDynasty (1981)
1953Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Actor


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle2003Charles Townsend (voice)
Charlie's Angels2000Charlie (voice)
We Wish You a Merry Christmas1999VideoMr. Ryan (voice)
Kings of the Court1997Video
Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles1996TV SeriesPat Doyle
Adventures from the Book of Virtues1996TV SeriesDaedalus
Dream of Flight (70mm)1994ShortNarrator
The Powers That Be1992-1993TV SeriesSen. William Franklin Powers
Stan and George's New Life1992Father
I Witness Video1992TV SeriesHost (1993-1994)
Dynasty: The Reunion1991TV SeriesBlake Carrington
Spirit of a Champion: The Story of the 1990 Breeders' Cup1991TV MovieNarrator
Opposites Attract1990TV MovieRex Roper
Champions in Kentucky: The Story of the 1988 Breeders' Cup1989TV MovieNarrator
Dynasty1981-1989TV SeriesBlake Carrington
Scrooged1988Lew Hayward
On Fire1987TV MovieJoe Leary Sr.
The Colbys1985-1986TV SeriesBlake Carrington
The Love Boat1983TV SeriesBurt Gardner
Mysterious Two1982TV MovieHe
Sizzle1981TV MovieMike Callahan
Charlie's Angels1976-1981TV SeriesCharles Townsend
A Time for Miracles1980TV MoviePostulator
...and justice for all.1979Judge Henry T. Fleming
The Users1978TV MovieReade Jamieson
With This Ring1978TV MovieGeneral Albert Harris
Goodbye & Amen1978The American Ambassador
Cruise Into Terror1978TV MovieReverend Charles Mather
Never Con a Killer1977TV MovieE.J. Valerian
The Feather and Father Gang1977TV SeriesE.J. Valerian
Emily, Emily1977TV MovieNiles Putnam
Tail Gunner Joe1977TV MoviePaul Cunningham
Amelia Earhart1976TV MovieG.P. Putnam
Medical Story1975TV SeriesAmos Winkler
The Deadly Tower1975TV MovieLt. Elwood Forbes
Terror on the 40th Floor1974TV MovieDaniel 'Dan' Overland
The Healers1974TV MovieDr. Robert Kier
Police Story1974TV SeriesSam McCullough
Cry Panic1974TV MovieDavid Ryder
Lisa, Bright and Dark1973TV MovieWilliam Schilling
The Letters1973TV MoviePaul Anderson (The Andersons episode)
Murder Once Removed1971TV MovieDr. Ron Wellesley
To Rome with Love1969-1971TV SeriesMichael Endicott
The Happy Ending1969Fred Wilson
Topaz1969'Michael Nordstrom' in opening credits / as Michael Nordstrom in closing credits
Marooned1969Olympus / President (uncredited)
Shadow on the Land1968TV MovieGen. Wendell Bruce
In Cold Blood1967Alvin Dewey
A Bell for Adano1967TV MovieMaj. Victor Joppola
The Red Skelton Hour1967TV SeriesMillionaire's Son
Run for Your Life1967TV SeriesSpencer Holt
Insight1963-1966TV SeriesRay
The John Forsythe Show1965-1966TV SeriesMajor John Foster
Madame X1966Clay Anderson
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1965TV SeriesCharlie
Kraft Suspense Theatre1964TV SeriesMaj. William 'Bill' Livingston / Jerry Wilson / John Williams
Kitten with a Whip1964David
See How They Run1964TV MovieMartin Young
Kraft Mystery Theater1963TV Series
The Dick Powell Theatre1963TV SeriesPeter Kent
Alcoa Premiere1963TV SeriesAndy Ballard
Teahouse of the August Moon1962TV MovieCaptain Fisby
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1962TV SeriesMichael Barnes
Bachelor Father1957-1962TV SeriesBentley Gregg
Sunday Showcase1959TV SeriesAl Manheim
Lux Playhouse1959TV SeriesColonel Bill Adams
Dubrowsky1959Wladia
Schlitz Playhouse1951-1958TV SeriesDr. John Carter / Peter Bronson
Climax!1955-1958TV SeriesFrank Colby / Tommy Jordan / Graham Johnson / ...
General Electric Theater1957TV SeriesBentley Gregg
Zane Grey Theater1957TV SeriesCSA Lt. David Marr
Everything But the Truth1956Ernie Miller
Goodyear Playhouse1956TV SeriesLt. John Stahlman
The Ambassador's Daughter1956Sgt. Danny Sullivan
Star Stage1956TV Series
Playwrights '561956TV SeriesJoe Neville
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1955TV SeriesKim Stanger
The Trouble with Harry1955Sam Marlowe
Studio One in Hollywood1949-1955TV SeriesPete Maynard / Capt. Sam MacKenzie / Marv Payne / ...
The Elgin Hour1955TV SeriesGeorge Conway
The United States Steel Hour1954TV SeriesProf. Gilbert Jardine
Escape from Fort Bravo1953Capt. John Marsh
The Glass Web1953Don Newell
It Happens Every Thursday1953Bob MacAvoy
Danger1951-1952TV Series
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1952TV Series
Suspense1951-1952TV SeriesWiltshire / David
Curtain Call1952TV Series
Pulitzer Prize Playhouse1952TV Series
The Captive City1952Jim Austin
Lights Out1951-1952TV SeriesBill Holloway / Waldo Bryan / Al March
Cosmopolitan Theatre1951TV Series
Starlight Theatre1951TV Series
Robert Montgomery Presents1951TV SeriesDr. Frederick Steele
The Ford Theatre Hour1951TV SeriesPeter Flint
Arson, Inc.1949Race Track Aannouncer (voice, uncredited)
NBC Presents1949TV Series
Actor's Studio1948TV Series
Kraft Theatre1948TV Series
Stage Door1948TV MovieKeith Burgess
Destination Tokyo1943Sparks
Northern Pursuit1943Corporal (uncredited)

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bachelor Father1958-1960TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show1960TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Trouble with Harry1955performer: "Flaggin' the Train to Tuscaloosa"

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Monty Roberts: A Real Horse Whisperer1998Video documentary producer
On Fire1987TV Movie executive producer
General Electric Theater1962TV Series producer - 1 episode

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Intimate Portrait1998TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar2006TV MovieHimself / Blake Carrington
E! True Hollywood Story2001-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Trouble with Harry Isn't Over2001Video documentary shortHimself
Biography1997-2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Intimate Portrait1996-2000TV Series documentaryHimself / Narrator
Entertainment Tonight Presents: Charlie's Angels - Uncovered1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hollywood Squares1999TV SeriesHimself
5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Monty Roberts: A Real Horse Whisperer1998Video documentaryOn Camera Host
All-Star Party for Aaron Spelling1998TV SpecialHimself
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
People's Century: 1900-19991995TV Series documentaryNarrator (US version) (voice)
Bob Hope's Birthday Memories1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Universal Studios Florida: Experience the Magic of Movies1994Video documentaryHost
John & Leeza from Hollywood1993TV SeriesHimself
Bob Hope: The First 90 Years1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Celebrations1992TV Movie documentaryNarrator
In a New Light: A Call to Action in the War Against AIDS1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Howard Stern Show1992TV SeriesHimself
The 6th Annual American Comedy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Co- Presenter: Tribute To Aaron Spelling
Live with Kelly and Michael1991TV SeriesHimself
70th Annual Miss America Pageant1990TV SpecialHimself - Judge
Bob Hope Lampoons Show Business1990TV SpecialHimself
6th Annual Soap Opera Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Bob Hope's Birthday Spectacular in Paris1989TV SpecialHimself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1989TV SeriesHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
A Conversation with Dinah1989TV SeriesHimself (1989)
D.C. Follies1988TV SeriesHimself
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series / Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series & Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC1988TV SpecialHimself
America's Tribute to Bob Hope1988TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbara Stanwyck1987TV Special documentaryHimself
The 1987 Annual Salute to Hollywood Benefit1987TV MovieHimself
The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favourite All Around Female Entertainer and Accepting Award for Favourite Television Night Time Dramatic Series
The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a TV-Series Drama
Tears of Joy, Tears of Sorrow1986TV MovieHimself-Host
Josh, the Logan Legend1986DocumentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder1986TV Special documentaryHimself
The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Dramatic Program
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Drama Series
George Burns' 90th Birthday Party: A Very Special Special1986TV SpecialHimself - Host
The 11th Annual People's Choice Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Host and Accepting Award for Favourite Television Dramatic Program
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHimself
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1985TV SpecialHimself
The ABC All-Star Spectacular1985TV MovieHimself - Actor
exclusiv1985TV Series documentaryHimself
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHimself
Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Celebration1985TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The Love Boat1984TV SeriesHimself
Today1984TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 10th Annual People's Choice Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite TV Dramatic Program
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Joan Collins1984TV SpecialHimself
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Host & Winner: Best Actor in a TV-Series Drama
Bob Hope's Merry Christmas Show1983TV MovieHimself
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series & Co-Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special
George Burns Celebrates 80 Years in Show Business1983TV MovieHimself - Host
The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards1983TV SpecialHimself
Dom DeLuise and Friends1983TV SeriesHimself
George Burns and Other Sex Symbols1982TV SpecialJohn Forsythe (uncredited)
The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1982TV SpecialHimself - Host / Nominee
The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards1982TV SpecialHimself - Host and Presenter: Favourite Motion Picture
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHimself
The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards1982TV Special documentaryNominee
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Mike Douglas Show1971-1979TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The Muppets Go Hollywood1979TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration1978TV SpecialHimself
Circus of the Stars1977TV Special documentaryHimself - Ringmaster
Match Game 731975TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Hollywood Squares1968-1974TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Beat the Clock1973TV SeriesHimself
Stand Up and Cheer1971-1972TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1965-1971TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The World of Survival1971TV Series documentaryNarrator (1971-77) (voice)
The Tim Conway Comedy Hour1970TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Movie Game1970TV SeriesHimself
You're Putting Me On1969TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The American Sportsman1969TV SeriesHimself
Silent Treatment1968DocumentaryHimself
The Match Game1966-1968TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
The Dick Cavett Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The 21st Annual Tony Awards1967TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Featured Actress in a Play
ABC Stage 671967TV SeriesHimself
Password All-Stars1966TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
The Bell Telephone Hour1966TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Celebrity Game1965TV SeriesHimself
Stump the Stars1963TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHimself
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show1960TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Singer
About Faces1960TV SeriesHimself
The Lux Show1958TV SeriesHimself
The Jack Benny Program1957TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1953-1955TV SeriesHimself
The Name's the Same1955TV SeriesHimself
American Harvest (Revised Edition)1955Documentary shortNarrator (voice, uncredited)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bob Hope's Unrehearsed Antics of the Stars1984DocumentaryHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1972TV SeriesSenator William Franklin Powers from TV Series POWERS THAT BE
Frontier Justice1958TV SeriesLt. David Marr
Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture2015TV Mini-Series documentaryBlake Carrington
Beatles Stories2011DocumentaryHimself
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
Strictly Courtroom2008TV Movie documentaryJudge Henry T. Fleming (uncredited)
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesBlake Carrington
James Dean: Forever Young2005DocumentaryHimself
When Shoulderpads Ruled the World2002TV SpecialBlake Carrington
Welcome to Angel World2000Video documentary shortCharlie (uncredited)
Derrick contre Superman1992TV ShortBlake Carrington (as John Forsyte)
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