John Harkins (actor)
John Raymond Harkins|
September 7, 1932
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
March 5, 1999 66) (aged|
Portola Valley, California, U.S.
|Years active||1955 – 1996|
|Spouse(s)||Lydia Ann Grenier (1964-1999; his death)|
John Raymond Harkins (September 7, 1932 – March 5, 1999) was an American stage, film, and television actor.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Harkins began acting professionally in the mid-1950s on the Broadway stage after studying at the University of Iowa. A life member of The Actors Studio, Harkins appeared in productions of The Terrible Swift Sword, Good as Gold, and Mother Courage and Her Children, prior to making his television debut in a 1965 episode of The Trials of O'Brien. The next year, Harkins made his film debut in The Three Sisters, opposite Shelley Winters and Geraldine Page. From 1967 to 1970, he appeared in various roles on Dark Shadows, and appeared in guest roles on Harry O, and had roles in several television movies. In 1975, Harkins had a recurring role on the CBS sitcom Doc. He also appeared in "Chuckles Bites the Dust", a notable episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, as the reverend.
During the 1980s, Harkins continued with roles in television and films appearing in Absence of Malice, starring Paul Newman, the 1983 horror film Amityville 3-D, and the 1984 television movie Concealed Enemies. From 1985 to 1987, he portrayed Bruce Mansfield, a recurring character on Cagney & Lacey (he later reprised the role in the 1994 television reunion movie Cagney & Lacey: The Return). In 1988, Harkins co-starred in the television adaptation of Inherit the Wind starring Jason Robards and Kirk Douglas, followed by a role in Slaves of New York. One of Harkins' last onscreen appearances was in the 1996 HBO film Crime of the Century. He is not included on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
Harkins died on March 5, 1999 in Portola Valley, California.
|1967||The Tiger Makes Out||Leo|
|1979||Being There||Courtney||Alternative title: Chance|
|1981||Absence of Malice||Davidek|
|1982||Six Weeks||Arnold Stillman|
|1984||Birdy||Major Weiss M.D.|
|1992||Adventures in Spying||Paperboy||Alternative title: Operation Lookout|
|1972||Particular Men||Eggard||Television movie|
|1975||The Mary Tyler Moore Show||Priest||Episode: "Chuckles Bites the Dust"|
|1976||Griffin and Phoenix: A Love Story||Dr. Glenn||Television movie|
|1977||Family||Bertrand Hammond||2 episodes|
|1978||All in the Family||Gordon Faraday||1 episode|
|1979||The Cracker Factory||Father Dunhill||Television movie|
|1980||Tenspeed and Brown Shoe||Beuler||1 episode|
|Alice||Mr. Egan||1 episode|
|1981||Taxi||John Bowman||1 episode|
|1982||One Shoe Makes It Murder||Smiley Copell||Television movie|
|1983||The Winds of War||US Consul August Van Winaker II||Miniseries|
|1984||City Killer||Wally Rickvine||Television movie|
|1985||Moonlighting||Omar Gauss||1 episode|
|1986||Dream West||Secretary of State George Bancroft||Miniseries|
|1987||Sable||Thomas R. Waterston||1 episode|
|1988||The Golden Girls||Ham Lushbough||1 episode|
|1989||Hunter||Dr. Pence||1 episode|
|1990||Murder, She Wrote||Owen Brownwell||1 episode|
|L.A. Law||Martin Lowens||1 episode|
|1992||Matlock||Richard "Dick" Lerner||2 episodes|
|1993||The Boys||Harlan||6 episodes|
|1994||Picket Fences||Chief Justice Renquist||1 episode|
|1995||Pig Sty||Bolek||1 episode|
- Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 278. ISBN 0-02-542650-8.
- John Harkins at the Wisconsin Historical Society's Actors Studio Audio collection, 1956-1969
- John Harkins at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
- John Harkins at the Internet Broadway Database
- John Harkins at the Internet Movie Database