John Diehl Biography

Birthday: 1950-05-01
Place of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Wiki Biography: Talented and dependable performer whose career has spanned over 30 years. Particularly called upon to play various delinquents, wackos and psychos in his earlier years, he has matured into a fine screen character actor. His career began in the early 80s with a number of bit parts in movies such as Escape from New York (1981) with Kurt Russell and Stripes (1981) with Bill Murray amongst others before landing a co-starring role in the pilot for "Miami Vice" (1984) playing Hawiian shirt clad Detective Larry Zito. He continued his role in "Miami Vice" (1984) for three series before quitting to pursue other roles. He continued his film career and has since appeared in over 80 movies and has made over 40 guest appearances on TV. Notable film credits include The Client (1994), A Time to Kill (1996), Stargate (1994), Nixon (1995) and more recently Pearl Harbor (2001) and a small role as dinosaur chow in Jurassic Park III (2001). He resides in Ojai, California with his wife, singer Julie Christensen and son Jackson, b. 1993.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Most Wanted 1976 - 1977
Three Wishes 1995 Drama
Point Pleasant David Burke 2005 - 2005 Crime
Jesse Stone: Death In Paradise Jerry Snyder 2006 Crime
Forever Neil 2014 - 2015
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Joysticks 0000
Stripes 1981 0, 0
The Hanoi Hilton 1987 Drama
Walker Stebbins 1987 Adventure, Drama, History
Madhouse Fred 1990 Comedy
The Dark Side of the Moon Philip Jennings 1990 Action, Horror
Motorama 1991 0, 0
Kickboxer 2: The Road Back Jack 1991 Action, Sport, Thriller
A Climate for Killing Wayne Paris 1991 Drama
Whore Derelict 1991 Drama
Mo' Money Keith Heading 1992 0, Game Show, Comedy, Biography
Trumpet #7 Bud 1992 Drama
Mikey Neil Trenton 1992 Horror, Thriller
The New Age Lyle 1994 0
The Paint Job Father 1994 Comedy, Thriller
The Outpost Alex 1995 Horror
Three Wishes 1995 Drama, Fantasy
The Grave J.C. Cole 1996 Comedy, Horror
The Destiny of Marty Fine Deke 1996 Drama
Foxfire 1996 0
Most Wanted 1997 0
Female Perversions Jake Rock 1997 Drama
Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day 1997 Drama
The End of Violence 1997 Drama, Thriller
The Hi-Lo Country 1998 Fantasy, Biography, 0
Casualties Polito 1998 Drama, Thriller
Monument Ave. Digger 1998 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Anywhere But Here Jimmy 1999
Lost Souls 2000 Drama, Horror, Thriller
Jurassic Park III Cooper 2001 Sport, 0, Game Show
The Zeros Burl 2001 Comedy, Drama
I Pass for Human Ex-husband 2004 Horror
Land of Plenty 2004 Drama
Down in the Valley 2005 Drama, Romance, Thriller
Hidden Places 2006 Romance
Just Another Story Al 2006 Comedy, Drama, Musical
The House Is Burning Mr. Garson 2006 Drama
The Far Side of Jericho Cash Thornton 2006
Natural Disasters John 2008 Drama
The Lucky Ones 2008 Comedy, Drama
Follow the Prophet Ted 2009 Drama, Thriller
Gary's Walk Gary 2009 Drama
Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas Sheriff Larabie 2009 Crime, Horror, Thriller
Natural Selection Abe 2012 Comedy, Drama
Swerve Samm 2012
The Obama Effect Steve Warren 2012 Comedy, Drama
Gabe the Cupid Dog Roger 2012 Family
Forever Neil 2013 Drama
Apartment 1303 3D Detective 2013 Horror
Singularity Principle Jack Brenner 2013
Purgatory 2014 Reality Tv
A Long Way Off Mr. Abraham 2014 Biography, 0
A Strong Collected Spirit Marty Stock 2014 Biography
Almost Dead Eddie Herbek 2016
The North Star Master Anderson 2016 Drama