David Janssen

    March 27, 1931 February 13, 1980 • 48 y.o. (93)

    Full Name David Harold Meyer
    Place of Birth Naponee, Nebraska, USA
    Place of Death Malibu, California, USA
    Citizenship United States
    Career 1945 — 1980
    Genres Drama, Crime, Adventure
    Height 1.83 m 6′ 0″
    Zodiac sign aries
    Nickname Dave, Davey

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    Title Ratings: 5.64
    My Ratings:
    • Drama 30%
    • Thriller 12%
    • War 9%
    • Adventure 9%
    • Romance 9%
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                                  Actor — 101

                                  1

                                  Short, Documentary
                                  United States

                                    1981
                                    2
                                    1981 — David Feld

                                    Drama, History, War, 2 hr 20 min
                                    United States, South Korea • Terence Young

                                      1980
                                      3
                                      1980 — Father Damien de Veuster, rehearsed only, uncredited

                                      Biography, Drama, 1 hr 35 min
                                      United States • Steve Gethers

                                        4
                                        1980 — Vince Perrino

                                        Drama, 2 hr 30 min
                                        United States • Jud Taylor...

                                          5
                                          1980 — Glencoe MacDonald

                                          Adventure, Drama, Family, 1 hr 44 min
                                          United States • Eugene S. Jones

                                            1979
                                            6
                                            1979 — host

                                            Documentary, Biography, History, 1 hour
                                            United States

                                              7
                                              1979 — Det. Sgt. Paul Silver

                                              Crime, Mystery, Thriller, 1 hr 44 min
                                              United States • Walter Grauman

                                                8
                                                1979 — John Jacob Astor

                                                Drama, History, 3 hours
                                                United Kingdom, United States • William Hale

                                                  1978
                                                  9
                                                  1978 — Steve Randall

                                                  Drama, 1 hr 25 min
                                                  United States • Richard Lang

                                                    10
                                                    1978 — narrator

                                                    Action, Adventure, Drama, 1 hr 45 min
                                                    United States • Virgil W. Vogel...

                                                      11
                                                      Sono stato un agente C.I.A., 1978 — Lester Horton

                                                      Thriller, 1 hr 40 min
                                                      Italy, Greece • Romolo Guerrieri

                                                        12
                                                        1978 — Harry Adams

                                                        Drama, 1 hr 40 min
                                                        United States • Richard Lang

                                                          13
                                                          1978 — Mike Shelley

                                                          Crime, Drama, Sport, 1 hr 40 min
                                                          United States • Jerry Jameson

                                                            1977
                                                            14
                                                            1977 — Charles Conway

                                                            Action, Crime, Thriller, 1 hr 41 min
                                                            South Africa • Ashley Lazarus...

                                                              15
                                                              1977 — Michael Delaney

                                                              Drama, 1 hr 38 min
                                                              United States • John Newland

                                                                16
                                                                1977 — Tony Stevens

                                                                Action, Adventure, War, 1 hr 30 min
                                                                United States, Israel • John O'Connor

                                                                  1976
                                                                  17
                                                                  1976 — Steve

                                                                  Action, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 55 min
                                                                  United States • Larry Peerce

                                                                    18
                                                                    1976 — Captain Pete Douglass

                                                                    Action, Adventure, Crime, 1 hr 40 min
                                                                    United States • Robert Butler

                                                                      19
                                                                      1976 — Dr. James Hazard

                                                                      Drama, 1 hr 30 min
                                                                      United States • William Hale

                                                                        20
                                                                        1976 — David Christopher

                                                                        Action, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 29 min
                                                                        United States, West Germany • Jack Arnold

                                                                          21
                                                                          1976 — David Janssen

                                                                          Comedy, Mystery, 1 hr 30 min
                                                                          United States • Dick McDonough

                                                                            1975
                                                                            22
                                                                            1975 — Tom Colt

                                                                            Drama, Romance, 2 hr 1 min
                                                                            United States • Guy Green

                                                                              1974
                                                                              23
                                                                              1974 — Eddie Loman

                                                                              Short, Family, 11 min
                                                                              United States

                                                                                24
                                                                                1974 — Russ Bogan

                                                                                Thriller, Adventure, 1 hr 40 min
                                                                                United States • Russ Mayberry

                                                                                  25
                                                                                  1974 — Harry Orwell

                                                                                  Crime, Drama, 1 hr 40 min
                                                                                  United States • Jerry Thorpe

                                                                                    26
                                                                                    1974 — 1976 — Harry Orwell

                                                                                    Action, Crime, Drama, 1 hour
                                                                                    United States • Richard Lang...

                                                                                      1973
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                                                                                      1973 — Robert Douglas

                                                                                      Western, 1 hr 10 min
                                                                                      United States • Buzz Kulik

                                                                                        28
                                                                                        1973 — Jake Wilkenson

                                                                                        Drama, Thriller, 1 hr 14 min
                                                                                        United States • Leonard J. Horn

                                                                                          29
                                                                                          1973 — 1980 — Sgt. Joe Wilson

                                                                                          Action, Crime, Drama, 43 min
                                                                                          United States • Virgil W. Vogel...

                                                                                            30
                                                                                            1973 — Harry Walker

                                                                                            Action, Crime, Thriller, 1 hr 21 min
                                                                                            United States • William A. Graham

                                                                                              1972
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                                                                                              1972 — Sheriff Aaron Whitaker

                                                                                              Horror, Thriller, 1 hr 15 min
                                                                                              United States • Daniel Petrie

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                                                                                                1972 — Alan Chambers

                                                                                                Drama, 1 hr 14 min
                                                                                                United States • Jack Smight

                                                                                                  1971
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                                                                                                  1971 — 1976 — Ian Kirk

                                                                                                  Action, Crime, Drama, 1 hour
                                                                                                  United States • George McCowan...

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                                                                                                    1971 — 1972 — Jim O'Hara

                                                                                                    Drama, 1 hour
                                                                                                    United States • Alan Crosland Jr....

                                                                                                      1970
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                                                                                                      1970 — Adrian Vico

                                                                                                      Crime, Drama, Thriller, 1 hr 35 min
                                                                                                      United States • Jack Starrett

                                                                                                        36
                                                                                                        1970 — Diego Callahan

                                                                                                        Drama, Western, 1 hr 39 min
                                                                                                        Mexico, United States • Bernard L. Kowalski

                                                                                                          37
                                                                                                          1970 — Various

                                                                                                          Comedy, Music, 45 min
                                                                                                          United States • Bill Hobin...

                                                                                                            1969
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                                                                                                            1969 — Jim Bolton

                                                                                                            Comedy, 1 hr 49 min
                                                                                                            United States • George Schaefer

                                                                                                              39
                                                                                                              1969 — Ted Dougherty

                                                                                                              Sci-Fi, Adventure, Drama, 2 hr 14 min
                                                                                                              United States • John Sturges

                                                                                                                40
                                                                                                                1969 — A.C.

                                                                                                                Drama, 1 hr 46 min
                                                                                                                United States • Garson Kanin

                                                                                                                  1968
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                                                                                                                  1968 — George Faber

                                                                                                                  Drama, 2 hr 42 min
                                                                                                                  United States • Michael Anderson

                                                                                                                    42
                                                                                                                    1968 — George Beckworth

                                                                                                                    Drama, War, 2 hr 22 min
                                                                                                                    United States • John Wayne...

                                                                                                                      1967
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                                                                                                                      1967 — 1973 — Guest Performer, uncredited

                                                                                                                      Comedy, Music, 1 hour
                                                                                                                      United States • Gordon Wiles...

                                                                                                                        1966
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                                                                                                                        1966 — Sgt. Tom Valens

                                                                                                                        Crime, Mystery, Thriller, 1 hr 40 min
                                                                                                                        United States • Buzz Kulik

                                                                                                                          1963
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                                                                                                                          1963 — Dr. Richard Kimble / James Lincoln

                                                                                                                          Drama, 1 hour
                                                                                                                          United States • Walter Grauman

                                                                                                                            46
                                                                                                                            1963 — 1967 — Dr. Richard Kimble

                                                                                                                            Adventure, Crime, Drama, 51 min
                                                                                                                            United States • Jerry Hopper...

                                                                                                                              47
                                                                                                                              1963 — Marty Bliss

                                                                                                                              Comedy, 1 hr 41 min
                                                                                                                              United States • Gower Champion

                                                                                                                                1962
                                                                                                                                48
                                                                                                                                1962 — 1964 — Hal Kincaid

                                                                                                                                Drama, 1 hour
                                                                                                                                United States • Jack Arnold...

                                                                                                                                  49
                                                                                                                                  1962 — Danny Castle

                                                                                                                                  Thriller, Drama, 1 hr 2 min
                                                                                                                                  United States • Elliot Silverstein

                                                                                                                                    1961
                                                                                                                                    50
                                                                                                                                    1961 — 1962 — Robbie Wilson

                                                                                                                                    Drama, 1 hour
                                                                                                                                    United States • William Conrad...

                                                                                                                                      51
                                                                                                                                      1961 — 1963 — Kenneth 'Ken' Morgan

                                                                                                                                      Comedy, Drama, 1 hour
                                                                                                                                      United States • Marc Daniels...

                                                                                                                                        52
                                                                                                                                        1961 — Vince Biskay

                                                                                                                                        Crime, Drama, Thriller, 1 hr 33 min
                                                                                                                                        United States • Edmond O'Brien

                                                                                                                                          53
                                                                                                                                          1961 — 1962 — Dan Mullin

                                                                                                                                          Crime, Drama, 1 hour
                                                                                                                                          United States • John Peyser...

                                                                                                                                            54
                                                                                                                                            1961 — 1962 — Johnny Sadowsky

                                                                                                                                            Adventure, 43 min
                                                                                                                                            United States • Felix E. Feist...

                                                                                                                                              55
                                                                                                                                              1961 — Tom Alder

                                                                                                                                              Crime, Mystery, Thriller, 1 hr 42 min
                                                                                                                                              United States • Joseph M. Newman

                                                                                                                                                56
                                                                                                                                                1961 — Sergeant Steve Walsh

                                                                                                                                                Adventure, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 31 min
                                                                                                                                                United States • Andrew L. Stone

                                                                                                                                                  57
                                                                                                                                                  1961 — Arnold Rothstein

                                                                                                                                                  Biography, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 46 min
                                                                                                                                                  United States • Joseph M. Newman

                                                                                                                                                    58
                                                                                                                                                    1961 — Dealey

                                                                                                                                                    Comedy, Drama, Family, 1 hr 39 min
                                                                                                                                                    United States • Albert Zugsmith...

                                                                                                                                                      1960
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                                                                                                                                                      1960 — 1964 — Karno Starling

                                                                                                                                                      Adventure, Crime, Drama, 43 min
                                                                                                                                                      United States • David Lowell Rich...

                                                                                                                                                        60
                                                                                                                                                        1960 — 1962 — Len Kobalsky

                                                                                                                                                        Crime, Drama, Mystery, 43 min
                                                                                                                                                        United States • Don Weis...

                                                                                                                                                          61
                                                                                                                                                          1960 — 1962 — Man

                                                                                                                                                          Horror, Crime, Drama, 50 min
                                                                                                                                                          United States • Herschel Daugherty...

                                                                                                                                                            62
                                                                                                                                                            1960 — Sgt. Bill Hazen

                                                                                                                                                            Biography, Drama, War, 2 hr 11 min
                                                                                                                                                            United States • Phil Karlson

                                                                                                                                                              1959
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                                                                                                                                                              1959 — 1962 — Scotty Bell

                                                                                                                                                              Adventure, 1 hour
                                                                                                                                                              United States • Felix E. Feist...

                                                                                                                                                                1958
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                                                                                                                                                                1958 — 1960 — Ross Ingraham

                                                                                                                                                                Drama, 1 hour
                                                                                                                                                                United States • Jerry Thorpe...

                                                                                                                                                                  65
                                                                                                                                                                  1958 — 1963 — Blair Cameron

                                                                                                                                                                  Crime, Drama, Thriller, 30 min
                                                                                                                                                                  United States • Stuart Rosenberg...

                                                                                                                                                                    66
                                                                                                                                                                    1958 — Duke Sinclair

                                                                                                                                                                    Drama, Romance, War, 1 hr 33 min
                                                                                                                                                                    United States • William A. Wellman

                                                                                                                                                                      1957
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                                                                                                                                                                      1957 — 1960 — Jim McCandless

                                                                                                                                                                      Drama, 30 min
                                                                                                                                                                      United States • Robert Florey...

                                                                                                                                                                        68
                                                                                                                                                                        1957 — 1960 — Richard Diamond

                                                                                                                                                                        Action, Crime, Drama, 30 min
                                                                                                                                                                        United States • Thomas Carr...

                                                                                                                                                                          1956
                                                                                                                                                                          69
                                                                                                                                                                          1956 — Capt. Genaro

                                                                                                                                                                          Comedy, Drama, 1 hr 43 min
                                                                                                                                                                          United States • David Butler

                                                                                                                                                                            70
                                                                                                                                                                            1956 — 1961 — Danny Ensign

                                                                                                                                                                            Western, 25 min
                                                                                                                                                                            United States • John English...

                                                                                                                                                                              71
                                                                                                                                                                              1956 — Master of Ceremonies

                                                                                                                                                                              Short, Music, 16 min
                                                                                                                                                                              United States • Will Cowan

                                                                                                                                                                                72
                                                                                                                                                                                1956 — 1959 — Arnie Hix

                                                                                                                                                                                Crime, Western, 30 min
                                                                                                                                                                                United States • Harve Foster...

                                                                                                                                                                                  73
                                                                                                                                                                                  1956 — Talker, uncredited

                                                                                                                                                                                  Drama, War, 1 hr 54 min
                                                                                                                                                                                  United States • Joseph Pevney

                                                                                                                                                                                    74
                                                                                                                                                                                    1956 — Police Lieutenant Hopkins

                                                                                                                                                                                    Comedy, Family, Fantasy, 1 hr 20 min
                                                                                                                                                                                    United States • Charles Lamont

                                                                                                                                                                                      75
                                                                                                                                                                                      1956 — Verne Ward

                                                                                                                                                                                      Western, 1 hr 20 min
                                                                                                                                                                                      United States • Charles F. Haas

                                                                                                                                                                                        76
                                                                                                                                                                                        1956 — Larry Tripps

                                                                                                                                                                                        Comedy, 1 hr 28 min
                                                                                                                                                                                        United States • Jerry Hopper

                                                                                                                                                                                          77
                                                                                                                                                                                          1956 — 1957 — Sid Lukes

                                                                                                                                                                                          Drama, 1 hour
                                                                                                                                                                                          United States • Walter Doniger...

                                                                                                                                                                                            78
                                                                                                                                                                                            1956 — Dave Heller

                                                                                                                                                                                            Drama, Romance, 1 hr 36 min
                                                                                                                                                                                            United States • Jerry Hopper...

                                                                                                                                                                                              1955
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                                                                                                                                                                                              1955 — Jack Lindsay

                                                                                                                                                                                              Film Noir, Drama, Sport, 1 hr 26 min
                                                                                                                                                                                              United States • Jerry Hopper

                                                                                                                                                                                                80
                                                                                                                                                                                                1955 — 1958 — Paul Merrick

                                                                                                                                                                                                Horror, Drama, Mystery, 1 hour
                                                                                                                                                                                                United States • Lamont Johnson...

                                                                                                                                                                                                  81
                                                                                                                                                                                                  1955 — Freddie Norton, uncredited

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Drama, Romance, 1 hr 29 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                  United States • Douglas Sirk

                                                                                                                                                                                                    82
                                                                                                                                                                                                    1955 — Lt. Lee

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Action, Biography, Drama, 1 hr 46 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                    United States • Jesse Hibbs

                                                                                                                                                                                                      83
                                                                                                                                                                                                      1955 — Lieutenant Anders

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Comedy, Fantasy, 1 hr 20 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                      United States • Arthur Lubin

                                                                                                                                                                                                        84
                                                                                                                                                                                                        1955 — Young Lieutenant

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Comedy, Family, Romance, 1 hr 45 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                        United States • Jerry Hopper

                                                                                                                                                                                                          85
                                                                                                                                                                                                          1955 — Lt. Colin Cartwright

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Biography, Drama, Western, 1 hr 26 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                          United States • George Sherman

                                                                                                                                                                                                            86
                                                                                                                                                                                                            1955 — Rico Nardi

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Horror, Fantasy, 1 hr 22 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                            United States • Francis D. Lyon

                                                                                                                                                                                                              87
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1955 — 1960 — David Barrett

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Drama, 30 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                              United States • Alfred E. Green...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1954
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                1954 — Quiz Show Host

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Short, Musical, 16 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                United States • Will Cowan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1953
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1953 — 1972 — Grat Dalton

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Drama, History, 30 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  United States • Sidney Lumet...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    90
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1953 — 1961 — Pat Howard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Drama, 30 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    United States • Herschel Daugherty...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1952
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1952 — Soldier, uncredited

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Comedy, Romance, 1 hr 27 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      United States • George Sherman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        92
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1952 — Beckett

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Adventure, History, Romance, 1 hr 26 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        United States • Frederick De Cordova

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          93
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1952 — Jack, uncredited

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Comedy, 1 hr 20 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          United States • Frederick De Cordova

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            94
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1952 — Cpl. Thomas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comedy, Family, Fantasy, 1 hr 21 min (in credits: Dave Janssen)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            United States • Arthur Lubin

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1952 — Lottie's Dance Partner, uncredited

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Western, 1 hr 18 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              United States • Hugo Fregonese

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                96
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1952 — 1970 — Dr. Bill Breckenridge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Western, 25 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                United States • Stuart E. McGowan...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1951
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1951 — 1953 — Armored Car Driver, uncredited

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Crime, Drama, 30 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  United States • Eddie Davis...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1950
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1950 — 1959 — Joe Davis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Comedy, Drama, 30 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    United States • Richard Goode...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1946
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1946 — Emile's Eldest Son, uncredited

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Action, Adventure, Drama, 1 hr 9 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      United States • William H. Pine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1945
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1945

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Short
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        United States

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1945 — Davey, boy referee, uncredited

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Musical, Comedy, Drama, 1 hr 30 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          United States • William A. Seiter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sound director — 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1956
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1956 — looping, uncredited

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comedy, 1 hr 21 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            United States • Charles Lamont

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