David Janssen

David JanssenDavid Janssen (March 27, 1931 – February 13, 1980) was an American film and television actor who is best known for his starring role as Dr. Richard Kimble in the television series The Fugitive (1963–1967).
Janssen appeared in many television series before he landed programs of his own. In 1956, he and Peter Breck appeared in John Bromfield’s syndicated series Sheriff of Cochise in the episode “The Turkey Farmers”. Later, he guest starred on NBC’s medical drama The Eleventh Hour in the role of Hal Kincaid in the 1962 episode “Make Me a Place”, with series co-stars Wendell Corey and Jack Ging. He joined Milner in a 1962 episode of Route 66 as the character Kamo in the episode “One Tiger to a Hill.”
He starred in four television series of his own — Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957-60), the hit Quinn Martin production The Fugitive (1963-67), O’Hara, U.S. Treasury (1971–72), and Harry O (1974–76). At the time, the final episode of The Fugitive held the record for the greatest number of American homes with television sets to watch a series finale, at 72% in August 1967.
Janssen’s films include To Hell and Back, the autobiography of Audie David Janssen nudeMurphy, who is considered the most decorated soldier in the military history of the United States; John Wayne’s war film The Green Berets (1968), and opposite Gregory Peck in the space story Marooned about three stranded astronauts. One of his later film roles was as a much younger woman’s lover in Once Is Not Enough, based on the best-seller by Jackie Susann.
He was not known for comedy but did have a starring role in one called Generation that also featured Pete Duel, Kim Darby, and Carl Reiner. He gave a powerful performance as an alcoholic in the 1977 TV movie A Sensitive, Passionate Man that co-starred Angie Dickinson.
At the time of his death, Janssen had just begun filming a television movie playing the part of Father Damien, the priest who dedicated himself to the leper colony on the island of Molokai. The part was eventually reassigned to actor Ken Howard.
He was married twice, first to Ellie Graham on August 23, 1959 in Las Vegas, Nevada; they divorced on August 25, 1970. He dated actress Rosemary Forsyth for a few years. From October 4, 1975 to his death, he was married to sometime actress and model Dani Crayne Greco, born Darlyne Danielle Swanson on December 25, 1934 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dani was previously married to singer Buddy Greco; they divorced in April 1974.
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