John Davidson Biography (1941-)

Born December 13, 1941, in Pittsburgh, PA; son of a minister; married, wife'sname, Rhonda; children: John, Jr., Jennifer, Ashleigh Marie.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
December 13, 1941
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits; Television Appearances; Series
  • Regular, The Entertainers, CBS, 1964-65.
  • Host, The Kraft Summer Music Hall, NBC, 1966.
  • Host, The John Davidson Show, NBC, 1969.
  • John Burton, The Girl with Something Extra, NBC, 1973-74.
  • Host, The John Davidson Show, ABC, 1976.
  • Host, The John Davidson Show, syndicated, 1980-82.
  • Cohost, That's Incredible!, ABC, 1980-84.
  • Host, Time Machine, NBC, 1985.
  • Host, The New Hollywood Squares, syndicated, 1986-88.
  • Host, Incredible Sunday, ABC, 1988.
  • Host, Holiday Gourmet, syndicated, 1990.
  • Host, The $100,000 Pyramid, syndicated, 1991.
  • Also appeared in Super Dave, 1987.
  • Credits; Television Appearances; Specials
  • Perry Como's Summer Show, NBC, 1966.
  • The Bob Hope Show, NBC, 1968.
  • John Kent, Roberta, NBC, 1969.
  • The Bob Hope Show, NBC, 1969.
  • Sandy in Disneyland, CBS, 1974.
  • The Sandy Duncan Show, CBS, 1974.
  • Star, The Stars and Stripes Show, NBC, 1975.
  • Host, The John Davidson Christmas Show, NBC, 1976.
  • Host, The John Davidson Christmas Show, ABC, 1977.
  • The Carpenters ... Space Encounters, ABC, 1978.
  • The Carpenters--Music, Music, Music, ABC, 1980.
  • ABC team captain, Battle of the Network Stars IX, ABC, 1980.
  • Cohost and the role of Ed, One Hundred Years of Golden Hits, NBC, 1981.
  • Member of ABC team, Battle of the Network Stars XII, ABC, 1982.
  • Host, From Hawaii with Love, syndicated, 1986.
  • A Crystal Christmas in Sweden, syndicated, 1987.
  • Game Show Biz, syndicated, 1987.
  • That's Incredible! Reunion, ABC, 1988.
  • Friday Night Surprise (also known as Surprise), NBC, 1988.
  • Life's Most Embarrassing Moments, syndicated, 1988.
  • Host, The Search for Haunted Hollywood, syndicated, 1989.
  • Host, The Mother/Daughter International Pageant, syndicated, 1989.
  • Host, The Mother/Daughter U.S.A. Pageant, syndicated, 1989.
  • Host, The Mother/Daughter U.S.A. Pageant, syndicated, 1990.
  • The Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade, ABC, 1993.
  • Appeared as the ABC team captain, Battle of the Network Stars XIX, 1988;host of The Golden Globe Awards, Miss Hollywood Beauty Pageant, Miss World Competition, Miss Junior America, and Miss Hawaiian Tropics.
  • Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
  • Matt, "The Fantasticks," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1964.
  • "A Touch of Charity," Daniel Boone, NBC, 1969.
  • "Perilous Voyage," Daniel Boone, NBC, 1970.
  • "Love and the Young Executive," Love, American Style, ABC, 1970.
  • Guest host, The Ice Palace, CBS, 1971.
  • Guest host, The Golddiggers, syndicated, 1971.
  • "Libel Is a Dirty Word," Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law, ABC, 1972.
  • "Judas Goat," The F.B.I., ABC, 1972.
  • "Love and the Scroungers," Love, American Style, ABC, 1972.
  • "Lucy and the Professor," Here's Lucy, CBS, 1973.
  • Love, American Style, ABC, 1973.
  • "Mask of Death," The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1974.
  • "Deceptions," Hotel, ABC, 1983.
  • "The Imposter," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1984.
  • "Vantage Point," Hotel, ABC, 1984.
  • "Girl of the Midnight Sun," Love Boat, ABC, 1985.
  • "Murder on the Rocks," Scene of the Crime, NBC, 1985.
  • Spenser: For Hire, ABC, 1986.
  • Frequent guest host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC; alsoappeared in an episode of The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters, syndicated.
  • Credits; Television Appearances; Movies
  • Dennis Burnham, Coffee, Tea, or Me?, CBS, 1973.
  • A Time for Love, NBC, 1973.
  • Terry Killian, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders II, ABC, 1980.
  • Credits; Television Appearances; Pilots
  • The NBC Follies, NBC, 1973.
  • Max Castle, Shell Game, CBS, 1975.
  • Roger Quentin, Roger and Harry: The Mitera Target (also known as Love forRansom), ABC, 1977.
  • King of the Road, CBS, 1978.
  • George Erskine, Goodbye Charlie, ABC, 1985.
  • Credits; Film Appearances
  • Angie Dule, The Happiest Millionaire, Buena Vista, 1967.
  • Joe Carder, The One and Only Genuine Original Family Band, Buena Vista, 1968.
  • Robert Palmer, Concorde--Airport '79 (also known as Airport '79, Airport'80, and The Concorde), Universal, 1979.
  • Honest Tom T. Murray, The Squeeze, TriStar, 1987.
  • Appeared as a television host in Edward Scissorhands, 1990.
  • Credits; Stage Appearances
  • Ben, Foxy, Ziegfeld Theatre, New York City, 1961.
  • Curly, Oklahoma!, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1965.
  • Credits; Major Tours
  • Harold Hill, The Music Man, U.S. cities, 1988.
  • Also toured in Camelot, L'il Abner, Paint Your Wagon, The Fantasticks, Oklahoma!, and I Do, I Do, all U.S. cities.
  • Credits; Albums
  • John Davidson, Columbia Records, 1967.
  • Kind of Hush, Columbia Records, 1967.
  • My Cherie Amour, Columbia Records, 1969.
  • Other albums include Time of My Life, 1966; Everything Is Beautiful, 1973; Well, Here I Am, 1973; Closeup, Accord; and Everytime I Sing.
  • Writings
  • (With Cort Casady) The Art of the Singing Entertainer:A Contemporary Study of the Art and Business of Being a Professional, Alfred Publishing (ShermanOaks, CA), 1982.

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