An American actor, John Beasley is remembered for his appearance as Coach Warren in the movie, Rudy. John appeared as Cook in the movie, Untamed Heart in 1993. He played in movies like The General’s Daughter, The Sum of All Fears, Walking Tall, The Purge: Anarchy, and Sinister 2. Apart from his acting career, he was also popular as the founder of John Beasley Theater & Workshop.
Early Life of John Beasley
On June 26, 1943, John Beasley was born in, Omaha, Nebraska, United States. If he was alive, Beasley would be 79 years old. Beasley used to cut his birthday cake on the 26th of December and his birth sign was Sagittarius. He was born as the son of John Wilfred Beasley (father) and Grace Virginia Triplett Beasley (mother). His father was an electrical contractor.
He grew up with his brother, Gary Weasley. John had American citizenship and he used to belong to the white ethnicity. Beasley used to follow the Christianity religion.
John studied at Omaha Technical High School. In 1968, he graduated from the University of Omaha. Beasley earned the Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from his graduate college on 12 August 2005.
John Beasley’s Wife: Blessed With Two Sons
He was married to Judy Beasley. Judy has played an instrumental role in theatre. Judy and John walked down the aisle in 1965. They were blessed with two sons, Michael Beasley, and Tyrone Beasley. Michael has a graphic design business and Tyrone is an artist.
He was the grandfather of Evan Beasley, Miles Beasley, Olivia Beasley, Mika Beasley, Darius Beasley, and Malik Beasley. His grandson, Malik is playing basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Chris Pratt Sent a Video Praising Malik to John Beasley
Chris Pratt and John have shared the big screen together in, Everwood. In the movie, Chris played the role of John’s grandson, and when Chris saw John’s grandson playing basketball in the recent Lakers vs Warriors game. So, Chris recorded the video of him hugging and shaking hands with Malik followed by sending regards to Judy Beasley and sent it to John. In the video, he said:
“Yo Beasley, I am looking at your grandson Malik right now, courtside. I remember when you told me on Everwood when he was like four years old – My grandson’s gonna play in the NBA well look at this, there he is.”
John Beasley’s Net Worth
Beasley had a net worth of $5 million as of 2023. John gained this hefty sum of money from his career as an American actor. Beasley had an annual salary of $400k.
John Beasley’s Death Cause
John Breathe for the very last time on May 30, 2023, in a hospital in Omaha. He died due to complications in his liver. Beasley was 79 years old at the time of his death and was survived by his wife Judy and two sons, Michael and Tyrone Beasley. His son, Tyrone announced his death on Facebook:
“Man… You know this is a part of life… But that doesn’t make it any easier. I lost my best friend today. They say you shouldn’t ever meet your heroes because they don’t turn out to be who you thought they were. That is so wrong. My hero was my father. Thank you for everything. I hope I made you proud. Love you more.”
Professional Career of John Beasley
- John worked as a railroad man with the Union Pacific Railroad.
- He made his acting debut in his mid-40s.
- John was the owner of the John Beasley Theater and Workshop in South Omaha.
- He played the role of General Lasseter in the movie, The Sum of All Fears.
- John appeared as Reverend C. Charles Blackwell in The Apostle.
- He played the role of Jesse and Terry Hall’s dad in the movie, The Mighty Ducks in 1992.
- He shared the big screen together with The Rock in Walking Tall in 2004.
- John played the role of Irv Harper in the series Everwood.
- He played in the series named The Soul Man, in 2016.
Movies & TV Shows
His popular movies are V.I. Warshawski, The Mighty Ducks, Rudy, Untamed Heart, Little Big League, The Apostle, The General’s Daughter, Crazy in Alabama, The Operator, Lost Souls, and The Gift.
He also played in movies like The Journeyman, The Sum of All Fears, TOC: The Goal, Walking Tall, For Love of Amy, The Purge: Anarchy, I’ll See You in My Dreams., Sinister 2, Second Words, It Snows All the Time, Haunted Maze, The Turkey Bowl, etc.
FAQs of John Beasley
Where did John Beasley live?
He was living in his hometown Omaha, Nebraska. John used to continue his acting and philanthropy in his hometown.
Did actor John Beasley receive a Grammy Award?
Yes, John received the 2020 Grammy Awards. He was nominated for the category of Best Arrangement, Instrumental, Or A Cappella and won the awards.
What was John Beasley’s Height?
Beasley had a tall height of 6 feet and weighs 75 kg. 44-33-14 inches was his body measurement. John had a beautiful pair of brown eyes and his hair was in grey color and used to wear a shoe size 10(US).
Was John Beasley involved in philanthropy?
Yes, John was involved in philanthropy for three years. He raised funds and give all the money he raised to American Heart Association via golf and tennis programs. John does donations of the auction items for ten 4WD events.
Who was John Beasley’s grandparents?
His grandfather from his maternal side was a founder of Cuttahee Packing House, a brick of chili. John spent his childhood playing around the Ritz Theatre and the Hotel Callahan.
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