Image of Jon Cypher

Jon Cypher

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jon Cypher (born January 13, 1932) is an American actor. Born in New York City, Cypher graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in 1949 and Brooklyn College in 1953. He made his television debut as the Prince in the original 1957 production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella opposite Julie Andrews in the title role. He is particularly remembered as Chief of Police Fletcher Daniels in Hill Street Blues, a role he played throughout the lifetime of the series, 1981-1987. He also played Commanding General Marcus Craig on the television show, Major Dad, alongside Gerald McRaney and Beverly Archer, and appeared as Howard Millhouse in the short lived television series Probe. He is also well known for the roles of Dr. Alex Keith on As the World Turns (1977–1979) and Dr. Arthur Donelly on Santa Barbara (1988–89). His other television credits include the recurring roles of Belson in The F.B.I., Dirk Maurier in Dynasty, Eric Brandon in Marcus Welby, M.D., and Jeff Munson in Knots Landing. He also provided the voice of comic villain Spellbinder in the animated television series Batman Beyond. Cypher made his first film appearance as the villain Frank Tanner in the 1971 Western Valdez Is Coming opposite Burt Lancaster and Susan Clark. He has since appeared periodically in films up through the late 1990s in mostly featured character parts. Cypher has also had an active career on the stage in both musicals and plays. He made his Broadway debut as Wister LaSalle in the original 1959 production of Harvey Breit's The Disenchanted. He returned to Broadway in 1962 to replace Patrick O'Neal as the Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon in the original production of Tennessee Williams's The Night of the Iguana. He portrayed the role of Dr. Carrasco in the original 1965 cast of Man of La Mancha, later taking over the role of Don Quixote. In 1967 he performed the role of Bert Jefferson in the original musical Sherry! by James Lipton and Laurence Rosenthal. His other Broadway credits include The Great White Hope, 1776, Coco, and Big: the musical. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jon Cypher, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Read bio at tmdb | Read bio at Wikipedia
Born:
Jan 13, 1932 In New York City, New York, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
40
First Appeared:
In the movie Cinderella 1957-03-31
Latest Project:
Series Batman Beyond 1999-01-10
Known For
Poster of Walker, Texas Ranger
Poster of Law & Order
Poster of Knight Rider
Filmography
Series Batman Beyond Unknown 1999-01-10
Series Profiler Unknown 1996-09-21
Series JAG Unknown 1995-09-23
Series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Unknown 1993-01-01
Series Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
Series Love & War Unknown 1992-09-21
Series The Commish Unknown 1991-09-28
Movie Spontaneous Combustion Dr. Marsh 1990-02-23
Series Law & Order Harlan Graham 1990-09-13
Series Major Dad 1989-09-17
Movie Elvis and Me Captain Joseph Paul Beaulieu 1988-02-07
Series Probe Unknown 1988-03-07
Movie Lady Mobster Alfred Mallory 1988-10-19
Movie Off the Mark John C. Roosevelt 1987-01-01
Movie Masters of the Universe Man At Arms 1987-08-07
Series Tour of Duty Unknown 1987-09-24
Movie Malice in Wonderland Dr. Harry 'Docky' Martin 1985-01-01
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Hotel Unknown 1983-09-21
Series Knight Rider Unknown 1982-09-26
Series Dynasty Unknown 1981-01-12
Series Hill Street Blues Fletcher Daniels 1981-01-15
Series Trapper John, M.D. Unknown 1979-09-23
Series Knots Landing Unknown 1979-12-27
Movie The Food of the Gods Brian 1976-06-18
Movie The Kid and the Killers Roper 1974-04-27
Series Police Woman Unknown 1974-09-13
Movie Lady Ice Eddie Stell 1973-07-13
Movie Blade Petersen 1973-12-01
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-09-11
Series Ghost Story Unknown 1972-09-15
Movie Valdez Is Coming Frank Tanner 1971-04-09
Movie Believe in Me Alan 1971-12-08
Series Nanny and the Professor Unknown 1970-01-21
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series Flipper Unknown 1964-09-19
Movie Cinderella Prince Christopher 1957-03-31