John Ashton  American Actor

Current Status

Barbara Valentin and John Ashton are divorced.


John Ashton is a 68 year old American Actor. Born John David Ashton on 22nd February, 1948 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA and educated at Enfield High School, Enfield, Connecticut, United States, he is famous for Beverly Hills Cop in a career that spans 1974–present. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

John Ashton is a member of the following lists: USC School of Dramatic Arts alumni, Male actors from Massachusetts and American male television actors.


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Dating History

Partner Comparison

John Ashton68 PiscesActor
Barbara Valentin61 SagittariusActress


Uncle John2015JohnMovie
Untitled Hot Bath an' a Stiff Drink Sequel2015Judge Nathan RiversMovie
The Finder2012Franklin ShermanTV Show
Fairly Legal2011Lou FisherTV Show
Middle Men2009MorganMovie
A Letter to Dad2009MikeMovie
Gone Baby Gone2007Nick PooleMovie
Reign of the Gargoyles2007Commander LathamTV Movie
Sweet Deadly Dreams2006HarryMovie
Jane Doe: Til Death Do Us Part2005Richie ParsonsTV Movie
Body & Soul2002Jordan MeadowsTV Show
Bill's Gun Shop2001Bill VoightMovie
Going to California2001VictorTV Show
Instinct1999Guard DacksMovie
Judging Amy1999Dashiel PurdueTV Show
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit1999Chief of DetectivesTV Show
Meet the Deedles1998Capt. Douglas PineMovie
The Day Lincoln Was Shot1998Gen. Ulysses Simpson GrantTV Movie
Fantasy Island1998BobbyTV Show
My Uncle Sidney1998Uncle SidneyShort Film
Little Girls in Pretty Boxes1997Peter BryantTV Movie
King of the Hill1997InstructorTV Show
Fast Money1996Lt. DiegoMovie
For Which He Stands1996District AttorneyMovie
The Shooter1995Alex ReedMovie
JAG1995Agent Brian TurqueTV Show
Little Big League1994Mac MacnallyMovie
Trapped in Paradise1994Ed DawsonMovie
A Letter to Dad1994Mike DonahueMovie
The Tommyknockers1993Trooper Butch DugganTV Movie
Dirty Work1992EddieTV Movie
Curly Sue1991Frank ArnoldMovie
Love, Lies and Murder1991CarrothersTV Movie
Saturday's1991GeorgeTV Movie
I Want to Go Home1989Harry DempseyMovie
I Know My First Name Is Steven1989Del StaynerTV Movie
Hardball1989Charlie BattlesTV Show
Midnight Run1988Marvin DorflerMovie
She's Having a Baby1988KenMovie
Beverly Hills Cop II1987John TaggartMovie
Some Kind of Wonderful1987Cliff NelsonMovie
The Tracey Ullman Show1987Jimmy, neighborly doormanTV Show
King Kong Lives1986Lt. Col. R.T. NevittMovie
Last Resort1986Phil CocoranMovie
The Deliberate Stranger1986Det. Roger DunnTV Movie
A Death in California1985Det. Bob SwalwellTV Show
The Twilight Zone1985Crew Chief Brady Simmons (segment "Chameleon")TV Show
Beverly Hills Cop1984Sgt. TaggartMovie
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension1984Highway Patrolman (as John David Ashton)Movie
Brothers1984Agent HarrisTV Show
Hardcastle and McCormick1983Leonard PorterTV Show
The A-Team1983Cactus Jack SlaterTV Show
Police Squad!1982RockyTV Show
Honky Tonk Freeway1981Otto KemperMovie
Elvis and the Beauty Queen1981JakeTV Movie
Borderline1980Charlie MonroeMovie
Breaking Away1980RoyTV Show
Breaking Away1979Mike's BrotherMovie
Lawman Without a Gun19791st State TrooperTV Movie
Dallas1978Willie Joe GarrTV Show
The Wilds of Ten Thousand Islands1978OrvilleMovie
Oh, God!1977Police Officer (uncredited)Movie
The Rhinemann Exchange1977TV Show
Carter Country1977Guardsman #1TV Show
Code R1977KarlTV Show
Cat Murkil and the Silks1976Coach LarkinMovie
The Psychopath1975Sgt. Matthews (as John D. Ashton)Movie
Phyllis1975TaxpayerTV Show
Starsky and Hutch1975Roy Sears, Paul H. WillitsTV Show
Wonder Woman1975Nazi HenchmanTV Show
My Father's House1975SergeantTV Movie
Police Woman1974Curt ThomasTV Show
So Evil, My Sister1974BrockMovie
Barnaby Jones1973Lester ShillerTV Show
Kojak1973CullenTV Show
Police Story1973Sgt. PaulsonTV Show
M*A*S*H1972The M.P.TV Show
Columbo1971Calvin MacGruderTV Show
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heatherachaseJan 9, 2011


RichardMay 22, 2010

John was good as sgt John Taggart in the first 2 Beverly Hills cop films. I think the 3 rd one was a bit of a let down because and Ronny Cox were not in it!

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    John David Ashton (born February 22, 1948) is an American actor, best known for his roles in the popular Martin Brest films Beverly Hills Cop (1984) and Midnight Run (1988)....

    Confirmed Relationships1
    Longest Relationship3 yrs
    Shortest Relationship3 yrs
    Average Relationship Length3 yrs
    First Name John
    Last Name Ashton
    Full Name at Birth John David Ashton
    Age 68 years
    Birthday 22nd February, 1948
    Birthplace Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Height 5' 11" (180 cm)
    Build Average
    Hair Color Brown - Light
    Zodiac Sign Pisces
    Sexuality Straight
    Ethnicity White
    Nationality American
    High School Enfield High School, Enfield, Connecticut, United States
    University University Of Southern California School Of Theatre, Los Angeles, California, United States
    Occupation Text Actor
    Occupation Actor
    Claim to Fame Beverly Hills Cop
    Year(s) Active 1974–present, 1973–present
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