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John Ashley

John Ashley

After making his film debut in the JD flick “Dragstrip Girl”   (1957), John starred in the teen musical “Hot Rod Gang”  (1958) & the teen mob drama “High School Caesar”   (1960) before becoming a regular in the popular “Beach Party” film series that starred Frankie Avalon & Annette Funicello. In the late 1960’s - early 70’s, John starred in a string of campy, B-grade horror flick such as “Mad Doctor Of Blood Island” (68) & “Beast Of Blood Island” (71). In the 1980’s & 90’s John produced a number of TV Shows, most notably “The A-Team” & “Walker Texas Ranger”.

John Ashley Fact File :

Birth Name: John Atchley

Date Of Birth: 25th Dec. 1934

Place Of Birth: Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Date Of Death: 3rd Oct. 1997

Place Of Death: New York, USA

Cause Of Death: Heart attack

Height: 6’ 1”

Spouses:
Deborah Walley (1962 - 1966 divorced)

Children:
John had 1 child to actress Deborah Walley

TV Debut: “Men Of Annapolis” (1957)

Film Debut:“Dragstrip Girl” (1957)

Final Film Appearance:
as Herbert Pringle in “Invisible Mom” (1997)

Trivia: John was Associate Producer on the war drama “Apocalypse Now” (1979)

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John Ashley Movies on VHS & DVD :

High School Caesar [DVD](1960) DVD
John Ashley is the teenage crime boss who "had more rackets than Al Capone" in this classic J.D. drama of high school protection rackets, hot rod races and gang rumbles. With Lowell Brown, Judy Nugent. 75 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono. Plays All Regions.

Hud [DVD](1963) DVD
A powerful, emotionally charged drama with Paul Newman as the ill-disposed and irresponsible son of Texas rancher Melvyn Douglas, caught between the traditional ideals of his father and the lack of principles in the New West. Oscars went to Douglas, Patricia Neal and cinematographer James Wong Howe; directed by Martin Ritt. 111 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English.

The Eye Creatures [VHS](1965) VHS
You'll be screaming "eye-yi-YI!" after watching this sci-fi shocker, an uncredited remake of AIP's "Invasion of the Saucer Men." A small town is invaded by the multi-peepered title aliens, and only some plucky teens can save the day. John Ashley, Cynthia Hull star; directed by Larry Buchanan. AKA: "Attack of the Eye Creatures." 80 min.

Hell On Wheels [DVD](1967) DVD
There's red-hot, lightning-fast drama both on and off the track in this tale of two brothers, a top race driver and a mechanic, who get involved with moonshiners and both fall for the same girl. Country singers Marty Robbins and Connie Smith, John Ashley and Gigi Perreau star. 96 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Brides Of The Beast (Brides Of Blood) [VHS](1968) VHS
When a scientist and his wife land on a remote Pacific island, they discover the natives are more than restless; they're the slaves of a radiation-spawned monster that craves human women. Stars John Ashley, Beverly Hills, Kent Taylor. AKA: "Grave Desires," "Island of Living Horror." 95 min.

Brides Of Blood (Brides Of The Beast) [DVD](1968) DVD
When a scientist and his wife land on a remote Pacific island, they discover the natives are more than restless; they're the slaves of a radiation-spawned monster that craves human women. Stars John Ashley, Beverly Hills, Kent Taylor. AKA: "Grave Desires," "Island of Living Horror." 92 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary; theatrical trailers; photo gallery; interviews.

Mad Doctor Of Blood Island [DVD](1969) DVD
John Ashley is the crazed Dr. Lorca, conducting plant experiments on a desolate island. He accidentally turns his lab assistant into a blood-drinking monster with Chlorophyll. Oops! AKA: "Tomb of Living Dead." 89 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary; photo gallery; publicity materials; theatrical trailers; featurette.

Beast Of The Yellow Night [VHS](1971) VHS
A man makes a deal with the Devil for power and wealth, only to learn the terrible price: he is turned into a loathsome rampaging monster. John Ashley, Mary Charlotte Wilcox star. 87 min.

Twilight People [VHS](1972) VHS
Based on the 1932 horror classic "Island of Lost Souls," this Roger Corman-produced shocker features a mad scientist whose creations include an ape man, antelope man, bat man (no, not that bat man!) and even a tree woman. John Ashley and Jan Merlin star, with Pam Grier as the panther woman. 84 min.

Beyond Atlantis [VHS](1973) VHS
Explorers Patrick Wayne and John Ashley discover a fortune in pearls and jewels on a remote island, only to later find the lost land of Atlantis, a beautiful princess and bizarre merman monsters. 90 min.

 


John Ashley Movies at Hollywood Teen Movies

The following John Ashley movies are featured at Hollywood Teen Movies
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High School Caesar (1960)
Beach Party (1963)
Muscle Beach Party (1964)
Bikini Beach (1964)
Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
How To Stuff A Wild Bikini (1965)

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