David Janssen

ACTOR, SOUND_DEPARTMENT, MISCELLANEOUS

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David Janssen was born David Harold Meyer in 1931 in Naponee, Nebraska, to Berniece Mae (Graf) and Harold Edward Meyer, a banker. He was of German, and some Swiss-German and Scottish-Irish, descent. David took the surname of his stepfather, Eugene Janssen. The Janssen family settled in Hollywood when he was a teenager and he attended Fairfax High School, where he developed an interest in acting. His film debut was a bit part in It's a Pleasure (1945), and at the age of 18 signed a contract with 20th Century-Fox. However, the studio dropped him after allegedly becoming disenchanted with his odd hairline and big prominent ears. Janssen had better luck at Universal, where he signed on in the early 1950s and became a supporting player in 32 films before appearing on TV as the star of Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957). He resumed his movie career in 1961, a year after the series ended. His biggest success came from his lead in the series The Fugitive (1963), playing the haunted, hunted Dr. Richard Kimble, on the run for a murder he didn't commit. After the series ended, Janssen launched himself into a grueling schedule by appearing in lead and supporting roles in movies, but he had better luck with made-for-TV-movie roles and a short-lived series, O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (1971). He had another hit series with the cult favorite Harry O (1973). Janssen continued appearing in lead roles in nearly 20 made-for-TV-movies during the 1970s as well as other TV projects. He died in 1980 from a sudden heart attack at his Malibu home at the age of 48. Unfounded speculation holds that Janssen succumbed to alcoholism, a problem that plagued him most of his adult life. There were even unfounded rumors about drug use. However, a much more reasonable explanation for David Janssen's sudden demise is that this intense, dedicated, determined actor simply worked himself to death. - IMDb Mini Biography By: matt-282

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Streaming Availability

Amazon Video has the most number of David Janssen’s flixes, followed by Amazon Prime Video compared to other streaming platforms. See the full graph below.

Releases by Year

David Janssen on average has worked on 2 movies per year from 1970 to 1980. See the full graphs of the number of David Janssen movies released per year from 1970 till 1980.

Top Genres

David Janssen works mostly in Drama Genre followed by Crime Genre flixes. 36% of David Janssen movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that David Janssen worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that David Janssen has worked on is 6.0.

6.0 / 10

David Janssen's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

The marriage of a wealthy, outwardly happy couple is threatened by the husband's alcoholism.

7/1098 min

Available in 6 platform(s).

Action,Crime,Thriller
Birds of Prey (1973)

A former fighter pilot now working as a radio station traffic reporter witnesses a bank robbery. He chases down the bank robbers and a hostage in his helicopter.

6.7/1081 min

Available in 2 platform(s).

On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable R.M.S. Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.

6.2/10194 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

In 1867, a family from the East, despite some initial hesitations, decides to try its luck by settling in the harsh and dangerous West.

6/1074 min

Available in 3 platform(s).

Drama,Thriller
Hijack! (1973)

Two truck drivers are hired to transport a top-secret cargo from New York to Houston. Along the way they must evade attempts by a terrorist group to hijack the material.

5.8/1074 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Action,Adventure,Crime
Mayday at 40, 000 Feet! (1976)

The co-pilot and engineer of a passenger jet struggle to keep the plane airborne until it can reach an open airfield after a killer aboard the plane fires a gun at an engine and pilot of the plane.

5.5/10100 min

Available in 2 platform(s).

After several locals are viciously murdered, a Louisiana sheriff starts to suspect he may be dealing with a werewolf.

5/1075 min

Available in 6 platform(s).

Action,Crime,Drama
The Swiss Conspiracy (1976)

A former U.S.Justice Department official is hired as a security consultant for a Zurich based Swiss bank when five of its clients are blackmailed.

4.9/1089 min

Available in 1 platform(s).