John Diehl

John Diehl

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1950-05-01 (71 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

72 Movies · 24 TV shows

Biography

John Henry Diehl (born May 1, 1950) is an American character actor. Noted for his work in avant-garde theater, Diehl has performed in more than 140 films and television shows, including Land of Plenty, Stripes, Nixon, Jurassic Park III and the TV series Miami Vice, The Shield and Point Pleasant.Diehl has "largely avoided the typecasting that is an accepted part of most character actors' careers." He has been a member of The Actors Studio since 2004.

Personal Life

Diehl and singer Julie Christensen were married in 1992. They live in Nashville, Tennessee, and have one son, Magnus Jackson Diehl.He boxed as a middleweight in two professional matches (one win and one loss), and participated in several exhibition shows for charity.

Early Life

Diehl was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1950. His father, John A. Diehl, was a civil engineer, and his mother, Mary, was a social worker. Raised in a devoutly Roman Catholic family, he was educated at parochial schools, and graduated from St. Xavier High School in 1968.

Movies & TV shows

2020.

2 Movies
Serpent in the Bottle

Serpent in the Bottle

2020
One young man's desire to conform to societal pressure in the face of his own personal internal conflicts is the tragic tale of Serpent in the Bottle.
La Sirena

La Sirena

2020
The lives of Penny, a nighttime police dispatcher, and Nino, a barber, get turned upside down when 10-year-old Speed drives a stolen muscle car into their small rural town, looking for a mermaid.

2018.

1 TV show
TV
Castle Rock

Castle Rock

5.42
2018
Characters from the fictional town of Castle Rock are featured in the series.

2017.

1 Movie
Out of the Wild

Out of the Wild

2017
A cowboy who can't drink away has a painful past. Living on his last dollar with nowhere to go, he ends up working the last place an old cowboy wants to be: a dude ranch. He met the rancher with a dee...

2016.

1 Movie
The North Star

The North Star

2016
The North Star is the story of Benjamin "Big Ben" Jones and Moses Hopkins, two slaves who escaped from a Virginia plantation and made their way to freedom in Buckingham, Pennsylvania in 1849. Big Ben'...

2015.

1 Movie
Forever

Forever

2015
An investigative reporter discovered the will to live again.

2014.

1 Movie
A Long Way Off

A Long Way Off

2014
Jacob is tired of living on the family farm. He demands an inheritance from his father one day, and his son agrees to give it to him. He heads to the big city and does things his way for a while. He t...

2013.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Singularity Principle

Singularity Principle

2013
A science-fiction film about the consequences of experiments into parallel universes. The co-written and directed was by physicist Dr. The film pays particular attention to accurate scientific detail....
TV
Almost Human

Almost Human

6.14
2013
There is a year in the future. Every cop has to partner with a robot. Detective John Kennex woke up from a 17-month coma. John will have to learn to get along with his new colleagues as he adjusts to ...

2012.

2 Movies
Apartment 1303 3D

Apartment 1303 3D

2012
A woman is investigating the suicide of her sister.
The Obama Effect

The Obama Effect

2012
A serious health scare causes John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an over...

2011.

2 Movies
Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe

Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe

2011
Commander Axe was Sam Axe's name before he worked with Michael andFiona. There is a Navy Seal. The story of how Sam went from a respected Naval Commander to a man of mystery is told in The Fall of Sam...
Natural Selection

Natural Selection

6
2011
When a dutiful, albeit barren Christian housewife discovers that her devout husband has suffered a stroke at a sperm bank where he's been secretly donating his seed for the past 25 years, she leaves h...

2010.

1 Movie
Road to Nowhere

Road to Nowhere

2010
An unknown young woman with a disturbing resemblance to the femme fatale is cast in a film based on a true crime. He becomes obsessed with the woman, the crime, her possibly notorious past, and the di...

2009.

2 Movies
Follow the Prophet

Follow the Prophet

2009
Follow the Prophet is an American film that was written by and stars Robert Chimento, which was created to show how polygamist lifestyles affect the children involved. In the film, a young girl escapi...
Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas

Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas

2009
The true story of a serial killer.

2007.

1 TV show
TV
Women's Murder Club

Women's Murder Club

5.39
2007
Women's Murder Club ran on ABC from October 12, 2007, to May 13, 2008, and was a police procedural and legal drama. The 'Women's Murder Club' series of novels is set in San Francisco, California. The ...

2006.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

6.75
2006
There are trials and triumphs in the small town of Dillon, Texas, where high school football is everything.
TV
Jericho

Jericho

3.5
2006
In the aftermath of nuclear attacks on 23 major cities in the United States, the residents of the fictional town of Jericho, Kansas, form an action/drama series.
Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise

Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise

6
2006
The murder of a teen-age girl whose body is found floating in a local lake brings Jesse Stone up against the Boston mob and into the world of a bestselling writer who exploits troubled teens.
The Far Side of Jericho

The Far Side of Jericho

2006
Jericho. In the 1880's. Three women of the wild West, widows of an outlawed gang of brothers recently hanged, find themselves running for their lives from a corrupt posse of vigilantes, mystical India...

2005.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Down in the Valley

Down in the Valley

2005
On a trip to the beach, a teenage girl named Tobe meets a charismatic stranger named Harlan, who dresses like a cowboy and claims to be a former ranch hand. The pair feel an instant attraction and beg...
TV
Point Pleasant

Point Pleasant

6
2005
A series of supernatural events begin in a small coastal New Jersey town after the arrival of a mysterious teenage girl, who is believed to have the ability to influence the people and events around h...

2004.

2 Movies
Land of Plenty

Land of Plenty

2004
Lana returned to the United States and found that her uncle had psychic wounds from the Vietnam War.
I Pass for Human

I Pass for Human

2004
Dax overdoses on heroin. Wanting to kill the pain of loss, Jane does dope for the first time and is soon on the way to addiction herself. Drug users are being haunted by the ghosts of their dead frien...

2003.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Bookies

Bookies

2003
Four college friends become small-time bookies, only to find their world spinning dangerously out of control when their greed attracts the attention of organized crime.
TV
Cold Case

Cold Case

6.2
2003
When she is assigned cases that have never been solved, the Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling. Lilly Rush combines her instincts and technology to bring about justi...

2002.

2 TV shows
TV
Without a Trace

Without a Trace

7.14
2002
The FBI has a missing persons unit in New York City.
TV
The Shield

The Shield

6.14
2002
The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to keep the streets safe and keep their self-interests...

2001.

4 Movies
Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

6.84
2001
When two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with a beautiful Naval nurse, their friendship is put to the ultimate test. The rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is put on hold w...
The Zeros

The Zeros

2001
A slightly futuristic dark comedy about a young man who finds out he is dying, and goes in search of his first love.
Jurassic Park III

Jurassic Park III

6.01
2001
Dr needs funds for research. Alan Grant accepted a large sum of money to accompany Paul and Amanda Kirby on an aerial tour of the notorious Isla Sorna. It isn't long before all hell breaks loose and t...
Falling Like This

Falling Like This

2001
Falling Like This features compelling performances by two young actors. There is a compassionate examination of the ragged edge of suburban life as typified by a charming, vulnerable and inveterate ju...

2000.

2 Movies
Fail Safe

Fail Safe

2000
There is a country called the U.S. There are high tensions because of the Cold War. A warhead was dropped.
Lost Souls

Lost Souls

2000
A small group of Catholics led by an ailing priest believe that Satan will become man, just as God did in the person of Jesus. Peter Kelson is a writer who studies serial killers. They think Satan wil...

1999.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
The West Wing

The West Wing

5.66
1999
The West Wing gives a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. The politics that these characters d...
TV
Get Real

Get Real

1999
The comedy-drama Get Real was on the FOX Network and centered on the fictional Green family of Los Angeles. It ran from September 1999 to April 2000. The older siblings to the central character of the...
Anywhere but Here

Anywhere but Here

6
1999
When it comes to making decisions, single mother August is bad with money and even worse. Ann is a successful high school student with Ivy League ambitions. Ann grew frustrated with her mother's irres...

1998.

2 Movies
Monument Ave.

Monument Ave.

1998
Bobby O'Grady is a low level member of the Boston Irish gang. The person wants total loyalty from him. Bobby and others have to keep the killing of one of Bobby's friends a secret from Teddy's relativ...
The Hi-Lo Country

The Hi-Lo Country

6
1998
An intimate story of the enduring bond of friendship between two hard-living men, set against a sweeping backdrop of the American West after World War II. Pete and Big Boy are masters of the prairie, ...

1997.

3 Movies
Most Wanted

Most Wanted

1997
Sgt. A wrongly accused man is saved from death row and recruited for a top-secret special operations squad. Col Grant Casey is a brigadier general. Criminals who had avoided law enforcement methods ar...
Fire Down Below

Fire Down Below

6
1997
Jack Taggart, an undercover agent with the EPA, was sent in to investigate the murder of an EPA representative in a small Appalachian community.
The End of Violence

The End of Violence

1997
Mike Max became a wealthy producer thanks to brutal and bloody action films. His wife is close to leaving him. Suddenly Mike is kidnapped by two bandits, but escapes and hides out with his Mexican gar...

1996.

6 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
E! True Hollywood Story

E! True Hollywood Story

1996
A documentary series on E! deals with famous Hollywood celebrities, movies, TV shows and also well-known public figures. salacious re-tellings of Hollywood secrets, show-biz scandals, celebrity murder...
The Destiny of Marty Fine

The Destiny of Marty Fine

1996
The ex-boxer was forced to kill the mobster in order to save his life.
TV
The Pretender

The Pretender

6
1996
Jarod was raised in a secret facility that was built to experiment on children. He breaks out when he learns that his abductors are not as kind as he's been told. While trying to find his real identit...
Managua

Managua

1996
A special commando is dispatched to the country to sort out the mess after a fellow Vietnam veteran is said to have thrown his lot in with the cocaine traffickers.
The Grave

The Grave

1996
Two prisoners escape with the help of their jailer to search for a treasure that is believed to have been buried with a dead millionaire.
Female Perversions

Female Perversions

1996
An ambitious female attorney wallows in excess and meaningless sex with both male and female partners, while dealing with her personal life problems.
A Time to Kill

A Time to Kill

3
1996
The rebirth of the KKK was sparked by a young lawyer defending a black man accused of murdering two white men.
Foxfire

Foxfire

1996
Five teenage girls formed an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who had sexually harassed them. As they build a friendship, their wild ways start to get out of control.

1995.

5 Movies · 2 TV shows
Mind Ripper

Mind Ripper

4.95
1995
A top secret experiment has failed. The creators are trapped in a desert outpost and being pursued by their creation. There is no way out of the sealed door.
Buffalo Girls

Buffalo Girls

1995
Wild. Untamed. Legendary. In this made-for-tv movie, Buffalo Girls celebrates the bold escapades of tough-talking Calamity Jane Canary and her illustrious cohorts. It's the waning days of the Wild Wes...
TV
JAG

JAG

4.4
1995
The man is called "Harm" Rabb Jr. The military's JAG division is the elite legal wing of officers that prosecutes and defends those accused of military-related crimes. He works closely with Lt. Col. T...
Amanda & The Alien

Amanda & The Alien

1995
A relatively lonely and unremarkable life is being led by an employee at an upscale clothing store. An alien is held at a secret military installation and takes over a base employee's body. The alien ...
Three Wishes

Three Wishes

1995
Jane ran into a drifter named Jack McCloud, who broke his leg. Jack and his dog are invited to stay at Jane's home. Jack is loved by the family as he struggles to adapt to their lifestyle.
TV
The Outer Limits

The Outer Limits

6
1995
Sometimes there is a plot twist at the end of The Outer Limits. Unlike the original incarnation of the series, which was a pure anthology with each episode completely unrelated to the others, the revi...
Nixon

Nixon

6
1995
There is a picture of the President. Nixon was a man who was carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands from within, but he was also a man who had a tr...

1994.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Almost Dead

Almost Dead

6
1994
A woman psychologist is haunted by her dead mother.
The New Age

The New Age

1994
Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center of their lives are Peter and Katherine Witner. Their solution is to start their own business when they lose their jobs. They follow vari...
TV
ER

ER

5.68
1994
Critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of the overburdened emergency room were explored in the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital.
The Client

The Client

6.45
1994
Mark Sway sees the suicide of a prominent Louisiana lawyer, whose current client is a Mafia hit-man. Mark was told where the body of a Senator was buried. The FBI and the Mafia quickly realized that M...
Stargate

Stargate

5.6
1994
An Egyptian invention leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.

1993.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
South of Sunset

South of Sunset

1993
The only episode of South of Sunset that aired on CBS was in 1993. He calls his business the Beverly Hills Detective Agency because he's in the "low-end" part of town. Maria Pitillo was the cute blond...
The Paint Job

The Paint Job

1993
David Lynch's visions of small-town America are similar to Taav's. Hidden desires, romantic dreams and dangerous obsessions are shown in the film. There are ideas, tone and texture in the film. Time O...
TV
The X-Files

The X-Files

6.08
1993
The exploits of FBI Special Agents Fox and Dana who investigate X-Files are not well known. Scully is assigned to make scientific analyses of Mulder's discoveries in order to debunk his work and retur...
Falling Down

Falling Down

7
1993
On the day of his daughter's birthday, William "D-Fens" Foster is trying to get to the home of his estranged wife to see his daughter. He decided to walk after leaving his car in a traffic jam. Foster...
Remote

Remote

6.67
1993
When 13-year-old Randy is forced to stash his remote control toys in a model home, he stumbles across the hideout of three prison escapees. With the use of his remote control toys, Randy manages to ap...

1992.

2 Movies
Mikey

Mikey

6
1992
A stable home is what Mikey is looking for. He has been bouncing from home to home. Even though he lands with a loving family, the perfect little child is not what he appears to be. His previous caret...
Mo' Money

Mo' Money

1992
A con artist gets a job in a credit card company. He falls in love with another employee, he stole a couple of cards, and everything is going great. He is dragged into the big leagues of criminals by ...

1991.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Whore

Whore

1991
The life of a sex worker is investigated in a melodrama.
A Climate for Killing

A Climate for Killing

1991
Shortly before a rodeo festival week in Yuma County a body is found in the desert. It seems that it's Ria Paris, who was assumed to be killed by her husband before he took his own life already 16 year...
Motorama

Motorama

1991
A ten year old boy gets tired of his abusive parents and cashes in his bank account to steal a car. He is playing a game called "Motorama" sponsored by a gas company. He encounters a lot of different ...
Kickboxer 2: The Road Back

Kickboxer 2: The Road Back

5.53
1991
In this sequel to Kickboxer, Tong Po ponders about his defeat at the hands of Kurt Sloan. Po and his managers are going to goad Kurt into the ring for a second fight.

1990.

2 Movies
MadHouse

MadHouse

1990
The villa of Mark and Jessie Bannister, a yuppie couple, is overrun by guests who turn the house up side down.
The Dark Side of The Moon

The Dark Side of The Moon

1990
It is the year 2022. A mysterious systems failure causes the crew of a spaceship to be stranded on the dark side of the moon, while rapidly running out of fuel and oxygen. They are surprised to discov...

1988.

1 Movie
Glitz

Glitz

1988
A Miami cop is on medical leave in Puerto Rico, where he is being followed by a sex offenders who he testified against.

1987.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

5.81
1987
The first episode of Beauty and the Beast aired on CBS in 1987. Ron Koslow's version of the fairy tale has a double focus on the relationship between a noble man-beast and a smart Assistant District A...
Walker

Walker

1987
In order to install a new government after a coup d'etat, William Walker and his mercenary corps entered Nicaragua in the middle of the 19th century.
The Hanoi Hilton

The Hanoi Hilton

1987
The North Vietnamese prison held American POWs from 1964 to 1975. A group of men are at a camp. He assumed command after Lawrence Pressman was dragged off to be tortured.

1986.

1 TV show
TV
L.A. Law

L.A. Law

6
1986
L.A. Law is an American television legal drama series that ran for eight seasons on NBC from September 15, 1986, to May 19, 1994. Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, it contained many o...

1985.

1 Movie
Miami Vice: The Prodigal Son

Miami Vice: The Prodigal Son

1985
Two Miami Vice Detectives are going to New York City to help the Drug Enforcement Administration find a gang of drug dealers responsible for killing several undercover agents.

1984.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Miami Vice: Brother's Keeper

Miami Vice: Brother's Keeper

1984
Miami Vice cop Sonny Crockett is trying to get a drug lord. When he tries to bust a man who is in business with the Columbian, he discovers that the man is also a New York cop. The New York cop is kee...
TV
Miami Vice

Miami Vice

7
1984
The story of the Miami Police Department's vice squad and its efforts to end prostitution was centered on the unlikely partnership of Sonny and Tubbs, who first meet when Tubbs is undercover in a drug...
Angel

Angel

6
1984
Molly is the top student. The prostitutes are on Sunset Blvd. The well-organized separation of her two lives is shattered when two of her friends are murdered. She is the only eye witness.

1983.

4 Movies
Hysterical

Hysterical

1983
Frederic Lansing (Bill Hudson) is a writer who hopes to find inspiration while vacationing in Hellview, Oregon; however, the lighthouse in which he's staying is haunted by the ghost of Venetia (Julie ...
Joysticks

Joysticks

9
1983
A successful businessman is trying to shut down a video arcade that he believes is harmful to the mental health of children.
National Lampoon's Vacation

National Lampoon's Vacation

5.65
1983
Clark Griswold is on a quest to take his family on a quest to Walley World theme park for a vacation, but things don't go as planned.
D.C. Cab

D.C. Cab

1983
Harold owned a rundown cab company. Albert wants to start his own cab company, but Harold's employees don't want to make something out of themselves, so he needs to motivate them. Cab drivers must dec...

1982.

1 Movie
The Ambush Murders

The Ambush Murders

1982
An African-American political activist is wrongly imprisoned for killing two white policemen and yet another white lawyer claims that he will help free him.

1981.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Falcon Crest

Falcon Crest

1981
In the US, the CBS network aired nine seasons of Falcon Crest. The feuding factions of the wealthy Gioberti/Channing family in the Californian wine industry are the focus of the series. Robert Foxwort...
Stripes

Stripes

4.83
1981
In his 30s, John Winger was a sad sack. He lost his job, girlfriend and apartment.
TV
Hill Street Blues

Hill Street Blues

6
1981
There is a realistic glimpse into the daily lives of the officers and detectives.

1980.

1 Movie
Falling in Love Again

Falling in Love Again

1980
Teenagers living in the Bronx met in the 40s. She was the most beautiful girl in school and he was an aspiring architect. They moved to Los Angeles and had two children. While struggling with his midl...
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