Date of Birth : Feb 22nd 1948
John Ashton (born February 22, 1948) is an American actor born in Springfield, Massachusetts, and graduate of the University of Southern California School of Theatre.
John Ashton attended Enfield High School in Enfield, Connecticut.
Ashton has starred in several productions including M*A*S*H and Midnight Run. He played “Willie Joe Garr” on several episodes of Dallas, his character and that of “Jeb Ames” were charged with the crime of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Tina Louise’s Dallas character “Julie Grey”. Ashton also starred as Detective Sergeant John Taggart in the first two movies of the the popular Beverly Hills Cop trilogy alongside Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold.
Although their names sound similar, John Ashton is not to be confused with John Astin, the actor who portrayed Gomez Addams in the 1960s TV series, The Addams Family.