John Ericson

John Ericson

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John Ericson
TV: West side of the 1500 block of Vine Street
Actor
Born John Meibes on Sept. 25, 1926 in Dusseldorf, Germany

German-born actor John Ericson began his career at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York in the same class as Grace Kelly, Jack Palance and Don Rickles. In 1951, he launched his film career in Fred Zinnemann’s film “Teresa.”

He went on to star in many films for MGM, including “Rhapsody,” “The Student Prince” and “Green Fire,” all three released in 1954. He also acted in such films as “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” and “Pretty Boy Floyd,” but the vast majority of his career was in television.

Ericson appeared in nearly 70 television programs over 60 years, starting with the “Lux Video Theatre” in 1950 and most recently in an episode of “Crash” in 2008. Ericson popped up in such classics as “Wagon Train,” “The Fugitive,” “Bonanza,” “Marcus Welby, M.D.,” “Police Woman,” “CHiPs” and “General Hospital.” He costarred in the short-lived detective series “Honey West” with Anne Francis.

Ericson has been married twice and has two children.

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