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actor , songwriter.

David Janssen, American actor, songwriter. Recipient television Guide award, television-Radio Mirror award, 1964; selected Man of Year on television, Radio-television, Daily, 1964; Emmy nomination National Academy television Arts and Sciences, 1964, 66; Special.


Janssen, David was born on March 27, 1931 in Naponee, Nebraska, United States. Son of Harold Meyer and Berniece Graf.


Educated University of California at Los Angeles.


Began acting career at age 9. Under contract Universal Pictures, 1951-1956. Recent movies include Hell to Eternity, My Six Loves, The Green Berets, Shoes of the Fisherman, Where It’s At, Marooned, Generation, Macho Callahan, Two Minute Warning, Once is Not Enough, The Swiss Conspiracy, 1979.

Guest star various television shows. Role Richard Diamond, television series, 1957-1960. Title role The Fugitive, ABC-television series, 1963-1967, Ohara United States Treasury, Columbia Broadcasting System-television series, 1972, Harry-O, ABC-television series, 1974-1976.

Also movie of the week A Sensitive Passionate Man, also writer title song and 7 other songs. Television movies: Stalk the Wild Child, 1976, Mayday at 40,000 Feet, 1976, Nowhere to Run, 1978, Golden Gate Murders, 1979. Actor United Way film Little Boy Lost.


  • Other Work

    • Editor’s award Photoplay Magazine, 1965. Recipient Golden Globe, Hollywood Foreign Press. Association, 1965

    • Gold Camera award as most popular star in S. American, Ecran magazine, Santiago, Chile, 1966, Western Heritage Wrangler award.


Served with Army of the United States, 1952-1954. Member American Federation television and Radio Artists, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy Television Arts and Sciences, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, American Guild of Variety Artists, Screen Actors Guild, Artists Equity Association. Clubs: Friars.


Married Dani Crayne.

Harold Meyer

Berniece Graf

Dani Crayne.