John Beasley

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John Beasley

Born

6/26/1943, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

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John was born and raised in Omaha, Neb. A family man who enjoyed performing in local theater productions, Beasley worked as a Union Pacific railroad clerk for seven years before he decided to pursue acting as a full-time career. It wasn't long before Beasley found himself commuting from…more

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  • Trivia

    • In March 2008 John played the character of Troy Maxon in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Fences" by August Wilson.

    • John Beasley appeared in the movie The Apostle (1997) with Robert Duvall. He appeared as a garbage man in Losing Isaiah (1995) starring Jessica Lange and Halle Berry.

    • John is married to Judy.

    • He appeared in the movie Crazy In Alabama (1999) as Nehemiah Jackson.
      Antonio Banderas was the director.

    • He received Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, August 12, 2005.

    • In 2002 founded the John Beasley Theater in Omaha, Nebraska to promote live theater, especially works written by or featuring African-Americans.

  • Quotes

    • John Beasley: My vision is to create a venue (John Beasley Theater & Workshop) that will make the theater arts come alive.

    • John Beasley: Shooting on location is intense, hectic and demanding. But it does afford many moments of pure waiting, waiting for the next scene, take or re-shoot.

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