John Ashton

John Ashton

Who is John Ashton?

John Ashton is an American actor, known for his role as Sergeant John Taggart 1984’s Beverly Hills Cop and its 1987 sequel, Beverly Hills Cop 2. He is also known for his role in Midnight Run. He has been at his best nominated for Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble in his career. He appeared in the 2007 Oscar-nominated drama, Gone Baby Gone as well.

What is John Ashton famous for?

John Ashton is best famous for portraying Detective Sergeant John Taggart 1984’s Beverly Hills Cop and its 1987 sequel, Beverly Hills Cop 2.

Where is John Ashton from?

John Ashton was born as John David Ashton in Springfield, Massachusetts, the US on February 22, 1948. His nationality is American and belongs to White ethnicity. His religion is Christianity and his zodiac are Pisces. Ashton attended Defiance College in Ohio and is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Theatre. He also attended Enfield High School in Enfield, Connecticut. Further information regarding his parents, siblings and childhood life is currently under review.

What does John Ashton do?

John Ashton started his acting career from the film, An Eye for an Eye in 1973. His early film credits included roles in Breaking Away (1979), Borderline (1980), Honky Tonk Freeway (1981), Last Resort (1986) and King Kong Lives (1986). Ashton has made numerous appearances in both television and feature films. He played Willie Joe Garr on several episodes of Dallas aired in 1978. He then appeared in an episode of Columbo, "Negative Reaction", and in episode 5 of Police Squad!, "Rendezvous at Big Gulch (Terror in the Neighborhood)". Ashton gained huge prominence after he starred as Detective Sergeant John Taggart in the first two installments of the Beverly Hills Cop trilogy aired in 1984. He appeared as Eric Stoltz's character's father in the 1987 John Hughes-penned comedy-drama Some Kind of Wonderful.

In 1988, he co-starred in the action-comedy Midnight Run as a rival bounty hunter to Robert De Niro's character. He also starred in Little Big League (1994) with Luke Edwards, Trapped in Paradise (1994), The Shooter (1995), Meet the Deedles (1998), Instinct (1999), and appeared in a supporting role in the 2007 drama Gone Baby Gone directed by Ben Affleck. He also played the role of Cactus Jack Slater in an episode of the 80s TV show The A-Team titled "Cup A Joe". Ashton will reprise his roles in the rumored Beverly Hills Cop IV and Midnight Run II productions. He guest-starred opposite Beverly Hills Cop co-star Ronny Cox in an episode of Matthew Perry's 2011 series, Mr. Sunshine. So far, he has played over 30+ films and dramas. He has been at his best nominated for Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble in his career.

What is John Ashton's net worth?

The American actor, John Ashton's estimated net worth is in the range of $1 Million to $5 Million (Approx.). His average salary is not yet disclosed. His major source of income is his professional acting career playing in various films and TV series. He has been involved in the entertainment industry since 1973 to date so he must have amassed huge sum as of now. Further information explaining his cars, houses and other properties worth details are still under review.

Who is John Ashton's wife?

Ashton married his first wife Victoria Marie Runn in 1968: they divorced in 1970. He married his second wife Bridget Baker-Ashton in 1976: they divorced in 2001. Ashton has two children, one by each of his ex-wives. He has a daughter from his first marriage. He currently resides in Fort Collins, Colorado, and is co-host of the Ashton and Davis Show on 870 ESPN radio. He currently resides in Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.

What is John Ashton's height?

The American actor, John Ashton stands at a height of  5′ 11″ (1.8 m) tall. He is now 72 years old. The Beverly Hills Cop most acclaimed character is still giving his best in his ongoing film projects. He is still healthy and fit. The actor has brown hair color and blue eyes. Further information on his body weight, measurements, and shoe size are currently under review. He has a straight sexual orientation.

Facts About John Ashton

  • #1John Ashton is an American actor, known for his role as Sergeant John Taggart 1984’s Beverly Hills Cop and its 1987 sequel, Beverly Hills Cop 2.
  • #2John Ashton was born as John David Ashton in Springfield, Massachusetts, the US on February 22, 1948.
  • #3John Ashton started his acting career from the film, An Eye for an Eye in 1973. His early film credits included roles in Breaking Away (1979), Borderline (1980), Honky Tonk Freeway (1981), Last Resort (1986) and King Kong Lives (1986).
  • #4The American actor, John Ashton's estimated net worth is in the range of $1 Million to $5 Million (Approx.).
  • #5Ashton married his first wife Victoria Marie Runn in 1968: they divorced in 1970. He married his second wife Bridget Baker-Ashton in 1976: they divorced in 2001.
John Ashton
Quick Facts of John Ashton
Celebrated Name John Ashton
Age -1 years old
Nick Name John Ashton
Birth Name John David Ashton
Birth Date 1948 -02-22
Gender Male
Profession American Actor
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