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John Forsythe Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Wife, Family

John Forsythe Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 80 kg
Date of Birth January 29, 1918
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Date of Death April 1, 2010

John Forsythe was an American actor, stage artist, producer, narrator, voice artist, drama teacher, and philanthropist who is known for playing the character of Blake Carrington in the prime-time television soap opera Dynasty, Jim Austin in the film noir crime film The Captive City, Sam Marlowe in the black comedy film The Trouble with Harry, Bentley Gregg in the television sitcom Bachelor Father, Bob MacAvoy in the comedy film It Happens Every Thursday, Michael Endicott in the television sictom To Rome with Love, Sen. William Franklin Powers in the television sitcom The Powers That Be, and Sgt. Danny Sullivan in the romantic comedy film The Ambassador’s Daughter. In a career that spanned six decades, he also worked in numerous other shows and movies such as The Ford Theatre Hour, Kitten with a Whip, Schlitz Playhouse of StarsLights OutStan and George’s New Life, The United States Steel HourCharlie’s Angels, Alfred Hitchcock PresentsThe Elgin Hour, Climax!, General Electric TheaterAlcoa PremiereSee How They RunThe Red Skelton Show, Charlie’s AngelsThe Feather and Father GangA Time for MiraclesAdventures from the Book of VirtuesEscape from Fort Bravo, and Scrooged.

Born Name

John or Jacob Lincoln Freund

Other Name

John Forsythe

John Forsythe as seen while smiling in a publicity photo in 1957
John Forsythe as seen while smiling in a publicity photo in 1957 (CBS Television / eBay / Public Domain)


He was born on January 29, 1918.


On April 1, 2010, John Forsythe died from pneumonia at the age of 92 in Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara County, California, United States.

Resting Place

Oak Hill Cemetery in Ballard, Santa Barbara County, California, United States

Sun Sign


Born Place

Penns Grove, Salem County, New Jersey, United States





John Forsythe studied at Abraham Lincoln High School located at 2800 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, New York. He was 16 years old when he graduated from school and then enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Actor, Stage Artist, Producer, Narrator, Voice Artist, Drama Teacher, Philanthropist


  • Father – Samuel Jeremiah Freund (Stockbroker, Worked as a Wall Street businessperson during the Great Depression of the 1930s)
  • Mother – Blanche Forsythe (née Blohm)
  • Others – David Hyat Blohm (Maternal Grandfather), Mary/May S. Materson (Maternal Grandmother)

Net Worth

According to, he had a net worth of $5 Million at the time of his death.




5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm


80 kg or 176.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

John Forsythe dated –

  1. Parker Worthington McCormick (1939-1943)​ – He married actor Parker Worthington McCormick in the year 1939 and the duo was blessed with a son named Dall Forsythe on February 14, 1941. The marriage ended in divorce in 1943.
  2. Julie (Wagner) Warren (1943-1994) – In 1943, John Forsythe met actor Julie (Wagner) Warren and they got married the same year. The couple remained married for 51 years until her death ​from cancer on August 15, 1994. They had 2 daughters named Page Forsythe and Brooke Forsythe.
  3. Nicole Carter (2002-2010) – Forsythe married his 3rd wife, businessperson Nicole Carter, in July 2002 at Ballard Country Church and they remained together until his death in 2010. Nicole died 5 weeks after her husband.

Race / Ethnicity


John Forsythe was of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.

John Forsythe as seen while smiling in a publicity photo with Noreen Corcoran from 'Bachelor Father'
John Forsythe as seen while smiling in a publicity photo with Noreen Corcoran from ‘Bachelor Father’ (ABC Television / eBay / Public Domain)

Hair Color


Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Rich mellifluous voice with a Brooklyn accent
  • Often played father-figure roles

Brand Endorsements

John Forsythe was cast in TV commercials for –

  • Michelob beer (voiceover) (1979)
  • Forever Krystle & Carrington Fragrance perfume (1987)


He was raised in a Jewish household.

John Forsythe Facts

  1. He spent his childhood years growing up in Brooklyn, New York.
  2. When he was 18 years old, John Forsythe started working as the public address announcer for Brooklyn Dodgers games at Ebbets Field in 1936.
  3. On February 8, 1960, he was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6549 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
  4. For several years, he owned and bred Thoroughbred racehorses and was a member of the board of directors of Hollywood Park Racetrack.
  5. For his contribution to promoting the sport of Thoroughbred racing, John Forsythe received the 1988 Eclipse Award of Merit.

Featured Image by CBS Television / eBay / Public Domain

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