John Ashley

John Ashley

producer, actor, soundtrack

John Ashley was born on Dec 25, 1934 in USA. John Ashley's big-screen debut came with Dragstrip Girl directed by Edward L. Cahn in 1957, strarring Fred Armstrong. John Ashley is known for Raven: Return of the Black Dragons directed by Craig R. Baxley, Erika Anderson stars as and Clyde Kusatsu as Ken Tanaka. The upcoming new movie John Ashley plays is Scar City which will be released on Jul 23, 1999.

Oklahoma-bred John Ashley got his start in the movie business while on a vacation in California. A friend from Oklahoma State University got him onto the set of the John Wayne movie Le conquérant (1956), and Wayne in turn steered him toward a job in television in the William Castle series Men of Annapolis (1957). One day, Ashley was at the offices of American International Pictures to pick up his girlfriend, who was auditioning for a part in the company's Dragstrip Girl (1957). AIP house writer Lou Rusoff saw Ashley waiting in the hall and decided the young man was the type AIP was looking for to play the Dragstrip Girl (1957) male lead. Ashley acted in a long line of "kids-in-trouble" melodramas, monster movies and in the Beach Party series before carving a lucrative niche for himself as producer-star of a series of Filipino exploitation pictures. He was also producer of several TV series, including L'agence tous risques (1983) and La malédiction du loup-garou (1987).

  • Birthday

    Dec 25, 1934
  • Place of Birth

    Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Known For

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