John Beck
Actor
John Beck
John Beck is an American actor. He grew up in Joliet, Illinois. Renowned as a gritty actor with plenty of presence on set, he is ultimately best-known worldwide for playing the role of Mark Graison in Dallas during the mid-1980s, but is also well-known for several other roles in which he specialised in playing hard-ball businessmen.
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Sabina Pendse, John Byck
NYTimes - 11 months
The bride and groom, who met while students at the University of Pennsylvania, are married at Haven’s Kitchen in New York.
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This Video Game Could Change Business School Forever -- And It's Actually Fun
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Imagine you are a new employee at a large airline. You walk into an airport one day and receive an email from your boss. He says the company needs a new strategy, and he wants you to come up with some options. You panic and scramble to find as much information as possible among passengers and employees at the airport before you board your flight. This is the premise for a new video game called "One Day," developed for Hult International Business School to teach strategy to MBA students. The game is still in development and probably won't be ready for the classroom until next year, but early tests show promise. Not to mention, it's actually fun to play. While it is now fairly common for video games to teach elementary concepts -- spelling, basic math, typing -- higher education has more or less resisted encroaching technology up to this point. Until recently, higher-level concepts have been harder to program because there may be more than one right answer. "One Day," which its cre ...
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Dallas Cowboys Q&A with Scott Crisp + Texans players to watch
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
Today’s Cowboys Q&A is with Scott Crisp of the Blue Star Blog. He is also a standup comic, which seems unnecessary when you also write about the Cowboys as that franchise’s actions tend to write their own jokes. (You know, “Glory Hole,” “Special Sauce,” everything Jerry Jones related). I like funny people and supporting people who do comedy in front of other humans, as that can’t be easy. I asked Scott what comedy stuff he has coming up, and his answer? “I’ve got a show coming up on September 5 or 7 with Shane Torres, a hilarious Ft. Worthian (Ft. Worthite?) who lives in Portland now. That’s at the Four-Day Weekend Theatre in Downtown Ft. Worth (I’ll tweet the date once it’s concrete). Then I’m on a show September 12 at the Dallas Comedy House with (among others) Clint Werth, the Dallas Observer’s Best Comic in Dallas 2012. So hopefully, there are a lot of Houstonians who are into comedy and making long drives to watch comedy.” You can follow Scott at his Twitter account @S ...
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Hard choices: A historical look at Houston Texans roster numbers
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
As always, the Texans have some difficult choices to make on how to compose their team this season. The preseason helps dictate the roster. Who plays well? How do you best prepare for a particular season? And for developing players for future seasons? Who ends up getting hurt going into the season? And do those injuries affect the roster numbers of that position, which might affect other positions? Which players are getting too expensive than their replacement value? Who can be stashed on the practice squad without being picked up by other teams? Who has the flexibility to play multiple positions in case of injury without being such a generalist that they play no position well? Will young players be exposed once they get more snaps? Is there a Terrell Davis-in-waiting on this Texans squad, a player who creates a huge impression on special teams, makes the team and excels? (Likely not, Davis’ story is amazing). When the team looks into these questions, it is not like math. ...
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Jon Chattman: A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Three to Watch (Courrier, Daniela Brooker, and Mission South)
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
They say good things come in three's. Actually, maybe it's celebrity deaths but I forget. In any event, today's A-Sides presents three artists who are each bring something awesomely different to the table. Austin's Courrier reminds me of Coldplay but with an indie sensibility. Daniela Brooker is being called a cross between Taylor Swift, Shakira and Sheryl Crow, but this British teenager sounds far more original than to be blended in with those three vastly different artists. Lastly, D.C.-based band Mission South have been compared to Dr. Dog and will no doubt get thrown into The Black Keys genre-bending game, but the roots-rock band sound more like Mission South to me. Hearing is relative so forgive all my convoluted thoughts. Watch and hear these artists for yourselves in a series of A-Sides sessions all filmed within the Music Conservatory of Westchester in White Plains, NY. I feel in all of my loins you'll be hearing a lot about this triple threat no matter what you think ...
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Madden NFL 13: Roster Update #6, Week 5
Arrowhead Addict - over 4 years
Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE The team at EA has released the latest ratings adjustments for Madden NFL 13. If you are a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, you probably don’t want to download this one. Here’s the damage: Roster Update #6 – Week 5 Bobby Massie OL ARZ Decrease, from 73 to 71OVR Dan Williams DL ARZ Decrease, from 78 to 77OVR William Gay CB ARZ Decrease, from 78 to 77OVR Lyle Sendlein OL ARZ Decrease, from 79 to 78OVR David Carter DL ARZ Increase, from 71 to 73OVR Sam Acho LB ARZ Increase, from 75 to 76OVR O’Brien Schofield LB ARZ Increase, from 75 to 77OVR Andre Roberts WR ARZ Increase, from 75 to 78OVR Kevin Kolb QB ARZ Increase, from 77 to 78OVR Patrick Peterson CB ARZ Increase, from 86 to 87OVR Calais Campbell DL ARZ Increase, from 92 to 93OVR Adrian Wilson S ARZ Increase, from 95 to 96OVR Beanie Wells HB ARZ IR Alfonso Smith HB ARZ Jersey change to #29 Ryan Williams HB ARZ Moved to HB #1 on depth chart Ray Edwards DL ATL Decrease, from 83 to 81OVR Jonathan Babin ...
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John Beck will play Saturday, Case Keenum to get action at home
Houston Chronicle - over 4 years
Kubiak had more praise for Keenum Thursday while suggesting that Beck needs to lift his game.
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11 Spots in Boston to Get Your Drink On For Cinco de Mayo & the Kentucky Derby
BostInnovation - almost 5 years
Give yourselves a big pat on the back — we survived St. Patrick’s Day and Marathon Monday realtiveily unscathed. Now comes the ultimate test: Cinco de Mayo. Tequila is the poison this time around, and plenty of bars and restaurants around town are ready to serve you up the good stuff. Throw tacos and guac into the mix, and you’ve got yourself a fantastic celebration of the Battle of Puebla, which occurred on May 5, 1862. But wait! There’s more! Not only is tomorrow Cinco de Mayo, it’s also the Kentucky Derby. Sure, the race is only two minutes long, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bet on some ponies and down some mint juleps all afternoon. (My pick is on Daddy Nose Best.) Several bars around town are hosting Derby parties, too, so bounce around town to celebrate both occasions and get your fill of big hats (or sombreros, if you will). And, yes, that fifth tequila shot is always a good idea. Bottoms up! Back Bay Social Club – 3:30pm – 7:30pm – Watch the Kentucky Derby the right way – ...
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REDSKINS 28, GIANTS 14; Inconsistency Frustrates Giants' Hopes In the Opener
NYTimes - over 5 years
LANDOVER, Md. -- After a training camp filled with injuries ranging from torn chest muscles to shredded knees, the Giants began their season Sunday by absorbing perhaps the most painful blow of all: the stomach punch. Even with a depleted defense and an offense still working out its kinks, the Giants had high expectations for their opening game;
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THE FIFTH DOWN; Week 1 Matchups
NYTimes - over 5 years
Steelers at Ravens Sunday, 1 p.m. Line: Ravens by 2 One of the N.F.L.'s fiercest rivalries has become ''The Newlywed Game.'' Both Ben Roethlisberger and Joe Flacco got married in the summer in what, with a little creative planning, could have been an awesome dual ceremony: Roger Goodell presiding, DeMaurice Smith playing the organ, Ray Rice as ring
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ROUNDUP; Redskins To Start Grossman
NYTimes - over 5 years
Rex Grossman will be the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback against the Giants. He will be an opening-day quarterback for the first time since 2007 with the Chicago Bears. He won the job over John Beck. (AP) UMENYIORA IS PROBABLY OUT Osi Umenyiora, the Giants' two-time Pro Bowl defensive end, will probably miss the opener against Washington.
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N.F.L. PREVIEW 2011; N.F.C. Scouting Report
NYTimes - over 5 years
East With flashy acquisitions, the Eagles have lofty aspirations. Vince Young's biggest contribution this season might be bestowing an unwanted nickname, Dream Team, on the Eagles. Unwanted and unwarranted, at least for now. Their linebacking corps is a question mark, their offensive line is a work in progress, they have issues at receiver, and
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N.F.L. ROUNDUP; Titans' Johnson Ends Holdout With New Deal
NYTimes - over 5 years
The three-time Pro Bowl running back Chris Johnson ended his holdout after agreeing to terms on a four-year contract extension with the Tennessee Titans. ''He'll sign tomorrow and take his physical and be ready to start practicing,'' Titans General Manager Mike Reinfeldt said Thursday night before Tennessee played New Orleans in its final preseason
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Redskins QBs battle - News & Observer
Google News - over 5 years
John Beck vs. Rex Grossman is so close it's anyone's guess who's ahead. "It's very close right now. I think everybody has been pretty impressed with both guys against some pretty good defenses," Shanahan said Monday. All players have been told to be
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Mike Shanahan orders Rex Grossman and John Beck to fight on - Yahoo! Sports (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
If you're looking for John Beck analysis, I'd direct you to Jon Gruden, via Dan Steinberg at the Washington Post. Steinz compiled a list of Beck-related Gruden quotes from the game , in which Gruden makes it pretty clear that he's on the Beckwagon. ... - -
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Beck
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2005
    Age 62
    Still a favourite of American critics, Beck's last appearance on screen to date was in the 2005 television movie Crash Landing.
    More Details Hide Details Beck was a proficient boxer in the 1970s and won several amateur titles, most notably the heavyweight 'Golden Gloves' of Chicago in 1973. Also a one-time champion roller-skater, he was able to perform many of his own stunts in the film Rollerball without the need for a stunt double.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1997
    Age 54
    His increasingly hectic workload between the early 1970s and the mid-1990s wore Beck down to the extent that after leaving the Walker: Texas Ranger series in 1997, he began to wind down his acting schedule due to "exhaustion".
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  • 1994
    Age 51
    Beck also guest-starred as the character Raymond Boone in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine extended episode "Tribunal" in 1994.
    More Details Hide Details A year later, he appeared in the film Black Day Blue Night.
  • FORTIES
  • 1984
    Age 41
    Although his character was killed off in 1984, he later returned after having faked his death to seek an alternative cure for a disease he was suffering from.
    More Details Hide Details However, in 1986, former star Patrick Duffy was asked to return to Dallas. To accommodate this, the producers made the entire 1985-86 season a dream of Pamela Ewing (Victoria Principal). As a result, Beck's character was written out of the show as if he had never actually returned from the dead. His other credits as a leading performer include Santa Barbara and, more recently, a recurring role in Walker: Texas Ranger. The 1990s saw Beck turn to voice acting for the first time in his career when he provided the voice of the Punisher in three episodes of Spider-Man: The Animated Series, although to date this remains the only role as a voice actor in his career.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1983
    Age 40
    After over fifteen years of being cast in supporting roles and bit-parts in various American drama and comedy series and low-budget films, he finally landed his first major starring role playing Sam Curtis in the early 1980s television soap opera Flamingo Road, followed by the role of Mark Graison on Dallas (his best-known role) from 1983 to 1986.
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  • 1977
    Age 34
    In the film The Other Side of Midnight in 1977, Beck played the male lead.
    More Details Hide Details A year later, Beck starred in an adaptation of H. G. Wells's The Time Machine (with future Three's Company actress Priscilla Barnes), and appeared in the TV miniseries Wheels. He appeared as Dorian Blake in 1985's Peyton Place: The Next Generation, a proposed revival of 1960s nighttime drama Peyton Place. Both productions aired on NBC in the United States.
  • 1975
    Age 32
    That same year, he appeared as "John W. Poe" in the Sam Peckinpah western Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, and in 1975, he appeared opposite James Caan as "Moonpie" in the original Rollerball.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1973
    Age 30
    Already a household name in the United States by this point, Beck first came to the attention of international audiences in 1973 when he played an underground leader named Erno who leads a revolt against a fascist government in the Woody Allen sci-fi comedy Sleeper.
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  • 1971
    Age 28
    Beck had a regular supporting role as Ketcham in the weekly Nichols (TV series) also known as James Garner as Nichols which ran for one season on NBC from 1971 to 1972.
    More Details Hide Details His numerous credits as a supporting actor over the years include guest slots in such series as Death Valley Days, Diagnosis: Murder, Dan August, Baywatch (Beck was a good friend of Baywatch star David Hasselhoff during the 1980s), Tales from the Crypt, Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Mod Squad, Mission: Impossible, Hawaii Five-O and Matlock, among numerous others.
  • 1965
    Age 22
    A year later, he made his first television appearance as an actor in his own right in a 1965 episode of NBC's I Dream of Jeannie (entitled 'Russian Roulette') at the age of twenty-one.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1963
    Age 20
    In 1963/1964, he attended Joliet Junior College and was in an acting class.
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  • 1962
    Age 19
    He moved to California in 1962 at the age of nineteen and made his living by appearing in television commercials.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1943
    Age 0
    Born on January 28, 1943.
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