David Janssen’s Film & TV credits

With a career spanning thirty-four years, David Janssen was known as “the hardest working actor in the history of television.”

David was the product of the classic stage mother, Berneice Janssen. Appearing in the 1945 feature film, It’s A Pleasure – starring Sonja Henie, Michael O’Shea and Marie McDonald – his role was as Davey, a boy referee. It was his first taste of being an actor. Years later, he was quoted as saying, “It beat working in a gas station.”

David Janssen’s Feature Films:

(Year – Role – Title)

1981

David Feld – Inchon

1980

Vince Perrino – City in Fear (TV Movie)
Glencoe MacDonald – High Ice (TV Movie)

1979

Det. Sgt. Paul Silver – The Golden Gate Murders (TV Movie)
John Jacob Astor – S.O.S. Titanic (TV Movie)
Host – Biography (TV Series)

1978-1979

Paul Garrett/Narrator – Centennial (TV Mini-Series)

1978

Steve Randall – The Word (TV Mini-Series)
Lester Horton – Covert Action
Harry Adams – Nowhere to Run (TV Movie)
Mike Shelley – Superdome (TV Movie)

1977

Charles Conway – Golden Rendezvous
Sgt. Joe Wilson – Police Story (TV Series)
Michael Delaney – A Sensitive, Passionate Man (TV Movie)
Tony Stevens – Warhead 

1976

Captain Pete Douglass – Mayday at 40,000 Feet! (TV Movie)
Steve –  Two-Minute Warning
Dr. James Hazard – Stalk the Wild Child (TV Movie)
David Christopher – The Swiss Conspiracy

1973 – 1976

Harry Orwell – Harry O (TV Series)

1975

Tom Colt – Once Is Not Enough

1974

Russ Bogan – Fer-de-Lance (TV Movie)
Harry Orwell – Smile Jenny, You’re Dead (TV Movie)
Eddie Loman – Little Boy Lost (Short)

1973

Robert Douglas – Pioneer Woman (TV Movie)
Jake Wilkenson – Hijack! (TV Movie)
Ian Kirk – Cannon (TV Series)
Harry Walker – Birds of Prey (TV Movie)

1972

Sheriff Aaron Whitaker – Moon of the Wolf (TV Movie)
Alan Chambers – The Longest Night (TV Movie)

1971 -1972

Jim O’Hara/James O’Hara – O’Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)

1970

Adrian Vico – Night Chase (TV Movie)
Diego Callahan – Macho Callahan

1969

Jim Bolton – Generation
Ted Dougherty – Marooned
A.C. – Where It’s At

1968

George Faber – The Shoes of the Fisherman
George Beckworth – The Green Berets

1967

Sgt. Tom Valens – Warning Shot

1963 – 1967

Dr. Richard Kimble, and others – The Fugitive (TV Series)

1963

Marty Bliss – My Six Loves
Kenneth ‘Ken’ Morgan – The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Richard Kimble / James Lincoln – The Fugitive (TV Movie)

1961-1963

Carl Ashland / Blair Cameron – Naked City (TV Series)

1962

Hal Kincaid – The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Karno Starling – Route 66 (TV Series)
Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Danny Castle – Belle Sommers (TV Movie)
Dan Mullin – Cain’s Hundred (TV Series)
Len Kobalsky – Checkmate (TV Series)
Johnny Sadowsky – Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Pat Howard – General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Robbie Wilson – Target: The Corruptors  (TV Series)

1961

Scotty Bell – Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Vince Biskay – Man-Trap
Tom Alder – Twenty Plus Two
Sgt. Steve Walsh – Ring of Fire
Arnold Rothstein – King of the Roaring 20s: The Story of Arnold Rothstein
Dealey – Dondi
Dr. Bill Breckenridge – Death Valley Days (TV Series)

1960

Sgt. Bill Hazen – Hell to Eternity

1959

Ross Ingraham – Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)

1958

Duke Sinclair – Lafayette Escadrille

1957-1960

Richard Diamond/Chuck Garrett – Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)

1957-1959

Dix Porter/Seth Larker/Tod Owen/others – Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)

1957-1958

David Barrett/Peter Miller – The Millionaire (TV Series)
Jim McCandless/Mike Harper – Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)

1957

 Grat Dalton – You Are There (TV Series)
Sid Lukes – Conflict (TV Series)

1956

Capt. Genaro – The Girl He Left Behind
Verne Ward – Showdown at Abilene
Master of Ceremonies – Mr. Black Magic (Short)
Arnie Hix – The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Paul Merrick – Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Police Lt. Hopkins – Francis in the Haunted House
Larry Tripps – The Toy Tiger
Dave Heller – Never Say Goodbye

1955

Jack Lindsay – The Square Jungle
Lt. Lee – To Hell and Back
Lt. Anders – Francis in the Navy
Young Lieutenant – The Private War of Major Benson
Rico Nardi – Cult of the Cobra
Lt. Colin Cartwright – Chief Crazy Horse

1955-1956

Johnny Reynolds Jr./Joe Davies/Ralph – Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)

1954

Quiz Show Host – Leave It to Harry (Short)

1952

Beckett – Yankee Buccaneer

David Janssen also had numerous uncredited roles, including:

1956

Talker – Away All Boats

1955

Freddie Norton – All That Heaven Allows
Narrator – The Nat ‘King’ Cole Musical Story (Short)

1952

  Soldier – Back at the Front
Jack – Bonzo Goes to College
Lottie’s Dance Partner – Untamed Frontier
Cpl. Thomas (as Dave Janssen) – Francis Goes to West Point
Soldier (scenes deleted) – No Room for the Groom

1951

Armored Car Driver – Boston Blackie (TV Series)

1946

Emile’s Eldest Son – Swamp Fire

1945

Davey/boy referee – It’s a Pleasure
Crusade of Youth (Short)

You can find more information on IMDb and Wikipedia.