John Davidson

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Actor • Singer • Host

Birth Date: December 13, 1941

Age: 82 years old

Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

An actor, musician, and ace television host, John Davidson is remembered for entering American homes as a cast member/host of "The Hollywood Squares" and "That's Incredible!" A tall, strikingly handsome young man and the son of Baptist ministers, Davidson became a teen model and later enrolled in Denison University. He had no trouble winning work on Broadway, and was soon discovered by television producer Bob Banner. While rotating from the stage to occasional features and to prime-time variety shows, he quickly built a name for himself, and by 1969 was hosting "The John Davidson Show," a daytime talk show. This was short-lived, though, and Davidson attempted a few other series that didn't quite take off while maintaining a singing career, cutting albums, and turning up on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and holiday TV specials. By the 1970s he found a regular gig appearing on the original "The Hollywood Squares" game show, where he would answer questions and deliver good, clean gags. Meanwhile he was one of the four rotating guest hosts on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," along with Joan Rivers, Joey Bishop, and McLean Stevenson. This led to hosting the popular "That's Incredible" in 1980, which combined amazing stunts with re-enactments of bizarre events. After this ended in 1984, Davidson was asked to host "The New Hollywood Squares," a gig he held for three years. Since then, he has lived in Mexico with his wife, Rhonda, while occasionally dropping into the chat and award show circuit.

Credits

The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show

Self
Show
2023

Daily Blast Live

Guest
Show
2017

Tourettes and Me

Actor
Show
2012

The NannyStream

Guest Star
Series
1993

$100,000 Pyramid

Host
Show
1991

The Search For Haunted Hollywood

Actor
Movie
1989

Super Dave

Guest
Show
1987

Super Dave

Music Performer
Show
1987

The Squeeze

Actor
Honest Tom T. Murray
Movie
1987

Hotel

Guest Star
Soap
1983

That's Incredible!

Host
Reality
1980

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders II

Actor
Terry Killian
Movie
1980

Les Cheerleaders des Cowboys de Dallas II

Actor
Movie
1980

The Concorde: Airport '79

Actor
Robert Palmer
Movie
1979

Fantasy Island

Guest Star
Series
1978

El Diamante Mitera

Actor
Movie
1977

Love for Ransom

Actor
Roger Quentin
Movie
1977

Roger and Harry

Actor
Roger Quentin
Movie
1977

Shell Game

Actor
Max Castle
Movie
1975

The Girl With Something Extra

Actor
John Burton
Series
1973

Coffee, Tea or Me

Actor
Dennis Burnham
Movie
1973

A Time for Love

Actor
Movie
1973

The Streets of San FranciscoStream

Guest Star
Ken Scott
Series
1972

The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour

Guest
Variety Show
1971

The Interns

Guest Star
Show
1970

Roberta

Actor
John Kent
Show
1969

Love, American Style

Actor
Series
1969

Love, American Style

Guest Star
Buzz Wright
Series
1969

The John Davidson Show

Actor
Show
1969

Here's LucyStream

Guest Star
Series
1968

The Family Band

Actor
Joe Carder
Movie
1968

The Carol Burnett ShowStream

Guest
Variety Show
1967

The Carol Burnett ShowStream

Guest Star
Variety Show
1967

Le plus heureux des millionnaires

Actor
Movie
1967

The Happiest MillionaireStream

Actor
Angie
Movie
1967
50%

Kraft Summer Music Hall

Host
Show
1966

Daniel Boone

Guest Star
Series
1964

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonStream

Guest
Talk
1962

What's My Line?Stream

Guest
Game Show
1950

The Rescue

Actor
Hassim
Movie
1929

Fool's Paradise

Actor
Prince Talaat-Ni
Movie
1921

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