🎭The Curtain Falls: Veteran Actor John Beasley Leaves the Stage at 79😢🕊️
TL;DR;: Omaha-born John Beasley, fondly remembered for performances in ‘Everwood’ and ‘The Soul Man,’ has taken his final bow at 79. His son, Mike, pays an emotional tribute to the star, reminding us that heroes can indeed exist close to home. Beasley, a late entrant to the acting world, left an indelible mark with his diverse roles across television and cinema. 🎬
Bittersweet are the tales of life and death, and today we recount the journey of a man who taught us that it’s never too late to chase your dreams, even if it’s in your 40s! 😉 Remember John Beasley? The guy who made us laugh, cry, and think in TV shows like ‘Everwood’ and ‘The Soul Man.’ Yeah, him. Sadly, he’s just taken his final bow on the stage of life, aged 79.
But hey, let’s not just remember Beasley for his departure. Let’s remember the guy who began his acting career when most people think about retirement! Born in Omaha, Nebraska on June 26, 1943, Beasley took to acting only in his 40s and did he make a splash or what! 🌊 His first acting gigs included films like ‘V.I. Warshawski,’ ‘The Mighty Ducks,’ ‘Rudy,’ ‘Untamed Heart,’ ‘Little Big League,’ and TV shows like ‘Brewster Place,’ ‘Lucky Day,’ and ‘Laurel Avenue.’ A late bloomer indeed, but boy did he bloom!🌸
Did we forget to mention his first big TV role as Irv Harper in Greg Berlanti’s ‘Everwood?’ Oh, and he was a principal cast member of ‘The Soul Man,’ a sitcom created by Suzanne Martin and Cedric the Entertainer. 📺 But the list doesn’t end there! ‘Judging Amy,’ ‘CSI,’ ‘The Lost Room,’ ‘NCIS,’ ‘Boston Legal,’ ‘CSI: Miami,’ ‘Treme,’ ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,’ ‘Shots Fired,’ ‘The Resident,’ and ‘The Mandalorian’ are among his illustrious TV credits.
And the film journey? Well, it included ‘The General’s Daughter,’ ‘Crazy in Alabama,’ ‘The Sum of All Fears,’ ‘The Purge: Anarchy,’ ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams,’ ‘The Turkey Bowl,’ ‘Cowboys,’ ‘Spell,’ and a 2022 appearance in ‘Firestarter.’ Quite the résumé, don’t you think? 🎥
In an emotional tribute, Beasley’s son Mike challenged the old saying, “Never meet your heroes,” revealing his father to be his hero. 💔 “They say you shouldn’t ever meet your heroes because they don’t turn out to be who you thought they were. That is so wrong. My hero was my father. Thank you for everything. I hope I made you proud. Love you more,” he wrote.
So, folks, while we mourn the loss of a great actor, let’s also remember the journey of this stalwart, a man who believed it’s never too late to follow your passion. After all, isn’t that what life’s all about?
But here’s a question to leave you pondering: Do we often overlook the heroes closest to us, like our family, in our quest for distant idols? 🤔 And more importantly, how are you planning to defy the norms and chase your dreams, no matter your age? Because,