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John Karlen

Personal information
Birth nameJohn Adam Karlewicz
Birth dateMay 28, 1933(age 78)
Place of birthNew York City, New York, U.S.
SpouseBetty Karlen (1963 - 1998)

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John Karlen (born John Adam Karlewicz on May 28, 1933) is a character actor best known for playing Willie Loomis, Carl Collins, William H. Loomis, Desmond Collins, and Kendrick Young on the ABC serial Dark Shadows, in various episodes between 206 and 1245, which aired from 1966-1971. In 1971 Karlen starred as the male lead in "Daughters of Darkness". He also starred in the 1975 television film, Trilogy of Terror, and was in the movie Killer's Delight.

He appeared in the serials "From These Roots," "Another World", "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" (as Jock Porter) and "Hidden Faces" (as Sharkey Primrose).

Later Karlen was Harvey Lacey on the CBS crime series Cagney & Lacey from 1982-1988. In 1989 he appeared in Murder, She Wrote. He has recently reprised the role of Willie Loomis for a new series of Dark Shadows audio dramas produced by Big Finish Productions.

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Message for my Dark Shadows subscribers: New channel especially for my DS fan videos: Username: Scareolyn URL: My videos were removed a while back and I don't want to chance it that they will remove my account here. I am steadily adding more videos- So come on over and subscribe! Clocks She will be loved In the waiting line Dark Shadows trailer I. And there's a message from John Karlen at the end... (For Angela-lol)
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Current Value's Dark Rain and Daughters of Darkness (1971); cast: Danielle Ouimet, Delphine Seyrig and John Karlen. Director of photography: Eduard Van Der Enden
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At the 2008 Dark Shadows Festival, Jonathan Frid is introduced to the crowd by having John Karlen unleash him from a coffin on the stage!
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Before the Dark Shadows festivals of today, there was Shadowcon! I attended my 1st one in 1983. I met Lara Parker,Kathryn L. Scott, John Karlen+Robert Rodan for the 1st time! Jonathan Frid was there too. Much smaller crowds then. No big autograph lines or big crowds! We all fit in a medium sized room. Take a look at this rare stuff.You will love it!
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"The madness inside us all." The trailer for Impulse(1984) starring Tim Matheson, Meg Tilly, Hume Cronyn, John Karlen, Bill Paxton, Amy Stryker, Claude Earl Jones, Robert Wightman, and Lorinne Vozoff. Directed by Graham Baker.
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From the 1986 Emmy Awards, John Karlen wins for 'Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series' for his role as Harvey Lacey on Cagney & Lacey.
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This is a slideshow tribute to Mr. John Karlen, aka Willie Loomis from the gothic soap opera: Dark Shadows! I haveused most of these photos in my other DS videos...but decided to group them all together here in a tribute slideshow to Mr. Karlen. This contains a lot of rare and candid photographs of the actor on the set, outside the studio, with fans & etc. I hope you all enjoy this...please rate and comment if you do. I would also appreciate any help you can give me in circulating my Dark Shadows videos and boosting my if you know of any other DS fans out there that would enjoy my Youtube channel and DS videos...please pass my url along. Thank you all so much! :)
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One of the last of the pre ds festivals. the shadowcon was falling apart as the convention was celebrating other sci-fi/horror programs leaving ds fans wondering why the convention is even called SHADOWCON. Confused CHRIS PENNOCK is being told why there are fans from the show "V" running around at a DARK SHADOWS convention. DENNIS PATRICK+JOHN KARLEN soon join and sign autographs. I conduct a short interview with JOHN KARLEN.
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My second Dark Shadows slideshow! More stills of John Karlen as Willie Loomis from the gothic soap opera. Enjoy!
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At the 2010 DARK SHADOWS FESTIVAL, John Karlen gets a little frisky while on stage with the lovely Lara Parker. He starts massaging her arm and pulls down her sweater revealing her bare shoulder! Shocking! lol.
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John Robert Ott, 85 - Tweet this news is survived by his companion, Beverly Winston; three children, Janet, -John- Jr., and Robert; his sister, Anita Zitch; and five grandchildren, Julian O. -Karlen-, Courtney L. Ott, -John- William Ott, Lauren M. Ott, and Will Robert Ott. - Date : Thu, 17 Nov 2011 07:16:52 GMT
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Daily Democrat--Today McAlister and his captains, Ron -Karlen- and Greg Lewis, will begin a three-year contract stint providing the Winters department with administrative fire service. McAlister will head both agencies and -Karlen- and Lewis will be the c - Date : Tue, 01 Nov 2011 07:47:33 GMT
PRP{ERTU TRANSFERS - Tweet this news Sheriff (David -Karlen-) to American General Financial Services, home on Vine Street; $18000. Fannie Mae to -John- Strudthoff, home on West 14th Street; $56900. Cathleen and James Kelly Jr. to East Ohio Properties, home on Water Stre - Date : Sat, 05 Nov 2011 04:46:20 GMT
Daughters Of Darkness - (blog) Tweet this news (blog)--The film begins with newlyweds Stefan (-John Karlen-) and Valerie (Daniella Ouimet) on the Orient Express, where they face their first challenge as a married couple: informing Stefan's mother of their marriage. They check - Date : Sun, 30 Oct 2011 18:00:20 GMT
KARLEN v. COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE - Tweet this news incorporate by reference the parties' stipulation of facts and accompanying exhibits. Petitioners resided in the State of Minnesota when the petition was filed. All references to petitioner in the singular are to petitioner Timothy -Jo - Date : Fri, 11 Nov 2011 13:16:25 GMT
Washington Casualty Company, a Coverys Member Company, Names New Vice ... - MarketWatch (press release) Tweet this news
MarketWatch (press release)--"We are thrilled to have Cary take on this responsibility," said -John- R. -Karlen-, president and chief operating officer for MHA Insurance Company and WCC. "Cary has demonstrated outstanding leader - Date : Tue, 15 Nov 2011 21:46:37 GMT
A 40 años de su final, Burton y Depp reviven Sombras Tenebrosas - Tweet this news donde se hacía acompañar de su fiel asistente, Willie Loomis (-John Karlen-), en su intento por apoderarse del corazón, y de paso del alma, de Maggie Evans (Kathryn Leigh Scott), quien era la imagen viviente de su amor del pasado, - Date : Sat, 09 Apr 2011 12:54:10 GMT+00:00
Town of Minocqua creates parks and recreation committee - Lakeland Times Tweet this news
Lakeland Times--Thomas E. -Karlen-, superintendent for the McNaughton Correctional Center, was appointed to the Minocqua Police Committee. -Karlen-, a graduate of Lakeland ... - Date : Fri, 21 Jan 2011 17:31:14 GMT+00:00
Beach Ball Classic makes visitors apart of the Myrtle Beach community - South Carolina Now Tweet this news
South Carolina Now--Carolynn Bryan (left) and Bob -Karlen- (right) from Anchorage, AK visit Myrtle Beach every year for the Beach Ball Classic. After their first trip to the east ... - Date : Wed, 29 Dec 2010 04:24:20 GMT+00:00
Mary Ann 'Mother Mary' Ehler � Spring Grove - Post-Bulletin Tweet this news
Post-Bulletin--Mary was born June 19, 1943, in Red Wing, to George and Helen (-Karlen-) Clemens. Mary's education was the "School of Hard Knocks." On July 27, 1963, ... - Date : Thu, 23 Dec 2010 22:29:22 GMT+00:00

class="unsortable"Opening date class="unsortable"Closing date class="unsortable"Performances Title class="unsortable"Role class="unsortable"Theatre
Mar 10, 1959 Jan 30, 1960 375 Sweet Bird of Youth Tom Junior - Replacement Martin Beck Theatre
Oct 29, 1960 Feb 4, 1961 113 Invitation to a March Aaron Jablonski
Schuyler Grogan
Music Box Theatre
Nov 11, 1963 Nov 16, 1963 8 ArturoUriThe Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Shorty
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Jan 1, 1964 Jan 4, 1964 5 TheMilk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore Stage Manager Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Feb 18, 1965 Mar 27, 1965 44 All in Good Time Geoffrey Fitton Royale Theatre
Nov 1, 1965 Nov 6, 1965 8 Postmark Zero Unknown Brooks Atkinson Theatre
March 05, 1966 April 17, 1966 49 Monopoly Joe (Monopoly)
Mr. Stein (Suburban Tragedy)
Stage 73

Year Title class="unsortable"Role
1970 House of Dark Shadows Willie Loomis
1971 Daughters of Darkness Stefan
1971 Night of Dark Shadows Alex Jenkins
1976 ASmall Town in TexasA Small Town in Texas Lenny
1978 Killer's Delight Danny
1981 Pennies from Heaven The Detective
1984 Racing with the Moon Mr. Nash
1984 Impulse Bob Russell
1984 Gimme an 'F' Bucky Berkshire
1986 Native Son Max
1991 TheDark Wind (film) Jake West
1993 Surf Ninjas Mac

Year Title class="unsortable"Role class="unsortable"Notes
Unknown The Big StoryThe Big Story (radio/TV) Andy Franks Theory and Practice
1957 Kraft Television Theatre Young man
1958 From These Roots
1959 Naked City Chuck The Manhole
1959 Armstrong Circle Theatre Pfc. James Cook Thunder Over Berlin
1962 The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor Frankie Strangers in the House
1962 TheGallant Men Lieutenant Tyrell Signals for an End Run
1963 Stoney Burke Mickey Joby
1963 Hallmark Hall of Fame Ned The Patriots
1964 East Side/West Side Billy One Drink at a Time
1964 Brenner Ben Laney Laney's Boy
1966 Hawk John Polanski The Longleat Chronicles
1967 N.Y.P.D. Gary Doyle Murder for Infinity
1967 Love Is a Many Splendored Thing Jock Porter
1968 Hidden Faces Sharkey Primrose
1967-1971 Dark Shadows Willie Loomis
Carl Collins
Desmond Collins
Kendrick Young
182 episodes
1970 Another World Casey
1972 Night of Terror Pete Manning TV movie
1972 TheSixth SenseThe Sixth Sense (TV series) Ed Through a Flame Darkly
1972 TheMod Squad Johnny Wexford Belinda, End of Little Miss Bubble Gum
1973 TheInvasion of Carol Enders David Hastings TV movie
1973 Shirts and Skins Herbie Bush TV movie
1973 TheMagicianThe Magician (TV series) Jim Russel The Vanishing Lady
1973 Egan Jack/Ida Deveaux TV movie
1973 Wide World Mystery Otto Roget Frankenstein: Part 1
1973 Medical Center Frank Crane Judgment
1973 Police Story Slow Boy
1973 Kojak Pinky Web of Death
1974 Wide World Mystery Frank Linwood Nightmare at 43 Hillcrest
1974 Shazam Nick Roberts Thou Shalt Not Kill
1974 Doc Elliot Vincent Parker The Pharmacist
1974 Melvin Purvis G-MAN Tony Anthony Redecci TV movie
1975 Medical Center Danny Taggert No Hiding Place
1975 Mannix Hood #1 Quartet for a Blunt Instrument
1975 Delancey Street: The Crisis Within Richard Copell TV movie
1975 Trilogy of Terror Thomas Amman TV movie
1975 The Kansas City Massacre Sam Cowley
1975 Joe Forrester The Witness
1975 Mobile One Episode #1.9
1975 TheStreets of San Francisco Vernon Poisoned Snow
1976 ThePicture of Dorian GrayThe Picture of Dorian Gray (1976 TV) Alan Campbell TV movie
1976 'TheStreets of San Francisco Nat Reeves No Minor Vices
1976 Serpico Eddie Hibbard Rapid Fire
1976 TheWaltons Rev. Ezekiel L. Henshaw The Baptism
1976 Hawaii Five-O Harris Anatomy of a Bribe
1977 Police Story Shep Prime Rib
1977 Charlie's Angels Leonard Chaffey Angel Baby
1977 TheFeather and Father Gang Welcome Home, Vince
1977 ABC Weekend Special Bill Leggett My Dear Uncle Sherlock
1977 Hunter Power plant worker Bluebird Is Back
1977 All in the Family Leo Mike Goes Skiing
1977 Most Wanted Red Murphy The White Collar Killer
1978 Kojak Hicks The Captain's Brother's Wife
1978 Barnaby Jones Johnny Alban A Frame for Murder
1978 Barnaby Jones Easy Eddie The Scapegoat
1978 TheRockford Files Leo Rosendahl and Gilda Stern Are Dead
1978 Colorado C.I. Kessler TV movie
1978 TheHardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Rocky The Lady on Thursday at Ten
1979 TheLast Ride of the Dalton Gang Charlie Powers TV movie
1979 Lou Grant Ken Navaretti Gambling
1979 Sword of Justice Jerry Lombardi Blackjack
1979 TheReturn of Mod Squad Marty TV movie
1979 Kaz The Battered Bride
1979 Supertrain Quinn Express to Terror
1979 Starsky and Hutch Deputy D.A. Stanton Ballad for a Blue Lady
1979 Quincy, M.E. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Alistair Adams Semper-Fidelis
1979 Quincy, M.E. Customs Agent Bric Hot Ice
1979 Vega$ Eddie Stolvak The Day the Gambling Stopped
1980 TheLong Days of Summer Duane Haley TV movie
1981 Vega$ Geddes Out of Sight
1981 Quincy M.E. Customs Agent Brice Dear Mummy
1981 American Dream Coach Ritter
1981 Trapper John, M.D. Marty A Case of the Crazies
1982 Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story Uncle George TV movie
1982 King's Crossing Sheriff The Home Front
1982 Hill Street Blues Loomis, Corrupt South Ferry Cop Freedom's Last Stand
1982 Hill Street Blues Loomis, Corrupt South Ferry Cop The Spy Who Came in from Delgado
1982 Fame Detective Kessler Tomorrow's Farewell
1982-1988 Cagney & Lacey Harvey Lacey 110 episodes
1983 Bay City Blues Clancy Pilot
1983 Bay City Blues I Never Swung with My Father
1983 TheWinds of WarThe Winds of War (TV miniseries) Ed PBY Pilot Into the Maelstrom
1983 Miss Lonelyhearts Reverend Walker TV movie
1985 Finder of Lost Loves Doctor Arthur Barwell Final Analysis
1985 Hostage Flight DiSalvo TV movie
1985 The37th Annual Emmy Awards Himself Nominee: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
1986 Welcome Home, Bobby Geffin TV movie
1986 TheReturn of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Chapel TV movie
1986 The38th Annual Emmy Awards Himself Nominee: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
1987 Downpayment on Murder Albert TV movie
1987 TheNew Mike Hammer Green Lipstick/Mike's Daughter
1987 Daddy Mike Burnette TV movie
1987 The39th Annual Emmy Awards Himself Nominee: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
1988 Police Story: Burnout Capt. Harrison TV movie
1988 ABC Afterschool Special Joe Farrell Date Rape
1989 Snoops Lieutenant Sam Akers Mr. Dennis' Neighborhood
1989 Snoops Lieutenant Sam Akers Big Brass Cookie Jar
1989 Snoops Lieutenant Sam Akers Hot Shot
1989 Snoops Lieutenant Sam Akers Episode 1.2
1989 227 Nathan Pollack Jackée
1989 Jackée Nathan Pollack Spin off series of 227
1989 Babycakes Al
1989 TheCover Girl and the Cop Lieutenant Wingo TV movie
1989 Murder, She Wrote Lt. Martin McGinn The Grand Old Lady
1990 Nightmare on the 13th Floor Sgt Madden TV movie
1991 In a Child's Name Joe Silvano TV movie
1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin Jake Morrison TV movie
1992 Murder, She Wrote Patrick MacNair To the Last Will I Grapple with Thee
1992 Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story John Garner TV movie
1993 Without Warning: Terror in the Towers Jack McAllister TV movie
1994 Roseanne: An Unauthorized Biography Jerry Barr TV movie
1994 MacShayne: Winner Takes All Waldo Church TV movie
1994 Cagney & Lacey: The Return Harvey Lacey TV movie
1994 Mad About You Gus Stemple Giblets for Murray
1995 Mad About You Gus Stemple Mad About You, Parts and 2
1995 Murder, She Wrote Superintendent Arthur Joyce Nan's Ghost: Parts 1 and 2
1995 Cagney & Lacey: Together Again Harvey Lacey TV movie
1995 Cagney & Lacey: The View Through the Glass Ceiling Harvey Lacey TV movie
1996 Cagney & Lacey: True Convictions Harvey Lacey TV movie
2002 SoapTalk Self Episode dated 15 July 2002

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor � Drama Series

Anthony Zerbe (1976) * Gary Frank (1977) * Robert Vaughn (1978) * Stuart Margolin (1979) * Stuart Margolin (1980) * Michael Conrad (1981) * Michael Conrad (1982) * James Coco (1983) * Bruce Weitz (1984) * Edward James Olmos (1985) * John Karlen (1986) * John Hillerman (1987) * Larry Drake (1988) * Larry Drake (1989) * Jimmy Smits (1990) * Timothy Busfield (1991) * Richard Dysart (1992) * Chad Lowe (1993) * Fyvush Finkel (1994) * Ray Walston (1995) * Ray Walston (1996) * Héctor Elizondo (1997) * Gordon Clapp (1998) * Michael Badalucco (1999) * Richard Schiff (2000)

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