Everwood and The Soul Man actor, John Beasley Dead at 79

By Stermy 4 Min Read

Actor John Beasley, best known to TV audiences for his role as Irv Harper on the beloved WB drama Everwood, has died. He was 79 years old.

John Beasley Dead: Beasley died on Tuesday (May 30t, 2023) in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. His son revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that his dad had been undergoing tests on his liver before he took an unexpected turn for the worst.

Taken to Facebook to announced/mourn the death of his dad, Beasley’s son Mike shared a photo of himself and his dad as he honored him.

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“Man…you know this is a part of life…but that doesn’t make it any easier. I lost my best friend today. 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.” Mike wrote.

Beasley was born in Omaha, Nebraska in June 26, 1943 and didn’t get started in acting until his 40s. His first acting credits were in films like V.I. Warshawski (1991), The Mighty Ducks (1992), Rudy (1993), Untamed Heart (1993) and Little Big League (1994) and in TV shows like Brewster Place (1990), Lucky Day (1991) and Laurel Avenue (1993).

His first main role in a television series was in Greg Berlanti’s Everwood in the role of Irv Harper which he played throughout its four-season run. Beasley was also a main cast member of The Soul Man, a sitcom created by Suzanne Martin and Cedric the Entertainer.

John Beasley has been confirmed dead at age 79: Cause Of Death, Children, Wife, Net Worth
John Beasley Dead at 79: Cause Of Death, Children, Wife, Net Worth

Other television credits included 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.

Beasley’s film credits also included The General’s Daughter (1999), Crazy in Alabama (1999), The Sum of All Fears (2002), The Purge: Anarchy (2014), I’ll See You in My Dreams (2015), The Turkey Bowl (2019), Cowboys (2020) and Spell (2020), to name a few. Firestarter was his last acting credit in 2022.

John Beasley Cause Of Death

As of the time of this post, official cause of John’s death is not yet made known but from what we know, Beasley was experiencing liver issues.

John Beasley Wife & Children

The Question, is John married, and does he have children?

Wife: Judy Beasley was the wife of celebrated actor, John Beasley. She was Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Judy, shared the same hometown as her husband.

They got married in the year 1965. She’s the minister of music at Hope Lutheran Church and performs with the Intergeneration Orchestra of Omaha.

Children: Judy Beasley & John Beasley have 2 children together, two sons, Mike and Tyrone.

John Beasley Net Worth

Per our check as of the time of this post before his death, John has a net worth of USD $1 Million approx.

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