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is an American
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An actor is a person who acts in a dramatic production and who works in film, television, theatre, or radio in that capacity...
, perhaps best known for being an original cast member of the long-running primetime television drama Knots Landing
Knots Landing is an American primetime television soap opera that aired from December 27, 1979 to May 13, 1993 on CBS. Set in a fictitious coastal suburb of Los Angeles in California, the show centered on the lives of four married couples living in a cul-de-sac, Seaview Circle...
playing Richard Avery. He was cast in the role of Richard partly because Knots Landing creator David Jacobs
David Jacobs in Baltimore, Maryland is a writer for television, most memorable for being the creator of the two dramas Dallas and Knots Landing....
was acquainted with Pleshette's work, partly because of Pleshette being the husband of Jacobs' Ex-Wife Literary Agent Lynn Pleshette. Pleshette bears a strong resemblance to Lee Harvey Oswald
Lee Harvey Oswald was, according to four government investigations,These were investigations by: the Federal Bureau of Investigation , the Warren Commission , the House Select Committee on Assassinations , and the Dallas Police Department. the sniper who assassinated John F...
and played him in the 1977 television film The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald
. He is the cousin of the late actress Suzanne Pleshette
Suzanne Pleshette was an American actress, on stage, screen and television.After beginning her career in theatre, she began appearing in films in the early 1960s, such as Rome Adventure and Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds...
John Pleshette is a 1964 graduate of Brown University.