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John Sylvester White (1919–1988)

John Sylvester White was born on October 31, 1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Welcome Back, Kotter (1975), Search for Tomorrow (1951) and Kojak (1973). He was married to Joan Alexander. He died on September 11, 1988 in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. See full bio »

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Welcome Back, Kotter Mr. Michael Woodman
Search for Tomorrow Keith Barron
Kojak Chief Copeland
Baretta Jimmy Fingers


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 1983 Mama's Family (TV Series)
Mr. Vogelman
- Mama Gets a Job (1983) ... Mr. Vogelman
 1981 Alice (TV Series)
Mr. Swanson
- Alice Locks Belle Out (1981) ... Mr. Swanson
 1980 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (TV Movie)
Fritz Vanderhoof
 1980 The Last Song (TV Movie)
 1975-1979 Welcome Back, Kotter (TV Series)
Mr. Michael Woodman
- The Bread Winners (1979) ... Mr. Michael Woodman
- I'm Okay, But You're Not (1979) ... Mr. Michael Woodman
- Oo-Oo, I Do: Part 1 (1979) ... Mr. Michael Woodman
- Oo-Oo, I Do: Part 2 (1979) ... Mr. Michael Woodman
- The Gang Show (1979) ... Mr. Michael Woodman
 1975 Bronk (TV Series)
Melvin Frank
- Open Contract (1975) ... Melvin Frank
 1975 Man on the Outside (TV Movie)
 1975 Baretta (TV Series)
Jimmy Fingers
- The Mansion (1975) ... Jimmy Fingers
 1975 Hustling (TV Movie)
 1975 A Shadow in the Streets (TV Movie)
 1974 The Gun (TV Movie)
 1974 The Law (TV Movie)
Judge Philip Shields
 1973 Kojak (TV Series)
Chief Copeland
- Requiem for a Cop (1973) ... Chief Copeland
 1973 The Blue Knight (TV Movie)
Freddie Opp (uncredited)
 1973 The Marcus-Nelson Murders (TV Movie)
Inspector Hoffstetter
 1972 Banyon (TV Series)
- Completely Out of Print (1972) ... Carruthers
 1971-1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Lee Thompson / Vince Stanton
- A Second Life (1972) ... Lee Thompson
- The Natural (1971) ... Vince Stanton
 1970 Medical Center (TV Series)
Lieutenant Egan
- Trial by Terror (1970) ... Lieutenant Egan
 1951 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Keith Barron
- Episode #1.1 (1951) ... Keith Barron
Show Show Self (2 credits)

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