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John Dye biography

Date of birth : 1963-01-31
Date of death : 2011-01-10
Birthplace : Amory, Mississippi, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Famous Figures
Last modified : 2011-01-22
Credited as : Actor, role in Touched by an Angel, The Sound of Music

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John Carroll Dye was an American film and television actor known for his role as Andrew in the television series Touched by an Angel.

Early years and career:

The Mississippi-born Dye was bitten with the acting bug after playing the eldest Von Trapp son in a high school production of The Sound of Music. During his first summer break from college, he went to New York, where he auditioned for and was offered a place in a touring classical theater repertory company. But, as it would conflict with his schooling, Dye declined the offer and returned to Memphis State (now the University of Memphis). A Judd Nelson teen movie, Making the Grade(1984), was about to film in the area and Dye won his first professional role playing one of Nelson's prep school buddies. (He would work alongside Nelson again as one of the members of "The Billionaire's Boys Club", a 1987 NBC miniseries.) Dye later won his first screen lead in "Campus Man" (1987), playing an entrepreneurial rogue who pays for his college tuition by getting the hunky guys on campus to pose for a calendar. In 1989, he played a UCLA student living in the school's bell tower in "Big Man on Campus", but after a few more roles, such as "The Best of the Best" (1989) and "Perfect Weapon" (1991), Dye, with the perennial twinkle in his eye, moved into a TV career.

His first regular series work was during the 1989-1990 season of Tour of Duty (CBS), when he was cast as a pacifist medic trying to save lives before the battles even begin. Dye played an optimistic medical student juggling the demands of school, working as a bartender and trying to be a single parent in "Jack's Place" (CBS, 1992-93) and was an opportunistic womanizer on the short-lived summer series "Hotel Malibu" (CBS, 1994).

Films:

1984 Making the Grade
1986 Modern Girls
1987 Campus Man
1989 Mother, Mother
1989 Best of the Best
1991 The Perfect Weapon
1994 Sioux City
2005 Heart of the Beholder
2007 Claudette
2009 Fist of the Warrior

Television:

1987 Billionaire Boys
1988 CBS Summer Playhouse
1988 Murder, She Wrote
1989–1990 Tour of Duty
1990 Room for Romance
1992 Jack's Place
1994 Murder, She Wrote
1994 Hotel Malibu
1996 The Nerd
1996–1998 Promised Land
2000 Once Upon a Christmas
2001 Twice Upon a Christmas
1994–2003 Touched by an Angel


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