Alan Beckwith

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Alan Beckwith
Born January 2, 1952 in Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes



Beckwith was born January 2, 1952 in Tyrone, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Tyrone Area High School in 1969, he attended Penn State University and received a degree in aerospace engineering in 1972. Also in that same year, he graduated from Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virgina. He had Naval fight training in Pensacola, Florida in 1973 and received an honorable discharge from both the Air Force and the Marine Corps. He had his theatrical debut in a Jon Voight production in 1974, and his first television credit was in the 1976 TV movie The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case. He was married in 1978 and separated 30 days later. He was co-owner of a vintage clothing store on Sunset Boulevard.


Guest Starring Roles

  • CHiPs: Junkyard Worker, Destruction Derby (1979)
  • The Feather and Father Gang: Poker Player, The Feather and Father Gang/Never Con a Killer|Never Con a Killer (1977)
  • The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case: Walter Lyle (1976)
  • General Hospital (1981)
  • Magnum P.I.: Self/Voice, Magnum P.I./On the Fly|On the Fly (1987)
  • Miami Vice: Self/Voice, Miami Vice/Down for the Count: Part 2 (1987)
  • Nichols and Dymes: Costar Pilot Show, MTM - Mary Tyler Moore Productions (1982)
  • The Luck of Roaring Camp: Costar, HBO Special (1984)

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

  • The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case: Walter Lyle (1976)
  • From Here to Eternity: Guest Star (1979)

Notable Film Roles

  • The China Syndrome: Technician, Columbia Pictures (1979)
  • The Dogs of War: Mercenary, United Artists (1980)
  • UFOria: Brother Roy, Universal Pictures (1985)