Harley Venton - biography

Actor from United States of America

Harley Venton (born November 11, 1953) is an American actor, from Jamestown, North Dakota. He began performing in high school and during his senior year, in addition to placing first in the state in the North Dakota State Speech Competition for Humorous Interpretation, he also was awarded the "Joseph Jefferson Award" (given to the outstanding senior actor at Jamestown High School), and won the school's annual talent show with a comedy routine which featured his impressions of various celebrities and political figures. After graduating from college, Venton moved to New York, where he first became known for playing the role of attorney Derek Colby on the long running CBS soap opera, Guiding Light from 1979 to 1982. While still appearing on Guiding Light he was also a standby for the roles of Lloyd Barnett and Doc Porter in the original Broadway production of Crimes Of The Heart. In 1983, Venton relocated to California, and shortly thereafter, began making frequent appearances on episodic television programs, either playing very romantic characters with his brown hair and brown eyes (classical tall dark and handsome looks) or as a criminal or "the heavy". He has appeared on Kate &  ( Wikipedia article )


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Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America


Year Performance Character
2000 Falling Like This
1991 Blood Ties

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