Graham Jarvis
Graham Jarvis
Graham Jarvis
Vital Information
Gender: Male
Born: (1930-08-25)August 25, 1930
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died April 16, 2003(2003-04-16) (aged 72)
Deathplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active: 1956-2003, his death
Family/Personal information
Spouse(s): JoAnne Rader (? - 16 April 2003) (his death) 2 children
Related to: 2 sons, Alex and Matt
AIMR President Peter Jarvis (nephew)
Character/series involvement
Appeared on/
Involved with:
Sanford and Son
Episodes appeared in: in 'The TV Addict' (Season 5, episode #17)
Character(s) played: Dr. Simmons
Sanford and Son retro Wiki Script

Graham Jarvis (August 25, 1930 – April 16, 2003) appeared as Dr. Simmons, a therapist and hypnotist summoned by Lamont to assist Fred in his TV addiction in the Sanford and Son titled The TV Addict (Season 5, episode #17). Graham was a seasoned Canadian character actor in American films and television from the 1960s.

Early life and acting careerEdit

Born in Toronto, Graham attended Williams College before moving to New York to pursue a career in theater. Jarvis appeared on such television programs as Naked City, Route 66, N.Y.P.D., All in the Family, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, M*A*S*H, Mork & Mindy, Starsky and Hutch, Cagney and Lacey, the NBC-TV series Fame, Married... with Children, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The X Files, ER, and Six Feet Under. He also played character roles in many films. His last major part was as "Charles Jackson", father of Annie Jackson Camden in the Warner Brothers TV drama 7th Heaven, a role that he filled until his death.

Jarvis acted in the role of Elliot Sinclair in the Journeyman Project trio of video games and was also the narrator in the first American production of The Rocky Horror Show at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, playing alongside Meat Loaf and Tim Curry.

He lived in Los Angeles with his wife Joanna Jarvis, and two sons Alex and Matt. Jarvis was also the uncle of former AIMR President Peter Jarvis. In 2003, he died from multiple myeloma. He was interred at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village, California.

Selected FilmographyEdit

  • Bye Bye Braverman (1968)
  • Alice's Restaurant (1969)
  • The Out-of-Towners (1970)
  • Cold Turkey (1971)
  • Prophecy (1979)
  • Silkwood (1983)
  • Tough Guys (1986)
  • Misery (1990)
  • Last of the Dogmen (1995)

External linksEdit

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