John Wesley: ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s Actor Dies at 72

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John Wesley: ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s Actor Dies at 72
John Wesley: ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s Actor Dies at 72

Wesley died due to complications arising from multiple myeloma. The actor was a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and had made a notable appearance in the Fresh Prince Season Two’s episode, “The Mother of All Battles”, where he portrayed the role of the father of Paula Hoover who was a guest character played by Ebony Solomon.

Before that, he constructed up a long list of acting credits, combining in the Eighties Dirty Dancing television series. His various subsequent credits comprise the TV series Baywatch, Martin, Frasier, Melrose Place, Medium and NCIS. Wesley also acted as Sergeant Tony in the 1992 buddy cop comedy movie, “Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot”, and he then appeared in 1968 Western, “Hang ‘Em High”, and starred Clint Eastwood.

John Wesley: ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s Actor Dies at 72
John Wesley: ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s Actor Dies at 72

Gerry Pass who is the actor’s manager as well as producer paid respect to Wesley in a statement to Variety. He told the publication that John Wesley was a present to the world, for his kindness and grace will always remain in his works of theatre, TV, and film.

Wesley has hundred or more movies and television credits, which additionally incorporate “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Missing in Action,” “Big Fish,” “Stop, Or My Mom Will Shoot,” “Always Outnumbered” with Laurence Fishburne and “Martin.” He also acted as cameos on “Frasier,” “The Jefferson’s,” “Benson” and “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” Very recently, he co-starred in 2016’s “The Midnighters,” which was a true-crime thriller that was directed by Julian Fort. His last project was “Second Acts,” which was a short film that was created by Gerry Pass and directed by Anya Adams.

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Wesley also played a role on the stage in Ionesco’s “Macbeth” and Lillian Hellman’s “Toys in the Attic” at the Old Globe Theatre, along with “An American Clock” by Arthur Miller and “Wild Oats” at the Mark Taper Forum.

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