Bartholomew John

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Bartholomew John
Born (1952-08-24) 24 August 1952 (age 70)
Christchurch, New Zealand
MediumTelevision actor
Notable works and rolesChris Piper in The Young Doctors

Bartholomew John (born 24 August 1952 in Christchurch, New Zealand) is an actor best known for his roles on television in America and Australia. In 1974, his single "Someone" peaked at number 75 in Australia.[1]


He played Dr. Chris Piper in the Australian soap opera The Young Doctors from 1977 to 1979 followed by a lead role in Skyways from 1979 to 1981 as Captain Nick Granger, also appearing in Waterloo Station. More recent credits include: Murder Call, All Saints and Always Greener. His best-known work is probably playing the clown, Ronald McDonald on Australian television.

In 2005 John portrayed John Forsythe in Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure, a fictionalized television movie based on the creation and behind the scenes production of the 1980s prime time soap opera Dynasty.[2][3]


  1. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 158. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  2. ^ Heffernan, Virginia (1 January 2005). "Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure: If You've Got It, Flaunt It: ABC Trumpets an 80's Hit". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 February 2009.
  3. ^ "Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure: Credits". Retrieved 27 February 2009.

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