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John Harkins
John Harkins guest starred as Gordon Farady in the Season 9 AITF episode "Edith Versus the Bank" (#9).
Personal Information
Born: September 7, 1932
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Died: March 5, 1999(1999-03-05) (aged 66)
Deathplace: Portola Valley, California, U.S.
Years active: 1955–1999
Spouse(s): Lydia Ann Grenier (1964-1999; his death)
Character/Series involvement
Series: All in the Family
Episodes appeared in: "Edith Versus the Bank" in Season 9
Character played: Gordon Faraday
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John Harkins (September 7, 1932 - March 5, 1999) guest starred on All in the Family as Gordon Faraday, the bank manager who refused to grant Edith a loan which she wanted in order to buy Archie a new TV set in the Season 9 episode "Edith Versus the Bank" (#8).


Among his many TV and film roles, perhaps his more notable ones were played the roles of Lieutenant Costa, Garth Blackwood, Mr. Strak, and Horace Gladstone on the 1966-71 ABC-TV daytime soap/horror seris Dark Shadows. Harkins had various roles in many television shows and movies. He played the minister in the famous "Chuckles the Clown" episode of CBS-Tv's The Mary Tyler Moore Show. He also portrayed Fred Fenner, a recurring character on the series Doc during its first season.

During the 1980s, Harkins continued with roles in television and films appearing in Absence of Malice starring Paul Newman, the 1983 horror film Amityville 3-D, and the 1984 television movie Concealed Enemies.[1] From 1985 to 1987, he portrayed Bruce Mansfield, a recurring character on the CBS-TV series Cagney & Lacey (he later reprised the role in the 1994 television reunion movie Cagney & Lacey: The Return). In 1988, Harkins co-starred in the television adaptation of Inherit the Wind starring Jason Robards and Kirk Douglas, followed by a role in Slaves of New York. One of Harkins' last onscreen appearances was in the 1996 HBO film Crime of the Century.


  1. Concealed Enemies American Playhouse. Retrieved on January 29, 2017.

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