Jon Cypher Online
EST 2014 | a tribute site to actor jon cypher
Welcome to MAVERICK JON CYPHER ONLINE @ www.joncypher.org an online resource to American actor Jon Cypher. Well known for his portrayal of Chief Fletcher P. Daniels on the 1982 NBC cop drama HILL STREET BLUES, as Major General Martin Goldman on the CBS Vietnam War drama TOUR OF DUTY and as General Marcus Craig on MAJOR DAD and as Duncan, Man at Arms in the film HE MAN & THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, as Brian in H. G. Wells' FOOD OF THE GODS, and as Prince Christopher in the live televised version of CINDERELLA starring Julie Andrews from 1957. Jon has a strong resume encompassing film, television and the stage. Although Jon is now retired I hope this site stands as a tribute to his talent.

I was finally able to record Jon’s four episodes of MARCUS WELBY M.D. from my PVR onto my computer. A station where I live was playing the show from beginning to end and I waited for what seemed like forever for Jon’s four episode arc to come on in season seven. And they’re finally here. Jon played the part of Eric Brandon, a brash architect who was a long time love of the show’s newcomer Janet Blake played by Pamela Hensley. Hensley was brought on as a love interest for regular Dr. Steve Kiley played by actor James Brolin. I loved this character. Jon is quite good in it despite the rather laughable fake beard they gave him. Why oh why cover that beautiful face and skin? Those eyes though are just stunningly blue though. My take on the beard though might have to do with making Kiley/Brolin more attractive, giving him a leg up as far as Janet’s affections. However, the episodes are rife with both Brandon and Kiley pissing all over poor Janet, as if she doesn’t know what she wants or who she wants. Which stands in total contradiction to her character of Queen Ardala on the show Buck Rogers she appeared in later. Now I’m not sure about you but for me there would be no contest. While I’m sure James Brolin is both attractive and a catch for Barbra Streisand, I’ll take Jon Cypher over Brolin hands down. These episode screencaps go along with the stills I posted some time ago here.

  • [0933] SCREENCAPS: MARCUS WELBY MD – E7X01 TOMORROW MAY NEVER COME
  • [0175] SCREENCAPS: MARCUS WELBY MD – E7X02 THE FRUITFULNESS OF MRS. STEFFI RHODES
  • [0481] SCREENCAPS: MARCUS WELBY MD – E7X03 THE COVENANT
  • [1345] SCREENCAPS: MARCUS WELBY MD – E7X04 THE LIE

   



I have something new for you. From 1975 Jon guested on four episodes of the show MARCUS WELBY M. D. where he played the part of Eric Brandon. I remember the episodes mainly because for the show, season seven was a watershed for the series. Dr. Steven Kiley played by James Brolin, met and fell in love with a woman played by Pamela Hensley. Her character was Janet Blake who was the new administrator of the hospital where Steve and Marcus Welby (Robert Young) worked at. Jon’s character of Eric Brandon was the former flame of Janet’s who comes back into her life to hassle her. Funny I never correlated this actor to the same one who played Chief Fletcher Daniels on HILL STREET BLUES. Sorry I only have the stills from the episodes Jon was in. I’m hoping to sometime come across the episodes so I can cap them up and get them into the gallery. Unfortunately the only seasons currently available on DVD are the first two. No word yet as to when the other ones will be out. Hopefully soon.

  • [003] STILLS: MARCUS WELBY M. D. – E7X04 THE COVENANT
  • [006] STILLS: MARCUS WELBY M. D. – E7X03 THE LIE

  
     



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