Jon Cypher Online
EST 2014 | a tribute site to actor jon cypher
Welcome to MAVERICK JON CYPHER ONLINE @ 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 have to say I really loved Jon in this film. Jon plays the part of Brian, the advertising agent for a fictional football team in which the lead character of Morgan played by Marjoe Gortner plays. FOOD OF THE GODS is from a novella by H. G. Welles. Though it isn’t a direct adaptation of the book, it does entertain certain elements from the book in terms of the ‘superfood’ and its effect on nature and what it might do to the animals who consume it. Makes one wonder about the whole GMO battle today. What is that stuff really going to do to us? I really thought Jon did a very good job with what he was given. His duties was largely to play side-kick to Gortner who got to be the hero in the piece. Now this is where I have to take umbrage. Why did they have to kill off Brian? Why couldn’t he have gone on to help the rest to escape the rat onslaught? The young couple got to live. Their baby got to live. The intended love interest in Pamela Franklin got to live, so why not Jon as Brian? I always hate the part where he gets mauled by the gigantic rats. Just hate that part. Ah well, Jon looked handsome as always and he got to go down the hero of the piece…in my eyes. The film also stars Ida Lupino, Ralph Meeker and Belinda Balaski.


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