By this stage, Ashley had been drafted, and production was held up until he completed his basic training and could go on leave. Ashley only served six months in the army, in the Presidio in San Francisco. In addition to acting, Ashley was also a singer. The release of the single was timed to coincide with the release of Dragstrip Girl. Ashley would perform the occasional concert; one of his musicians for a time was Glen Campbell.
He Chicago - Horace Finch - At The Organ Of The Empress Ballroom, Blackpool a Little Lou - John Ashley - Born To Rock clean cut image guy. He didn't necessarily want a hard rocker. Gene Vincent played himself and sang several songs, as did Ashley.
It was Ashley's first sympathetic lead role. He was offered a part on the TV Little Lou - John Ashley - Born To Rock Matinee Theatrein an episode called "The Alleyway" with Janis Paigeand asked for the movie to be postponed so he could take it. I felt they could shift the schedule one day to allow me to do it. As it turned out, and I'm sure they had their reasons, they couldn't do it. Ashley thought he was often cast in Westerns because "I was from Oklahoma, and could ride, and had a bit of an accent when I first came out here.
I always seemed the young Billy the Kid gunslinger. Ashley returned to features with the lead in High School Caesarplaying a tyrant at high school; it was made for an even smaller budget than his AIP films and was distributed by Roger Corman 's Filmgroup. Ashley later said that at this stage of his career, he had no interest in the production side of things.
From toAshley was cast in a co-starring role with Brian Kelly on the ABC adventure series Straightawayset in Crazy Little Lover Boy - Lena Zavaroni - Songs Are Such Good Things automobile mechanic shop and often focusing on the sport of drag racing.
Ashley would occasionally sing. It ran for 26 episodes. He played the role of Sandy, a young rodeo performer who wants to become a deputy sheriff so that he can marry his sweetheart, Katie Downs Susan Crane.
However, he is arrested for the theft of funds from the "holdup-proof" safe in the building of merchant Gus Lammerson Regis Toomey. With Katie's aid, Sandy escapes jail to find the real thieves. Ashley had a part in Hudperhaps his most acclaimed film, although several of his scenes wound up being cut in the final edit. Ashley was one of the few AIP lead actors who made the transition from juvenile delinquent movies to beach party films when he was called back to the studio to play Ken, Frankie Avalon 's best friend in Beach Party He guest starred on Dr Kildare in "Night of the Beast" Ashley was not in Pajama Partybut did appear in Sergeant Deadheadonce again playing Avalon's best friend.
He was in Beach Blanket Bingothis time playing Avalon's rival. Ashley later recalled shooting one of the beach party scenes with Avalon, saying, "Our backs were to the water camera and we were walking and talking and Frankie said, 'Man, can you believe us? Two year-old guys out here in body make-up and red trunks. Beach Blanket Bingo was the only beach movie where Ashley had much to do. Ashley later estimated his fee took up more than half the budget. He was reportedly going to do Three to Make Zeroa thriller with Conrad from a script by Richard Bakalyan but it was not made.
Ashley's final beach party movie was How to Stuff a Wild Bikiniwhere he played "Johnny"; he sang a few songs on the soundtrack. Ashley did not appear in the final film in the series, The Ghost in the Invisible Bikinialthough he was originally announced as starring in it and Walley did appear. Universe Muscles". InAshley received an offer to make a film in the Philippines.
As his marriage to Walley ended, he was keen to get out of the country and accepted. Ashley starred in Hell on Wheelsplaying the brother of Marty Robbins. He also had a small role in A Space Odyssey playing an astronaut, a part that was cut Through Endless Caves Of Frozen Geometry - Various - Breaking Down The Barriers 1995-2005, Ten Years some editions of the film.
Ashley then returned to Oklahoma, where he ran some movie theaters. A distributor friend of Ashley's found success screening Brides of Blood and suggested that Ashley return to the Philippines to make another film there.
It did well at the box office,  Little Lou - John Ashley - Born To Rock a long-running association with the Philippines and with Romero. Romero recalled Ashley as "very easy to get along with, very companionable. After finishing Beast of BloodRomero suggested to Ashley that they finance their own movies.
Ashley worked as executive producer, providing the above-the-line costs. It was his most financially successful feature as a producer. He was one of three supervising producers, along with Frank Lupoof a hit show that ran for 98 episodes Ashley went from "producer" to "executive producer" for the last few seasons.
Ashley also served as the narrator of the opening title sequence during the show's first four seasons and made a cameo during the first season. It's like catching lightning, this kind of success -- it only happens once in your life, finding someone like Mr. T and having him and the show become the phenomenon they have".
Frank Lupo persuaded Ashley to play a cameo in the show's second two-hour special, as a backer for a bogus horror movie proposed by series regular Dirk Benedict, called The Beast of the Yellow Night.
A few seconds from that episode, showing Benedict with his arm around Ashley,can be glimpsed Brandenburg Concerto No.
1 In F Major - Johann Sebastian Bach - The Brandenburg Concertos (Reel-To-R the series' opening credits sequence. Sometimes it's funny, sometimes it's a little sad. But Little Lou - John Ashley - Born To Rock know what it's like. I've been there. Ashley then produced Werewolfcreated by Lupo, which ran for 28 episodes. He produced Something Is Out Therea miniseries which led to a short-lived series. Ashley produced some seasons of Walker, Texas Ranger.
He did another TV series for Cannell, Markerand a series starring Brian BosworthLawlesswhich was canceled after one episode. Ashley briefly returned to acting with a small role in Invisible Momdirected by his friend Fred Olen Ray. He had previously turned down a role in the beach party parody Back to the Beach. His last film as producer Little Lou - John Ashley - Born To Rock Scar City Ashley married actress Deborah Walley in He later remarried to his third wife, Jan Ashley.
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