Like so many of the talented people in this blog, John Friedrich had built up a pretty nice looking resume. His brief scenes with John Travolta in The Boy in the Plastic Bubble are the best parts of that movie. As the love interest to Debra Winger in Thank God It's Friday, his comic charm makes the movie seem better than it actually is. And in the James Woods film Fast-Walking, John Friedrich's understated performance holds its own among a whole slew of scenery chewing character actors like Timothy Carey and Tim McIntire, just to name a few.
With most of his films and especially his work in the movies The Wanderers, A Small Circle of Friends and the television mini-series The Thorn Birds, John Friedrich has actual proof that he could have been a star. And I'm one fan that believes that it could still happen.