And the movie that was supposed to make him a star was The Other Side of Midnight. Unfortunately for John Beck, there was this other film called Star Wars that came out around the same time and stole all of the focus.
It was then back to television for John Beck where he continued guest starring on television shows and eventually landed the lead role in the forgettable prime time soap opera, Flamingo Road. It was another prime time soap opera a few years later called Dallas that would give him his most exposure. Unfortunately his character, Mark Graison, was killed off and he never became the household name that many thought he would be.
His career is a typical one in Hollywood. He, like so many other good actors had the looks and the talent to become a major star and for one reason or another they were never able to stay on the A list for very long, which makes John Beck the pick of the day for Not Very Famous...but should be.