Film & Television . . .

Jan 'n Dean in Film and Television J an & Dean have made numerous appearances in film and television over the years.

From Dick Clark and Jack Benny in 1958 to "At the Drive-In" in 2003, here are a few examples (more to come):

F I L M
Starring Roles YEAR
The TAMI Show (Teenage Command Performance) (Electronovision) 1965
Historic concert film hosted by JAN & DEAN (October 1964), who also recorded the theme song "(Here They Come) From All Over the World." A theatrofilm by Electronovision, in association with Screen Entertainment Company. Recorded live at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California.

Featured acts included JAN & DEAN, the BEACH BOYS, JAMES BROWN and the FLAMES, The ROLLING STONES, CHUCK BERRY, The BARBARIANS, The BLOSSOMS, SMOKY ROBINSON and the MIRACLES, LESLEY GORE, GERRY and the PACEMAKERS, The SUPREMES, BILLY J. KRAMER and the DAKOTAS, and MARVIN GAYE.

Opening sequences (non-concert) featured JAN & DEAN. Music arranged and conducted by JACK NITSCHE. Theme song written by PHIL SLOAN & STEVE BARRI. Director: STEVE BINDER. Producer: LEE SAVIN. Executive Producer: WILLIAM SARGENT JR.

Easy Come, Easy Go (Paramount) 1965
Production of this feature film (a comedy) was shut down when JAN BERRY suffered a severe leg injury in a rail accident on the first day's shoot, August 5, 1965. Director: BARRY SHEAR. Screenplay: NORMAN FLINCH / MAURICE RICHLIN. A Dunhill Production.

ALTERNATE TITLES: "Jan and Dean Meet Myron the Musical Ape" ... "Jan and Dean Go-Go Wild" ... and "Myron the Musical Ape Meets Jan and Dean, Dracula, Fatima, Billy the Kid and One Hundred Beautiful Girls Count Them One Hundred."

NOTE: There were at least THREE different script versions, and the characters varied slightly among them.

T E L E V I S I O N
SHOW -- Starring Roles YEAR
Surf Scene (Unreleased Pilot, Desilu Sales) 1963
On the Run (Unreleased Pilot, ABC) 1966
SHOW -- Guest Appearances -- JAN & ARNIE YEAR
The Dick Clark Show (ABC) 1958
Country America -- KABC-TV, Los Angeles 1958
The Jack Benny Show (CBS) 1958
SHOW -- Guest Appearances -- JAN & DEAN YEAR
American Bandstand / Dick Clark Show (ABC) 1959
1960
1961
1963
1964
Redigo -- Episode "Papa San" (NBC) 1963
Acting as themselves, with CHAD EVERETT
Surf's Up! -- KHJ-TV, Hollywood (Independent) 1963
The Steve Allen Show (SYN) 1963
The Cinnamon Cinder Show 1963
The Celebrity Game (CBS) 1964
The Lloyd Thaxton Show (SYN) 1964
The Hollywood Palace (ABC) 1964
1965
The Red Skelton Show (CBS) 1965
The Dean Martin Show (NBC) 1965
Where the Action Is (ABC) 1965
The Midnight Special (NBC) 1975
1979
Dick Clark's Good Ol' Days Part 2 1978
The Mike Douglas Show (SYN) 1979
Sha Na Na (SYN) 1979
Don Kirshner's Rock Concert (SYN) 1979
Jan & Dean California Special () 1979
Concert sequences with JAN & DEAN and PAPA DOO RUN RUN were filmed at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles, the Golden Bear in Huntington Beach, and at Fresno State University. RICHARD HATCH, BRUCE DAVISON, and BRUCE JOHNSTON make appearances. Guest host and performer: GLEN CAMPBELL. Narrated by CASEY KASEM.
The Today Show (NBC) 1980
Dinah! (Dinah Shore, SYN) 1980
The Uncle Floyd Show (UHF, Channel 68, New Jersey) 1981
American Video Awards () 1984
Presenters, with DEBORAH ALLEN, of the award for Best Country Music Video.
Rock 'n' Roll Summer Action (ABC) 1985
Keep On Cruisin' (CBS) 1987
The New Gidget (SYN) 1987
Rockin' the Night Away 1988
Vicki! (Vicki Lawrence, SYN) 1992
American Music Awards (ABC) 2002
Featuring JENNY McCARTHY'S infamous "shout-out" for JAN BERRY and JAN & DEAN, who were in attendance.
At the Drive-In (PBS) 2003
N E W S   S E G M E N T S
SHOW YEAR
Entertainment Tonight (SYN)
1983
1991
MTV News (MTV) 1985
D O C U M E N T A R I E S
SHOW YEAR
Jan & Dean: Behind the Music (VH1)
1998
Interviewees include JAN BERRY, DEAN TORRENCE, GLEN CAMPBELL, BRIAN WILSON, LOU ADLER, JILL GIBSON, PAUL MORANTZ, VIVIAN SHEEHAN, BILL HOLLINGSHEAD, ROBERT WATERS, BOB GREENE, GARY GRIFFIN, and DAVID LOGEMAN. Archivist: FRANK KISKO. Consultants: MICHAEL "DOC ROCK" KELLY and DAVID BEARD. Music: JOHN ERNST. Producer: PAUL BARROSSE.
Jan & Dean: The Other Beach Boys (A&E's Biography) 2002
Interviewees include JAN BERRY, DEAN TORRENCE, BRIAN WILSON, BRUCE JOHNSTON, LOU ADLER, DICK CLARK, JILL GIBSON, CLARA BERRY, KEN BERRY, BONES HOWE, HAL BLAINE, DON ALTFELD, JIM PEWTER, VIVIAN SHEEHAN, and JEFF "SKUNK" BAXTER. Consulting Historian: MARK ANDERSON MOORE. Music: CAMERON MICHAEL PARKES. Producer: PATTY LOK. Writer: PETER JONES.
J A N   &   D E A N   P O R T R A Y E D   I N   F I L M
FILM YEAR
DEADMAN'S CURVE (Made for Television, CBS)
Jan Berry: Richard Hatch
Dean Torrence: Bruce Davison
1978
This fictionalized film biography of JAN & DEAN scored high ratings and helped pave the way for the duo's return to the road in the late 1970s. A cult classic, with strong performances by RICHARD HATCH and BRUCE DAVISON. Also features appearances by DICK CLARK, BRUCE JOHNSTON, MIKE LOVE, and WOLFMAN JACK. JAN BERRY appears in an uncredited cameo. Director: RICHARD COMPTON. Writer: DALENE YOUNG. Producer: PAT ROONEY.
SHAKE, RATTLE, & ROLL: An American Love Story (Miniseries, Made for Television, CBS)
Jan Berry: Tom DeLonge
Dean Torrence: Mark Hoppus
1999
Through a mixture of fictional characters and real-life personalities, this film explores the influence of Rock 'n Roll on American society and the multi-generational appeal of the genre. Members of the band BLINK 182 portray a duo based on JAN & DEAN, and perform a cover of "Dead Man's Curve." Director: MIKE ROBE. Writers: BILL KERBY and MIKE ROBE. Producer: PRESTON FISCHER.
THE BEACH BOYS: AN AMERICAN FAMILY (Miniseries, Made for Television, ABC)
Jan Berry: Trevor St. John
Dean Torrence: Jacob Young
2000
Both actors are musicians: TREVOR St. JOHN is a jazz percussionist, and JACOB YOUNG is a singer-songwriter.
Film biography of the BEACH BOYS. The scene with JAN & DEAN dramatizes BRIAN WILSON'S vocal participation on "Surf City" (the chart-topping blockbuster he co-wrote with JAN BERRY). Musical Director: GARY GRIFFIN. Director: JEFF BLECKNER. Writer: KIRK ELLIS. Executive Producer: JOHN STAMOS.
Special thanks to GARY GRIFFIN.
STEALING SINATRA (Showtime Original Picture)
Jan Berry: Michael Coristine
Dean Torrence: Eric Johnson
2003
BARRY KEENAN (a close friend of DEAN TORRENCE) convinces JOE AMSLER and JOHN IRWIN to help him kidnap FRANK SINATRA JR. Based on a true story -- a comedy of errors that had negative implications for JAN & DEAN. Director: RON UNDERWOOD. Writer: HOWARD KORDER. Music: JOHN POWELL and JAMES McKEE SMITH. Executive Producers: DAVID J. COLLINS and RON ZISKIN.


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