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James Joseph Dresnok (1941–2016)

James Joseph Dresnok was born on November 24, 1941 in Richmond, Virginia, USA. He was an actor, known for Unsung Heroes (1978), From 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. (1990) and Crossing the Line (2006). He was married to Doina Bumbea and Kathleen Ringwood. He died in November 2016 in P'yongyang, North Korea. See full bio »

Died:

(age 74) in P'yongyang, North Korea

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Known For

Unsung Heroes Arthur, U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel
(1978)
(2006)
60 Minutes Himself - Defected to North Korea (segment "An American in North Korea")
(2007)

Filmography

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 1978 Unsung Heroes
Arthur, U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel
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 2007 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Defected to North Korea (segment "An American in North Korea")
- An American in North Korea/Get Me the Geeks!/Brain Man (2007) ... Himself - Defected to North Korea (segment "An American in North Korea") (as Joe Dresnok)
 2006 Crossing the Line (Documentary)
Himself (as James Dresnok)
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 2007 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Defected to North Korea (segment "An American in North Korea")
- Not So Perfect Match/An American in North Korea/Dog Nut (2007) ... Himself - Defected to North Korea (segment "An American in North Korea") (as James Dresnok)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

James Dresnok | Joe Dresnok

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Trivia:

Had three children, Ted Dresnok (b.1980), James Dresnok Jr. (b.c.1982) and Tony Dresnok (b.2001). See more »

Nickname:

Joe

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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