Henry Beckman
Henry Beckman
Henry Beckman made a guest appearance on "I Dream Of Jeannie" as a traffic cop in Season 4.
General Information:
Sex: Male
Date of birth: (1921-11-25)25 November 1921
Born in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: 17 June 2008(2008-06-17) (aged 86)
Died in: Barcelona, Spain
Series/character information
Appeared on/in: I Dream of Jeannie
Number of
"Have You Heard the One About the Used Car Salesman?" )Season 4)
Character played/
Appeared as:
Traffic cop

Henry Beckman (25 November 1921[1] - 17 June 2008) appeared on I Dream of Jeannie as a traffic cop who witnesses Jeannie wreck Tony's car, as he gave Tony a ticket for it, only to stop her later in the backseat of the repaired vehicle, "driving itself" in the episode titled "Have You Heard the One About the Used Car Salesman?" in Season 4.


A veteran Canadian stage, film and television actor. He appeared in well over 100 productions in the United States and Canada, including recurring roles as Commander Paul Richards in the 1954 Flash Gordon space opera television series, Bob Mulligan in the ABC sitcom I'm Dickens, He's Fenster, George Anderson in the television adaptation of the ABC-TV nighttime soap opera series Peyton Place, Captain Clancey in the Western comedy-drama Here Come the Brides, and conniving United States Army Colonel Douglas Harrigan in CBS-TV's McHale's Navy and Colonel Platt in the movie McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force.

He made four guest appearances on the CBS courtroom drama series Perry Mason, including the role of David the murderer in the 1960 episode "The Case of the Flighty Father." In 1966, he guest-starred in an episode of the espionage drama series Blue Light.

Henry appeared in numerous popular TV shows, which included The Twilight Zone, Columbo, Barney Miller, Gunsmoke, Happy Days, and the The Rockford Files, and made four appearances on Quincy, M.E.. In the 1980s he played the security guard Alf on the Don Adams sitcom Check It Out!, and was also a non-celebrity contestant on the TV game show Scrabble. He continued to act through his late seventies on shows like The Commish and MacGyver, and he also had a recurring role in The X-Files for several seasons.

With his first wife, actress Cheryl Maxwell, Beckman founded the Dukes Oak Theater in Cooperstown, New York, and served as the theater company's producer.[2] Beckman won two Canadian Etrog Awards (now known as the Genie Award), for Best Supporting Actor, one of them in 1978 for Blood and Guts.


Henry died at age 86 in Barcelona, Spain in 2008 with his second wife Hillary at his side.[3]


  1. some sources cite 1920, others 1925
  2. de Pjanje, Bob (1958-06-13). "Viewing & Listening". Oneonta Star: p. 14. 
  3. "Actor Henry Beckman dies at 86". Variety. 2008-06-30. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 

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