Biography

After making his acting debut onstage, bald, heavily mustached Canadian character actor Graham Jarvis began showing up in bits in such films as In the Heat of the Night (1967), Alice's Restaurant (1970, as the music teacher) and What's Up Doc. He is best known to TV addicts as Charlie Haggers, the unctuous husband/manager of would-be country singer Loretta Haggers (Mary Kay Place) in Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976-77), and as officious-vice principal Dyrenforth in the syndicated version of Fame (1985-87). Of his many TV-movie credits, Graham Jarvis' convincing turn as John Ehrlichmann in Blind Ambition (1982) features prominently. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi