The son of a Wall Street businessman, New Jersey-born John Forsythe chose to pursue acting over the objections of his father. He did some work in radio soaps and on Broadway before signing a movie contract with Warner Bros. His early career was interrupted by WWII. During the war, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps appearing in the Air Corps show "Winged Victory". After the war, he helped found the Actors Studio. He has had the most success on TV, with healthy runs on "Bachelor Father" (1957), "Dynasty" (1981) and as the unseen voice of Charlie on "Charlie's Angels" (1976).