Harvey Jason

Harvey Albert Jason (born 29 February 1940) is an English actor and the co-owner of Mystery Pier Books, an independent book store that sells first editions.

Harvey Jason
Harvey Albert Jason

(1940-02-29) 29 February 1940 (age 80)
London, England, UK
OccupationActor, businessman
Years active1964–2004
(m. 1970)


A character actor in films including The Gumball Rally and The Lost World: Jurassic Park, he also played in dozens of TV roles in the 1970s and 1980s,[1] including Pinky in Rich Man, Poor Man and Harry Zief in Captains and the Kings, both made in 1976.

Personal lifeEdit

Jason was born in London, the son of Marie Goldblatt and actor Alec Jason.

He is married to actress Pamela Franklin, whom he met in 1970 while making the film Necromancy, and with whom he has two sons. He is the proprietor of Mystery Pier Books in West Hollywood, California, which he operates with his son, Louis.[2] They opened their shop and started listing on AbeBooks in 1998.[3] A number of video interviews with Harvey Jason about his book store exist on YouTube, in particular a video made by film maker John D. McMahon.[4]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Bowie, Stephen (8 March 2011). "Eight Million Stories in the NAKED CITY ... Many of Them Uncredited (Part 1) « The Classic TV History Blog". Classictvhistory.wordpress.com. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Welcome to Mystery Pier Books • (310) 657-5557". Mysterypierbooks.com. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Mystery Pier Books". Abebooks.com. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Mystery Pier Books - A Glimpse Inside". YouTube. 6 April 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2012.

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