John Forsythe (born Jacob Lincoln Freund; January 29, 1918 - April 1, 2010) was an American stage, television and film actor who had spanned over four decades and three genres in television. He was best known for his television roles as Bentley Gregg on the sitcom Bachelor Father from 1957 to 1962, the voice of Charles "Charlie" Townsend on the ABC crime drama series Charlie's Angels from 1976 to 1981 and as Blake Carrington on the ABC soap opera Dynasty from 1981 to 1989.

For Disney, he cohosted the 1985 TV special Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Celebration with Drew Barrymore and made an appearance in the 1989 special The Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park Grand Opening.

His handprints can also be found outside The Great Movie Ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios.