Oshkosh displays IED deterrent vehicle

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Military vehicle company Oshkosh said it will put its latest unmanned ground vehicle meant to defeat improvised explosive devices on display to the public.

NFL: Houston 28, Minnesota 24

HOUSTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- John Beck's 80-yard touchdown pass to DeVier Posey highlighted a night of big plays Thursday and launched Houston to a 28-24 win over Minnesota.

Marines test unmanned ground vehicles

OSHKOSH, Wis., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Unmanned ground cargo vehicles deployed in convoy formation have been tested by the U.S. Marine Corps and Oshkosh Defense.

NFL: Miami 20, Washington 9

MIAMI, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Reggie Bush scored twice Sunday and the Miami Dolphins broke a seven-game home field losing streak with a 20-9 win over Washington.

NFL: San Francisco 19, Washington 11

LANDOVER, Md., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Frank Gore rushed for over 100 yards for the fifth straight week Sunday, sparking the San Francisco 49ers' 19-11 victory over Washington.

NFL: Buffalo 23, Washington 0

TORONTO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Ryan Fitzpatrick hit Scott Chandler on two scoring passes and the Buffalo Bills recorded nine sacks Sunday in their 23-0 whitewash of Washington.

NFL: Carolina 33, Washington 20

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Cam Newton ran and threw for touchdowns and compiled 315 all-purpose yards Sunday, boosting the Carolina Panthers to a 33-20 win over Washington.
Beck gets QB start for Redskins

Beck gets QB start for Redskins

ASHBURN, Va., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- John Beck will take over Sunday as starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins, the NFL team said Wednesday.

NFL: Philadelphia 20, Washington 13

LANDOVER, Md., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Michael Vick led Philadelphia to a 20-point lead in the first half Sunday and the Eagles fought off Washington 20-13 to end a four-game losing streak.

Reports: Grossman to start for Redskins

ASHBURN, Va., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- It looks like Rex Grossman will start at quarterback for Washington when the Redskins open the 2011 season against the New York Giants.

NFL: Washington 29, Tampa Bay 24

LANDOVER, Md., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A 41-yard throw from Kellen Clemens to Donte' Stallworth with 1:07 to go Thursday gave the Washington Redskins a 29-24 exhibition win over Tampa Bay.

NFL: Washington 16, Indianapolis 3

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- John Beck, bidding to become starting quarterback, had a solid first half Friday in leading the Washington Redskins to a 16-3 exhibition win over Indianapolis.
Washington to start Beck at quarterback

Washington to start Beck at quarterback

ASHBURN, Va., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- John Beck will start at quarterback for the Washington Redskins in their exhibition game Friday against Indianapolis.

Ravens players sing for seniors

PARKVILLE, Md., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A quartet of Baltimore Ravens players led by veteran wide receiver Derrick Mason serenaded residents of a suburban retirement community with a karaoke night.

NFL: Baltimore 20, Atlanta 3

ATLANTA, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- John Beck threw a touchdown pass in the first and fourth quarters Thursday and Baltimore held Atlanta to fewer than 200 yards in downing the Falcons 20-3.
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John Beck
Miami Dolphins quarterback John Beck listens to head coach Cam Cameron during a timeout in the second quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers 3-0 win at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on November 26, 2007. (UPI Photo/Archie Carpenter)

John Beck (born January 28, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor. He grew up in Joliet, Illinois. Renowned as a gritty actor with plenty of presence on set, he is ultimately best-known worldwide for playing the role of Mark Graison in Dallas during the mid-1980s, but is also well-known for several other roles in which he specialised in playing hard-ball businessmen.

Beck grew up in Chicago, where he lived on his father's ranch. His childhood ambition was to become a veterinarian. However, following his performance in a school play aged 16, which he had been asked to take part in as a means of overcoming profound shyness, his tutors encouraged him to try to get into drama school instead. He moved to California in 1962 at age 19, and initially made his living by appearing in TV commercials. In 1963/ 1964 he attended Joliet Junior College and was in an acting class. A year later, he made his first television appearance as an actor in his own right in a 1965 episode of I Dream of Jeannie (entitled 'Russian Roulette') at the age of 21, and was soon highly commended as one of the United States' strongest support actors. His numerous credits as a support actor over the years include guest slots in such series as the Perry Mason TVMs of 1985 to 1993, Diagnosis: Murder, Baywatch (Beck was a good friend of Baywatch star David Hasselhoff during the 1980s), Tales from the Crypt, Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, Hawaii Five-O, and Matlock, among numerous others. So busy was his schedule in his early career that many of the characters he played were either killed off or written out prematurely as he no longer had time to play them.

Already a household name in the United States by this point, Beck first came to the attention of international audiences in 1973 when he played an underground leader named "Erno" who leads a revolt against a fascist government in the Woody Allen sci-fi comedy Sleeper. That same year he appeared as a character named "Poe" in the Sam Peckinpah western Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, and in 1975 he appeared opposite James Caan as "Moonpie" in the original Rollerball.

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