John Forsythe as David Stratton in Kitten With a Whip.

John Forsythe (January 29, 1918April 1, 2010), born Jacob Lincoln Freund, was an American film, television, and stage actor. One of more his more well-known roles was as the unseen billionaire Charles Townsend in both the original Charlie's Angels television series and subsequent movies. He also played the role of Blake Carrington in Dynasty.

Following his role in the movies Charlie's Angels and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Forsythe retired from acting. He was treated for colorectal cancer in late 2006. Forsythe died in 2010 from pneumonia in Santa Ynez, California.

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