John Langley was a renowned American director of film and television. He is most well-known as the founder and chief executive of the television series “Cops”. Langley is often called the godfather of Reality Television. John Langley’s net worth at the date of his death was estimated at around $200 million.
June 1, 1943
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U. S.
Writer, director and producer
June 26, 2021
The beginning of life
John Langley was born on 1 June, 1943. He was from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. He moved in Los Angeles when he was just a little kid. John was in the intelligence division in the U. S. Army for two years, from the year 1961 until 1963.
Concerning what he has learned, he been studying at the California State University. He received an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree from the university in 1971. In the following year, he was awarded an MA from the university in the field of composition and literature. Langley has also had a short appearances to the University’s Doctorate of Philosophy program.
John Langley Net Worth & Career
John was the first to enter the world of reality television on the 2nd of December in 1986. He produced the TV show “American Vice the Doping of Nation”. The show was a huge success, and prompted John to create other reality-based shows. Then, he joined The Hooley Dooleys where he demonstrated his creativity through the creation of The Big Red Car for The Wiggles. https://www.youtube.com/embed/_Bkal4aBYUc?feature=oembed
Langley was able to end his relationship in The Hooley Dooley’s in 1989. In the following year, he founded his own company called Barbour/Langley Productions along with TV producer Malcolm Barbour. Then, he thought of his idea of running the television show, Cops. He was faced with an extremely difficult process to promote the show to television network executives.
John was hopeful when he met the director of Fox, Barry Diller, who commissioned a pilot episode. The show received mixed reviews from Fox executives due to the graphic murder scenes.
Later, Rupert Murdoch, who was not mentioned by anyone in the pre-show of the show, expressed an interest in the show that eventually led Fox to change its mind. The show aired on Fox Network till 2013, before being acquired in 2013 by Paramount Network. The network started airing its 32nd season and it was the longest running reality programs in the television’s history.
The Paramount Network pulled the long-running show from the schedule on June of 2020 in the wake of national protests against the death of George Floyd. The final installment of the series broadcast on May 11 in 2020. The production company of Langley was called Langley Productions at the time of 1994, following the announcement that his co-partner Barbour announced his retirement.
Langley also created and produced numerous television shows that are syndicated, including “Code 3”, “Video Justice”, “Anatomy of Crime” and “Cop Files”. He was also the producer for”Inside American Jail,” the TV program “Inside the American Jail” as well as the crime-themed film “Brooklyn’s Most Beautiful” as well as”Undercover Stings,” the documentary reality series “Undercover Stings”.
John Langley Personal Life
John Langley was married to Maggie Langley. He was married to Maggie in 1971. John along with his spouse Maggie had a close connection throughout their lives and were close to celebrate their 50-year anniversary. He passed away at the age of 78 on the 26th of June 2021. John has a son called Morgan Langley with his wife, Maggie. His son Morgan has also been a TV producer. Together, produced the TV show “Inside the American Jail”.
John was believed to have died of an attack of the heart while participating on the off road course within Baja, Mexico. According to the Director of Record for Off-Road Racing, Ramon Castro, he died at around 3 p.m. 3.30 p.m. in the Coast Ensenada San Felipe 250 Off-Road Race.
John Langley Net Worth
John Langley had amassed a enormous net worth of around $200 million at the time his death. The colossal sum from producing a variety of television series and films. John has also acquired a massive properties at 1111 Broadway in Santa Monica. The property he bought during 2004 and was valued at $.1.9 million, is estimated to be worth about 10 million dollars at the moment.