Omri Katz

Omri Haim Katz (born May 30, 1976) is a retired American actor. His television and film credits include Eerie Indiana, Matinee, Adventures in Dinosaur City, Disney's Halloween comedy-fantasy film Hocus Pocus[1] and the CBS prime time soap opera Dallas in which he played the role of John Ross Ewing III, the son of J.R. Ewing and Sue Ellen Ewing, from 1983 to 1991.[2]

Omri Katz
Omri Haim Katz

(1976-05-30) May 30, 1976
OccupationActor (formerly)
Years active1983–2002, 2018


Katz was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, the son of Israeli-Jewish immigrants Rina and Yoram Katz. He has an older brother named Michael and an older sister named Lali. Katz resided in Israel[3] for a year during his childhood.[4]

Since retiring from acting, he has settled in Los Angeles as a hairdresser. He stays in touch with his Hocus Pocus co-stars.[5]


Film and Television
1983–1991DallasJohn Ross Ewing IIIMain cast (149 episodes)
1984Simon & SimonBoyEpisode: "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Liberace"
1991–1992Eerie, IndianaMarshall TellerMain cast (19 episodes)
1991ZorroJack AdamsEpisode: "The Man Who Cried Wolf"
Adventures in Dinosaur CityTimmyTV film
1992The TorkelsonsJasonEpisode: "Double Date"
1993Matinee[6]StanFeature film
Hocus Pocus[1]Max Dennison
1993–1995The John Larroquette ShowTony HemingwayRecurring role (6 episodes)
1996Dallas: J.R. Returns[2]John Ross Ewing IIITV film
1999Freaks and GeeksBradEpisode: "Tests and Breasts"
2000General HospitalTattoo ArtistEpisode dated April 26, 2000
2002Journey Into NightSeanShort film



  1. Carr, Jay (16 July 1993). "'Hocus Pocus': Fun but not potent enough". Boston Globe. p. 40. ISSN 0743-1791.
  2. Biddle, Frederic (15 November 1996). "A sentimental journey to 'Dallas'". Boston Globe. p. D18. ISSN 0743-1791.
  3. Moeslein, Anna (25 October 2012). "Where Are They Now: Hocus Pocus". Glamour. Conde Nast. Archived from the original on 31 December 2017.
  4. "TV TALK Katz of 'Eerie' began career at age 3 doing commercials". The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution. 1991-11-03. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  5. Westbrook, Caroline (November 3, 2015). "Don't get too excited but the cast of Hocus Pocus just had a mini-reunion". Metro.
  6. Maslin, Janet (29 January 1993). "Reviews/ Film; Eek! There's a Horror Movie in Here!". The New York Times.
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