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Jacob Marley (Character)
from A Christmas Carol (2009)

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Jacob Marley was born in 1785. He was a banker, and an usurious moneylender... See more »
Alternate Names:
Ghost Of Marley / Ghost of Jacob Marley / Ghost of Marley / Jacob Marley's Ghost / Jacob Marsley / Jacobo Marley / Jake Marley / Jake Marley Kid / Kid playing Jake Marley / Lew Hayward / Marley / Marley Geist / Marley Grudge / Marley Jacob / Marley Voice / Marley's Ghost / Marley's ghost / Marli Jacob / Matthew Presley / Maude Marley / Young Ebenezer Scrooge / Young Jacob Marley / Young Marley


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  1. Shadows of a Stranger (2014) Played by Barnaby Edwards (as Marley's Ghost)
  2. Dollywood's a Christmas Carol (2013) Played by Nathan Forshey
  3. All American Christmas Carol (2013) Played by Heath Freeman (as Jake Marley) / Alex J. Dean (as Kid playing Jake Marley)
  4. Mister Scrooge to See You (2013) Played by Rick Richter
  5. 95ers: Time Runners (2013) Played by Jeffrey Blake (as Marley)
    ... aka "95ers: Echoes" - USA (festival title)
  6. "Mad"
        - Fantastic Four Christmases/Red & White Collar (2012) TV episode, Played by Hugh Davidson
  7. Scrooge & Marley (2012) Played by Tim Kazurinsky (as Marley) / Nicholas Bailey (as Young Marley)
  8. A Christmas Carol (2012) Played by Bryan Murray
  9. Screw Scrooge (2011) Played by Bill Lafferty
  10. Scrooge in the Hood (2011) Played by Allan Alexander
  11. "Atop the Fourth Wall"
    ... aka "At4W" - USA (short title)
        - Cable #2 (2010) TV episode, Played by Loren Lovhaug
        - Extreme Super Christmas Special #1 (2009) TV episode, Played by Loren Lovhaug
  12. Canto di Natale (2010) Played by Stefano Musco

  13. A Christmas Carol (2009) Played by Gary Oldman (as Marley)
    ... aka "A Christmas Carol: An IMAX 3D Experience" - USA (IMAX version)
    ... aka "Disney's A Christmas Carol" - USA (complete title)
    ... aka "Disney's Christmas Carol" - Japan (English title)
  14. "My Family"
        - Ho Ho No (2007) TV episode, Played by John Challis
  15. The Carol Project (2006) (TV) Played by Kevin Cook (as Ghost of Jacob Marley)
  16. "Hot Properties"
        - It's a Wonderful Christmas Carol on 34th Street (2005) TV episode, Played by Clint Black (as Marley)
  17. Chasing Christmas (2005) (TV) Played by Jason Schombing (as Matthew Presley)
  18. A Carol of Christmas (2005) Played by Dan Keeton
  19. Karroll's Christmas (2004) (TV) Played by Dan Joffre
  20. A Christmas Carol: The Musical (2004) (TV) Played by Jason Alexander / Jason Alexander (as Marley's Ghost)
    ... aka "A Christmas Carol" - Hungary (original title)
  21. Surviving Christmas (2004) Played by Kent Osborne (as Marley)
  22. Scrooge and Marley (2001) (TV) Played by Reg Grant
  23. Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001) Played by Nicolas Cage (as Marley)
  24. A Diva's Christmas Carol (2000) (TV) Played by Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas (as Marli Jacob)
  25. A Christmas Carol (2000) (TV) Played by Ray Fearon

  26. "Popular"
        - Fall on Your Knees (1999) TV episode, Played by Cyia Batten (as Marley Jacob)
  27. A Christmas Carol (1999) (TV) Played by Bernard Lloyd (as Marley's Ghost)
  28. Ms. Scrooge (1997) (TV) Played by Katherine Helmond (as Maude Marley)
  29. A Christmas Carol (1997) (V) Played by Edward Asner (as Marley)
  30. "Timon & Pumbaa"
    ... aka "The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa" - USA (complete title)
        - Shopping Mauled/Library Brouhaha (1996) TV episode, Played by Maurice LaMarche
  31. Ebbie (1995) (TV) Played by Jeffrey DeMunn (as Jake Marley)
  32. Bah, Humbug!: The Story of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' (1994) (TV) Played by Martin Sheen (as Marley's Ghost)
    ... aka "Bah, Humbug!" - USA (short title)
  33. A Christmas Carol (1994) (V) Played by Michael Donovan
  34. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) Played by Jerry Nelson
  35. "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
    ... aka "Star Trek: TNG" - USA (promotional abbreviation)
        - Devil's Due (1991) TV episode, Played by William Glover
  36. Scrooge: A Christmas Sarah (1990) (TV) Played by Rowland Rivron

  37. Scrooged (1988) Played by Jamie Farr / John Forsythe (as Lew Hayward)
  38. Kenny Everett's Christmas Carol (1985) (TV) Played by Spike Milligan (as Ghost Of Marley)
  39. "Fame"
        - Ebenezer Morloch (1985) TV episode, Played by Ken Swofford
  40. "The Jetsons"
        - A Jetson Christmas Carol (1985) TV episode, Played by Mel Blanc (as Jacob Marsley)
  41. A Christmas Carol (1984) (TV) Played by Frank Finlay
  42. Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983) Played by Hal Smith (as Jacob Marley's Ghost)
  43. "Hallelujah!"
        - A Goose for Mrs. Scratchitt (1983) TV episode, Played by Geoffrey Bayldon
  44. A Christmas Carol (1982/I) (TV) Played by Oliver Cliff (as Marley's Ghost)
  45. A Christmas Carol (1981) (TV) Played by Raye Birk (as Marley's Ghost)

  46. A Christmas Carol at Ford's Theatre (1979) (TV) Played by David Long (as Marley) / Josie Lawrence (as Marley Voice) / Jennifer Borge (as Marley Voice) / Mary Irey (as Marley Voice)
  47. A Christmas Carol (1979) Played by Ed Doring (as Marley)
  48. The Stingiest Man in Town (1978) (TV) Played by Theodore Bikel (as Marley's Ghost)
  49. Scrooge (1978) (TV) Played by Drew Borland (as Marley's Ghost)
  50. A Christmas Carol (1977) (TV) Played by John Le Mesurier (as Marley's Ghost)
  51. Canción de Navidad (1974) (TV) Played by Miguel Manzano (as Jacobo Marley)
  52. A Christmas Carol (1971) (TV) Played by Michael Hordern (as Marley's Ghost)
  53. Scrooge (1970) Played by Alec Guinness (as Jacob Marley's Ghost)

  54. A Christmas Carol (1969) (TV) Played by Bruce Montague
  55. "Novela"
        - Leyenda de Navidad (1966) TV episode, Played by Joaquín Pamplona (as Marley's Ghost)
  56. A Carol for Another Christmas (1964) (TV) Played by Gordon Spencer (as Marley Grudge)
  57. Karácsonyi ének (1964) (TV) Played by János Rajz (as Jacob Marley's Ghost)
  58. Mr. Scrooge (1964) (TV) Played by Eric Christmas
  59. Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962) (TV) Played by Royal Dano (as Marley's Ghost)
    ... aka "A Christmas Carol" - USA (short title)
  60. Ein Weihnachtslied in Prosa oder Eine Geistergeschichte zum Christfest (1960) (TV) Played by Stefan Schnabel (as Marley Geist)
    ... aka "A Christmas Carol in Prose, or, A Ghost Story of Christmas" - USA (informal literal English title)
  61. A Christmas Carol (1960) Played by Bruce Anderson (as Marley's Ghost)

  62. "Fredric March Presents Tales from Dickens"
    ... aka "Tales from Dickens" - UK (original title)
        - A Christmas Carol (1958) TV episode, Played by Wilfred Fletcher (as Marley's Ghost)
  63. "General Electric Theater"
    ... aka "G.E. Theater" - USA (English title) (informal short title)
    ... aka "G.E. True Theater" - USA (English title) (tenth season title)
        - The Trail to Christmas (1957) TV episode, Played by Will Wright (as Jake Marley)
  64. "The Alcoa Hour"
        - The Stingiest Man in Town (1956) TV episode, Played by Robert Weede (as Marley's Ghost)
  65. "Shower of Stars"
        - A Christmas Carol III (1956) TV episode, Played by Basil Rathbone (as Marley's Ghost)
        - A Christmas Carol (1954) TV episode, Played by Basil Rathbone (as Marley's ghost)
  66. The Merry Christmas (1955) (TV) Played by Edmund Willard (as Marley's Ghost)
  67. "Kraft Theatre"
    ... aka "Kraft Television Theatre" - USA (original title)
    ... aka "Kraft Mystery Theatre" - USA (new title)
        - A Christmas Carol (1952) TV episode, Played by Richard Purdy
  68. "Fireside Theatre"
        - A Christmas Carol (1951) TV episode, Played by Malcolm Keen (as Marley's Ghost)
  69. A Christmas Carol (1951) Played by Michael Hordern / Patrick Macnee (as Young Jacob Marley) / George Cole (as Young Ebenezer Scrooge)
    ... aka "Scrooge" - UK (original title)
  70. A Christmas Carol (1950) (TV) Played by W.E. Holloway (as Marley's Ghost)

  71. The Christmas Carol (1949) (TV) Played by Earl Lee (as Ghost of Marley)
  72. "The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse"
    ... aka "The Philco Television Playhouse" - USA (original title)
    ... aka "Arena Theatre" - USA (new title)
    ... aka "Repertory Theatre" - USA (new title)
        - A Christmas Carol (1948) TV episode, Played by Frank M. Thomas (as Marley's Ghost)
  73. Leyenda de Navidad (1947) Played by Ramón Martori (as Marley's Ghost)

  74. A Christmas Carol (1938) Played by Leo G. Carroll (as Marley's Ghost)
    ... aka "Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol" - USA (complete title)

  75. A Christmas Carol (1923) Played by Forbes Dawson (as Marley)
    ... aka "Scrooge" - UK (original title)

  76. The Right to Be Happy (1916) Played by Harry Carter
  77. A Christmas Carol (1914) Played by Edward O'Neill
Archive Footage:
  1. "Family Theatre"
        - The Christmas Carol (1958) TV episode, Played by Earl Lee (as Marley's Ghost)
  2. "MGM Parade"
        - Episode #1.15 (1955) TV episode, Played by Leo G. Carroll (as Marley's Ghost)

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From A Diva's Christmas Carol (2000) (TV)
Ebony Scrooge: Is this about the royalties because I thought we already settled that. If I write 65% of the songs, I get 65% of the...
Marli Jacob: [shows her chains] I think I'm way past worried about money now.
Ebony Scrooge: Well, then you must be dead because no one's ever past worrying about money. And what's with the getup? I thought you quit the chains when you broke up with that guy from Paramus.
Marli Jacob: These chains are to represent my mistakes, how I messed up my life.
Ebony Scrooge: I'll say you did. What a waste. And we were getting so big.
Marli Jacob: But how did we use our success? What did we do to help our own? In the true business of life, we were flops.
Ebony Scrooge: That doesn't make sense.
Marli Jacob: I have tried, Lord knows I have tried, to reach you from... wherever it is I am, and tonight I finally did. So I am telling you, you have got to start...
Ebony Scrooge: What gives you the right to tell me what to do?
Marli Jacob: What gives me the right?
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