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Jack Klugman (1922–2012)


As a film character actor, Klugman was the epitome of the everyman. He was one of the pioneers of television acting in the 1950s, and is best remembered for his 1970s TV work as Oscar Madison on The Odd Couple (1970) and as the medical examiner on Quincy M.E. (1976). See full bio »

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 2002 Presidio Med (TV Series)
 2002 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Dr. Leo Gelber
- Someone to Count On (2002) ... Dr. Leo Gelber
 2000 Third Watch (TV Series)
Stan Brandolini
- Run of the Mill (2000) ... Stan Brandolini
 2000 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Joe Walker
- Glitch (2000) ... Joe Walker
 1999 Brother's Keeper (TV Series)
Jack
- An Odd Couple of Days (1999) ... Jack
 1997-1999 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
LAPD Det. Harry Trumble / Dr. Jeff Everden
- Voices Carry (1999) ... LAPD Det. Harry Trumble
- Physician, Murder Thyself (1997) ... Dr. Jeff Everden
 1997 Biography (TV Series documentary)
George
- Judy Garland: Beyond the Rainbow (1997) ... George
 1994 Parallel Lives (TV Movie)
Senator Robert Ferguson
 1994 Shining Time Station: Second Chances (TV Movie)
Max Okowsky
 1989-1990 Around the World in 80 Days (TV Mini-Series)
Capt. Bunsby
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... Capt. Bunsby
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Capt. Bunsby
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Capt. Bunsby
 1983 Parade of Stars (TV Movie)
Joe Smith
 1964-1979 Insight (TV Series)
Packy Rowe / Carny
- Rebirth of Packy Rowe (1979) ... Packy Rowe
- The Prisoner (1965)
- The Kid Show (1964) ... Carny
 1976 One of My Wives Is Missing (TV Movie)
Inspector Murray Levine
 1974 The Underground Man (TV Movie)
Sheriff Tremaine
 1973 Poor Devil (TV Movie)
Burnett J. Emerson
 1972 Banyon (TV Series)
- The Lady Killer (1972)
 1971-1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Harry (segment "Love and the Cheaters") / Bill (segment "Love and the Big Game")
- Love and the Big Game/Love and the Nutsy Girl/Love and the Vampire (1971) ... Bill (segment "Love and the Big Game")
 1969-1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Captain Garrig / Art Trager / Frank Dovnik
- The Time Is Now (1970) ... Captain Garrig
- Blind Man's Bluff (1969) ... Art Trager
- Swingers Only (1969) ... Frank Dovnik
 1970 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Leland Rogers
- Dark Is the Rainbow, Loud the Silence (1970) ... Leland Rogers
 1965-1970 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Victor Amazeen / Charles Gates
- The Diamond Millstone (1970) ... Victor Amazeen
- Image in a Cracked Mirror (1965) ... Charles Gates
 1967 Garrison's Gorillas (TV Series)
Gus Manners
- Banker's Hours (1967) ... Gus Manners
 1966 Fame Is the Name of the Game (TV Movie)
Ben Welcome
 1964-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Markos / Paul Smith
- Time of Flight (1966) ... Markos
- Clash of Cymbals (1964) ... Paul Smith
 1962-1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Bill Justin / Dr. Philip Walton
- Give My Hands an Epitaph (1962) ... Dr. Philip Walton
 1964-1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Ozzie Keefer / Steve Zaro
- Won't It Ever Be Morning? (1965) ... Ozzie Keefer
- The Threatening Eye (1964) ... Steve Zaro
 1963-1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Gus Hendricks / Buck Harmon
- Everybody Gets Hit in the Mouth Sometimes (1965) ... Gus Hendricks
 1961-1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Joe Larch / Charles Gramaglia / Grimaglia
- Blacklist (1964) ... Joe Larch
- The Search (1962) ... Charles Gramaglia
- Quality of Mercy (1961) ... Grimaglia
 1964 The Virginian (TV Series)
Charles Mayhew
- Roar from the Mountain (1964) ... Charles Mayhew
 1964 Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine (TV Series)
Cameo
- Episode #2.14 (1964) ... Cameo
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Celina
- The Quality of Justice (1963) ... Celina
 1960-1963 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Max Phillips / Captain Ross / Jesse Cardiff / ...
- In Praise of Pip (1963) ... Max Phillips
- Death Ship (1963) ... Captain Ross
- A Passage for Trumpet (1960) ... Joey Crown
 1959-1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Arthur Crews / Pete Kammik / Joe Calageras / ...
- Stop the Parade! A Baby Is Crying! (1963) ... Arthur Crews
- Let Me Die Before I Wake (1962) ... Joe Calageras
- The Tragic Success of Alfred Tiloff (1961) ... Alfy Tiloff
- The Well-Dressed Termite (1961) ... Sam Braden
 1961-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Solly Girsh / Morton Halas
- An Eye for an Eye (1963) ... Solly Girsh
- Loophole (1961) ... Morton Halas
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Mike Colonni
- Women of Silure (1962) ... Mike Colonni
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Floyd Blaylock
- All the Dead Faces (1962) ... Floyd Blaylock
 1961-1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Greg Paulson / Otto Dutch Kleberg
- Chase the Dragon (1962) ... Greg Paulson
- Pier 60 (1961) ... Otto Dutch Kleberg
 1961 Straightaway (TV Series)
Buddy Conway
- Die Laughing (1961) ... Buddy Conway
 1961 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Steve Bixel
- Busman's Holiday (1961) ... Steve Bixel
 1961 The Million Dollar Incident (TV Movie)
Charles
 1960 Special for Women: The Cold Woman (TV Movie)
The Husband
 1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
 1959 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
Allie Sunshine
- Death Comes in a Small Package: File #37 (1959) ... Allie Sunshine
 1957-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Max Salter / Nick / Lew Downs
- The Velvet Alley (1959) ... Max Salter
- The Time of Your Life (1958) ... Nick
- The Thundering Wave (1957) ... Lew Downs
 1958 Kiss Me, Kate (TV Movie)
Gunmen
 1955-1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Mark Deglin
- Night Cry (1958) ... Mark Deglin
- The Glass Wall (1957)
- The Ninth Hour (1956)
- Two Times Two (1955)
 1955-1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Leo / George Hall / Darrell
- A Terrible Day (1955) ... Darrell
- The Missing Men (1955)
 1958 The Investigator (TV Series)
Selko
- Episode dated 10 June 1958 (1958) ... Selko
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Murphy
- The Young and Scared (1958) ... Murphy
 1957-1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
Jason
- The Protege (1958) ... Jason
- Diary for Death (1957)
 1958 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Earl Ticks
- Buffalo Man (1958) ... Earl Ticks
 1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
George Benedict
- Mail Order Prophet (1957) ... George Benedict
 1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
George / Tyler
- Mrs. Gilling and the Skyscraper (1957) ... George
- No License to Kill (1957) ... Tyler
 1954-1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Vic / Barney Ostertag / Frank / ...
- The Funny Heart (1956) ... Vic
- Presento (1954) ... Barney Ostertag
- Two (1954) ... Frank
- Good for You (1954) ... Beaver
 1954-1956 Justice (TV Series)
- Hooked (1956)
 1955-1956 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Third Ear (1956)
- Saturday Visit (1955)
 1955-1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Webber / Pvt. Yarrow
- Rise Up and Walk (1956) ... Webber
 1955 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
- The Dark Fleece (1955)
 1955 Big Town (TV Series)
Jack Orliffe
- Material Witness (1955) ... Jack Orliffe
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Jackie
- The Petrified Forest (1955) ... Jackie
 1954 The Greatest Gift (TV Series)
Jim Hanson
 1954 Inner Sanctum (TV Series)
Det. Crane / Harry / Prater
- Face of the Dead (1954) ... Det. Crane
- A Second Life (1954) ... Harry
- Never Die Again (1954) ... Prater
 1954 Rocky King, Detective (TV Series)
- Return for Death (1954)
 1953 Colonel Humphrey Flack (TV Series)
- The Missing Heir (1953)
 1953 Short Short Dramas (TV Series)
Nails Donlan
- Backfire (1953) ... Nails Donlan
 1952 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
- Yellow Jack (1952)
 1950 Suspense (TV Series)
Louie
- Murder at the Mardi Gras (1950) ... Louie
 1950 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
- The Timid Guy (1950)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for "Yahtzee" (with Tony Randall) (late 1970s). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on attending rival and decades old enemy Norman Fell's funeral]: Best funeral I've ever been to. I've never laughed so hard in years. I had the time of my life. See more »

Trivia:

Wed girlfriend Peggy Crosby at The Little Brown Church in Studio City, California (2 February 2008). See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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