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Jack Carson (I) (1910–1963)


When Jack Carson arrived in Hollywood in 1937, he found work at RKO as an extra. His first major acting role came alongside Humphrey Bogart in the romantic comedy Stand-In (1937). After a few years, he developed into a popular character actor who would be seen in a large number of comedies, musicals and a few westerns. Not happy with the direction... See full bio »

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 1962 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Harold Sylvester
- Sammy, the Way-Out Seal: Part 2 (1962) ... Harold Sylvester
- Sammy, the Way-Out Seal: Part 1 (1962) ... Harold Sylvester
 1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Frankie Fane
- The Children of Alda Nuova (1962) ... Frankie Fane
 1954-1962 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Enoch McCabe / King / Maxie / ...
- Far from the Shade Tree (1962) ... Enoch McCabe
- The Big Splash (1961)
- The Gambler (1955) ... Maxie
- Man in the Corner (1955) ... Joey Miller
 1961 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Constable Veal Gowdy
- The Man from Bootstrap (1961) ... Constable Veal Gowdy
 1961 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Fairchild
- Who Killed Julie Greer? (1961) ... Fairchild
 1961 King of the Roaring 20's: The Story of Arnold Rothstein
Timothy W. 'Big Tim' O'Brien
 1961 The Chevy Show (TV Series)
Ralph
- Happiest Day (1961) ... Ralph
 1961 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series)
Ralph
- Happiest Day (1961) ... Ralph
 1961 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Harvey Hunnicut
- The Whole Truth (1961) ... Harvey Hunnicut
 1960 Thriller (TV Series)
Burt Lewis
- The Big Blackout (1960) ... Burt Lewis
 1960 New Comedy Showcase (TV Series)
Johnny Martin
- Johnny Come Lately (1960) ... Johnny Martin
 1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Sundown Smith
- Sundown Smith (1960) ... Sundown Smith
 1960 The Bramble Bush
Bert Mosley
 1959 Startime (TV Series)
Albert Maddon
- Something Special (1959) ... Albert Maddon
 1959 Bonanza (TV Series)
Henry T.P. Comstock
- Mr. Henry Comstock (1959) ... Henry T.P. Comstock
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Augie Adams / Bert Kennedy
- Another Day, Another Dollar (1959) ... Augie Adams
- High Class Type of Mongrel (1959) ... Bert Kennedy
 1958 Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!
Capt. Hoxie
 1957-1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Al Mannix / Patsy
- The Long March (1958) ... Al Mannix
- Three Men on a Horse (1957) ... Patsy
 1958 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Gooper Pollitt
 1955-1958 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Kendall Loring / Johnny Darke
- The Director (1958) ... Kendall Loring
- Who's Been Sitting in My Chair? (1955) ... Johnny Darke
 1956-1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Sid Devlin / Harry Mauldron / Danny Scott
- False Alarm (1958) ... Sid Devlin
- The Trophy (1956) ... Harry Mauldron
- The Press Agent (1956) ... Danny Scott
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Harry Breen
- A Funny-Looking Kid (1958) ... Harry Breen
 1957 Date with the Angels (TV Series)
Herbie
- Cousin Herbie (1957) ... Herbie
 1957 The Tarnished Angels
Jiggs
 1955-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Eugene Skinner / Art Shaddick
- Tunnel of Fear (1957) ... Eugene Skinner
- Portrait in Celluloid (1955) ... Art Shaddick
 1957 The Guy Mitchell Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1957)
 1957 The Tattered Dress
Sheriff Nick Hoak
 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Dan Doyle
- Paris Edition (1956) ... Dan Doyle
 1956 Magnificent Roughnecks
Bix Decker
 1956 The Bottom of the Bottle
Hal Breckinridge
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Byron 'The Brain' Harris
- Broadway Dateline (1955) ... Byron 'The Brain' Harris
 1955 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
Jack Carson
- Hawaii Calls (1955) ... Jack Carson
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Lamar Kendall
- Arroyo (1955) ... Lamar Kendall
 1955 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Kendall Loring
- The Director (1955) ... Kendall Loring
 1955 Ain't Misbehavin'
Hal North
 1954 The Jack Carson Show (TV Series)
Host (1954-55)
 1953-1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Joe Bushwick
- The Marriage Fix (1953) ... Joe Bushwick
 1954 Red Garters
Jason Carberry
 1953 Dangerous When Wet
Windy Weebe
 1952 The U.S. Royal Showcase (TV Series)
Host
- Episode dated 16 March 1952 (1952) ... Host
 1951-1952 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
John Mulligan / Garrison
- For Goodness Sake (1952) ... John Mulligan
- No Shoes (1951) ... Garrison
 1951 The Groom Wore Spurs
Ben Castle
 1951 Mister Universe
Jeff Clayton
 1950 Bright Leaf
Chris Malley (Dr. Monaco)
 1950 The Good Humor Man
Biff Jones
 1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
Gordon Miller
- Room Service (1950) ... Gordon Miller
 1949 It's a Great Feeling
Jack Carson
 1949 My Dream Is Yours
Doug Blake
 1949 John Loves Mary
Fred Taylor
 1948 Two Guys from Texas
Danny Foster
 1948 Romance on the High Seas
Peter Virgil
 1947 Always Together
Bill (uncredited)
 1947 So You Want to Be in Pictures (Short)
Man Giving Directions (uncredited)
 1947 Love and Learn
Jingles Collins
 1946 Two Guys from Milwaukee
Buzz Williams
 1946 One More Tomorrow
Patrick 'Pat' Regan
 1945 Roughly Speaking
Harold C. Pierson
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Jack Carson
 1944 Arsenic and Old Lace
O'Hara
 1944 The Doughgirls
Arthur Halstead
 1944 Make Your Own Bed
Jerry Curtis
 1944 Road to Victory (Short)
Jack Carson (uncredited)
 1944 The Shining Future (Short)
Jack Carson
 1944 Shine on Harvest Moon
The Great Georgetti
 1943 Food and Magic (Documentary short)
Mysto the Magician (uncredited)
 1943 Princess O'Rourke
Dave Campbell
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Jack Carson
 1943 The Hard Way
Albert Runkel
 1942 Wings for the Eagle
Brad Maple
 1942 Larceny, Inc.
Jeff Randolph
 1941 Blues in the Night
Leo Powell
 1941 Navy Blues
'Buttons' Johnson
 1941 The Bride Came C.O.D.
Allen Brice
 1941 Love Crazy
Ward Willoughby
 1941 The Strawberry Blonde
Hugo Barnstead
 1940 Love Thy Neighbor
Policeman
 1940 Sandy Gets Her Man
Policeman Tom Garrity
 1940 Lucky Partners
Freddie
 1940 Queen of the Mob
Agent Ross Waring
 1940 Girl in 313
Police Lt. Pat O'Farrell
 1940 Typhoon
Mate
 1940 Alias the Deacon
Sullivan
 1940 Enemy Agent
Ralph
 1940 Shooting High
Gabby Cross
 1940 Young as You Feel
Norcross
 1940 I Take This Woman
Joe
 1940 Parole Fixer
George Mattison
 1940 City of Chance
Narration - Prologue (uncredited)
 1939 The Honeymoon's Over
Tom Donroy
 1939 Destry Rides Again
Jack Tyndall
 1939 Legion of Lost Flyers
Larry Barrigan
 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Sweeney Farrell - Newsman (uncredited)
 1939 The Escape
Chet Warren
 1939 5th Ave Girl
Minnesota - a Sailor (uncredited)
 1939 The Kid from Texas
Stanley Brown
 1938 Mr. Doodle Kicks Off
Football Player Rochet
 1938 Carefree
Connors
 1938 Having Wonderful Time
Emil Beatty
 1938 Picketing for Love (Short)
Jack
 1938 The Saint in New York
Red Jenks
 1938 Vivacious Lady
Waiter Captain
 1938 Law of the Underworld
Johnny
 1938 Go Chase Yourself
Warren Miles
 1938 This Marriage Business
'Candid' Perry
 1938 Condemned Women
Plainclothes Policeman (uncredited)
 1938 Maid's Night Out
Rollercoaster Ride Attendant (uncredited)
 1938 Night Spot
Shallen
 1938 Bringing Up Baby
Circus Roustabout (uncredited)
 1938 Everybody's Doing It
Detective Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1938 Crashing Hollywood
Dickson
 1937 She's Got Everything
Ransome (uncredited)
 1937 Quick Money
Coach Woodford
 1937 Harris in the Spring (Short)
Taxicab Driver
 1937 High Flyers
Dave Hanlon
 1937 A Damsel in Distress
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1937 A Rented Riot (Short)
 1937 Stand-In
Tom Potts
 1937 Music for Madame
Assistant Director
 1937 Stage Door
Mr. Milbanks
 1937 Reported Missing
Logantown Airport Radioman (uncredited)
 1937 On Again-Off Again
Cop (uncredited)
 1937 It Could Happen to You!
Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1937 Too Many Wives
Hodges
 1937 You Only Live Once
Attendant in First Gas Station (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (17 credits)
Show Show Self (28 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (10 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: Recorded a children's storybook record album for Mercury Records called "Willie and Hannibal in Mouseland". The two-record, 78-rpm album (Mercury Miniature Playhouse MMP-2) also featured original music by Sydney Green. See more »

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

People will always laugh at somebody else's discomfort. But they only laugh because they have suffered the same indignity themselves or known darn well how it feels. Being a comedian is almost like being a doctor--the more troubles you discover and understand, the more gladness you can bring to an audience. See more »

Trivia:

During the 1940s, he would often disappear from Hollywood for weeks at a time. Only his wife knew where he went, and she (Kay St. Germain Wells) would tell no one. Years later Carson revealed the secret: he had joined the Clyde Beatty circus as a clown and was traveling with their show. Audiences never knew it was him; "They loved me and my routines," he said,. See more »

Trademark:

Tall, beefy character who specialized in friendly but frequently untrustworthy types See more »

Nickname:

Jack the Ribbee See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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