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Jack Albertson (I) (1907–1981)


A former song-and-dance man and veteran of vaudeville, burlesque and Broadway, Jack Albertson is best known to audiences as "The Man" in the TV series Chico and the Man (1974), for which he won an Emmy. In 1968 Albertson, the brother of actress Mabel Albertson, won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in The Subject Was Roses (1968), a part which ... See full bio »

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 1983 Grandpa, Will You Run with Me? (TV Movie)
Sketch Performer
 1982 Terror at Alcatraz (TV Movie)
George 'Deacon' Wheeler
 1982 My Body, My Child (TV Movie)
Poppa MacMahon
 1981 Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase (TV Movie)
Charlie Bartlett
 1981 Dead & Buried
William G. Dobbs
 1980 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Edward Jordan
- Angel in Hiding (1980) ... Edward Jordan
 1980 Uptown: A Tribute to the Apollo Theatre (TV Movie)
Frank Schiffman
 1980 Marriage Is Alive and Well (TV Movie)
Manny Wax
 1979 Valentine (TV Movie)
Pete Ferguson
 1978 The Comedy Company (TV Movie)
Barney Bailey
 1978 America 2-Night (TV Series)
 1977 3 Girls 3 (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1977)
 1976 The Sad and Lonely Sundays (TV Movie)
Dr. George Sorenson
 1967-1974 Insight (TV Series)
Max Abrams / Abe / Sam / ...
- And the Walls Came Tumblin' Down (1974) ... Max Abrams
- Sam (1969) ... Sam
- The Highest Bidder (1967) ... The Stranger
 1969-1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Moses Darby / Joshua Finch / Lucius Prince / ...
- Cowtown Hustler (1974) ... Moses Darby / Joshua Finch
- One for the Road (1972) ... Lucius Prince
- Danny (1969) ... Danny Wilson
 1973 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Tim Murphy
- The Set-Up (1973) ... Tim Murphy
 1968-1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Jonathan May / Enos Blessing
- The Sound of Sadness (1972) ... Jonathan May
- A Girl Named George (1968) ... Enos Blessing
 1972 The New Temperatures Rising Show (TV Series)
Senator Farmstick / Senator
- Lights, Camera, Action (1972) ... Senator Farmstick
- Operation Bingo (1972) ... Senator
 1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Ira Goldberg
- A Nation of Human Pincushions (1972) ... Ira Goldberg
 1972 Pickup on 101
Jedediah Bradley
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Bullivant (segment "Dead Weight")
- Deliveries in the Rear/Stop Killing Me/Dead Weight (1972) ... Bullivant (segment "Dead Weight")
 1971 The Man and the City (TV Series)
Lieutenant
- Jennifer (1971) ... Lieutenant
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Judge Handley
- Jailbreak at Junction City (1971) ... Judge Handley
 1971 Lock, Stock and Barrel (TV Movie)
Brucker
 1971 Congratulations, It's a Boy! (TV Movie)
Al Gaines
 1971 Sarge (TV Series)
Henry
- A Terminal Case of Vengeance (1971) ... Henry
 1971 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Chief Andrew Yeakel
- Once Upon a Dead Man (1971) ... Chief Andrew Yeakel
 1971 Police Surgeon (TV Series)
Dr. Andrew Sellers (1971-1972)
 1971 The Late Liz
Gordon Rogers
 1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Augustus Kramer
- The Showdown (1971) ... Augustus Kramer
 1971/I Montserrat (TV Movie)
Salas Ina
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Archie (segment "Love and the Second Time")
 1968-1970 Ironside (TV Series)
Sgt. Dave Spangler / Money Howard
- Blackout (1970) ... Sgt. Dave Spangler
- Side Pocket (1968) ... Money Howard
 1970 Arnie (TV Series)
Charlie Robinson
- Swinging Sixties (1970) ... Charlie Robinson
 1970 The Immortal (TV Series)
Dr. Walter Koster
- Reflections on a Lost Tomorrow (1970) ... Dr. Walter Koster
 1969-1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Billy 'Moose' Valentine / Nathaniel E. 'Doc' Watson
- With Love, Bullets and Valentines (1970) ... Billy 'Moose' Valentine
- The Girl in the Shadows (1969) ... Nathaniel E. 'Doc' Watson
 1970 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
Edwin Higgenbotham Botkin
- The Haunted House (1970) ... Edwin Higgenbotham Botkin
 1970 Rabbit, Run
Marty Tothero
 1970 The Bold Ones: The Senator (TV Series)
Dr. Chanute
- A Clear and Present Danger (1970) ... Dr. Chanute
 1970 Paris 7000 (TV Series)
George Westerly
- The Last Grand Tour (1970) ... George Westerly
 1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Mort Jason
- Papa Never Spanked Me (1970) ... Mort Jason
 1970 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Sweet
- Run for the Money (1970) ... Sweet
 1970 Squeeze a Flower
Alfredo Brazzi
 1970 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Mr. Chambers
- Go Get 'Em, Tiger (1970) ... Mr. Chambers
 1969-1970 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Prof. Kirmus / Inidu
- Panic (1970) ... Prof. Kirmus
- Return of Inidu (1969) ... Inidu
 1969 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Joe Singer
- Sadbird (1969) ... Joe Singer
 1969 The Monk (TV Movie)
Tinker
 1960-1969 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Banker / Real Estate Agent / Chief - Thug / ...
- Freddie the Landlord (1962) ... Real Estate Agent
- San Fernadocal (1961) ... Chief - Thug
- Clem and the Beanstalk (1960) ... J.B. Throckmorton
 1969 Justine
Cohen
 1969 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Judge Ben Moore
- The Battle of Mineral Springs (1969) ... Judge Ben Moore
 1969 Changes
Kent's father
 1968 Here Come the Brides (TV Series)
Merlin
- A Man and His Magic (1968) ... Merlin
 1967 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Bradford J. Taylor
- Aunt Bee's Cousin (1967) ... Bradford J. Taylor
 1966-1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Harry Krissel / Joe Murray
- Cry Hard, Cry Fast: Part 2 (1967) ... Harry Krissel
- Cry Hard, Cry Fast: Part 1 (1967) ... Harry Krissel
- The Treasure Seekers (1966) ... Joe Murray
 1967 The Flim-Flam Man
Mr. Packard
 1967 It's About Time (TV Series)
Rick Stewart
- The Cave Family Swingers (1967) ... Rick Stewart
 1966 Hey, Landlord (TV Series)
Uncle Dwight Loomis
- The Long Hot Bus (1966) ... Uncle Dwight Loomis
 1966 Run Buddy Run (TV Series)
Norman 'Lefty' Klute
- The Death of Buddy Overstreet (1966) ... Norman 'Lefty' Klute
 1966 Pistols 'n' Petticoats (TV Series)
Timothy O'Brian
- Bitter Blossom O'Brian (1966) ... Timothy O'Brian
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Leo Beckett
- Charlie's Got All the Luck (1965) ... Leo Beckett
 1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Roger Bailey Sr.
- The Objector (1965) ... Roger Bailey Sr.
 1965 How to Murder Your Wife
Dr. Bentley
 1964 Roustabout
Lou
 1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Mr. Tazinski
- The Outpost (1964) ... Mr. Tazinski
 1964 Grindl (TV Series)
Jason Elmquist
- The Big Deception (1964) ... Jason Elmquist
 1964 A Tiger Walks
Sam Grant
 1964 Kissin' Cousins
Captain Robert Salbo
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Granville Prescott
- Wake Up, Darling (1964) ... Granville Prescott
 1964 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Herbert
- Lucy and Viv Open a Restaurant (1964) ... Herbert
 1964 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Pearlman
- Sixty-Seven Miles of Gold (1964) ... Pearlman
 1963 Glynis (TV Series)
Al
- The Pros and Cons (1963) ... Al
 1963 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
George O'Leery
- Cool of the Evening (1963) ... George O'Leery
 1961-1963 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
The Genie / Jerry Harlowe
- I Dream of Genie (1963) ... The Genie
- The Shelter (1961) ... Jerry Harlowe
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Wilcox
- Everybody Loves Sweeney (1963) ... Wilcox
 1963 Son of Flubber
Mr. Barley
 1962 Who's Got the Action?
Officer Hodges
 1962 Period of Adjustment
Desk Sergeant
 1962 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Dr. Felixson
- All the Hard Young Men (1962) ... Dr. Felixson
 1962 Convicts 4
Teach
 1962 Room for One More (TV Series)
Walter Burton
- Son of a Boss (1962) ... Walter Burton
- A New Twist (1962) ... Walter Burton
- King of the Little People (1962) ... Walter Burton
- Love Thy Neighbor (1962) ... Walter Burton
- Girl from Sweden (1962) ... Walter Burton
 1962 Lawman (TV Series)
Doc Peters
- The Unmasked (1962) ... Doc Peters
 1961-1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Maxie Carroll / Edward Schlesser
- New Man in the Precinct (1962) ... Maxie Carroll
- Killer's Payoff (1961) ... Edward Schlesser
 1959-1962 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Reporter / The baggage Gandler / Director / ...
- Crazy Airport (1962) ... The baggage Gandler
- English Sketch (1961) ... Reporter
- Musicale (1961) ... Reporter
- Ben Blue Show (1960) ... Director
 1957-1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Herb
- Father and Son Night (1957) ... Herb
 1962 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Mr. Eisenbauer
- The Twizzle (1962) ... Mr. Eisenbauer
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Cary Fain
- The Dragon (1962) ... Cary Fain
 1962 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Lawson
- Turn Home Again (1962) ... Lawson
 1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Jebedaih Giddings
- The Martin Onyx Story (1962) ... Jebedaih Giddings
 1962 Little Amy (TV Movie)
The Reporter
 1961 Lover Come Back
Fred
 1961 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
 1959-1961 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Freddy / Sam Jacobs
- Danny Weaves a Web (1961) ... Freddy
- Double Dinner (1959) ... Sam Jacobs
 1961 Margie (TV Series)
Cavanaugh
- Pity the Poor Working Girl (1961) ... Cavanaugh
 1961 The Tom Ewell Show (TV Series)
Al Gallagher
- The Prying Eye (1961) ... Al Gallagher
 1960-1961 The Tab Hunter Show (TV Series)
P.T. Bailey / Dr. Hocker / Harry / ...
- Crazy Over Horses (1961) ... P.T. Bailey
- Me and My Shadow (1961) ... Dr. Hocker
- Weekend on Ice (1961) ... Harry
- My Darling Teacher (1960) ... Coach
 1961 Westinghouse Playhouse (TV Series)
Clyde
- For Richer or Poorer (1961) ... Clyde
- Amateur Mother (1961)
 1960-1961 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Jack Richards / Jack
- The Poodle Parlor (1961) ... Jack
- Alex's Twin (1960) ... Jack Richards
- The Fatal Leap (1960) ... Jack Richards
 1960-1961 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Simpson / Mr. Murphy / Coles
- The Garage Story (1961) ... Simpson
- Panhandler (1961) ... Mr. Murphy
- Movie Bug (1960) ... Coles
 1959-1961 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
Bison Lodge Member / Police Sergeant / Newspaper Reporter / ...
- Have You Stopped Beating Your Wife? (1961) ... Bison Lodge Member
- Maynard G. Krebs, Boy Millionaire (1960) ... Police Sergeant
- You Ain't Nuthin' But a Houn' Dog (1960) ... Newspaper Reporter
- Competition Is the Life of Trade (1960) ... Mr. Quimby
- Deck the Halls (1959) ... Police Chief
 1961 Riverboat (TV Series)
Sampson J. Binton
- Listen to the Nightingale (1961) ... Sampson J. Binton
 1960 Klondike (TV Series)
Eskimo Eddie
- Sure Thing, Men (1960) ... Eskimo Eddie
 1957-1960 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Mayor Whiteside / Jason Coldwell / Bookie
- Out at the Old Ball Park (1960) ... Mayor Whiteside
- The Teacher (1958) ... Jason Coldwell
- High Wire (1957) ... Bookie
 1960 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Ed Wagner
- Dolls Are Deadly (1960) ... Ed Wagner
 1960 Happy (TV Series)
Ed Langley
- Chris' Night Out (1960) ... Ed Langley
 1960 The Slowest Gun in the West (TV Movie)
Col. Carl Dexter
 1960 Startime (TV Series)
Harry
- Incident at a Corner (1960) ... Harry
 1960 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Freddy Morell
- Show Biz (1960) ... Freddy Morell
 1960 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Mr. Dooley
- Billy (1960) ... Mr. Dooley
- The Witness (1960)
 1960 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Pop Kimberly
- Show Wagon (1960) ... Pop Kimberly
 1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Larry
- Appointment in Jericho (1960) ... Larry
 1959 Five Fingers (TV Series)
France Hotel Clerk
- The Unknown Town (1959) ... France Hotel Clerk
 1957-1959 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Lt. Harry Evans / Lt. Evans / Lt.. Harry Evans / ...
- The Perfect Servant (1959) ... Lt.. Harry Evans
 1959 The Shaggy Dog
Reporter (uncredited)
 1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Fallace
- Boomerang Bait (1959) ... Fallace
 1959 Never Steal Anything Small
Sleep-Out Charlie Barnes
 1959 Yancy Derringer (TV Series)
Blind Bill
- Mayhem at the Market (1959) ... Blind Bill
 1958 The Lineup (TV Series)
Roger / Undtermined Supporting Role
- The Veiled Lady Case (1958) ... Roger
- The Hot Shot Robbery Case (1958) ... Undtermined Supporting Role
 1958 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
J.B. Drummond
- The Great Stagecoach Robbery (1958) ... J.B. Drummond
 1956-1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Herbert Sands / Al St. George
- Free Weekend (1958) ... Herbert Sands
- The Big Slide (1956) ... Al St. George
 1958 The George Burns Show (TV Series)
Tony London
- Tony Martin Visits (1958) ... Tony London
- George and the Private Eye (1958) ... Tony London
 1958 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Charlie Sharpe / Salesman
- Bentley and the Finishing School (1958) ... Charlie Sharpe
- Woman of the House (1958) ... Salesman
 1956-1958 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
The Travel Clerk / Eddie 'Bozo Schultz' Wilson
- The Week in New York (1958) ... The Travel Clerk
- Burlesk (1956) ... Eddie 'Bozo Schultz' Wilson
 1958 The People's Choice (TV Series)
Luther Jenkins
- Daisies Won't Tell (1958) ... Luther Jenkins
 1958 State Trooper (TV Series)
Dr. C.R. Wenner
- Kitchen Kill (1958) ... Dr. C.R. Wenner
 1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Tintac Ping Foo
- The Land of Green Ginger (1958) ... Tintac Ping Foo
 1958 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series)
Mr. Price
- The Brownstone Incident (1958) ... Mr. Price
 1958 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- The Starmaker (1958)
 1956-1958 December Bride (TV Series)
Dad / Mr. Croft
- The Fred MacMurray Show (1958) ... Dad
- Swimming Pool (1956) ... Mr. Croft
 1957 Don't Go Near the Water
Rep. George Jansen
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series)
Reporter
- The Other Side of the Curtain (1957) ... Reporter
 1957 Man of a Thousand Faces
Dr. J. Wilson Shields
 1957 Monkey on My Back
Sam Pian
 1956-1957 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Capt. Jenkins / Master Sergeant / Captain (Foot Doctor) / ...
- Bilko Goes South (1957) ... Capt. Jenkins (uncredited)
- Bilko and the Beast (1956) ... Master Sergeant (uncredited)
- The Court Martial (1956) ... Captain (Foot Doctor) (uncredited)
- Bilko's Transfer (1956) ... MSgt. Steve Karpowicz (uncredited)
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Rod Mathews
- City in Flames (1957) ... Rod Mathews
 1956 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Greenbriar Merritt
- Closed for Repairs (1956) ... Greenbriar Merritt
 1956 The Unguarded Moment
Prof
 1956 You Can't Run Away from It
Third Proprietor
 1956 Hey, Jeannie! (TV Series)
Immigration man
- Jeannie's Here (1956) ... Immigration man
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
Ernie Duchek
- The Syndicate (1956) ... Ernie Duchek
 1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Press Agent (1956)
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
 1956 Our Miss Brooks (TV Series)
Harry
- Travel Crazy (1956) ... Harry
- A Mother for Benny (1956) ... Harry
 1956 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
Rags
- From Rags to Riches (1956) ... Rags
 1956 The Eddy Duchin Story
Piano Tuner (uncredited)
 1956 Over-Exposed
Les Bauer (uncredited)
 1956 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Helicopter Dispatcher
- Bon Voyage (1956) ... Helicopter Dispatcher
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
No Dice O'Toole
- Broadway Dateline (1955) ... No Dice O'Toole
 1955 Bring Your Smile Along
Mr. Jenson
 1955 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
Bartender
- High Pitch (1955) ... Bartender (uncredited)
 1953-1955 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Henry Becker / Expectant father #2 / Voter on Street / ...
- The Honeymooners: The Great Jewel Robbery (1955) ... Henry Becker (uncredited)
- The People's Choice (1954) ... Voter on Street (uncredited)
- The Man in the Blue Suit (1954) ... Sullivan (uncredited)
- Fortune Teller (1954) ... Zelda's Henchman (uncredited)
 1954 Inner Sanctum (TV Series)
Mike
- The Skull Beneath (1954) ... Mike
 1953-1954 Man Against Crime (TV Series)
Bill, the Bartender / Boots
- Will o' the Wisp (1954) ... Bill, the Bartender
- Cube Root of Evil (1953) ... Boots
 1954 Top Banana
Vic Davis
 1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- The Sunday Punch (1953)
 1951 Starlight Theatre (TV Series)
George
- The Come-Back (1951) ... George
 1951 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest Actor
- Episode #1.17 (1951) ... Guest Actor
 1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
- Another Darling (1950)
 1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Guest Actor
- Episode #1.1 (1950) ... Guest Actor
 1950 The Clock (TV Series)
- Firebug (1950)
 1940 Strike Up the Band
Barker (uncredited)
 1938 Next Time I Marry
Reporter (unconfirmed)
Show Show Soundtrack (7 credits)
Show Show Self (47 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Stage Play: Top Banana. Musical comedy. Music by Johnny Mercer. Lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Book by Hy Kraft. Vocal arrangements and direction by Hugh Martin, . Musical Direction by Harold Hastings. Musical orchestrations by Don Walker. Featuring songs by Bill Finnigan. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

I started out in vaudeville, and vaudeville died. I hit the burlesque houses and they padlocked 'em. I tried radio, and you know what happened to radio. Then live TV, and it vanished. Now that I've finally got a toehold in movies, look what's happening to them. See more »

Trivia:

He was cremated and his ashes were scattered at sea. See more »

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