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Jack Dodson (I) (1931–1994)


Jack Dodson was arguably best known for playing "Howard Sprague", the county clerk on The Andy Griffith Show (1960). This amazingly funny character actor endeared himself to 60s and 70s audiences as the straight-laced "straight man" to the "comic idiot" character "Goober". He brought laughs throughout the end of the run of The Andy Griffith Show (... See full bio »

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 1992-1993 Homefront (TV Series)
Mr. Melon
- All Good Things (1993) ... Mr. Melon
- On the Rebound (1993) ... Mr. Melon
- Like Being There When You're Not (1993) ... Mr. Melon
- First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage (1992) ... Mr. Melon
- The Traveling Lemo All-Stars (1992) ... Mr. Melon
 1991 A Climate for Killing
Sam Moorehouse
 1990 Growing Pains (TV Series)
Judge Herman
- Carol in Jail (1990) ... Judge Herman
 1986-1989 Mr. Belvedere (TV Series)
Carl Putnam
- A Happy Guy's Christmas (1989) ... Carl Putnam
- Stakeout (1989) ... Carl Putnam
- Halloween (1986) ... Carl Putnam
- Speechless (1986) ... Carl Putnam
 1989 Just the Ten of Us (TV Series)
Burt
- St. Augie's Blues: Part 2 (1989) ... Burt
- St. Augie's Blues: Part 1 (1989) ... Burt
 1989 Matlock (TV Series)
William Austin
- The Cult (1989) ... William Austin
 1984-1988 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Judge Farnham
- Curtains (1988) ... Judge Farnham
- Heaven's Skate (1988) ... Judge Farnham
- The Idiot and the Odyssey (1987) ... Judge Farnham
- Getting Ahead (1987) ... Judge Farnham
- Slice O'Life (1985) ... Judge Farnham
 1987 The New Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Dr. Harold Warren
- The Terrible Lizards (1987) ... Dr. Harold Warren
 1987 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Mr. Fredericks
- The Lung Goodbye (1987) ... Mr. Fredericks
 1987 Night Court (TV Series)
- A Day in the Life (1987) ... (uncredited)
 1986 Mama's Family (TV Series)
Gus
- Steal One Pearl Two (1986) ... Gus
 1980-1986 Benson (TV Series)
Senator Gate / Major
- Secret Love (1986) ... Senator Gate
- The Army Wants You (1980) ... Major
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series)
F. Edward Hebert / Charlie Hughes
- Concealed Enemies, Part I: Suspicion (1984) ... F. Edward Hebert
- Hughie (1984) ... Charlie Hughes
 1983 Something Wicked This Way Comes
Dr. Douglas
 1979-1983 One Day at a Time (TV Series)
Mr. Reed / Bernie
- The Hero (1983) ... Mr. Reed
- The Married Man: Part 3 (1979) ... Bernie
 1982 Newhart (TV Series)
Mr. Shaver
- In the Beginning (1982) ... Mr. Shaver
 1982 Million Dollar Infield (TV Movie)
Chuck
 1981 Broadway on Showtime (TV Series)
Charlie Hughes
- Hughie (1981) ... Charlie Hughes
 1981 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Mr. Barswell - FDA
- Sugar and Spice (1981) ... Mr. Barswell - FDA
 1975-1980 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Henry St. Martin / Mr. Vogel / Mr. Franklin
- Homicide: Part 2 (1980) ... Henry St. Martin
- Homicide: Part 1 (1980) ... Henry St. Martin
- Guns (1980) ... Mr. Vogel
- Horse Thief (1975) ... Mr. Franklin
 1980 Phyl & Mikhy (TV Series)
Edgar 'Truck' Morley
- The Seduction of Mikhail Orlov (1980) ... Edgar 'Truck' Morley
- One Big Happy Family (1980) ... Edgar 'Truck' Morley
- Mikhy's Visitor (1980) ... Edgar 'Truck' Morley
- Phyl's Wedding (1980) ... Edgar 'Truck' Morley
- Phyl's Birthday Surprise (1980) ... Edgar 'Truck' Morley
 1980 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Walter Parrott
- Guns (1980) ... Walter Parrott
 1980 Archie Bunker's Place (TV Series)
Tom
- Archie Fixes Up Fred (1980) ... Tom
 1980 Mork & Mindy (TV Series)
Ricky
- Mork's Vacation (1980) ... Ricky
 1979 13 Queens Boulevard (TV Series)
Mr. Sloan
- No Room at the Top (1979) ... Mr. Sloan
 1978 A.E.S. Hudson Street (TV Series)
Coody
- Dr. No-No (1978) ... Coody
 1978 Police Story (TV Series)
Osburn Parker
- Day of Terror... Night of Fear (1978) ... Osburn Parker
 1978 Carter Country (TV Series)
Ludlow
- Roy Pays His Taxes (1978) ... Ludlow
 1978 In the Beginning (TV Series)
Msgr. Francis X. Barlow
- Wedding for Thee (1978) ... Msgr. Francis X. Barlow
- Well Healed (1978) ... Msgr. Francis X. Barlow
- The Poker Game (1978) ... Msgr. Francis X. Barlow
- The Kook (1978) ... Msgr. Francis X. Barlow
- Aggie's Love Story (1978) ... Msgr. Francis X. Barlow
 1977 CPO Sharkey (TV Series)
Dr. Savage
- Sharkey Flies Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1977) ... Dr. Savage
 1977 Welcome Back, Kotter (TV Series)
Mr. Hansen
- And Baby Makes Four: Part 3 (1977) ... Mr. Hansen
 1976-1977 Maude (TV Series)
Rev. Harper / Floyd Hathaway
- Phillip and Sam (1977) ... Rev. Harper
- Walter's Stigma (1976) ... Floyd Hathaway
 1977 Walkin' Walter (TV Series)
Wendell Henderson
 1976-1977 All's Fair (TV Series)
Senator Wayne Joplin
- Charley's Father (1977) ... Senator Wayne Joplin
- The Jailbirds: Part 2 (1977) ... Senator Wayne Joplin
- The Jailbirds: Part 1 (1977) ... Senator Wayne Joplin
- The Dick and Vanessa Show (1977) ... Senator Wayne Joplin
- Rememberance (1977) ... Senator Wayne Joplin
 1976 The Nancy Walker Show (TV Series)
Ed Greenburger
- The Homecoming (1976) ... Ed Greenburger
 1976 The Practice (TV Series)
Dr. Gardner
- The Practice (1976) ... Dr. Gardner
 1975 Adams of Eagle Lake (TV Series)
Doc Russell
- Treasure Chest Murder (1975) ... Doc Russell
- Home Is the Coward (1975) ... Doc Russell
 1975 The Manhunter (TV Series)
Judge Corman
- Man in a Cage (1975) ... Judge Corman
 1974 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Vault Manager
 1973 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Will Rowan
- Murder Is a Taxing Affair (1973) ... Will Rowan
 1972 Emergency! (TV Series)
George
- Decision (1972) ... George
 1972 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Henry Thurston
- Doris' House Guest (1972) ... Henry Thurston
 1972 The Jimmy Stewart Show (TV Series)
Holly
- Paper Work (1972) ... Holly
 1971 Room 222 (TV Series)
Casey
- Who Is Benedict Arnold? (1971) ... Casey
 1969 Angel in My Pocket
Norman Gresham
 1967 The Road West (TV Series)
Jack Hanson
- A Mighty Hunter Before the Lord (1967) ... Jack Hanson
 1966 Munster, Go Home!
Ship Steward (uncredited)
 1966 The Virginian (TV Series)
Henry Brodie
- The Inchworm's Got No Wings at All (1966) ... Henry Brodie
 1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Lieutenant
- Not with a Whimper (1966) ... Lieutenant
 1965 The Wackiest Ship in the Army (TV Series)
Commander Judd
- ....And Tyler, Too (1965) ... Commander Judd
 1965 Hazel (TV Series)
Grouchy open house looker
- Hazel Sits It Out (1965) ... Grouchy open house looker (uncredited)
 1965 Peyton Place (TV Series)
Al Pearson
- Episode #2.21 (1965) ... Al Pearson
 1963 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
the Workman
- The Curse of the Snitkins (1963) ... the Workman (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: You Can't Take It With You. Comedy/farce (revival). See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Brother-in-law of Fritz Weaver.

Trademark:

Frequently played doctors, judges, government officials, and other authority figures, almost always with comic effect.

Star Sign:

Taurus

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