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Wolfman Jack (1938–1995)


Wolfman Jack was born on January 21, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Robert Weston Smith. He was an actor, known for American Graffiti (1973), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) and Motel Hell (1980). He was married to Lucy Lamb. He died on July 1, 1995 in Belvedere, North Carolina, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

American Graffiti
American Graffiti Disc Jockey
(1973)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Our Guests at Heartland
(1978)
Motel Hell
Motel Hell Reverend Billy
(1980)
More American Graffiti
More American Graffiti Wolfman Jack
(1979)

Filmography

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 1995 Married with Children (TV Series)
Wolfman Jack
- Ship Happens (1995) ... Wolfman Jack
 1992 Swamp Thing (TV Series)
Hurly
- Children of the Fool (1992) ... Hurly
 1989 DJ Boy (Video Game)
Disk Jockey (US version, voice)
 1988 Mortuary Academy
Bernie Berkowitz
 1987 Rags to Riches (TV Series)
Morgan W. Hollywood
- A Very Foley Christmas (1987) ... Morgan W. Hollywood
 1986 Garfield in Paradise (TV Short)
Chief (voice)
 1985 The Midnight Hour (TV Movie)
Radio D.J. (voice)
 1982 Stanley, the Ugly Duckling (TV Short)
Eagle One (voice)
 1980-1981 The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (TV Series)
Opening Narrator
- Give Me a Hand - Something's Afoot (1981) ... Opening Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- All This and Timbuktu (1981) ... Opening Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- Around the World in 80 Ways (1981) ... Opening Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- Perilous Pauline (1981) ... Opening Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- There's No Place Like Rome (1981) ... Opening Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1980 Motel Hell
Reverend Billy
 1979 More American Graffiti
Wolfman Jack
 1978 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Infra Red
- Disco Devil (1978) ... Infra Red
 1978 Hanging on a Star
Gordon Shep
 1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Our Guests at Heartland
 1978 Deadman's Curve (TV Movie)
The Jackal
 1978 James at 16 (TV Series)
Announcer
- Star-Crossed Lovers (1978) ... Announcer
 1978 Police Story (TV Series)
Felco
- River of Promises (1978) ... Felco
 1977 Have I Got a Christmas for You (TV Movie)
Chips Domino
 1976 The Wolfman Jack Show (TV Series)
Host
 1976 What's Happening!! (TV Series)
Emcee
- My Three Tons (1976) ... Emcee
 1975 Emergency! (TV Series)
- The Inspection (1975)
 1973 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Wolfman Jack
- The Songwriter (1973) ... Wolfman Jack
 1973 American Graffiti
Disc Jockey
 1971 The Seven Minutes
Wolfman Jack
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Played himself in Galactica 1980 "The Night the Cylons Landed" originally aired 20-April-1980 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »


Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

He was a fan of disc jockey Alan Freed who helped to turn African-American rhythm and blues into Caucasian rock and roll music. Freed originally called himself the Moondog after New York City street musician Moondog. Freed both adopted this name and used a recorded howl to give his early broadcasts a unique character. The Wolfman's adaptation of the Moondog theme was to call himself Wolfman Jack ... See more »

Trademark:

Wolf howl and gravelly voice

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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