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James Karen and Rhea Perlman in Cheers (1982)Steven Spielberg, Craig T. Nelson, and James Karen in Poltergeist (1982)Craig T. Nelson and James Karen in Poltergeist (1982)James Karen and Thom Mathews in The Return of the Living Dead (1985)James KarenJames Gammon, James Karen, Ryan Little, and Brian Peck in Outlaw Trail: The Treasure of Butch Cassidy (2006)James Karen in Tough and Deadly (1995)
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Veteran Broadway, TV and film actor James Karen was encouraged as a young man to take up an acting career by U.S. Congressman Daniel J. Flood, who was an amateur actor himself. In 1947 Karen made his Broadway debut in "A Streetcar Named Desire", which led to appearances in over 20 Broadway productions. His television work began in 1948 with the ... See full bio »
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