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Alex Karras (1935–2012)


Alex Karras was born on July 15, 1935 in Gary, Indiana, USA as Alexander George Karras. He was an actor and producer, known for Webster (1983), Blazing Saddles (1974) and Victor Victoria (1982). He was married to Susan Clark and Ivalyn Joan Jurgensen. He died on October 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Webster
Webster George Papadapolis
(1983-1989)
Blazing Saddles
(1974)
Victor Victoria
Victor Victoria 'Squash' Bernstein
(1982)
Buffalo '66
Buffalo '66 TV Sportscaster
(1998)

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 1998 The Tom Show (TV Series)
Mr. Amross, Tom's Dad
- The Ticket Scam (1998) ... Mr. Amross, Tom's Dad
 1998 Buffalo '66
TV Sportscaster
 1995 Fudge (TV Series)
Big A
- Fudge-a-mania (1995) ... Big A
 1994 Street Corner Kids
Floyd Powell
 1993 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Michael Connolly
- Dances with Sharks (1993) ... Michael Connolly
 1992 The Ben Stiller Show (TV Series)
Alex Karras
- With Garry Shandling (1992) ... Alex Karras
 1983-1989 Webster (TV Series)
George Papadapolis
- Webtrek (1989) ... George Papadapolis
- Flood of Memories: the Final Chapter (1989) ... George Papadapolis
- The Visitor (1989) ... George Papadapolis
- They Don't Shoot Horses, Do They? (1989) ... George Papadapolis
- The Gospel Truth (1989) ... George Papadapolis
 1984 Against All Odds
Hank Sully
 1984 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Papa Bear
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears (1984) ... Papa Bear
 1982 Maid in America (TV Movie)
Cal Bullington
 1982 Victor Victoria
'Squash' Bernstein
 1981 Porky's
Sheriff Wallace
 1981 Nobody's Perfekt
Swaboda
 1981 Masada (TV Mini-Series)
Roman Soldier
 1981 Word of Honor (TV Movie)
Penniman Butcher (uncredited)
 1980 Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (TV Movie)
Jughead Miller
 1980 When Time Ran Out...
Tiny Baker
 1980 Jimmy B. & André (TV Movie)
Jimmy Butsicaris
 1978-1979 Centennial (TV Mini-Series)
Hans Brumbaugh
- The Scream of Eagles (1979) ... Hans Brumbaugh
- The Winds of Death (1979) ... Hans Brumbaugh
- The Winds of Fortune (1979) ... Hans Brumbaugh
- The Crime (1979) ... Hans Brumbaugh
- The Storm (1979) ... Hans Brumbaugh
 1978 Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang
The Hooded Fang
 1978 FM
Doc Holiday
 1977 Mad Bull (TV Movie)
Iago 'Mad Bull' Karkus
 1977 Mulligan's Stew (TV Series)
Mr. Hollenbeck
- Pilot (1977) ... Mr. Hollenbeck
 1976 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Alex 'Moose' Novak
- Mighty Moose and the Quarterback Kid (1976) ... Alex 'Moose' Novak
 1976 Good Heavens (TV Series)
Jack
- Jack the Ribber and Me (1976) ... Jack
 1975 Babe (TV Movie)
George Zaharias
 1975 Consumer Survival Kit (TV Series)
 1974 Win, Place or Steal
Frank
 1974 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Lance Cpl. Lyle Wesson
- Springtime (1974) ... Lance Cpl. Lyle Wesson
 1974 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Al Potter
- Downshift to Danger (1974) ... Al Potter
 1974 The Great Lester Boggs
Sheriff Billy Bob
 1974 Blazing Saddles
Mongo
 1973 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Jake Metcalf
- That Was No Lady (1973) ... Jake Metcalf
 1973 The 500 Pound Jerk (TV Movie)
Hughie Rae Feather
 1972 Hardcase (TV Movie)
Booker Llewellyn
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series) (segment "Love and the Eskimo's Wife")
 1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Williams
- The Cache (1969) ... Williams
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In 1973, he starred in an unsold television pilot based on his TV movie, The 500 Pound Jerk (1973). The comedy included scenes from the telefilm as well as new footage which told the story of the American weightlifter and the Russian gymnast adjusting to life in the U.S. following the Olympics. See more »

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1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 4 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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He was suspended from the NFL for one season for gambling on football games. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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