STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,012 this week

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 »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 people
created 25 Mar 2012
 
a list of 212 people
created 14 May 2012
 
a list of 31 people
created 04 Jan 2013
 
a list of 35 images
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 35 images
created 2 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Alex Karras.

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (38 credits)
 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
 1996 Arli$$ (TV Series)
 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
 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 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 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 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
 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
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (27 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Played for the Iowa Hawkeyes and played opposite Alan Alda as "Hawkeye Pierce" on M*A*S*H (1972). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia:

During National Football League career he was among the closest Detroit Lions defensive blockers that tried to block New Orleans Saints place-kicker, Tom Dempsey's 63-yard record-setting and game winning field goal, as time expired from the New Orleans Saints 37 yard line on November 8, 1970. Final score: New Orleans Saints 19 and Detroit Lions 17. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

Message Boards

Recent Posts
RIP: 1935-2012 Age: 77 Shadow2700
Webster's Godfather epdpatrolman
Karras and wife, Susan Clark, are lead plaintiffs in the ... proudnole
R.I.P. Mongo.... MagnificoHombre
RIP Alex Lukerdog
A good guy garrytreat
Discuss Alex Karras on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page