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Jack Lambert (I) (1920–2002)

American character actor specializing in tough guys and heavies. A native of Yonkers, New York, he worked on the Broadway stage and then became an increasingly familiar figure in Westerns and crime dramas after World War II. Although almost as familiar a presence in films as his contemporaries Warren Oates, Robert J. Wilke, and Leo Gordon, for ... See full bio »

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 1959-1970 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Locke / Garth / Gar / ...
- The Badge/II (1970) ... Locke
- The Reprisal (1969) ... Garth
- Abelia (1968) ... Gar
- The Quest for Asa Janin (1963) ... Scotsman
- The Renegades (1963) ... Brice
 1967 Felony Squad (TV Series)
Novak
- No Sad Songs for Charlie (1967) ... Novak
 1966-1967 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Alexander McAfee / Stronk / Rafe Todd
- The Desperate Raid (1967) ... Stronk
- The Williamsburg Cannon: Part 2 (1967) ... Alexander McAfee
- The Williamsburg Cannon: Part 1 (1967) ... Alexander McAfee
- The Trap (1966) ... Rafe Todd
 1967 Winchester 73 (TV Movie)
Scots
 1960-1967 Bonanza (TV Series)
Maj. Tom Landers / John Pardo
- The Unseen Wound (1967) ... Maj. Tom Landers
- Showdown (1960) ... John Pardo
 1965-1966 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Creek Johnson / Curly Burke
- Doc Holliday's Gold Bars (1966) ... Creek Johnson
- A City Is Born (1965) ... Curly Burke
 1966 Get Smart (TV Series)
Shark
- The Dead Spy Scrawls (1966) ... Shark
 1965 The Loner (TV Series)
Charlie Libbett
- Escort for a Dead Man (1965) ... Charlie Libbett
 1965 My Brother the Angel (TV Series)
Babe
- Immaterial Witness (1965) ... Babe
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Marty Slater
- The Richest Man in Boot Hill (1965) ... Marty Slater
 1965 The Virginian (TV Series)
Philip Pine
- The Awakening (1965) ... Philip Pine
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Charlie 'The Arm' Segar
- Steam Heat (1965) ... Charlie 'The Arm' Segar
 1963 4 for Texas
Monk
 1957-1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Nick / Frank Owen / Tom Revere / ...
- The Myra Marshall Story (1963) ... Nick
- The Benjamin Burns Story (1960) ... Frank Owen
- The Sakae Ito Story (1958) ... Tom Revere
- The Mary Halstead Story (1957) ... Creegar
 1963 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Doc
- The Big House (1963) ... Doc
 1962 How the West Was Won
Gant Henchman (uncredited)
 1961 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
Hark Baker
- The Shaggy Kings (1961) ... Hark Baker
 1961 The George Raft Story
Jerry Fitzpatrick
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Lem Carta
- Masquerade (1961) ... Lem Carta
 1961 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
 1959-1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Wancho Tully / King Fisher
- Bullwhacker's Bounty (1961) ... Wancho Tully
- Incident in Leadville (1959) ... King Fisher
 1961 Dante (TV Series)
Nick
- The Devil to Pay (1961) ... Nick
 1961 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Chauncey Harper
- Madame Vengeance (1961) ... Chauncey Harper
 1959-1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Joshua Walcek / Joshua MacGregor / Tony Walchek
- The Quota (1960) ... Joshua MacGregor
 1960 Freckles
Duncan
 1960 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Doggie Kramer
- Never Help the Devil (1960) ... Doggie Kramer
 1957-1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Slick Everett
- Absalom, My Son (1959)
- Too Good with a Gun (1957) ... Slick Everett
 1959 The Rifleman (TV Series)
John Lance
 1959 The Detectives (TV Series)
Harry Decker
- Decoy (1959) ... Harry Decker
 1956-1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Garage Mechanic / Hitman / Baldy
- Coyote Moon (1959) ... Garage Mechanic
- Cheap Is Cheap (1959) ... Hitman
- The Better Bargain (1956) ... Baldy
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Jack Proddy
- The Dishonest Posse (1959) ... Jack Proddy
 1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Norman Obara
- Millionaire Lorraine Daggett (1959) ... Norman Obara
 1959 Tightrope (TV Series)
William B. Kane
- Stand on Velvet (1959) ... William B. Kane
 1959 The Deputy (TV Series)
Keever
- Back to Glory (1959) ... Keever
 1959 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Kid Dakota
- Slab Happy (1959) ... Kid Dakota
 1959 Day of the Outlaw
Tex (Bruhn's gang)
 1959 Colt .45 (TV Series)
 1959 The Californians (TV Series)
Harte / Shaster Poe
- The Fur Story (1959) ... Harte
- A Turn in the Trail (1959) ... Shaster Poe
 1959 Alias Jesse James
Snake Brice (uncredited)
 1959 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
- Bittercreek Gang (1959)
 1959 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Hank Bremer
- The Extra Hand (1959) ... Hank Bremer
 1957-1958 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Luke Stevens / Keno Riley
- Cow Town (1958) ... Luke Stevens
- The Hasty Gun (1957) ... Keno Riley
 1958 Lawman (TV Series)
Lon Haggert
- Short Straw (1958) ... Lon Haggert
 1958 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Voice (1958)
 1958 Party Girl
Nick (uncredited)
 1958 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Smith Gang Chief
- To Become a Man (1958) ... Smith Gang Chief (as John Lambert)
 1958 Hot Car Girl
Cop #1 at soda bar
 1958 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Thief
- The Clock Strikes 12 (1958) ... Thief
 1958 Machine-Gun Kelly
Howard
 1958 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Gus
- The George Dale Case (1958) ... Gus
 1956-1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Pug / Rockey Green
- A Reasonable Doubt (1957) ... Pug
- Assignment Champ (1956) ... Rockey Green
 1957 Chicago Confidential
Smitty (uncredited)
 1957 Panic! (TV Series)
First Stranger
- The Boy (1957) ... First Stranger
 1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Marlow
- Jackson's Assassination (1957) ... Marlow
 1957 State Trooper (TV Series)
Jessup Trask
- Trail of the Dead (1957) ... Jessup Trask
 1956-1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Flood
- Outpost (1957) ... Flood
- The Regulators (1956)
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
Boxcar Jones
- Open Highway (1956)
- Helltown, U.S.A. (1956) ... Boxcar Jones
 1956 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Bull Brande
- Return of the Chief (1956) ... Bull Brande
 1956 Canyon River
Kincaid
 1956 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Rev. John Caldecot
- MacAdam and Eve (1956) ... Rev. John Caldecot
 1956 Backlash
Mike Benton
 1955-1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- On a Dark Night (1956)
 1955 At Gunpoint
Kirk
 1955 Kiss Me Deadly
Sugar Smallhouse
 1955 Run for Cover
Larsen
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Andrews
- Cap'n John's Dilemma (1954) ... Andrews
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Joe De Carlo
- The Las Vegas Story (1954) ... Joe De Carlo
 1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Simmons
- Three Just Men (1953) ... Simmons
 1953 99 River Street
Mickey
 1953 Scared Stiff
Zombie
 1953 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Last Voyage (1953)
 1952 Blackbeard, the Pirate
Tom Whetstone
 1952 Montana Belle
Ringo
 1952 Bend of the River
Red
 1951 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Disaster (1951)
 1951 The Secret of Convict Lake
Matt Anderson (uncredited)
 1951 The Enforcer
Philadelphia Tom Zaca
 1950 North of the Great Divide
Henchman Stagg
 1950 Stars in My Crown
Perry Lokey
 1950 Dakota Lil
Dummy
 1949 Border Incident
Chuck (uncredited)
 1949 Brimstone
Luke Courteen
 1949 Yes Sir, That's My Baby
Leslie Schultze
 1949 The Great Gatsby
Reba
 1949 Big Jack
Bud Valentine
 1948 Force of Evil (uncredited)
 1948 Disaster
Frosty Davenport
 1948 Belle Starr's Daughter
Bronc Wilson
 1948 River Lady
Swede
 1948 Reaching from Heaven
Buck Huggins
 1947 The Unsuspected
Mr. Press
 1947 The Vigilantes Return
Henchman Ben Borden
 1947 Dick Tracy's Dilemma
Steve 'The Claw' Michel
 1947 New Orleans
Biff Lewis
 1946 Plainsman and the Lady
Sival
 1946 Specter of the Rose (uncredited)
 1946 O.S.S.
German Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1946 The Harvey Girls
Marty Peters
 1946 Abilene Town
Jet Younger
 1945 Duffy's Tavern
Waiter (uncredited)
 1945 The Hidden Eye
Louie
 1944 Till We Meet Again
Drunken German Soldier (uncredited)
 1944 The Canterville Ghost
Trigger - Machine Gunner (uncredited)
 1943 Lost Angel
Lefty Moran (uncredited)
 1943 The Cross of Lorraine
Jacques
 1943 Swing Fever
Jack (Conlon's Henchman) (uncredited)
 1943 Seeds of Freedom
Speaker
 1943 Hostages
SS guard
 1943 Bomber's Moon
Curly (tail gunner)
 1943 Follies Girl
Unconfirmed Bit Part (uncredited)
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Sailor Cutting In with Ina Claire (uncredited)
 1942 About Face (Short) (uncredited)

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Father of Lee J. Lambert.

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