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Jack Larson was raised in Pasadena, California, and attended Pasadena Junior College (by coincidence, exactly like his Adventures of Superman (1952) co-star George Reeves). He was a contract player at Warner Bros. Typecast as Jimmy Olsen, Larson found it virtually impossible to get other acting roles after the series went off the air and retired ... See full bio »
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 2011 Bob's New Suit
Edward McIntyre
 2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Dewey Butler
- Quickie (2010) ... Dewey Butler
 1991 Superboy (TV Series)
Lou Lamont
- Paranoia (1991) ... Lou Lamont
 1965 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Tommy
- PFC Gomer Pyle (1965) ... Tommy
 1960 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Buzz
- Millionaire Julie Sherman (1960) ... Buzz
 1959 Tales of the Vikings (TV Series)
 1955-1957 Navy Log (TV Series)
Gordon / Freddie / John Crawford
- Human Bomb (1957) ... Gordon
- The Big A (1956) ... Freddie
- The Plebe (1956) ... John Crawford
 1954 About Mrs. Leslie
Buddy Boyd
 1953 Man Crazy
Bob
 1953 Three Sailors and a Girl
Sailor (uncredited)
 1953 Star of Texas
Henchman John Jenkins
 1952 Flat Top
Sailor with Scuttlebutt (uncredited)
 1952 Battle Zone
Cpl. James O'Doole
 1952 Belles on Their Toes
Packy Talbot (uncredited)
 1952 Kid Monk Baroni
Angelo
 1951 Starlift
Will (uncredited)
 1951 On the Loose
Charleston Bit (uncredited)
 1951 Fighting Coast Guard
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1950 Redwood Forest Trail
Dusty
 1950 A Wonderful Life (Short)
Richard Wood (age 16)
 1950 Trial Without Jury
Tommy (uncredited)
 1949 Flame of Youth
Boy (uncredited)
 1948 Fighter Squadron
Lt. 'Shorty' Kirk
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Other Works:

TV commercial (w/Jerry Seinfeld): American Express ("Superman cartoon") See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Why he hasn't gone to fan events since a 1988 Cleveland celebration of the 50th anniversary of Adventures of Superman (1952)] . . . thousands of people [were] coming at us with pictures to autograph and Sharpie pens. And I had this beautiful white linen suit from Venice, made at the Piazza San Marco. The best cleaners in Brentwood couldn't get the ink stains out of that suit. See more »

Trivia:

Like George Reeves, Larson claimed that he did not want to do the role of Jimmy Olsen in the Adventures of Superman (1952) television series. His agent told him to do the role, take the money and that it would probably never be seen. See more »

Nickname:

Junior

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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