The Odd Couple
Mr. Larson / Groundskeeper / Sam Mitchell
Willie Dunhill / Mr. Appleby
Justice of Peace / Milo Simmons / Axel the Handyman
John Paul McGarrity / Mr. Wren
Doc Shay / Doc Shea / Doc Shannon
Henry Albright / Leland Mills
Jeff Trotter (uncredited)
"Counsellor-at-Law". Written, produced, and directed by Elmer Rice
. Plymouth Theatre; 292 performances. Cast included John Qualen
as "Johann Breitstein".
John M. Qualen | John T. Qualen
5' 7" (1.7 m)
Did You Know?
Though some reference works list his birth name as Oleson or Olson, in actuality Qualen's grandfather changed the family name from Olson to Kvalen long before Qualen's birth. Qualen's father subsequently changed the name from Kvalen to Qualen, after Qualen's birth. Originally pronounced identically to the previous spelling ("Kvah-len"), John Qualen himself changed the pronunciation to "Kway-len."
Exaggerated Scandinavian accent (although he himself was born and raised in Canada)