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Jack Sheldon is the son of Jen Loven (1909-1989), who taught many of the Hollywood entertainment elite and their children to swim at her famous Jen Loven Swim School in Hollywood. Jack was known mostly for his sidekick status on the The Merv Griffin Show (1962) in the 70s. Jack has a large family, with two sons Kevin and John, and daughters Julie ... See full bio »

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Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.

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For the Boys
For the Boys Wally Fields
Run Buddy Run
Run Buddy Run Buddy Overstreet
Freaky Friday
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 2004 ALF's Hit Talk Show (TV Series)
- Tom Green (2004)
 1997-2004 Johnny Bravo (TV Series)
Sensitive Male / Traffic Cop / The President / ...
- Traffic Troubles/My Funny Looking Friend (2004) ... Traffic Cop / Sensitive Male (voice)
- The Sensitive Male/Bravo Dooby Doo (1997) ... Sensitive Male (voice)
 2000-2001 Family Guy (TV Series)
The Bill / 'Vagina Junction' Conductor
- Running Mates (2000) ... 'Vagina Junction' Conductor (voice, uncredited)
 1999 Hard Time: Hostage Hotel (TV Movie)
 1999 Hard Time: The Premonition (TV Movie)
 1998 Hard Time (TV Movie)
 1998 Mike Hammer, Private Eye (TV Series)
Des Long
- Songbird: Part 2 (1998) ... Des Long
- Songbird: Part 1 (1998) ... Des Long
 1996 California Dreams (TV Series)
Mr. Gleason
- Reel Teens (1996) ... Mr. Gleason
 1996 The Simpsons (TV Series)
The Amendment
 1994 Radioland Murders
Ruffles Reed
 1993 Lush Life (TV Movie)
 1991 For the Boys
Wally Fields
 1989 Goofy About Health (Short)
Doctor (voice, uncredited)
 1988 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Piano Player
- 11001001 (1988) ... Piano Player
 1978 Project U.F.O. (TV Series)
Mike Kirby
 1976 Freaky Friday
 1976 Police Story (TV Series)
- 50 Cents-First Half Hour, $1.75 All Day (1976) ... Hofstedder
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
- The Company (1975) ... Jeff
 1973-1974 The Girl with Something Extra (TV Series)
Jerry Burton
- The New Broom (1974) ... Jerry Burton
- The Not-So-Good Samaritan (1974) ... Jerry Burton
- Three for the Road (1974) ... Jerry Burton
- Irreconcilable Sameness (1974) ... Jerry Burton
- The Sour Grapevine (1974) ... Jerry Burton
 1973 Adam's Rib (TV Series)
- For Richer, for Poorer (1973) ... Peter
 1972 Banyon (TV Series)
Shorty Durbin
- The Clay Clarinet (1972) ... Shorty Durbin
 1971 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Philip Heyes
- Anniversary (1971) ... Philip Heyes
 1968-1970 Dragnet 1967 (TV Series)
Darryl Walton / Robert Bass / Chester Albertson / ...
- Burglary: Baseball (1970) ... Darryl Walton
- A.I.D.: The Weekend (1970) ... Robert Bass
- Burglary: Mister (1969) ... Chester Albertson
- Juvenile: DR-35 (1969) ... Ted Patterson
- Frauds: DR-28 (1969) ... Mr. Levin
 1969-1970 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Ronnie Coleman / Freddie Kirby
- Selma Plout's Plot (1970) ... Ronnie Coleman
- The Organ Fund (1969) ... Freddie Kirby
 1969 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
- Homecoming (1969) ... Visitor
 1969 Under the Yum Yum Tree (TV Movie)
Charlie Prokter
 1968 Missy's Men (TV Movie)
 1966 Run Buddy Run (TV Series)
Buddy Overstreet
- Buddy Overstreet, Please Come Home (1966) ... Buddy Overstreet
- The Sky Is Falling (1966) ... Buddy Overstreet
- Goodbye, Wendell (1966) ... Buddy Overstreet
- Mr. D's Revenge (1966) ... Buddy Overstreet
- Buddy Overstreet, Forgive Me (1966) ... Buddy Overstreet
 1965 Gilligan's Island (TV Series)
- Little Island, Big Gun (1965) ... Lucky (uncredited)
 1964 The Nut House!! (TV Movie)
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Album: "Oooo, But It's Good--The Weird Wild, Wonderful, Wigged-Out Wit of Jack Sheldon" (Capitol Records). See more »

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Jazz musician/singer/character actor, probably best known as Merv Griffin's trumpet-playing sidekick on his 1970s TV talk show and as the star of cult TV hit, Run Buddy Run (1966). See more »


Most noted, musically that is, for his method of "TRIPLETONGUEING" while playing the trumpet. A feat not many can do.

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