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Jack Warden (1920–2006)


Jack Warden was born John H. Lebzelter on September 18, 1920 in Newark, New Jersey to Laura M. (Costello) and Jack Warden Lebzelter. His father was of German and Irish descent, and his mother was of Irish ancestry. Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, at the age of 17, young Jack Lebzelter was expelled from Louisville's DuPont Manual High School for ... See full bio »

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 1999 Norm (TV Series)
Harry
- Norm Dates Danny's Dad (1999) ... Harry
 1998 Chairman of the Board
Armand McMillan
 1997 The Volunteers
Richie
 1997 Ink (TV Series)
Timothy Logan
- The Fighting Irish (1997) ... Timothy Logan
 1996 Ed
Chubb
 1993 Guilty as Sin
Moe
 1992 Toys
Old General Zevo
 1992 Night and the City
Al Grossman
 1990 Judgment (TV Movie)
Claude Fortier
 1990 Everybody Wins
Judge Harry Murdoch
 1989 Knight & Daye (TV Series)
Hank Knight
- The Last Honest Man in America (1989) ... Hank Knight
- Goodbye, Mr. Scrimshaw (1989) ... Hank Knight
- Stalk Radio (1989) ... Hank Knight
- Still Motile After All These Years (1989) ... Hank Knight
- New York! New York? (1989) ... Hank Knight
 1988 Dead Solid Perfect (TV Movie)
Hubert 'Bad Hair' Wimberly
 1988 Police Story: The Watch Commander (TV Movie)
Joe Wilson
 1987 September
Lloyd
 1987 The Three Kings (TV Movie)
David
 1987 Still Crazy Like a Fox (TV Movie)
Harry Fox
 1987 Three Wishes for Jamie (TV Movie)
Owen Tavish
 1986 The Cosmic Eye
Rocko (voice)
 1985 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Owl
 1985 A.D. (TV Mini-Series)
Nerva
- Part 5 (1985) ... Nerva
- Part 4 (1985) ... Nerva
- Part 3 (1985) ... Nerva
- Part 2 (1985) ... Nerva
- Part 1 (1985) ... Nerva
 1985 The Aviator
Moravia
 1984 Crackers
Garvey
 1981 So Fine
Jack
 1981 Chu Chu and the Philly Flash
The Commander
 1981 Carbon Copy
Nelson Longhurst
 1981 The Great Muppet Caper
Mike Tarkanian
 1980 A Private Battle (TV Movie)
Cornelius Ryan
 1979 Being There
President 'Bobby'
 1979 Topper (TV Movie)
Cosmo Topper
 1979 Dreamer
Harry
 1979 The Champ
Jackie
 1977 The White Buffalo
Charlie Zane
 1975 Journey from Darkness (TV Movie)
Fred Hartman
 1975 Shampoo
Lester
 1974 The Godchild (TV Movie)
Sgt. Dobbs
 1974 Remember When (TV Movie)
Joe Hodges
 1974 Billy Two Hats
Sheriff Henry Gifford
 1973 Wheeler and Murdoch (TV Movie)
Sam Wheeler
 1972 Dig (Short)
Rocco (voice)
 1972 Lieutenant Schuster's Wife (TV Movie)
Capt. Patrick Lonergan
 1972 Man on a String (TV Movie)
Jake Moniker
 1971 Brian's Song (TV Movie)
Coach Halas
 1971 The Face of Fear (TV Movie)
Lieutenant George Coy
 1971 Welcome to the Club
Gen. Strapp
 1971 Summertree
Herb
 1971 Robert Young and the Family (TV Movie)
Sketch Actor
 1971 The Sporting Club
Earl Olive
 1971 Great Performances (TV Series)
Gus
 1968 Bye Bye Braverman
Barnet Weinstein
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Barney Cahill
- The Ivy Curtain (1967) ... Barney Cahill
 1967 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Alex Patton
- Concrete Evidence (1967) ... Alex Patton
 1965 Blindfold
General Prat
 1962-1965 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Daniel Delaney / Martin Onyx
- The Miss Mary Lee McIntosh Story (1965) ... Daniel Delaney
- The Martin Onyx Story (1962) ... Martin Onyx
 1962-1965 The Virginian (TV Series)
John Conway / Jubal Tatum
- Shadows of the Past (1965) ... John Conway
- Throw a Long Rope (1962) ... Jubal Tatum
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Ernie Duffy
- No Mother to Guide Them (1965) ... Ernie Duffy
 1965 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Lt. Fergus
- The Adventures of Gallegher: Part 2 (1965) ... Lt. Fergus
 1964 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Harry Tamiris
- Question: Is Laura the Name of the Game? (1964) ... Harry Tamiris
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Manny Garret
- Out on the Outskirts of Town (1964) ... Manny Garret
 1964 Bewitched (TV Series)
Rex Barker
- It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog (1964) ... Rex Barker
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Jack Fleming
- The Watchman (1964) ... Jack Fleming
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Latham
- Escape (1964) ... Latham
 1964 Breaking Point (TV Series)
Carlo Scotti
- No Squares in My Family Circle (1964) ... Carlo Scotti
 1961-1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Major Barben / Sandor Biro / Adam Darcey
- Two Strangers and an Old Enemy (1963) ... Major Barben
- A Feat of Strength (1962) ... Sandor Biro
- The Clover Throne (1961) ... Adam Darcey
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Max Eames
- Flight 307 (1963) ... Max Eames
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Sam Langan / Steve Lollo / Neil Daggett
- Spectre of the Rose Street Gang (1962) ... Sam Langan
- The King of Venus Will Take Care of You (1962) ... Steve Lollo
- The Face of the Enemy (1962) ... Neil Daggett
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series)
O. B. Dodson / Dr. Charles 'Charlie' Kozelka
- I Hear America Singing (1962) ... O. B. Dodson
 1962 Going My Way (TV Series)
Carl Wiczinski
- Not Good Enough for Mary (1962) ... Carl Wiczinski
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Commissioner
- Flashing Spikes (1962) ... Commissioner
 1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Jerry Skala
- The Organizers: Part 2 (1962) ... Jerry Skala
- The Organizers: Part 1 (1962) ... Jerry Skala
 1962 Escape from Zahrain
Huston
 1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Brad Axton
- The Traveler (1962) ... Brad Axton
 1961 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Joe Harrison
- Accessory by Consent (1961) ... Joe Harrison
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Joe Farrell
- Between Two Guns (1961) ... Joe Farrell
 1959-1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Otto Frick / Frank Barber / Lawrence Halloran
- The Otto Frick Story (1960) ... Otto Frick
- Head of Fire: Feet of Clay (1960) ... Frank Barber
- The George 'Bugs' Moran Story (1959) ... Lawrence Halloran
 1960 Outlaws (TV Series)
Ollie
- Starfall: Part 2 (1960) ... Ollie
- Starfall: Part 1 (1960) ... Ollie
 1960 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Stacey Gibbs
- A Fork in the Road (1960) ... Stacey Gibbs
 1959-1960 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Mouth McGarry / James A. Corry
- The Mighty Casey (1960) ... Mouth McGarry
- The Lonely (1959) ... James A. Corry
 1960 Wake Me When It's Over
Captain Dave 'Doc' Farrington
 1960 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Joe Rogarti
- Meeting at Appalachia (1960) ... Joe Rogarti
 1959 Five Fingers (TV Series)
Fitzgerald
- The Moment of Truth (1959) ... Fitzgerald
 1959 Bonanza (TV Series)
Mike Wilson
- The Paiute War (1959) ... Mike Wilson
 1959 That Kind of Woman
George Kelly
 1958-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Jubal / Joe Cushing / Long
- The Day Before Atlanta (1959) ... Jubal
- The Blue Men (1959) ... Joe Cushing
- Nightmare at Ground Zero (1958) ... Long
 1959 The Sound and the Fury
Ben Compson
 1958 Darby's Rangers
MSgt. Saul Rosen / Narrator
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series)
Charlie Hayes
- The Flight (1957) ... Charlie Hayes
 1956-1957 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Lanier
- Noon on Doomsday (1956) ... Lanier
 1957 The Bachelor Party
Eddie Watkins
 1957 The Lark (TV Movie)
Robert de Beaudricourt
 1957 Edge of the City
Charles Malik
 1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Master Sergeant Willis Debb
- A Real Fine Cutting Edge (1957) ... Master Sergeant Willis Debb
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Lieutenant Ravenna
- Flame-Out in T-6 (1956) ... Lieutenant Ravenna
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Frank Doran
- Tragedy in a Temporary Town (1956) ... Frank Doran
 1954-1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Hal / Dr. Max Binder
- Class of '58 (1954) ... Hal
- Native Dancer (1954) ... Dr. Max Binder
 1955 Justice (TV Series)
- Flight from Fear (1955)
- Save Me Now (1955)
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Boze
- The Petrified Forest (1955) ... Boze
 1951-1955 Danger (TV Series)
- The Piano (1955)
- In the La Banza (1951)
 1955 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
- No Riders (1955)
 1954-1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Lieutenant Brown / Mike / Russ Adams
- A Stranger May Die (1955) ... Lieutenant Brown
- U.F.O. (1954) ... Mike
- Screwball (1954) ... Russ Adams
 1955 Norby (TV Series)
Bobo
- The Quiet War (1955) ... Bobo
- Dorcus' Dilemma (1955) ... Bobo
- Episode #1.9 (1955) ... Bobo
- Episode #1.11 (1955) ... Bobo
 1955 The Challenge (TV Movie)
Bill Whitman
 1953-1954 The Big Story (TV Series)
Bill Foley / Teddy Merrill
- Chester Potter of the Pittsburgh Press (1953) ... Teddy Merrill
 1954 Center Stage (TV Series)
 1954 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1954 Inner Sanctum (TV Series)
Mooney
- Man of Iron (1954) ... Mooney
 1953 Man Against Crime (TV Series)
Manny / Deck Hand
- Sic Transit Gloria (1953) ... Manny
- Ferry Boat (1953) ... Deck Hand
 1953 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
Brick Doyle
- The Promise (1953) ... Brick Doyle
 1953 The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series)
- Comeback (1953)
 1951-1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Miller / Capt. Giluley / Sergeant Stivers / ...
- The Corporal and the Lady (1953) ... Miller
- Brigadier (1952) ... Capt. Giluley
- Kelly (1952) ... Sergeant Stivers
- The Blues Street (1951) ... Man
 1952 Mister Peepers (TV Series)
Chicago Cabbie
- Episode #1.17 (1952) ... Chicago Cabbie
 1952 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
Biff Grimes
- One Sunday Afternoon (1952) ... Biff Grimes
 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Steve
- All the Time in the World (1952) ... Steve
 1952 Red Ball Express
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1951 The Man with My Face
Walt Davis
 1951 The Frogmen
Crew Member (uncredited)
 1951 You're in the Navy Now
Tommy Morse (uncredited)
 1950 Suspense (TV Series)
Reporter
- A Pocketful of Murder (1950) ... Reporter
 1950 The Asphalt Jungle
Bit Role (uncredited)
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Stage: Appeared (as "Joey") in "A Very Special Baby" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Robert Alan Aurthur [earliest Broadway credit]. Directed by Martin Ritt. Playhouse Theatre: 14 Nov 1956-17 Nov 1956 (5 performances). Cast: Luther Adler (as "Casale"), Jack Klugman (as "Carmen"), Will Kuluva (as "Augie"; final Broadway credit), Carl Low... See more »

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Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Fought on the same card as Charles Durning in Madison Square Garden. See more »

Trademark:

Usually played tough-talking New Yorkers

Star Sign:

Virgo

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