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Jesse White (I) (1917–1997)

Lovable, laid-back Jesse White made acting seem fun and easy. He was born Jesse Marc Weidenfeld in Buffalo, New York, and was raised in Akron, Ohio. He made his first amateur appearance on the local stage at age 15. Before breaking into professional theater in the 1940s, he held many different jobs, including selling beauty supplies and lingerie. ... See full bio »

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 1996 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Ralph
- The Cadillac (1996) ... Ralph
 1993 Matinee
Mr. Spector
 1990 MacGyver (TV Series)
Mel
- Harry's Will (1990) ... Mel
 1989 Garfield and Friends (TV Series)
- First Class Feline/U.S. Acres: Hamelot/How to Be Funny (1989) ... (voice, as Jessie White)
 1987 Small Wonder (TV Series)
Sid Barker
- Vicki Goodwrench (1987) ... Sid Barker
 1983 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Mac Mulligan
- Blue Genes (1983) ... Mac Mulligan
 1982 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Ernie
- A Christmas Hart (1982) ... Ernie
- In the Hart of the Night (1982) ... Ernie
 1982 Pandamonium (TV Series)
Chesty (voice)
 1981 The Music Shoppe (TV Series)
Spence (special guest star)
- Free Room & Rock (1981) ... Spence (special guest star)
 1979 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Clearwater Institute Patient
- Crackers (1979) ... Clearwater Institute Patient
 1978 The Cat from Outer Space
Earnest Ernie
 1978 The Plant Family (TV Movie)
Leo Harrell - Geneva's brother
 1977 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Mr. Gabby
- Homer and the Wacky Doughnut Machine (1977) ... Mr. Gabby
 1977 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Mechanic
- Has Anybody Here Seen Quincy? (1977) ... Mechanic
 1976 Nashville Girl
C.Y. Ordell
 1975 New Zoo Revue (TV Series)
Professor Gordon / Mr. Bigwig
- Episode dated 11 November 1975 (1975) ... Professor Gordon
- Episode dated 10 November 1975 (1975) ... Mr. Bigwig
 1975 Return to Campus
Sports announcer
 1975 Las Vegas Lady
Big Jake
 1975 Happy Days (TV Series)
Bander
- Richie's Flip Side (1975) ... Bander
 1975 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
Security Guard
- Chopper (1975) ... Security Guard
 1974 Devlin (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1974 These Are the Days (TV Series) (voice)
 1973 Yogi's Gang (TV Series)
- Mr. Hothead (1973) ... (credit only)
- Lotta Litter (1973) ... (credit only)
- Mr. Bigot (1973) ... (credit only)
 1973 The New Temperatures Rising Show (TV Series)
Repairman
- We Ain't Got Nobody (1973) ... Repairman
 1972 Of Thee I Sing (TV Movie)
Matthew Fulton
 1972 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Hickey
 1972 Harvey (TV Movie)
Duane Wilson
 1971 Mannix (TV Series)
Sam
- Nightshade (1971) ... Sam
 1971 The Partners (TV Series)
Melnick
- Here Comes the Fuzz (1971) ... Melnick
 1971 Bless the Beasts & Children
Sid Shecker
 1969-1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Bailiff (segment "Love and the Jury") / Pun Jab (segment "Love and the Divorce Sale")
- Love and the Comedy Team/Love and the Divorce Sale/Love and the Mountain Cabin (1969) ... Pun Jab (segment "Love and the Divorce Sale")
 1970 Make Room for Granddaddy (TV Series)
Phil
- This Granddaddy Is Rated X (1970) ... Phil
 1970 Dad... Can I Borrow the Car? (TV Short)
 1970 Togetherness
Henry
 1970 The Debbie Reynolds Show (TV Series)
Mayor Keiselbach
- Hurray for Our Side (1970) ... Mayor Keiselbach
 1970 My World and Welcome to It (TV Series)
Guest Star
- The Human Being and the Dinosaur (1970) ... Guest Star
 1969 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Max Manfred
- Comeback (1969) ... Max Manfred
 1967-1969 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
'Swifty' Jenkins / Bob Cosgrove
- The Honeymooners: The Main Event (1967) ... Bob Cosgrove
 1968-1969 That Girl (TV Series)
Eddy Edwards / Hal Grissom / Phil Bender / ...
- There Was a Time Ann Met a Pie Man (1969) ... Hal Grissom
- 7 1/4: Part 2 (1968) ... Phil Bender
- Old Man's Darling (1968) ... Eddy Edwards
- Just Spell the Name Right (1968) ... Eddy Edwards
- Call of the Wild (1968) ... Clinton Hayworth
 1969 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Nat Keller
- Along Came Joey (1969) ... Nat Keller
 1967-1968 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Harry Krasna / The Owner
- A Marriage of Convenience (1968) ... Harry Krasna
- One of Our Shells Is Missing (1967) ... The Owner
 1967 Accidental Family (TV Series)
Fenton
- The Return of Mr. Ex (1967) ... Fenton
 1967 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Sam
 1963-1967 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Mr. Mortimer / H.H.H. Jones
- A Plot for Granny (1967) ... Mr. Mortimer
- Jed Buys the Freeway (1963) ... H.H.H. Jones
 1967 The Spirit Is Willing
Fess Dorple
 1965-1967 Green Acres (TV Series)
Charlie / George Jenkins
- Parity Begins at Home (1965) ... George Jenkins
 1964-1966 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Henry Sharp / Colonel Partridge
- Hooterville, You're All Heart (1966) ... Henry Sharp
- The Ladybugs (1964) ... Colonel Partridge
 1966 The Tammy Grimes Show (TV Series)
Gus
 1966 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series)
Wally
- How Now, Hausfrau? (1966) ... Wally
 1966 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Governor Lewis
- The Night of the Whirring Death (1966) ... Governor Lewis
 1966 Mr. Terrific (TV Series)
Mr. Finney
- Unaired Pilot (1966) ... Mr. Finney
 1958-1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Max Armstead / Tony Cerro / Burt Renshaw / ...
- The Case of the Gambling Lady (1965) ... Tony Cerro
- The Case of the Polka Dot Pony (1962) ... Burt Renshaw
- The Case of the Married Moonlighter (1958) ... Luke Hickey
 1965 The Munsters (TV Series)
J. R. Finlater
- Movie Star Munster (1965) ... J. R. Finlater
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Emil Glueck
- Four into Zero (1965) ... Emil Glueck
 1965 Dear Brigitte
Cliff Argyle the Bookie
 1964 The Addams Family (TV Series)
Sgt. Haley
- Wednesday Leaves Home (1964) ... Sgt. Haley
 1964 Mickey (TV Series)
Sid
- Nobody Buys Retail (1964) ... Sid
 1964 Jonny Quest (TV Series)
Pasha Peddler
- Calcutta Adventure (1964) ... Pasha Peddler (voice)
 1964 Linus! The Lion Hearted (TV Series)
Claudius Crow
- Adrift on the Rapids (1964) ... Claudius Crow (voice)
- Mocking Bird (1964) ... Claudius Crow (voice)
 1964 A House Is Not a Home
Rafferty
 1964 Looking for Love
Tiger Shay
 1964 Bonanza (TV Series)
Eskey
- The Saga of Muley Jones (1964) ... Eskey
 1964 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Mr. Barringer
- Dress My Doll Pretty (1964) ... Mr. Barringer
 1957-1964 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Steve Burke / Talent Agent Weber / Mr. Weber
- How Jack Found Dennis (1964) ... Steve Burke
- The Bob Hope Show (1962) ... Talent Agent Weber
- Hope and Benny in Agent's Office (1957) ... Mr. Weber
 1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Marvin
- The House Next Door (1963) ... Marvin
 1963 The Yellow Canary
Ed Thornburg
 1963 I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (TV Series)
Hershey
- Big Opening at the Hospital (1963) ... Hershey
 1962 It's Only Money
Pete Flint
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Harold Slate
- Torment Him Much and Hold Him Long (1962) ... Harold Slate
 1962 Period of Adjustment
Christmas Caroler (uncredited)
 1961-1962 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Harmon Cavender / Repair Man
- Cavender Is Coming (1962) ... Harmon Cavender
- Once Upon a Time (1961) ... Repair Man
 1962 Oh, Those Bells (TV Series)
Ankles
- Short Change (1962) ... Ankles
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Rudy
- The New Order (1962) ... Rudy
 1962 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Frank Crayle
- The Quest of Ambrose Feather (1962) ... Frank Crayle (as Jess White)
 1962 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Martin
- Pete's Hobby (1962) ... Martin
 1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Cedric
- The Missile Rogues (1962) ... Cedric
 1962 King of Diamonds (TV Series)
Sig Norge
- The Swindler (1962) ... Sig Norge
 1961 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Marvin Heywood
- The Deadly Solo (1961) ... Marvin Heywood
 1961 Sail a Crooked Ship
McDonald
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Boots
- Pinky Goes to College (1961) ... Boots
 1954-1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Mike / Joe Maskowitz
- A Voice on the Phone (1961) ... Joe Maskowitz
- The Return of Gentleman Jim (1955) ... Mike
- The Face Is Familiar (1954) ... Mike
 1961 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Bill
- Washington vs. the Bunny (1961) ... Bill
 1961 Calvin and the Colonel (TV Series)
Sgt. Thomas
- The Polka Dot Bandit (1961) ... Sgt. Thomas (voice, uncredited)
 1960-1961 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Oscar Pudney / Simpson
- The Invitation (1961) ... Oscar Pudney
- The Widow (1961) ... Oscar Pudney
- Operation Pudney (1961) ... Oscar Pudney
- Secret Admirer (1960) ... Oscar Pudney
- Go-Go Gordon (1960) ... Oscar Pudney
 1961 Angel (TV Series)
Max
- Promise to a Friend (1961) ... Max
 1961 On the Double
Corporal Joseph Praeger
 1961 The Right Approach
Brian Freer
 1961 Tomboy and the Champ
Windy Skiles
 1961 Westinghouse Playhouse (TV Series)
Fred Sanford
- The Show Must Go On (1961) ... Fred Sanford
- A Special Special (1961) ... Fred Sanford
 1961 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Fred Boone
- Andy the Marriage Counselor (1961) ... Fred Boone
 1961 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
Benny
- The Trumpet Man (1961) ... Benny
 1961 Three Blondes in His Life
Ed Kelly
 1959-1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Pete Granger / Mike Davis
- The Shark (1960) ... Pete Granger
- The Money Fight (1959) ... Mike Davis
 1960 The Big Night
Wegg
 1960 The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond
Leo 'Butcher' Bremer
 1960 Man with a Camera (TV Series)
Frankie Billings
- Fragment of a Murder (1960) ... Frankie Billings
 1959 The Dennis O'Keefe Show (TV Series)
Sign Painter in Oldsmobile Commercial
- Moon Man (1959) ... Sign Painter in Oldsmobile Commercial (uncredited)
 1959 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Moose - Prison Escapee
- Clem's General Store (1959) ... Moose - Prison Escapee
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
John Burke
- Another Day, Another Dollar (1959) ... John Burke
 1959 How to Marry a Millionaire (TV Series)
- The Comic (1959)
 1959 The David Niven Show (TV Series)
Paul Reisner
- Sticks and Stones (1959) ... Paul Reisner
 1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Walt Conlin
- Echo of Laughter (1959) ... Walt Conlin
 1959 Lux Playhouse (TV Series)
Detective Drake
- Boy on a Fence (1959) ... Detective Drake
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Sheriff Weeb Martin
- Private Account (1959) ... Sheriff Weeb Martin
 1959 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Vance
- April Fool (1959) ... Vance
 1959 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Nitro Noonan
- The Perfect Servant (1959) ... Nitro Noonan
 1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Bartender / Barney Snyder
- The Time Element (1958) ... Bartender
- K.O. Kitty (1958) ... Barney Snyder
 1958 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
San Fernando Harry
- The New Car (1958) ... San Fernando Harry
 1957-1958 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series)
Frank's Manager / Marty Potter
- Ethel Merman (1958) ... Frank's Manager
- Spike Jones and Helen Grayco (1958) ... Frank's Manager
- Eddie Fisher (1958) ... Frank's Manager
- That Hogan Man (1957) ... Marty Potter
 1958 Marjorie Morningstar
Lou Michaelson
 1958 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
H.R. Hap Henderson
- Bob Saves Harvey (1958) ... H.R. Hap Henderson
- Bob Gets Harvey a Raise (1958) ... H.R. Hap Henderson
 1958 Country Music Holiday
Sonny Moon
 1957 Circus Boy (TV Series)
Spike Marlin
- Major Buffington (1957) ... Spike Marlin
 1957 God Is My Partner
Louis 'The Lump' Lumpkin
 1956-1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Doberman / George / George Kirby / ...
- The Marriage Broker (1957) ... Doberman
- The Great American Hoax (1957) ... George
- Crack-Up (1956) ... Eddie Hoke
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Philly
- Mr. Runyon of Broadway (1957) ... Philly
 1957 Designing Woman
Charlie Arneg
 1953-1957 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Jesse Leeds
- Little League Umpire (1957) ... Jesse Leeds
- Danny Goes Social (1957) ... Jesse Leeds
- Danny Goes to Texas (1956) ... Jesse Leeds
- The Nelson Eddy Show (1956) ... Jesse Leeds
- Danny and Jesse Split (1956) ... Jesse Leeds
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1954-1956 Private Secretary (TV Series)
Mickey Calhoun / 'Cagey' Calhoun / Mickey 'Cagey' Calhoun
- Her Best Enemy (1956) ... Mickey Calhoun
- The Sow's Ear (1956) ... 'Cagey' Calhoun
- Old Dogs, New Tricks (1956) ... Mickey Calhoun
- A Scream in the Night (1955) ... Mickey Calhoun
- The Rivals (1954) ... 'Cagey' Calhoun
 1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- Wild April (1956)
 1956 Back from Eternity
Pete Boswick
 1956 He Laughed Last
Max Lassiter
 1956 The Come On
J.J. McGonigle
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Chesty Charlie
- A Job for the Macarone (1955) ... Chesty Charlie
- Big Shoulders (1955)
 1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Simpson
- Here Comes the Suit (1955) ... Mr. Simpson
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
 1955 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series)
Joe the Ice Cream Man
- Homemade Ice-Cream (1955) ... Joe the Ice Cream Man
 1955 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Al
- Little Guy (1955) ... Al
 1955 The Girl Rush
Ludwig - Pit Boss
 1955 Not as a Stranger
Ben Cosgrove
 1955 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Colonel Willoughby J. Oglethorpe
- Wanted: The Lone Ranger (1955) ... Colonel Willoughby J. Oglethorpe
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Sigmund
- The Great McGinty (1955) ... Sigmund
 1955 Treasury Men in Action (TV Series)
Ronald Terni
- Case of the Swindler's Gold (1955) ... Ronald Terni
 1955 Topper (TV Series)
Wesley Farrington
- Topper's Hits the Road (1955) ... Wesley Farrington
 1954 Dear Phoebe (TV Series)
Murray Kragon
- The Christmas Show (1954) ... Murray Kragon
 1954 Witness to Murder
Eddie Vincent
 1954 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Nick Pulaski
- The Count of Ten (1954) ... Nick Pulaski
 1954 Hell's Half Acre
Tubby Otis
 1954 Duffy's Tavern (TV Series)
Slip
- Archie Buys a Racehorse (1954) ... Slip
 1953 Forever Female
Willie Wolfe
 1953 Champ for a Day
Willie Foltis
 1953 Gunsmoke
Professor
 1952 Million Dollar Mermaid
Doc Cronnol
 1952 The Girl in White
Alec, Ambulance Driver
 1951 Death of a Salesman
Stanley
 1951 Callaway Went Thataway
Georgie Markham
 1951 Francis Goes to the Races
Frank Damer
 1951 Bedtime for Bonzo
Babcock
 1951 Katie Did It
Jim Dilloway
 1950 Harvey
Wilson
 1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
Doc
- The Barker (1950) ... Doc
 1948 Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven
Customer (uncredited)
 1947 Gentleman's Agreement
Elevator Starter (uncredited)
 1947 Kiss of Death
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Jesse White (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Cradle Will Rock. Musical/drama (revival). Book by Marc Blitzstein. Music and Lyrics by Marc Blitzstein. Musical Director: Howard Shanet. Directed by Howard Da Silva. Mansfield Theatre (moved to The Broadway Theatre from 28 Jan 1948- close): 26 Dec 1947- 7 Feb 1948 (34 performances). Cast: Jack Albertson (as "Yasha"), ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Cagey Calhoun | Jessie White | Jess White

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Trivia:

White was not the original Maytag repairman of television adverts. The role was first played by the actor Tom Pedi. See more »

Trademark:

Whenever possible, he played his part while smoking a cigar

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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