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 in the 70s. Jack has a large family, with two sons Kevin and John, and daughters Julie and Jesse. John, a musician, plays drums, and attended military college prep school at the prestigious Army & Navy Academy in Carlsbad, Calif. John also acted with his father in the Disney comedy Freaky Friday, as one of the trouble-making kids who loved to harass Jodie Foster.
Jack still calls the Hollywood Hills home and is active playing in jazz clubs, most often at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. He is sometimes joined by George Segal.