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Alex Karras (1935–2012)


Alex Karras was born on July 15, 1935 in Gary, Indiana, USA as Alexander George Karras. He was an actor and producer, known for Blazing Saddles (1974), Victor Victoria (1982) and Porky's (1981). He was married to Susan Clark and Ivalyn Joan Jurgensen. He died on October 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Blazing Saddles
(1974)
Victor Victoria
Victor Victoria 'Squash' Bernstein
(1982)
Porky's
Porky's Sheriff Wallace
(1981)
Centennial
Centennial Hans Brumbaugh
(1978-1979)

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 1998 The Tom Show (TV Series)
Mr. Amross, Tom's Dad
 1998 Buffalo '66
TV Sportscaster
 1995 Fudge (TV Series)
Big A
 1994 Street Corner Kids
Floyd Powell
 1993 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Michael Connolly
 1992 The Ben Stiller Show (TV Series)
Alex Karras
 1983-1989 Webster (TV Series)
George Papadapolis
 1984 Against All Odds
Hank Sully
 1984 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Papa Bear
 1982 Maid in America (TV Movie)
Cal Bullington
 1982 Victor Victoria
'Squash' Bernstein
 1981 Porky's
Sheriff Wallace
 1981 Nobody's Perfekt
Swaboda
 1981 Masada (TV Mini-Series)
Roman Soldier
 1981 Word of Honor (TV Movie)
Penniman Butcher (uncredited)
 1980 Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (TV Movie)
Jughead Miller
 1980 When Time Ran Out...
Tiny Baker
 1980 Jimmy B. & AndrĂ© (TV Movie)
Jimmy Butsicaris
 1978-1979 Centennial (TV Mini-Series)
Hans Brumbaugh
 1978 Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang
The Hooded Fang
 1978 FM
Doc Holiday
 1977 Mad Bull (TV Movie)
Iago 'Mad Bull' Karkus
 1977 Mulligan's Stew (TV Series)
Mr. Hollenbeck
 1976 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Alex 'Moose' Novak
 1976 Good Heavens (TV Series)
Jack
 1975 Consumer Survival Kit (TV Series)
 1975 Babe (TV Movie)
George Zaharias
 1974 Win, Place or Steal
Frank
 1974 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Lance Cpl. Lyle Wesson
 1974 The Great Lester Boggs
Sheriff Billy Bob
 1974 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Al Potter
 1974 Blazing Saddles
Mongo
 1973 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Jake Metcalf
 1973 The 500 Pound Jerk (TV Movie)
Hughie Rae Feather
 1972 Hardcase (TV Movie)
Booker Llewellyn
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series) (segment "Love and the Eskimo's Wife")
 1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Moose Williams
 1968 Paper Lion
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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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It was announced on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012, that Alex only had days to live after suffering kidney failure. He was also suffering from dementia from repeated head injuries. He died the following day, Wednesday, October 10th, 2012. See more »

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