Jack Murdock (I) (1922–2001)


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Jack Murdock during the 1960's and 1970's played in commercials for "Grandpas" discount stores in the Midwest. He was well known and played a "Grandpa" type character complete with overalls, bald head, glasses and a country accent to complete his character. Very successful and well received by the viewing public his longevity was unparalleled. See full bio »

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Rain Man John Mooney
(1988)
Altered States Hector Orteco
(1980)
Blue Thunder Kress
(1983)
(1986)

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 1998 Buddy Faro (TV Series)
Projectionist
- The Curse of the Faro (1998) ... Projectionist
 1996 Home Improvement (TV Series)
Old Man #1
- Future Shock (1996) ... Old Man #1
 1995 18 Minutes in Albuquerque (TV Movie)
Old Man
 1995 Roseanne (TV Series)
Skip Cornelli
- Rear Window (1995) ... Skip Cornelli
 1992 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Harold Lundstrom
- Thanksgiving (1992) ... Harold Lundstrom
- The Autumn of Rome (1992) ... Harold Lundstrom
- Pilot (1992) ... Harold Lundstrom
 1992 Mission of Justice (Video)
Mr. Schenk
 1992 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Beggar
- Time's Arrow (1992) ... Beggar
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Clarence Davies
- Oceans White with Phone (1992) ... Clarence Davies (as John M. Murdock)
 1991 Dutch
Homeless Man
 1991 Cheers (TV Series)
Minister
- Wedding Bell Blues (1991) ... Minister (uncredited)
 1991 Equal Justice (TV Series)
Spider
- End Game (1991) ... Spider
 1990 False Identity
Hayes
 1990 Miracle Landing (TV Movie)
George Hendricks
 1989 Gross Anatomy
Old Man Patient
 1989 Nick Knight (TV Movie)
Topper
 1989 Matlock (TV Series)
Security Guard
- The Psychic (1989) ... Security Guard
 1988 Rain Man
John Mooney
 1988 Something Is Out There (TV Series)
Abe
- In His Own Image (1988) ... Abe
 1988 Dynasty (TV Series)
Janitor
- Broken Krystle (1988) ... Janitor
 1988 Big Top Pee-wee
Otis
 1987 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Pops / Inmate
- Cool Hand Dave: Part 2 (1987) ... Pops
- Cool Hand Dave: Part 1 (1987) ... Inmate
 1987 Frank's Place (TV Series)
Mr. Passeau
- Disengaged (1987) ... Mr. Passeau
 1986 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Howard Morrison
- Episode #1.3392 (1986) ... Howard Morrison
- Episode #1.3391 (1986) ... Howard Morrison
- Episode #1.3387 (1986) ... Howard Morrison
- Episode #1.3383 (1986) ... Howard Morrison
- Episode #1.3382 (1986) ... Howard Morrison
 1986 Psycho III
Lou
 1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Mr. Cobb
- Utopia Now (1985) ... Mr. Cobb
 1983-1984 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Second Bum / Tully
- The Rise and Fall of Paul the Wall (1984) ... Second Bum
- Midway to What? (1983) ... Tully
 1984 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Larry
- A Pocketful of Steele (1984) ... Larry
 1984 Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac (TV Movie)
Mr. Farrell
 1984 Calamity Jane (TV Movie)
Reverend Warren
 1984 Night Court (TV Series)
Lou
- Death Threat (1984) ... Lou
 1983 Sweetwater
Cleary
 1983 Travis McGee (TV Movie)
 1983 Blue Thunder
Kress
 1982 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Professor
- Pilot (1982) ... Professor
 1982 Fame (TV Series)
The Club Owner
- But Seriously Folks (1982) ... The Club Owner
 1981 Honky Tonk Freeway
Rhino Wrangler
 1981 Cutter's Way
Concession Owner
 1981 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Officer Perelli
- Contempt: Part 2 (1981) ... Officer Perelli
- Contempt: Part 1 (1981) ... Officer Perelli
 1980 Altered States
Hector Orteco
 1980 Any Which Way You Can
Little Melvin
 1980 Mark, I Love You (TV Movie)
William Chastain
 1979 Like Normal People (TV Movie)
Lloyd Davis
 1979 Flatbush (TV Series)
Detective Bosko
- Kar Kannibals (1979) ... Detective Bosko
 1978 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Doc Harris
- Angels Ahoy (1978) ... Doc Harris
 1977-1978 Operation Petticoat (TV Series)
Chief Machinist's Mate Tostin
- Claire Voyant (1978) ... Chief Machinist's Mate Tostin
- Matt on a Hot Pink Sub (1978) ... Chief Machinist's Mate Tostin
- In Gossett We Trust (1978) ... Chief Machinist's Mate Tostin
- Gallardo Joins Up (1978) ... Chief Machinist's Mate Tostin
- Tostin Times Two (1978) ... Chief Machinist's Mate Tostin
 1977 Visions (TV Series)
Mark's Father
- All I Could See from Where I Stood (1977) ... Mark's Father
 1976 Moving Violation
Bubba
 1976 Jigsaw John (TV Series)
 1976 James Dean (TV Movie)
Judge
 1976 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
Augie
- Mariachi (1976) ... Augie
 1974 Kojak (TV Series)
Art
- Death Is Not a Passing Grade (1974) ... Art
 1973 Mannix (TV Series)
Lt. Lebeaux
- Cry Danger (1973) ... Lt. Lebeaux
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He acted in George Furth's play, "Twigs," in a John Lane presentation at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with Herbert Nelson, Mark Dawson, James Noble, Macintyre Dixon, Walter Klavun, Ned Farster and Sada Thompson in the cast. Bud Coffey was director. William Haviland was lighting designer. T.L. Boston was production ... See more »

Alternate Names:

John M. Murdock
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