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Jack Starrett (1936–1989)


Jack Starrett was a superbly talented and versatile actor and director who specialized in making hugely enjoyable down-'n'-dirty low-budget drive-in exploitation pictures. Starrett was born on November 2, 1936, in Refugio, TX. He attended San Marcos Academy in the 1940s and the 1950s. He made his acting debut as "Coach Jennings" in Like Father, ... See full bio »

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Known For

(1982)
Blazing Saddles Gabby Johnson
(1974)
(1975)
The Losers Director
(1970)

Filmography

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 1982 Kiss My Grits
 1981 Hill Street Blues (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1980 Beyond Westworld (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Lion (1980)
 1979-1980 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1980 Eischied (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Powder Burn (1980)
 1979 Paris (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Decisions (1979)
 1979 A Man Called Sloane (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1979 Survival of Dana (TV Movie)
 1979 Mr. Horn (TV Movie)
 1978 Thaddeus Rose and Eddie (TV Movie)
 1978 What Really Happened to the Class of '65? (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1977 Nowhere to Hide (TV Movie)
 1975-1977 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Huggy Bear and the Turkey (1977) ... (as Claude Ennis Starrett Jr.)
- Texas Longhorn (1975) ... (as Claude Ennis Starrett Jr.)
- Savage Sunday (1975) ... (as Claude Ennis Starrett Jr.)
 1976 Hollywood Man
 1974 Planet of the Apes (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Horse Race (1974)
 1972 Slaughter
 1970 Night Chase (TV Movie)
 1970 The Losers
 1969 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1969 Run Angel Run
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Alternate Names:

Claud Ennis | Claude Ennis Starrett Jr.

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I jump in with both feet. I figure if you ain't got balls you're in the wrong business.

Trivia:

He used to perform a comedic drunk routine at parties. Mel Brooks was in attendance at one of these parties and decided that Starrett would be a perfect Gabby Johnson for Blazing Saddles (1974). See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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