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Jack Kruschen

Biography

Perhaps renowned for his Academy Award-nominated helping role within the 1960 Billy Wilder film The Apartment, he’s also remembered for his television appearances in Bonanza, Busting Loose, Webster, and Material Globe. In the beginning of his entertainment profession, he acted in a number of MILITARY Radio Service applications from the 1940s. Close to the end of his lifestyle, he performed Mr. Katz within the intimate movie ‘Til THERE IS You. His initial relationship, to Marjorie Ullman, created two kids before finishing in divorce in 1961. Following loss of life of his second wife, Violet Rafaella Mooring, he wedded Mary Pender. In 1962, he made an appearance using the then-unknown Barbra Streisand in the initial Broadway creation of I COULD Get It for you personally Wholesale.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jack Kruschen
Date Of Birth March 20, 1922
Died April 2, 2002, Chandler, Arizona, United States
Place Of Birth Winnipeg, Canada
Profession TV Actor
Nationality Canadian
Spouse Mary Pender, Violet Rafaella Mooring, Marjorie Ullman
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Movies The Apartment, McLintock!, Cape Fear, Lover Come Back, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, The War of the Worlds, The Angry Red Planet, Follow That Dream, Freebie and the Bean, Abbott and Costello Go to Mars, The Last Voyage, Satan's Cheerleaders, Dear Brigitte, The Ladies Man, Caprice, The Benny Goodman Story, A Blueprint for Murder, Convicts 4, The Night Holds Terror, The Million Dollar Duck, Cry Terror!, The Long, Long Trailer, Where Danger Lives, Studs Lonigan, Confidence Girl, Money from Home, Soldier of Fortune, Untamed Heiress, Meet Danny Wilson, Seven Ways from Sundown, Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation, Tennessee Champ, Julie, Fräulein, Under the Rainbow, Badlands of Montana, Gambling House, Deadly Intentions, The Decks Ran Red, The Happening, The Time Machine, Shadow in the Sky, Reform School Girl, Istanbul Express, The Incredible Rocky Mountain Race, Harlow, Sunburn, Fast Company, The November Plan, Penny Ante: The Motion Picture, The Silent Partner
TV Shows Dragnet, Webster, Busting Loose, Hong Kong, The Wedsworth-Townsend Act
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#Fact
1Along with Phyllis Coates and Jack Larson, he is one of only three actors to appear in both Adventures of Superman (1952) and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993).
2One of the few actors killed by Martians in 2 different movies: The War of the Worlds (1953) and The Angry Red Planet (1959).
3In 1939, Kruschen was already appearing in TV dramas on the Don Lee experimental station in Los Angeles; the programs were beamed out to roughly 200 (mechanical - as opposed to modern electronic) sets with 3" screens.
4Performed in radio dramas while still in high school.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Movin' On1976TV SeriesMr. Nash
Ellery Queen1976TV SeriesGunther Starr
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1976TV SeriesAbner Debney
The Whiz Kid and the Carnival Caper1976TV MovieAbner Debney
Bronk1975TV SeriesVictor
The Rockford Files1975TV SeriesJohn Koenig
Medical Center1971-1975TV SeriesFlorea / Jacobson / Stavros
The Wide World of Mystery1975TV SeriesSergeant Steinmetz
Adams of Eagle Lake1975TV SeriesAlvin Tracey
The Log of the Black Pearl1975TV MovieJocko Roper
McCloud1974TV SeriesSelditz
Freebie and the Bean1974Red Meyers
The Magician1973TV SeriesAlbie Allikolos
Marcus Welby, M.D.1973TV SeriesArnold Robins
Columbo1973TV SeriesTomlin Dudek
Assignment: Vienna1973TV SeriesOrloff
Deadly Harvest1972TV MovieVartanian
Emergency!1972TV SeriesState Assemblyman Michael Wolski
Love, American Style1971TV SeriesDoctor Deets (segment "Love and the Accidental Passion")
Hawaii Five-O1971TV SeriesBlumberg
The Million Dollar Duck1971Doctor Gottlieb
Nanny and the Professor1970TV SeriesMr. Poole
Holly Golightly1969TV Movie
Daniel Boone1969TV SeriesHerman
Ironside1968TV SeriesConny McKay / Willie Busch
Bonanza1966-1968TV SeriesGiorgio Rossi Georgio Rossi
Istanbul Express1968TV MovieCapt. Granicek
I Spy1966-1967TV SeriesIsaac / Aram Kanjarian
He & She1967TV SeriesCaptain Pappas
Caprice1967Matthew Cutter
The Happening1967Inspector
The Red Skelton Hour1966TV SeriesDr. Shnorba
The John Forsythe Show1966TV SeriesConstantino
Batman1966TV SeriesEivol Ekdal
Harlow1965/IILouis B. Mayer
Dear Brigitte1965Doctor Volker
Rawhide1964TV SeriesBarkeep
The Unsinkable Molly Brown1964Christmas Morgan
McLintock!1963Jake Birnbaum
Alcoa Premiere1963TV SeriesJoe Haneke
Route 661962TV SeriesJohn Rados
Convicts 41962Resko's Father
Cape Fear1962Attorney Dave Grafton
Follow That Dream1962Carmine
Oh, Those Bells1962TV Series1st Bandit
Mister Ed1962TV SeriesPoliceman
Lover Come Back1961Doctor Linus Tyler
Cain's Hundred1961TV SeriesBill Ziegler
Naked City1961TV SeriesDean Fairland
The Dick Powell Theatre1961TV SeriesJoe Bronik
The Ladies Man1961Graduation Emcee Professor
Michael Shayne1961TV SeriesHarry Burke / Dimitri Markov
Harrigan and Son1961TV SeriesLou King
The Detectives1960-1961TV SeriesJonesy / Fred Hambrough
Where the Boys Are1960Max - Cafe Counterman (uncredited)
The Westerner1960TV SeriesRigdon
Hong Kong1960TV SeriesTully
The Rifleman1959-1960TV SeriesDoc Burrage Sammy Clyde Bailey
Dante1960TV SeriesBen Simon
Seven Ways from Sundown1960Beeker
Studs Lonigan1960Charlie the Greek
Richard Diamond, Private Detective1960TV SeriesMax Schilling
The Bellboy1960Jack E. Mulcher, President of Paramount Pictures (uncredited)
The Apartment1960Dr. Dreyfuss
Death Valley Days1960TV SeriesManuel Garcia
Black Saddle1960TV SeriesBen Winkleman
The Last Voyage1960Chief Engineer Pringle
Tightrope1960TV SeriesCapitaz
Bat Masterson1959TV SeriesPatch Finley / Ben Tarko
Goodyear Theatre1959TV Series
The Gazebo1959Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Law of the Plainsman1959TV SeriesDr. Pearson
The Angry Red Planet1959CWO Sam Jacobs
Beloved Infidel1959Darby Forsythe - Beach Bum (uncredited)
Markham1959TV SeriesPolice Constable
The Untouchables1959TV SeriesUnion Vice-President
Wanted: Dead or Alive1959TV SeriesHunt Willis / Sheriff Pig Wells
The Jayhawkers!1959Cattleman (uncredited)
The Lawless Years1959TV SeriesBig Greeny / Laughing Boy McMannus / Nicolides
The Man Who Understood Women1959Mickey (uncredited)
Dragnet1951-1959TV SeriesBen Cavolo / Lester Wylie / Keith Mather / ...
The Rough Riders1959TV SeriesTully
Rescue 81959TV SeriesHeinrich Schmidt
The D.A.'s Man1959TV SeriesLeo Muller
Sugarfoot1959TV SeriesSam Bolt
Bold Venture1959TV Series
Trackdown1958TV SeriesMilo York
The Buccaneer1958Hans
The Decks Ran Red1958Alex Cole
Behind Closed Doors1958TV SeriesRuchef
Fräulein1958Sgt. Grischa
Target1958TV Series
Zorro1958TV SeriesJose Mordante
Cry Terror!1958F.B.I. Agent Charles Pope
The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna1958TV SeriesAkbar
The Frank Sinatra Show1957TV Series
The Court of Last Resort1957TV SeriesMorning
Hear Me Good1957Gaffer (uncredited)
The Web1957TV Series
Reform School Girl1957Mr. Horvath
The Millionaire1957TV SeriesMike Sharkey
Lux Video Theatre1956-1957TV SeriesMax / Eddie
Badlands of Montana1957Cavalry Sergeant
Adventures of Superman1957TV SeriesFirst Airport Robber
Climax!1957TV Series
The Adventures of Jim Bowie1956-1957TV SeriesFrost / Louis
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre1956-1957TV SeriesJoe / Jose
Telephone Time1956-1957TV SeriesTruck Driver / Max Gebler
Gunsmoke1956TV SeriesJed
Julie1956Det. Mace
The Count of Monte Cristo1956TV SeriesMadroff
The Life of Riley1956TV SeriesDooley
Outside the Law1956Agent Phil Schwartz
Crusader1956TV SeriesLeon
Star Stage1956TV SeriesHorace
The Steel Jungle1956Truckdriver Helper
The Loretta Young Show1956TV SeriesCharlie
The Benny Goodman Story1956Murph Podolsky
Screen Directors Playhouse1955TV SeriesErnie
It's a Great Life1955TV SeriesFrank
Damon Runyon Theater1955TV SeriesBrogan
The Night Holds Terror1955Detective Pope
Big Town1955TV SeriesGuard Broderick
Public Defender1955TV SeriesRosy Matson / Roxie
Soldier of Fortune1955Austin Stoker
Our Miss Brooks1955TV SeriesDan Beck
Dial Red O1955Lloyd Lavalle
Treasury Men in Action1955TV SeriesMiguel
Carolina Cannonball1955Hogar
Prince of Players1955Rabble-Rouser (uncredited)
Untamed Heiress1954Louie
Tennessee Champ1954Andrews
It Should Happen to You1954Joe (uncredited)
The Great Diamond Robbery1954Cafe Counterman (uncredited)
Money from Home1953Short Boy
The Long, Long Trailer1953Mechanic (uncredited)
A Blueprint for Murder1953Det.ective Lt. Harold Y. Cole
Fast Company1953Doc - Poker Player (uncredited)
Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation1953Jacques Amien (uncredited)
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars1953Harry
The War of the Worlds1953Salvatore
Your Jeweler's Showcase1952-1953TV SeriesJoe Barth / The Whale
Terry and the Pirates1952TV SeriesChopstick Joe
Tropical Heat Wave1952Stickey Langley
The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima1952Sidonio (uncredited)
Shadow in the Sky1952Intern (uncredited)
Just Across the Street1952Bit Part (uncredited)
Confidence Girl1952Detective Sergeant Quinn
Craig Kennedy, Criminologist1952TV SeriesJack Brown
Meet Danny Wilson1951Drunken Heckler (uncredited)
The People Against O'Hara1951Detective (uncredited)
Comin' Round the Mountain1951Gangster in Night Club
The Lemon Drop Kid1951Muscleman (uncredited)
Cuban Fireball1951Lefty
Gambling House1950Burly Italian Immigrant (uncredited)
No Way Out1950Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited)
Where Danger Lives1950Cosey - Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
Women from Headquarters1950Sam
Red, Hot and Blue1949Steve
'Til There Was You1997Mr. Katz
Murphy Brown1994TV SeriesIrv Anderson
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1994TV SeriesCaptain Keene
Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is1994TV MovieMayor Walter Trout
Full House1990-1994TV SeriesIorgos 'Papouli' Katsopolis
Living Single1994TV SeriesMort
Empty Nest1994TV SeriesHeshy
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1993TV SeriesMr. Melville
The American Clock1993TV MovieKapush
Love & War1992TV SeriesMaury
Matlock1991TV SeriesJudge Ogilvie / Bus Repairman
Murder, She Wrote1991TV SeriesDr. John Logan
Material World1990-1991TV SeriesFred Avery
Mom P.I.1991TV SeriesMarty Cash
Penny Ante: The Motion Picture1990Isadore (Izzy) Perlman
She's the Sheriff1987TV SeriesGeorge Bloomgarden
Rags to Riches1987TV SeriesSpiro
Magnum, P.I.1987TV SeriesDoheny's partner & speaker at the retirement
Hotel1986TV SeriesSidney
Deadly Intentions1985TV MovieAlex Livanos
Too Close for Comfort1985TV SeriesDr. Axel Schreiber
Matt Houston1983-1985TV SeriesReels / Jonas Van Poolen
Remington Steele1985TV SeriesBuddy Brokaw
The Fall Guy1984TV SeriesDell Loomis
Hill Street Blues1984TV SeriesIsadore Fagenbaum
E/R1984TV SeriesMorris Sheinfeld
Dark Mirror1984TV MovieSmithson
Money to Burn1983Pops
Tucker's Witch1983TV SeriesHarvey Gorman
Zorro and Son1983TV SeriesCommandante La Brea
The A-Team1983TV SeriesBernie Shatzman
The New Odd Couple1983TV SeriesJudge
Silver Spoons1983TV SeriesJudge Harold S. Nutterman
The Devlin Connection1982TV SeriesMax Salkall
No Soap, Radio1982TV SeriesSkit Performer
Hart to Hart1982TV SeriesHarry Fulterman
WKRP in Cincinnati1982TV SeriesJudge H.P. Newcomb
Barney Miller1977-1982TV SeriesBenjamin Diamond / Rudolph Kamen / Julius Wittenour
Darkroom1981TV SeriesSam
Trapper John, M.D.1979-1981TV SeriesMarvin Krakowsky / Nicholas Bulgari
Little House on the Prairie1981TV SeriesRudolpho 'The Great' Gambini
Legend of the Wild1981
Under the Rainbow1981Louie
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn1981TV MovieJudge Thatcher
Alice1979-1981TV SeriesBenny Conway / Santa Claus
CHiPs1981TV SeriesFrank Higgins
Cheaters1980TV Movie
Vega$1980TV SeriesCarlo
Sunburn1979Gela
Once Upon a Starry Night1978TV Movie
The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams1977-1978TV Series
The Time Machine1978TV MovieJohn Bedford
Switch1978TV SeriesDamon Alexander
The Incredible Hulk1978TV SeriesNorman Abrams
Incredible Rocky Mountain Race1977TV MovieJim Bridger
Busting Loose1977TV SeriesSam Markowitz
Satan's Cheerleaders1977Billy - the Janitor
The November Plan1977TV MovieHarry Kahn
Guardian of the Wilderness1976Madden
City of Angels1976TV Series

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Flying High1979TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Alan Hamel Show1977TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1967TV SeriesHimself
The 33rd Annual Academy Awards1961TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHimself
The Colgate Comedy Hour1953TV SeriesHimself - Comic Actor

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alice in Wonderland2010Video
The Horror Show1979TV Movie documentary
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1974TV SeriesDoctor Gottlieb

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1961OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Apartment (1960)


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