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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
1 Along 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).
2 One of the few actors killed by Martians in 2 different movies: The War of the Worlds (1953) and The Angry Red Planet (1959).
3 In 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.
4 Performed in radio dramas while still in high school.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Movin' On 1976 TV Series Mr. Nash
Ellery Queen 1976 TV Series Gunther Starr
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1976 TV Series Abner Debney
The Whiz Kid and the Carnival Caper 1976 TV Movie Abner Debney
Bronk 1975 TV Series Victor
The Rockford Files 1975 TV Series John Koenig
Medical Center 1971-1975 TV Series Florea / Jacobson / Stavros
The Wide World of Mystery 1975 TV Series Sergeant Steinmetz
Adams of Eagle Lake 1975 TV Series Alvin Tracey
The Log of the Black Pearl 1975 TV Movie Jocko Roper
McCloud 1974 TV Series Selditz
Freebie and the Bean 1974 Red Meyers
The Magician 1973 TV Series Albie Allikolos
Marcus Welby, M.D. 1973 TV Series Arnold Robins
Columbo 1973 TV Series Tomlin Dudek
Assignment: Vienna 1973 TV Series Orloff
Deadly Harvest 1972 TV Movie Vartanian
Emergency! 1972 TV Series State Assemblyman Michael Wolski
Love, American Style 1971 TV Series Doctor Deets (segment "Love and the Accidental Passion")
Hawaii Five-O 1971 TV Series Blumberg
The Million Dollar Duck 1971 Doctor Gottlieb
Nanny and the Professor 1970 TV Series Mr. Poole
Holly Golightly 1969 TV Movie
Daniel Boone 1969 TV Series Herman
Ironside 1968 TV Series Conny McKay / Willie Busch
Bonanza 1966-1968 TV Series Giorgio Rossi Georgio Rossi
Istanbul Express 1968 TV Movie Capt. Granicek
I Spy 1966-1967 TV Series Isaac / Aram Kanjarian
He & She 1967 TV Series Captain Pappas
Caprice 1967 Matthew Cutter
The Happening 1967 Inspector
The Red Skelton Hour 1966 TV Series Dr. Shnorba
The John Forsythe Show 1966 TV Series Constantino
Batman 1966 TV Series Eivol Ekdal
Harlow 1965/II Louis B. Mayer
Dear Brigitte 1965 Doctor Volker
Rawhide 1964 TV Series Barkeep
The Unsinkable Molly Brown 1964 Christmas Morgan
McLintock! 1963 Jake Birnbaum
Alcoa Premiere 1963 TV Series Joe Haneke
Route 66 1962 TV Series John Rados
Convicts 4 1962 Resko's Father
Cape Fear 1962 Attorney Dave Grafton
Follow That Dream 1962 Carmine
Oh, Those Bells 1962 TV Series 1st Bandit
Mister Ed 1962 TV Series Policeman
Lover Come Back 1961 Doctor Linus Tyler
Cain's Hundred 1961 TV Series Bill Ziegler
Naked City 1961 TV Series Dean Fairland
The Dick Powell Theatre 1961 TV Series Joe Bronik
The Ladies Man 1961 Graduation Emcee Professor
Michael Shayne 1961 TV Series Harry Burke / Dimitri Markov
Harrigan and Son 1961 TV Series Lou King
The Detectives 1960-1961 TV Series Jonesy / Fred Hambrough
Where the Boys Are 1960 Max - Cafe Counterman (uncredited)
The Westerner 1960 TV Series Rigdon
Hong Kong 1960 TV Series Tully
The Rifleman 1959-1960 TV Series Doc Burrage Sammy Clyde Bailey
Dante 1960 TV Series Ben Simon
Seven Ways from Sundown 1960 Beeker
Studs Lonigan 1960 Charlie the Greek
Richard Diamond, Private Detective 1960 TV Series Max Schilling
The Bellboy 1960 Jack E. Mulcher, President of Paramount Pictures (uncredited)
The Apartment 1960 Dr. Dreyfuss
Death Valley Days 1960 TV Series Manuel Garcia
Black Saddle 1960 TV Series Ben Winkleman
The Last Voyage 1960 Chief Engineer Pringle
Tightrope 1960 TV Series Capitaz
Bat Masterson 1959 TV Series Patch Finley / Ben Tarko
Goodyear Theatre 1959 TV Series
The Gazebo 1959 Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Law of the Plainsman 1959 TV Series Dr. Pearson
The Angry Red Planet 1959 CWO Sam Jacobs
Beloved Infidel 1959 Darby Forsythe - Beach Bum (uncredited)
Markham 1959 TV Series Police Constable
The Untouchables 1959 TV Series Union Vice-President
Wanted: Dead or Alive 1959 TV Series Hunt Willis / Sheriff Pig Wells
The Jayhawkers! 1959 Cattleman (uncredited)
The Lawless Years 1959 TV Series Big Greeny / Laughing Boy McMannus / Nicolides
The Man Who Understood Women 1959 Mickey (uncredited)
Dragnet 1951-1959 TV Series Ben Cavolo / Lester Wylie / Keith Mather / ...
The Rough Riders 1959 TV Series Tully
Rescue 8 1959 TV Series Heinrich Schmidt
The D.A.'s Man 1959 TV Series Leo Muller
Sugarfoot 1959 TV Series Sam Bolt
Bold Venture 1959 TV Series
Trackdown 1958 TV Series Milo York
The Buccaneer 1958 Hans
The Decks Ran Red 1958 Alex Cole
Behind Closed Doors 1958 TV Series Ruchef
Fräulein 1958 Sgt. Grischa
Target 1958 TV Series
Zorro 1958 TV Series Jose Mordante
Cry Terror! 1958 F.B.I. Agent Charles Pope
The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna 1958 TV Series Akbar
The Frank Sinatra Show 1957 TV Series
The Court of Last Resort 1957 TV Series Morning
Hear Me Good 1957 Gaffer (uncredited)
The Web 1957 TV Series
Reform School Girl 1957 Mr. Horvath
The Millionaire 1957 TV Series Mike Sharkey
Lux Video Theatre 1956-1957 TV Series Max / Eddie
Badlands of Montana 1957 Cavalry Sergeant
Adventures of Superman 1957 TV Series First Airport Robber
Climax! 1957 TV Series
The Adventures of Jim Bowie 1956-1957 TV Series Frost / Louis
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre 1956-1957 TV Series Joe / Jose
Telephone Time 1956-1957 TV Series Truck Driver / Max Gebler
Gunsmoke 1956 TV Series Jed
Julie 1956 Det. Mace
The Count of Monte Cristo 1956 TV Series Madroff
The Life of Riley 1956 TV Series Dooley
Outside the Law 1956 Agent Phil Schwartz
Crusader 1956 TV Series Leon
Star Stage 1956 TV Series Horace
The Steel Jungle 1956 Truckdriver Helper
The Loretta Young Show 1956 TV Series Charlie
The Benny Goodman Story 1956 Murph Podolsky
Screen Directors Playhouse 1955 TV Series Ernie
It's a Great Life 1955 TV Series Frank
Damon Runyon Theater 1955 TV Series Brogan
The Night Holds Terror 1955 Detective Pope
Big Town 1955 TV Series Guard Broderick
Public Defender 1955 TV Series Rosy Matson / Roxie
Soldier of Fortune 1955 Austin Stoker
Our Miss Brooks 1955 TV Series Dan Beck
Dial Red O 1955 Lloyd Lavalle
Treasury Men in Action 1955 TV Series Miguel
Carolina Cannonball 1955 Hogar
Prince of Players 1955 Rabble-Rouser (uncredited)
Untamed Heiress 1954 Louie
Tennessee Champ 1954 Andrews
It Should Happen to You 1954 Joe (uncredited)
The Great Diamond Robbery 1954 Cafe Counterman (uncredited)
Money from Home 1953 Short Boy
The Long, Long Trailer 1953 Mechanic (uncredited)
A Blueprint for Murder 1953 Det.ective Lt. Harold Y. Cole
Fast Company 1953 Doc - Poker Player (uncredited)
Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation 1953 Jacques Amien (uncredited)
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars 1953 Harry
The War of the Worlds 1953 Salvatore
Your Jeweler's Showcase 1952-1953 TV Series Joe Barth / The Whale
Terry and the Pirates 1952 TV Series Chopstick Joe
Tropical Heat Wave 1952 Stickey Langley
The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima 1952 Sidonio (uncredited)
Shadow in the Sky 1952 Intern (uncredited)
Just Across the Street 1952 Bit Part (uncredited)
Confidence Girl 1952 Detective Sergeant Quinn
Craig Kennedy, Criminologist 1952 TV Series Jack Brown
Meet Danny Wilson 1951 Drunken Heckler (uncredited)
The People Against O'Hara 1951 Detective (uncredited)
Comin' Round the Mountain 1951 Gangster in Night Club
The Lemon Drop Kid 1951 Muscleman (uncredited)
Cuban Fireball 1951 Lefty
Gambling House 1950 Burly Italian Immigrant (uncredited)
No Way Out 1950 Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited)
Where Danger Lives 1950 Cosey - Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
Women from Headquarters 1950 Sam
Red, Hot and Blue 1949 Steve
'Til There Was You 1997 Mr. Katz
Murphy Brown 1994 TV Series Irv Anderson
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1994 TV Series Captain Keene
Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is 1994 TV Movie Mayor Walter Trout
Full House 1990-1994 TV Series Iorgos 'Papouli' Katsopolis
Living Single 1994 TV Series Mort
Empty Nest 1994 TV Series Heshy
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1993 TV Series Mr. Melville
The American Clock 1993 TV Movie Kapush
Love & War 1992 TV Series Maury
Matlock 1991 TV Series Judge Ogilvie / Bus Repairman
Murder, She Wrote 1991 TV Series Dr. John Logan
Material World 1990-1991 TV Series Fred Avery
Mom P.I. 1991 TV Series Marty Cash
Penny Ante: The Motion Picture 1990 Isadore (Izzy) Perlman
She's the Sheriff 1987 TV Series George Bloomgarden
Rags to Riches 1987 TV Series Spiro
Magnum, P.I. 1987 TV Series Doheny's partner & speaker at the retirement
Hotel 1986 TV Series Sidney
Deadly Intentions 1985 TV Movie Alex Livanos
Too Close for Comfort 1985 TV Series Dr. Axel Schreiber
Matt Houston 1983-1985 TV Series Reels / Jonas Van Poolen
Remington Steele 1985 TV Series Buddy Brokaw
The Fall Guy 1984 TV Series Dell Loomis
Hill Street Blues 1984 TV Series Isadore Fagenbaum
E/R 1984 TV Series Morris Sheinfeld
Dark Mirror 1984 TV Movie Smithson
Money to Burn 1983 Pops
Tucker's Witch 1983 TV Series Harvey Gorman
Zorro and Son 1983 TV Series Commandante La Brea
The A-Team 1983 TV Series Bernie Shatzman
The New Odd Couple 1983 TV Series Judge
Silver Spoons 1983 TV Series Judge Harold S. Nutterman
The Devlin Connection 1982 TV Series Max Salkall
No Soap, Radio 1982 TV Series Skit Performer
Hart to Hart 1982 TV Series Harry Fulterman
WKRP in Cincinnati 1982 TV Series Judge H.P. Newcomb
Barney Miller 1977-1982 TV Series Benjamin Diamond / Rudolph Kamen / Julius Wittenour
Darkroom 1981 TV Series Sam
Trapper John, M.D. 1979-1981 TV Series Marvin Krakowsky / Nicholas Bulgari
Little House on the Prairie 1981 TV Series Rudolpho 'The Great' Gambini
Legend of the Wild 1981
Under the Rainbow 1981 Louie
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1981 TV Movie Judge Thatcher
Alice 1979-1981 TV Series Benny Conway / Santa Claus
CHiPs 1981 TV Series Frank Higgins
Cheaters 1980 TV Movie
Vega$ 1980 TV Series Carlo
Sunburn 1979 Gela
Once Upon a Starry Night 1978 TV Movie
The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams 1977-1978 TV Series
The Time Machine 1978 TV Movie John Bedford
Switch 1978 TV Series Damon Alexander
The Incredible Hulk 1978 TV Series Norman Abrams
Incredible Rocky Mountain Race 1977 TV Movie Jim Bridger
Busting Loose 1977 TV Series Sam Markowitz
Satan's Cheerleaders 1977 Billy - the Janitor
The November Plan 1977 TV Movie Harry Kahn
Guardian of the Wilderness 1976 Madden
City of Angels 1976 TV Series

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Flying High 1979 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Alan Hamel Show 1977 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1967 TV Series Himself
The 33rd Annual Academy Awards 1961 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Here's Hollywood 1961 TV Series Himself
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1953 TV Series Himself - Comic Actor

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alice in Wonderland 2010 Video
The Horror Show 1979 TV Movie documentary
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1974 TV Series Doctor Gottlieb

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1961 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role The Apartment (1960)


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