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Jack Warden

Biography

Performed the role of SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA detective, Harry Fox on Crazy Just like a Fox. He became a specialist welterweight boxer beneath the name Johnny Costello. He got expelled from college for fighting and became an amateur boxer before embracing acting. He wedded Banda Dupre in 1958. He was within the Substitutes with Keanu Reeves.

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Full Name Jack Warden
Date Of Birth September 18, 1920
Died July 19, 2006, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth Newark, NJ
Height 1.79 m
Profession TV Actor
Education Du Pont Manuel High School
Nationality American
Spouse Vanda Dupre
Children Christopher Lebzelter
Parents Laura M. Lebzelter, John Warden Lebzelter
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Obie Award for Performance
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Movies 12 Angry Men, All the President's Men, The Verdict, Problem Child, Being There, Heaven Can Wait, Shampoo, From Here to Eternity, Problem Child 2, While You Were Sleeping, ...And Justice for All, The Replacements, Used Cars, Bullets over Broadway, Brian's Song, Run Silent, Run Deep, Bulworth, Dirty Work, Donovan's Reef, Death on the Nile, The White Buffalo, The Champ, Mighty Aphrodite, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Edge of the City, The Presidio, So Fine, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, The Great Muppet Caper, The Asphalt Jungle, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, Bye Bye Braverman, A Dog of Flanders, Guilty as Sin, The Bachelor Party, Darby's Rangers, Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?, Chairman of the Board, The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing, Night and the City, Carbon Copy, You're in the Navy Now, Billy Two Hats, Escape from Zahrain, That Kind of Woman, The Man with My Face, Everybody Wins, Chu Chu and the Philly Flash, The Frogmen, Passed Away, Wake Me When It's Over
TV Shows Crazy Like a Fox, The Bad News Bears, N.Y.P.D., The Wackiest Ship in the Army, The Asphalt Jungle, Mister Peepers, Norby, Robert Kennedy and His Times, Knight & Daye, Jigsaw John
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#Fact
1Appeared in five films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: From Here to Eternity (1953), 12 Angry Men (1957), All the President's Men (1976), Heaven Can Wait (1978), The Verdict (1982). Of those, From Here to Eternity (1953) is a winner in the category.
2Was the original Cpl. Steve Henshaw in the unaired pilot of The Phil Silvers show, Sgt. Bilko.
3Parents are John Warden Lebzelter and Laura M. Costello.
4Jack's father was of German and Irish ancestry, and Jack's mother was of Irish ancestry. Jack's paternal grandfather, Phillip Lebzelter, was the son of German immigrants, Johann Wilhelm Lebzelter and Martha Ackerman. Jack's three other grandparents (paternal grandmother Catherine O'Brien, and maternal grandparents Edward F. Costello and Mary H. McGrath) were all of Irish origin.
5Acting mentor and friends with Robert Hooks, Jeff Rubinstein and Penny Peyser.
6Best remembered by the public for his starring role as Lt. Mike Haines on N.Y.P.D. (1967).
7He and Gilbert Gottfried are the only two actors to appear in all three Problem Child films. Unlike Gottfried, Warden did not participate in the animated series.
8Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Actors Branch).
9Separated from wife Wanda Ottoni some time in the mid 1970s. However, they never got divorced and were still legally married at the time of his death.
10Fought in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.
11He served in the United States Navy from 1938-1941 then joined the Merchant Marine as water tender in the engine room but disliked convoy duty because of Axis aircraft attacks and his location three decks below the main deck -- this, as he says, ended his "romance with the life of a sailor". He left the Merchant Marine in 1942, joined the United States Army and became a platoon sergeant and parachute jump master in the 101st Airborne. While hospitalized with a leg injury sustained in a jump, Warden read a play written by Clifford Odets and decided to become an actor.
12Fought on the same card as Charles Durning in Madison Square Garden.
13Boxed as a welterweight under the name "Johnny Costello" in his youth.
14Moved to Louisville, Kentucky, as a youth to live with his grandparents. He graduated from DuPont Manual High School in Louisville.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dreamer1979Harry
The Champ1979Jackie
Death on the Nile1978Dr. Bessner
Heaven Can Wait1978Max Corkle
The White Buffalo1977Charlie Zane
Raid on Entebbe1976TV MovieGen. Mordecai Gur
Jigsaw John1976TV SeriesJohn St. John
All the President's Men1976Harry Rosenfeld
They Only Come Out at Night1975TV MovieJohn St. John
Journey from Darkness1975TV MovieFred Hartman
Shampoo1975Lester
The Godchild1974TV MovieSgt. Dobbs
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz1974Max
Remember When1974TV MovieJoe Hodges
Billy Two Hats1974Sheriff Henry Gifford
The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing1973Dawes
Dig1972ShortRocco (voice)
Lieutenant Schuster's Wife1972TV MovieCapt. Patrick Lonergan
Wheeler and Murdoch1972TV MovieSam Wheeler
Man on a String1972TV MovieJake Moniker
What's a Nice Girl Like You...?1971TV MovieLieutenant Joe Burton
Brian's Song1971TV MovieCoach Halas
The Face of Fear1971TV MovieLieutenant George Coy
Welcome to the Club1971Gen. Strapp
Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?1971Dr. Solomon F. Moses
Summertree1971Herb
The Sporting Club1971Earl Olive
Great Performances1971TV SeriesGus
N.Y.P.D.1967-1969TV SeriesLt. Mike Haines
Bye Bye Braverman1968Barnet Weinstein
The Invaders1967TV SeriesBarney Cahill
The Fugitive1967TV SeriesAlex 'Pat' Patton
The Wackiest Ship in the Army1965-1966TV SeriesMajor Simon Butcher Maj. Simon Butcher
Blindfold1965General Prat
Wagon Train1962-1965TV SeriesDaniel Delaney / Martin Onyx
The Virginian1962-1965TV SeriesJohn Conway / Jubal Tatum
Dr. Kildare1965TV SeriesErnie Duffy
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1965TV SeriesLt. Fergus
Slattery's People1964TV SeriesHarry Tamiris
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1964TV SeriesManny Garret
Bewitched1964TV SeriesRex Barker
Kraft Suspense Theatre1964TV SeriesJack Fleming
The Thin Red Line1964First Sgt. Welsh
The Great Adventure1964TV SeriesLatham
Breaking Point1964TV SeriesCarlo Scotti
Route 661961-1963TV SeriesMajor Barben / Sandor Biro / Adam Darcy
Donovan's Reef1963Dr. William Dedham
77 Sunset Strip1963TV SeriesMax Eames
Naked City1962TV SeriesSam Langan / Steve Lollo / Neil Daggett
Ben Casey1962TV SeriesO. B. Dodson / Dr. Charles 'Charlie' Kozelka
Going My Way1962TV SeriesCarl Wiczinski
Alcoa Premiere1962TV SeriesCommissioner
Target: The Corruptors1962TV SeriesJerry Skala
Escape from Zahrain1962Huston
Tales of Wells Fargo1962TV SeriesBrad Axton
Bus Stop1961TV SeriesJoe Harrison
The Asphalt Jungle1961TV SeriesMatt Gower
Checkmate1961TV SeriesJoe Farrell
The Untouchables1959-1960TV SeriesOtto Frick / Frank Barber / Lawrence Halloran
Outlaws1960TV SeriesOllie
Stagecoach West1960TV SeriesStacey Gibbs
The Twilight Zone1959-1960TV SeriesMouth McGarry / James A. Corry
Wake Me When It's Over1960Captain Dave 'Doc' Farrington
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1960TV SeriesJoe Rogarti
Five Fingers1959TV SeriesFitzgerald
Bonanza1959TV SeriesMike Wilson
That Kind of Woman1959George Kelly
Playhouse 901958-1959TV SeriesSergeant Jubal / Joe Cushing / Long
The Sound and the Fury1959Ben Compson
Run Silent Run Deep1958Yeoman 1st Class Mueller
Darby's Rangers1958MSgt. Saul Rosen / Narrator
Suspicion1957TV SeriesCharlie Hayes
The United States Steel Hour1956-1957TV SeriesLanier
Climax!1956-1957TV SeriesLieutenant Ravenna
12 Angry Men1957Juror 7
The Bachelor Party1957Eddie Watkins
The Lark1957TV MovieRobert de Beaudricourt
The Kaiser Aluminum Hour1957TV SeriesMaster Sergeant Willis Debb
Edge of the City1957Charlie Malick
The Alcoa Hour1956TV SeriesFrank Doran
The New Recruits1955TV MovieCpl. Henshaw
Goodyear Playhouse1954-1955TV SeriesHal / Dr. Max Binder
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1950-1955TV Series
Justice1955TV SeriesAlex Hammer
Producers' Showcase1955TV SeriesBoze
Danger1951-1955TV Series
Ponds Theater1955TV Series
Studio One in Hollywood1954-1955TV SeriesLieutenant Brown / Mike / Russ Adams
Norby1955TV SeriesBobo
The Challenge1955TV MovieBill Whitman
The Big Story1953-1954TV SeriesBill Foley / Teddy Merrill
Center Stage1954TV Series
Kraft Theatre1954TV Series
Inner Sanctum1954TV SeriesMooney
Mister Peepers1952-1953TV SeriesFrank T. Whip / Cabby
Man Against Crime1953TV SeriesManny / Deck Hand
The Man Behind the Badge1953TV Series
Campbell Summer Soundstage1953TV SeriesBrick Doyle
From Here to Eternity1953Corp. Buckley
The Gulf Playhouse1953TV Series
Lux Video Theatre1951-1953TV SeriesMiller / Capt. Giluley / Sergeant Stivers / ...
Broadway Television Theatre1952TV SeriesBiff Grimes
Tales of Tomorrow1952TV SeriesSteve
Red Ball Express1952Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
The Man with My Face1951Walt Davis
The Frogmen1951Crew Member (uncredited)
You're in the Navy Now1951Tommy Morse (uncredited)
Suspense1950TV SeriesReporter
The Asphalt Jungle1950Bit Role (uncredited)
The Replacements2000Edward O'Neil
A Dog of Flanders1999Jehan Daas
Norm1999TV SeriesHarry
Dirty Work1998'Pops' McKenna
Bulworth1998Eddie Davers
Chairman of the Board1998Armand McMillan
The Island on Bird Street1997Boruch
Ink1997TV SeriesTimothy Logan
Ed1996Chubb
Mighty Aphrodite1995Tiresias
Problem Child 3: Junior in Love1995TV MovieBig Ben
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead1995Joe Heff
While You Were Sleeping1995Saul
Bullets Over Broadway1994Julian Marx
Guilty as Sin1993Moe Plimpton
Toys1992Old General Zevo
Night and the City1992Al Grossman
Passed Away1992Jack Scanlan
Problem Child 21991'Big' Ben Healy
Judgment1990TV MovieClaude Fortier
Problem Child1990Benjamin 'Big Ben' Healy, Sr.
Everybody Wins1990Judge Harry Murdoch
Knight & Daye1989TV SeriesHank Knight
Dead Solid Perfect1988TV MovieHubert 'Bad Hair' Wimberly
Police Story: The Watch Commander1988TV MovieJoe Wilson
The Presidio1988Sgt. Maj. Ross Maclure
September1987Lloyd
The Three Kings1987TV MovieDavid
Still Crazy Like a Fox1987TV MovieHarry Fox
Three Wishes for Jamie1987TV MovieOwen Tavish
Hoover vs. the Kennedys: The Second Civil War1987TV SeriesJ. Edgar Hoover
The Cosmic Eye1986Rocko (voice)
Alice in Wonderland1985TV MovieThe Owl
A.D.1985TV Mini-SeriesNerva
The Aviator1985Moravia
Robert Kennedy and His Times1985TV Mini-SeriesJoseph Kennedy Sr.
Gifts of Greatness1985VideoAlbert Einstein
Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues1984TV MovieMark Twain
Crackers1984Garvey
Hobson's Choice1983TV MovieHenry Horatio Hobson
The Verdict1982Mickey Morrissey
So Fine1981Jack
Chu Chu and the Philly Flash1981The Commander
Carbon Copy1981Nelson Longhurst
The Great Muppet Caper1981Mike Tarkanian
A Private Battle1980TV MovieCornelius Ryan
Used Cars1980Roy L. Fuchs Luke Fuchs
The Bad News Bears1979-1980TV SeriesMorris Buttermaker
Being There1979President 'Bobby'
Topper1979TV MovieCosmo Topper
...and justice for all.1979Judge Francis Rayford
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure1979Harold Meredith

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shampoo1975performer: "Born Free" 1966 - uncredited
12 Angry Men1957"Dance of the Cuckoos", uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Nominee for Outstanding Lead Actor in Comedy Series
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1985TV SpecialHimself
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHimself
The Making of 'The Verdict'1982Video documentary shortHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1979TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Behind the Scenes: Beyond the Poseidon Adventure1979TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1976TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1975TV SeriesHimself
Robert Young and the Family1971TV SpecialSketch Actor
The Writers Guild Awards1962TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1960TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1958TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Welcome to the Basement2012TV SeriesJudge Francis Rayford
Strictly Courtroom2008TV Movie documentaryJuror #7 (uncredited)
The 79th Annual Academy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
Woodward and Bernstein: Lighting the Fire2006Video documentary shortHimself - Harry Rosenfeld (uncredited)
Terminal Bar2003Documentary shortHimself
Private Screenings2001TV SeriesMSgt. Saul Rosen in 'Darby's Rangers'
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryMickey Morrissey
The Volunteers1997Himself
Denk ich an Deutschland - Das Wispern im Berg der Dinge1997TV Movie documentaryJuror #7 (uncredited)
La classe américaine1993TV MovieUn journaliste
Fonda on Fonda1992TV Movie documentaryActor in '12 Angry Men' (uncredited)
Henry Fonda: The Man and His Movies1982TV Movie documentaryActor in '12 Angry Men' (uncredited)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda1978TV Special documentaryActor '12 Angry Men' (uncredited)
Death on the Nile: Making of Featurette1978TV ShortDoctor Ludwig Bessner
The Lawbreakers1961Matt Gower

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1972Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in DramaBrian's Song (1971)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleBullets Over Broadway (1994)· John Cusack
· Dianne Wiest
· Jennifer Tilly
· Chazz Palminteri
· Mary-Louise Parker
· Joe Viterelli
· Rob Reiner
· Tracey Ullman
· Jim Broadbent
· Harvey Fierstein
1986Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesCrazy Like a Fox (1984)
1985Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesCrazy Like a Fox (1984)
1979OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleHeaven Can Wait (1978)
1976OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleShampoo (1975)
1976BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActorShampoo (1975)


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