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Jack Kruschen ACTOR


Jack Kruschen was born on March 20th, 1922 in Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada with the birth name Jack Joseph Kruschen.  His career in performing began first as a stage actor and later he broke into the television and film industry becoming a well known character actor.  Over the course of his career he appeared in over 200 films and television roles.
During high school he began working on radio dramas and during the 1940's he also did work for the Armed Forces Radio Service.  He also appeared on a number of series both television and radio such as, "Broadway Is My Beat", "Pete Kelly's Blues", "Escape", "The Loretta Young Show", "Telephone Time", "Treasury Men in Action", "The Public Defender", "Our Miss Brooks", "Dragnet", "Mister Ed", "The Life of Riley", "The Red Skelton Hour", "Gunsmoke", "The Adventures of Jim Bowie", "Sugarfoot", "The Buccaneers", "The Lawless Years", "Bat Masterson", "Richard Diamond, Private Detective", "The Rifleman", "Frontier Gentlemen", "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar", "Nightbeat", "Columbo", "Webster", "Zorro", "Living Single", "Empty Nest", "Murphy Brown", "Suspense" and "Full House".
In 1960, he was honored with an Academy Award nomination for his role in the film, "The Apartment" (1960) starring alongside Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, Johnny Seven, Hope Holiday, David Lewis and Edie Adams.  Other well known film roles included, "Abbott and Costello Go to Mars" (1953) with Dudley Dickerson, Robert Paige, Anita Ekberg, Joe Kirk, Martha Hyer and Mari Blanchard, "War of the Worlds" (1953) starring Gene Barry, Henry Brandon, Cedric Hardwicke, Paul Frees, Lewis Martin, Les Tremayne and Ann Robinson, "Angry Red Planet" (1960) starring Gerald Mohr, Naura Hayden and Les Tremayne, "Follow That Dream" (1962) starring Elvis Presley, Anne Helm, Arthur O'Connell, Joanna Moore, Simon Oakland, Roland Winters, Howard McNear and Frank DeKova, "McLintock!" (1963) starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Yvonne De Carlo, Patrick Wayne, Stefanie Powers, Chill Wills, Gordon Jones, Edgar Buchanan, Robert Lowery, Strother Martin, Bob Steele, Hank Worden, Leo Gordon, Aissa Wayne, Mari Blanchard, Jerry Van Dyke and Bruce Cabot, "The Happening" (1967) starring Anthony Quinn, Michael Parks, George Maharis, Faye Dunaway and Robert Walker Jr., "Caprice" (1967) starring Doris Day, Ray Walston, Edward Mulhare, Michael J. Pollard, Lilia Skala and Richard Harris, "The Million Dollar Duck" (1971) starring with Dean Jones, Sandy Duncan, Tony Roberts, James Gregory, Lee Montgomery and Joe Flynn, "Freebie and the Bean" (1974) co-starring James Caan, Alan Arkin, Loretta Swit, Mike Kellin, Alex Rocco and Valerie Harper, "Satan's Cheerleaders" (1977) starring John Ireland, Yvonne De Carlo and John Carradine, "Under the Rainbow" (1981) starring Chevy Chase, Carrie Fisher, Eve Arden and Billy Barty, "Money to Burn" (1983) also starring Meegan King, Jennifer Williams and David Wallace and his final film role was in, "Til There Was You" (1997) with Sarah Jessica Parker, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dylan McDermott, Nina Foch and Jennifer Aniston.
Jack Kruschen married a total of three times throughout his lifetime, first in 1947 to Marjorie Ullman and after having two children this marriage came to an end in 1961.  He then married Violet Rafaella Mooring in 1963 and they remained married until she passed away in 1978.  His third wife was Mary Pender whom he was married to from 1979 until he passed away at the age of eighty, on April 2nd, 2002 in Chandler, Arizona after dying from natural causes.

1997         'Til There Was You
1994         Murphy Brown
1994         Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 
1994         Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is
1990-1994     Full House 
1994         Living Single 
1994         Empty Nest 
1993         The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 
1993         The American Clock 
1992         Love & War 
1991         Matlock 
1991         Murder, She Wrote 
1990-1991     Material World
1991         Mom P.I. 
1990         Penny Ante: The Motion Picture
1985-1989     Webster 
1987         She's the Sheriff
1987         Rags to Riches
1987         Magnum, P.I.
1986         Hotel 
1985         Deadly Intentions
1985         Too Close for Comfort 
1983-1985     Matt Houston
1985         Remington Steele 
1984         The Fall Guy 
1984         Hill Street Blues
1984         E/R 
1984         Dark Mirror
1983         Tucker's Witch 
1983         Zorro and Son
1983         The A-Team 
1983         The New Odd Couple 
1983         Silver Spoons 
1983         Money to Burn
1982         The Devlin Connection
1982         No Soap, Radio
1982         Hart to Hart 
1982         WKRP in Cincinnati 
1977-1982     Barney Miller
1981         Darkroom
1981         Legend of the Wild
1979-1981     Trapper John, M.D.
1981         Little House on the Prairie
1981         Under the Rainbow
1981         The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
1979-1981     Alice
1981         CHiPs
1980         Cheaters
1980         Vega$ 
1979         Sunburn
1978         Once Upon a Starry Night
1977-1978     The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams 
1978         The Time Machine 
1978         Switch
1978         The Incredible Hulk
1977         Incredible Rocky Mountain Race
1977         Busting Loose
1977         Satan's Cheerleaders
1977         The November Plan 
1976         Guardian of the Wilderness
1976         City of Angels 
1976         Movin' On 
1976         Ellery Queen 
1976         Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 
1976         The Whiz Kid and the Carnival Caper 
1972-1976     Emergency! 
1975         Bronk
1975         The Rockford Files
1971-1975     Medical Center 
1975         The Wide World of Mystery 
1975         Adams of Eagle Lake
1975         The Log of the Black Pearl
1974         McCloud
1974         Freebie and the Bean
1973         The Magician 
1973         Marcus Welby, M.D.
1973         Columbo
1973         Assignment Vienna
1972         Deadly Harvest
1971         Love, American Style
1971         Hawaii Five-O
1971         The Million Dollar Duck
1970         Nanny and the Professor 
1969         Daniel Boone
1968         Ironside 
1966-1968     Bonanza 
1968         Istanbul Express 
1966-1967     I Spy
1967         He & She
1967         Caprice
1967         The Happening
1966         The Red Skelton Hour
1966         The John Forsythe Show 
1966         Batman 
1965         Harlow
1965         Dear Brigitte
1964         Rawhide
1964         The Unsinkable Molly Brown
1963         McLintock!
1963         Alcoa Premiere
1962         Route 66 
1962         Convicts 4
1962         Cape Fear
1962         Follow That Dream
1962         Mister Ed 
1961         Lover Come Back
1961         Cain's Hundred
1961         Naked City 
1961         The Dick Powell Theatre 
1961         The Ladies Man
1961         Michael Shayne
1961         Harrigan and Son 
1960-1961     The Detectives 
1960         Where the Boys Are
1960         The Westerner
1960-1961     Hong Kong
1959-1960     The Rifleman 
1960         Dante
1960         Studs Lonigan
1960         Seven Ways from Sundown
1960         Richard Diamond, Private Detective
1960         The Bellboy
1960         The Apartment
1960         Death Valley Days 
1960         Black Saddle
1960         The Last Voyage
1960         Tightrope
1959         Bat Masterson 
1959         The Gazebo
1959         Law of the Plainsman
1959         The Angry Red Planet
1959         Beloved Infidel
1959         Markham
1959         The Untouchables 
1959         Wanted: Dead or Alive
1959         The Jayhawkers!
1959         The Lawless Years 
1959         The Man Who Understood Women
1951-1959     Dragnet 
1959         The Rough Riders
1959         Rescue 8
1959         The D.A.'s Man 
1959         Sugarfoot
1959         Bold Venture 
1958         Trackdown 
1958         The Buccaneer
1958         The Decks Ran Red
1958         Behind Closed Doors
1958         Fräulein
1958         Zorro 
1958         Cry Terror!
1958         The Gale Storm Show: Oh, Susanna!
1957         Hear Me Good
1957         The Court of Last Resort 
1957         The Web
1957         Reform School Girl
1957         The Millionaire
1957         Badlands of Montana
1957         Adventures of Superman 
1956-1957     The Adventures of Jim Bowie
1956-1957     Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre 
1956-1957     Telephone Time 
1956         Gunsmoke 
1956         Julie
1956         The Count of Monte Cristo 
1956         The Life of Riley 
1956         Outside the Law
1956         Crusader 
1956         Star Stage
1956         The Steel Jungle
1956         The Loretta Young Show
1956         The Benny Goodman Story
1955         Screen Directors Playhouse 
1955         It's a Great Life
1955         Damon Runyon Theater
1955         The Night Holds Terror
1955         Soldier of Fortune
1955         The Public Defender
1955         Our Miss Brooks 
1955         Dial Red O
1955         Treasury Men in Action
1955         Carolina Cannonball
1955         Prince of Players
1954         Untamed Heiress
1954         Tennessee Champ
1954         It Should Happen to You
1954         The Great Diamond Robbery
1953         The Long, Long Trailer
1953         Money from Home
1953         The War of the Worlds
1953         A Blueprint for Murder
1953         Fast Company
1953         Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation
1953         Abbott and Costello Go to Mars
1952         Your Jeweler's Showcase 
1952         Tropical Heat Wave
1952         The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima
1952         Shadow in the Sky
1952         Just Across the Street
1952         Confidence Girl
1952         Terry and the Pirates 
1952         Craig Kennedy, Criminologist 
1951         Meet Danny Wilson
1951         The People Against O'Hara
1951         Comin' Round the Mountain
1951         The Lemon Drop Kid
1951         Cuban Fireball
1950         Gambling House
1950         No Way Out
1950         Where Danger Lives
1950         Women from Headquarters
1949         Red, Hot and Blue

Matinee Classics - Tennessee Champ starring Shelley Winters, Keenan Wynn, Dewey Martin, Earl Holliman, Dave O'Brien, Charles Bronson, Yvette Duguay, Frank Richards and Jack Kruschen
Matinee Classics - The Angry Red Planet starring Gerald Mohr, Naura Hayden, Les Tremayne, Jack Kruschen, Paul Hahn, J. Edward McKinley, Tom Daly, Don Lamond, Edward Innes, Gordon Barnes, Jack Haddock, Brandy Bryan, Joan Fitzpatrick, Duke Norton and William Remick
Matinee Classics - The Benny Goodman Story starring Steve Allen, Donna Reed, Berta Gersten, Barry Truex, Herbert Anderson, Robert F. Simon, Hy Averback, Sammy Davis Sr., Dick Winslow, Shepard Menken, Jack Kruschen, Wilton Graff, Fred Essler, David Kasday and John Erman
Matinee Classics - The Decks Ran Red starring James Mason, Dorothy Dandridge, Broderick Crawford, Stuart Whitman, Katharine Bard, Jack Kruschen, Hanna Landy, John Gallaudet, Barney Phillips, David Cross, Hank Patterson, Harry Bartell, Joel Fluellen, Guy Kingsford and Jonathan Hole

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