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Jack Weston ACTOR


Jack Weston was born on August 21st, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio with the birth name Jack Weinstein.  He first developed an interest in acting at the age of ten and joined the Cleveland Playhouse children's theater.  Later after school he worked as a Machine Gunner as well as a USO performer during World War II.

Upon completing his military service, Weston then moved to New York City in pursuit of a career as a stage actor.  Some of his early Broadway and stage credits included, "The Floating Light Bulb" and appeared in other stage productions such as, "Bells are Ringing", "The Ritz", "One Night Stand" and "California Suite".

In 1958 he broke into the film industry adding such credits to his resume as, "Captain Video and His Video Rangers" (1949), "Stage Struck" (1958), "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" (1960), "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965) starring Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Joan Blondell, Ann Margret, Karl Malden, Dub Taylor, Rip Torn, Karl Swenson and Tuesday Weld, "Wait Until Dark" (1967) starring alongside Audrey Hepburn, Richard Crenna, Alan Arkin and Efrem Zimbalist Jr., "The Thomas Crown Affair" (1968) starring Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke and Yaphet Kotto, Cactus Flower" (1969), "Fuzz" (1972) and Gator" (1976)

Later in his career he added more film roles such as, "The Four Seasons" (1981), "Dirty Dancing" (1987) starring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes and Kelly Bishop and "Ishtar" (1987).  Along with film and stage work, Weston also appeared on such television series as, "Burke's Law", "Fibber McGee and Molly", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "The Lawless Years", "Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers", "The United States Steel Hour", "Playhouse 90", "Twilight Zone', "Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre", "Gunsmoke", "The Untouchables" and "Tales of the Unexpected.

Jack Weston married twice throughout his lifetime, first to actress Marge Redmond in 1950 and when this marriage came to an end he then wed Laurie Gilkes and they remained married until he passed away at the age of seventy one on May 3rd, 1996 from lymphoma in New York City, New York.


1988         Short Circuit 2
1987         Ishta
1987         Dirty Dancing
1986         Rad
1986         If Tomorrow Comes
1986         The Longshot
1984         The Four Seasons
1983         High Road to China
1981         The Four Seasons
1980         Can't Stop the Music
1979-1980     Tales of the Unexpected
1979         Cuba
1977         Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue
1976         Hickey
1976         Gator
1976         The Ritz
1973         Marco
1973         Deliver Us from Evil
1973         Chelsea D.H.O.
1973         I Love a Mystery 
1972         Fuzz
1972         All in the Family 
1971         A New Leaf
1969         Cactus Flower
1969         CBS Playhouse
1969         The April Fools
1968         Now You See It, Now You Don't
1968         The Thomas Crown Affair
1968         The Counterfeit Killer
1967         Wait Until Dark
1967         Ready and Willing
1964-1967     Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
1967         Code Name: Heraclitus
1966         Laredo
1966         Fame Is the Name of the Game 
1966         Vacation Playhouse
1966         Bewitched
1966         The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
1966         Ben Casey 
1965         12 O'Clock High 
1965         The Cincinnati Kid
1965         Mirage
1958-1965     Gunsmoke 
1964-1965     Burke's Law
1963-1964     Kraft Suspense Theatre
1964         Mr. and Mrs.
1964         Arrest and Trial
1964         Grindl
1964         The Incredible Mr. Limpet
1964         The Danny Kaye Show
1963         The Fugitive
1963         Palm Springs Weekend
1963         Breaking Point
1960-1963     Twilight Zone
1963         Stoney Burke 
1962         It'$ Only Mone
1962         Sam Benedict
1962         The Comedy Spot
1961-1962     The Hathaways 
1960-1962     Thriller
1961         Dr. Kildare
1961         The Honeymoon Machine
1959-1961     The Lawless Years
1960-1961     My Sister Eileen
1961         All in a Night's Wor
1960-1961     Shirley Temple Theatre 
1961         G.E. True Theater 
1961         Route 66
1961         Peter Loves Mary
1961         Harrigan and Son
1960         The Renegade
1960         Have Gun - Will Travel
1960         Markham 
1958-1960     Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
1960         The Detectives 
1960         Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1960         Please Don't Eat the Daisies
1960         Philip Marlowe 
1959         Johnny Staccato 
1959         Playhouse 90
1959         The Untouchables 
1959         Rawhide 
1959         The Real McCoys 
1959         Fibber McGee and Molly 
1959         Imitation of Life
1959         Steve Canyon 
1958         I Want to Live!
1958         Rescue 8 
1958         Peter Gunn 
1958         The DuPont Show of the Month
1958         Mike Hammer
1958         The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show 
1958         Stage Struck
1958         Perry Mason 
1956         The Ten Commandments
1956         Playwrights '56 
1956         Kraft Theatre
1955         The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
1953-1954     Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers
1952         Lux Video Theatre
1951         Out There
1949         Captain Video and His Video Rangers 

Matinee Classics - Stage Struck starring Henry Fonda, Susan Strasberg, Joan Greenwood, Herbert Marshall, Christopher Plummer, Pat Harrington Jr., Frank Campanella, Jack Weston, John Fiedler, Sally Gracie, Nina Hansen and Harold Grau
Matinee Classics - The Cincinnati Kid starring Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Karl Malden, Ann-Margret, Tuesday Weld, Joan Blondell, Rip Torn, Theodore Marcuse, Midge Ware, Jack Weston, Cab Calloway, Jeff Corey, Milton Selzer, Karl Swenson, Emile Genest, Ron Soble, Dub Taylor and Sweet Emma Barrett

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