James Karen

Highest Rated:
100%     I Never Sang for My Father (1970)
Lowest Rated:
0%     Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988)
Birthday:
Nov 28
Birthplace:
Not Available
Bio:


Character actor Karen has had a 40-year career as an actor. He made his Broadway bow with Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Elia Kazan. Since then, he has worked continuously in theater, television and film, with such greats as his idol Buster Keaton, and on up to…

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
The Butterfly Room
  • Commesso
-- 2014
America's Most Haunted
  • Actor
-- 2013
Drew Peterson: Untouchable
  • Actor
-- 2012
Deep Dark Canyon
  • Seymour Redfield
-- 2012
29% Sympathy for Delicious
  • Actor
$13.1k 2011
When the World Breaks
  • Actor
-- 2010
Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Verri Saddius
-- 2009
Dark and Stormy Night
  • Actor
-- 2009
Drive-In Madness
  • Host
-- 2008
Outlaw Trail
  • LeRoy Parker
-- 2007
Trail of the Screaming Forehead
  • Actor
-- 2007
67% The Pursuit of Happyness
  • Martin Frohm
$162.6M 2006
76% Superman Returns
  • Ben Hubbard
$200.0M 2006
Garbo
  • Actor
-- 2005
River Made to Drown In
  • Actor
-- 2003
75% House on a Hill
  • Sy
-- 2003
Fatal Kiss
  • Actor
-- 2002
81% Mulholland Drive
  • Casting Director
$7.1M 2001
83% Thirteen Days
  • George Ball
$33.1M 2000
My Last Love
  • Phil Morton
-- 1999
Girl
  • Father
-- 1999
Fly Boy
  • Gramps
-- 1999
50% Any Given Sunday
  • Ed Phillips
-- 1999
Shadow of Doubt
  • Actor
-- 1998
Freedom Strike
  • President Mitchell
-- 1998
29% Up Close & Personal
  • Tom Orr
-- 1996
20% Joyride
  • Actor
-- 1996
Always Say Goodbye
  • William Tager
-- 1996
22% Congo
  • College President
-- 1995
75% Nixon
  • Bill Rogers
-- 1995
Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love
  • Actor
-- 1994
Tough And Deadly
  • Winston Biggers
-- 1994
Kiss Goodnight
  • Sam
-- 1994
Companion
  • Peter Franklin
-- 1994
The Webbers (At Home with the Webbers)
  • Actor
-- 1994
Future Shock
  • Actor
-- 1993
The Unborn
  • Dr. Meyerling
-- 1991
Lies Before Kisses
  • Arthur
-- 1991
Shattered Dreams
  • Charles O'Donnell
-- 1990
The Closer
  • Ned Randall
-- 1990
50% Vital Signs
  • Dean of Students
-- 1990
The Willies
  • Jenkins/Uncle Harry
-- 1990
Spirit of the Eagle
  • Narration
-- 1989
Girlfriend From Hell
  • Actor
-- 1989
Universal Horror
  • Actor
-- 1988
0% Return of the Living Dead Part II
  • Ed
-- 1988
Billionaire Boys Club
  • Mr. Fairmount Sr.
-- 1987
78% Wall Street
  • Lynch
-- 1987
Drive-In Madness! (Screen Scaries)
  • Actor
-- 1987
Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion
  • Actor
-- 1987
27% Invaders from Mars
  • Gen. Wilson
-- 1986
Hardbodies 2
  • Logan
-- 1986
90% The Return of the Living Dead
  • Frank
-- 1985
Latino: America's Secret War in Nicaragua
  • Actor
-- 1985
82% Jagged Edge
  • Andrew Hardesty
-- 1985
Sam's Son: Michael Landon's Own Story
  • Mr. Collins
-- 1984
Day the Bubble Burst
  • Actor
-- 1982
87% Poltergeist
  • Teague
-- 1982
Time Walker (Being from Another Planet)
  • Dr. Wendell J. Rossmore
-- 1982
93% Frances
  • Judge
-- 1982
Take This Job and Shove It
  • Loomis
-- 1981
15% The Jazz Singer
  • Barney Callahan
-- 1980
83% The China Syndrome
  • MacChurchill
-- 1979
61% Capricorn One
  • Vice President Price
-- 1978
78% F.I.S.T.
  • Andrews
-- 1978
Gathering
  • Bob Block
-- 1977
Something for Joey
  • Actor
-- 1977
95% Opening Night
  • Newsstand Operator
-- 1977
98% All the President's Men
  • Lawyer
-- 1976
17% Hercules in New York
  • The Professor
-- 1975
Amazing Grace
  • Annenberg
-- 1974
Deadly Rivals
  • Child Psychiatrist
-- 1972
100% I Never Sang for My Father
  • Mr. Tucker
-- 1970
Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster
  • Dr. Adam Steele
-- 1965
Film
  • Actor
-- 1965

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Steve Pratt
2008

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Quotes from James Karen's Characters

    • Martin Frohm:
      What would you say if man walked in here with no shirt, and I hired him? What would you say?
    • Chris Gardner:
      He must have had on some really nice pants.
    From The Pursuit of Happyness. Submitted by Yoga L (23 months ago)