Jack Larson

Highest Rated: 94% Chris & Don (2007)
Lowest Rated: 19% Perfect (1985)
Birthday: Feb 8, 1928
Birthplace: Not Available
Born in L.A. and raised in Pasadena, Jack Larson's ingenuous, "golly gee" screen image served him well when in 1951 he was cast as cub reporter Jimmy Olsen on the TV series Superman. He remained with the program until 1957, by which time he had become so thoroughly identified with the role that he had considerable difficulty landing other film assignments. Eventually Larson gave up acting to concentrate on writing plays and musical librettos; one of his more prestigious assignments was a collaboration with noted composer Virgil Thompson. The longtime companion of filmmaker James Bridges, Jack Larson served as the co-producer of such Bridges films as The Paper Chase (1973), Urban Cowboy (1980), and Bright Lights, Big City (1988). He made a guest appearance in a 1996 episode of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, playing an older version of Jimmy Olsen. Larson died in 2015, at age 87.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
84% Hockney Actor $0.2M 2016
No Score Yet Bob's New Suit Edward McIntyre 2013
94% Chris & Don Actor $0.2M 2007
75% Superman Returns Bo The Bartender $200.2M 2006
No Score Yet In a Single Bound Actor 2006
63% Bright Lights, Big City Producer 1988
57% Nothing in Common Max's Doctor 1986
19% Perfect Producer 1985
No Score Yet Mike's Murder Producer 1984
71% Urban Cowboy Producer 1980
No Score Yet September 30, 1955 Producer 1977
No Score Yet James Dean: The First American Teenager Actor 1975
85% The Paper Chase Producer 1973
No Score Yet The Baby Maker Producer 1970
No Score Yet The Young Swingers Pete Mundy 1963
No Score Yet About Mrs. Leslie Actor 1954
No Score Yet 3 Sailors And A Girl Sailor 1953
No Score Yet Kid Monk Baroni Angelo 1952
No Score Yet Adventures of Superman Actor 1952
No Score Yet Starlift Will 1951
No Score Yet Fighter Squadron Shorty 1948

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Dewey Butler
  • 2010
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
1993-1997
Old Jimmy Olsen
  • 1996
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
Kenneth
  • 1963
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
Jimmy Olsen
  • 1958
  • 1957
  • 1956
  • 1955
  • 1954
  • 1953
  • 1952
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman [INACTIVE]

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