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Jack Larson

Highest Rated:   94% Chris & Don (2007)
Lowest Rated:   19% Perfect (1985)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
83% Hockney
  • Actor
$0.2M 2016
No Score Yet Bob's New Suit
  • Edward McIntyre
2013
94% Chris & Don
  • Actor
$0.2M 2007
76% Superman Returns
  • Bo The Bartender
$200.2M 2006
No Score Yet In a Single Bound
  • Actor
2006
61% Bright Lights, Big City
  • Producer
1988
58% Nothing in Common
  • Max's Doctor
1986
19% Perfect
  • Producer
1985
No Score Yet Mike's Murder
  • Producer
1984
77% 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 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Dewey Butler
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
  • Actor

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