Jesse White

Jesse White

Highest Rated: 92% Matinee (1993)

Lowest Rated: 11% Not as a Stranger (1955)

Birthday: Jan 03, 1917

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

Often remembered as one of the iconic Maytag Repairmen from the long-running ad campaign, Jesse White first took to the stage in an amateur production at 15. He eventually worked his way up from vaudeville and burlesque to legitimate theater, and by 1943, he was on Broadway as a brusque sanitarium orderly in the fantasy-infused drama "Harvey," which centers on a man whose best friend is an invisible 6-foot-tall rabbit. When the hit play was adapted into a film seven years later, White reprised his role and worked opposite movie mega star James Stewart. Between the play and the film, White was now a recognizable talent in Hollywood, and he went on to appear in a string of films before breaking into television with a variety of one-off roles. White would ultimately appear in 160 TV and film productions over a career that spanned five decades, but it was his part as the perennially bored Maytag Repairman for which White became best known. White was offered the role of the unneeded Repairman after an ad exec saw his deadpan comedy bit as a monotone-speaking yet cantankerous janitor in the 1967 Don Knotts/Leslie Nielsen space program comedy "The Reluctant Astronaut." The next year White became the face of Maytag and went on to reprise the role of the loveable and lonely mascot in ads until 1988, after which he became a Maytag consultant. White worked steadily in TV and film until his death from a heart attack in 1997.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blue Movies Original Music - 2009
92% 62% Matinee Mr. Spector (Character) $8.9M 1993
67% 59% The Cat From Outer Space Earnest Ernie (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 60% The Brothers O'Toole Mayor (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 74% Bless the Beasts and Children Shecker's Father (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet George M! E. F. Albee (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 55% The Reluctant Astronaut Donelli (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 46% The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini J.Sinister Hulk (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 54% Dear Brigitte Cliff Argyle (Character) - 1965
33% 34% Pajama Party J. Sinister Hulk (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Looking for Love Tiger Shay (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Yellow Canary Ed Thornburg (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 62% It's Only Money Pete Flint (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 61% On the Double Corporal Joseph Praeger (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tomboy and the Champ Windy Skiles (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Blondes in His Life Ed Kelly (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Right Approach Brian Freer (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Fever in the Blood Police Sgt. Michael `'Mickey'` Beers (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 60% The Big Night Wegg (Character) - 1960
71% 85% The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond Leo "Butcher" Bremer (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 55% Marjorie Morningstar Lou Michaelson (Character) - 1958
82% 69% Designing Woman Charlie Arneg (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet God Is My Partner Louis "The Lump" Lumpkin (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet He Laughed Last Max Lassiter (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 58% Back From Eternity Pete Boswick (Character) - 1956
63% 83% The Bad Seed Emory (Character) - 1956
11% 54% Not as a Stranger Ben Cosgrove (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl Rush Ludwig (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 29% Hell's Half Acre Tubby Otis (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 55% Witness to Murder Eddie Vincent (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 50% Gunsmoke Professor (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl in White Alec (Character) - 1952
86% 66% Million Dollar Mermaid Doc Cronnol (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 77% Death of a Salesman Stanley (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 25% Callaway Went Thataway Georgie Markham (Character) - 1951
67% 38% Bedtime for Bonzo Babcock (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 83% Francis Goes to the Races Frank Damer (Character) - 1951
85% 93% Harvey Wilson (Character) - 1950

TV

Credit
88% 95% Seinfeld Ralph (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 81% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. and the Bear Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Days Bander (Guest Star) 1975
100% No Score Yet Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Sam Westlake (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1968-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. The Owner (Guest Star) 1967-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie Sam (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1967 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Acres Unknown (Guest Star) 1967 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Tony Cerro (Guest Star) 1965 1962 1958
83% 100% The Munsters Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
100% 97% The Addams Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Mr. Barringer (Guest Star) 1964
82% 94% The Twilight Zone Harmon Cavender (Character) 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cain's Hundred Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Marvin Heywood (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Man on Plane (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ann Sothern Show Oscar Pudney (Character) 1958-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law and Mr. Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Fred Boone (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The David Niven Show Paul Reisner (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Man Nitro Noonan (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Circus Boy Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1956-1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Secretary Unknown (Character) 1956-1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to Loretta Unknown (Character) 1954

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