Jack Albertson

Jack Albertson

Highest Rated: 100% Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

Lowest Rated: 56% Roustabout (1964)

Birthday: Jun 16, 1907

Birthplace: Malden, Massachusetts, USA

An incredibly prolific, talented and frequently underappreciated actor, Jack Albertson was one of the most accomplished performers of his generation. Emerging from the vaudeville circuit and bawdy burlesque shows of New York in the 1930s, Albertson soon graduated to such Broadway stage productions as the 1947 revival of "The Cradle Will Rock." Throughout the 1950s and '60s, the actor worked non-stop, jumping from television to film and back to theater in such vehicles as the crime-comedy series "The Thin Man" (NBC, 1957-59), the cautionary drama "Days of Wine and Roses" (1962) and the Broadway play "The Subject was Roses" in 1965. As busy as he had been for more than 20 years, it was in the 1970s that Albertson gained lasting notoriety amongst a generation of fans for a trio of roles as good-natured, but cantankerous old men. In theaters, he endeared himself to fans young and old with his characters in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" (1971) and "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972). But it was as the crotchety father figure to Freddie Prinze on the hit sitcom "Chico and the Man" (NBC, 1974-78) that Albertson would perhaps be most fondly remembered. A testament to his talent and lasting contributions could, in part, be measured by the fact that Albertson remained one of the select few to ever earn Oscar, Emmy and Tony awards over the course of his impressive career.

Highest rated movies

The Subject Was Roses
Days of Wine and Roses
Nightfall
Miracle on 34th Street Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Lover Come Back
Man of a Thousand Faces
The Poseidon Adventure

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 88% Roxie Executive Producer - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Body, My Child Poppa MacMahon (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase Charlie Bartlett (Character) - 1981
70% 78% The Fox and the Hound Hunter (Amos Slade) (Voice) $23.6M 1981
76% 58% Dead and Buried William G. Dobbs (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Valentine Pete Ferguson (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marriage Is Alive and Well Manny Wax (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comedy Company Barney Bailey (Character) - 1978
80% 76% The Poseidon Adventure Manny Rosen (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pickup on 101 Hobo (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lock, Stock and Barrel Brucker (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once Upon a Dead Man Chief Andrew Yeakel (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Congratulations, It's a Boy! Al Gaines (Character) - 1971
91% 87% Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Grandpa Joe (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Squeeze a Flower Alfredo Brazzi (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 0% Rabbit, Run Marty Tothero (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Clear and Present Danger Dr. Chanute (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 36% Justine Cohen (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Changes Kent's Father (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Monk Tinker (Character) - 1969
100% 73% The Subject Was Roses John Cleary (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 50% How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life Mr. Slotkin (Character) - 1968
75% 66% The Flim Flam Man Mr. Packard (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 45% Kissin' Cousins Captain Robert Salbo (Character) - 1964
56% 57% Roustabout Lou (Character) - 1964
71% 51% Period of Adjustment Desk Sergeant (Character) - 1962
100% 89% Days of Wine and Roses Trayner (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 40% Who's Got the Action? Officer Hodges (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The George Raft Story Milton (Character) - 1961
91% 77% Lover Come Back Fred (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Never Steal Anything Small Sleep-Out Charlie Barnes (Character) - 1959
68% 48% The Shaggy Dog Reporter (uncredited) (Character) - 1959
88% 78% Man of a Thousand Faces Dr. J. Wilson Shields (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 15% Don't Go Near the Water Lt. Cmdr. Diplock (Character) - 1957
100% 75% Nightfall Unknown (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Unguarded Moment Prof (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 27% You Can't Run Away From It Third proprietor (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet City in Flames Rod Mathews (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 33% Top Banana Vic Davis (Character) - 1954
96% 87% Miracle on 34th Street Mail sorter (uncredited) (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 33% Next Time I Marry Reporter (uncredited) (Character) - 1938

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Norm Crosby's Comedy Shop Guest 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chico and the Man Ed Brown (Character) 1974-1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1977 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Moses Darby, Joshua Finch (Guest Star) 1974 1972 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Surgeon Dr. Andrew Sellers (Character) 1971-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Tim Murphy (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1972 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Immortal Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Come the Brides Merlin (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Bradford J. Taylor (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grindl Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Pearlman (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lieutenant Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ensign O'Toole Lt. Cdr. Virgil Stoner (Character) 1962-1963
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Jerry Harlowe (Character) 1963 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joey Bishop Show Mr. Kendall (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Mr. Eisenbower (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Stop Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law and Mr. Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1960 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dobie Gillis Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Man Lt. Harry Evans (Guest Star),
Guest
1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frontier Doctor Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet 98% I Love Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man Against Crime Unknown (Guest Star) 1953

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