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Jack Axelrod

Highest Rated: 83% Bananas (1971)

Lowest Rated: 9% Little Fockers (2010)

Birthday: Jan 25, 1930

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Jack Axelrod made a startling career move in 1970 when the 40-year-old architect abruptly decided to become an actor. Moving to New York, he seemed to luck out, landing a plum role in a Broadway play called "Gandhi" and a supporting bit in Woody Allen's political satire "Bananas." But the play closed after a single performance, and no other screen roles presented themselves. Rather than becoming discouraged, Axelrod buckled down and spent the next six years studying with revered acting teacher Uta Hagen. From then on, he has had growing success as a guest actor on dozens of television shows, and earned his first recurring role on the iconic primetime soap "Knot's Landing." As Axelrod has aged, he has become increasingly in demand, as evidenced by his three-episode stint on "Grey's Anatomy," where he was billed simply as "Really Old Guy." He also played the grandfather in the short-lived WB series "The Help." He is perhaps best known to viewers for his role on the quirky NBC sitcom "My Name Is Earl," where he appeared as a town denizen who spoke through an electronic voice box. When not appearing on television, Axelrod works as an acting coach, carrying on the legacy of his own teacher.

Highest rated movies

Bananas
Super 8 Little Fockers

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 62% Fred & Vinnie Leo (Character) - 2011
81% 75% Super 8 Mr. Blakely (Character) $127.0M 2011
9% 34% Little Fockers Chappy (Character) $148.4M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blowing Smoke Sid (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 88% Something to Sing About Mr. Thompson (Character) - 2000
83% 74% Bananas Arroyo (Character) - 1971

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 52% Station 19 Mr. Paige (Guest Star) 2018
72% 86% Ray Donovan Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
95% 87% Brooklyn Nine-Nine Henry Coles (Guest Star) 2016
85% 89% Modern Family Harvey (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 71% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
13% 50% Family Tools Mr. Kurtz (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 82% NCIS Shmeil Pinkhas (Guest Star) 2012-2013
96% 90% Raising Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 79% Hot in Cleveland Ernie (Guest Star) 2011
42% 25% Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour Janitor (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 80% Private Practice Oscar Schmitt (Guest Star) 2010
60% No Score Yet Eli Stone Patient (Guest Star) 2008
82% 91% My Name Is Earl Electrolarynx Guy (Guest Star) 2005-2008
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2006-2007
83% 86% Scrubs Italian Man (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 90% Malcolm in the Middle Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
0% No Score Yet The Help Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
14% No Score Yet It's All Relative Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
95% 94% Frasier Old Frasier (Guest Star) 2003
86% 88% Alias Giovanni Donato (Guest Star) 2001
64% No Score Yet Philly Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
50% No Score Yet Gideon's Crossing Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
76% 76% Star Trek: Voyager Chorus 1 (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 88% Boy Meets World Organ Grinder (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 84% Everybody Loves Raymond Lodge Member (Guest Star) 1999