Jack Carson

Highest Rated: 100% The Tarnished Angels (1958)
Birthday: Oct 27, 1910
Birthplace: Carman, Manitoba, Canada
Actor Jack Carson was born in Canada but raised in Milwaukee, which he always regarded as his hometown. After attending Carroll College, Carson hit the vaudeville trail in an act with his old friend Dave Willock (later a prominent Hollywood character actor in his own right). Carson's first movie contract was at RKO, where he spent an uncomfortable few years essaying bits in "A" pictures and thankless supporting parts in "B"s. His fortunes improved when he moved to Warner Bros. in 1941, where after three years' apprenticeship in sizeable secondary roles he achieved his first starring vehicle, Make Your Own Bed (44); he was cast in this film opposite Jane Wyman, as part of an effort by Warners to create a Carson-Wyman team. While the studio hoped that Carson would become a comedy lead in the manner of Bob Hope, he proved himself an able dramatic actor in films like The Hard Way (43) and Mildred Pierce. Still, he was built up as Warners' answer to Hope, especially when teamed in several films with the studio's "Bing Crosby", Dennis Morgan. Continuing to alternate comic and dramatic (sometimes villainous) roles throughout the 1950s, Carson starred in his own Jack Benny-style radio series, appeared successfully as a stand-up comedian in Las Vegas, and was one of four rotating hosts on the 1950 TV variety series All-Star Revue. Carson was married four times (once to Lola Albright) Shortly after completing his role in the Disney TV comedy Sammy the Way Out Seal, Carson died of stomach cancer on January 2, 1963 (the same day that actor/producer Dick Powell succumbed to cancer).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Two Guys From Milwaukee Actor 2015
No Score Yet Sammy, the Way-Out Seal Actor 1962
No Score Yet King of the Roaring Twenties Timothy W. 'Big Tim' O'Brien 1961
No Score Yet Circus of Horrors (Phantom of the Circus) Chief Eagle Eye 1960
No Score Yet The Bramble Bush Bert Mosley 1960
97% Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Gooper Pollitt 1958
100% The Tarnished Angels Jiggs 1958
25% Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! Capt. Hoxie 1958
No Score Yet The Tattered Dress Sheriff Nick Hoak 1957
No Score Yet The Bottom of the Bottle (Beyond the River) Hal Breckinridge 1956
No Score Yet Phffft! Charlie Nelson 1954
97% A Star Is Born Matt Libby 1954
No Score Yet Red Garters Jason Carberry 1954
No Score Yet Dangerous When Wet Windy 1953
No Score Yet Groom Wore Spurs, The Ben Castle 1951
No Score Yet Hollywood on the Line Actor 1951
No Score Yet The Good Humor Man Actor 1950
No Score Yet Bright Leaf Chris Malley (Dr. Monaco) 1950
No Score Yet It's a Great Feeling Himself 1949
No Score Yet My Dream Is Yours Doug Blake 1949
No Score Yet John Loves Mary Fred Taylor 1949
No Score Yet Two Guys from Texas Danny Foster 1948
80% Romance on the High Seas Peter Virgil 1948
No Score Yet April Showers Joe Tyme 1948
No Score Yet Love and Learn Jingles 1947
No Score Yet One More Tomorrow Patrick 'Pat' Regan 1946
85% Mildred Pierce Wally 1945
No Score Yet Roughly Speaking Harold C. Pierson 1945
No Score Yet The Doughgirls Arthur Halstead 1944
88% Arsenic and Old Lace O'Hara 1944
No Score Yet Shine On, Harvest Moon The Great Georgetti 1944
No Score Yet Hollywood Canteen Himself 1944
No Score Yet Princess O'Rourke Dave Campbell 1943
No Score Yet Thank Your Lucky Stars Specialty 1943
No Score Yet The Hard Way Albert Runkel 1943
No Score Yet Larceny, Inc. Jeff Randolph 1942
100% Gentleman Jim Lowrie 1942
No Score Yet The Male Animal Joe Ferguson 1942
No Score Yet Blues in the Night Leo Powell 1941
100% Love Crazy Ward Willoughby 1941
67% Mr. & Mrs. Smith Chuck Benson 1941
No Score Yet The Bride Came C.O.D. Allen Brice 1941
100% The Strawberry Blonde Hugo Barnstead 1941
No Score Yet Love Thy Neighbor Policeman 1940
No Score Yet I Take This Woman Joe 1940
No Score Yet Girl In 313 Pat O'Farrell 1940
No Score Yet Lucky Partners Freddie Harper 1940
95% Destry Rides Again Jack Tyndall 1939
95% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Sweeney 1939
No Score Yet Fifth Avenue Girl Sailor in Park 1939
No Score Yet The Saint in New York Red Jenks 1938
100% Vivacious Lady Waiter Captain 1938
No Score Yet This Marriage Business Candid 1938
No Score Yet Maid's Night Out Amusement Ride Operator 1938
93% Bringing Up Baby Roustabout 1938
No Score Yet Crashing Hollywood Movie Director Dickson 1938
50% Carefree Connors 1938
No Score Yet Law of the Underworld Johnny 1938
No Score Yet Having Wonderful Time Emil Beatty 1938
No Score Yet Stand-In Potts 1937
No Score Yet Music for Madame Assistant Director 1937
95% Stage Door Milbank 1937
No Score Yet The Toast of New York Reporter 1937
100% You Only Live Once Gas Station Attendant 1937
No Score Yet High Flyers Dave 1937

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Frankie Fane
  • 1962
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Harvey Hunnicut
  • 1961
  • 1960
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Henry T. P. Comstock
  • 1959

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