Jack Carson

Jack Carson

Highest Rated: 100% Vivacious Lady (1938)

Lowest Rated: 30% Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1958)

Birthday: Oct 27, 1910

Birthplace: Carman, Manitoba, Canada

An affable second banana in numerous screen comedies throughout the 1940s and 1950s, Jack Carson's comic talent was featured in such memorable films as "The Strawberry Blonde" (1941) and "Arsenic and Old Lace" (1944), as well as a slew of musical comedies in which he was partnered with the equally likable Dennis Morgan. Tall, burly and blessed with a flexible face that won over moviegoers by curling into broad expressions of total disbelief, Carson began in vaudeville and radio before moving into features in the late '30s. He remained a popular comic performer well into the 1950s, but also displayed a talent for drama, most notably in "Mildred Pierce" (1945) and as the venomous publicist in "A Star is Born" (1954). In the 1950s, he segued smoothly into television, where he worked at a breathless pace as a guest performer and host on countless variety shows, including his own, "The Jack Carson Show" (NBC, 1954-55). In 1962, Carson collapsed during rehearsal for a Broadway play; the cause was stomach cancer, which would claim his life the following year on the same day as actor Dick Powell. Jack Carson left behind a diverse body of character work that continued to inspire laughs decades after his passing.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 55% Sammy the Way Out Seal Harold Sylvester (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 20% King of the Roaring 20's -- The Story of Arnold Rothstein Timothy W. 'Big Tim' O'Brien (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bramble Bush Bert Mosley (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 84% Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Gooper Pollitt (Character) - 1958
30% 49% Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! Capt. Hoxie (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tattered Dress Sheriff Nick Hoak (Character) - 1957
100% 70% The Tarnished Angels Jiggs (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 43% The Bottom of the Bottle Hal Breckinridge (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Magnificent Roughnecks Bix Decker (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ain't Misbehavin' Hal North (Character) - 1955
98% 82% A Star Is Born Matt Libby (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 53% Phffft! Charlie Nelson (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 50% Red Garters Jason Carberry (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 48% Dangerous When Wet Windy Weebe (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Universe Jeff Clayton (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Groom Wore Spurs Ben Castle (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 55% Bright Leaf Chris Malley (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Humor Man Biff Jones (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 25% It's a Great Feeling Himself (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 39% My Dream Is Yours Doug Blake (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 44% John Loves Mary Fred Taylor (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Guys From Texas Danny Foster (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet April Showers Joe Tyme (Character) - 1948
88% 60% Romance on the High Seas Peter Virgil (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and Learn Jingles Collins (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Time, the Place and the Girl Jeff Howard (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet One More Tomorrow Patrick "Pat" Regan (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Guys From Milwaukee Buzz Williams (Character) - 1946
86% 91% Mildred Pierce Wally Fay (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 71% Roughly Speaking Harold C. Pierson (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 64% Hollywood Canteen Himself (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 76% Make Your Own Bed Jerry Curtis (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 33% Shine On, Harvest Moon The Great Georgetti (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doughgirls Arthur Halstead (Character) - 1944
81% 92% Arsenic and Old Lace Officer Patrick "Pat" O'Hara (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 47% Princess O'Rourke Dave Campbell (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 59% Thank Your Lucky Stars Himself (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 77% The Hard Way Albert Runkel (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 58% The Male Animal Joe Ferguson (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wings for the Eagle Brad Maple (Character) - 1942
100% 86% Gentleman Jim Walter Lowrie (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 81% Larceny, Inc. Jeff Randolph (Character) - 1942
100% 82% Love Crazy Ward Willoughby (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 61% Blues in the Night Leo Powell (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 62% The Bride Came C.O.D. Allen Brice (Character) - 1941
100% 73% The Strawberry Blonde Hugo Barnstead (Character) - 1941
67% 48% Mr. and Mrs. Smith Chuck (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Navy Blues "Buttons" Johnson (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 32% Lucky Partners Frederick Harper (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 24% I Take This Woman Joe (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl in 313 Police Lt. Pat O'Farrell (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shooting High Gabby Cross (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kid From Texas Stanley Brown (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Honeymoon's Over Tom Donroy (Character) - 1939
96% 94% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Sweeney Farrell (uncredited) (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Go Chase Yourself Warren Miles (Character) - 1938
57% 76% Carefree Connors (Character) - 1938
100% 80% Vivacious Lady Charlie (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 40% Maid's Night Out Rollercoaster Ride Attendant (uncredited) (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 55% The Saint in New York Red Jenks (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Doodle Kicks Off Football Player Rochet (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Spot Shallen (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law of the Underworld Johnny (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 57% Having Wonderful Time Emil Beatty (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crashing Hollywood Dickson (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Flyers Dave Hanlon (Character) - 1937
96% 87% Stage Door Mr. Milibanks (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Many Wives Unknown (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Music for Madame Assistant Director (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 67% Stand-In Tom Potts (Character) - 1937

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Stop Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet 94% The Twilight Zone Harvey Hunnicut (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1957 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Joey Miller (Character) 1954-1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1952

QUOTES FROM Jack Carson CHARACTERS

Walter Lowrie says: The Corbett's are at it again!