Jack Gilpin

Jack Gilpin

Highest Rated: 91% Something Wild (1986)

Lowest Rated: 24% Commandments (1997)

Birthday: May 31, 1951

Birthplace: Boyce, Virginia, USA

With his expressive square jaw and long face, character actor Jack Gilpin has brought strong support to many films and television shows. From his start on the stage, Gilpin moved to small roles in film and television in the early 1980s, first making his mark as the gay neighbor on several episodes of the family sitcom "Kate & Allie." He appeared in such films as the comedy "The Dream Team," in which Michael Keaton takes patients at a sanitarium on an unsanctioned field trip; "Quick Change," as a hostage to Bill Murray's clown bank-robber; and "Quiz Show," the Robert Redford-directed story of the scandal surrounding a 1950s rigged game show. Amid many one-off appearances on TV series, Gilpin landed recurring roles on "New York Undercover" as a school headmaster, and on "Law & Order" as a defense attorney. Other film parts have included a supporting bit in the card-counting blackjack drama "21," and, more visibly, as the father of Jesse Eisenberg's character in the coming-of-age tale "Adventureland."

Highest rated movies

Something Wild
Funny Farm
Trouble With the Curve
The Dream Team




51% 66% Trouble With the Curve Schwartz (Character) $35.8M 2012
89% 61% Adventureland Mr. Brennan (Character) $16.0M 2009
No Score Yet 50% The Boys of Sunset Ridge Simon Longfellow (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet 101 Ways (The Things a Girl Will Do to Keep Her Volvo) George (Character) - 2000
24% 37% Commandments Gordon Bloom (Character) $528.0K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss and Tell Matt Sohigan (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Summer of Ben Tyler Carter Glenn (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 11% White Mile Peter Wiederhorn (Character) - 1994
83% 80% Barcelona The Consul (Character) $7.3M 1994
50% 61% The Dream Team Dr. Talmer (Character) $26.8M 1989
62% 51% Funny Farm Bud Culbertson (Character) $25.3M 1988
45% 46% Heartburn Ellis (Character) $24.3M 1986
91% 69% Something Wild Larry Dillman (Character) $6.4M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Found Money McCallister (Character) - 1983


79% 69% The Gilded Age Church (Character) 2022
91% 80% The Blacklist Mr. Fenberg (Guest Star) 2020
94% 93% The Night Of Doctor (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 79% Madam Secretary Elliot Klein (Guest Star) 2015
57% 92% Forever Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
93% 91% The Good Wife Frank Anderson (Guest Star) 2012
78% 93% 30 Rock Douglas (Guest Star) 2012
21% No Score Yet 3 Lbs. Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Ron Wolcott (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1995 1997-1998 2000-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Apple Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Unknown (Guest Star) 1997 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aliens in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate & Allie Unknown (Guest Star) 1984-1985 1987