Jack Klugman

Jack Klugman

Highest Rated: 100% The Detective (1968)

Lowest Rated: 12% Dear God (1996)

Birthday: Apr 27, 1922

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Emmy Award-winning actor Jack Klugman was known primarily for his portrayals of two of television's most memorable characters, although his career also boasted more than 50 years of credits in film and on Broadway. The actor's early years were comprised of work on the stages of New York, on television anthologies such as "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (CBS, 1955-1962), and in features films like "12 Angry Men" (1957), alongside Henry Fonda. Several guest turns on the "Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1959-1971) and a supporting role in the comedy-drama "Goodbye, Columbus" (1969) preceded his long-running portrayal of the cretinous Oscar Madison opposite Tony Randall's fastidious Felix Unger on "The Odd Couple" (ABC, 1970-75). Klugman went on to win two Emmy Awards for his hilarious personification of the sports-loving vulgarian, only to embody another iconic television character in the form of the crime-solving "Quincy, M.E." (NBC, 1976-1983). Although the actor's love of fine cigars led to serious health problems later in life, he persevered, even returning to Broadway for a revival of "The Sunshine Boys" in 1997 and penning a memoir about his former co-star Tony and Me: A Story of Friendship in 2005. Whether remembered for playing a slovenly sportswriter, a tenacious medical examiner, or one of his dozens of other portrayals, Klugman's acting legacy was one of humor, insight and humanity.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
42% 69% When Do We Eat? Artur (Character) $428.4K 2005
12% 28% Dear God Unknown (Character) $7.1M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Parallel Lives Senator Robert Ferguson (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Couple: Together Again Oscar Madison (Character) - 1993
25% 39% Two Minute Warning Sandman (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 86% One of My Wives Is Missing Inspector Murray Levine (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Underground Man Sheriff Tremaine (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poor Devil Burnett J. Emerson (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow? Barney (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blind Man's Bluff Art Trager (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Time Is Now Captain Garrig (Character) - 1970
92% 48% Goodbye, Columbus Ben Patimkin (Character) - 1969
100% 46% The Detective Dave Schoenstein (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 32% The Split Harry Kifka (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Is the Name of the Game Ben Welcome (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hail, Mafia Phil (Character) - 1965
100% 76% I Could Go on Singing George (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 45% Act One Joe Hyman (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Yellow Canary Lt. Bonner (Character) - 1963
100% 89% Days of Wine and Roses Jim Hungerford (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss Me, Kate Gunman (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 18% Cry Terror Vince (Character) - 1958
100% 97% 12 Angry Men Juror No. 5 (Character) - 1957

TV

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27% No Score Yet Presidio Med Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crossing Jordan Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Third Watch Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brother's Keeper Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1999 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Around the World in 80 Days Unknown (Character) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Again? Unknown (Character) 1986-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Quincy, M.E. Dr. R. Quincy (Character) 1976-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Password 79 Guest 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1976 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Couple Oscar Madison (Character) 1970-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1969-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Garrison's Gorillas Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Dr. Philip Walton (Guest Star) 1965 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Buck Harmon (Guest Star) 1965 1963
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Captain Ross (Character) 1963 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1963 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cain's Hundred Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target: The Corruptors Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Earl Ticks (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour George (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Vic (Character) 1956 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Darrell (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1950

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