Jack Kruschen

Highest Rated: 100% Cape Fear (1962)
Birthday: Mar 20, 1922
Birthplace: Not Available
Husky, bushy-mustached, frequently unkempt Canadian actor Jack Kruschen appeared steadily on radio from 1938 onward. He began playing small film roles in 1949, often cast as minor villains and braying bullies. He became a cult favorite after playing one of the three earliest victims (the Hispanic one) of the Martian death ray in George Pal's War of the Worlds (1953). His larger film roles included MGM mogul Louis B. Mayer in the Carol Lynley version of Harlow (1965), and the remonstrative physician neighbor of Jack Lemmon in Billy Wilder's The Apartment (1960); the latter assignment copped a "Best Supporting Actor" Oscar nomination for Kruschen. A tireless TV performer, Kruschen has guested in a variety of roles on most of the top video offerings, and was a regular in the 1977 sitcom Busting Loose, playing the father of Adam Arkin. Relatively inactive after 1980, Jack Kruschen made a welcome return in PBS' 1993 adaptation of Arthur Miller's The American Clock.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
5% 'Til There Was You Mr. Katz 1997
No Score Yet Dark Mirror Smithson 1984
No Score Yet Money to Burn Actor 1982
No Score Yet Devlin Connection Actor 1982
0% Under the Rainbow Louie 1981
No Score Yet The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Judge Thatcher 1981
No Score Yet Sunburn Gela 1979
No Score Yet Time Machine Actor 1978
No Score Yet Satan's Cheerleaders Billy the Janitor 1977
No Score Yet Guardian of the Wilderness Madden, Surveyor 1977
No Score Yet The Incredible Rocky Mountain Race Mark Twain 1977
27% Freebie and the Bean Red Meyers $8.8K 1974
0% The $1,000,000 Duck Dr. Gottlieb 1971
14% Caprice Matthew Cutter 1967
No Score Yet The Happening Inspector 1967
No Score Yet Dear Brigitte Dr. Volker 1965
No Score Yet Harlow Louis B. Mayer 1965
75% The Unsinkable Molly Brown Christmas Morgan 1964
67% McLintock! Birnbaum 1963
No Score Yet Convicts 4 Resko's Father 1962
100% Cape Fear Attorney Dave Grafton 1962
No Score Yet Follow that Dream Carmine 1962
89% Lover Come Back Dr. Linus Tyler 1961
100% The Ladies' Man Graduation Emcee Professor 1961
88% Where the Boys Are Counter Man 1960
No Score Yet Seven Ways from Sundown Beeker 1960
No Score Yet Studs Lonigan Charlie the Greek 1960
94% The Apartment Dr. Dreyfuss 1960
No Score Yet The Last Voyage Chief Engineer Pringle 1960
0% The Angry Red Planet CWO Sam Jacobs 1959
No Score Yet The Buccaneer Hans 1958
No Score Yet The Decks Ran Red Alex Cole 1958
No Score Yet Cry Terror! F.B.I. Agent Charles Pope 1958
No Score Yet Fraulein Grischa 1958
No Score Yet Reform School Girl Mr. Horvath 1957
No Score Yet Julie Det. Mace 1956
No Score Yet The Benny Goodman Story 'Murph' Podolsky - riverboat band Mgr. 1956
No Score Yet Soldier of Fortune Austin Stoker 1955
No Score Yet The Night Holds Terror Detective Pope 1955
100% It Should Happen to You Joe 1954
38% The Long, Long Trailer Mechanic 1954
No Score Yet Money from Home Short Boy 1953
No Score Yet A Blueprint for Murder Hal Cole 1953
85% The War of the Worlds Salvatore 1953
33% Abbott and Costello Go to Mars Harry 1953
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation Jacques Amien 1953
No Score Yet Meet Danny Wilson Heckler 1952
No Score Yet Confidence Girl Sgt. Quinn 1952
No Score Yet Comin' Round the Mountain Actor 1951
No Score Yet Gambling House Burly Italian 1951
No Score Yet The Lemon Drop Kid Muscleman 1951
No Score Yet The People Against O'Hara Detective 1951
88% No Way Out Man 1950
No Score Yet Where Danger Lives Casey 1950
80% Young Man With a Horn Cab Driver 1950

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Empty Nest
1988-1995
Heshy
  • 1994
No Score Yet Living Single
1993-1998
Mort
  • 1994
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Irv
  • 1994
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
1993-1997
Capt. Keene
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet Full House
1987-1995
Iorgos "Papouli" Katsopolis Iorgos
  • 1994
  • 1990
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Melville
  • 1993
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Doc Logan
  • 1991
No Score Yet Webster
1983-1989
Papa Papadapolis
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Doheny's Partner
  • 1987
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Richter
  • 1983
No Score Yet Barney Miller
1975-1982
Wittnow Diamond Kamen
  • 1982
  • 1979
  • 1977
  • 1975
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Rudolpho 'The Great' Gambini
  • 1981
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
Frank Higgins
  • 1981
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
1978-1982
Norman
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Koenig
  • 1975
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Dudek
  • 1973
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
Arnold
  • 1973
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
McKay Busch
  • 1968
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Giorgio Giorgio Rossi Rossi
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
93% Batman
1966-1968
Eivol Ekdal
  • 1966
No Score Yet Zorro
1957-1961
Mordante
  • 1958
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
1st Airport Robber
  • 1957
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Jed
  • 1956

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