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Jack Somack

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Birthday: Sep 14, 1918

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Jack Somack was an accomplished actor who led an impressive career, primarily on the big screen. Early on, Somack mostly landed roles in various films, including the dramatic adaptation "Generation" (1969) with David Janssen, "Desperate Characters" (1971) with Shirley MacLaine and the Michael Sarrazin drama "The Pursuit of Happiness" (1971). He also appeared in the TV movie "Heat of Anger" (CBS, 1971-72). He worked in television in his early acting career as well, including a part on "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" (CBS, 1967-1973). In the seventies, he worked on the television shows "Barney Miller" (ABC, 1974-1982) and "Ball Four" (CBS, 1976-77). Additionally, he later acted in the Richard Benjamin dramatic comedy "Portnoy's Complaint" (1972). He also lent his voice to "Carlton Your Doorman" (CBS, 1979-1980). Somack focused on film in more recent years, appearing in the Gene Wilder action film "The Frisco Kid" (1979), "The Main Event" (1979) and the comedy "Hero at Large" (1980) with John Ritter. He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "The Stockard Channing Show" (CBS, 1979-1980). Somack last appeared in "The Return of the Man From U.N.C.L.E." (CBS, 1982-83). Somack passed away in August 1983 at the age of 65.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Little Rascals Christmas Special Santa (Voice) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blood Bath Ralph Lambert (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portnoy's Complaint Jack Portnoy (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heat of Anger Mr. Stoller (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 40% Desperate Characters Leon (Character) - 1971

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barney Miller Mr. Cotterman (Guest Star) 1979-1980 1977 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1978 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Papa Panelli (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Knight Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet 88% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1976 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Oliver Prey (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sanford & Son Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting Together Unknown (Guest Star) 1971

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