Jack Warden

Jack Warden

Highest Rated: 100% You're in the Navy Now (1951)

Lowest Rated: 0% Problem Child (1990)

Birthday: Sep 18, 1920

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

Gruff, engaging character actor whose craggy-face and distinctive bass voice are known to two generations for his ubiquitous presence as a supporting character in a number of memorable film and TV roles. Usually cast as the heavy, and later in more comedic turns, Warden has enjoyed a long and productive career. Before embarking on acting, Warden was by age 17 a ranked professional middleweight prizefighter. He served in World War II as a paratrooper and it was while recovering from an injury suffered in a jump that Warden began reading plays and decided to try acting. He moved to New York after his discharge and while working as a lifeguard at a New York hotel pool happened to meet Margo Jones, manager of the celebrated Dallas Alley Theater. Jones invited Warden to join the company and he ended up serving a five-year apprenticeship. Returning to New York, Warden was soon cast in Broadway productions of "Golden Boy," "Sing Me No Lullaby," "Picnic" and "Cages," among others.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
41% 66% The Replacements O'Neil (Character) $44.7M 2000
21% 63% A Dog of Flanders Jehan Daas (Character) $2.1M 1999
17% 65% Dirty Work "Pops" McKenna (Character) $10M 1998
76% 68% Bulworth Eddie Davers (Character) $26.4M 1998
13% 21% Chairman of the Board Armand McMillan (Character) $306.7K 1998
No Score Yet 74% The Island on Bird Street Boruch (Character) - 1997
0% 22% Ed Chubb (Character) $4M 1996
33% 72% Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Joe Heff (Character) $232.2K 1995
80% 79% While You Were Sleeping Saul (Character) $81.1M 1995
No Score Yet 19% Problem Child 3: Junior in Love Big Ben (Character) - 1995
78% 73% Mighty Aphrodite Tiresias (Character) $4.8M 1995
97% 83% Bullets Over Broadway Julian Marx (Character) $11.4M 1994
38% 34% Guilty as Sin Moe (Character) $22.7M 1993
57% 30% Night and the City Al Grossman (Character) $6.2M 1992
30% 39% Toys Old General Zevo (Character) $21.3M 1992
10% 44% Passed Away Jack Scanlan (Character) $3.8M 1992
7% 42% Problem Child 2 "Big" Ben Healy (Character) $25.1M 1991
0% 42% Problem Child Big Ben (Character) $53.5M 1990
No Score Yet 20% Judgment Claude Fortier (Character) - 1990
14% 37% Everybody Wins Judge Harry Murdoch (Character) $978.9K 1990
53% 33% The Presidio Sgt. Maj. Ross Maclure (Character) $18.9M 1988
No Score Yet 88% Dead Solid Perfect Hubert `'Bad Hair'` Wimberly (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story: The Watch Commander Joe Wilson (Character) - 1988
67% 52% September Lloyd (Character) $404.8K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Three Kings David (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hoover vs. the Kennedys: The Second Civil War J. Edgar Hoover (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Still Crazy Like a Fox Harry Fox (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Wishes for Jamie Owen Tavish (Character) - 1986
20% 41% The Aviator Moravia (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Robert Kennedy and His Times Unknown (Character) - 1984
0% 33% Crackers Lou Garvey (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 40% Hobson's Choice Henry Horatio Hobson (Character) - 1983
88% 88% The Verdict Mickey Morrissey (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 42% Carbon Copy Nelson Longhurst (Character) - 1981
76% 78% The Great Muppet Caper Mike Tarkanian (Character) - 1981
67% 30% So Fine Jack (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chu Chu and the Philly Flash The Commander (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Private Battle Cornelius Ryan (Character) - 1980
77% 69% Used Cars Roy L. Fuchs/Luke Fuchs (Character) - 1980
36% 82% The Champ Jackie (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 70% Dreamer Harry (Character) - 1979
95% 92% Being There President 'Bobby' (Character) - 1979
83% 80% ...And Justice for All Judge Francis Rayford (Character) - 1979
0% 22% Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Harold Meredith (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Topper Cosmo Topper (Character) - 1979
76% 78% Death on the Nile Dr. Bessner (Character) - 1978
88% 68% Heaven Can Wait Max Corkle (Character) - 1978
17% 49% The White Buffalo Charlie Zane (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 64% Raid on Entebbe Lt. Gen. Mordechai Gur (Character) - 1977
94% 92% All the President's Men Harry M. Rosenfeld (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey From Darkness Fred Hartman (Character) - 1975
60% 52% Shampoo Lester (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet They Only Come Out at Night John St. John (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Godchild Sgt. Dobbs (Character) - 1974
93% 71% The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Max (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 50% Billy Two Hats Sheriff Henry Gifford (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 47% The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing Dawes (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Remember When Joe Hodges (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lieutenant Schuster's Wife Capt. Patrick Lonergan (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wheeler and Murdoch Sam Wheeler (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome to the Club Gen. Strapp (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Summertree Herb (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man on a String Jake Moniker (Character) - 1971
92% 82% Brian's Song Coach George Halas (Character) - 1971
40% 34% Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? Dr. Solomon F. Moses (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Face of Fear Lt. George Coy (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's a Nice Girl Like You...? Lieutenant Joe Burton (Character) - 1971
43% 37% Bye Bye Braverman Barnet Weinstein (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Watchman Jack Fleming (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 54% Blindfold General Prat (Character) - 1966
77% 65% The Thin Red Line First Sgt. Welsh (Character) - 1964
55% 77% Donovan's Reef Dr. William Dedham (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 50% Escape From Zahrain Huston (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wake Me When It's Over Captain Dave "Doc" Farrington (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lawbreakers Police captain (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 33% The Sound and the Fury Ben Compson (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 54% That Kind of Woman George Kelly (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 43% Darby's Rangers MSgt. Saul Rosen/Narrator (Character) - 1958
100% 79% Run Silent, Run Deep Yeoman 1st Class Mueller (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 43% The Bachelor Party Eddie Watkins (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 73% Edge of the City Charles Malik (Character) - 1957
100% 97% 12 Angry Men Juror No. 7 (Character) - 1957
92% 84% From Here to Eternity Cpl. Buckley (Character) - 1953
100% 40% You're in the Navy Now Tommy Morse (Character) - 1951

TV

Credit
67% No Score Yet Norm Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
38% No Score Yet Ink Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crazy Like a Fox Harrison "Harry" Fox Sr. (Character) 1984-1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Robert Kennedy and His Times Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad News Bears Morris Buttermaker (Character) 1979-1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet N.Y.P.D. Lt. Mike Haines (Character) 1967-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Alex 'Pat' Patton (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wackiest Ship in the Army Major Simon Butcher (Character) 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1965 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bewitched Rex Barker (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Major Barben (Guest Star) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Max Eames (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Dr. Charles 'Charlie' Kozelka (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target: The Corruptors Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Stop Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stagecoach West Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
82% 94% The Twilight Zone James A. Corry (Character) 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Frank Doran (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Tomorrow Unknown (Character) 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1950

QUOTES FROM Jack Warden CHARACTERS

Saul Tuttle says: I couldn't love you anymore if you were my own son. But the fact of the matter is, you're... well you're a putz.

Peter Callaghan says: Is there a point to this?

Juror #8 says: I just want to talk.

Juror #7 says: What's there to talk about? Eleven of us think he's guilty. No one had to think about it twice except you.

Juror #7 says: You a Yankee fan?

Juror #5 says: No, Baltimore.

Juror #7 says: Baltimore? That's like being hit in the head with a crowbar once a day.

Judge Rayford says: I discovered the meaning of life...

Arthur Kirkland says: Which is?

Judge Rayford says: It sucks Arthur, It really sucks!