Jack Warden

Jack Warden

Highest Rated: 100% The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)

Lowest Rated: 0% Ed (1996)

Birthday: Sep 18, 1920

Birthplace: Not Available

A former prizefighter, nightclub bouncer and lifeguard, Jack Warden took to the stage after serving as a paratrooper in World War II. Warden's first professional engagement was with the Margo Jones repertory troupe in 1947. He made both his Broadway and film debuts in 1951, spending the next few years specializing in blunt military types and short-tempered bullies. Among his most notable screen roles of the 1950s was the homicidally bigoted factory foreman in Edge of the City and the impatient Juror #7 in Twelve Angry Men (both 1957). He was Oscar-nominated for his portrayal of the cuckolded Lester in Warren Beatty's Shampoo (1975) and for his work as eternally flustered sports promoter Max Corkle in another Beatty vehicle, Heaven Can Wait (1978). He has also played the brusque, bluff President in Being There (1978); senile, gun-wielding judge Ray Ford in ...And Justice For All (1979); the twin auto dealers--one good, one bad--in Used Cars (1980); Paul Newman's combination leg-man and conscience in The Verdict (1982); shifty convenience store owner Big Ben in the two Problem Child films of the early 1990s; the not-so-dearly departed in Passed Away (1992); and Broadway high-roller Julian Marx in Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway (1994). Extensive though his stage and screen credits may be, Warden has been just as busy on television, winning an Emmy for his portrayal of George Halas in Brian's Song (1969) and playing such other historical personages as Cornelius Ryan (1981's A Private Battle) and Mark Twain (1984's Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues). Barely stopping for air, Jack Warden has also starred or co-starred on the weekly TV series Mister Peepers (1953-55), The Asphalt Jungle (1961), Wackiest Ship in the Army (1965), NYPD (1967-68), Jigsaw John (1975), The Bad News Bears (1979) and Crazy Like a Fox (1984-85); and, had the pilot episode sold, Jack Warden was to have been the star in a 1979 revival of Topper. Though this was not to be for Warden, the gruff actor's age and affectionately sour demeanor found him essaying frequent albiet minor feature roles through the new millennium. Remaining in the public eye withn appearances in While You Were Sleeping (1995), Ed (1996), Bullworth (1998) and The Replacements (2000), the former welterweight fighter remained as dependable as ever when it came to stepping in front of the lens.

Highest Rated Movies



16% Abandon Actor $10.7M 2002
41% The Replacements Edward O'Neil $44.1M 2000
21% A Dog of Flanders Jehan Daas 1999
80% The Thin Red Line Melanesian Walking Man 1998
17% Dirty Work Pops 1998
76% Bulworth Eddie Davers 1998
No Score Yet The Island on Bird Street Boruch 1997
13% Chairman of the Board Armand 1997
0% Ed Chubb 1996
33% Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Joe Heff 1995
77% Mighty Aphrodite Tiresias 1995
No Score Yet Problem Child 3: Junior in Love Big Ben 1995
79% While You Were Sleeping Saul Tuttle 1995
97% Bullets Over Broadway Julian Marx 1994
38% Guilty as Sin Moe 1993
30% Toys Old Gen. Zevo 1992
57% Night and the City Al Grossman 1992
10% Passed Away Jack Scanlan 1992
7% Problem Child 2 Big Ben Healy 1991
No Score Yet Judgment Claude Fortier 1990
0% Problem Child Big Ben Healey 1990
14% Everybody Wins Murdoch 1990
No Score Yet Dead Solid Perfect Hubert 'Bad Hair' 1988
53% The Presidio Sgt. Maj. Ross Maclure 1988
No Score Yet Police Story: The Watch Commander Actor 1988
67% September Lloyd 1987
No Score Yet Alice Through the Looking Glass Actor 1987
No Score Yet The Cosmic Eye Rocko 1986
No Score Yet The Aviator Moravia $0.3M 1985
No Score Yet Alice in Wonderland Owl 1985
No Score Yet Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues Mark Twain 1984
0% Crackers Garvey 1984
No Score Yet Robert Kennedy and His Times Actor 1984
No Score Yet Hobson's Choice Actor 1983
90% The Verdict Mickey 1982
No Score Yet Carbon Copy Nelson Longhurst 1981
67% So Fine Jack 1981
No Score Yet Chu Chu and the Philly Flash The Commander 1981
76% The Great Muppet Caper Mike Tarkanian 1981
77% Used Cars Roy L. Fuchs/Luke Fuchs 1980
94% Being There President Bobby 1979
81% ...And Justice for All Judge Francis Rayford 1979
0% Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Harold Meredith 1979
No Score Yet Dreamer Harry 1979
36% The Champ Jackie 1979
69% Death on the Nile Dr. Bessner 1978
89% Heaven Can Wait Max Corkle 1978
17% The White Buffalo Charlie Zane 1977
No Score Yet Raid on Entebbe Mordechai Gur 1977
82% Voyage of the Damned Actor 1976
93% All the President's Men Harry Rosenfeld 1976
59% Shampoo Lester Carr 1975
No Score Yet Billy Two Hats (The Lady and the Outlaw) Sheriff Henry Gifford 1974
100% The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Max 1974
No Score Yet The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing Dawes 1973
No Score Yet Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? Dr. Moses 1971
No Score Yet A Memory of Two Mondays Actor 1971
No Score Yet Man on a String Actor 1971
No Score Yet Summertree Herb 1971
No Score Yet Welcome to the Club Gen. Strapp 1971
No Score Yet The Sporting Club Earl Olive 1971
85% Brian's Song Halas 1970
43% Bye Bye, Braverman Barnet Weinstein 1968
No Score Yet Blindfold General Prat 1965
No Score Yet Mirage Actor 1965
75% The Thin Red Line First Sgt. Welsh 1964
55% Donovan's Reef Dr. William Dedham 1963
No Score Yet Escape from Zahrain Huston 1962
No Score Yet Wake Me When It's Over Captain Dave 'Doc' Farrington 1960
No Score Yet That Kind of Woman George Kelly 1959
No Score Yet The Sound and the Fury Ben Compson 1959
No Score Yet Darby's Rangers MSgt. Saul Rosen / Narrator 1958
100% Run Silent, Run Deep Mueller 1958
100% 12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men) Juror No. 7 1957
No Score Yet The Bachelor Party Eddie Watkins 1957
No Score Yet Edge of the City Charles Malik 1957
92% From Here to Eternity Cpl. Buckley 1953
No Score Yet Red Ball Express Actor 1952
100% You're in the Navy Now Morse 1951
No Score Yet The Man with My Face Walt Davis 1951
No Score Yet The Frogmen Crew Member 1951


No Score Yet NCIS: New Orleans
Alex Stage 2018
67% Norm
Harry 1999
38% Ink
Timothy 1997
No Score Yet The Fugitive
Patton 1967
No Score Yet Bewitched
80% The Twilight Zone
James Corry Mouth McGarry 1960
No Score Yet Bonanza
Mike Wilson 1959


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!