John Schuck

John Schuck

  • Highest Rated: 90% Thieves Like Us (1974)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Second Sight (1989)
  • Birthday: Feb 4, 1940
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • One was always reminded of a startled chipmunk when viewing the work of American actor John Schuck. After theatre and improv-comedy work, Schuck was cast as Painless Pole in the irreverent Robert Altman comedy M*A*S*H (1970). Midway through the film, Schuck's character contemplates killing himself, which segues into the film's famous "Last Supper" sequence and a full rendition of the M*A*S*H theme song Suicide is Painless. Schuck appeared in a few other Altman projects, then in 1971 was hired for the role of Sgt. Charles Enright on the TV series McMillan and Wife. Enright's function was to keep the plot wheels turning while stars Rock Hudson and Susan St. James battled for the best camera angles. Schuck left McMillan and Wife in 1975 to play a robot cop (that's what we said) in the short-lived Holmes and Yoyo. Later, equally brief TV series assignments of John Schuck included Turnabout (1979) and The New Odd Couple (1982); there was also a more widely seen performance as Ordell in the groundbreaking miniseries Roots (1977).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet All Light Will End Psychiatrist 2018
53% Closer To God Sydney 2015
46% The Curse of the Jade Scorpion Mize $6.8M 2001
No Score Yet The Trial of Old Drum Uncle Lon 2000
No Score Yet Project: ALF Gen. Stone 1996
38% Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight Sheriff Tupper 1995
No Score Yet Holy Matrimony Markowski 1994
No Score Yet Pontiac Moon Officer 1994
No Score Yet Four Eyes and Six-Guns Charlie Winniger 1993
No Score Yet Till Death Us Do Part William Lang 1992
81% Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country Klingon Ambassador 1991
63% Dick Tracy Reporter 1990
0% Second Sight Manoogian 1989
No Score Yet My Mom's a Werewolf Howard Shaber 1988
17% The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking Capt. Efraim Longstocking 1988
50% Outrageous Fortune Atkins 1987
85% Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home Klingon Ambassador 1986
No Score Yet Finders Keepers Police chief Norris 1984
No Score Yet Earthbound Sheriff 1981
No Score Yet Halloween That Almost Wasn't Frankenstein 1979
No Score Yet Just You and Me, Kid Stan 1979
40% Butch and Sundance: The Early Days Kid Curry / Harvey Logan 1979
90% Thieves Like Us Chicamaw 1974
No Score Yet Blade Reardon 1973
40% Hammersmith Is Out Henry Joe 1972
88% McCabe & Mrs. Miller Smalley 1971
84% Brewster McCloud Policeman Johnson 1971
85% M*A*S*H Painless Pole 1970
No Score Yet The Moonshine War E. J. Royce 1970

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Zeke and Luther
2009-2012
Carl
  • 2010
50% Star Trek: Enterprise
2001-2005
Antaak
  • 2005
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Chief of Detectives
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Stefan Havel
  • 2001
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
Draal
  • 1996
  • 1995
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Carl Wuthrich
  • 1995
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Legate Parn
  • 1994
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
Henderson
  • 1987
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
Guest
  • 1987
No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes
1978-1986
Carl
  • 1986
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Captain Chief Drock
  • 1986
  • 1984
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
Andy Wegener
  • 1984
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Archie Baldwin
  • 1972
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Tom Brennan
  • 1971
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Lt. Jocaro
  • 1970
No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970-1977
Frank
  • 1970
86% Roots
1977
Ordell

QUOTES FROM John Schuck CHARACTERS

Federation Council President
Admiral Kirk has been charged with 9 violations of Starfleet regulations.
Klingon Ambassador
Starfleet regulations that's outrageous! Remember this well: there shall be no peace - as long as Kirk lives.
Sarek
Your vessel did destroy USS Grisom? Your men did kill Kirk's son? Do you deny these events?
Klingon Ambassador
We deny nothing. We have the right to preserve our race!
Sarek
You have the right to commit murder?
Klingon Ambassador
Vulcans are well known as the intellectual puppets of this Federation.