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John Schuck

Highest Rated:   89% Thieves Like Us (1974)
Lowest Rated:   0% Second Sight (1989)
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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
50% Closer To God
  • Sydney
2015
45% 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
35% 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
84% Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country
  • Klingon Ambassador
1991
64% 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 Halloween That Almost Wasn't
  • Frankenstein
1979
No Score Yet Just You and Me, Kid
  • Stan
1979
89% Thieves Like Us
  • Chicamaw
1974
No Score Yet Blade
  • Reardon
1973
No Score Yet Butch and Sundance: The Early Days
  • Kid Curry / Harvey Logan
1972
40% Hammersmith Is Out
  • Henry Joe
1972
89% McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  • Smalley
1971
83% Brewster McCloud
  • Policeman Johnson
1971
87% M*A*S*H
  • Painless Pole
1970
No Score Yet The Moonshine War
  • E. J. Royce
1970

Quotes from John Schuck's Characters