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Jack Warden

Jack Warden was an American television and film character actor, born John Warden Lebzelter in Newark, New Jersey. He was twice nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Shampoo (1975) and Heaven Can Wait (1978). He also received a BAFTA nomination for the former movie and won an Emmy for his performance in Brian's Song (1971).   Expelled from high school for fighting, Warden eventually fought as a professional boxer under the name Johnny Costello winning 13 welterweight bouts to little financial success.   Warden worked a number of odd jobs before joining the United States military in 1938, rotating through numerous branches of the US armed forces, finishing his career as a Master Sergeant with the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division.   Following his military service, Warden studied theatre, performing on stage for five years, before making his television debut in 1948 on The Philco Television Playhouse and Studio One.  He earned his first credited film role with The Man with My Face in 1952, just prior to his breakout performance as Juror No. 7 in 12 Angry Men. Warden continued to appear in many television series and films over the years. He received a supporting actor Emmy Award for his performance as Chicago Bears coach George Halas in the television movie Brian's Song, and was twice nominated for his starring role in the 1980s comedy/drama series, Crazy Like a Fox. Appearing in more than one hundred movies, Wardon typically played gruff cops, sports coaches, trusted friends or similar roles over his six decade career.  His final film was The Replacements in 2000, after which he suffered from declining health and retired from acting before passing of heart and kidney failure in a New York hospital at the age of 85.  

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Sep 18, 1920 In Newark, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Pelicula Equipo a la fuerza 2000-08-07
Known For
Poster of Still Crazy Like A Fox
Poster of Jigsaw John
Poster of They Only Come Out at Night
Poster of Center Stage
Pelicula Equipo a la fuerza Edward O'Neil 2000-08-07
Series The Norm Show Unknown 1999-03-24
Pelicula A Dog Of Flanders Jehan 1999-08-27
Pelicula Chairman of the Board Armand McMillan 1998-03-13
Pelicula Trabajo sucio 'Pops' McKenna 1998-06-12
Pelicula Bulworth Eddie Davers 1998-05-15
Pelicula La isla de Bird Street Boruch 1997-10-23
Pelicula Ed Chubb 1996-03-15
Series Ink Unknown 1996-10-21
Pelicula Cosas que hacer en Denver cuando estás muerto Joe Heff 1995-12-01
Pelicula Este chico es un demonio 3 Big Ben 1995-05-13
Pelicula Mientras dormías Saul 1995-04-21
Pelicula Poderosa Afrodita Tiresias 1995-09-13
Pelicula Balas sobre Broadway Julian Marx 1994-10-14
Pelicula El abogado del diablo Moe 1993-06-04
Pelicula Hasta que tu muerte nos una Jack Scanlan 1992-04-24
Pelicula La noche y la ciudad Al Grossman 1992-10-11
Pelicula Toys: fabricando ilusiones Old General Zevo 1992-12-18
Pelicula Este chico es un demonio 2 'Big' Ben Healy 1991-07-03
Pelicula Este chico es un demonio Big Ben 1990-07-27
Pelicula Todo el mundo gana Judge Harry Murdoch 1990-01-19
Pelicula Judgment Claude Fortier 1990-10-13
Series Knight & Daye Hank Knight 1989-07-08
Pelicula Más fuerte que el odio Sgt. Maj. Ross Maclure 1988-06-10
Pelicula Dead Solid Perfect Hubert 'Bad Hair' Wimberly 1988-12-18
Pelicula Septiembre Lloyd 1987-01-01
Pelicula Still Crazy Like A Fox Harry Fox 1987-04-05
Pelicula The Cosmic Eye Rocko (voice) 1986-06-06
Pelicula El aviador Moravia 1985-03-01
Series Robert Kennedy & His Times Joseph Kennedy Sr. 1985-01-27
Series Anno Domini Nerva 1985-03-31
Pelicula Alicia en el país de las maravillas Owl 1985-12-09
Series Alice in Wonderland 1985-12-09
Pelicula Crackers Garvey 1984-02-17
Series Crazy like a Fox Unknown 1984-12-30
Pelicula Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues Mark Twain 1984-04-23
Pelicula Veredicto final Mickey Morrissey 1982-12-08
Pelicula El gran golpe de los Teleñecos Mike Tarkenian 1981-06-26
Pelicula Llámame Mr. Charly Nelson Longhurst 1981-08-06
Pelicula Chu Chu and the Philly Flash The Commander 1981-08-28
Pelicula So Fine Jack 1981-09-25
Pelicula Frenos rotos, coches locos Roy L. Fuchs / Luke Fuchs 1980-07-11
Pelicula Dreamer Harry 1979-04-27
Series The Bad News Bears Morris Buttermaker 1979-03-24
Pelicula Más allá del Poseidón Harold Meredith 1979-05-18
Pelicula Bienvenido Mr. Chance President 'Bobby' 1979-12-19
Pelicula Topper Cosmo Topper 1979-11-09
Pelicula Justicia para todos Judge Francis Rayford 1979-10-19
Pelicula Campeón Jackie 1979-07-10
Pelicula Death on the Nile: Making of Featurette Dr. Ludwig Bessner 1978-01-01
Pelicula El cielo puede esperar Max Corkle 1978-06-28
Pelicula Muerte en el Nilo Dr. Ludwig Bessner 1978-10-06
Pelicula El desafío del búfalo blanco Charlie Zane 1977-05-01
Pelicula Brigada antisecuestro Lt. Gen. Mordechai Gur 1976-01-01
Series Jigsaw John John St. John 1976-02-02
Pelicula Todos los hombres del presidente Harry M. Rosenfeld 1976-04-04
Pelicula Shampoo Lester 1975-03-13
Pelicula They Only Come Out at Night John "Jigsaw" St. John 1975-04-29
Pelicula Billy Dos Sombreros Sheriff Henry Gifford 1974-03-07
Pelicula The Godchild Sgt. Dobbs 1974-11-27
Pelicula El aprendizaje de Duddy Kravitz Max 1974-04-11
Pelicula The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing Dawes 1973-06-28
Pelicula Man On A String Jake Moniker 1972-02-17
Pelicula Lieutenant Schuster's Wife Capt. Patrick Lonergan 1972-10-12
Pelicula Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? Dr. Solomon F. Moses 1971-06-15
Pelicula The Sporting Club Earl Olive 1971-02-28
Pelicula Summertree Herb 1971-06-06
Pelicula The Face of Fear Lieutenant George Coy 1971-10-08
Pelicula Brian's Song Coach George Halas 1971-11-30
Pelicula What's a Nice Girl Like You...? Lieutenant Joe Burton 1971-12-18
Pelicula Bye Bye Braverman Barnet Weinstein 1968-02-21
Series N.Y.P.D. 1967-09-05
Pelicula Misión secreta General George Pratt 1965-12-22
Series The Wackiest Ship in the Army Major Simon Butcher 1965-09-19
Series Embrujada Unknown 1964-09-17
Pelicula El ataque duro siete dias First Sgt. Welsh 1964-05-02
Series Slattery's People Unknown 1964-09-21
Pelicula La taberna del irlandés Dr. William Dedham 1963-06-12
Series Breaking Point Unknown 1963-09-16
Series El fugitivo Unknown 1963-09-17
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Series The Great Adventure Unknown 1963-09-27
Pelicula Fuga de Zahrain Huston 1962-05-23
Series El virginiano Unknown 1962-09-19
Series Going My Way Unknown 1962-10-03
Pelicula Flashing Spikes Comissioner 1962-10-04
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Pelicula The Lawbreakers Matthew Gower 1961-08-15
Series Target: The Corruptors! Unknown 1961-09-29
Series The Asphalt Jungle 1961-04-02
Series Bus Stop Unknown 1961-10-01
Series Alcoa Premiere Unknown 1961-10-10
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Pelicula Wake Me When It's Over Captain Dave 'Doc' Farrington 1960-06-10
Series Checkmate Unknown 1960-09-17
Series Stagecoach West Unknown 1960-10-04
Series Outlaws Unknown 1960-09-26
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Pelicula That Kind of Woman George Kelly 1959-09-11
Pelicula El ruido y la furia Ben Compson 1959-03-27
Series La dimensión desconocida James A. Corry 1959-10-02
Series Five Fingers Unknown 1959-10-04
Pelicula Los jóvenes invasores MSgt. Saul Rosen / Narrator 1958-02-12
Pelicula Torpedo Yeoman 1st Class Mueller 1958-03-27
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Series Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Unknown 1958-10-06
Pelicula La noche de los maridos Eddie Watkins 1957-04-09
Pelicula 12 hombres sin piedad Juror 7 1957-03-25
Pelicula Donde la ciudad termina Charles Malik 1957-08-02
Series Suspicion Unknown 1957-09-30
Series The Kaiser Aluminum Hour Unknown 1956-07-03
Series Norby Bobo 1955-01-05
Series The Alcoa Hour Unknown 1955-10-16
Series Justice Unknown 1954-04-08
Series Inner Sanctum Unknown 1954-01-09
Series Center Stage Unknown 1954-06-01
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Series Producers' Showcase Unknown 1954-10-18
Series The Man Behind the Badge Unknown 1953-10-11
Pelicula De aquí a la eternidad Cpl. Buckley 1953-08-28
Series The United States Steel Hour Unknown 1953-10-27
Series The Campbell Playhouse Unknown 1952-06-06
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Pelicula Esto es la Marina Tommy Morse 1951-02-23
Pelicula The Man with My Face Walt Davis 1951-06-14
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series Tales of Tomorrow Unknown 1951-08-03
Series Danger Unknown 1950-09-26
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Series The Philco Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03