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Actor | Chinatown
Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter, is a three-time Academy Award winner and twelve-time nominee. Nicholson is also notable for being one of two actors - the other being Michael Caine - who have received Oscar nomination in every decade from the 1960s through the...
2. Jack Lemmon
Actor | The Apartment
Jack Lemmon was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Mildred Lankford Noel and John Uhler Lemmon, Jr., the president of a doughnut company. His ancestry included Irish (from his paternal grandmother) and English. Jack attended Ward Elementary near his Newton, MA home. At age 9 he was sent to Rivers ...
3. Jack Black
Actor | The School of Rock
Jack Black was born Thomas Jacob Black in Santa Monica, California, to Judith Love (Cohen) and Thomas William Black, both satellite engineers. He is of British-German (father) and Russian Jewish (mother) ancestry. Black attended the University of California at Los Angeles. While at UCLA, he was a ...
Actor | Killing Kennedy
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Jack received his BFA from The Boston Conservatory. Currently staring in the Toronto production of COME FROM AWAY. He began his career on stage in the national tour of the musical CATS. He made his Broadway debut in the original company of JEROME ROBBINS BROADWAY, ...
5. Jack Palance
Actor | City Slickers
Jack Palance often exemplified evil incarnate on film -- portraying some of the most intensely despised villains witnessed in 1950s westerns and melodrama, enhanced by his tall, powerful build, icy voice, and piercing eyes. He received two Best Supporting Actor nominations early in his career, but ...
7. Jack Lowden
Actor | Dunkirk
Rising star Jack Lowden grew up in the Scottish Borders. He graduated from the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2011. He has had enormous success on stage in leading roles, including his performance as Oswald in Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts", for which he won both the Ian Charleson...
Producer | My Fair Lady
With his brothers Harry M. Warner, Albert Warner, and Sam Warner, he founded Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. in 1923. They released the first motion picture with synchronized sound, The Jazz Singer (1927) with Al Jolson. In the 1930s they gave employment to a parade of stars, including Bette Davis, ...
Actor | The Kid
Jackie Coogan was born into a family of vaudevillians where his father was a dancer and his mother had been a child star. On the stage by four, Jackie was touring at the age of five with his family in Los Angeles, California.
While performing on the stage, he was spotted by Charles Chaplin, who then...
10. Jackie Chan
Actor | Ngo si seoi
Hong Kong's cheeky, lovable and best known film star, Jackie Chan endured many years of long, hard work and multiple injuries to establish international success after his start in Hong Kong's manic martial arts cinema industry.
Jackie was born Kong-sang Chan on April 7, 1954, on Hong Kong's famous ...
Actor | Watchmen
Jackie Earle Haley was born on July 14, 1961 in Northridge, California, USA as Jack Earle Haley. He is an actor and director, known for Watchmen (2009), Little Children (2006) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010). He has been married to Amelia Cruz since August 6, 2004. He was previously married to...
12. Jackie Gleason
Actor | The Hustler
Comedian, actor, composer and conductor, educated in New York public schools. He was a master of ceremonies in amateur shows, a carnival barker, daredevil driver and a disc jockey., and later a comedian in night clubs. By the mid-1950s he had turned to writing original music and recording a series ...
13. Jackie Sandler
Actress | Pixels
Jacqueline Samantha Titone was born in 1974 in Coral Springs, Florida, to Lila Titone and Joseph Titone. She began modeling during high school and eventually became nationally, and internationally, known for modeling such clothing for big name companies. Jackie was later introduced into the acting ...
14. Jackie Cruz
Actress | Orange Is the New Black
Jackie Cruz has been singing and acting her whole life, and has entertained thousands with her unique sound, and artistic skills on screen with her roles on Netflix's #1 series, Orange Is the New Black (2013) as Flaca.
At a young age, Jackie has made amazing strides in her career with being named ...
16. Jack Riley
Actor | Spaceballs
Cleveland-born comedy actor Jack Riley switched his career interest from baseball to acting after obtaining a radio job, writing and performing skits while attending John Carroll University. He toured military bases throughout the world in comedy shows after being drafted in the Army in 1958.
18. Jack Albertson
A former song-and-dance man and veteran of vaudeville, burlesque and Broadway, Jack Albertson is best known to audiences as "The Man" in the TV series Chico and the Man (1974), for which he won an Emmy. In 1968 Albertson, the brother of actress Mabel Albertson, won the Oscar for Best Supporting ...
19. Jack Aranson
Actor | Moby Dick
Jack Aranson was born on December 29, 1924 in Los Angeles, California, USA as John David Aronson. He was an actor, known for Moby Dick (1978), Night Gallery (1969) and Murder in Eden (1961). He was married to Mary Rose McMaster. He died on January 3, 2008 in Sleepy Hollow, New York, USA.
21. Jackie Basehart
Actor | Il corsaro nero
Jackie Basehart was born on October 11, 1951 in Santa Monica, California, USA as John Anthony Carmine Michael Basehart. He was an actor, known for The Black Corsair (1976), The Inglorious Bastards (1978) and Tea with Mussolini (1999). He died on May 20, 2015 in Milan, Italy.
22. Jack Baxley
Actor | Song of the Sierras
Jack Baxley was born on July 4, 1884 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Andrew Jackson Baxley. He was an actor, known for Song of the Sierras (1946), The Kid from Gower Gulch (1950) and City of Silent Men (1942). He died on December 10, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
23. Jack Benny
Actor | The Jack Benny Program
The son of a saloon keeper, Jack Benny (born Benny Kubelsky) began to study the violin at the age six, and his "ineptness" at it, would later become his trademark (in reality, he was a very accomplished player). When given the opportunity to play in live theatre professionally, Benny quit school ...
25. Jack Blessing
Jack Blessing was born and raised in suburban Baltimore. He began his professional career as a member of Boston's seminal improvisational company "The Proposition". It was in his last year at "The Proposition" that a Paramount casting director spotted him and put him in the Emmy award- winning ...
26. Jack Buetel
Actor | The Outlaw
Jack Buetel was born on September 5, 1917 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Jack Allender Beutel. He was an actor, known for The Outlaw (1943), Best of the Badmen (1951) and Jesse James' Women (1954). He was married to Joann Jensen, Gloria Jean Bailey, Jill Meredith and Creatha Browning. He died on June 27,...
27. Jackson Burns
Stunts | Powder
Born July 29, 1956 in Poteau, Oklahoma. He is part Native American. Worked on Walker, Texas Ranger; The Con; and Fingerprints. He is the record holder for longest fire drag stunt from a vehicle at 246 feet, Burns was totally engulfed in flames at one point and damaged his Nomex fire suit ; most ...
29. Jack Carter
Actor | History of the World: Part I
Jack Carter was born on June 24, 1922 in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Jack Chakrin. He was an actor and director, known for History of the World: Part I (1981), Amazing Stories (1985) and McCloud (1970). He was married to Roxanne Wander, Paula Stewart and Joan Mann. He ...
31. Jack Cassidy
Actor | The Eiger Sanction
Actor. Jack Cassidy, by his own design, defied mere definition from the day he was born in Richmond Hills, New York in 1927 until his tragic death in 1976. An actor, singer, writer, designer - the consummate showman and irrefutable creative entity - his life never followed a simple path nor did it ...
32. Jack Colvin
Actor | The Incredible Hulk
Jack Colvin was born on October 13, 1934 in Lyndon, Kansas, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Incredible Hulk (1977), Jeremiah Johnson (1972) and Child's Play (1988). He died on December 1, 2005 in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
35. Jack Conway
Director | Viva Villa!
Born Hugh Ryan Conway of Irish ancestry, Jack Conway was one of a team of MGM contract directors (others included Sam Wood and Robert Z. Leonard), who forsook any pretense to a specific individual style in favor of working within the strictures set forth by studio management--as embodied by Irving ...
36. Jackie Cooper
Actor | Superman
Jackie Cooper was born John Cooper in Los Angeles, California, to Mabel Leonard, an Italian-American stage pianist, and John Cooper. Through his mother, he was the nephew of actress Julie Leonard, screenwriter Jack Leonard, and (by marriage) director Norman Taurog. Jackie served with the Navy in ...
37. Jack Creley
Actor | Videodrome
Jack Creley was born on March 6, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Jack Craig Creley. He was an actor, known for Videodrome (1983), Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) and Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987). He was married to David Smith. He died on ...
38. Jack Curtis
Actor | Captain Blood
Jack was born in San Francisco in 1880 in to the well-known Curtis family. Chris Curtis was himself well-known in the financial circles. His uncle William was a lawyer in New York City in the early 1900s. Jack and Lil met on a ship heading to Hong Kong in 1904 and were married sometime in 1904. ...
39. Jack Davis
Actor | The Chop
Jack Finigan Davis was born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1985 to Charles and Shawn Davis. He studied Communications Media at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, graduating with a Bachelors of Science Degree in 2009. It was at IUP Jack enrolled in his first acting class and in 2011 he enrolled at Playhouse ...
41. Jack Donohue
Director | Babes in Toyland
Jack Donohue started as a dancer in the Ziegfeld Follies, continued as a dancer, dance director and dance teacher for tap dance (most prominent pupil: Eleanor Powell) in New York and in London (he starred in the British film Rhythm in the Air (1936) with his wife Tutta Rolf). He began working in ...
42. Jack Donner
Actor | So This Is Love
Widely known and admired as Romulan Subcommander Tal in the original Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), Jack Donner has worked steadily in TV, film and theater since the 1950s. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he did his first professional theater and TV work there before heading for New York ...
43. Jack Dodson
Actor | The Getaway
Jack Dodson was arguably best known for playing "Howard Sprague", the somewhat geeky county clerk on The Andy Griffith Show (1960). This amazingly funny character actor endeared himself to 60s and 70s audiences as the straight-laced "straight man" to the "comic idiot" character "Goober". He brought...
44. Jack Duffy
Actor | It's a Boy Girl Thing
Jack Duffy was born in Montreal, Canada. He began his career as a singer and actor on CBC Radio at age 19. After this he joined a vocal group called the Bob-O-Links that toured America for two years with Tommy Dorsey's orchestra. Jack continued as a solo singer with Dorsey's band until 1950. In ...
45. Jack Elam
Actor | C'era una volta il West
Colorful American character actor equally adept at vicious killers or grizzled sidekicks. As a child he worked in the cotton fields. He attended Santa Monica Junior College in California and subsequently became an accountant and, at one time, manager of the Bel Air Hotel. Elam got his first movie ...
46. Jack Falahee
Actor | How to Get Away with Murder
Jack Falahee was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and graduated New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where he performed in the several stage productions. Since graduation, Falahee appeared in films and television shows, before his breakout role as Connor Walsh in the Shonda ...
47. Jack Farthing
Actor | Poldark
Jack was born in 1985 and grew up in his native London, attending Westminster School and the Hall School, Hampstead, where he got into acting . From Oxford University he went to study acting at LAMDA but left when he was spotted and cast as Benvolio at the Globe Theatre, taking part in other ...
48. Jack Ging
Actor | High Plains Drifter
Jack Ging was born on November 30, 1931 in Alva, Oklahoma, USA as Jack Lee Ging. He is an actor, known for High Plains Drifter (1973), Play Misty for Me (1971) and Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958). He has been married to Sharon Ramona Thompson since September 23, 1978. They have two children. He ...
50. Jack Gilford
Actor | Cocoon
Jack Gilford was born in Brooklyn, New York, as Yankel Gellman. He began his career in the Amateur Nights of the 1930s moving on to nightclubs as an innovative comedian doing satire and pantomime. He was a regular at the Greenwich Village nightspot, Cafe Society and hosted shows featuring Zero ...
52. Jack Griffo
Actor | Alexa & Katie
Jack Davis Griffo is an American actor, musician, singer, and model who starred as the lead antagonist-turned-anti-hero, Max Thunderman, in Nickelodeon's hit show, "The Thundermans". This superhero live action comedy with over 100 episodes was created by three-time Emmy award winning producer and ...
54. Jack Haley
Actor | The Wizard of Oz
Jack Haley was a movie and vaudeville actor who is always remembered as the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz (1939). The Tin Man role was originally was going to Buddy Ebsen, but due to allergic reaction from the aluminum powder makeup, Ebsen was taken out of the casting and Haley replaced him. To avoid...
56. Jack Hanna
Producer | Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Jack Hanna was born on January 2, 1947 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA as John Bushnell Hanna. He is a producer, known for Jack Hanna's Into the Wild (2007), Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown (2011) and Animal Adventures (1992). He has been married to Suzi Hanna since December 20, 1968. They have three ...
57. Jack Hill
Jack Hill grew up around movies--his father was a designer for the Disney studios and Warner Brothers. He went to the University of California to study film, where he was a classmate of Francis Ford Coppola--they worked together on student productions and later both apprenticed with Roger Corman, ...
58. Jack Hogan
Actor | Combat!
Jack Hogan was born and raised in North Carolina and studied architecture at the University of North Carolina. In 1948, bored by college life, he left U.N.C. and spent the next four years in the navy. During this time, he decided to become an actor and once discharged, he enrolled at the Pasadena (...
59. Jack Holt
Actor | San Francisco
Staunch, granite-jawed American leading man of silent and early talkie films, much associated with Westerns. A native of New York City, Holt often claimed to have been born in Winchester, Virginia, where he grew up. The son of an Episcopal minister, he attended Trinity School in Manhattan, then the...
60. Jack Hoxie
Actor | Looking for Trouble
American cowboy star of silent films, Jack Hoxie was raised in the Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) and in Idaho, learning riding and roping at an early age. He became a popular and successful rodeo star, winning national championships. In 1914, after touring the U.S. in a Wild West show, he came to...
62. Jack Ingram
Actor | Who's Guilty?
Jack Ingram was born on November 15, 1902 in Frankfort, Illinois, USA as John Samuel Ingram. He was an actor, known for Who's Guilty? (1945), Federal Operator 99 (1945) and Superman (1948). He was married to Eloise Fullerton. He died on February 20, 1969 in Canoga Park, California, USA.
63. Jack Jacobs
Self | NBC Nightly News
Jack Jacobs was born in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1966, and entered the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant through the ROTC program. He served in Vietnam twice, both times as an advisor to Vietnamese Infantry Battalions, and earned three Bronze Stars, two Silver Stars, ...
Actor | National Velvet
Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins was born on August 29, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jack Bronson Jenkins. He was an actor, known for National Velvet (1944), Summer Holiday (1948) and Boys' Ranch (1946). He was married to Glenda Larue Birmingham. He died on August 14, 2001 in Asheville, North ...
66. Jack Jones
Soundtrack | Goodfellas
Singer Jack Jones had his greatest popularity during the 1960s. He acted in several minor films such as The Comeback (1978) and Juke Box Rhythm (1959).
The son of actors Allan Jones and Irene Hervey has won two Grammys for Best Male Vocal Performance. His hit singles included such classics as 'Wives...
69. Jackée Harry
Actress | 227
Jackée Harry was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and reared from the age of nine in Harlem, New York, by her mother, Flossie. At the tender age of fourteen, Jackée landed the lead role of the King in her school's production of The King and I. Upon graduation from New York City's High School ...
70. Jack Kelly
Actor | Forbidden Planet
Jack Kelly started acting at age two, modeling in soap ads and garnering a lifetime supply of soap for his pay. Jack continued to model until the age of nine when he appeared in his first play with Hope Emerson called "Swing Your Lady". Broadway shows and radio followed until his family moved to ...
73. Jack Kenny
Actor | Northern Code
Jack Kenny was born on November 16, 1886 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as John Kenny. He was an actor, known for Northern Code (1925), Not Quite Decent (1929) and Hidden Loot (1925). He was married to Bryna Davis. He died on May 26, 1964 in Hollywood, California, USA.
74. Jack Kirk
Actor | Zorro's Black Whip
Jack Kirk was born on February 19, 1895 in Nickerson, Kansas, USA as John Asbury Kirkhuff. He is known for his work on Zorro's Black Whip (1944), Trail of Kit Carson (1945) and Code of the Prairie (1944). He was married to Ethel Mason. He died on September 13, 1948 in Ketchikan, Alaska, USA.
75. Jack Klugman
Actor | The Odd Couple
As a film character actor, Klugman was the epitome of the everyman. He was one of the pioneers of television acting in the 1950s, and is best remembered for his 1970s TV work as Oscar Madison on The Odd Couple (1970) and as the medical examiner on Quincy M.E. (1976).
77. Jack Lambert
Actor | The Killers
American character actor specializing in tough guys and heavies. A native of Yonkers, New York. He worked on the Broadway stage and then became an increasingly familiar figure in Westerns and crime dramas, after World War II. Although almost as familiar a presence in films as his contemporaries ...
78. Jack Laird
Producer | Night Gallery
Jack Laird was born on May 8, 1923 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jack Laird Schultheis. He was a producer and writer, known for Night Gallery (1969), Kojak (1973) and Doctors' Hospital (1975). He was married to Cicely Browne and Jeri Emmett. He died on December 3, 1991 in Los Angeles.
79. Jack Larson
Actor | Superman Returns
Jack Edward Larson was born in Los Angeles, California, to Anita (Calicoff) and George E. Larson. He was raised in Pasadena, and attended Pasadena Junior College (by coincidence, exactly as did his Adventures of Superman (1952) co-star George Reeves). He was a contract player at Warner Bros. ...
80. Jack La Rue
Actor | The Fighting Rookie
Discovered on Broadway by director Howard Hawks, La Rue was originally brought to Hollywood to play a gangster in Scarface (1932). He lost that role to George Raft, and similarly was replaced by Humphrey Bogart in the film version of The Petrified Forest (1936). Eventually, he became well-known to ...
82. Jack Lord
Actor | Dr. No
Jack Lord will probably be best remembered as Steve McGarrett in the long running television series Hawaii Five-O (1968), but he was much more than that however. He starred in several movies, directed several episodes of his show, was in several Broadway productions, and was an accomplished artist....
83. Jack Luden
Actor | Pioneer Trail
Jack Luden's story is one of the saddest in Hollywood. He was born as Jacob Benson Luden in Reading, Pennsylvania, with a silver spoon in his mouth; his uncle was the millionaire founder of Luden's Cough Drops and he attended the finest schools on the east coast. But he was restless, possessing an ...
84. Jack Manning
Actor | The Owl and the Pussycat
Jack Manning was born on June 3, 1916 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for The Owl and the Pussycat (1970), The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) and The Six Million Dollar Man (1974). He was married to Frances Ann Smith and Virginia Schuchardt. He died on August 31, 2009 in...
86. Jack Mather
Actor | Death Valley Days
Jack Mather was born on September 21, 1907 in Illinois, USA as John Eugene Mather. He was an actor, known for Death Valley Days (1952), Up in the Air (1940) and My Man Godfrey (1957). He was married to Rosalie Claire Encell. He died on August 15, 1966 in Wauconda, Illinois.
87. Jack McBrayer
Actor | 30 Rock
Best known for his role as NBC page Kenneth Parcell on NBC primetime comedy 30 Rock (2006), Jack McBrayer was born on May 27, 1973 in Macon, Georgia. He studied theater administration at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana, and went on to work at The Second City and IO Theater from ...
90. Jack Mower
Actor | The Radio Detective
Jack Mower was born on September 5, 1890 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as Benjamin Allen Mower. He was an actor and producer, known for The Radio Detective (1926), The Son of Sontag (1925) and Law and Lawless (1932). He was married to Diana Woods Smith and Anna Stachia Houlihan. He died on January 6, ...
92. Jack Mulhall
Actor | The Three Musketeers
Jack Mulhall was born on October 7, 1887 in Wappingers Falls, New York, USA as John Joseph Francis Mulhall. He was an actor and producer, known for The Three Musketeers (1933), Dark Streets (1929) and The Social Buccaneer (1923). He was married to Evelyn Mulhall, Laura Bunton and Bertha Vuillot. He...
93. Jack Mullaney
Actor | Little Big Man
Dark-haired, congenial-looking actor Jack Mullaney was one of those gangly and goofy nice guy types who pervaded innocuous 1950s and '60s film and TV comedy. Born on September 18, 1929 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he usually played the best buddy of the star who seldom got the pretty coed. Jack's ...
94. Jack Murdock
Actor | Rain Man
Jack Murdock during the 1960's and 1970's played in commercials for "Grandpas" discount stores in the Midwest. He was well known and played a "Grandpa" type character complete with overalls, bald head, glasses and a country accent to complete his character. Very successful and well received by the ...
95. Jack Nance
Actor | Eraserhead
Born in Boston of Irish ancestry and raised in Dallas, Jack Nance traveled throughout the country doing children's theater. For eight years, he performed with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Later, he became involved with avant-garde theater. He first met David Lynch in the ...
96. Jack Nelson
Director | Two-Gun Caballero
Jack Nelson was born on October 15, 1882 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as John Claude Nelson. He was an actor and director, known for Two-Gun Caballero (1931), The Rawhide Terror (1934) and A Fighting Heart (1924). He was married to Grace and Stella. He died on November 10, 1948 in North Bay, Ontario,...
98. Jack Oakie
Actor | The Great Dictator
"America's Joyboy," beefy, plump-faced comedian Jack Oakie, was one of the funniest top and second banana jokesters of stage, radio and especially film's "Golden Age." He would accomplish so much despite the fact that he was "functionally deaf" throughout his career and performed primarily with the...
99. Jack O'Halloran
Actor | Superman II
"Irish" Jack O'Halloran was a rated heavyweight boxing contender in the middle '60s & early '70s. The 6'6" native of Runnemede, New Jersey, was considered one of boxing's most promising heavyweight hopefuls after he remained undefeated in his first 16 professional matches. O'Halloran went on to ...