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Jack Kruschen

Highest Rated:   100% Cape Fear (1962)
Lowest Rated:   0% Under the Rainbow (1981)
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Husky, bushy-mustached, frequently unkempt Canadian actor Jack Kruschen appeared steadily on radio from 1938 onward. He began playing small film roles in 1949, often cast as minor villains and braying bullies. He became a cult favorite after playing one of the three earliest victims (the Hispanic one) of the Martian death ray in George Pal's War of the Worlds (1953). His larger film roles included MGM mogul Louis B. Mayer in the Carol Lynley version of Harlow (1965), and the remonstrative physician neighbor of Jack Lemmon in Billy Wilder's The Apartment (1960); the latter assignment copped a "Best Supporting Actor" Oscar nomination for Kruschen. A tireless TV performer, Kruschen has guested in a variety of roles on most of the top video offerings, and was a regular in the 1977 sitcom Busting Loose, playing the father of Adam Arkin. Relatively inactive after 1980, Jack Kruschen made a welcome return in PBS' 1993 adaptation of Arthur Miller's The American Clock.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
5% 'Til There Was You
  • Mr. Katz
1997
No Score Yet Dark Mirror
  • Smithson
1984
No Score Yet Money to Burn
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Devlin Connection
  • Actor
1982
0% Under the Rainbow
  • Louie
1981
No Score Yet The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Judge Thatcher
1981
No Score Yet Sunburn
  • Gela
1979
No Score Yet Time Machine
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Satan's Cheerleaders
  • Billy the Janitor
1977
No Score Yet Guardian of the Wilderness
  • Madden, Surveyor
1977
No Score Yet The Incredible Rocky Mountain Race
  • Mark Twain
1977
25% Freebie and the Bean
  • Red Meyers
$8.8k 1974
0% The $1,000,000 Duck
  • Dr. Gottlieb
1971
14% Caprice
  • Matthew Cutter
1967
No Score Yet The Happening
  • Inspector
1967
No Score Yet Dear Brigitte
  • Dr. Volker
1965
No Score Yet Harlow
  • Louis B. Mayer
1965
75% The Unsinkable Molly Brown
  • Christmas Morgan
1964
67% McLintock!
  • Birnbaum
1963
No Score Yet Convicts 4
  • Resko's Father
1962
100% Cape Fear
  • Attorney Dave Grafton
1962
No Score Yet Follow that Dream
  • Carmine
1962
90% Lover Come Back
  • Dr. Linus Tyler
1961
100% The Ladies' Man
  • Graduation Emcee Professor
1961
88% Where the Boys Are
  • Counter Man
1960
No Score Yet Seven Ways from Sundown
  • Beeker
1960
60% Studs Lonigan
  • Charlie the Greek
1960
94% The Apartment
  • Dr. Dreyfuss
1960
60% The Last Voyage
  • Chief Engineer Pringle
1960
0% The Angry Red Planet
  • CWO Sam Jacobs
1959
No Score Yet The Buccaneer
  • Hans
1958
No Score Yet The Decks Ran Red
  • Alex Cole
1958
No Score Yet Cry Terror!
  • F.B.I. Agent Charles Pope
1958
No Score Yet Fraulein
  • Grischa
1958
No Score Yet Reform School Girl
  • Mr. Horvath
1957
No Score Yet Julie
  • Det. Mace
1956
No Score Yet The Benny Goodman Story
  • 'Murph' Podolsky - riverboat band Mgr.
1956
No Score Yet Soldier of Fortune
  • Austin Stoker
1955
No Score Yet The Night Holds Terror
  • Detective Pope
1955
100% It Should Happen to You
  • Joe
1954
38% The Long, Long Trailer
  • Mechanic
1954
No Score Yet Money from Home
  • Short Boy
1953
No Score Yet A Blueprint for Murder
  • Hal Cole
1953
86% The War of the Worlds
  • Salvatore
1953
33% Abbott and Costello Go to Mars
  • Harry
1953
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation
  • Jacques Amien
1953
No Score Yet Meet Danny Wilson
  • Heckler
1952
No Score Yet Confidence Girl
  • Sgt. Quinn
1952
No Score Yet Comin' Round the Mountain
  • Actor
1951
No Score Yet Gambling House
  • Burly Italian
1951
No Score Yet The Lemon Drop Kid
  • Muscleman
1951
No Score Yet The People Against O'Hara
  • Detective
1951
90% No Way Out
  • Man
1950
No Score Yet Where Danger Lives
  • Casey
1950
80% Young Man With a Horn
  • Cab Driver
1950

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Empty Nest
1988-1995
  • Heshy
  • 1994
No Score Yet Living Single
1993-1998
  • Mort
  • 1994
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
  • Irv
  • 1994
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
1993-1997
  • Capt. Keene
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet Full House
1987-1995
  • Iorgos "Papouli" Katsopolis Iorgos
  • 1994
  • 1990
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
  • Melville
  • 1993
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
  • Doc Logan
  • 1991
No Score Yet Webster
1983-1989
  • Papa Papadapolis
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
  • Doheny's Partner
  • 1987
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
  • Richter
  • 1983
No Score Yet Barney Miller
1975-1982
  • Wittnow Diamond Kamen
  • 1982
  • 1979
  • 1977
  • 1975
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Rudolpho 'The Great' Gambini
  • 1981
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
  • Frank Higgins
  • 1981
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
  • Nicholas Bulgari
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
1978-1982
  • Norman
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
  • Koenig
  • 1975
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
  • Dudek
  • 1973
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
  • Arnold
  • 1973
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
  • McKay Busch
  • 1968
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
  • Giorgio Giorgio Rossi Rossi
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
93% Batman
1966-1968
  • Eivol Ekdal
  • 1966
No Score Yet Zorro
1957-1961
  • Mordante
  • 1958
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
  • 1st Airport Robber
  • 1957
  • 1956
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • Jed
  • 1956
No Score Yet Busting Loose
1978
  • Sam Markowitz

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