Jack Klugman Biography (1922?-)

Born April 27, 1922 (some sources cite 1925), in Philadelphia, PA; son of Max(a house painter) and Rose (a hat maker) Klugman; married Brett Somers (an actress), 1966 (divorced, 1978); lived with Barbara Neugass, 1974-92; children: David, Adam Somers (a writer and director). Addresses: Contact: S. Klein Associates, 20300 Ventura Blvd., Suite 215, Woodland Hills, CA 91364-2497.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
April 27, 1922?
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Jim Hanson, The Greatest Gift, NBC, 1954
  • Alan Harris, Harris against the World (also known as 95 BristolCourt: Harris against the World), NBC, 1964-1965
  • Oscar Trevor Madison, The Odd Couple, ABC, 1970-1975
  • Title role, Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E.), NBC, 1976-1983
  • Henry Willows, You Again?, NBC, 1986-1987
  • Movies
  • Ben Welcome, Fame Is the Name of the Game, NBC, 1966
  • Burnett J. Emerson, Poor Devil, ABC, 1973
  • Sheriff Tremaine, The Underground Man, NBC, 1974
  • Inspector Murray Levine, One of My Wives Is Missing, ABC, 1976
  • Oscar Madison, The Odd Couple: Together Again (also known as The Odd Couple: One More Time), CBS, 1993
  • Senator Robert Ferguson, Parallel Lives, Showtime, 1994
  • Mr. Stein, The Twilight of the Golds, Showtime, 1996
  • Specials
  • Gangster, "Kiss Me Kate," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1958
  • The Million Dollar Incident, CBS, 1961
  • The Shape of Things, CBS, 1973
  • Circus of the Stars #2, CBS, 1977
  • Lucy Moves to NBC, NBC, 1980
  • Famous Lives, 1983
  • NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 1986
  • "Broadway Sings: The Music of Jule Styne," Great Performances, PBS, 1987
  • Packy Rowe, Packy, syndicated, 1987
  • Bob Hope: The First 90 Years, NBC, 1993
  • Presenter, The 48th Annual Tony Awards, 1994
  • Max, Shining Time Station Family Special: Second Chances, PBS, 1995
  • Interviewee, "Rod Serling: Submitted for Your Approval," American Masters, PBS, 1995
  • Episodic
  • Rocky King, Inside Detective, The DuMont Network, 1954
  • "Good for You," United States Steel Hour, ABC, 1954
  • "Two," United States Steel Hour, ABC, 1954
  • "Presento," United States Steel Hour, ABC, 1954
  • "The Missing Men," Studio One, CBS, 1955
  • "The Petrified Forest," Producers Showcase, NBC, 1955
  • "Comic Book Murder," Big Town, NBC, 1955
  • "Case of the Betrayed Artist," Treasury Men in Action, ABC, 1955
  • "A Terrible Day," Studio One, CBS, 1955
  • "Two Times Two," Kraft Theatre, NBC, 1955
  • "The Pirate's House," Appointment with Adventure, CBS, 1955
  • "The Expendable House," Goodyear Playhouse, NBC, 1955
  • "Number Four with Flowers," Kraft Theatre, NBC, 1955
  • "Saturday Visit," Armstrong Circle Theatre, NBC, 1955
  • "The Mechanical Heart," Philco Television Playhouse, NBC, 1955
  • "Rise Up and Walk," Philco Television Playhouse, NBC, 1956
  • "The Third Ear," Armstrong Circle Theatre, NBC, 1956
  • "Funny Heart," United States Steel Hour, CBS, 1956
  • "The Ninth Hour," Kraft Television Theatre, NBC, 1956
  • "Mrs. Gilling and the Skyscraper," Alcoa Hour, NBC, 1957
  • George Benedict, "The Mail Order Prophet," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS, 1957
  • "Diary for Death," Suspicion, NBC, 1957
  • "The Thundering Wave," Playhouse 90, CBS, 1957
  • "The Dark Stairway," Suspicion, NBC, 1957
  • "Death Comes in a Small Package: File Number 37," The Walter WinchellFile, ABC, 1958
  • Earl Ticks, "Buffalo Man," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1958
  • "The Lonely Stage," Studio One, CBS, 1958
  • "Protege," Suspicion, NBC, 1958
  • "Young and Scared," General Electric Theatre, CBS, 1958
  • The Investigator, NBC, 1958
  • "The Man Who Asked for a Funeral," Studio One, CBS, 1958
  • "Night Cry," Kraft Television Theatre, NBC, 1958
  • "The Time of Your Life," Playhouse 90, CBS, 1958
  • "The Velvet Alley," Playhouse 90, CBS, 1959
  • "The Shield," Naked City, ABC, 1959
  • "One Loud Clear Voice," Sunday Showcase, NBC, 1960
  • Joey Crown, "A Passage for Trumpet," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1960
  • "The Well-Dressed Termite" Naked City, ABC, 1961
  • Gramaglia, "Quality of Mercy," The Defenders, CBS, 1961
  • Dutch Kleberg, "Pier 60," Target: The Corruptors, ABC, 1961
  • Jesse Cardiff, "A Game of Pool," The Twilight Zone, ABC, 1961
  • "Die Laughing," Straightaway, ABC, 1961
  • "The Tragic Success of Alfred Tiloff," Naked City, ABC, 1961
  • Morton Halas, "Loophole," The Untouchables, ABC, 1961
  • "The Search," The Defenders, CBS, 1962
  • Greg Paulson, "Chase the Dragon," Target: The Corruptors, ABC, 1962
  • Dr. Philip Walton, "Give My Hands an Epitaph," Ben Casey, ABC, 1962
  • "Let Me Die before I Wake," Naked City, ABC, 1962
  • "All the Dead Faces," The New Breed, ABC, 1962
  • "Woman of Leisure," Cain's Hundred, NBC, 1962
  • "King Stanislaus and the Knights of the Round Table," Naked City,ABC, 1962
  • Ross, "Death Ship," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1963
  • Solly Girsch, "An Eye for an Eye," The Untouchables, ABC, 1963
  • "Stop the Parade, A Baby Is Crying!" Naked City, ABC, 1963
  • Max Phillips, "In Praise of Pip," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1963
  • "The Quality of Justice," Arrest and Trial, ABC, 1963
  • Buck Harmon, "Terror at High Point," The Fugitive, ABC, 1963
  • "The Prisoner," Insight, syndicated, 1964
  • Charles Mayhew, "Roar from the Mountain," The Virginian, NBC, 1964
  • Joseph Larch, "Blacklist," The Defenders, CBS, 1964
  • "The Night Rider," The Great Adventure, CBS, 1964
  • "The Threatening Eye," Kraft Suspense Theatre, NBC, 1964
  • "A Crash of Symbols," Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre, NBC, 1964
  • Gus Hendricks, "Everybody Gets Hit in the Mouth Sometime," The Fugitive, ABC, 1965
  • "Won't It Ever Be Morning?" Kraft Suspense Theatre, NBC, 1965
  • "A Slave Is on the Throne," Ben Casey, ABC, 1965
  • "Image in a Cracked Mirror," The F.B.I., ABC, 1965
  • "A Time of Flight," Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre, NBC, 1966
  • Gus Manners, "Banker's Hours," Garrison's Gorillas, ABC, 1967
  • "Swingers Only," The Name of the Game, NBC, 1969
  • Edward Hanrahan, "The Runner," Then Came Bronson, NBC, 1969
  • "Blind Man's Bluff," The Name of the Game, NBC, 1969
  • "The Diamond Millstone," The F.B.I., ABC, 1970
  • Leland Rogers, "Dark Is the Rainbow, Loud Is the Silence," The Bold Ones (also known as The Bold Ones: The New Doctors), NBC, 1970
  • "The Time Is Now," The Name of the Game, NBC, 1970
  • "Love and the Big Game," Love, American Style, ABC, 1971
  • "The Rebirth of Packy Rowe," Insight, syndicated, 1978
  • "There'll Be Some Changes Made: Parts 1 & 2," The Love Boat, ABC, 1985
  • Family Edition, The Family Channel, 1992
  • Dr. Jeff Everden, "Physician, Murder Thyself," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1996
  • Detective Harry Trumble, "Voices Carry," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1999
  • Jack, "An Odd Couple of Days," Brother's Keeper, ABC, 1999
  • Joe Walker, "Glitch," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 2000
  • Stan, "Run of the Mill," Third Watch, NBC, 2000
  • Appeared as Blinky Madison in "Our Fathers," an episode of The Odd Couple, ABC; also appeared in episodes of Captain Video, Dumont/syndicated, Hollywood Screen Test, and Tom Corbett, Space Cadet.
  • Miniseries
  • Captain Bunsby, Around the World in 80 Days, NBC, 1989
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • Directed episodes of Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E.), NBC.
  • Film Appearances
  • Apache Gold (also known as Grubstake), 1952
  • Frankie Page, Timetable, United Artists, 1956
  • Fifth juror, Twelve Angry Men, United Artists, 1957
  • Vince, a thug, Cry Terror!, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1958
  • The Scarface Mob, Cari, 1962
  • Jim Hungerford, Days of Wine and Roses, Warner Bros., 1963
  • Joe Hyman, Act One, Warner Bros., 1963
  • George Kogan, I Could Go on Singing, United Artists, 1963
  • Lieutenant Bonner, The Yellow Canary, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1963
  • Phil, Hail, Mafia (also known as Da New York: La mafia uccide and Je vous salue mafia), Goldstone, 1965
  • Dave Schoenstein, The Detective, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968
  • Harry Kifka, The Split, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1968
  • Ben Patimkin, Goodbye, Columbus, Paramount, 1969
  • Barney, Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow? (also known as Barney), Transvue, 1971
  • Stu Sandman, Two Minute Warning, Universal, 1976
  • Jemi, Dear God, Paramount, 1996
  • Stage Appearances
  • (New York debut) Stevedore, Equity Library Theatre, 1949
  • Saint Joan, New York City production, 1949
  • Bury the Dead, New York City production, 1950
  • (Broadway debut) Frank Bonaparte, Golden Boy, American National Theatre and Academy Theatre, New York City, 1952
  • Citizen/Volscian Servant, Coriolanus, Phoenix Theatre, New York City, 1954
  • Carmen, A Very Special Baby, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1956
  • Herbie, Gypsy, Broadway production, 1959
  • Caesario Grimaldi, Tchin-Tchin, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1963
  • (London debut) Oscar Madison, The Odd Couple, Queen's Theatre, 1966
  • Horse Johnson, The Sudden and Accidental Re-Education of Horse Johnson, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1968
  • Oscar Madison, The Odd Couple, Maddox Hall, Atlanta, GA, 1972, then Houston, TX, 1973, later Plymouth Theatre, 1977, and in Melbourne, Australia, 1984
  • Lyndon B. Johnson, Lyndon (solo show), John F. Kennedy Center forthe Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 1984
  • Nat, I'm Not Rapaport, Broadway production, 1987
  • Oscar Madison, The Odd Couple, Belasco Theatre, 1991
  • Patsy, Three Men on a Horse, National Actors Theatre, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1993
  • Willie Clark, The Sunshine Boys, National Actors Theatre, CoconutGrove Playhouse, Miami, FL, then Lyceum Theatre, both 1997
  • Willy Loman, Death of a Salesman, Falcon Theatre, Burbank, CA, 1998
  • Major Tours
  • Dowdy (later as Doc), Mister Roberts, U.S. cities, 1950-1951
  • Oscar Madison, The Odd Couple, U.S. cities, 1974, and U.S. and Canadian cities, 1975
  • Lyndon B. Johnson, Lyndon (solo show), East Coast cities, 1984
  • Also toured in Tribute, California cities.
  • Stage Director
  • Asphalt, Los Angeles, 1995
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Don Rickles: Buy This Tape You Hockey Puck, 1975
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Episodes
  • Wrote scripts for Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E.), NBC.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Daily News (New York), September 26, 1976
    • New York Newsday, May 22, 1977, p. 3
    • New York Times, July 17, 1987; April 23, 1993
    • TV Guide, February 6, 1971, p. 26; June 28, 1986, p. 16; January 8, 2000, p. 8
    • Washington Post, July 9, 1978

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