Dean Jagger

Actor, Teacher
Stern looking, bald veteran lead and character actor with aristocratic features. After appearing in vaudeville and with touring stock companies in the 1920s, Jagger made his screen debut in "Woman from Hell" (1929) and ... Read more »
Born: 11/07/1903 in Lima, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (73)

The Paddy Lincoln Gang 2014 (Movie)

Rob McAlister (Actor)

Evil Town 1986 (Movie)

Dr Schaeffer (Actor)

Haywire 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Alligator 1979 (Movie)

Tycoon Slade (Actor)

Game of Death 1978 (Movie)

Dr Land (Actor)

End of the World 1976 (Movie)

Ray Collins (Actor)

So Sad About Gloria 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Great Lester Boggs 1974 (Movie)

Grandather Vandiver (Actor)

The Hanged Man 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Stranger 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Delphi Bureau 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Truman Capote's "The Glass House" 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Matt Lincoln 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Vanishing Point 1971 (Movie)

Prospector (Actor)

The Kremlin Letter 1970 (Movie)

Highwayman (Actor)

Smith 1969 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Tiger By the Tail 1969 (Movie)

Top Polk (Actor)

Firecreek 1968 (Movie)

Whittier (Actor)

Day of the Evil Gun 1967 (Movie)

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First to Fight 1966 (Movie)

Lt Col Baseman (Actor)

Mr. Novak 1963 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Billy Rose's Jumbo 1961 (Movie)

John Noble (Actor)

Parrish 1961 (Movie)

Sala Post (Actor)

The Honeymoon Machine 1961 (Movie)

Admiral Fitch (Actor)

Cash McCall 1960 (Movie)

Grant Austen (Actor)

Elmer Gantry 1960 (Movie)

William L Morgan (Actor)

King Creole 1958 (Movie)

Mr Fisher (Actor)

Proud Rebel 1958 (Movie)

Harry Burleigh (Actor)

The Nun's Story 1958 (Movie)

Dr Van Der Mal (Actor)

Bernardine 1957 (Movie)

J Fullerton Weldy (Actor)

Forty Guns 1957 (Movie)

Ned Logan (Actor)

The Great Man 1957 (Movie)

Philip Carleton (Actor)

Three Brave Men 1956 (Movie)

Rogers (Actor)

The Eternal Sea 1955 (Movie)

Vice Admiral Thomas Semple (Actor)

Bad Day at Black Rock 1954 (Movie)

Tim Horn (Actor)

Executive Suite 1954 (Movie)

Jesse Q Grimm (Actor)

Private Hell 36 1954 (Movie)

Captain Michaels (Actor)

White Christmas 1954 (Movie)

General Tom Waverly (Actor)

Gulf Playhouse 1952 - 1953 (TV Show)

Actor

Twelve O'Clock High 1949 (Movie)

Major Stovall (Actor)

Pursued 1947 (Movie)

Grant (Actor)

Brigham Young (Movie)

Brigham Young (Actor)

C-Man (Movie)

Cliff Holden (Actor)

College Rhythm (Movie)

Coach (Actor)

Dangerous Number (Movie)

Dillman (Actor)

Exiled to Shanghai (Movie)

Fred Sears (Actor)

Gideon's Trumpet (TV Show)

Actor

Having Wonderful Time (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

I Escaped from the Gestapo (Movie)

Lane (Actor)

Incident in San Francisco (TV Show)

Actor

It Grows on Trees (Movie)

Phil Baxter (Actor)

It's a Dog's Life (Movie)

Mr. Wyndham (Actor)

My Son, John (Movie)

Dan Jefferson (Actor)

People Will Talk (Movie)

Bill Trask (Actor)

Remember (Movie)

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Revolt of the Zombies (Movie)

Armand Louque (Actor)

Sister Kenny (Movie)

Kevin Connors (Actor)

The Brotherhood of the Bell (TV Show)

Actor

The Lonely Profession (TV Show)

Actor

The Men in Her Life (Movie)

David Gibson (Actor)

The North Star (Movie)

Rodion (Actor)

The Robe (Movie)

Justus (Actor)

The Stranger (Movie)

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Under Cover of Night (Movie)

Alan (Actor)

Valley of the Sun (Movie)

Jim Sawyer (Actor)

Wanderer of the Wasteland (Movie)

Adam Larey (Actor)

Western Union (Movie)

Edward Creighton (Actor)

Whoopee! (Movie)

Deputy (Actor)

Wings in the Dark (Movie)

Tops Harmon (Actor)

Woman Trap (Movie)

"Honey" Hogan (Actor)

You Belong To Me (Movie)

Instructor (Actor)

Biography

Stern looking, bald veteran lead and character actor with aristocratic features. After appearing in vaudeville and with touring stock companies in the 1920s, Jagger made his screen debut in "Woman from Hell" (1929) and played minor roles until he returned to the Broadway stage in the mid-1930s. Starring in the title role of "Brigham Young, Frontiersman" (1940), he revitalized his film career and soon was cast in a number of strong leading roles. Jagger never became a star, but he did play prominent supporting roles for years to come, notably his Oscar-winning performance as Gregory Peck's sturdy adjunct in the excellent war drama, "Twelve O'Clock High" (1949). In the 1960s Jagger played the high school principal on the TV series, "Mr. Novak" (1963-65).

Relationships

Diane Pearson

Daughter

Etta Jagger

Wife
third wife

EDUCATION

Lyceum Arts Conservatory

Chicago , Illinois

Wabash College

Crawfordsville , Indiana

Milestones

1940

First starring role, "Brigham Young, Frontiersman"

1929

Screen debut in "Woman from Hell"

Began career in vaudeville and touring stock company in Detroit

Taught all eight grades in an elementary school before giving up teaching for an acting career

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