Jack Albertson

Actor, Vaudevillian
An incredibly prolific, talented and frequently underappreciated actor, Jack Albertson was one of the most accomplished performers of his generation. Emerging from the vaudeville circuit and bawdy burlesque shows of New ... Read more »
Born: 06/16/1907 in Malden, Massachusetts, USA


Actor (65)

Grandpa, Will You Run With Me? 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)


Dead and Buried 1982 (Movie)

G William Dobbs (Actor)

Charlie and the Great Balloon Race 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)


The Fox and the Hound 1981 (Movie)

of Amos Slade (Voice)

Elvis Remembered: Nashville to Hollywood 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)


Uptown 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)


Valentine 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)


Grandpa Goes to Washington 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)


Chico and the Man 1973 - 1978 (TV Show)


The First 50 Years 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)


The Oath: the Sad and Lonely Sundays 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)


The Paul Lynde Comedy Hour 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)


Mitzi and a Hundred Guys 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)


Doctor Simon Locke 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)


The Poseidon Adventure 1972 (Movie)

Manny Rosen (Actor)

Pickup on 101 1971 (Movie)

Obediah Bradley (Actor)

Squeeze a Flower 1971 (Movie)


The Late Liz 1971 (Movie)

Reverend Rogers (Actor)

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 1971 (Movie)

Grandpa Joe (Actor)

Rabbit, Run 1970 (Movie)

Tothero (Actor)

The Monk 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)


Justine 1969 (Movie)

Cohen (Actor)

The Subject Was Roses 1968 (Movie)

John Cleary (Actor)

Hey, Landlord 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)


How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life 1967 (Movie)

Mr. Slotkin (Actor)

The Flim-Flam Man 1967 (Movie)

Mr Packard (Actor)

Mr. Ed 1960 - 1966 (TV Show)


How to Murder Your Wife 1965 (Movie)

Dr Bentley (Actor)

Kissin' Cousins 1964 (Movie)

Capt Robert Salbo (Actor)

Roustabout 1964 (Movie)

Lou (Actor)

A Tiger Walks 1963 (Movie)

Sam Grant (Actor)

Days of Wine and Roses 1962 (Movie)

Trayner (Actor)

Period of Adjustment 1962 (Movie)

Desk Sergeant (Actor)

Son of Flubber 1962 (Movie)

Mr Barley (Actor)

Who's Got the Action? 1962 (Movie)

Officer Hedges (Actor)

Convicts Four 1961 (Movie)

Art Teacher (Actor)

Man-Trap 1961 (Movie)


The George Raft Story 1961 (Movie)

Milton (Actor)

Alcoa/Goodyear Theater 1958 - 1960 (TV Show)


Lover Come Back 1960 (Movie)

Fred (Actor)

Never Steal Anything Small 1959 (Movie)

Sleep-Out Charlie (Actor)

The Thin Man 1957 - 1959 (TV Show)


Teacher's Pet 1958 (Movie)

Guide (Actor)

The Star Maker 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)


Don't Go Near the Water 1957 (Movie)

Representative George Jansen (Actor)

Man of a Thousand Faces 1957 (Movie)

Dr J Wilson Shields (Actor)

Monkey on My Back 1957 (Movie)

Sam Pian (Actor)

The Eddy Duchin Story 1956 (Movie)

Piano Tuner (Actor)

The Harder They Fall 1956 (Movie)

Pop (Actor)

You Can't Run Away From It 1956 (Movie)

3rd Proprietor (Actor)

Bring Your Smile Along 1955 (Movie)

Jenson (Actor)

Top Banana 1953 (Movie)

Vic Davis (Actor)

A Clear and Present Danger (TV Show)


Big Business Girl (Movie)


Lock, Stock and Barrel (TV Show)


Marriage Is Alive and Well (TV Show)


My Body, My Child (TV Show)


Once Upon a Dead Man (TV Show)


Over-Exposed (Movie)

Les Bauer (Actor)

Strike up the Band (Movie)

Barker (Actor)

Terror at Alcatraz (TV Show)


The Comedy Company (TV Show)


The Twilight Zone (TV Show)



An incredibly prolific, talented and frequently underappreciated actor, Jack Albertson was one of the most accomplished performers of his generation. Emerging from the vaudeville circuit and bawdy burlesque shows of New York in the 1930s, Albertson soon graduated to such Broadway stage productions as the 1947 revival of "The Cradle Will Rock." Throughout the 1950s and '60s, the actor worked non-stop, jumping from television to film and back to theater in such vehicles as the crime-comedy series "The Thin Man" (NBC, 1957-59), the cautionary drama "Days of Wine and Roses" (1962) and the Broadway play "The Subject was Roses" in 1965. As busy as he had been for more than 20 years, it was in the 1970s that Albertson gained lasting notoriety amongst a generation of fans for a trio of roles as good-natured, but cantankerous old men. In theaters, he endeared himself to fans young and old with his characters in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" (1971) and "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972). But it was as the crotchety father figure to Freddie Prinze on the hit sitcom "Chico and the Man" (NBC, 1974-78) that Albertson would perhaps be most fondly remembered. A testament to his talent and lasting contributions could, in part, be measured by the fact that Albertson remained one of the select few to ever earn Oscar, Emmy and Tony awards over the course of his impressive career.


Mabel Albertson

born July 27, 1901 in Haver Hill MA died September 28, 1982 in Santa Monica CA prolific TV character player perhaps best remembered for her recurring role as Darrin's mother on the long-running sitcom, "Bewitched" (1964-72)

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Last TV acting assignment, the TV-movie, "My Body, My Child", aired after his death


Last feature film work, supplying the voice of Amos Slade for the animated feature, "The Fox and the Hound"


Returned to Broadway to star in the popular Neil Simon comedy, "The Sunshine Boys"


Last feature film appearances, "The Poseidon Adventure" and "Pickup on 101"


Played Dr. Andrew Sellers on the syndicated drama series, "Doctor Simon Locke"


TV-movie debut, the detective story, "The Monk"


Played neighbor Walter Fenton on the ABC sitcom, "Room for One More"


Played Lt. Harry Evans on the NBC mystery series, "The Thin Man"


Made feature film debut in "Top Banana"


Was a regular on the short-lived ABC variety series, "Jack Carter and Company"

Played Lt. Commander Virgil Stoner on the NBC sitcom, "Ensign O'Toole"

Played recurring role of Paul Fenton on the CBS sitcom, "Mr. Ed" in the early 1960s

Performed for years in vaudeville and burlesque

Played recurring role of the hero's Uncle Dwight on the NBC sitcom, "Hey, Landlord"

Played Ed Brown, "the Man", on the popular NBC sitcom, "Chico and the Man"

Played Senator Joe Kelley on the short-lived NBC sitcom, "Grandpa Goes to Washington"

Played various roles on the TV sitcom, "Dobie Gillis" in the early 1960s