Jack Arnold

Director, Producer, Actor
Former stage and movie actor who filmed numerous documentaries for the US State Department, the Army and private industry in the late 1940s and began making low-budget features in the early 50s. Arnold concocted some of ... Read more »
Born: 10/14/1916 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Director (41)

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 1959 - 1960, 1964 - 1970, 1977 - 1981 (Tv Show)

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McCloud 1958 - 1961, 1964 - 1981 (Tv Show)

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Nanny and the Professor 1959 - 1960, 1964 - 1972, 1977 - 1981 (Tv Show)

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Peter Gunn 1958 - 1961, 1964 - 1972, 1977 - 1981 (Tv Show)

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The Bionic Woman 1958 - 1961, 1964 - 1981 (Tv Show)

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The Brady Bunch 1958 - 1961, 1964 - 1981 (Tv Show)

Director

The Men From Shiloh 1958 - 1961, 1964 - 1972, 1977 - 1981 (Tv Show)

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The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo 1958 - 1961, 1964 - 1972, 1977 - 1981 (Tv Show)

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The San Pedro Beach Bums 1959 - 1960, 1964 - 1972, 1977 - 1981 (Tv Show)

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Gilligan's Island 1959 - 1960, 1964 - 1970, 1977 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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It Takes a Thief 1959 - 1960, 1966 - 1970, 1977 - 1979 (Tv Show)

Director

It's About Time 1959 - 1960, 1964 - 1970, 1977 - 1979 (Tv Show)

Director

Mr. Lucky 1959 - 1960, 1966 - 1967, 1977 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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Mr. Terrific 1966 - 1967, 1978 - 1979 (Tv Show)

Director

The Nancy Drew Mysteries 1959 - 1960, 1964 - 1970, 1977 - 1979 (Tv Show)

Director

Wonder Woman 1966 - 1967, 1977 - 1979 (Tv Show)

Director

Boss Nigger 1974 (Movie)

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The Games Girls Play 1974 (Movie)

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The Swiss Conspiracy 1974 (Movie)

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Black Eye 1973 (Movie)

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Hello Down There 1969 (Movie)

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The House Next Door 1963 - 1964 (TV Show)

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The Lively Set 1964 (Movie)

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A Global Affair 1963 (Movie)

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Bachelor in Paradise 1961 (Movie)

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High School Confidential 1958 (Movie)

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Monster on the Campus 1958 (Movie)

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No Name on the Bullet 1958 (Movie)

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The Lady Takes a Flyer 1958 (Movie)

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The Mouse That Roared 1958 (Movie)

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Man in the Shadow 1957 (Movie)

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The Incredible Shrinking Man 1957 (Movie)

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The Space Children 1957 (Movie)

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Revenge of the Creature 1955 (Movie)

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Tarantula 1955 (Movie)

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The Creature From the Black Lagoon 1954 (Movie)

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It Came From Outer Space 1953 (Movie)

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The Glass Web 1953 (Movie)

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With These Hands 1949 (Movie)

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Marilyn: The Untold Story (TV Show)

Director

Sex and the Married Woman (TV Show)

Director
Actor (8)

Into the Night 1985 (Movie)

Man with Dog (Actor)

Blind Alibi (Movie)

Dirk (Actor)

Danger on Wheels (Movie)

Bruce Crowley (Actor)

Enemy Agent (Movie)

Lester Taylor (Actor)

Law of the Underworld (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Mexican Spitfire's Baby (Movie)

Hotel Clerk (Actor)

The Day the Bookies Wept (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

The Mad Miss Manton (Movie)

Peter's Secretary (Actor)
Producer (3)

Boss Nigger 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

No Name on the Bullet 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

With These Hands 1949 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

Tarantula 1955 (Movie)

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Biography

Former stage and movie actor who filmed numerous documentaries for the US State Department, the Army and private industry in the late 1940s and began making low-budget features in the early 50s. Arnold concocted some of that era's classic science fiction-horror films, notably the pioneering 3-D efforts "It Came from Outer Space" (1952) and "The Creature From the Black Lagoon" (1954) as well as "The Incredible Shrinking Man" (1957).

Relationships

Betty Arnold

Wife

Kathy Arnold

Daughter

Susan Jacobson

Daughter

EDUCATION

Ohio State University

Columbus , Ohio

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York

Milestones

1984

Made a cameo appearance in John Landis's "Into the Night"

1981

John Landis had tried to mount a project for Arnold to direct, an unrealized remake of "Creature from the Black Lagoon"

1959

Producer (also director) of first fiction feature, "No Name on the Bullet"

1953

Directed first fiction feature, "Girls in the Night/Life After Dark"

1952

Signed by Universal Pictures

1950

Directed and produced first feature, "With These Hands" (full-length, semidocumentary made for ILGW Union) which was nominated for an Oscar

After military service, became independent documentary filmmaker, producing 25 documentary films for the State Department, the Army and private industry

Acted in British films

Performed as actor on Broadway in such plays as "My Sister Eileen" and "A Bell for Adano" in the the 1930s

Served in the US Air Force Signal Corps; worked with documentary filmmaker Robert Flaherty

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