Jack Axelrod

Jack Axelrod made a startling career move in 1970 when the 40-year-old architect abruptly decided to become an actor. Moving to New York, he seemed to luck out, landing a plum role in a Broadway play called "Gandhi" and ... Read more »
Born: 01/25/1930

Filmography

Actor (48)

Animals. 2016 (Tv Show)

Voice

Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ray Donovan 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Modern Family 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Playing House 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blowing Smoke 2014 (Movie)

Sid (Actor)

Kirstie 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mulaney 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Family Tools 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hawaii Five-O 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Lone Ranger 2013 (Movie)

Telegraph Operator (Actor)

Animal Practice 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

New Girl 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Raising Hope 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shameless 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Office 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dexter 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Franklin & Bash 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

J. Edgar 2011 (Movie)

Caminetti (Actor)

Love Bites 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Super 8 2011 (Movie)

Mr. Blakely (Actor)

Little Fockers 2010 (Movie)

Chappy (Actor)

Fragments 2009 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Hancock 2008 (Movie)

Convict (Actor)

My Name is Earl 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Table for Three 2008 (Movie)

Musician 1 (Actor)

Grey's Anatomy 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scrubs 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Philly 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The In-Laws 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Alias 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gideon's Crossing 1991 - 1992, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Division 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boy Meets World 1991 - 1992, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dharma & Greg 1991 - 1992, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jack & Jill 1991 - 1992, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Something to Sing About 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Voyager 1991 - 1992, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love, Cheat & Steal 1994 (Movie)

Mario Columbard (Actor)

Murphy Brown 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bananas 1971 (Movie)

Arroyo (Actor)

Christmas Do-Over (TV Show)

Actor

Hammer, Slammer, and Slade (TV Show)

Actor

Labor Pains (TV Show)

Actor

Love, Cheat & Steal (TV Show)

Actor

Not My Kid (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Jack Axelrod made a startling career move in 1970 when the 40-year-old architect abruptly decided to become an actor. Moving to New York, he seemed to luck out, landing a plum role in a Broadway play called "Gandhi" and a supporting bit in Woody Allen's political satire "Bananas." But the play closed after a single performance, and no other screen roles presented themselves. Rather than becoming discouraged, Axelrod buckled down and spent the next six years studying with revered acting teacher Uta Hagen. From then on, he has had growing success as a guest actor on dozens of television shows, and earned his first recurring role on the iconic primetime soap "Knot's Landing." As Axelrod has aged, he has become increasingly in demand, as evidenced by his three-episode stint on "Grey's Anatomy," where he was billed simply as "Really Old Guy." He also played the grandfather in the short-lived WB series "The Help." He is perhaps best known to viewers for his role on the quirky NBC sitcom "My Name Is Earl," where he appeared as a town denizen who spoke through an electronic voice box. When not appearing on television, Axelrod works as an acting coach, carrying on the legacy of his own teacher.

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