Jack Carter

Arguably one of the most prolific comedians of the 20th century, Jack Carter was a super-charged, multi-talented star of stage, screen, television and nightclubs for over six decades, as well as one of the unsung ... Read more »
Born: 06/24/1923

Filmography

Actor (100)

Shameless 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Go On 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

New Girl 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

iCarly: iStart a Fan War 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

iCarly 2010 (Tv Show)

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iCarly: iGot a Hot Room 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Desperate Housewives 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Parks and Recreation 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Great Buck Howard 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

One Last Ride 2006 (Movie)

Sid (Actor)

ER 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Phil of the Future 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Arli$$ 1996 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Just Shoot Me 2003 (Tv Show)

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3rd Rock From the Sun 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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7th Heaven 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blossom 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1997, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Burke's Law 1985 - 1988, 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Coach 1985 - 1988, 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Voice

Cybill 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1997, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Diagnosis Murder 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Empty Nest 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1997, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

King of the Hill 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kirk 1994 - 1997, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Living Single 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1997, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1988, 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Nurses 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1997, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Something So Right 1996 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Touched By an Angel 1985 - 1986, 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Hollywood Off-Ramp 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series 1996 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Stark Raving Mad 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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L.A. Doctors 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Play It to the Bone 1999 (Movie)

Dante Solomon (Actor)

Always Say Goodbye 1998 (Movie)

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Social Suicide 1995 (Movie)

Senator Robertson (Actor)

The Ed Sullivan All-Star Comedy Special 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The Watcher 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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National Lampoon's Last Resort 1994 (Movie)

Landlord (Actor)

Santa Barbara 1983 - 1993 (TV Show)

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In the Heat of Passion 1992 (Movie)

Stan (Actor)

Neil Simon's Broadway Bound 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Arena 1991 (Movie)

Announcer (Actor)

The Comedy Concert Hour 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The World of Jewish Humor 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Caged Fury 1990 (Movie)

Mr Castaglia (Actor)

Hanukkah: Let There Be Lights 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Satan's Princess 1990 (Movie)

Old Priest (Actor)

Robo-C.H.I.C. 1989 (Movie)

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Deadly Embrace 1988 (Movie)

Evan Weiss (Actor)

NBC Investigates Bob Hope 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Red Nights 1988 (Movie)

Uncle Solly (Actor)

Sexpot 1987 (Movie)

Cal Farnsworth (Actor)

True Confessions 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

W.A.R. Women Against Rape 1987 (Movie)

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The Trouble With Dick 1985 (Movie)

Samsa (Actor)

Love Scenes 1984 (Movie)

Sydney (Actor)

Hambone and Hillie 1983 (Movie)

Lester Burns (Actor)

Heartbeeps 1981 (Movie)

Catskill voice (Actor)

History of the World Part I 1981 (Movie)

Rat Vendor (Actor)

Separate Ways 1981 (Movie)

Burney (Actor)

The Funny Farm 1981 (Movie)

Philly Beekman (Actor)

Alligator 1979 (Movie)

Mayor Ledoux (Actor)

Rainbow 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Octagon 1979 (Movie)

Sharkey (Actor)

Have I Got a Christmas For You! 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Hurrah 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Record City 1976 (Movie)

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The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington 1976 (Movie)

Senator Caruso (Actor)

Hustle 1975 (Movie)

Herbie Dalitz (Actor)

The Amazing Dobermans 1975 (Movie)

Solly Kramer (Actor)

The Girl Who Couldn't Lose 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Glove 1975 (Movie)

Walter Stratton (Actor)

Vaudeville 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rowan and Martin Special 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Madhouse 90 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Plimpton! Did You Hear the One About...? 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler 1970 (Movie)

Dwight Childs (Actor)

The Extraordinary Seaman 1968 (Movie)

Gunner's Mate Orville Toole (Actor)

Murder At NBC 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

Viva Las Vegas 1964 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Double Deception (TV Show)

Actor

Dream On (TV Show)

Actor

For the Love of It (TV Show)

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Human Feelings (TV Show)

Actor

One World (TV Show)

Actor

The Family Rico (TV Show)

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The Gossip Columnist (TV Show)

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The Great Houdinis (TV Show)

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The Hustler of Muscle Beach (TV Show)

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The Lonely Profession (TV Show)

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The Sex Symbol (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

Here's Lucy 1968 - 1974, 1985 - 1988, 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

Arguably one of the most prolific comedians of the 20th century, Jack Carter was a super-charged, multi-talented star of stage, screen, television and nightclubs for over six decades, as well as one of the unsung pioneers of early variety television. A gifted mimic and rapid-fire comic, Carter could also sing, dance and play dramatic roles, which led to an astonishingly prolific career in virtually every genre and medium, from the Broadway stage to live television, TV movies and occasional features like "Hustle" (1975) and "Alligator" (1980). He was less well known as the host of his own series, "The Jack Carter Show," which aired on NBC as part of the "Saturday Night Revue" (1950) and was reportedly axed due to conflicts with its follow-up, "Your Show of Shows" (NBC, 1950-54). But if Carter failed to gain the enduring fame of Sid Caesar, he enjoyed a career that not only lasted but continued to improve over the course of 60 years, with appearances on top-rated shows like "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 2004-2012) in his eighth decade. Carter's extraordinary longevity in the entertainment business was proof positive that talent, versatility and determination earned their own rewards. His death on June 28, 2015 at the age of 93 was mourned by generations of comedy fans.

Milestones

2012

Interviewed for the comedy documentary "When Jews Were Funny."

1993

Performed several voices on cult animated series "Ren & Stimpy."

1977

Appeared as a senator in the sexploitation comedy "The Happy Hooker Goes To Washington."

1968

Appeared in three segments of the comedy anthology "Love American Style."

1964

Appeared as a nightclub comic in Elvis Presley's "Viva Las Vegas."

1950

Hosted "The Saturday Night Revue with Jack Carter" on NBC

1949

Hosted the Dumont network variety show "Cavalcade of Stars."

1939

Big screen debut in the horror film "The Devil's Daughter."

Bonus Trivia

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Served during World War II in the United States Army Air Corps.

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Jack Carter was originally cast in the role of Arthur Spooner in "The King of Queens" but was replaced by Jerry Stiller in a second version of the pilot.

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In the 1960s and '70s, Carter was a familiar face on TV game shows, including "Match Game." "The Joker's Wild" and "The $25,000 Pyramid."

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Was close friends with fellow comedian Sid Caesar, and delivered the eulogy at Caesar's funeral.

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Appeared on 40 episodes of "The Ed Sullivan Show" between 1951 and 1969; was known for an accurate and hilarious Sullivan impersonation that the host himself was reportedly fond of.

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