Jack Somack was an accomplished actor who appeared in a variety of films throughout his career. Somack began his acting career in film, appearing in such titles as the dramatic adaptation "Generation" (1969) with David Janssen, the Shirley MacLaine horror feature "Desperate Characters" (1971) and the Michael Sarrazin drama "The Pursuit of Happiness" (1971). He also appeared in the TV movie "Heat of Anger" (1971-72). He worked in television in his early acting career, including a part on "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" (1967-1973). Somack focused on television in more recent years, appearing on "Barney Miller" (1974-1982) and "Ball Four" (1976-77). During these years, he also worked in film, earning a part in "Portnoy's Complaint" (1972) with Richard Benjamin. He also lent his voice to "Carlton Your Doorman" (1979-1980). Somack took on film roles in more recent years, appearing in the action film "The Frisco Kid" (1979) with Gene Wilder, "The Main Event" (1979) and the John Ritter comedy "Hero at Large" (1980). He held additional roles in television including a part on "The Stockard Channing Show" (1979-1980). Somack last appeared in "The Return of the Man From U.N.C.L.E." (1982-83). Jack Somack passed away in August 1983 at the age of 65.