Jack Weston

Actor, Theater usher, USO performer
A durable, heavy-set character player, often cast as bumbling bad guys, Weston made his stage and TV debuts in 1950 and appeared in a number of stage comedies. His memorable film roles include "Mirage" (1965), "Wait ... Read more »
Born: 08/20/1924 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (46)

Short Circuit 2 1988 (Movie)

Oscar Baldwin (Actor)

Dirty Dancing 1987 (Movie)

Max Kellerman (Actor)

Ishtar 1987 (Movie)

Marty Freed (Actor)

If Tomorrow Comes 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Rad 1986 (Movie)

Duke Best (Actor)

The Longshot 1986 (Movie)

Elton (Actor)

The Four Seasons 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

High Road to China 1983 (Movie)

Struts (Actor)

The Four Seasons 1981 (Movie)

Danny Zimmer (Actor)

Can't Stop the Music 1980 (Movie)

Benny Murray (Actor)

Cuba 1979 (Movie)

Gutman (Actor)

Harold Robbins' "79 Park Avenue" 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Hickey vs. Anybody 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ritz 1976 (Movie)

Gaetano Proclo (Actor)

Gator 1975 (Movie)

Irving Greenfield (Actor)

Deliver Us From Evil 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Ready and Willing 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

D.H.O. 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love a Mystery 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Trouble With People 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Bewitched 1964 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Fuzz 1972 (Movie)

Detective Meyer (Actor)

Marco 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

A New Leaf 1970 (Movie)

Andrew McPherson (Actor)

Cactus Flower 1969 (Movie)

Harvey Greenfield (Actor)

Now You See It, Now You Don't 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

The April Fools 1969 (Movie)

Potter Shrader (Actor)

The Counterfeit Killer 1968 (Movie)

Randolph Riker (Actor)

The Thomas Crown Affair 1968 (Movie)

Erwin Weaver (Actor)

The Lucille Ball Comedy Hour 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

Wait Until Dark 1967 (Movie)

Carlino (Actor)

Mirage 1965 (Movie)

Lester (Actor)

The Cincinnati Kid 1965 (Movie)

Pig (Actor)

The Incredible Mr. Limpet 1963 (Movie)

Lt George Stickle (Actor)

Palm Springs Weekend 1962 (Movie)

Coach Campbell (Actor)

It's Only Money 1961 (Movie)

Leopold (Actor)

The Honeymoon Machine 1961 (Movie)

Signalman Burford Taylor (Actor)

All in a Night's Work 1960 (Movie)

Lasker (Actor)

Please Don't Eat the Daisies 1960 (Movie)

Joe Positano (Actor)

Imitation of Life 1959 (Movie)

Stage Manager (Actor)

I Want to Live! 1958 (Movie)

NCO (Actor)

Stage Struck 1958 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

I Love a Mystery (Movie)

Job Cheyne (Actor)

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A durable, heavy-set character player, often cast as bumbling bad guys, Weston made his stage and TV debuts in 1950 and appeared in a number of stage comedies. His memorable film roles include "Mirage" (1965), "Wait Until Dark" (1967), as one of Audrey Hepburn's tormentors, Alan Alda's "The Four Seasons" (1981), as a neurotic dentist and "Dirty Dancing" (1987), as the resort owner.

Weston was a familiar face on TV and co-starred in several series including "Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers" (CBS, 1953-54), "The Hathaways" (ABC, 1961-62), about a couple raising three chimps and reprising his feature role in the short-lived sitcom version of "Dirty Dancing" (CBS, 1984).

Weston was formerly married to actress Marge Redmond.

Relationships

Laurie Gilkes

Wife
survived him

Amy Gilkes

Step-Daughter
survived him

Marge Redmond

Wife
divorced

Sam Weinstein

Brother
survived him

EDUCATION

American Theatre Wing

New York , New York

Cleveland Playhouse

Cleveland , Ohio
children's program

Milestones

1988

Final feature film "Short Circuit 2"

1987

Co-starred as the resort owner Max Kellerman in the surprise hit "Dirty Dancing"

1986

Final TV appearance as Uncle Willie in CBS miniseries "If Tomorrow Comes"

1984

Reprised role of Danny Zimmer in the short-lived CBS sitcom version of "The Four Seasons"

1981

Co-starred as dentist Danny Zimmer in Alan Alda's ensemble comedy "The Four Seasons"

1967

Won praise for his role as a stalker in "Wait Until Dark"

1958

Film debut in "Stage Struck"

1953

Was series regular on "Rod Brown and the Rocket Rangers" (CBS)

1950

Broadway and TV debuts

Co-starred in CBS series "My Sister Eileen"

Played Walter Hathaway on ABC sitcom "The Hathaways"

Performed with Cleveland Playhouse from age ten to 19; then served in WWII as machine gunner

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