Axelrod, Jack 1930-

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Axelrod, Jack 1930-


Born January 25, 1930, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Samuel Maier and Esther (maiden name, Rosenthal) Axelrod. Education: University of California, Berkeley, A.A., 1950, B.A., 1956. Avocational Interests: Early fountain pens, four wall handball.


Actor and teacher. Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pittsburgh, PA, actor, 1957-58; Cooper Milliken AIA, Old Town, ME, architectural designer, 1958-64; Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, artist in residence, 1973-74; University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, visiting director, 1976; assistant professor at Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, 1977-78, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1979-81, and Boston University, Boston, MA, 1981-82; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, acting M.F.A. coordinator, 1982; California State University, Northridge, lecturer, 1986-90. Military service: U.S. Army, 1953-55, served as a corporal.


Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.


Television Appearances; Series:

Victor Jerome, General Hospital, ABC, 1988-89.

Grandpa Eddie, a recurring role, The Help, The WB, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Harlan Crockett, Not My Kid (also known as Com o meu filho nunca!, Ikke mitt barn, Nicht meine Tochter, Nicht unsere Tochter, Niemojedziecko, Pas mon enfant, and Sfida alla vita), CBS, 1985.

Mario Columbard, Love, Cheat & Steal, Showtime, 1993.

Mr. Thompson, Something to Sing About, syndicated, 2000.

Sid, Blowing Smoke, 2004.

Elderly neighbor, Christmas Do-Over, ABC Family Channel, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Grandpa, Comedy Central Thanxgiveaway: Home Fires (also known as Thanksgivaway 2001), Comedy Central, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Forensics man, "Lady in the Squad Room," Kojak, CBS, 1977.

Salesperson, "The Count of Monty Tasco," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1984.

Charlie, "The Mothers," Dynasty, ABC, 1987.

Arnie Zimmer, "The Good Guys," Knots Landing, CBS, 1989.

Arnie Zimmer, "When Push Comes to Shove," Knots Landing, CBS, 1989.

Mr. Williams, "If I Were a Rich Man," Night Court, NBC, 1989.

Arnie Zimmer, "The Ripple Effect," Knots Landing, CBS, 1990.

Leon, "Rage before Beauty," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1992.

Bartender, "Lawyers, Beer and Money," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 1999.

Jacobus Blitzer, "Cliffhanger," GvsE (also known as G vs. E), USA Network, 1999, later known as Good versus Evil, Sci-Fi Channel.

Lodge member, "Frank's Tribute," Everybody Loves Raymond (also known as Raymond, Alla aelskar Raymond, Alle elsker Raymond, Alle lieben Raymond, Kaikki rakastavat Raymondia, Svi vole Raymonda, Todo el mundo quiere a Raymond, Tothom estima en Raymond, Tout le monde aime Raymond, and Tutti amano Raymond), CBS, 1999.

Organ grinder, "You Light Up My Union," Boy Meets World (also known as Cory si restul lumii, Crescere che fatica, Das Leben und ich, De wereld om de hoek, Du store verden!, Et gutteliv, Incorigible Cory, Isojen poikien leikit, O mundo e dos jovens, O rapaz e o mundo, and Yo y el mundo), ABC, 1999.

Elderly man, "The Mistake," Gideon's Crossing, ABC, 2000.

Second chorus member, "Muse," Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Voyager), syndicated, 2000.

Giovanni Donato, "Time Will Tell," Alias, ABC, 2001.

Mr. Kanter, "Seduced and Abandoned," The Division (also known as Heart of the City), Lifetime, 2001.

Mr. Jenkins, "Love Thy Neighbor," In-Laws (also known as Meine Frau, ihr Vater und ich and Melkein sukua), NBC, 2002.

Old Frasier, "The Devil & Dr. Phil," Frasier (also known as Dr. Frasier Crane), NBC, 2003.

Uncle Paddy, "Waking Uncle Paddy," It's All Relative (also known as Absolut relativ, En svaefar foer mycket, Kaikki on suhteellista, and Todo es relativo), ABC, 2003.

Electrolarynx (voicebox) man, "Cost Dad the Election," My Name Is Earl (also known as Kovan onnen kundi and Me llamo Earl), NBC, 2005.

Fake father, "Randy's Touchdown," My Name Is Earl (also known as Kovan onnen kundi and Me llamo Earl), NBC, 2005.

Old man, "Quit Smoking," My Name Is Earl (also known as Kovan onnen kundi and Me llamo Earl), NBC, 2005.

Sheldon, "Halloween," Malcolm in the Middle (also known as Fighting in Underpants), Fox, 2005.

Electrolarynx (voicebox) man, "Sticks & Stones," My Name Is Earl (also known as Kovan onnen kundi and Me llamo Earl), NBC, 2006.

Father O'Grady, "The Gang Exploits a Miracle," It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (also known as Sunny), FX Channel, 2006.

Italian man, "My New Suit," Scrubs, NBC, 2006.

Very old man, "Don't Stand So Close to Me," Grey's Anatomy (also known as Complications, Procedure, Surgeons, Under the Knife, and Grey's Anatomy— Die jungen Aerzte), ABC, 2006.

Very old man, "Let the Angels Commit," Grey's Anatomy (also known as Complications, Procedure, Surgeons, Under the Knife, and Grey's Anatomy—Die jungen Aerzte), ABC, 2006.

Electrolarynx (voicebox) man, "Our ‘Cops’ Is On!," My Name Is Earl (also known as Kovan onnen kundi and Me llamo Earl), NBC, 2007.

Appeared as an elderly man in Philly, ABC; also appeared in Jack & Jill (also known as Jack ja Jill, Jack og Jill, and Jack und Jill), The WB.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Hammer, Slammer and Slade, ABC, 1990.

Grandpa Eddie, The Help, The WB, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Gandhi, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1970.

Robert, Tug of War, Roundabout Theatre Company, New York City, 1970-71.

Hedda Gabler, 1973.

The Miser, 1973.

Edouard Bacher, Menachem Ussishkin, first delegate, Russian general, and other roles, Herzl, Palace Theatre, New York City, 1976.

The Fantasticks (musical), 1978.

Waiting for Godot, 1978.

How the Other Half Loves, 1979.

Autumn Elegy, 1989.

I'm Not Rappaport, 1989.

Appeared in other productions, including productions of the Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pittsburgh, PA.

Film Appearances:

Arroyo, Bananas, United Artists, 1971.

Gus, Through Thick and Thin (short film), 1999.