Carter, Jack 1923-

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Carter, Jack 1923-


Original name, Jack Chakrin; born June 24, 1923, in Brooklyn (some sources cite New York), NY; married Paula Stewart (a singer and actress; divorced); married, second wife's name Roxanne; children: (first marriage) Michael. Education: Attended Brooklyn College (now of the City University of New York), and Feagin School of Dramatic Arts, New York, NY. Avocational Interests: Music, tennis, golf.


Manager—Michael Einfeld, Michael Einfeld Management, 10630 Moorpark, Ste. 101, Toluca Lake, CA 91602.


Comedian and actor. Performed as standup comedian, with frequent appearances at clubs in Las Vegas. Worked as a commercial artist for advertising agencies. Military service: U.S. Army Air Forces, entertainment division, served during World War II.

Awards, Honors:

Emmy Award nomination, 1962, for Dr. Kildare; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding actor in a daytime drama special, 1975, for "The Girl Who Couldn't Lose," The ABC Afternoon Playbreak.


Television Appearances; Series:

Rotating host, Texaco Star Theater (later known as The Milton Berle Show), NBC, 1948.

Host, Pick and Pat, ABC, 1949.

Host, American Minstrels of 1949, ABC, 1949.

Host, Jack Carter and Company, ABC, 1949.

Host, The Jack Carter Show, NBC, 1950.

The Dean Martin Show (also known as The Dean Martin Comedy Hour), NBC, multiple appearances, 1973-74.

Vaudeville, syndicated, 1975.

The People's Command Performance (also known as The Second Annual People's Command Performance), 1978.

Voice of Teiresias, Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's "Hercules"), ABC and syndicated, 1998.

Mr. Rapowski, Driving Me Crazy, 2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Freddie Farber, The Lonely Profession, NBC, 1969.

McGee, The Family Rico, CBS, 1972.

Poor Devil, 1973.

Manny Fox, The Sex Symbol, ABC, 1974.

Jackie Leroy, "The Girl Who Couldn't Lose," The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (also known as ABC Matinee Today), ABC, 1975.

Theo Weiss, The Great Houdini (also known as The Great Houdinis), ABC, 1976.

George Jessel, Rainbow, NBC, 1978.

The Gossip Columnist, syndicated, 1979.

Existentialist, For the Love of It, ABC, 1980.

Chubby Waters, Broadway Bound (also known as Neil Simon's "Broadway Bound"), ABC, 1991.

Matty, Double Deception, NBC, 1993.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Atlantic City Holiday, 1956.

The Alan King Show, ABC, 1969.

The Bob Hope Show, NBC, 1969.

Plimpton! Did You Hear the One about …?, ABC, 1971.

The Rowan and Martin Special, NBC, 1973.

Joys (also known as Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope in "Joys"), 1976.

Sydney Wineberg, "Have I Got a Christmas for You," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1977.

Sam Weinberg, The Last Hurrah, NBC, 1977.

The New and Spectacular Guinness Book of World Records, 1980.

Voice of Harold and Roy, "Bunnicula, the Vampire Rabbit" (animated), ABC Weekend Specials, ABC, 1982.

George Burns Celebrates 80 Years in Show Business, NBC, 1983.

Himself (in archive footage), The Great Standups (also known as The Great Standups: Sixty Years of Laughter), 1984.

Hanukkah: Let There Be Lights, PBS, 1989.

Search for Haunted Hollywood, 1989.

The Comedy Concert Hour, The Nashville Network, 1990.

"The World of Jewish Humor," Great Performances, PBS, 1990.

The Ed Sullivan All-Star Comedy Special, 1995.

Make Me Laugh, Comedy Central, 1997.

Comedy Central Presents: The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Drew Carey, Comedy Central, 1998.

Let Me In, I Hear Laughter, Cinemax, 1999.

Comedy Central Presents Behind-the-Scenes at the American Comedy Awards, Comedy Central, 1999.

Now That's Funny! The Living Legends of Stand-up Comedy, PBS, 2001.

Also appeared in other Bob Hope specials; host of the first televised Tony Awards show.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Madhouse 90, ABC, 1972.

Robin Dennis, Human Feelings (also known as Miles the Angel), NBC, 1978.

Mr. Mancuso, The Hustler of Muscle Beach, ABC, 1980.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Host, Cavalcade of Stars, Dumont, 1949.

Comedian, Toast of the Town (also known as The Ed Sullivan Show), CBS, multiple episodes, between 1951 and 1969.

This Is Show Business (also known as This Is Broadway), 1952.

Host from Chicago, The Saturday Night Revue, NBC, 1953.

"The Runaway," Studio One (also known as Studio One in Hollywood, Studio One Summer Theatre, Summer Theatre, Westinghouse Studio One, and Westinghouse Summer Theatre), 1954.

Guest panelist, What's My Line?, 1954.

Comedian, The Colgate Comedy Hour (also known as Michael Todd Revue, Colgate Summer Comedy Hour, and Colgate Variety Hour), 1954, 1955.

"Roberta," The Colgate Comedy Hour (also known as Michael Todd Revue, Colgate Summer Comedy Hour, and Colgate Variety Hour), 1955.

Host, Stage Show, CBS, 1956.

The Arthur Murray Party (also known as Arthur Murray Party Time and The Arthur Murray Show), 1957.

The Eddie Fisher Show, 1958.

The Perry Como Show (also known as The Chesterfield Supper Club and Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall), 1958.

Person to Person, 1958.

The Bob Crosby Show, 1958.

The Revlon Revue (also known as Revlon Presents and Revlon Spring Music Festival), 1960.

Guest host, The Tonight Show, NBC, 1962.

Stanley Towers, "Most Likely to Succeed," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, 1962.

Newspaper columnist, "The People People Marry," The Roaring 20's, 1962.

John Norton Jones, "Buttons and Bones," Hennesey, 1962.

Himself, "Danny's Replacement," Make Room for Daddy (also known as The Danny Thomas Show), 1962.

Panelist, Phyllis Newman vs. Jack Carter," Password (also known as Password All-Stars), 1962.

Ted Gallahad, "Guest Appearance," Dr. Kildare, NBC, 1962.

Willie Guy, "The Great Guy," Dr. Kildare, NBC, 1963.

The Judy Garland Show, 1963.

"Jack Carter Helps Joey Propose," The Joey Bishop Show, 1964.

Lyle Schenk, "Stretch Petrie vs. Kid Schenk," The Dick Van Dyke Show (also known as The Dick Van Dyke Daytime Show), 1964.

Red Dekker, "Who Killed April?," Burke's Law (also known as Amos Burke, Secret Agent), 1964.

Comedian or singer, The Hollywood Palace, ABC, multiple appearances, between 1964 and 1968.

Murphy, "Main Event," Combat!, 1965.

Host, premiere episode, Hippodrome Show, 1966.

"The Super Chief," Mister Roberts, 1966.

Fred Blaney, "Lullaby for a Wind-up Toy," Ben Casey, 1966.

(Uncredited) Hot Rod Harry, "Come Back, Shame," Batman, 1966.

(Uncredited) Hot Rod Harry, "It's How You Play the Game," Batman, 1966.

The Dean Martin Show (also known as The Dean Martin Comedy Hour), NBC, 1966.

Guest, The Merv Griffin Show, 1967, 1968, 1977.

Tallyl, "Never Chase a Rainbow," The Road West, 1967.

Beau Rees, "Is Charlie Coming?," The Danny Thomas Hour, 1967.

The Hollywood Squares, multiple appearances, 1967.

Personality, 1968.

The Jackie Gleason Show (also known as The Color Honeymooners), CBS, 1968.

James Ashley, "My Master the Ghostbreaker," I Dream of Jeannie, 1968.

Ernie Cori, "Witness," The Name of the Game, 1968.

Alan Thorpe, "The Night of the Janus," The Wild, Wild West, 1969.

"Love and the Comedy Team," Love, American Style, 1969.

Playboy after Dark, 1969.

You're Putting Me On, 1969.

The Movie Game, 1969, 1970.

The Barbara McNair Show, 1970.

It Takes Two, 1970.

Harry O'Toole, "One for the Lady," Mannix, 1970.

Himself, "I Love You, Billy Baker: Parts 1 & 2," The Name of the Game, 1970.

Bill Crail, "The Brass Ring," The Name of the Game, 1970.

Pete Olsen, "Edge of Violence," Medical Center, CBS, 1971.

"Operation: Heroin," O'Hara, U.S. Treasury, 1971.

Frank Gordon, "The Disposal Man," McCloud, 1971.

Mantrap, 1971.

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (also known as Laugh-In), NBC, 1972.

"Don Rickles," This Is Your Life, 1972.

Bennie Mitchell, "Ragged Edge," Cade's Country, 1972.

"Love and the Bachelor Party," Love, American Style, 1972.

Cunningham, "An Elementary Case of Murder," McMillan & Wife (also known as McMillan), 1972.

Montgomery, "Blues for Sally M," McMillan & Wife (also known as McMillan), 1972.

"Love and the Cryptic Gift," Love, American Style, 1973.

Sy Kleiner, "Syndrome," Emergency! (also known as Emergency One and Emergencia), NBC, 1973.

Harry Foxton, "Try to Die on Time," Hawaii Five-0 (also known as McGarrett), 1973.

"Morey Amsterdam," This Is Your Life, 1973.

Match Game 73 (also known as Match Game and March Game 74), 1973, 1974.

The Joker's Wild, 1974.

The $10,000 Pyramid (also known as The $20,000 Pyramid, The $25,000 Pyramid, The $50,000 Pyramid, The $100,000 Pyramid, The New $25,000 Pyramid, and The New $100,000 Pyramid), 1974.

Rhyme and Reason, 1975.

Celebrity Sweepstakes, 1975.

Risky Ross/Joey Flanders, "The Adventure of Veronica's Veils," Ellery Queen (also known as The Adventures of Ellery Queen), 1975.

Joey Birney, "Your Mother Wears Army Boots," The Odd Couple, 1975.

Hogan, "The Star," Cannon, 1975.

Jackie, "Hello Poppa," Big Eddie, 1975.

Break the Bank, 1976.

Marvin, "Fred meets Redd," Sanford and Son, 1976.

Game announcer, "The Game," Emergency! (also known as Emergency One and Emergencia), NBC, 1976.

Marty Golden, "The Becker Connection," The Rockford Files (also known as Jim Rockford, Private Investigator), 1977.

"Welcome to Paradise," Kingston: Confidential, 1977.

Johnny Banks, "Man of the Year," Insight, 1977.

"Who Killed Lila Craig?," Switch, 1978.

Ray Foster, "The Business of Love/Crash Diet Crisis/I'll Never Fall in Love Again," The Love Boat, 1978.

Salesman, "Family Crisis," CHiPs (also known as CHiPs Patrol), 1978.

Kevin, "The Beachcomber/The Last Whodunit," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1978.

Danny Baker, "The Comic/The Golden Hour," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1979.

Premiere episode, Big Shamus, Little Shamus, 1979.

Louis the loan shark, "Building the Restaurant," Archie Bunker's Place, 1979.

Herman Dodge, "The Swinger/Terrors of the Mind," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1980.

Morgan Townsend, "Skater's Edge/Concerto of Death/The Last Great Race," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1980.

Charles Vicent, "My Brother's Keeper," Beyond Westworld, 1980.

Vic Fletcher, "The Searcher/The Way We Weren't," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1981.

Joey Jackson, "Here's Joey Jackson," The Littlest Hobo, 1981.

Bert, "Exit Line," Darkroom, 1982.

Telephone installer, "Nell Goes to Jail," Gimme a Break!, 1982.

Mr. Corelli, "The Emergency," Gimme a Break!, 1982.

Cliff Carpenter, "Dead Heat," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1985.

Glenn Wallace, Santa Barbara, 1985.

"The Sins of the Quarterback," 1st & Ten (also known as 1st & Ten: The Bulls Mean Business, 1st & Ten: The Championship, 1st & Ten: Do It Again, 1st & Ten: Going for Broke, 1st & Ten: In Your Face!, and 1st & Ten, Training Camp: The Bulls Are Back), HBO, 1985.

Sonny Rando, "The Ugliest American," Cover Up, 1985.

Voice of announcer, "Carol's Article," Growing Pains, 1985.

Stanley Beckerman, "Leroy and the Kid," Fame, 1985.

True Confessions, syndicated, 1986.

"Murder in the Cards," Mike Hammer (also known as Mickey Spillane's "Mike Hammer" and The New Mike Hammer), CBS, 1986.

John Bluthener, "Miss Stardust," Amazing Stories (also known as Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories"), NBC, 1987.

Harry Finlay, "Just Another Fish Story," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1988.

Klaatzu, "Barter," Tales from the Darkside, 1988.

"The Legend," They Came from Outer Space, 1991.

"Only When I Laugh," Blossom, NBC, 1992.

Himself, "Final Analysis," Empty Nest, 1992.

Murray Brown, "I'm Looking through You," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1993.

Bouncy's manager, "Oral Sex, Lies and Videotape," Dream On, HBO, 1993.

Old geezer, "Ren's Pecs/An Abe Divided," The Ren & Stimpy Show (animated; also known as VH-1 Ren and Stimpy Rocks), 1993.

"Who Killed the Host at the Roast?" Burke's Law, CBS, 1994.

Joey Miller, "The Lottery," Time Trax, syndicated, 1994.

Kenneth Trant, "The Big Crunch," Cracker, Arts and Entertainment, 1994.

Himself, "See Jeff Jump, Jump, Jeff, Jump!," Cybill, 1995.

"Resurrection/Niles and Bob/Harry Stenz," The Watcher, UPN, 1995.

Voice, "Research and Destroy," Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (animated), USA Network, 1995.

Mr. Burns, "Kirk Unplugged," Kirk, 1995.

Sonny, "Bash at the Beach," Baywatch, syndicated, 1996.

Voice of old man, "Sleepless in Orlando," Coach, ABC, 1996.

Tony, "Something about a Family Photo," Something So Right, NBC, 1996.

Himself, "Caroline and the Comic," Caroline in the City (also known as Caroline), NBC, 1996.

Raymond "Ray" Kellum, "Compromising Positions," Living Single (also known as My Girls), Fox, 1996.

Raymond "Ray" Kellum, "Do You Take This Man's Wallet?," Living Single (also known as My Girls), Fox, 1996.

Voice of Harry, "Warrior Queen," Superman (animated; also known as Superman: The Animated Series), The WB, 1997.

Tony, "The Wrestler," Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, 1998.

"Been There, Done That," L.A. Doctors, 1999.

Gordon Gonza, "Retribution: Part 1," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1998.

Himself, "Cry and You Cry Alone," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1998.

Uncle Abe, "Dick Solomon of the Indiana Solomons," 3rd Rock from the Sun (also known as Life as We Know It and 3rd Rock), NBC, 1999.

Oliver King, "Captain Crimestopper," L.A. Heat, TNT, 1999.

Rudy Steineger, "The Voice," 7th Heaven (also known as Seven Heaven and 7th Heaven: Beginnings), The WB, 1999.

"The Hypnotist," Stark Raving Mad, NBC, 2000.

"Unfunny Girl," Hollywood Off-Ramp, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Barnacle Bob, "Jane Cops Out," One World, 2000.

"As Others See Us," Arli$$, HBO, 2001.

Voices of Irwin Linker and Nate, "Yankee Hankee," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 2001.

Voice of Irwin Linker, "Unfortunate Son," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 2002.

Mickey, "The Maid Man," Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Fox, 2003.

Buddy Rivers, "The Comedy Stylings of Rivers & Red," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 2003.

Voice of Sid, "This Little Piggy," Justice League (animated; also known as JL and Justice League Unlimited), Cartoon Network, 2004.

Man at bus stop, "Down the Drain," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I., CSI: Las Vegas, and Les experts), CBS, 2004.

Voice of older Nathan, "Maybe-Sitting," Phil of the Future, Disney Channel, 2005.

Mickey Goldstein, "All about Christmas Eve," ER, NBC, 2005.

Kipke, "Reason to Believe," ER, NBC, 2006.

Also appeared as Friendly Freddie, Gomer Pyle, U.S. M.C.; and in episodes of The Andy Williams Show and The Fall Guy, ABC.

Television Director; Episodic:

Here's Lucy, CBS, 1971.

Film Appearances:

Lieutenant William "Billy" Monk, The Horizontal Lieutenant, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1962.

(Uncredited) Himself, Viva Las Vegas (also known as Love in Las Vegas), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1964.

Gunner's Mate Orville Toole, The Extraordinary Seaman, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1969.

Dwight Childs (some sources cite Chiles), The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler, Vidtronics, 1971.

Herbie Dalitz, Hustle, Paramount, 1975.

Solly Kramer, The Amazing Dobermans (also known as Lucky), Golden, 1976.

Male journalist, Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (also known as Won Ton Ton), Paramount, 1976.

Senator Caruso, The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington, Cannon, 1977.

Manny, Record City, American International Pictures, 1977.

Walter Stratton, The Glove (also known as Blood Mad and The Glove: Lethal Terminator), Pro International, 1978.

Mayor Ledoux, Alligator, Group 1, 1980.

Sharkey, The Octagon (also known as The Man without Mercy), American Cinema, 1980.

Rat vendor, History of the World: Part I (also known as Mel Brooks' "History of the World: Part 1"), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981.

Barney Brodsky, Separate Ways, Crown International, 1981.

Voice of Catskill, Heartbeeps, 1981.

Philly Beekman, The Funny Farm, New World/Mutual, 1982.

Lester Burns, Hambone and Hillie, New World, 1984.

Sidney, Love Scenes (also known as Ecstacy, Lovescene, and Love Secrets) 1985.

Samsa, The Trouble with Dick, Frolix, 1987.

Frank Bower, W.A.R.: Women Against Rape (also known as Death Blow, Death Blow: A Cry for Justice, and I Will Dance on Your Grave: Lethal Victims), 1987.

Cal Farnsworth, Sexpot, 1988.

Evan Weiss, Deadly Embrace, 1989.

Mr. Castaglia, Caged Fury, 1990.

Robo-C.H.I.C. (also known as Cyber-C.H.I.C.), 1990.

Old priest, Satan's Princess (also known as Malediction), Paramount, 1991.

Senator Robertson, Social Suicide (also known as Primadonnas: Rebels without a Clue), 1991.

Announcer, Arena, Columbia/TriStar, 1991.

Stan, In the Heat of Passion (also known as Heat of Passion), Concorde, 1992.

Rabbi, The Opposite Sex and How to Live with Them, Miramax, 1992.

Honda Civic driver, Killer per caso (also known as The Good Bad Guy), 1997.

Pawnbroker, October 22, 1998.

Mr. Weintraub, Pastry, Pain and Politics, 1998.

Dante Solomon, Play It to the Bone (also known as Play It), Buena Vista, 1999.

Sid, One Last Ride, Eclectic Entertainment, 2004.

Also appeared in Comics.

Stage Appearances:

(Broadway debut) Call Me Mister, 1947.

Fred Campbell, Mr. Wonderful (musical), Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1956-57.

Guys and Dolls, Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, c. 1984.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, 1991.

Sugar, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, c. 1992.

Legends of the Catskills, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie, IL, 2000.

Also appeared in Born Yesterday; Critic's Choice; A Hatful of Rain; The Last of the Red Hot Lovers; Little Me; The Odd Couple; A Thousand Clowns; and Top Banana.

Major Tours:

Toured as Fagin, Oliver, Nederlander Company.

Stage Director:

Directed productions of Mouth-Trap, Silver Anniversary, and A Thousand Clowns, all at Drury Lane Theatre, Chicago, IL.


Video Games:

Voices of Barnabus, old male captive, and young male captive, Lands of Lore III, 1999.

Voice of uncle, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (also known as Jak and Daxter), Sony Computer Entertainment America, 2001.