Jack Carter

Jack Carter

Jun. 24th, 1923
Born in
New York City, New York, USA

Jack Carter's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Hollywood Squares TV Show
The Hollywood Squares
The Merv Griffin Show TV Show
The Merv Griffin Show
The Judy Garland Show TV Show
The Judy Garland Show
The Joker's Wild TV Show
The Joker's Wild
Cavalcade of Stars TV Show
Cavalcade of Stars
You're Putting Me On TV Show
You're Putting Me On
Big Eddie TV Show
Big Eddie
The Jack Carter Show TV Show
The Jack Carter Show
The Movie Game TV Show
The Movie Game
The Revlon Revue TV Show
The Revlon Revue

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


  • Attended New Utrecht High School and served in the entertainment division of the Army Air Corps during WWII.
  • He was given a shot at hosting "The Texaco Star Theater" in the summer of 1948. Although it's known today as _"The Milton Berle Show" (1948)_ (qv), NBC decided to test emcees throughout that summer. Jack rotated with 'Henny Youngman' (qv), 'Georgie Price' (qv), 'Harry Richman' (qv), 'Morey Amsterdam' (qv), and 'Peter Donald (I)' (qv). After audience testing, Berle landed the permanent title in September, 1948 and the rest is history.
  • A topnotch Las Vegas comedian known for his fast, irreverent and funny patter, he was once praised by the late great 'Fred Allen (I)' (qv) as "one of the outstanding comedians of the century."
  • Hit television prominence in 1949 as the host of _"Cavalcade of Stars" (1949)_ (qv).
  • Has a son, Michael, by ex-wife/singer 'Paula Stewart' (qv).
  • Hosted the very first televised Tony awards.
  • Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 97-98. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387.
  • Appeared on Broadway in "Call Me Mister," "Top Banana" and "Mr. Wonderful."

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