Jack Kruschen

Jack Kruschen

Age
80 (passed away Apr. 2nd, 2002)
Birthday
Mar. 20th, 1922
Born in
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height

Jack Kruschen's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Rifleman TV Show
The Rifleman
Assignment Vienna TV Show
Assignment Vienna
Busting Loose TV Show
Busting Loose
Your Jeweler's Showcase TV Show
Your Jeweler's Showcase
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

Canadian-born Jack Kruschen entered films after years on the stage, and became a dependable character actor both in movies and on television. Often cast as ethnic comedy relief, Kruschen occasionally landed a role as a villain, but was more often the volatile, emotional Italian or Jewish neighbor patriarch. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in The Apartment (1960).


TRIVIA:
  • Performed in radio dramas while still in high school.
  • One of the few actors killed by martians in 2 different movies (War of the Worlds (1953) and Angry Red Planet).
  • In 1939, Kruschen was already appearing in TV dramas on the Don Lee experimental station in Los Angeles; the programs were beamed out to roughly 200 sets with 3" screens.


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