Jack Warden

Character Actor / Actor | * 09/18/1920 († 85, 07/19/2006) | Newark, New Jersey, USA
Jack Warden (born John Warden Lebzelter Jr.; September 18, 1920 – July 19, 2006) was an American character actor of film and television. He was twice nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor—for Shampoo (1975), and Heaven Can Wait (1978). He received a BAFTA nomination for the former, and won an Emmy for his performance in Brian's Song (1971). ()
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Jack Warden was an American television and film character actor, born John Warden Lebzelter in Newark, New Jersey. He was twice nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Shampoo (1975) and Heaven Can Wait (1978). He also received a BAFTA nomination for the former movie and won an Emmy for his performance in Brian's Song (1971).   Expelled from high school for fighting, Warden eventually fought as a professional boxer under the name Johnny Costello winning 13 welterweight bouts to little financial success.   Warden worked a number of odd jobs before joining the United States military in 1938, rotating through numerous branches of the US armed forces, finishing his career as a Master Sergeant with the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division.   Following his military service, Warden studied theatre, performing on stage for five years, before making his television debut in 1948 on The Philco Television Playhouse and Studio One.  He earned his first credited film role with The Man with My Face in 1952, just prior to his breakout performance as Juror No. 7 in 12 Angry Men. Warden continued to appear in many television series and films over the years. He received a supporting actor Emmy Award for his performance as Chicago Bears coach George Halas in the television movie Brian's Song, and was twice nominated for his starring role in the 1980s comedy/drama series, Crazy Like a Fox. Appearing in more than one hundred movies, Wardon typically played gruff cops, sports coaches, trusted friends or similar roles over his six decade career.  His final film was The Replacements in 2000, after which he suffered from declining health and retired from acting before passing of heart and kidney failure in a New York hospital at the age of 85.  .

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Jack Warden

2x Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Movies with Jack Warden as Actor(85)

as Edward O'Neil2000 The Replacements
as Jehan1999 A Dog Of Flanders
as Eddie Davers1998 Bulworth
as Armand McMillan1998 Chairman of the Board
as 'Pops' McKenna1998 Dirty Work
as Chubb1996 Ed
as Tiresias1995 Mighty Aphrodite
as Julian Marx1994 Bullets Over Broadway
as A Journalist (archive footage)1993 La Classe américaine
as Moe1993 Guilty as Sin
as Jack Scanlan1992 Passed Away
as Al Grossman1992 Night and the City
as Old General Zevo1992 Toys
as 'Big' Ben Healy1991 Problem Child 2
as Big Ben1990 Problem Child
as Judge Harry Murdoch1990 Everybody Wins
as Claude Fortier1990 Judgment
as Hubert 'Bad Hair' Wimberly1988 Dead Solid Perfect
as Sgt. Maj. Ross Maclure1988 The Presidio
as Lloyd1987 September
as Harry Fox1987 Still Crazy Like a Fox
as Rocko (voice)1986 The Cosmic Eye
as Moravia1985 The Aviator
as Garvey1984 Crackers
as Henry Horatio Hobson1983 Hobson's Choice
as Mickey Morrissey1982 The Verdict
as The Commander1981 Chu Chu and the Philly Flash
as Jack1981 So Fine
as Mike Tarkenian1981 The Great Muppet Caper
as Nelson Longhurst1981 Carbon Copy
as Roy L. Fuchs / Luke Fuchs1980 Used Cars
as Cornelius Ryan1980 A Private Battle
as Cosmo Topper1979 Topper
as Harold Meredith1979 Beyond the Poseidon Adventure
as Judge Francis Rayford1979 ...And Justice for All
as President 'Bobby'1979 Being There
as Harry1979 Dreamer
as Jackie1979 The Champ
as Dr. Ludwig Bessner1978 Death on the Nile
as Dr. Ludwig Bessner1978 Death on the Nile: Making of Featurette
as Max Corkle1978 Heaven Can Wait
as Charlie Zane1977 The White Buffalo
as Harry M. Rosenfeld1976 All the President's Men
as Lt. Gen. Mordechai Gur1976 Raid on Entebbe
as Lester1975 Shampoo
as John "Jigsaw" St. John1975 They Only Come Out at Night
as Sheriff Henry Gifford1974 Billy Two Hats
as Sgt. Dobbs1974 The Godchild
as Jake Moniker1972 Man On A String
as Capt. Patrick Lonergan1972 Lieutenant Schuster's Wife
as Herb McAdams1971 Summertree
as Lieutenant George Coy1971 The Face of Fear
as Coach George Halas1971 Brian's Song
as Lieutenant Joe Burton1971 What's a Nice Girl Like You...?
as Earl Olive1971 The Sporting Club
as Barnet Weinstein1968 Bye Bye Braverman
as General George Pratt1966 Blindfold
as Lt. Fergus1964 The Adventures of Gallegher
as First Sgt. Welsh1964 The Thin Red Line
as William Dedham1963 Donovan's Reef
as Huston1962 Escape from Zahrain
as Comissioner1962 Flashing Spikes
as Matthew Gower1961 The Lawbreakers
as Captain Dave 'Doc' Farrington1960 Wake Me When It's Over
as Ben Compson1959 The Sound and the Fury
as George Kelly1959 That Kind of Woman
as Yeoman 1st Class Mueller1958 Run Silent, Run Deep
as Saul Rosen / Narrator1958 Darby's Rangers
as Charles Malik1957 Edge of the City
as Eddie Watkins1957 The Bachelor Party
as Juror 71957 12 Angry Men
as Frank Doran1956 Tragedy in a Temporary Town
as Cpl. Buckley1953 From Here to Eternity
as Walt Davis1951 The Man with My Face
as Tommy Morse1951 You're in the Navy Now

TV Shows/Series with Jack Warden as Actor(49)

Full Name: Jack Warden
Born: Saturday, 09/18 1920 (September) in Newark
Died: Wednesday, 07/19 2006 (July) in New York City (aged: 85)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Other names for Jack Warden (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"John Warden Lebzelter, Jr."
Jack Warden frequently works together with these people:
Jack Klugman (19x, Actor)
James Whitmore (17x, Actor)
William Shatner (16x, Actor)
Ed Begley (15x, Actor)
Bethel Leslie (15x, Actress)
Nina Foch (15x, Actress)
Cloris Leachman (14x, Actress)
Philip Abbott (14x, Actor)
Douglas Heyes (14x, Crew)
Frank Overton (14x, Actor)
Warren Beatty (11x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:7071, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 08/05/2020