Jack Klugman

Mostly Credited As: Jack Klugman
Birth Name: Jacob Joachim Klugman
Date Of Birth: April 27, 1922 (Age 90)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date Of Death: December 24, 2012
Cause Of Death: prostate cancer
Height: 5' 8 ½" (1.73 m)

Jack Klugman

Jack began his acting career soon after serving in WWII. He struggled at first along with his NY roommate Charles Bronson. A number of guest appearances on popular TV series got him noticed and he soon started appearing in major motion pictures such as "12 Angry Men" and "I Could Go On Singing.' His career now taking off, Jack would then appear in such acclaimed series as "The Twilight Zone" and "The Defenders." His most well recognized parts were as sloppy sportswriter Oscar Madison on "The Odd Couple" and in the title role as "Quincy, M.E." A bout with throat cancer in 1994 led to the removal of part of his larynx, which left him with a gruff, weakened voice. But this would not stop Jack from acting. He would appear on stage with fellow "Odd Couple" mate Tony Randall in a production of "The Sunshine Boys."
Jack Klugman, the prolific, craggy-faced character actor and regular guy who was loved by millions as the messy one in TV's "The Odd Couple" and the crime-fighting coroner in "Quincy, M.E.," died Monday 24 december 2012, a son said. He was 90.
Klugman, who lost his voice to throat cancer in the 1980s and trained himself to speak again, died with his wife at his side.
Never anyone's idea of a matinee idol, Klugman remained a popular star for decades simply by playing the type of man you could imagine running into at a bar or riding on a subway with — gruff, but down to earth, his tie stained and a little loose, a racing form under his arm, a cigar in hand during the days when smoking was permitted.
He brought a city actor ideal for "The Odd Couple," which ran from 1970 to 1975 and was based on Neil Simon's play about mismatched roommates, divorced New Yorkers who end up living together. The show teamed Klugman — the sloppy sports writer Oscar Madison — and Tony Randall — the fussy photographer Felix Unger — in the roles played by Walter Matthau and Art Carney on Broadway and Matthau and Jack Lemmon in the 1968 film. Klugman had already had a taste of the show when he replaced Matthau on Broadway and he learned to roll with the quick-thinking Randall, with whom he had worked in 1955 on the CBS series "Appointment with Adventure."
In "Quincy, M.E.," which ran from 1976 to 1983, Klugman played an idealistic, tough-minded medical examiner who tussled with his boss by uncovering evidence of murder in cases where others saw natural causes.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Around the World in 80 Days (1989) (1989)As: Capt. Bunsby
You Again? (1986)As: Henry Willows
Quincy, M.E. (1976)As: Dr. R. Quincy
Celebrity Bowling (1971)As: Himself (1972 - 73)
The Odd Couple (1970) (1970)As: Oscar Madison
Harris Against the World (1964)As: Alan Harris
The Greatest Gift (1954)As: Jim Hanson
Episode Cast Credits 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Luke Wilson, Jack Klugman, Ghost Hunters Jason Hawes & Grant Wilson 13x50: (Dec/08/2005) As Himself 

Larry King Live (1985) 
  30 / Oct / 2005 21x02: (Oct/30/2005) As Himself 
  29 / Oct /2005 21x01: (Oct/29/2005) As Himself 
  March 23, 2001 17x02: (Mar/23/2001) As Himself 

The Tony Danza Show (2004) (2004) 
  Jack Klugman, Ted McGinley, Freddie Prinze Jr. 02x23: (Oct/12/2005) As Himself 

Living in TV Land (2004) 
  Dick Van Patten 01x01: (Aug/18/2004) As Himself 

Intimate Portrait (1993) 
  Penny Marshall 10x07: (Aug/04/2003) As Himself 

Crossing Jordan (2001) 
  Someone to Count On 01x21: (Apr/29/2002) As Leo Gelber 

Third Watch (1999) 
  Run of the Mill 02x09: (Dec/04/2000) As Stan Brandolini 

The Outer Limits (1995) (1995) 
  Glitch 06x12: (May/05/2000) As Joe Walker 

Brother's Keeper (1998) 
  An Odd Couple of Days 01x17: (Feb/19/1999) As Jack, [Special Guest Stars]

Diagnosis Murder (1993) 
  Voices Carry 06x13: (Jan/21/1999) As Det. Harry Trumble 
  Physician, Murder Thyself 04x22: (Apr/24/1997) As Dr. Jeff Everden 

The View (1997) 
  Season 1, Episode 92 01x92: (Dec/16/1997) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996) 
  10 / Oct / 1997 02x63: (Oct/10/1997) As Himself 

American Masters (1986) 
  Rod Serling: Submitted for Your Approval 09x01: (Nov/29/1995) As Himself 

The Jon Stewart Show (1993) 
  03 / Apr / 1994 02x01: (Apr/03/1994) As Himself 

Great Performances (1974) 
  Broadway Sings: the Music of Jule Styne 14x19: (Mar/20/1987) As Himself 

The Love Boat (1977) 
  Scandinavia Cruise: Girl of the Midnight Sun/There'll Be Some Changes Made/Mr. Smith Goes to Stockholm (2) 08x20: (Feb/02/1985) As Unknown 
  Scandinavia Cruise: Girl of the Midnight Sun/There'll Be Some Changes Made/Mr. Smith Goes to Stockholm (1) 08x19: (Feb/02/1985) As Unknown 

This Is Your Life (1983) (1983) 
  Garry Marshall 01x01: (Apr/21/1984) As Himself 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) 
  800107 18x16: (Jan/07/1980) As Himself 
  10 / Dec /1979 18x66: (Dec/10/1979) As Himself 
  19 / Aug /1974 12x56: (Aug/19/1974) As Himself 
  21 / June /1973 11x40: (Jun/21/1973) As Himself 

Insight (1960) 
  Rebirth of Packy Rowe 20x18: (Dec/29/1979) As Packy Rowe 
  The Kid Show 04x02: (Apr/24/1964) As Unknown 

Dean Martin Celebrity Roast (1973) 
  Jack Klugman 01x46: (Mar/17/1978) As Himself 
  Ralph Nader 01x18: (Feb/14/1974) As Himself 
  Don Rickles 01x17: (Feb/07/1974) As Himself 
  Jack Klugman & Tony Randall 01x13: (Dec/20/1973) As Himself 

The Carol Burnett Show (1967) (1967) 
  with Jack Klugman 09x22: (Mar/06/1976) As Himself 
  with Jack Klugman, Tony Randall 05x22: (Mar/08/1972) As Himself 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 31st Annual Golden Globe Awards 31x01: (Jan/28/1974) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical (for 'The Odd Couple') 

The Flip Wilson Show (1970) 
  Anthony Newley, Jack Klugman, Roscoe Lee Browne, Franklin Ajaye 04x13: (Dec/27/1973) As Himself 

The Dean Martin Show (1965) 
  Tony Randall & Jack Klugman (celebrity roast) 09x13: (Dec/21/1973) As Himself 

Match Game (1973) (1973) 
  July 6, 1973 01x28: (Jul/06/1973) As Himself 
  July 5, 1973 01x27: (Jul/05/1973) As Himself 
  July 4, 1973 01x26: (Jul/04/1973) As Himself 
  July 3, 1973 01x25: (Jul/03/1973) As Himself 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 25th Annual Emmy Awards 25x01: (May/20/1973) As Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (for 'The Odd Couple') 
  The 23rd Annual Emmy Awards 23x01: (May/09/1971) As Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (for 'The Odd Couple') 
  The 16th Annual Emmy Awards 16x01: (May/25/1964) As Winner: Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (for 'The Defenders': episode 'Blacklist') 

Banyon (1972) 
  The Lady Killer 01x12: (Dec/08/1972) As guest star 

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968) 
  Episode #128 06x12: (Dec/04/1972) As Himself 

Love, American Style (1969) 
  Love and the Cheaters 04x05: (Sep/22/1972) As Unknown 
  Love and the Big Game 02x35: (Jan/29/1971) As Unknown 

The Name of the Game (1968) 
  The Time is Now 03x06: (Oct/23/1970) As Captain Garrig 
  Blind Man's Bluff 02x03: (Oct/03/1969) As Art Trager 
  Swingers Only 01x16: (Jan/10/1969) As Frank Dovnik 

He Said, She Said (1969) (1969) 
  July 27, 1970 01x01: (Jul/27/1970) As Himself 

The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1969) 
  Dark Is the Rainbow, Loud the Silence 01x10: (Mar/01/1970) As Leland Rogers 

The F.B.I. (1965) 
  The Diamond Millstone 05x19: (Jan/18/1970) As Victor Amazeen 
  Image in a Cracked Mirror 01x02: (Sep/26/1965) As Charles Gates 

Then Came Bronson (1969) 
  The Runner 01x01: (Sep/17/1969) As Edward Hanrahan 

Garrison's Gorillas (1967) 
  Banker's Hours 01x04: (Sep/26/1967) As Gus Manners 

Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre (1963) 
  Time of Flight 04x02: (Sep/21/1966) As Markos 
  The Clash of Cymbals 02x11: (Dec/25/1964) As Paul Smith 

Ben Casey (1961) 
  A Slave is on the Throne 04x26: (Apr/12/1965) As Dr. Bill Justin 
  Give My Hands an Epitaph 01x18: (Feb/05/1962) As Dr. Philip Walton 

Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963) 
  Won't It Ever be Morning? 02x18: (Mar/18/1965) As Ozzie Keefer 
  The Threatening Eye 01x18: (Mar/12/1964) As Steve Zaro 

The Fugitive (1963) (1963) 
  Everybody Gets Hit in the Mouth Sometime 02x24: (Mar/09/1965) As Gus Hendricks 
  Terror at High Point 01x13: (Dec/17/1963) As Buck Harmon 

The Great Adventure (1963) 
  The Night Raiders 01x18: (Feb/21/1964) As John Brown 

The Defenders (1961) (1961) 
  Blacklist 03x16: (Jan/18/1964) As Joe Larch 
  The Search 01x18: (Jan/20/1962) As Charles Gramaglia 
  Quality of Mercy 01x01: (Sep/16/1961) As Grimaglia 

The Virginian (1962) 
  Roar from the Mountain 02x16: (Jan/08/1964) As Charles Mayhew 

Arrest and Trial (1963) 
  The Quality of Justice 01x10: (Nov/17/1963) As Celina 

The Twilight Zone (1959) 
  In Praise of Pip 05x01: (Sep/27/1963) As Max Phillips 
  Death Ship 04x06: (Feb/07/1963) As Captain Paul Ross 
  A Game of Pool 03x05: (Oct/13/1961) As Jesse Cardiff 
  A Passage for Trumpet 01x32: (May/20/1960) As Joey Crown 

Naked City (1958) 
  Stop the Parade, a Baby is Crying! 04x25: (Mar/20/1963) As Arthur Crews 
  King Stanislaus and the Knights of the Round Stable 04x13: (Dec/12/1962) As Pete Kannick 
  Let Me Die Before I Wake 03x19: (Feb/14/1962) As Joe Galageras 
  The Tragic Success of Alfred Tiloff 03x06: (Nov/08/1961) As Alfie Tiloff 

The Untouchables (1959) (1959) 
  An Eye for an Eye 04x19: (Feb/19/1963) As Sollie Girsch, [Special Guest Stars]
  Loophole 03x06: (Nov/16/1961) As Morton Halas, [Special Guest Stars]

Cain's Hundred (1961) 
  Woman of Silure 01x28: (Apr/24/1962) As Mike Colonni 

The New Breed (1961) 
  All the Dead Faces 01x24: (Mar/13/1962) As Floyd Blaylock 

Target: The Corruptors (1961) 
  Chase the Dragon 01x18: (Jan/26/1962) As Greg Paulson 
  Pier 60 01x02: (Oct/06/1961) As Otto 'Dutch' Kleberg 

Straightaway (1961) 
  Die Laughing 01x05: (Nov/03/1961) As Buddy Conway 

Follow the Sun (1961) 
  Busman's Holiday 01x06: (Oct/22/1961) As Steve Bixel 

Playhouse 90 (1956) 
  The Velvet Alley 03x16: (Jan/22/1959) As Max Salter 
  The Time of Your Life 03x03: (Oct/09/1958) As Nick 
  The Thundering Wave 02x14: (Dec/12/1957) As Lew Downs 

Hallmark Hall Of Fame (1951) 
  Kiss Me, Kate 08x02: (Nov/20/1958) As Gunman 

Kraft Television Theatre (1947) (1947) 
  Night Cry 11x44: (Aug/13/1958) As Mark Deglin 
  The Glass Wall 10x34: (May/15/1957) As guest star 
  The Ninth Hour 10x12: (Dec/05/1956) As guest star 
  Number Four with Flowers 09x06: (Nov/02/1955) As guest star 

Kraft Television Theatre (1953) (1953) 
  Night Cry 02x46: (Aug/13/1958) As Mark Deglin 
  The Glass Wall 02x45: (May/15/1957) As Unknown 
  The Ninth Hour 02x44: (Dec/05/1956) As Unknown 
  Number Four with Flowers 02x43: (Nov/02/1955) As Unknown 

Studio One (1948) 
  The Man Who Asked for a Funeral 10x37: (Jun/23/1958) As Leo 
  The Lonely Stage 10x21: (Feb/24/1958) As George Hall 
  A Terrible Day 07x44: (Jul/18/1955) As Darrell 

The Investigator (1958) 
  Season 1, Episode 2 01x02: (Jun/10/1958) As Selko 

General Electric Theater (1953) 
  The Young and Scared 06x32: (May/18/1958) As Murphy 

Suspicion (1958) (1957) 
  The Protege 01x30: (May/12/1958) As Jason 

Gunsmoke (1955) 
  Buffalo Man 03x18: (Jan/11/1958) As Earl Ticks 

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) (1955) 
  The Mail Order Prophet 03x02: (Oct/13/1957) As George Benedict 

Alcoa Hour (1955) 
  Mrs. Gilling and the Skyscraper 02x18: (Jun/09/1957) As George 
  No License to Kill 02x10: (Feb/03/1957) As Tyler 

The United States Steel Hour (1953) 
  The Funny Heart 03x21: (Apr/11/1956) As Unknown 
  Presento 02x09: (Dec/21/1954) As Barney Ostertag 
  Two 01x23: (Aug/31/1954) As Frank 
  Good for You 01x17: (Jun/08/1954) As Beaver 

Justice (1954) (1954) 
  The Frightened Witness 03x24: (Mar/18/1956) As Unknown 
  Hooked 03x15: (Jan/15/1956) As Unknown 

The Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950) 
  The Third Ear 07x10: (Feb/07/1956) As Unknown 
  Saturday Visit 07x04: (Nov/15/1955) As Unknown 

The Philco Television Playhouse (1948) 
  Rise Up and Walk 08x09: (Jan/01/1956) As guest star 
  The Mechanical Heart 08x05: (Nov/06/1955) As guest star 
  The Recluse 05x18: (Apr/19/1953) As guest star 

Goodyear Television Playhouse (1951) 
  The Expendable House 05x03: (Oct/09/1955) As Unknown 

Treasury Men in Action (1950) 
  The Case of the Betrayed Artist 05x37: (Jun/17/1955) As Unknown 

Producers' Showcase (1954) 
  The Petrified Forest 01x11: (May/30/1955) As Jackie 

Inner Sanctum (1954) 
  Face of the Dead 01x31: (Aug/07/1954) As Det. Crane 
  A Second Life 01x09: (Mar/06/1954) As Harry 
  Never Die Again 01x07: (Feb/20/1954) As Prater 

Colonel Humphrey Flack (1953) 
  The Missing Heir 01x07: (Nov/18/1953) As Unknown 

Actors Studio (1948) 
  The Timid Guy 02x18: (Jan/24/1950) As Unknown 

Inside Detective (1950) 
  Return for Death 01x01: (Unknown/Unaired) As Unknown 

Presidio Med (2002) 
  Good Question 01x12: (Unaired) As Colleen Fernandez 

The Walter Winchell File (1957) 
  Death Comes in a Small Package 02x09: (Unknown) As Allie Sunshine 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Episode Crew

Quincy, M.E. (1976) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
Promises to Keep 04x19 Mar/01/1979 As: Story
A Test for Living 04x03 Oct/19/1978 As: Writer
A Good Smack in the Mouth 02x08 Apr/15/1977 As: Story
Kraft Television Theatre (1947) (1947) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
Code of the Corner 11x16 Jan/15/1958 As: Writer
The Big Break 10x43 Jul/17/1957 As: Writer

With the death of Jack Warden on July 19, 2006, he is the last of the twelve stars of "12 Angry Men" who is still alive.

Serves on the Board of directors of New York's National Actor's Theatre.

Had part of his larynx removed after being diagnosed with throat cancer.

Jack appeared with Jack Lemmon in the motion picture "12 Angry Men" and then appeared on the "Odd Couple" TV series in which Jack Lemmon had a role in screen version.

Jack Klugman Quotes
I always loved to gamble. I never got close to a horse. Fate dealt me a terrible blow when it gave me a good horse the first time out. I thought how easy this is. Now I love being around them.

A world without Tony Randall is a world that I cannot recognize.