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Jan Murray

Mostly Credited As: Jan Murray
Birth Name: Murray Janofsky
Date Of Birth: October 04, 1916 (Age 89)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New York City, New York
Date Of Death: July 02, 2006
Cause Of Death: Natural Causes in Beverly Hills, California
Height: 6' (1.82 m)

Jan Murray


Born Murray Janofsky on October 4, 1916, in New York, Murray honed his craft by watching vaudeville shows and performing at Catskills resorts that catered to the crowds of Jewish vacationers. "Treasure Hunt" ran from 1956 to 1959 in both daytime and prime time versions, first on ABC and later on NBC. The contestant who won a quiz got to pick among treasure chests, which contained anything "from a head of cabbage to a check for a large sum of money," according to the book "The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows." Among the other veterans of that vanished show business training ground were Mel Brooks, Red Buttons, Sid Caesar and the late Buddy Hackett. Murray went on to host a string of game shows in the 1950s, including "Dollar a Second," before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Among the movies he appeared in were "The Busy Body," "Who Killed Teddy Bear" and, in a small role, Brooks' "History of the World Part I." He also served as a guest host on "The Tonight Show" and did many guest shots in 1960s and '70s TV series, including "Love, American Style," "The Name of the Game" and "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." In addition to son Howard, Murray is survived by his wife, Toni; son Warren; daughters, Diane and Celia; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Dream Merchants (1980)As: Murray Tucker
Chain Letter (1966)As: Host
Charge Account (1960)As: Host
Treasure Hunt (US) (1956)As: Host
Jan Murray Time (1955)As: Host
Dollar A Second (1953)As: Host
Meet Your Match (1952)As: Host
Go Lucky (1951)As: Host
Songs for Sale (1950)As: Himself (Host July 1950 - February 1951)
Sing It Again (1950)As: Host
Blind Date (1949) (1949)As: Host (1953)
Episode Cast Credits 

My Two Dads (1987) 
  You Love Me, Right? 02x15: (May/07/1989) As Uncle Raymond 

It's a Living (1980) 
  The Dickie Doodle Show 04x19: (Feb/21/1987) As Dickie Doodle 

Hunter (1984) (1984) 
  Killer in a Halloween Mask 02x05: (Oct/26/1985) As Bay Fetner 

Hardcastle & McCormick (1983) 
  What's So Funny? 02x14: (Jan/21/1985) As Leo Dikeman 

Legmen (1984) 
  How The Other Half Dies 01x06: (Mar/16/1984) As Johnny Booth 

The Fall Guy (1981) 
  Scavenger Hunt 01x23: (May/05/1982) As Himself 

Fantasy Island (1977) (1978) 
  Forget-Me-Not/The Quiz Masters 05x20: (Apr/10/1982) As Ron 

The Practice (1976) (1976) 
  Oh, Brother 02x09: (Jan/26/1977) As Harry Bedford 

Dean Martin Celebrity Roast (1973) 
  Danny Thomas 01x39: (Dec/15/1976) As Himself 
  Michael Landon 01x31: (May/15/1975) As Himself 
  Sammy Davis Jr. 01x30: (Apr/24/1975) As Himself 

Jigsaw John (1976) 
  Homicide is a Fine Art 01x13: (May/31/1976) As unknown 

Ellery Queen (1975) 
  The Adventure of Caesar's Last Sleep 01x20: (Mar/14/1976) As Ralph Caesar 

Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974) 
  The Vampire 01x04: (Oct/04/1974) As Ichabod Grace 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) 
  730903 11x31: (Sep/03/1973) As Himself 

Mannix (1967) 
  Shadow Play 04x23: (Mar/06/1971) As Tony Sargent 

Love, American Style (1969) 
  Love and the Happy Couple 02x23: (Dec/11/1970) As Robert Cleary 
  Love and the Understanding 02x22: (Dec/11/1970) As **Unknown** 

The Name of the Game (1968) 
  Battle at Gannon's Bridge 03x04: (Oct/09/1970) As Doc Haller 

The Jackie Gleason Show (1952) 
  Season 3, Episode 11 03x11: (Jan/04/1969) As Himself 

Good Morning, World (1967) 
  Here Comes the Bribe 01x24: (Feb/27/1968) As Mickey Mouze 

Cowboy in Africa (1967) 
  African Rodeo: Part 2 01x17: (Jan/22/1968) As Trevor Wellington, [Special Guest Stars]
  African Rodeo: Part 1 01x16: (Jan/15/1968) As Trevor Wellington, [Special Guest Stars]

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (1964) 
  The Hula Doll Affair 03x22: (Feb/17/1967) As Simon Sweet 

The Dean Martin Show (1965) 
  Eddie Albert, Alice Faye, Phil Harris 02x11: (Nov/24/1966) As Himself 

The Lucy Show (1962) 
  Lucy and the Soap Opera 04x19: (Jan/31/1966) As Peter Shannon 

Burke's Law (1963) (1963) 
  Who Killed Mother Goose? 02x17: (Jan/13/1965) As Dr. Abernathy 

The Joey Bishop Show (1961) 
  In This Corner, Jan Murray 04x05: (Oct/25/1964) As Himself 

The Defenders (1961) (1961) 
  Die Laughing 03x25: (Apr/11/1964) As Himself 

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) 
  Ginger Rogers, Burt Lancaster 17x10: (Dec/08/1963) As Himself 
  Guy Lombardo, Leon Bibb 16x23: (Mar/10/1963) As Himself 
  The Crosby Brothers, Damita Jo 15x24: (Feb/25/1962) As Himself 
  Rowan and Martin, Jean Carroll 13x43: (Jul/24/1960) As Himself 

Car 54, Where are You? (1961) 
  Boom, Boom, Boom 01x17: (Jan/14/1962) As Himself 

Dr. Kildare (1961) 
  The Million Dollar Property 01x05: (Oct/26/1961) As Kenny Hallerton 

Zane Grey Theatre (1956) 
  The Empty Shell 05x24: (Mar/30/1961) As Cletis Madden 

The Steve Allen Show (1956) 
  Season 5, Episode 23 05x23: (Mar/21/1960) As Himself 

On Trial (1956) 
  The Jameson Case 01x10: (Dec/14/1956) As Lindsey 

This Is Your Life (1952) (1952) 
  Milton Berle 04x03: (Jun/06/1956) As Himself 

The Milton Berle Show (1948) 
  Season 8, Episode 4 08x04: (Nov/28/1955) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  Season 3, Episode 3 03x03: (Oct/03/1950) As Himself 
  Season 2, Episode 34 02x34: (May/09/1950) As Himself 
  Season 1, Episode 26 01x26: (Nov/30/1948) As Himself 

The Cop and the Kid (1975) 
  Danger: Men Working 01x13: (Unaired) As Harry 
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