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Jack Cassidy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. John Joseph Edward “Jack” Cassidy (March 5, 1927 – December 12, 1976) was an American actor of stage, film and screen. His frequent professional persona was that of an urbane, super-confident egotist with a dramatic flair, much in the manner of Broadway actor Frank Fay. Cassidy perfected this character to such an extent that he was cast as the legendary John Barrymore in the feature film W.C. Fields and Me. The role of the vain, shallow, buffoon-like newsman Ted Baxter on TV's The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977) was written with Cassidy in mind. However, Cassidy turned down the role, feeling that it was not right for him, and the part went to Ted Knight. Cassidy later appeared as a guest star in a 1971 episode as Ted's highly competitive and equally egocentric brother, Hal. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jack Cassidy, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

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Mar 5, 1927 In Richmond Hill, New York, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Movie The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover 1977-12-01
Known For
Poster of Columbo
Poster of George M!
Poster of Hawaii Five-O
Poster of Bewitched
Movie The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover Damon Runyon 1977-12-01
Movie W.C. Fields and Me John Barrymore 1976-03-31
Movie The Eiger Sanction Miles Mellough 1975-05-21
Movie The Phantom of Hollywood Otto Vonner / Karl Vonner 1974-02-12
Movie June Moon Paul Sears 1974-01-30
Series Barnaby Jones Craig Woodridge 1973-01-28
Series Orson Welles' Great Mysteries Unknown 1973-09-01
Movie Your Money Or Your Wife Josh Darwin, the TV Producer 1972-12-19
Series The Julie Andrews Hour Himself 1972-09-13
Series Banyon Grey Gloves 1972-09-15
Series Great Performances Paul Sears 1971-01-28
Series Alias Smith and Jones Harry Wagoner 1971-01-05
Series Columbo The Great Santini 1971-09-15
Series Cannon Gen. James O'Hara 1971-09-14
Movie Bunny O'Hare Lieutenant Horace Greeley 1971-10-18
Movie Annie: the Women in the Life of a Man Himself 1970-02-18
Series McCloud Lord Charles Bridges 1970-02-17
Movie The Andersonville Trial Otis Baker 1970-05-17
Movie George M! Jerry Cohan 1970-09-12
Series The Mary Tyler Moore Show Hal Baxter 1970-09-19
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Series The Mod Squad Perry Lemko 1968-09-24
Series Hawaii Five-O Morwood 1968-09-20
Series He & She Oscar North 1967-09-06
Series The Carol Burnett Show Unknown 1967-09-11
Series That Girl Marty Haines 1966-09-08
Series Mission: Impossible Orin Kerr 1966-09-17
Series Get Smart Mr. Bob 1965-09-18
Series Bewitched George Dinsdale 1964-09-17
Movie FBI Code 98 Walter Macklin 1963-01-04
Series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown 1962-09-20
Movie Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol Bob Cratchit (voice) 1962-12-18
Series The Lucy Show Unknown 1962-10-01
Movie Look in Any Window Gareth Lowell 1961-01-29
Series Everglades Unknown 1961-10-09
Series Surfside 6 Unknown 1960-10-06
Series The Bell Telephone Hour 1959-01-12
Series Hawaiian Eye Unknown 1959-10-07
Series Lock-Up Unknown 1959-09-28
Series Bronco Unknown 1958-09-23
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Series Richard Diamond, Private Detective Unknown 1957-07-01
Series Maverick Unknown 1957-09-22
Series Tony Awards Presenter 1956-04-01
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20