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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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Born:
Mar 5, 1927 In Richmond Hill, New York, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
39
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 The Eiger Sanction
Poster of The Andersonville Trial
Poster of Look in Any Window
Poster of Gunsmoke
Filmography
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
Series Orson Welles' Great Mysteries Unknown 1973-09-01
Movie Your Money Or Your Wife Josh Darwin, the TV Producer 1972-12-19
Series Banyon Unknown 1972-09-15
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Series Alias Smith and Jones Unknown 1971-01-05
Series Columbo Unknown 1971-09-15
Movie Bunny O'Hare Lieutenant Greeley 1971-10-18
Movie The Andersonville Trial Otis Baker 1970-05-17
Series The Mary Tyler Moore Show Unknown 1970-09-19
Series McCloud Unknown 1970-09-16
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Series He & She Oscar North 1967-09-06
Series That Girl Unknown 1966-09-08
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Series Get Smart Unknown 1965-09-18
Series Bewitched Unknown 1964-09-17
Movie FBI Code 98 Walter Macklin 1963-01-04
Series The Lucy Show Unknown 1962-10-01
Movie Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol Bob Cratchit (voice) 1962-12-18
Movie Look in Any Window Gareth Lowell 1961-01-29
Series Everglades Unknown 1961-10-09
Series Surfside 6 Unknown 1960-10-06
Series Lock-Up Unknown 1959-09-28
Series The Bell Telephone Hour 1959-01-12
Series Hawaiian Eye Unknown 1959-10-07
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 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