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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.​

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.​

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 46

Birthday 1927-03-05

Day of Death 1976-12-12

Place of Birth Richmond Hill, New York, U.S.

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1977 The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover as Damon Runyon
1976 W.C. Fields and Me as John Barrymore
1975 The Eiger Sanction as Miles Mellough
1974 The Phantom of Hollywood as Otto Vonner / Karl Vonner
1973 Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (1 episode)
1972 Your Money Or Your Wife as Josh Darwin, the TV Producer
1972 Banyon (1 episode) as Grey Gloves
1972 The Julie Andrews Hour (3 episodes) as Himself
1971 Bunny O'Hare as Lieutenant Greeley
1971 Columbo: Murder by the Book as Jack Franklin
1971 Columbo (1 episode) as Riley Greenleaf (1 episode) as The Great Santini (1 episode) as Ken Franklin
1971 Cannon (1 episode) as Gen. James O'Hara
1971 Alias Smith and Jones (1 episode) as Harry Wagoner
1970 The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1 episode) as Hal Baxter
1970 McCloud (1 episode) as Lord Charles Bridges
1970 George M! as Jerry Cohan
1970 The Andersonville Trial as Otis Baker
1970 Annie: the Women in the Life of a Man as Himself
1968 The Mod Squad (1 episode) as Perry Lemko
1968 Hawaii Five-O (1 episode) as Morwood
1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1 episode)
1967 The Carol Burnett Show (1 episode)
1967 He & She (26 episodes) as Oscar North
1966 Mission: Impossible (1 episode) as Orin Kerr
1966 That Girl (2 episodes) as Marty Haines
1965 Get Smart (1 episode) as Mr. Bob
1964 Bewitched (1 episode) as George Dinsdale (1 episode) as Rance Butler
1963 FBI Code 98 as Walter Macklin
1962 Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol as Bob Cratchit (voice)
1962 The Lucy Show (1 episode)
1961 Everglades (1 episode)
1961 Look in Any Window as Gareth Lowell
1960 Surfside 6 (1 episode)
1959 Hawaiian Eye (1 episode)
1959 Lock-Up (1 episode)
1959 The Bell Telephone Hour (107 episodes)
1958 77 Sunset Strip (1 episode)
1958 Bronco (2 episodes)
1957 Maverick (1 episode)
1957 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1 episode)
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode)
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1950 Lux Video Theatre (2 episodes)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (1 episode)
1947 The Tony Awards (1 episode) as Presenter

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