Biography

Jackie Gleason (February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987) was an American comedian, actor and musician. He was known for his brash visual and verbal comedy style, especially by his character Ralph Kramden on The Honeymooners, a situation-comedy television series. His most noted film roles were as Minnesota Fats in the drama film The Hustler (1961) starring Paul Newman, and as Buford T. Justice in the Smokey and the Bandit movie series.

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Jackie Gleason (February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987) was an American comedian, actor and musician. He was known for his brash visual and verbal comedy style, especially by his character Ralph Kramden on The Honeymooners, a situation-comedy television series. His most noted film roles were as Minnesota Fats in the drama film The Hustler (1961) starring Paul Newman, and as Buford T. Justice in the Smokey and the Bandit movie series.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 44

Birthday 1916-02-26

Day of Death 1987-06-24

Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Jackie C. Gleason
  • Herbert Walton Gleason Jr.

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2000 The Very Best of the Honeymooners as Ralph Kramden
1998 A Bing Crosby Christmas as Himself
1986 Nothing in Common as Max Basner
1985 Izzy & Moe
1983 Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 as Buford T. Justice
1983 The Sting II as Fargo Gondorff
1982 The Toy as Ulysses Simpson 'U.S.' Bates
1980 Smokey and the Bandit II as Sheriff Buford T. Justice
1977 Smokey and the Bandit as Sheriff Buford T. Justice
1977 Mr. Billion as John Cutler
1976 The Captain and Tennille(1 episode)
1975 Three for Two as Fred/Herb/Mike
1974 Tony Orlando and Dawn(1 episode)
1970 How Do I Love Thee?
1969 Don't Drink the Water as Walter Hollander
1969 How to Commit Marriage as Oliver Poe
1968 Skidoo as Tough Tony Banks
1963 Soldier In The Rain as MSgt. Maxwell Slaughter
1963 Papa's Delicate Condition as Jack Griffith
1962 Gigot as Gigot
1962 Requiem for a Heavyweight as Maish Rennick
1961 The Hustler as Minnesota Fats
1961 You're in the Picture(1 episode) as Host
1960 The Fabulous Fifties
1955 The Honeymooners(229 episodes) as Ralph Kramden
1952 The Jackie Gleason Show(3 episodes)
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour(2 episodes)
1950 The Desert Hawk as Aladdin
1949 The Life of Riley(26 episodes) as Chester A. Riley
1949 Cavalcade of Stars(1 episode) as Fenwick Babbitt
1949 Dating: Do's and Don'ts
1948 Westinghouse Studio One(3 episodes)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(5 episodes)
1942 Springtime in the Rockies as Commissioner (uncredited)
1942 Orchestra Wives as Ben Beck
1942 Escape from Crime as Evans - Convict Getting Mug Shot (as Jackie C. Gleason)
1942 Larceny Inc. as Hobart (as Jackie C. Gleason)
1942 Tramp, Tramp, Tramp! as Hank
1942 Lady Gangster as Wilson
1941 Steel Against the Sky as Cliff, the Drunk in Diner (uncredited)
1941 All Through the Night as Starchy
1941 Navy Blues as 'Tubby' (as Jackie C. Gleason)

Production

1955 The Honeymooners(58 episodes)Production Supervisor
1955 The Honeymooners(171 episodes)Producer
1954 Stage Show(1 episode)Producer

Writing

2004 The Wool CapWriter
1962 GigotWriter
1952 The Jackie Gleason Show(3 episodes)Writer

Creator

1955 The HoneymoonersCreator
1954 Stage ShowCreator

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