As a film character actor, Klugman was the epitome of the everyman. He was one of the pioneers of television acting in the 1950s, and is best remembered for his 1970s TV work as Oscar Madison on "The Odd Couple" (1970) and as the medical examiner on "Quincy M.E." (1976).

As a film character actor, Klugman was the epitome of the everyman. He was one of the pioneers of television acting in the 1950s, and is best remembered for his 1970s TV work as Oscar Madison on "The Odd Couple" (1970) and as the medical examiner on "Quincy M.E." (1976).

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 94

Birthday 1922-04-27

Day of Death 2012-12-24

Place of Birth philadelphia, PA, USA

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Also Known As

  • Jacob Joachim Klugman

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Making '12 Angry Men' as Himself
2005 When Do We Eat as Artur
2004 The Tony Danza Show (1 episode)
2004 Living in TV Land (1 episode)
2002 Presidio Med (1 episode)
2001 Crossing Jordan (1 episode)
1999 Third Watch (1 episode) as Stan Brandolini
1998 Brother's Keeper (1 episode)
1996 The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1 episode)
1995 The Harald Schmidt Show (1 episode)
1994 Parallel Lives as Senator Robert Ferguson
1994 Intimate Portrait (1 episode)
1993 Diagnosis: Murder (2 episodes)
1993 The Odd Couple together again as Oscar Madison
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1 episode)
1989 Around the World in 80 Days (3 episodes) as Captain Bunsby
1989 Shining Time Station (1 episode)
1986 You Again? (26 episodes) as Henry Willows
1985 Larry King Live (3 episodes)
1983 This Is Your Life (1 episode)
1980 Lucy Moves to NBC as Himself
1977 The Love Boat (2 episodes)
1976 Two-Minute Warning as Stu Sandmann
1976 Quincy, M.E. (148 episodes) as Dr. R. Quincy, M.E.
1976 One of My Wives Is Missing as Inspector Murray Levine
1975 Rickles (1 episode) as himself
1974 The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts (3 episodes)
1973 Poor Devil as Burnett J. Emerson
1972 Banyon (1 episode)
1970 The Odd Couple (114 episodes) as Oscar Madison
1969 Love, American Style (2 episodes)
1969 Then Came Bronson (1 episode)
1969 He Said, She Said (1 episode)
1969 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1 episode)
1969 Goodbye, Columbus as Ben Patimkin
1968 The Split as Harry Kifka
1968 The Name of the Game (3 episodes)
1968 The Detective as Dave Schoenstein
1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1 episode)
1967 The Carol Burnett Show (2 episodes)
1967 Garrison's Gorillas (1 episode)
1966 Fame Is the Name of the Game as Ben Welcome
1965 The F.B.I. (2 episodes)
1965 Hail! Mafia
1964 Harris Against the World (13 episodes) as Alan Harris
1963 Act One as Joe Hyman
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (2 episodes)
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (2 episodes)
1963 The Great Adventure (1 episode)
1963 The Fugitive (2 episodes)
1963 Arrest and Trial (1 episode)
1963 The Yellow Canary as Lt. Bonner
1963 I Could Go on Singing as George
1962 Days of Wine and Roses as Jim Hungerford
1962 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (7 episodes)
1962 Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine (1 episode) as Charles (1 episode) as Cameo
1962 The Virginian (1 episode)
1961 Straightaway (1 episode)
1961 The New Breed (1 episode)
1961 Ben Casey (2 episodes)
1961 Target: The Corruptors! (2 episodes)
1961 Cain's Hundred (1 episode)
1961 Follow the Sun (1 episode)
1961 The Defenders (3 episodes)
1960 Insight (2 episodes)
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode) as Max Phillips (1 episode) as Jesse Cardiff (1 episode) as Captain Ross (1 episode) as Joey Crown
1959 The Velvet Alley as Max Salter
1958 Kiss Me, Kate as Gunman
1958 Naked City (6 episodes)
1958 The Investigator (1 episode)
1958 Cry Terror! as Vince
1957 The Walter Winchell File (1 episode)
1957 Suspicion (1 episode)
1957 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1 episode)
1957 12 Angry Men as Juror 5
1956 Time Table as Frankie Page
1955 The Alcoa Hour (2 episodes)
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode)
1954 Producers' Showcase (1 episode)
1954 The Greatest Gift (218 episodes)
1954 Justice (2 episodes)
1954 Inner Sanctum (3 episodes)
1953 The United States Steel Hour (4 episodes)
1953 Colonel Humphrey Flack (1 episode)
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1952 Grubstake
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)
1951 Goodyear Television Playhouse (1 episode)
1950 Treasury Men in Action (1 episode)
1950 Inside Detective (1 episode)
1948 Studio One (3 episodes)
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse (3 episodes)
1948 Actors Studio (1 episode)


1975 Rickles (1 episode)Creative Consultant

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