Jack Warden

Jack Warden
Jack Warden was an American television and film character actor, born John Warden Lebzelter in Newark, New Jersey. He was twice nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Shampoo (1975) and Heaven Can Wait (1978). He also received a BAFTA nomination for the former movie and won an Emmy for his performance in Brian's Song (1971).   Expelled from high school for fighting, Warden eventually fought as a professional boxer under the name Johnny Costello winning 13 welterweight bouts to little financial success.   Warden worked a number of odd jobs before joining the United States military in 1938, rotating through numerous branches of the US armed forces, finishing his career as a Master Sergeant with the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division.   Following his military service, Warden studied theatre, performing on stage for five years, before making his television debut in 1948 on The Philco Television Playhouse and Studio One.  He earned his first credited film role with The Man with My Face in 1952, just prior to his breakout performance as Juror No. 7 in 12 Angry Men. Warden continued to appear in many television series and films over the years. He received a supporting actor Emmy Award for his performance as Chicago Bears coach George Halas in the television movie Brian's Song, and was twice nominated for his starring role in the 1980s comedy/drama series, Crazy Like a Fox. Appearing in more than one hundred movies, Wardon typically played gruff cops, sports coaches, trusted friends or similar roles over his six decade career.  His final film was The Replacements in 2000, after which he suffered from declining health and retired from acting before passing of heart and kidney failure in a New York hospital at the age of 85.  
Name Jack Warden
Also Known As John Warden Lebzelter, Jr.
Birthday 1920-09-18
Deathday 2006-07-19
Gender Male
IMDB Jack Warden profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Newark, New Jersey, USA
As: Juror 7
1957-04-10
12 Angry Men...
As: Joe Heff
1995-12-01
Things to Do in Denv...
As: Harry M. Rosenfeld
1976-04-04
All the President's ...
As: Saul
1995-04-21
While You Were Sleep...
As: President 'Bobby'
1979-12-19
Being There...
As: Dr. Ludwig Bessner
1978-10-06
Death on the Nile...
As: Moe
1993-06-04
Guilty as Sin...
As: Big Ben
1990-07-27
Problem Child...
As: Jackie
1979-07-10
The Champ...
As: Dr. Ludwig Bessner
1978-01-01
Death on the Nile: M...
As: Cpl. Buckley
1953-08-28
From Here to Eternit...
As: Tiresias
1995-09-13
Mighty Aphrodite...
As: Lloyd
1987-01-01
September...
As: Lester
1975-03-13
Shampoo...
As: Old General Zevo
1992-12-18
Toys...
As: Armand McMillan
1998-03-13
Chairman of the Boar...
As: Mickey Morrissey
1982-12-08
The Verdict...
As: Harold Meredith
1979-05-18
Beyond the Poseidon ...
As: Sgt. Maj. Ross Maclu
1988-06-10
The Presidio...
As: Lt. Gen. Mordechai G
1976-01-01
Raid on Entebbe...
As: Sheriff Henry Giffor
1974-03-20
Billy Two Hats...
As: Max Corkle
1978-06-28
Heaven Can Wait...
As: Eddie Davers
1998-05-15
Bulworth...
As: Owl
1985-12-09
Alice in Wonderland...
As: Hubert 'Bad Hair' Wi
1988-12-18
Dead Solid Perfect...
As: Charles Malik
1957-08-02
Edge of the City...
As: 'Big' Ben Healy
1991-07-03
Problem Child 2...
As: Big Ben
1995-05-13
Problem Child 3...
As: Al Grossman
1992-10-11
Night and the City...
As: Judge Harry Murdoch
1990-01-19
Everybody Wins...
As: Roy L. Fuchs / Luke
1980-07-11
Used Cars...
As: 'Pops' McKenna
1998-06-12
Dirty Work...
As: Dawes
1973-06-28
The Man Who Loved Ca...
As: Jack Scanlan
1992-04-24
Passed Away...
As: Dr. William Dedham
1963-06-12
Donovan's Reef...
As: Boruch
1997-10-23
The Island on Bird S...
As: MSgt. Saul Rosen / N
1958-02-12
Darby's Rangers...
As: Judge Francis Rayfor
1979-10-19
...And Justice for A...
As: Charlie Zane
1977-05-01
The White Buffalo...
As: Coach George Halas
1971-11-30
Brian's Song...
As: Yeoman 1st Class Mue
1958-03-27
Run Silent, Run Deep...
As: Barnet Weinstein
1968-02-21
Bye Bye Braverman...
As: Walt Davis
1951-06-14
The Man with My Face...
As: Nelson Longhurst
1981-09-25
Carbon Copy...
As: Moravia
1985-03-01
The Aviator...
As: Dr. Solomon F. Moses
1971-06-15
Who Is Harry Kellerm...
As: Jack
1981-09-25
So Fine...
As: Garvey
1984-02-17
Crackers...
As: Jehan
1999-08-27
A Dog Of Flanders...
As: Captain Dave 'Doc' F
1960-06-10
Wake Me When It's Ov...
As: Mark Twain
1984-04-23
Helen Keller: The Mi...
As: Huston
1962-05-23
Escape From Zahrain...
As: Ben Compson
1959-03-27
The Sound and the Fu...
As: Earl Olive
1971-02-28
The Sporting Club...
As: Eddie Watkins
1957-04-09
The Bachelor Party...
As: First Sgt. Welsh
1964-05-02
The Thin Red Line...
As: Harry
1979-04-27
Dreamer...
As: George Kelly
1959-09-11
That Kind of Woman...
As: Cosmo Topper
1979-11-09
Topper...
As: Lieutenant Joe Burto
1971-12-18
What's a Nice Girl L...
As: Capt. Patrick Lonerg
1972-10-12
Lieutenant Schuster'...
As: Sgt. Dobbs
1974-11-27
The Godchild...
As: Rocko (voice)
1986-06-06
The Cosmic Eye...
As: Harry Fox
1987-04-05
Still Crazy Like A F...
As: Julian Marx
1994-10-14
Bullets Over Broadwa...
As: Chubb
1996-03-15
Ed...
As: Mike Tarkenian
1981-06-26
The Great Muppet Cap...
As: Matthew Gower
1961-08-15
The Lawbreakers...
As: Herb
1971-06-06
Summertree...
As: John "Jigsaw" St. Jo
1975-04-29
They Only Come Out a...
As: Comissioner
1962-10-04
Flashing Spikes...
As: Edward O'Neil
2000-08-07
The Replacements...
As: Lieutenant George Co
1971-10-08
The Face of Fear...
As: Claude Fortier
1990-10-13
Judgment...
As: The Commander
1981-08-28
Chu Chu and the Phil...
As: General George Pratt
1966-05-23
Blindfold...
As: Tommy Morse
1951-02-23
You're in the Navy N...
As: Max
1974-04-11
The Apprenticeship o...
As: Long
1958-05-15
Nightmare at Ground ...
As: Frank Doran
1956-02-19
Tragedy in a Tempora...
As: Jake Moniker
1972-02-17
Man On A String...
As: Cornelius Ryan
1980-10-07
A Private Battle...
As: Unknown
1948-06-20
The Ed Sullivan Show...
As: Unknown
1984-12-30
Crazy like a Fox...
As: Unknown
1961-09-29
Target: The Corrupto...
As: Unknown
1960-09-26
Outlaws...
As: Unknown
1963-09-17
The Fugitive...
As: Unknown
1962-09-19
The Virginian...
As: Major Simon Butcher
1965-09-19
The Wackiest Ship in...
As: Unknown
1955-10-16
The Alcoa Hour...
As: Unknown
1953-10-27
The United States St...
As: Unknown
1967-09-05
N.Y.P.D....
As: Unknown
1961-10-02
Ben Casey...
As: Unknown
1954-04-08
Justice...
As: Timothy Logan
1996-10-21
Ink...
As: Unknown
1958-10-10
77 Sunset Strip...
As: Unknown
1963-09-27
The Great Adventure...
As: Unknown
1999-03-24
The Norm Show...
As: Unknown
1963-10-10
Kraft Suspense Theat...
As: Unknown
1960-09-17
Checkmate...
As: Unknown
1960-10-07
Route 66...
As: Unknown
1958-09-30
Naked City...
As: Unknown
1948-11-07
Studio One...
As: Unknown
1964-09-17
Bewitched...
As: Unknown
1951-12-24
Hallmark Hall of Fam...
As: Unknown
1962-10-03
Going My Way...
As: Unknown
1961-10-01
Bus Stop...
As: Unknown
1958-10-06
Westinghouse Desilu ...
As: Unknown
1952-10-01
This Is Your Life...
As: Unknown
1948-10-03
The Philco Televisio...
As: Unknown
1963-10-04
Bob Hope Presents th...
As: Unknown
1964-09-21
Slattery's People...
As: Unknown
1950-10-02
Lux Video Theatre...
As: Unknown
1954-10-07
Climax!...
As: Unknown
1956-07-03
The Kaiser Aluminum ...
As: Unknown
1960-10-04
Stagecoach West...
As: Unknown
1954-10-18
Producers' Showcase...
As: Unknown
1952-06-06
The Campbell Playhou...
As: Unknown
1951-08-03
Tales of Tomorrow...
As: Unknown
1963-09-16
Breaking Point...
As: Unknown
1961-09-27
Dr. Kildare...
As: Unknown
1959-10-04
Five Fingers...
As: Unknown
1957-09-30
Suspicion...
As: Unknown
1953-10-11
The Man Behind the B...
As: Unknown
1961-10-10
Alcoa Premiere...
As: Bobo
1955-01-05
Norby...
As: Unknown
1961-04-02
The Asphalt Jungle...
As: Unknown
1954-01-09
Inner Sanctum...
As: Unknown
1950-09-26
Danger...
As: John St. John
1976-02-02
Jigsaw John...
As: Hank Knight
1989-07-08
Knight & Daye...
As: Unknown
1954-06-01
Center Stage...
As: Unknown
1985-12-09
Alice in Wonderland...
As: James A. Corry
1959-10-02
The Twilight Zone...
As: Morris Buttermaker
1979-03-24
The Bad News Bears...
As: Nerva
1985-03-31
A.D....
As: Joseph Kennedy Sr.
1985-01-27
Robert Kennedy & His...