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Jack Cassidy

1927-03-05 Richmond Hill, New York, USA

Image of Jack Cassidy


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.​


The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover Damon Runyon 1977-12-01
Benny & Barney: Las Vegas Undercover Jules Rosen 1977-01-19
W.C. Fields and Me John Barrymore 1976-03-31
Knuckle Patrick Delafield 1975-06-04
The Eiger Sanction Miles Mellough 1975-05-21
June Moon Paul Sears 1974-01-30
The Phantom of Hollywood Otto Vonner / Karl Vonner 1974-02-12
A Time For Love Tom Pierson 1973-03-03
Your Money or Your Wife Josh Darwin, the TV Producer 1972-12-19
Bunny O'Hare Lieutenant Horace Greeley 1971-10-18
The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County Roger Hand 1970-04-01
George M! Jeremiah 'Jerry' Cohan 1970-09-12
The Andersonville Trial Otis Baker 1970-05-17
Annie: the Women in the Life of a Man Himself 1970-02-18
FBI Code 98 Walter Macklin 1963-01-04
Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol Bob Cratchit (voice) 1962-12-18
Look in Any Window Gareth Lowell 1961-01-29