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Jack Palance

Jack Palance


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Also Known As: Died: November 10, 2006
Born: February 18, 1918 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Lattimer Mines, Pennsylvania Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Back When We Were Grownups (2004) as Poppy Davitch
A loving widow much put-upon by her demanding family decides to take a step back and concentrate on herself for a while as she ponders how life would have been if she had stayed with her former lover, reconnecting with him in the process
Marco Polo (2000)
Tale of the journeys of Marco Polo and his brother.
Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999) as John Witting
Continues the saga of Sarah, a New England woman who moved to the Midwest after answering an advertisment for a wife placed by a widowed father at the turn-of-the-century. It is now 1918 and Jacob's father, John, a man who abandoned his family years ago, wants to come home at the end of his life. Me
Treasure Island (1999) as Long John Silver
In this adaptation of the classic tale by Robert Louis Stevenson of pirates and greed, young Jim Hawkins and his friends embark on a fateful voyage after Captain Billy Bones leaves him with a map to a buried treasure. Dangerous complications ensue when pirates led by Long John Silver, who are part o
Ebenezer (1998) as Ebenezer; Future Scrooge
Adaptation of Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol." Told as a western, Ebenezer Scrooge is a card-cheating swindler. His latest victim is Sam Benson, an idealistic cowboy whose fiancee, Erica Marlow, works as a housekeeper since Scrooge took over her family's saloon. The ghost of Erica's father Jaco
I'll Be Home For Christmas (1997) as Bob Greiser
Sarah Gladstone, the mayor of the small town of St. Nicholas, must find a doctor for the local hospital before Christmas or it will shut down. When Sarah and the other residents learn that Mike Greiser is returning to town for Christmas, it spurs them into action. The recently widowed Mike, a succes
Swan Princess, The (1994) as Voice Of Rothbart
After an evil sorcerer puts the whammy on her, a beautiful princess is transformed into an ordinary swan by day, returning to her human state very briefly each night. Only with the help of her charming animal pals and a human prince with whom she falls in love can the spell be broken.
Cops And Robbersons (1994) as Jack Stone
Meet the Robbersons, the very model of the '90s suburban family. There's Norman, a mild-mannered accountant who's addicted to TV cop shows. Helen Robberson is supermom, equally adept at whipping up a lobster crab souffle or a functioning volcano for her son's latest science project. Then there's vet
Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics (1994) as Jeremy Wheaton ("Where The Dead Are")
A television movie based on two of the late Rod Serling's unproduced scripts. In "Where the Dead Are," a Boston surgeon in 1868 searches for a scientist who may have the answer to a medical mystery. In "The Theater," a young woman attends a movie theater only to find that her life story is being rev
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994) as Duke Washburn
The West calls again in the hilarious comedy sequel "City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly''s Gold" (1994). New Yorker Mitch Robbins (Crystal) is back in the city and ready to put his adventures on the dusty trail behind him, but a treasure map and brotherly duties compel him to pull on some cowboy boots and go chasing through the Nevada desert. This laugh-out-loud follow-up to the 1991 smash hit "City Slickers" stars Billy Crystal, Jack Palance and Daniel Stern.
Cyborg II: Glass Shadows (1993) as Mercy
The evil chairman of Pinwheel Robotics plans--with the help of one of his own cyborgs, rigged with an explosive called Glass Shadow--to destroy the headquarters of his business competitor, Kobyashi Robotics.
Solar Crisis (1992) as Travis
A multi-national journey to the sun in 2050 is in order when a sunspot threatens the earth's weather patterns, and thus the survival of the planet.
Keep the Change (1992) as Overstreet
An adaptation of Tom McGuane''s novel of the same title. Emotionally and professionally adrift, a California artist returns to the sanctuary of his native Montana.
City Slickers (1991) as Curly
The story of three men turning 40 who go on a Montana cattle drive.
Tango & Cash (1989) as Yves Perret
After being set up by the Mafia, two rival policeman are forced to ban together to free themselves, and clear their names.
Batman (1989) as Carl Grissom
The Caped Crusader takes on his deadliest foe -- the Joker.
Young Guns (1988) as L G Murphy
Western adventure, based on a true story, about six young men hired to guard an Englishman''s ranch against a mob in 1870s New Mexico.
Outlaw of Gor (1988) as Xenos
Tarl Cabot is transported to a distant world where he will battle against an evil villainess who has enslaved her people.
Gor (1987) as Xenos
Bagdad Cafe (1987) as Rudi Cox
A German woman, abandoned by her husband while traveling in the Nevada desert, forms an unlikely alliance with a black American woman.
Alone in the Dark (1982) as Frank Hawkes
Four escaped lunatics invade a doctor's home.
Ivory Ape, The (1980) as Marc Kazarian
A government agent and his former girlfriend try to defend a rare snow-white gorilla from a vengeful mob after it had been captured in Africa by an unprincipled white hunter who then smuggled it to Bermuda in a tramp steamer. This was one of a series of Japanese-American co-productions in which the
Angels Brigade (1980)
Against the advice of her manager Alan Hale, Jr. (the Skipper from Gilligan's Isle), a disco singer decides to avenge the beating up of her young brother who is on drugs. She recruits an entire bevy of buxom multicultural models, stunt drivers, and her younger sister to combat the evil Jack Palance and Peter Lawford
Hawk The Slayer (1980) as Voltan
Without Warning (1980) as Taylor
Last Ride of the Dalton Gang, The (1979) as Will Smith
A somewhat light-hearted view of the Dalton Gang's legendary raid on Coffeyville, Kansas, and the years leading up to it as the brothers head up a gang of horse thieves and bank robbers, with their arch enemy, railway detective Will Smith, constantly nipping at their heels. The film is framed, curio
Shape of Things to Come, The (1979) as Omun
Planet Earth is a devastated wasteland, and what's left of humanity has colonized the Moon in domed cities. Humanity's continued survival depends on an anti-radiation drug only available on planet Delta Three, which has been taken over by Omus, a brilliant but mad mechanic who places no value on human life. Omus wants to come to the Moon to rule and intends to attack it by ramming robot-controlled spaceships into the domes. Dr. John Caball, his son Jason, Jason's friend, Kim, and a robot named Sparks embark on Caball's space battlecruiser on an unauthorized mission to Delta Three to stop Omus.
Cocaine Cowboys (1979)
Destn (Tom Sullivan) is the leader of a rock band on the brink of super-stardom. Until now they have juggled their music career with cocaine smuggling. The musicians, and their manager Raf (Jack Palance), wish to sever ties with organized-crime, leave the drug world behind and concentrate on music. However they are coerced into doing one last job for the Mob. They lose the $2 million of cocaine, and find themselves marked men unless they can fulfill their obligations.
One Man Jury (1978)
Officer Jim Wade is a loose cannon on the force with a reputation roughing up suspects, informants, witnesses, and just about everybody else who rubs him the wrong way. When women start being killed by mysterious serial murderer called The Slasher, Wade vows to put a stop to the killing spree, regardless of whether through legal means or not.
Welcome to Blood City (1977) as Frendlander
A group of people find themselves as slaves in what looks like a Wild West town, but with no memory of who they are or how they got there. In this town, people advance through killing others. One of the people decides to go for the top position.
Eva Nera (1976) as Judas
Disappearance of Aimee, The (1976)
A dramatization of the unexplained six-week disappearance in 1926 of evangelist Aimee Semple McPhearson after which a court hearing had to decide whether she had been kidnapped to Mexico as she claimed or had been trysting with a married man as the police and her mother (played by Bette Davis) suspe
Four Deuces, The (1976)
During prohibition, Vic Morono owns and operates The Four Deuces nightclub and heads a gang with the same name. When the gang steals a load of gin from Vic's enemy Chico Hamilton, it starts a gang war which is periodically interrupted with attempts to make peace.
Squadra antiscippo (1976) as Richard J Russo--
Hatfields and the Mccoys, The (1975) as Devil Anse Hatfield
A retelling of the most famous feud in American history, the legendary mountain war between the Hatfields and the McCoys, covered previously in Samuel Goldwyn's "Roseanna McCoy" (1949). Palance is remarkably subdued as the pipe-smoking Hatfield patriarch, with his ex-wife Virginia Baker and his daug
Godchild, The (1974) as Rourke
An update of the oft-filmed "The Three Godfathers," previously made in 1916 with Harry Carey, repeating his role in John Ford''s 1919 version ("Marked Men"), in William Wyler''s 1929 adaptation ("Hell''s Heroes") with Charles Bickford, in Richard Boleslavski''s 1936 production with Chester Morris and Walter Brennan, and in John Ford''s Technicolor version with John Wayne in 1948, dedicated to Harry Carey. Three Civil War prisoners, fleeing from both Confederates and Apaches, risk their freedom and lives to aid a dying woman and become guardians of her newborn child.
Dracula (1974) as Count Dracula
A lavish, atmospheric new version of Bram Stoker's classic tale of horror with Jack Palance heading a stellar British cast as the bloodthirsty count.
Craze (1973) as Neal Mottram
Jack Palance plays as a demented art dealer & antique-shop owner who performs nightly rituals in honor of the African god Chuku, whom he believes will reward him with unimaginable wealth and power if he merely offers up human sacrifice. His methods are fairly creative, ranging from impalement, slashing and burning, to scaring people to death with an ooga-booga fright mask.
Oklahoma Crude (1973) as Hellman
With the help of a hired hand, a woman fights off a conglomerate out to steal her oil well.
Chato's Land (1972) as Quincey Whitmore
An Apache half-breed on the run turns against his pursuers when they assault his wife.
The Horsemen (1971) as Tursen
Afghan nomads compete in a brutal riding game.
The McMasters (1970) as Kolby
Monte Walsh (1970) as Chet Rollins
An aging cowboy faces changes in the West with the rise of civilization.
The Mercenary (1970) as Ricciolo
An idealistic patriot hires a gunman to lead the fight against a crooked mine-owner.
The Desperados (1969) as Parson Josiah Galt
A son attempts to distance himself from his ruthless family.
Che! (1969) as Fidel Castro
Fidel Castro is helped in his subversion of Batista's Cuban regime by an Argentinian doctor named Che Guevara.
They Came To Rob Las Vegas (1969) as Douglas
A casino blackjack dealer plots to hijack and rob an armored car.
Torture Garden (1968) as Ronald Wyatt
A sideshow exhibit on torture predicts the deaths of those who view it.
Kill a Dragon (1967) as Rick
Chinese villagers hire a team of karate fighters to rid their home of a gangster.
The Spy in the Green Hat (1966) as Louis Strago
Secret agents fight to keep a criminal mastermind from altering the course of the Gulf Stream.
The Professionals (1966) as Capt. Jesús Raza
A corrupt rancher hires four soldiers of fortune to rescue his wife from kidnappers.
The Mongols (1966) as Ogotai
Once a Thief (1965) as Walter Pedak
A young ex-con trying to go straight gets caught up in another criminal scheme.
Contempt (1964) as Jeremy Prokosch
A film production of The Odyssey causes friction in a marriage
Barabbas (1962) as Torvald
A thief is pardoned so Jesus can be crucified in his place.
Sword of the Conqueror (1962) as Alboino
(Adv ''62). Jack Palance, Eleonora Rossi, Guy Madison, Mirella D''Angelo, Andrea Bosic, Edy Vessel. In this English dubbed, Italian production set in 6th century France, Alboino, King of Lombard, agrees to keep from massacring the Gepidae, if Rosamunde, daughter of King Cunimondo, will marry him. Got that? She says no and there''s hell to pay.
Warriors 5 (1962) as Jack
Beyond All Limits (1961) as Gatsby
Austerlitz (1960) as Weirother
Another of Napoleon's adventures in this epic reconstruction of the battle of Austerlitz, where he had the greatest victory of his career, over the Russians.
Ten Seconds to Hell (1959) as Eric Koertner
Six German veterans take on the task of disposing of unexploded bombs.
The Man Inside (1958) as Milo March
A detective tracking a stolen gem begins to suspect there's more to the case than just theft.
House of Numbers (1957) as Bill Judlow/Arnie Judlow
A man tries to spring his twin brother from prison.
The Lonely Man (1957) as Jacob Wade
An outlaw tries to make peace with his estranged son.
Attack (1956) as Lt. Joe Costa
A cowardly captain leads his men into danger in WWII Belgium.
I Died a Thousand Times (1955) as Roy Earle, also known as Roy Collins
An ex-con dreaming of one last heist faces dissension within his gang.
The Big Knife (1955) as Charles Castle
An unscrupulous movie producer blackmails an unhappy star into signing a new contract.
The Silver Chalice (1955) as Simon
A silversmith is charged with engraving the Holy Grail.
Kiss of Fire (1955) as El Tigre
In 1700, news that the king of Spain is dying comes to the Spanish outpost in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For some reason, lovely Princess Lucia, the preferred heir, is in this remote location. To get her back to Europe without running afoul of the Viceroy of Mexico (who backs another heir) will require a guide friendly with the Indians: outlaw El Tigre, whom the princess (initially) despises. The highly hazardous journey is made more so by presence of turncoats in the group...
Sign of the Pagan (1954) as Attila
Roman centurion Marcian is captured by Attila the Hun en route to Constantinople, but escapes. On arrival, he finds the eastern Roman emperor Theodosius plotting with Attila to look the other way while the latter marches against Rome. But Marcian gains the favor of Pulcheria, lovely sister of Theodosius, who favors a united Empire. As Attila marches, things look bleak for the weakened imperial forces. But the conqueror has an awe of the power of the Christians' God...
Flight to Tangier (1953) as Gil L. Walker
At the Tangier airport, a group of people await the arrival of a mysterious plane from behind the Iron Curtain. The reception committee includes Susan, an American; Gil Walker, a free-booting pilot; Danzer, a black market operator; and Danzer's girlfriend, Nicki. The plane crashes and burns. No survivors are found, nor are any corpses. Soon the search begins for a missing courier worth $3 million.
Arrowhead (1953) as Toriano
An Army scout and an Indian chief resolve their differences in single combat.
Second Chance (1953) as Cappy Gordon, also known as Cappy Walters
A crooked boxer falls for a gangster's moll on the run in Mexico.
Man in the Attic (1953) as Mr. Slade
A landlady suspects her mysterious new tenant is Jack the Ripper.
Shane (1953) as Jack Wilson
A mysterious drifter helps farmers fight off a vicious gunman.
Sudden Fear (1952) as Lester Blaine
An ambitious actor insinuates himself into the life of a wealthy middle-aged woman, then plots with his mistress to murder her.
Halls of Montezuma (1951) as Pigeon Lane
The marines attack a strongly held enemy island in the Pacific. We follow them from the beach to a Japanese rocket site through enemy infested jungle as their ex-school teacher leader is transformed into a battle veteran and his squad becomes a tight fighting unit.
Panic in the Streets (1950) as Blackie
A killer evades the police not knowing he has a deadly plague.

Cast (special)

Omen Legacy, The (2001) as Narration
A behind-the-scenes look at the horror film series featuring a little boy named Damien, who is the Antichrist. The program looks at the 1976 theatrical film "The Omen," its two sequels, a television movie, novels and a television series.
70th Annual Academy Awards, The (1998)
Live presentation of the 70th annual Academy Awards.
Monster Mania (1997) as Narration
Compilation of horror film clips, tracing the genre from the beginning of the 20th century through the 1990s.
Monster Mania (1997) as Host
Compilation of horror film clips, tracing the genre from the beginning of the 20th century through the 1990s.
Rod Serling: Submitted For Your Approval (1995) as Interviewee
Profile of Rod Serling, screenwriter and creator of the television series, "The Twilight Zone."
65th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1993) as Presenter
Broadcast of the 65th annual Academy Awards presentation.
7th Annual American Comedy Awards, The (1993)
A presentation of "The 7th Annual American Comedy Awards," honoring the nation's outstanding comedic talents.
When It Was a Game II (1992) as Voice Over
Sequel to "When It Was a Game," a documentary featuring rare baseball footage from 1934-1960 as well as readings of classic baseball literature and interviews with Hall of Famers, authors and sportswriters.
Legends of the West With Jack Palance (1992) as Host
Four specials, hosted by Jack Palance, on the lives of historical and legendary figures of the American West.
6th Annual American Comedy Awards, The (1992)
The 6th annual American Comedy Awards honors top comedic performers in all fields of American entertainment.
Dame Edna's Hollywood (1991)
Actor/ventriloquist Barry Humphries portrays the nouveau-riche Australian Dame Edna Everage in a spoof of Hollywood talk shows.
Night of 100 Stars II, The (1985)
A star-studded sequel to "The Night of 100 Stars." A celebrity benefit for the Actors Fund of America, featuring music, songs, dances and comedy. Three hundred and eight stars participated in a seven-hour marathon that was edited to three hours for television.
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984) as Himself
Biography of the Academy Award winning director including dramatic color footage of WWII.
Tales of the Haunted (1981) as Richard Stokes
A proposed series of supernatural tales. Each story, which is to consist of five parts (stripped on a daily basis, Monday through Friday), is designed to be re-edited into a two-hour TV movie. The pilot episode, titled "Evil Stalks This House," tells the story of Richard Stokes, a lost traveler who
Rickles (1975)
Various comedy sketches with the Master of Insults.
Rivak, The Barbarian (1960) as Rivak
The story, set in the third-century, B.C., relates the adventures of Rivak, a Celtic prince, during the Punic Wars between Carthage and Rome. Based on the novel by F. Van Wyck Mason and filmed on location in Italy. The pilot, which cost NBC $750,000, making it the most expensive pilot ever produce

Producer (special)

Legends of the West With Jack Palance (1992) as Executive Producer
Four specials, hosted by Jack Palance, on the lives of historical and legendary figures of the American West.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Living With The Dead (2002) as Allan
Based on the life of medium James Van Praagh. Ted Danson stars as a tortured psychic who comes to terms with his ability to communicate with the dead who are using his telepathic gift to help solve murders.
Buffalo Girls (1995) as Bartle Bone
Miniseries about legends of the Old West -- Calamity Jane, Buffalo Bill and others of that era -- as they star in a Wild West show that parodies the lives they once led.

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