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Also Known As: Died: August 24, 1983
Born: September 14, 1918 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Illinois, USA Profession: actor, engineer

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Jack Somack was an accomplished actor who led an impressive career, primarily on the big screen. Early on, Somack mostly landed roles in various films, including the dramatic adaptation "Generation" (1969) with David Janssen, "Desperate Characters" (1971) with Shirley MacLaine and the Michael Sarrazin drama "The Pursuit of Happiness" (1971). He also appeared in the TV movie "Heat of Anger" (CBS, 1971-72). He worked in television in his early acting career as well, including a part on "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" (CBS, 1967-1973). In the seventies, he worked on the television shows "Barney Miller" (ABC, 1974-1982) and "Ball Four" (CBS, 1976-77). Additionally, he later acted in the Richard Benjamin dramatic comedy "Portnoy's Complaint" (1972). He also lent his voice to "Carlton Your Doorman" (CBS, 1979-1980). Somack focused on film in more recent years, appearing in the Gene Wilder action film "The Frisco Kid" (1979), "The Main Event" (1979) and the comedy "Hero at Large" (1980) with John Ritter. He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "The Stockard Channing Show" (CBS, 1979-1980). Somack last appeared in "The Return of the Man From U.N.C.L.E." (CBS,...

Jack Somack was an accomplished actor who led an impressive career, primarily on the big screen. Early on, Somack mostly landed roles in various films, including the dramatic adaptation "Generation" (1969) with David Janssen, "Desperate Characters" (1971) with Shirley MacLaine and the Michael Sarrazin drama "The Pursuit of Happiness" (1971). He also appeared in the TV movie "Heat of Anger" (CBS, 1971-72). He worked in television in his early acting career as well, including a part on "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" (CBS, 1967-1973). In the seventies, he worked on the television shows "Barney Miller" (ABC, 1974-1982) and "Ball Four" (CBS, 1976-77). Additionally, he later acted in the Richard Benjamin dramatic comedy "Portnoy's Complaint" (1972). He also lent his voice to "Carlton Your Doorman" (CBS, 1979-1980). Somack focused on film in more recent years, appearing in the Gene Wilder action film "The Frisco Kid" (1979), "The Main Event" (1979) and the comedy "Hero at Large" (1980) with John Ritter. He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "The Stockard Channing Show" (CBS, 1979-1980). Somack last appeared in "The Return of the Man From U.N.C.L.E." (CBS, 1982-83). Somack passed away in August 1983 at the age of 65.

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2.
 Hero At Large (1980) Waiter
3.
 Main Event, The (1979) Murry
4.
 Frisco Kid, The (1979) Samuel Bender
5.
 Portnoy's Complaint (1972) Jack Portnoy
6.
 Heat of Anger (1972) Mr Stoller
7.
 Lola (1971)
8.
 The Pursuit of Happiness (1971) Judge Palumbo
9.
 Desperate Characters (1971) Leon
10.
 Generation (1969) Airline policeman
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