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Also Known As: Richard Hanley Jaeckel Died: June 14, 1997
Born: October 10, 1926 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Long Beach, California, USA Profession: actor, delivery boy

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A journeyman player of Hollywood films and action TV series who also has acted in martial arts movies, Jaeckel came up in the waning days of the studio system and has played supporting parts--often pugnacious ones--in some "A" movies and numerous leads in "B" movies and low-budget actioners. Breaking in as a delivery boy at Fox Studios, the teenaged Jaeckel made his film debut as a G.I. in "Guadalcanal Diary" (1943). He appeared in other war and Western movies during the late 1940s and early 50s including "Sands of Iwo Jima" (1949) and "The Gunfighter" (1950). He won praise as Turk, the hormonally-charged suitor to Terry Moore in "Come Back, Little Sheba" (1952).

A journeyman player of Hollywood films and action TV series who also has acted in martial arts movies, Jaeckel came up in the waning days of the studio system and has played supporting parts--often pugnacious ones--in some "A" movies and numerous leads in "B" movies and low-budget actioners. Breaking in as a delivery boy at Fox Studios, the teenaged Jaeckel made his film debut as a G.I. in "Guadalcanal Diary" (1943). He appeared in other war and Western movies during the late 1940s and early 50s including "Sands of Iwo Jima" (1949) and "The Gunfighter" (1950). He won praise as Turk, the hormonally-charged suitor to Terry Moore in "Come Back, Little Sheba" (1952).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Martial Outlaw (1993)
2.
 King of the Kickboxers, The (1991) Captain Block
4.
 Ghettoblaster (1989) Henry
5.
 Baywatch: Panic at Malibu Pier (1989) Al Gibson
6.
 Killing Machine (1986) Martin
7.
 Black Moon Rising (1986) Earl Windom
8.
 Dirty Dozen: The Next Mission (1985) Mp Sergeant Bowren
9.
 Starman (1984) George Fox
10.
 Fix, The (1983) Charles Dale
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Milestones close milestones

1943:
Feature film acting debut, "Guadalcanal Diary"
1952:
Played Turk in "Come Back, Little Sheba"
1961:
TV series debut, "Frontier Circus"
1971:
Co-starred in "Sometimes a Great Notion"; earned Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor
:
Cast as Lt. Pete McNeil in "Banyon" (NBC)
1974:
Appeared regularly on short-lived series "Firehouse" (ABC)
1979:
Co-starred as FBI agent on short-lived series "Salvage I"
1980:
Key TV-movie, "The $5.20 An Hour Dream"
1983:
Played Major Hawkins on "At Ease" (ABC)
:
Cast as Lt. Quirk in "Spencer for Hire" (ABC)
1988:
Appeared as regular on "Supercarrier" (ABC)
:
Played Ben Edwards on syndicated series "Baywatch"
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Education

Hollywood High School: Los Angeles , California -

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Antoinette Jaeckel. Survived him.

Family close complete family listing

sister:
Dorothy Jaeckel Hamlin. Survived him.
son:
Barry Jaeckel. Professional golfer. Survived him.
son:
Richard Jaeckel. Survived him.

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