Jack Weston


Actor
Jack Weston

About

Also Known As
Morris Weinstein
Birth Place
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Born
August 21, 1924
Died
May 03, 1996
Cause of Death
Lymphoma

Biography

A durable, heavy-set character player, often cast as bumbling bad guys, Weston made his stage and TV debuts in 1950 and appeared in a number of stage comedies. His memorable film roles include "Mirage" (1965), "Wait Until Dark" (1967), as one of Audrey Hepburn's tormentors, Alan Alda's "The Four Seasons" (1981), as a neurotic dentist and "Dirty Dancing" (1987), as the resort owner.Weston...

Family & Companions

Marge Redmond
Wife
Actor. Divorced.
Laurie Gilkes
Wife
Survived him.

Biography

A durable, heavy-set character player, often cast as bumbling bad guys, Weston made his stage and TV debuts in 1950 and appeared in a number of stage comedies. His memorable film roles include "Mirage" (1965), "Wait Until Dark" (1967), as one of Audrey Hepburn's tormentors, Alan Alda's "The Four Seasons" (1981), as a neurotic dentist and "Dirty Dancing" (1987), as the resort owner.

Weston was a familiar face on TV and co-starred in several series including "Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers" (CBS, 1953-54), "The Hathaways" (ABC, 1961-62), about a couple raising three chimps and reprising his feature role in the short-lived sitcom version of "Dirty Dancing" (CBS, 1984).

Weston was formerly married to actress Marge Redmond.

Life Events

1950

Broadway and TV debuts

1953

Was series regular on "Rod Brown and the Rocket Rangers" (CBS)

1958

Film debut in "Stage Struck"

1967

Won praise for his role as a stalker in "Wait Until Dark"

1981

Co-starred as dentist Danny Zimmer in Alan Alda's ensemble comedy "The Four Seasons"

1984

Reprised role of Danny Zimmer in the short-lived CBS sitcom version of "The Four Seasons"

1986

Final TV appearance as Uncle Willie in CBS miniseries "If Tomorrow Comes"

1987

Co-starred as the resort owner Max Kellerman in the surprise hit "Dirty Dancing"

1988

Final feature film "Short Circuit 2"

Videos

Movie Clip

Thomas Crown Affair, The (1968) - Windmills Of Your Mind The snazzy opening from director Norman Jewison (and editors Hal Ashby and Ralph Winters), Noel Harrison’s vocal on the hit tune by Michel Legrand and Alan & Marilyn Bergman, leading to title character Steve McQueen interrogating clownish recruit Jack Weston, in The Thomas Crown Affair, 1968.
Thomas Crown Affair, The (1968) - Blessed Are The Pure In Heart The climax of the elaborate opening bank heist in Boston, Erwin (Jack Weston), the literal bag-man, delivers loot to a suburban cemetery where mastermind and title character Steve McQueen awaits in his Rolls-Royce, in director Norman Jewison’s original The Thomas Crown Affair, 1968.
Cactus Flower (1969) - She's Very Efficient First scene for Ingrid Bergman as nurse Stephanie and Walter Matthau as New York dentist Julian, beginning with a call from the neighbor wanting to tell him his girlfriend (Goldie Hawn, introduced earlier) failed in her slightly kooky suicide attempt, Jack Weston his preoccupied patient, in Cactus Flower, 1969.
Shampoo (1975) - Don't Let The Steam Out George (Warren Beatty) has just finished doing a cut for former girlfriend Jackie (Julie Christie) and decides to get friendly when Lester (Jack Warden), her current lover and his potential financier, who presumes he's gay, turns up, Hal Ashby directing, in Shampoo, 1975.
Wait Until Dark (1967) - Atmosphere Of Mistrust Con men Carlino (Jack Weston) and Talman (Richard Crenna) realize their ex-partner could not have invited them into this Greenwich Village apartment, just as Roat (Alan Arkin), hunting for a missing doll stuffed with drugs, appears, early in Wait Until Dark, 1967, starring Audrey Hepburn.
Incredible Mr. Limpet, The - I Wish I Were A Fish At a Coney Island picnic, sailor Stickle (Jack Weston) and Bessie (Carole Cook) are ignoring her husband Henry (Don Knotts) who wishes his way into the big transformation, in The Incredible Mr. Limpet, 1964.
Ritz, The (1976) - Everything Else Is Real Cleveland-based sanitation pro Gaetano Proclo (Jack Weston) seeks refuge in a Manhattan men’s bath-house, hiding from the mobster brother-in-law who plans to have him whacked, meeting Dave King as Abe the clerk, and F. Murray Abraham as regular client Chris, early in The Ritz, 1976.
Ritz, The (1976) - I Was Always Her Still in the lobby of the Manhattan gay bath-house, from Terrence McNally’s play and screenplay, Cleveland businessman Gaetano (Jack Weston) aiming to hide from his gangster brother in law, blown back by profane performer Googie (Rita Moreno), Dave King as Abe the clerk, in The Ritz, 1976.
Ritz, The (1976) - Get Proclo! Director Richard Lester’s almost creepy opening, Jack Weston and Kaye Ballard, with their kids and her mobbed-up brother Jerry Stiller, awaiting the passing of George Coulouris, as old-man Vespucci, from Terrence McNally’s play and screenplay, in The Ritz, 1976, starring Rita Moreno.
Mirage (1965) - Someone Upstairs Playing God Manhattan executive Stillwell (Gregory Peck), mystified at his failing memory and people not recognizing him after a blackout and suicide in his building, meets George Kennedy in the basement, Neil Fitzgerald on security, and Jack Weston at his apartment, in Edward Dmytryk’s Mirage, 1965.
Wait Until Dark (1967) - I Know You're There! Roat (Alan Arkin) was busy coercing Talman and Carlino (Jack Weston, Richard Crenna) to help him get back the drugs hidden in this Greenwich Village apartment when blind occupant Susie (Audrey Hepburn) arrives, not noticing the body in the closet, her first scene in Wait Until Dark, 1967.
Bachelor Party, The (1957) - We're From Terre Haute Well-lubricated and rolling down 6th Avenue, the party (Philip Abbott, Larry Blyden, E.G. Marshall, Jack Weston as "Eddie" and Don Murray as "Charlie"), New Yorkers all, encounters Carolyn Jones, credited only as "the existentialist," in writer Paddy Chayefsky's The Bachelor Party, 1957.

Trailer

Stage Struck (1958) -- (Original Trailer) A young actress makes all the wrong moves trying to break in on Broadway in STAGE STRUCK (1958) starring Susan Strasberg and Henry Fonda, directed by Sidney Lumet.
I Want to Live! - (Original Trailer) The true story of a small-time lady crook who fought to escape the electric chair in I Want to Live! (1958), starring Susan Hayward.
Incredible Mr. Limpet, The - (Original Trailer) A World War II 4-F (Don Knotts) saves the U.S. Navy when he's transformed into a fish in The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964).
Wait Until Dark - (Original Trailer) A blind woman (Audrey Hepburn) fights against drug smugglers who've invaded her home in Wait Until Dark (1967).
Imitation of Life (1959) - (Original Trailer) Two mothers, one white, one black, face problems with their rebellious daughters in Douglas Sirk's Imitation Of Life (1959) starring Lana Turner.
Thomas Crown Affair, The (1968) - (Original Trailer) A bored tycoon (Steve McQueen) turns to bank robbery and courts the insurance investigator (Faye Dunaway) assigned to bring him in.
Please Don't Eat The Daisies - (Original Trailer) Jean Kerr's book Please Don't Eat The Daisies (1960) was made into this hit film starring Doris Day and David Niven.
Honeymoon Machine, The - (Original Trailer) Two sailors discover a way to beat the roulette tables in a Venice casino in The Honeymoon Machine (1961), starring Steve McQueen.
Cincinnati Kid, The - (Original Trailer) Card sharks try to deal with personal problems during a big game in New Orleans in The Cincinnati Kid (1965), starring Steve McQueen.
Cactus Flower - (Original Trailer) A philandering dentist asks his assistant to help him deal with his latest girlfriend in Cactus Flower (1969) starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman and Goldie Hawn.

Family

Sam Weinstein
Brother
Survived him.
Amy Gilkes
Step-Daughter
Survived him.

Companions

Marge Redmond
Wife
Actor. Divorced.
Laurie Gilkes
Wife
Survived him.

Bibliography