Jack Davis


Biography

Jack Davis's acting talents were showcased on the big screen many times throughout the course of his Hollywood career. Davis began his career with roles in the William Gargan crime picture "Night Editor" (1946) and "The Big Doll House" (1971). He then acted in the action picture "Endgame" (1985) with Al Cliver, "The Blue Lightning" (CBS, 1985-86) and "Harold Lloyd: The Third Geniu...

Biography

Jack Davis's acting talents were showcased on the big screen many times throughout the course of his Hollywood career. Davis began his career with roles in the William Gargan crime picture "Night Editor" (1946) and "The Big Doll House" (1971). He then acted in the action picture "Endgame" (1985) with Al Cliver, "The Blue Lightning" (CBS, 1985-86) and "Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius" (PBS, 1989-1990). Davis was most recently credited in "Person of Interest" (CBS, 2011-16). Davis passed away in November 1992 at the age of 78.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Australian Daze (1988)
Segment Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989)
The Blue Lightning (1986)
Endgame (1985)
Professor Levin
The Big Doll House (1971)
Dr. Phillips
The Gnome-Mobile (1967)
Manson
From the Terrace (1960)
Partner
Crowded Paradise (1956)
The Guy Who Came Back (1951)
Callaway Went Thataway (1951)
Salesman
Malaya (1949)
Captain
Tension (1949)
Homicide (1949)
Medical examiner
High Wall (1948)
Detective Halloran
Tap Roots (1948)
Militia captain
Silver River (1948)
Judge advocate
Lady in the Lake (1947)
Policeman
Pursued (1947)
Doctor
The Millerson Case (1947)
Mort Crowell
Blondie's Big Moment (1947)
Mr. Greenleaf
The Sea of Grass (1947)
Foreman
That Way with Women (1947)
Doctor
If I'm Lucky (1946)
Voter
Somewhere in the Night (1946)
Dr. Grant
The Hoodlum Saint (1946)
Policeman
Behind Green Lights (1946)
Webster
Night Editor (1946)
District Attorney Halloran
Talk About a Lady (1946)
Carleton Vane
Strange Triangle (1946)
Lawyer
The Secret of the Whistler (1946)
Henry Loring
Up Goes Maisie (1946)
Jonathan Marbey
Shadowed (1946)
Sellers
The Razor's Edge (1946)
Banker
The Master Race (1944)
Civilian

Writer (Feature Film)

Top Secret (1952)
Screenwriter

Art Department (Feature Film)

Mad Monster Party (1969)
Puppet Designer

Editing (Special)

Iceland: Fire and Ice (1999)
Editor

Cast (Short)

Fast Company (1924)
A Pleasant Journey (1923)
July Days (1923)
The Champeen (1923)
The Cobbler (1923)
No Noise (1923)
Saturday Morning (1922)

Editing (Short)

Salar, the Leaper (1957)
Editor
Cave Explorers (1957)
Editor
The Beach of Nazaré (1957)
Editor
Speed Week (1957)
Film Editor
Basque Sports (1957)
Editor
Polar Outpost (1957)
Editor
Wild Water (1957)
Editor
Dirt Track Racing (1957)
Editor
White Peril (1956)
Editor

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Mad Monster Party? (1967) - Title Song, Credits Not a bad title tune at all (by Maury Laws and director Jules Bass) and grippy vocal by Ethel Ennis but most of all an impressive opening revue of the copyrighted "Animagic" characters and settings, from the script by Mad Magazine founder Jack Kurtzman and the Rankin/Bass production team, Mad Monster Party?, 1967.
Mad Monster Party? (1967) - Open, The Secret Of Destruction! His voice alone bringing far more class than required, Boris Karloff as Baron Frankenstein opens the Rankin/Bass (the team behind the I>Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 1964 TV special) comic-horror theatrical feature from Avco Embassy, Mad Monster Party?, 1967, shot in Japan with “Animagic” stop-motion technology.
Mad Monster Party? (1967) - You Are A Masterpiece madmonsterparty_yourareamasterpiece_FCExposition as Baron Frankenstein (modeled-on and voiced by Boris Karloff) explains his plans to aide Francesca (Gale Garnett’s voice), in the Rankin/Bass “Animagic” feature Mad Monster Party?, 1967, written by Mad Magazine founder Harvey Kurtzman, shot in Japan by Tad Mochinaga.
Mad Monster Party? (1967) - One Happy Family Phyllis Diller is both the voice and the basis for the character design for the monster’s bride, as Boris Karloff is host Baron Frankenstein, Gale Garnett is Francesca, and Alan Swift everybody else, gathering for the first time in the Rankin/Bass “Animagic” feature, shot by Tad Mochinaga at MOM Productions, Tokyo, Mad Monster Party?, 1967.
Mad Monster Party? (1967) - He Seemed Nervous Alan Swift doing Jimmy Stewart for the voice of nerdy nephew Felix, visiting Baron Frankenstein (Boris Karloff) and assistant Francesca (Gale Garnett) at his Caribbean island in the Rankin/Bass “Animagic” animated monster spoof Mad Monster Party?, 1967.

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