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Jack Colvin is a Actor American born on 13 october 1934 at Lyndon (USA)

Jack Colvin

Jack Colvin
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Nationality USA
Birth 13 october 1934 at Lyndon (USA)
Death 1 december 2005 (at 71 years) at North Hollywood (USA)

Jack Colvin (October 13, 1934 – December 1, 2005) was an American character actor of theater, film and TV. He was most known for the role of the tabloid reporter Jack McGee in The Incredible Hulk television franchise (1977–1988), and as Dr. Ardmore in Child's Play.


Colvin was born in Lyndon, Kansas, twenty-seven miles south of Topeka. He began his stage career as a child performer. At the age of seventeen Colvin became a private student of Michael Chekhov. Although he appeared in hundreds of films and television shows, he always returned to the theatre. His stage roles include Marchbanks in Shaw's Candida, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Morgan Evans in The Corn is Green, Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest, Constantin in The Seagull, and Edmund in Long Day's Journey into Night. His film credits include Viva Max! (1969), Jeremiah Johnson (1972), Hickey & Boggs (1972), The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972), Scorpio (1973), The Stone Killer (1973), The Terminal Man (1974), Rooster Cogburn (1975), Embryo (1976) and Child's Play (1988) among others. His partnership with Yvonne Wilder in one of the most successful comedy acts of the 1960s, Colvin and Wilder, led him to appear all over the U.S. on stage and on television, including The Dean Martin Show, The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, culminating in their farewell appearance at Carnegie Hall in New York. Other television roles were on such programs as Switch, The Rockford Files, The Six Million Dollar Man, Kojak, and The Bionic Woman. While under contract to Universal Pictures for seven years, he appeared in over one hundred hours of television programming.

Colvin has won Los Angeles' Drama-Logue Awards in five separate categories, as actor, director, playwright, producer and production designer.

He taught at the central Experimental Film School of Rome, the University of Southern California, Cal State Northridge, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the 1994 Michael Chekhov International Workshop in Sussex, the Centre for Performance Research at the University of Birmingham in 1999, and The Michael Chekhov Association's NYU June Intensive in 2004. His pupils included several stars whose subsequent performances that have won Academy Awards, Emmy Awards and Tony Awards. Colvin served as the Artistic Director of the Michael Chekhov Studio USA West, a position he founded, until his death from complications of a stroke.

Best films

The Stone Killer (1973)

Usually with

Bill Bixby
Bill Bixby
(4 films)
Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(4 films)
Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jack Colvin (17 films)

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Child's Play, 1h27
Directed by Tom Holland
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror, Crime, Slasher
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Jeu, Child's Play (film series), Serial killer films, Films about toys, Comedy horror films
Actors Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif, Dinah Manoff, Jack Colvin
Roles Dr. Ardmore
Rating65% 3.2989953.2989953.2989953.2989953.298995
Charles Lee Ray also nicknamed 'Chucky' and the 'Lakeshore Strangler' is a wanted fugitive and is on the run from the police in the streets of Chicago in November 1988. After he is fatally shot by Detective Mike Norris, Charles via a voodoo ritual transfers his soul into a 'Good-Guy' doll which destroys the store in an attempt to cheat death. Mike who survives the explosion finds Charles's body thinking he killed him.
The Incredible Hulk Returns, 1h40
Directed by Bill Bixby, Nicholas Corea
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Films based on mythology, Transport films, Hulk (comics) films, Superhero films, Films set in the Viking Age, Films based on Norse mythology
Actors Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Steve Levitt, Eric Allan Kramer, Jack Colvin, Charles Napier
Roles Jack McGee
Rating57% 2.8986752.8986752.8986752.8986752.898675
Two years after the episode "A Minor Problem", Dr. David Banner has been gainfully employed at the Joshua-Lambert Research Institute (as David Bannion) where he and a team of scientists are putting the final touches on a Gamma Transponder, which he intends to use to cure him of his ability to turn into the Hulk. He has not changed into the Hulk for two years since he met a young widow, Maggie Shaw, with whom he is romantically involved. By chance, he is recognized by a former student of his, Donald Blake. Blake claims that, on an expedition in the Norwegian mountains, he found an enchanted hammer containing the soul of Thor, an immortal Norse warrior banished by Odin to Earth to earn worthiness into Valhalla. Thor is reluctantly compelled to serve Blake, who is unnerved by this. Banner does not believe him, so Blake summons Thor into Banner's laboratory. Thor damages equipment and angers Banner until he turns into the Hulk, who easily fights him off and leaves.
Bride of the Incredible Hulk, 1h35
Directed by Kenneth Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action
Actors Bill Bixby, Jack Colvin, Lou Ferrigno, Mariette Hartley, Brian Cutler, Meeno Peluce
Roles Jack McGee
Rating74% 3.7235453.7235453.7235453.7235453.723545
David Banner se rend à Hawaï afin de consulter le Dr Caroline Fields, une psychiatre spécialisée dans le contrôle émotionnel. Lors d'une séance d'hypnose, David se transforme sous les yeux ébahis du docteur Fields qui apprend ainsi la véritable identité de Hulk.
Exo-Man (1977)

Directed by Richard Irving
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action
Themes Superhero films
Actors Anne Scheden, David Ackroyd, José Ferrer, A Martinez, Jack Colvin, Harry Morgan
Roles Martin
Rating57% 2.872472.872472.872472.872472.87247
A professor, who has been paralyzed in an attack by mob hit men, builds an armored suit that enables him to walk and fight crime.
The Return of the Incredible Hulk, 1h35
Directed by Alan J. Levi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action
Actors Bill Bixby, Jack Colvin, Lou Ferrigno, John McLiam, William Daniels, Gerald McRaney
Roles Jack McGee
Rating75% 3.765793.765793.765793.765793.76579
Au cours de sa fuite David Banner trouve refuge dans la propriété d'une jeune fille riche. Banner apprend que sa belle-mère conspire avec le médecin et la gouvernante et ses hommes de mains pour empoisonner la jeune fille afin d'hériter de sa fortune. David lui vient en aide.
The Incredible Hulk, 1h45
Directed by Kenneth Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action
Actors Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Susan Sullivan, Jack Colvin, Susan Batson, Charles Siebert
Roles Jack McGee
Rating72% 3.6463853.6463853.6463853.6463853.646385
David Banner est un scientifique qui étudie le phénomène des rayons gamma sur les aptitudes humaines à l'institut Culver. Persuadé du fait qu'il aurait pu sauver sa femme dans un accident mortel de la route, il expérimente sur lui une dose massive de rayons et subit une transformation de son physique. Il devient une créature gigantesque verte d'une puissance peu commune. Un journaliste, Jack McGee, toujours à la recherche d'un article à sensation découvre que la créature a fait une apparition auprès des habitants de la région. il décide de rendre visite à Banner pour connaître le but de ses travaux scientifiques.
Embryo (1976)
, 1h44
Directed by Ralph Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Actors Rock Hudson, Barbara Carrera, Diane Ladd, Ralph Nelson, Roddy McDowall, Anne Scheden
Roles Dr. Winston
Rating51% 2.5549452.5549452.5549452.5549452.554945
Dr. Paul Holliston (Hudson) is a geneticist who has been living alone in his rambling clinic, which he operates out of his home, after losing his wife in a car crash. This leads to his feeling constant pangs of guilt from his sister-in-law Martha Douglas (Diane Ladd), who has become his assistant.
Amelia Earhart, 2h30
Directed by George Schaefer
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Susan Clark, John Forsythe, Dr. Stephen Macht, Jane Wyatt, Susan Oliver, Catherine Burns
Roles Wilmer Stultz
Rating69% 3.4610353.4610353.4610353.4610353.461035
In 1907, when Amelia Earhart is nine years old growing up on a Kansas farm, she is precocious and builds a play aircraft with her sister "Pidge". Later, as America enters World War I in 1917, Amelia is a college student, working in a doctor's office. She decides to join the war effort and become a nurse. One night on the roof of her building, while on break with a coworker, she sees an aircraft which re-sparks her childhood interest in aviation. In 1921, young Earhart (Susan Clark) has her first training flight, with female flight instructor, Neta Snook (Susan Oliver). That same year she buys her first aircraft, a Kinner "Canary" with the blessing of her father(Charles Aidman) who has become a chronic alcoholic. In 1924, she and her mother (Jane Wyatt) drive from coast to coast, Los Angeles to Boston, in an open roadster, arguing some of the way. In Boston Earhart has an off-and-on relationship with a young man and later goes to work in a children's orphanage. What little money she saves subsidizes her flying.
Rooster Cogburn, 1h48
Directed by Stuart Millar
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, Richard Jordan, John McIntire, Anthony Zerbe, Paul Koslo
Roles Red
Rating68% 3.4480053.4480053.4480053.4480053.448005
Because of his drunkenness and questionable use of firearms, aging U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn (John Wayne) has been stripped of his badge. But he's given a chance to redeem himself after a village in Indian Territory is overrun by a gang of violent, ruthless criminals, who've killed an elderly preacher, Rev. George Goodnight (Jon Lormer). His spinster daughter, Eula Goodnight (Katharine Hepburn), wants to join Cogburn to track the criminals down, becoming his unwilling partner. But Rooster must use care, because the criminals, led by Hawk (Richard Jordan) and Breed (Anthony Zerbe), have stolen a shipment of nitroglycerine.
The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder, 1h38
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Political films
Actors Timothy Bottoms, Barbara Hershey, George Marshall, Lawrence Pressman, Albert Salmi, Dena Dietrich
Roles Sergeant
Rating63% 3.1863.1863.1863.1863.186
A Vietnam veteran who lives at the V.A. Hospital escapes and builds an underground fortress next to the highway. He keeps it decent and plans some other actions, including getting free light and phone service. While a few people and the police try to find him, Vrooder finds love
The Terminal Man, 1h47
Directed by Mike Hodges
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Actors George Segal, Joan Hackett, Richard A. Dysart, Donald Moffat, Michael C. Gwynne, William Hansen
Roles Detective
Rating57% 2.8504352.8504352.8504352.8504352.850435
Harry Benson, an extremely intelligent (IQ 144) computer programmer in his 30s, suffers from epilepsy. He often has seizures which induce a blackout, after which he awakens to unfamiliar surroundings with no knowledge of what he has done. He also suffers from delusions that computers will rise up against humans.
The Stone Killer, 1h31
Directed by Michael Winner
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Charles Bronson, Martin Balsam, Jack Colvin, Paul Koslo, Norman Fell, Stuart Margolin
Roles Jumper
Rating62% 3.100493.100493.100493.100493.10049
The film involves a plot by a present day (1973) Mafia don (Martin Balsam) to avenge the killings of a group of Mafia dons back in 1931 ("The Night of Sicilian Vespers") with a bold nationwide counter-strike against most of the current Italian and Jewish syndicate heads using teams of Vietnam vets instead of Mafia hit men.
Scorpio (1973)
, 2h17
Directed by Michael Winner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Paul Scofield, John Colicos, Gayle Hunnicutt, J. D. Cannon
Roles Paul Milne
Rating64% 3.2001153.2001153.2001153.2001153.200115
Cross (Burt Lancaster) is an experienced but retiring Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent and assassin who is training free-lance hit-man Jean Laurier (Alain Delon) (alias "Scorpio") to replace him. Cross is teaching him as much about protecting himself from his patrons and never trusting anyone as how to get away clean.
Hickey & Boggs, 1h51
Directed by Robert Culp
Origin USA
Genres Action, Crime
Actors Bill Cosby, Robert Culp, Rosalind Cash, Bernard Nedell, Michael Moriarty, Ta-Ronce Allen
Rating63% 3.197383.197383.197383.197383.19738
Here, Culp and Cosby play weary, hard-luck private eyes Al Hickey and Frank Boggs: both are hired to find a missing girl. Their search brings death to almost everyone around them, leading to a violent and downbeat conclusion.
Jeremiah Johnson, 1h48
Directed by Sydney Pollack
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Robert Redford, Will Geer, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Paul Benedict, Stefan Gierasch, Josh Albee
Roles Lieutenant Mulvey
Rating75% 3.797863.797863.797863.797863.79786
A jaded veteran of the Mexican War (1846–48), Jeremiah Johnson (Robert Redford) seeks solace and refuge in the West. He aims to take up the life of a mountain man, supporting himself in the Rocky Mountains as a trapper. His first winter in the mountain country is a difficult one; he has a brief run-in with Paints-His-Shirt-Red (Joaquin Martinez), a chief of the Crow tribe, who observes a starving Johnson futilely fishing by hand.