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Jack Weston is a Actor American born on 21 august 1924 at New York City (USA)

Jack Weston

Jack Weston
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Birth name Jack Weinstein
Nationality USA
Birth 21 august 1924 at New York City (USA)
Death 3 may 1996 (at 71 years) at New York City (USA)

Jack Weston (born Jack Weinstein; August 21, 1924 – May 3, 1996) was an American film, stage, and television actor.

Weston, a Cleveland, Ohio native, usually played comic roles in films such as Cactus Flower and Please Don't Eat the Daisies, but also occasionally essayed heavier parts, such as the scheming crook and stalker who, along with Alan Arkin and Richard Crenna, attempts to terrorize and rob a blind Audrey Hepburn in the 1967 film Wait Until Dark. Weston had countless character roles in major films such as The Cincinnati Kid and The Thomas Crown Affair. On television he made numerous appearances such as murderer Fred Calvert in the 1958 Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Daring Decoy."

In 1981, Weston appeared on Broadway in Woody Allen's comedy The Floating Light Bulb, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Actor. Other stage appearances included Bells are Ringing (with Judy Holliday), The Ritz, One Night Stand, and Neil Simon's California Suite.

Weston co-starred in Alan Alda's 1981 film The Four Seasons, then reprised his role to star in a television series spinoff on CBS.

Biography

Weston served in the United States Army during World War II. Weston married twice, first to actress Marge Redmond. They occasionally appeared together, an example being a 1963 episode of The Twilight Zone titled "The Bard". Redmond and Weston divorced. The union was childless.

His second marriage was to Laurie Gilkes and lasted until his death from lymphoma on April 3, 1996, after a six year struggle. He was 71 years old and also survived by his stepdaughter, Amy, as well as his brother Anthony Spinelli (whose birth name is Samuel Weinstein) and a nephew, Mitch Spinelli.

Best films

Dirty Dancing (1987)
(Actor)
The Four Seasons (1981)
(Actor)
Cactus Flower (1969)
(Actor)
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
(Actor)

Usually with

Bess Flowers
Bess Flowers
(5 films)
Elaine May
Elaine May
(2 films)
Hal Needham
Hal Needham
(2 films)
Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jack Weston (33 films)

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Actor

Short Circuit 2, 1h46
Directed by Kenneth Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Heist films, Gangster films, Robot films, Escroquerie
Actors Tim Blaney, Fisher Stevens, Michael McKean, Cynthia Gibb, Jack Weston, David Hemblen
Roles Oscar Baldwin
Rating58% 2.9017452.9017452.9017452.9017452.901745
Benjamin Jahrvi (Fisher Stevens), now unemployed, is peddling sophisticated toy robots that he makes himself by hand on the street corners of New York City. One robot wanders away from his stand and by chance makes its way into the office of Sandy Banatoni (Cynthia Gibb), a scout for a major toy company. Sandy tracks Ben down and orders 1,000 of his toys. Overhearing this offer is con artist Fred Ritter (Michael McKean), who smooth-talks his way into becoming Ben's business partner in the deal and later acquires the funding Ben needs to get his assembly line started from a loan shark.
Dirty Dancing, 1h45
Directed by Emile Ardolino
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Feminist films, Pregnancy films, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Musical films, Political films, Road movies
Actors Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes, Jack Weston, Kelly Bishop
Roles Max Kellerman
Rating70% 3.5042553.5042553.5042553.5042553.504255
In the summer of 1963, Frances "Baby" Houseman (Jennifer Grey) is vacationing with her affluent Jewish American family at Kellerman's, a family friendly resort in the Catskill Mountains. The younger of two daughters, Baby is planning to attend Mount Holyoke College to study the economics of underdeveloped countries and then enter the Peace Corps. She was named after Frances Perkins, the first woman in the U.S. Cabinet. Her father, Jake (Jerry Orbach), is the personal physician and friend of Max Kellerman (Jack Weston), the resort's owner. Baby is befriended by Max's smart aleck grandson Neil (Lonny Price).
Ishtar
Ishtar (1987)
, 1h47
Directed by Elaine May
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Monde imaginaire, Films about music and musicians, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Dustin Hoffman, Isabelle Adjani, Charles Grodin, Warren Beatty, Jack Weston, Abe Vigoda
Roles Marty Freed
Rating44% 2.2016552.2016552.2016552.2016552.201655
Chuck Clarke (Hoffman) and Lyle Rogers (Beatty) are inept songwriters who are down on their luck, but dream of becoming a popular singing duo in the mold of Simon and Garfunkel. Though they are poorly received at a local open mic night, agent Marty Freed (Weston) offers to book them as lounge singers in a hotel in Marrakesh, Morocco, explaining that the last act quit due to political unrest in the area. Nearly broke, both single and without any better options, Lyle and Chuck decide to take the gig.
Rad
Rad (1986)
, 1h31
Directed by Hal Needham
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Cycling films
Actors Bill Allen, Lori Loughlin, Talia Shire, Ray Walston, Jack Weston, Clarke
Roles Duke Best
Rating69% 3.497193.497193.497193.497193.49719
The film's story focuses on Cru Jones (Bill Allen), a young BMX racer who lives in a small town with his mother (Talia Shire) and sister. Cru is faced with a tough decision: the qualifying races for Helltrack are the same day as his SATs, which he must take in order to attend college. However, winning Helltrack means a lucrative sponsorship deal and fame. Cru chooses the latter option, ignoring his mother's wishes.
Terror in the Aisles, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Documentary, Anthology film, Horror
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about films
Actors Donald Pleasence, Nancy Allen, Bud Abbott, Michael Ironside, Fred Asparagus, Brooke Adams
Rating64% 3.249223.249223.249223.249223.24922
Director Andrew J. Kuehn has excerpted brief segments of terror and suspense in a wide variety of suspenseful (including humorously so, ex. Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, Saturday the 14th) films and strung them together with added commentary, as well as some enacted narrative, to create a compilation of fright-inducing effects. Halloween actor Donald Pleasence and Dressed to Kill star Nancy Allen provide the commentary on topics such as "sex and terror" (Dressed to Kill, Klute, Ms. 45, The Seduction, When a Stranger Calls), loathsome villains (Dracula, Frankenstein, Friday the 13 1 and/or 2, Halloween I and II, Marathon Man, Nighthawks, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Touch of Evil, Vice Squad, Wait Until Dark, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?), "natural terror" (Alligator, The Birds, Frogs, Jaws 1 and 2, Nightwing) and the occult (An American Werewolf in London, Rosemary's Baby, The Exorcist, The Omen, Carrie, The Shining). In one segment of the anthology, legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock presents his concepts of how to create suspense in a clip from Alfred Hitchcock: Men Who Made The Movies.
High Road to China, 1h45
Directed by Brian G. Hutton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Adventure, Historical, Romance
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films
Actors Tom Selleck, Bess Armstrong, Jack Weston, Wilford Brimley, Robert Morley, Cassandra Gava
Roles Struts
Rating60% 3.049033.049033.049033.049033.04903
Eve Tozer (Bess Armstrong) is a society heiress and flapper living the high-life in 1920s Istanbul. She needs to find her father (Wilford Brimley) before he is officially declared dead or risk losing her inheritance to his scheming business partner Bentik (Robert Morley). She hires WWI ace-pilot Patrick O'Malley (Tom Selleck) and his planes to locate her father. O'Malley is eager to take the job as he needs to leave town rather urgently himself. However, Eve, also an accomplished pilot, is determined to accompany him in his other aircraft, which causes the first of many arguments between Istanbul and China.
The Four Seasons, 1h47
Directed by Alan Alda
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Alan Alda, Carol Burnett, Len Cariou, Sandy Dennis, Rita Moreno, Jack Weston
Roles Danny Zimmer
Rating68% 3.44753.44753.44753.44753.4475
The story revolves around three married couples living in New York City who take vacations together during each of the seasons. After this pattern has been established, Nick leaves his wife of 21 years, Anne, during the Spring trip to the cabin, for a much younger woman, Ginny. He then proceeds to bring Ginny on the Summer, Fall, and Winter vacation trips. This causes the other two couples to be uncomfortable, feeling as if they have betrayed their good friend Anne.
Can't Stop the Music, 2h4
Directed by Nancy Walker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Steve Guttenberg, Valerie Perrine, Paul Sand, Tammy Grimes, Paula Trueman, Randy Jones
Roles Benny Murray
Rating42% 2.107722.107722.107722.107722.10772
Songwriter Jack Morell (Steve Guttenberg)-a reference to Village People creator Jacques Morali-gets a break DJing at local disco Saddle Tramps. His roommate Sam Simpson (Valerie Perrine), a supermodel newly retired at the peak of her success, sees the response to a song he wrote for her ("Samantha") and agrees to use her connections to get him a record deal. Her connection, ex-boyfriend Steve Waits (Paul Sand), president of Marrakech Records (a reference to Village People record label Casablanca Records), is more interested in getting back with her than in Jack's music (and more interested in taking business calls than in wooing Samantha), but agrees to listen to a demo.
Cuba
Cuba (1979)
, 2h2
Directed by Richard Lester
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Sean Connery, Brooke Adams, Chris Sarandon, Héctor Elizondo, Martin Balsam, Jack Weston
Roles Larry Gutman
Rating57% 2.851472.851472.851472.851472.85147
The film's sense of historical accuracy is marred by the opening scene which shows an airliner landing in Havana with the wrong date ("1959") superimposed on the screen. It should read "1958", the last year of the revolution. Cuban President Batista fled the capital when Fidel Castro and his guerrillas entered Havana on New Year's Day 1959.
Gator
Gator (1976)
, 1h55
Directed by James Best, Burt Reynolds, Hal Needham
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Jack Weston, Lauren Hutton, Jerry Reed (Hubbard), Burt Reynolds, Alice Ghostley, Dub Taylor
Roles Irving Greenfield
Rating58% 2.948292.948292.948292.948292.94829
Gator McKlusky (Burt Reynolds) had been just released from prison following the events of White Lightning and is living in the Okefenokee Swamp with his father and daughter. Federal agents know that he is still making moonshine with his father (John Steadman) and Suzie (Lori Futch) and use this information to coerce him into assisting them to catch a corrupt politician.
The Ritz
The Ritz (1976)
, 1h31
Directed by Richard Lester
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Musical
Themes Films about sexuality, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jack Weston, Rita Moreno, Jerry Stiller, Kaye Ballard, F. Murray Abraham, Treat Williams
Roles Gaetano Proclo
Rating68% 3.445713.445713.445713.445713.44571
The farce is set in a gay bathhouse in Manhattan, where unsuspecting heterosexual Cleveland businessman Gaetano Proclo has taken refuge from his homicidal mobster brother-in-law, Carmine Vespucci. There Gaetano stumbles across an assortment of oddball characters, including a rabid chubby chaser, go-go boys, a squeaky-voiced detective, and Googie Gomez, a third-rate Puerto Rican entertainer with visions of Broadway glory who mistakes him for a famous producer and whom he mistakes for a man in drag. Further complications arise when Gaetano's wife Vivian tracks him down and jumps to all the wrong conclusions about his sexual orientation.
Fuzz
Fuzz (1972)
, 1h32
Directed by Richard Colla
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Burt Reynolds, Jack Weston, Tom Skerritt, Yul Brynner, Raquel Welch, Dominic Chianese
Roles Det. Meyer Meyer
Rating55% 2.755242.755242.755242.755242.75524
Detectives Steve Carella (Reynolds), Meyer Meyer (Weston), Eileen McHenry (Welch) and Bert Kling (Skeritt) are part of the 87th Precinct's team, investigating a murder-extortion racket run by a mysterious deaf man (Brynner). While attempting to investigate and prevent the murders of several high-ranking city officials, they also must keep track of the perpetrators of a string of robberies. Further complicating matters is a rash of arson attacks on homeless men.