James Karen

James Karen

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Birthday: 
28 November 1923, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth Name: 
Jacob Karnofsky
Height: 
175 cm
Veteran Broadway, TV and film actor James Karen was encouraged as a young man to take up an acting career by U.S. Congressman Daniel J. Flood, who was an amateur actor himself. In 1947 Karen made his Broadway debut in "A Streetcar Named Desire", which led to appearances in over 20 Broadway productions. His television work began in 1948 wi... Show more »
Veteran Broadway, TV and film actor James Karen was encouraged as a young man to take up an acting career by U.S. Congressman Daniel J. Flood, who was an amateur actor himself. In 1947 Karen made his Broadway debut in "A Streetcar Named Desire", which led to appearances in over 20 Broadway productions. His television work began in 1948 with the telecast of "A Christmas Carol", directed by pioneer television producer / director Fred Coe. Since then he has acted in over 100 television shows, including a stint as as Chief Justice Michael Bancroft on First Monday (2002) for CBS. In 1965 he began his film work in the low-budget sci-fi "epic" Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster (1965) and now has an impressive resume of over 80 movies to his credit. He has also filmed a record-breaking 5,000+ television commercials, most while a spokesperson for the Pathmark Supermarket chain in the northeast US. He has been honored with the "Saturn Award" for Lifetime Achievement given by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. He has also been presented "The Buster Award", by The International Buster Keaton Society. This award is given to the person who has demonstrated professional excellence in the tradition of Buster Keaton. Show less «

James Karen's FILMOGRAPHY

American Dad - Season 16

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American Dad - Season 15

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Murphy Brown - Season 11

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Cynthia (2018)

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Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk

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American Dad - Season 14

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American Dad - Season 13

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America's Most Haunted

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Ambush at Dark Canyon

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American Dad - Season 8

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Sympathy for Delicious

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The Cleveland Show Season 2

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Cold Case - Season 7

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Jack and the Beanstalk

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Cold Case - Season 6

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American Dad - Season 5

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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

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Superman Return

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Mulholland Dr.

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The Practice - Season 5

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Thirteen Days

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Walker, Texas Ranger - Season 9

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Any Given Sunday

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James Karen'S roles

Frank
Frank
Martin Frohm
Martin Frohm
Ben Hubbard
Ben Hubbard
Mr. Teague
Mr. Teague
George Ball
George Ball
Wally Brown
Wally Brown
Mac Churchill
Mac Churchill
Steve Pratt '73
Steve Pratt '73
Judge Knapp
Judge Knapp
Dr. Bennett Ludlow
Dr. Bennett Ludlow
Verri Saddius
Verri Saddius