|Born||Jack Lee Ging
November 30, 1931
Alva, Woods County, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Spouse(s)||Ramona Apache (1978-present) 2 children
Gretchen Graening (1956-1972) (divorced) 1 child
Katie Ging (1952-1954) (divorced) 1 child
Jack Lee Ging (born November 30, 1931, in Alva in Woods County in northwestern Oklahoma) is an American actor best known for his role as General Harlan 'Bull' Fullbright in the NBC television series The A-Team.
From 1984 to 1985, Ging played the arrogant Lieutenant Ted Quinlan on the adventure/detective series Riptide. He was eventually killed off, to free him up to appear in The A-Team (Ironically, in his final Riptide episode, he was killed by Carl Franklin, the sidekick of Colonel Decker - Fulbright's predecessor in The A-Team).
His character was one of only two to have died on-screen during the series. Ging was brought in to try and ease things on set, when the series stars George Peppard and Mr. T quarreled; Ging having worked with Peppard previously.
In 1981, Ging played Tracy Winslow in the episode "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" on the ABC television series The Greatest American Hero.
Ging had also played Will Coleman in the 1975 adaptation of the film Where the Red Fern Grows, had the starring role in the war film Sniper's Ridge (1960), and appeared sporadically as police contact Lieutenant Dan Ives on Mike Connors's Mannix in the early 1970s.
At the age of twenty-eight, Ging was cast in the role of Dan Wright, along with George Nader as Dr. Glenn Barton, in the NBC adventure series The Man and the Challenge, which ran for thirty-six episodes during the 1959-1960 season. Thereafter, he appeared occasionally in the role of Beau McCloud on the NBC western series, Tales of Wells Fargo, starring his fellow Oklahoman, Dale Robertson.
In 1960, Ging appeared in one episode of The Twilight Zone: "The Whole Truth". He made three guest appearances on Perry Mason; in the first two roles he played the defendant. In 1960 he played Seaman Robert Chapman in "The case of the Slandered Submarine," and in 1961 he played James Kincannon in "The Case of the Blind Man's Bluff." In 1962, he appeared as Danny Pierce in "The Case of the Lonely Eloper."
He also appeared on The Roaring 20s, The Bionic Woman, Wiseguy, B. J. and the Bear, and The Highwayman. His movie credits include the Clint Eastwood westerns Hang 'Em High, Play Misty for Me, and High Plains Drifter.
Jack Ging made two guest appearances as villains on The A-Team (in the first season episode "A Small And Deadly War" and the second season's "Bad Time On The Border") before being given the role of General Fullbright, one of the army leaders whose thankless task was to capture The A-Team. In the final episode of The A-Teams fourth season, 'The Sound Of Thunder', the team were forced to fight on the same side as Fullbright, whilst on a mission in Vietnam searching for Fullbright's long lost daughter. Fullbright was captured and tortured by an enemy soldier; the team rescued him, but he was fatally shot during the escape.
He has four children from three marriages. He has two younger children from his third marriage (1978) to Ramona "Apache" Ging. He has one child each from previous marriages to Katie Ging (1952–1954) and Gretchen Graening Ging (1956–1972). He now lives in the Palm Springs, California area.