Jack Lambert (actor)

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For the British actor of same name, see Jack Lambert (British actor).
For the American footballer, see Jack Lambert (American football).
Jack Lambert
Jack Lambert in Bonanza episode Showdown.jpg
in Bonanza (1960)
Born (1920-04-13)April 13, 1920
Yonkers, New York, U.S.
Died February 18, 2002(2002-02-18) (aged 81)
Carmel, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1942-1970
Children Lee J. Lambert

Jack Lambert (April 13, 1920 – February 18, 2002) was an American character actor born in Yonkers, New York, who specialized in playing movie tough guys and heavies. He is best known for playing the psychotic cat-loving, iron-hooked Steve "the Claw" Michael in Dick Tracy's Dilemma.

Following a spell on Broadway, Lambert moved to Hollywood and began working in films in 1942. He was a familiar figure in Westerns and crime dramas after World War II, in such movies as Kiss Me Deadly, Vera Cruz, The Killers, Bend of the River, How the West Was Won and The Enforcer.

Lambert also appeared in many television series of the 1950s and 1960s, such as Rod Cameron's State Trooper, Gunsmoke (season 4, episode 35, 1959), Have Gun - Will Travel, Sugarfoot, Daniel Boone, Wagon Train, Bonanza and Get Smart.

From 1959 to 1960, he was a regular cast member (as Joshua Walcek, sometimes called "Joshua MacGregor"), in twenty-three of the forty-two episodes of Darren McGavin's NBC western series, Riverboat.

He is often confused with Jack Lambert, a British character actor, as well as the former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jack Lambert.

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