Jack Betts

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Jack Betts
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Betts in November 2010
Jack Fillmore Betts

(1929-04-11) April 11, 1929 (age 90)
Other namesHunt Powers
Alma materActors Studio
Years active1957–present

Jack Fillmore Betts (born April 11, 1929), also credited as Hunt Powers, is an American actor of film, stage, and television. A member of the Actors Studio, he started his career as a leading man in spaghetti westerns, before taking a career in supporting roles in American films.


Betts portrayed Chris Devlin in the CBS mystery series Checkmate (1960-1962).[1] He also played Mr. Fisher, an 80-year-old man on One Life to Live.[2]

Among his numerous television appearances were four roles on the CBS drama series Perry Mason, including the role of Bert Nickols in the 1961 episode, "The Case of the Impatient Partner," Enos Watterton in the 1962 episode “The Case of the Double Entry Mind”, murder victim George Parsons in the 1964 episode, "The Case of the Wooden Nickels," and murder victim Bruce Strickland in the 1966 episode, "The Case of the Fanciful Frail.

Betts was also the author of Screen Test: Take One, a play about a soap opera that originated on a film set.[3]


Betts with Fred Willard in November 2010
Year Film Role
2015 To Dust Return Mr. Owen
2011 Mardi Gras: Spring Break Elderly Couple
2009 Monk Cowboy Hank
2009 The Mentalist Other Mobster
2009 The Unit Old Priest
2008 It's a Wonderful Death President Marshall
2007 Being Michael Madsen James J. Perry
2007 The Desert Rose Joel Shaw
2007 Zoey 101 Mr. Hodges
2006 My Name Is Earl Prosecutor
2005 Cold Case Dr. Greggs
2004 Vendetta: No Conscience, No Mercy Jack McGuire
2004 I Am Stamos Preston
2003 The Commission Allen Dulles
2002 The District Priest
2002 Spider-Man Henry Blakan
2002 The Young and the Restless Roberto
2001 Critical Mass Atty. Gen. Ames
2001 Mockingbird Don't Sing Wes Standon
2001 Friends Tom
2000 Cut Alfred Carpenter
2000 Running Mates Senator
2000 True Rights Thad Whitney
2000 The Next Best Thing Vernon
1999 Power Rangers Lost Galaxy Councilor Brody
1999 Everybody Loves Raymond Walter
1999 Office Space Judge
1999 8MM Butler
1998 Alien Avengers II Elder
1998 Gods and Monsters Boris Karloff
1998 The Scottish Tale Syd
1998 Southern Man Boris Karloff
1997 The Big Fall Tyre
1997 Mike Hammer, Private Eye Father Dressler
1997 Batman & Robin Party Guest
1997 Frasier Ian
1996 Power 98 Waldo Marcel
1996 Deadly Games Gene Murdock
1995 MADtv Judge
1995 Batman Forever Fisherman
1995 Seinfeld Mr. Green
1993 Fugitive Nights: Danger in the Desert Doc Morton
1993 Sisters Harry Busby
1993 Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair Director
1993 Falling Down Frank the Golfer
1992 Just My Imagination Governor
1992 Sinatra Earl Wilson
1992 White Trash CC's father
1991 In the Heat of the Night Attorney Mark Harris
1990 Dead Men Don't Die Cavanaugh
1989 Generations Hugh Gardner
1988 The Chair Detective
1987 Guiding Light Dr. Wilson Frost (1973-1974) / John Cutter
1986 Search for Tomorrow Dr. David Glenn
1984 Falcon Crest Dr. Roderick
1984 Remington Steele Walter Gallen
1983 All My Children Lars Bogard #3
1982-1983 Another World Louis St. George
1978 Bye Bye Monkey Bar Owner
1978 The Edge of Night Dr. Stein
1977 Kojak Paul Lawford
1974 Corte marziale
1972 A.A.A. Massaggiatrice bella presenza offresi Enrico Graziani
1972 Down with Your Hands... You Scum! Django
1972 The Assassination of Trotsky Lou
1971 He Was Called Holy Ghost Foster
1971 A Barrel Full of Dollars Tamayo
1971 A Fistful of Death Butch Cassidy
1971 Boulevard du Rhum Renner
1971 Giù le mani... carogna
1970 Django and Sartana Are Coming... It's the End Django
1970 Quel maledetto giorno d'inverno... Django e Sartana all'ultimo sangue Django
1970 Dead Men Don't Make Shadows Lazar Peacock/Sabata
1969 It Takes a Thief Garrison
1968 One Life to Live Dr. Ivan Kipling
1967 Halleluja for Django Santo / David Phaylard
1967 Sugar Colt Dr. Tom Cooper/Rocco
1966 The Man Who Never Was
1965-1967 The F.B.I. Allen Cole / Woods / Defense Attorney Barker
1964 Gunsmoke Cowboy
1964 12 O'Clock High Lt. Kinner
1963 General Hospital Dr. Ken Martin
1962 Bonanza Jamie Wrenn
1961-1966 Perry Mason Bruce Strickland / George Parson / Enos Watterton / Bert Nickols
1961-1962 Checkmate Chris Devlin
1961 The Detectives Tom Harper
1961 One Plus One Bill Cannon
1960 The United States Steel Hour Jack Taylor
1960 The DuPont Show of the Month Denis Eady
1959 The Bloody Brood Cliff


  1. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 181. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  2. ^ Reichardt, Nancy M. (2 May 1982). "Age before duty for 'Life's' Jack Betts". The News-Leader. Virginia, Staunton. p. 42. Retrieved January 7, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  3. ^ "Screen Test: Take One". Variety. April 12, 1996. Archived from the original on 8 January 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2018.

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