Jack Mullaney

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Jack Mullaney
Jack Mullaney.jpg
Jack Mullaney, acting in a movie
Born (1929-09-18)September 18, 1929
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died June 27, 1982(1982-06-27) (aged 52)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1954–1980

Jack Mullaney (September 18, 1929 – June 27, 1982) was an American actor. Mullaney acted in several television series and films throughout his career.[1]

Early life[edit]

He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The 1940 United States Census shows Jack Mullaney living on Minot Avenue in the Oakley neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio.


Mullaney made his film debut in The Young Stranger in 1957. That same year he appeared as Ensign Lewis in the comedy Kiss Them for Me, starring Cary Grant.

He appeared regularly as Johnny Wallace, the bellhop, in CBS's The Ann Sothern Show (1958–1961) co-starring with Don Porter, Ann Tyrrell, Louis Nye, and Jesse White. He also portrayed Navy Lieutenant Rex St. John in NBC's Ensign O'Toole (1962–1963), starring Dean Jones. He starred alongside Frank Aletter on the American science-fiction comedy TV series It's About Time that aired on CBS for one season of 26 episodes in 1966–1967.

In the 1958 film South Pacific, based on the Rodgers and Hammerstein hit musical, he played a character affectionately known as the "Professor". He appeared as murderer Bert Rockwood on episode #227 of Lee Marvin's M Squad, titled "The Vanishing Lady," which first aired April 3, 1959, and also had a small, but important, role in the 1964 political thriller Seven Days in May. He worked in two Elvis Presley features late in the rock singers film career, 1965's Tickle Me and Spinout in 1966.

His death, from a stroke, occurred in Hollywood, June 27, 1982. His sister was the heir to his estate.[2]

Television appearances[edit]



  1. ^ Mullaney, Jack Biographical information. Retrieved on 2007-12-07
  2. ^ John Willis Screen World, vol. 34, Crown Publishers NY (1983), p. 236

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