Jack Mullaney

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Jack Mullaney
Jack Mullaney.jpg
Jack Mullaney, acting in a movie
Born(1929-09-18)September 18, 1929
DiedJune 27, 1982(1982-06-27) (aged 52)
Years active1954–1980

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).[2] He also portrayed Navy Lieutenant Rex St. John in NBC's Ensign O'Toole (1962–1963).[3] He played Hector Canfield on the CBS science-fiction comedy TV series It's About Time (1966-1967).[3]:516

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.


Mullaney's death, from a stroke, occurred in Hollywood, June 27, 1982, at age 51.[2] His sister was the heir to his estate.[4]

Television appearances[edit]


Death: June 27, 1982

Veteran television actor Jack Mullaney, who appeared in such 1960s comedy series as 'It's About Time' and 'My Living Doll,' died Sunday of a stroke. He was 51.

It was Mullaney's second stroke since being admitted to the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital, a hospital spokesman said.


  1. ^ Mullaney, Jack Biographical information. Retrieved on 2007-12-07
  2. ^ a b "Jack Mullaney, 51, veteran actor". Ford Lauderdale News. Florida, Fort Lauderdale. United Press International. June 28, 1982. p. 18. Retrieved September 27, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  3. ^ a b Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 309. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  4. ^ John Willis Screen World, vol. 34, Crown Publishers NY (1983), p. 236

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