October 9, 1920 |
Brooklyn, New York, US
Jason Wingreen (born October 9, 1920) is an American actor.
Born in 1920 in Brooklyn, New York, he grew up in Howard Beach, Queens, attended John Adams High School, and graduated from Brooklyn College in 1941. While at Brooklyn College, he participated in the Varsity Dramatic Society. Wingreen is Jewish. Wingreen originally planned to become a newspaper reporter after writing about high school sports for the Brooklyn Eagle during his high school years.
Wingreen lent his voice to Boba Fett in the original and 1997 theatrical versions of The Empire Strikes Back. His voice was replaced by the voice of Temuera Morrison (who portrayed Jango Fett: the father of the clone bounty hunter and the clone troopers in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones) in the 2004 DVD version of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
Prior to this, Wingreen was a regular during the 1960-61 season of The Untouchables, playing Police Captain Dorsett. He performed in "A Stop at Willoughby," "The Midnight Sun," and "The Bard," three episodes of the original Twilight Zone series. He also appeared on the original Star Trek series, making him one of the few people involved with both Star Wars and Star Trek. Wingreen also had a recurring role as Judge Arthur Beaumont in the series Matlock, and has guest-starred in numerous other series, including Mission: Impossible, The Outer Limits, Bonanza, The Rockford Files, and The Fugitive.
In 1979, he was a part of the ensemble cast of the acclaimed TV mini-series Roots: The Next Generations.
|1969||Marlowe||Camera Store Clerk (uncredited)|
|1970||The Dunwich Horror||Sheriff Harrison|
|1980||Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back||voice of Boba Fett (uncredited)|
|Airplane!||Dr. Brody (Mayo Clinic)|
|1984||Oh, God! You Devil||Hotel Manager|
|1959, 1961, 1963||Twilight Zone|
|1962||Disney's World of Color||narrator|
|1963||General Hospital||Judge Matson|
|1963, 1964||Outer Limits|
|1966||Blue Light||Adolf Hitler (in episode "Invasion by the Stars")|
|1967||The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.||Dictator|
|1968||Star Trek||Dr. Linke (in episode "The Empath")|
|1971||All in the Family||Harry Snowden|
|1973||Miracle on 34th Street||Halloran|
|The Terminal Man||Instructor|
|1977–1983||Archie Bunker's Place||Harry Snowden|
|1978||Vega$||Hank Adamek (uncredited)|
|1979||Captain America||Doctor #2|
|1987-1991||Matlock||Judge Arthur Beaumont (11 episodes)|
|1989||Mama's Family||Fred Gebhardt|
- "Jason Wingreen". The New York Times.
- Phillips, Michael (February 29, 2008). "If I ruled the Oscars (insert your idea here)". Chicago Tribune.
- Bowie, Stephen. "An Interview With Jason Wingreen: Part One". The Classic TV History Blog. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
- "Brooklyn College Play Honors Dr. Gideonse". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. November 3, 1939. p. 13. Retrieved October 17, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Wingreen: Bunker's Bartender". The Ottawa Journal. August 23, 1980. p. 90. Retrieved October 17, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- "'The Bravados' at Capitol". The Berkshire Eagle. September 4, 1958. p. 8. Retrieved October 17, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Jason Wingreen". Playbill Vault. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "(TV listing)". Standard-Speaker. December 15, 1962. p. 19. Retrieved October 17, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- "(TV listing)". Naugatuck Daily News. March 14, 1967. p. 6. Retrieved October 17, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.