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James Karen

Actor

Born - 28 November 1923, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
Died - 23 October 2018

Stocky American character actor of slightly owlish handsomeness whose head looked almost too big for his shoulders. Often seen in calm, calculating, sometimes creepy roles, he was born Jacob Karnofsky, making his Broadway debut in 1947 and ploughing through scores of stage appearances, TV and film roles, as well as more than 5,000 TV commercials. He was into his forties, however, before he ventured into movies: Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster (1965), I Never Sang for My Father (1970),Amazing Grace (1974), All the President's Men (1976), Capricorn One (1977), The China Syndrome (1978), The Jazz Singer (1980), Poltergeist (1982), Sam's Son (1984), Jagged Edge (1985), Invaders from Mars (1986), Wall Street (1987), Return of the Living Dead II (1988), The Unborn (1991), Future Shock (1994), Piranha (1995), Up Close & Personal (1996), Behind Enemy Lines (1997), Apt Pupil (1998), Thirteen Days (2000), Mulholland Drive (2001), A House on a Hill (2004), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Trail of the Screaming Forehead (2007), Dark and Stormy Night (2009), The Butterfly Room (2012), America's Most Haunted (2013), Bender (2016), Cynthia (2018), his last, and many more.