Jack Larson (I) (1928–2015)


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Jack Edward Larson was born in Los Angeles, California, to Anita (Calicoff) and George E. Larson. He was raised in Pasadena, and attended Pasadena Junior College (by coincidence, exactly as did his Adventures of Superman (1952) co-star George Reeves). He was a contract player at Warner Bros. Typecast as Jimmy Olsen, Larson found it virtually ... See full bio »

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Superman Returns Bo the Bartender
(2006)
Adventures of Superman Jimmy Olsen / Collins
(1952-1958)
Johnny Trouble Eddie Landis
(1957)

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 2016 Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel
Uncle Jimmy Williamson
 2013 Superman and the Secret Planet (Video)
Jimmy Olson
 2011 Bob's New Suit
Edward McIntyre
 2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Dewey Butler
- Quickie (2010) ... Dewey Butler
 2006 Superman Returns
Bo the Bartender
 1996 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Old Jimmy Olsen
- Brutal Youth (1996) ... Old Jimmy Olsen
 1991 Superboy (TV Series)
Lou Lamont
- Paranoia (1991) ... Lou Lamont
 1965 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Tommy
- PFC Gomer Pyle (1965) ... Tommy
 1960 The Jim Backus Show (TV Series)
Waiter #1
- Painting Caper (1960) ... Waiter #1
 1960 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Buzz
- Millionaire Julie Sherman (1960) ... Buzz
 1959 Tales of the Vikings (TV Series)
 1952-1958 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Jimmy Olsen / Collins
- All That Glitters (1958) ... Jimmy Olsen
- The Perils of Superman (1958) ... Jimmy Olsen
- The Brainy Burro (1958) ... Jimmy Olsen
- Three in One (1958) ... Jimmy Olsen
- Superman's Wife (1958) ... Jimmy Olsen
 1955-1957 Navy Log (TV Series)
Gordon / Freddie / John Crawford / ...
- Human Bomb (1957) ... Gordon
- The Big A (1956) ... Freddie
- The Plebe (1956) ... John Crawford
- Operation Three-In-One (1955) ... Herbie
 1957 Johnny Trouble
Eddie Landis
 1954 Stamp Day for Superman (Short)
Jimmy Olsen
 1954 About Mrs. Leslie
Buddy Boyd
 1953 Man Crazy
Bob
 1953 Three Sailors and a Girl
Sailor (uncredited)
 1953 Star of Texas
Henchman John Jenkins
 1952 Flat Top
Sailor with Scuttlebutt (uncredited)
 1952 Battle Zone
Cpl. James O'Doole
 1952 Belles on Their Toes
Packy Talbot (uncredited)
 1952 Kid Monk Baroni
Angelo
 1951 Starlift
Will (uncredited)
 1951 On the Loose
Charleston Bit (uncredited)
 1951 Fighting Coast Guard
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1950 Redwood Forest Trail
Dusty
 1950 A Wonderful Life (Short)
Richard Wood (age 16)
 1950 Trial Without Jury
Tommy (uncredited)
 1949 Flame of Youth
Boy (uncredited)
 1948 Fighter Squadron
Lt. 'Shorty' Kirk
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: Released "More Than a Day", a spoken-word CD of poems to his partner, the late director James Bridges, set to music by composer Ned Rorem. See more »

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1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Why he hasn't gone to fan events since a 1988 Cleveland celebration of the 50th anniversary of Adventures of Superman (1952)] . . . thousands of people [were] coming at us with pictures to autograph and Sharpie pens. And I had this beautiful white linen suit from Venice, made at the Piazza San Marco. The best cleaners in Brentwood couldn't get the ink stains out of that suit. See more »

Trivia:

He was a contract player at Warner Brothers, but was not involved with any of the "Superman" films that starred Christopher Reeve. In addition, Larson and the two "Lois Lane" actresses (Phyllis Coates and Noel Neill) were never brought in to the television production of Wonder Woman (1975) for guest appearances in any episode of that series. See more »

Nickname:

Junior

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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