James Karen

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 73
James Karen was an American character actor of Broadway, film and television. Karen was best known for his roles in Poltergeist, The Return of the Living Dead, Invaders from Mars, and in The Pursuit of Happyness.

James Karen was an American character actor of Broadway, film and television. Karen was best known for his roles in Poltergeist, The Return of the Living Dead, Invaders from Mars, and in The Pursuit of Happyness.

Birth Name

Jacob Karnofsky

Born

Wednesday, 28 November 1923

Died

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Actor Filmography

The Great Buster Himself 2018
Cynthia Frank Teague 2018
Bender Old Man Bender 2017
Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk Interviewee #1 2017
Notfilm Himself 2016
Green Briefs Anthony 2013
America's Most Haunted Ralph George 2013
Ambush at Dark Canyon Seymour Redfield 2012
The Butterfly Room Taxidermist 2012
Drew Peterson: Untouchable Pastor Tom Keller 2012
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

The Great Buster Himself 2018
Cynthia Frank Teague 2018
Bender Old Man Bender 2017
Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk Interviewee #1 2017
Notfilm Himself 2016
Green Briefs Anthony 2013
America's Most Haunted Ralph George 2013
Ambush at Dark Canyon Seymour Redfield 2012
The Butterfly Room Taxidermist 2012
Drew Peterson: Untouchable Pastor Tom Keller 2012
They Won't Stay Dead: A Look at Return of the Living Dead Part II Himself 2011
More Brains! A Return To The Living Dead Himself 2011
Sympathy For Delicious Father Rohn 2011
When The World Breaks Himself 2010
Jack and the Beanstalk Verri Saddius 2009
Dark And Stormy Night Seyton Ethelquake 2009
The Cleveland Show (voice) 2009
Trail of the Screaming Forehead Reverend Beaks 2008
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness Frank, Mr. Teague 2007
Return of the Living Dead: The Dead Have Risen Himself 2007
The Pursuit of Happyness Martin Frohm 2006
Secret's Out Himself - Guest 2006
Outlaw Trail: The Treasure of Butch Cassidy Leroy Parker 2006
I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper Himself - Interviewee 2005
Movies That Shook the World Himself 2005
Garbo Himself - Interviewee 2005
American Dad! Larry Herman (voice) 2005
Unscripted Dante's Friend 2005
So Funny It Hurt: Buster Keaton & MGM Narrator 2004
A House on a Hill Sy 2003
Cold Case Steve Pratt '08 2003
Time Machine: Banned From The Bible Additional Narration 2003
First Monday Justice Michael Bancroft 2002
Mulholland Dr. Wally Brown 2001
The Nightmare Room Tobias Langley 2001
Thirteen Days George Ball 2000
Any Given Sunday Christina's Advisor 1999
Judging Amy Dr. Irwin Garner 1999
The Parkers Rupert Van Lowe 1999
One Last Flight Gramps 1999
My Last Love Phil Morton 1999
Mulholland Dr. Wally Brown 1999
Apt Pupil Victor Bowden 1998
Universal Horror interview 1998
Girl Dad 1998
Shadow Of Doubt Norman Calloway 1998
Freedom Strike President Mitchell 1998
NightMan Secretary of Defense Laughton 1997
Always Say Goodbye William Tager 1997
Behind Enemy Lines TV Reporter 1997
The Practice Judge Knapp, Judge in Tobacco Case 1997
River Made to Drown In Ray 1997
Joyride The Client 1997
Dark Skies Harry Carruthers 1996
E! True Hollywood Story Himself 1996
Up Close & Personal Tom Orr 1996
Nixon Bill Rogers 1995
Piranha Governor 1995
JAG Former COMSUBPAC, Senator Barrington 1995
Ned and Stacey Patrick Kirkland 1995
Congo Elliot's Boss 1995
Tough And Deadly Winston Briggers 1995
Bonanza: Under Attack Mr. Stewart 1995
The Companion Peter Franklin 1994
Touched by an Angel Mark Abernathy 1994
Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds In Love Mylan Whitfield 1994
Future Shock Kafka 1994
A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion Assistant District Attorney Al Sampson 1993
Walker, Texas Ranger Senator 1993
Class of '96 Prof. Drake 1993
Hearts Afire Norman Lynch 1992
The Larry Sanders Show Sheldon Davidoff 1992
Melrose Place Judge Mike Thomas 1992
Bodies of Evidence Gil Murphy 1992
The Commish Jimmy Malloy 1991
Sisters Judge 1991
Absolute Strangers Dr. X 1991
The Unborn Dr. Richard Meyerling 1991
Lies Before Kisses Arthur 1991
Spirit Of The Eagle Adult Little Eli (Narrator) (voice) 1991
The Willies Mr. Jenkins 1990
Beverly Hills, 90210 Minister 1990
Shattered Dreams Charles O'Donnell 1990
Vital Signs Dean of Students 1990
Drug Wars: The Camarena Story Aide 1990
The Closer Ned Randall 1990
Mancuso, FBI Nagan 1989
Booker Jack Wingate 1989
The New Lassie Officer Stanley 1989
Seinfeld Mr. Canterman 1989
Girlfriend From Hell Carl's Dad 1989
Coach James Armstrong 1989
Cult People Himself 1989
Murphy Brown Arvin 1988
Return of the Living Dead II Ed 1988
Wall Street Lynch 1987
Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow Himself 1987
Jake and the Fatman Lyle Vandegrift, The Mayor 1987
Square One Television Prosecutor 1987
Mathnet Prosecutor 1987
Drive-In Madness! Himself / Host / Narrator 1987
Designing Women Kearney 1986
Sledge Hammer! Governor Fritz La Chatte 1986
L.A. Law Dr. Everett Wilson 1986
Hardbodies 2 Logan 1986
Invaders From Mars Gen. Climet Wilson 1986
Matlock Ed Billings 1986
Melba 1986
Jagged Edge Andrew Hardesty 1985
Amazing Stories Richard Whelan 1985
MacGyver Robert Sanborn / Papillon 1985
227 Lawyer 1985
The Golden Girls Raymond 1985
The Return Of The Living Dead Frank 1985
Moonlighting Alan 1985
Charles in Charge Austin Miller, Mr. Bartlett 1984
Three's a Crowd Dr. Richard Kimberley 1984
Who's the Boss? Jerry 1984
Highway to Heaven Mr. Simenton 1984
Sam's Son Mr. Collins 1984
The Boy Who Loved Trolls Richman 1984
Little House: The Last Farewell Nathan Lassiter 1984
Emerald Point N.A.S. Admiral Lovell 1983
Hardcastle and McCormick C. Calvin Moore 1983
Webster Dr. Rosencrantz 1983
Frances Judge Hillier 1983
Time Walker Dr. Wendell J. Rossmore 1982
Tucker's Witch Earl Crayton 1982
Cheers Dr. Bennett Ludlow 1982
Family Ties Philip 1982
The Powers of Matthew Star Major Wymore 1982
Poltergeist Mr. Teague 1982
Herbie, the Love Bug Minister 1982
Simon & Simon Insurance Agent 1981
Take This Job and Shove It Loomis 1981
Dynasty Avril Dawson 1981
The Jazz Singer Barney Callahan 1980
Magnum, P.I. Andrew Clifton, the IAD Cop 1980
F.D.R.: The Last Year Adm. McIntire 1980
Knots Landing Max Craig 1979
Topper Fred Korbell 1979
Trapper John, M.D. Krewitt 1979
Blind Ambition Earl Silbert 1979
The China Syndrome Mac Churchill 1979
The Ordeal of Patty Hearst Psychologist 1979
The Paper Chase Mr. Pearson 1978
F.I.S.T. Andrews 1978
Dallas Elton Lawrence 1978
Richie Brockelman, Private Eye 1978
Opening Night Bellboy 1977
Capricorn One Reporter Number 4 1977
The Gathering Bob Block 1977
Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night Dr. Sutterman 1977
Lou Grant Tyler Armitage 1977
Rafferty 1977
The Kallikaks 1977
Eight Is Enough Eliot Randolph 1977
Quincy M.E. Dr. Chet Rawlings, Dr. Lench, Dr. Tom Pierce, Mr. Maszek 1976
Executive Suite Carter 1976
Delvecchio Porter 1976
Serpico Ed Demarest 1976
All The President's Men Hugh Sloan's Lawyer 1976
Family Dr. Addison 1976
The Bionic Woman George Morehouse 1976
One Day at a Time Fred Emerson 1975
The Blue Knight Talford 1975
The Invisible Man Hotel Manager 1975
Starsky and Hutch Carter 1975
The Jeffersons Herbert Purcell 1975
Police Woman Driver 1974
Amazing Grace Annenberg 1974
The Rockford Files John LaPointe, Martin Horvath 1974
ABC Afterschool Specials Mr. Fairchild 1972
M*A*S*H Dr. Stephen Chesler 1972
The Streets of San Francisco Frank Batz 1972
Rivals Child Psychiatrist 1972
The Waltons Martin Walters 1971
McMillan & Wife George Pauling 1971
I Never Sang for My Father Old Age Home Director 1970
Hercules in New York Professor Camden 1969
Hawaii Five-O Wingfield 1968
Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster Dr. Adam Steele 1965
Film Passerby 1965
Car 54, Where Are You? Bird Owner 1961
The Defenders Paul Damon, Rabbi Fine 1961
Lux Video Theatre Llewellyn 1950
Repertory Theatre 1948
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