Jack Wild Overview:

Actor, Jack Wild, was born on Sep 30, 1952 in Royton, England. Wild died at the age of 53 on Mar 1, 2006 in Tebworth, England .



Although Wild was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1968Best Supporting ActorOliver! (1968)The Artful DodgerNominated

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Jack Wild Quotes:

Mr. Jessop: Two other boys stole Mr. Brownlow's wallet. This child had nothing to do with it!
The Magistrate: [half-drunk] But sentence has been passed... hasn't it?

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Jack Wild Facts
Brother Arthur Wild played the title role in the West End production of "Oliver!" and Jack played one of "the boys." Auditioning for the role of the Artful Dodger several times, he was always turned down for being too short. It was only after he played the character in the celebrated screen version that he was offered the role on stage.

At 15, Wild was six years older than his Oliver! (1968) co-star Mark Lester, but he was so short and appeared so youthful that the movie's producers had him wear lifts to make him look more mature.

Jack's minor role in his last film Moussaka & Chips (2005) reunited him with his Oliver! (1968) co-star Ron Moody.

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