Jack Weston Overview:

Character actor, Jack Weston, was born Jack Weinstein on Aug 21, 1924 in Cleveland, OH. Weston died at the age of 71 on May 3, 1996 in New York City, NY .


Jack Weston appeared in over 100 film and television roles, playing an array of characters from bungling friends to terrifying villains. Some of his memorable roles include Walter Matthau's ’playboy’ friend Harvey Greenfield in Cactus Flower, an aspiring cabbie playwright in Please Don’t Eat the Daisies and the stalker who (along with Alan Arkin) terrorizes Audrey Hepburn Wait Until Dark (1967).

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By Annmarie Gatti on Aug 21, 2012 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Born August 21, 1924, Character Actor ! Weston appeared in over 100 roles — from bungling friends to terrifying villains. My personal favorite: Cactus Flower (I think I know his dialog by heart!), but there are so many other great ones too, including Wait Until Dark and Please Don&#... Read full article

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Jack Weston Quotes:

Harvey Greenfield: Now look, I can give you a dozen explanations, but you might as well know the real one: I'm a member of the CIA.
Georgia: The CIA??? I thought you were a television actor?
Harvey Greenfield: That's my cover. So if you ever see me in public with another girl you must pretend not to know me, or it could put my life in great danger.

Georgia: If you work for the CIA, how come you hang around with dentists?
Harvey Greenfield: He's installing a miniature radio transmitor in my wisdom tooth.

Harvey Greenfield: Oh I don't work for a living, honey. I'm an actor.

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During World War II, he spent two years in Italy as a machine-gunner in an infantry company.

Was nominated for Broadway's 1981 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for Woody Allen's "The Floating Light Bulb."

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