- Date of Birth:
- June 24, 1922
Jack Carter (born Jack Chakrin on June 24, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York) was an American actor and comedian. After serving in the US Army Air Corps during World War II, he rose to fame by appearing on Milton Bearle’s Texaco Star Theatre show, and then started hosting Cavalcade of Stars. Two years later, Jack landed his own show on NBC, The Jack Carter Show, which lasted three years. Jack also made several appearances on Broadway, in shows like Mr. Wonderful and Top Banana. He became a frequent guest on The Ed Sullivan Show in the 1960s, and appeared on game shows like Match Game and the 10,000$ Pyramid. Additionally, Jack made appearances on dozens of TV shows, some movies, and he even directed Here’s Lucy, a TV comedy which starred Lucille Ball. He was a standup comedian, as well, performing shows in clubs and theaters throughout the country. Jack sadly died of respiratory failure in his Beverly Hills home at the age of 93 in June 2015.
Best Known For:
Jack is best known for his comedy and acting, especially as host of The Jack Carter show and his frequent guest appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Jack was married to Paula Stewart from 1961-1970, and after their divorce, he got together with Roxanne Stone, who he married in 1971. They divorced in 1977, but ended up remarrying and stayed together until his death. Jack had four kids, sons Michael and Chase, and daughters, Vicki and Wendy.