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James Karen (Jacob Karnofsky)

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Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
Veteran Broadway, TV and film actor James Karen was encouraged as a young man to take up an acting career by U.S. Congressman Daniel J. Flood, who was an amateur actor himself. In 1947 Karen made his Broadway debut in "A Streetcar Named Desire", which led to appearances in over 20 Broadway productions. His television work began in 1948 with the telecast of "A Christmas Carol", directed by pioneer television producer / director Fred Coe. Since then he has acted in over 100 television shows, including a stint as as Chief Justice Michael Bancroft on First Monday (2002) for CBS. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Barney Callahan

The Jazz Singer 1980

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Character: Ralph George

America's Most Haunted 2013

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Character: Pastor Tom Keller

Drew Peterson: Untouchable 2012

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Character: Seymour Redfield

Dark Canyon 2012

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Character: Seyton Ethelquake

Dark and Stormy Night 2009

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Character: Martin Frohm

The Pursuit of Happyness 2006

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Character: George Ball

Thirteen Days 2000

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Character: Christina's Advisor

Any Given Sunday 1999

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Character: Victor Bowden

Apt Pupil 1998

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Character: Tom Orr

Up Close & Personal 1996

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Character: College President / Elliot's Boss

Congo 1995

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Character: Sam Mosbach

A Kiss Goodnight 1994

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Character: Assistant District Attorney Al Sampson

A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion 1993

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Character: Dr. Richard Meyerling

The Unborn 1991

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Character: Adult Little Eli

Spirit of the Eagle 1991

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Character: Uncle Harry / Mr. Jenkins

The Willies 1990

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Character: Charles O'Donnell

Shattered Dreams 1990

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Character: Averill Crandall

Thanksgiving Day 1990

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Character: Judge Bowelmore

Road Lawyers and Other Briefs 1990

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Character: Carl's Dad

Girlfriend from Hell 1989

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Character: Nathan Lassiter

Little House: The Last Farewell 1984

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Character: Judge Hillier

Frances 1982

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Character: Verri Saddius

Jack and the Beanstalk 2010

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Character: Father Rohn

Sympathy for Delicious 2010

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Character: Reverend Beaks

Trail of the Screaming Forehead 2007

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Character: Dad

Girl 1998

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Character: Norman Calloway

Shadow of Doubt 1998

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Character: President Mitchell

Freedom Strike 1998

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Character: Winston Briggers

Tough and Deadly 1995

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Character: William Tager

Always Say Goodbye 1997

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Character: Richard Whelan

Amazing Stories 1985

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Character: Dr. Stephen Chesler

M*A*S*H 1972

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Character: Tyler Armitage

Lou Grant 1977

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Character: Andrew Clifton, the IAD Cop

Magnum, P.I. 1980

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Character: Herbert Purcell

The Jeffersons 1975

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Character: Earl Silbert

Blind Ambition 1979

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Character: Mac Churchill

The China Syndrome 1979

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Character: Martin Walters

The Waltons 1971

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Character: Mr. Fairmont Sr.

Billionaire Boys Club 1987

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Character: Hugh Sloan's Lawyer

All the President's Men 1976

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Character: Bob Block

The Gathering 1977

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Character: Krewitt

Trapper John, M.D. 1979

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Character: Vice President Price

Capricorn One 1977

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Character: George Pauling

McMillan & Wife 1971

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Character: Paul Damon

The Defenders 1961

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Character: Adm. McIntire

F.D.R.: The Last Year 1980

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Character: Dr. Wingreen

Something for Joey 1977

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Character: Fred Emerson

One Day at a Time 1975

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Character: George Morehouse

The Bionic Woman 1976

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Character: Andrew Hardesty

Jagged Edge 1985

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Character: Gen. Climet Wilson

Invaders from Mars 1986

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Character: C. Calvin Moore

Hardcastle and McCormick 1983

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Character: Governor Fritz La Chatte

Sledge Hammer! 1986

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Character: Nagan

Mancuso, FBI 1989

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Character: Eliot Randolph

Eight Is Enough 1977

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Character: Himself

Universal Horror 1998

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Character: Himself - Guest

Miss Potter 0

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Character: Dante's Friend

Episode #1.5 0

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Character: Dante's Friend

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Character: Dante's Friend

Episode #1.10 0

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Character: Steve Pratt '08

Glory Days 0

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Character: Justice Michael Bancroft

Pilot 0

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Character: Justice Michael Bancroft

Age of Consent 0

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Character: Justice Michael Bancroft

The Price of Liberty 0

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Character: Justice Michael Bancroft

Crime and Punishment 0

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Character: Justice Michael Bancroft

Family Affairs 0

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Character: Justice Michael Bancroft

Dangerous Words 0

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Character: Justice Michael Bancroft

Right to Die 0

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Character: Justice Michael Bancroft

Court Date 0

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Character: Justice Michael Bancroft

Secrets and Lies 0

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Character: Justice Michael Bancroft

Unprotected Speech 0

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Character: Justice Michael Bancroft

Strip Search 0

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Character: Justice Michael Bancroft

Showdown 0

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Character: Justice Michael Bancroft

Family Secrets 0

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Character: Tobias Langley

School Spirit 0

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