Jack Weston (born Jack Weinstein in Cleveland, Ohio, August 21, 1924 – May
3, 1996) was an American film, stage, and television actor.
Weston usually played comic roles, in films such as Cactus Flower and
Please Don't Eat the Daisies, but also occasionally essayed heavier
parts, such as the scheming crook and stalker who, along with Alan
Arkin and Richard Crenna, attempts to terrorize and rob a blind Audrey
Hepburn in the 1967 film Wait Until Dark.
In 1981, Weston appeared on Broadway in Woody Allen's comedy The
Floating Lightbulb, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award as
Best Actor. Other stage appearances included Bells Are Ringing (with
Judy Holliday), The Ritz, One Night Stand, and Neil Simon's California
Weston married twice, first to actress Marge Redmond. They
occasionally appeared together, for example on a 1963 episode of The
Twilight Zone, "The Bard", that also featured a young Burt Reynolds.
Redmond and Weston divorced and he later remarried. That marriage
lasted until his death of lymphoma in 1996.
Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)
The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)
The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Wait Until Dark (1967)
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
The April Fools (1969)
Cactus Flower (1969)
A New Leaf (1971)
The Ritz (1976)
The Four Seasons (1981)
High Road to China (1983)
The Longshot (1986)
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Short Circuit 2 (1988)
Weston's most memorable television role was in the 1961-1962 sitcom
The Hathaways (ABC, produced by Screen Gems) in which he and Peggy
Cass adopted a trio of chimpanzees (The Marquis Chimps). The program
followed Straightaway, an adventure series about auto racing on the
ABC schedule starring Brian Kelly and John Ashley. Neither series
could compete with CBS' Rawhide.
The Twilight Zone in episodes: The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street
and The Bard
Tales of the Unexpected
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
The Carol Burnett Show
Perry Mason (TV Series) Episode: "The Case of the Daring Decoy" aired