Jack Gilpin

Jack Gilpin Headshot

Actor

Birth Date: May 31, 1951

Age: 73 years old

Birth Place: Boyce, Virginia

Children: Betty Gilpin

With his expressive square jaw and long face, character actor Jack Gilpin has brought strong support to many films and television shows. From his start on the stage, Gilpin moved to small roles in film and television in the early 1980s, first making his mark as the gay neighbor on several episodes of the family sitcom "Kate & Allie." He appeared in such films as the comedy "The Dream Team," in which Michael Keaton takes patients at a sanitarium on an unsanctioned field trip; "Quick Change," as a hostage to Bill Murray's clown bank-robber; and "Quiz Show," the Robert Redford-directed story of the scandal surrounding a 1950s rigged game show.

Amid many one-off appearances on TV series, Gilpin landed recurring roles on "New York Undercover" as a school headmaster, and on "Law & Order" as a defense attorney. Other film parts have included a supporting bit in the card-counting blackjack drama "21," and, more visibly, as the father of Jesse Eisenberg's character in the coming-of-age tale "Adventureland."

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The Gilded AgeStream

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Church
Series
2022
86%

The Night OfStream

Guest Star
Doctor
Miniseries
2016
94%

ForeverStream

Guest Star
Series
2014
57%

Madam SecretaryStream

Guest Star
Elliot Klein
Series
2014

The BlacklistStream

Guest Star
Mr. Fenberg
Series
2013
91%

Trouble With the Curve

Actor
Schwartz
Movie
2012

The Good WifeStream

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Frank Anderson
Series
2009
93%

AdventurelandStream

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Mr. Brennan
Movie
2009
88%

3 Lbs.

Guest Star
Show
2006

30 RockStream

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Douglas
Series
2006
78%

Law & Order: Criminal IntentStream

Guest Star
Series
2001

Big Apple

Guest Star
Show
2001

The Boys of Sunset Ridge

Actor
Simon Longfellow
Movie
2001

101 Ways (The Things a Girl Will Do to Keep Her Volvo)

Actor
George
Movie
2000

Law & Order: Special Victims UnitStream

Guest Star
Ron Wolcott
Series
1999
78%

Feds

Guest Star
Show
1997

Commandments

Actor
Gordon Bloom
Movie
1997

CosbyStream

Guest Star
Series
1996

Aliens in the Family

Guest Star
Show
1996

Kiss and Tell

Actor
Matt Sohigan
Movie
1996

The Summer of Ben Tyler

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Carter Glenn
Movie
1996

New York News

Guest Star
Show
1995

BarcelonaStream

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The Consul
Movie
1994
81%

White Mile

Actor
Peter Wiederhorn
Movie
1994

Law & OrderStream

Guest Star
Series
1990

The Dream Team

Actor
Dr. Talmer
Movie
1989

Funny Farm

Actor
Bud Culbertson
Movie
1988

HeartburnStream

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Ellis
Movie
1986
45%

Something WildStream

Actor
Larry Dillman
Movie
1986
91%

Kate & Allie

Guest Star
Series
1984

Found Money

Actor
McCallister
Movie
1983