Jackson Beck (Actor)

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(07-23-1912 - 07-28-2004) Age 92

Jackson Beck played announces on the Adventures of Superman, Bluto on Popeye cartoons, and, for over 20 years, the voice of Little Caesar Pizza.

 

 

 

He appeared in the following 52 episodes of Radio Mystery Theater
Date Episode Title Plot
01/10/1974 0005 No Hiding Place The would-be CEO of his father-in-law's corporation is threatened with the revelation of a dark deed in his past.
02/17/1974 0040 The Walking Corpse An unfortunate American couple is caught up in a coup by a Banana Republic despot who intends to take over the little island with a horde of zombies.
03/28/1974 0065 The Unearthly Gift A modest lumberjack camp cook has the gift of clairvoyance, but her visions don't always predict nice things. After a particularly nasty vision involving a newcomer at the camp, she decides to interfere with fate to forestall a death.
04/18/1974 0077 A Portrait of Death A man suddenly achieves the power to become a great painter. But all his subjects seem to meet their ends quite as suddenly. His step brother starts to worry as the man plans to paint his wife in his next session.
05/16/1974 0093 The Trouble with Ruth Despite her best attempts, a kleptomaniac falls back into her old ways and is found out by some thieves. They blackmail her to rob a diamond pin or they will reveal her true nature to her husband.
07/22/1974 0121 The Deadly Process In order to save his job and further his career, an unskilled engineer pilfers the secret to a revolutionary process from an old friend. Now he must lie, cheat and bribe his way through life in a desperate bid to keep his new-found status.
09/12/1974 0147 The Trouble with Murder A wealthy lady hires an artist to paint a nude portrait of her. She becomes disturbed when he starts acting peculiarly. Her worries are well-founded as the painter has a nasty habit of mutilating his subjects once they have outlived their usefulness.
11/07/1974 0171 How Eberhard Won His Wings A virtuous man is blessed with a pair of wings for his spotless conduct and commitment towards good. But both he and his wife think it ridiculous to wear them. They both try to find a sin that he can attempt so they will be taken back.
11/26/1974 0179 Courtyard of Death This is the tale of the lewd monk Rasputin, who was the spiritual consultant of Russian Czar Nicholas II and his family.
12/26/1974 0192 Turn About Is Foul Play A man together with his girlfriend plots to kill his rich and sickly wife. At the last moment he experiences a change of heart but someone carries out the job for him. As all evidence point towards him, he must prove his innocence to the police without even a shred of proof to support him.
01/26/1975 0212 The Follower A talent scout in New York is tortured by an invisible being following him everywhere to the extent of keeping up with his every footstep, especially when he is alone. Is there something mysterious in his past?
04/29/1975 0265 Black Widow The widow of a union worker enlists the help of a witch to get rid of the man who murdered her husband. The witch deploys poisonous black widow spiders to achieve her end.
05/29/1975 0282 Just One More Day On his last day on the beat, an old cop has premonitions of his own death in a shoot-out. On the very last day of duty, an aged police officer has the foreboding of his own death in a shooting match.
06/27/1975 0299 The Rape of the Maia A notorious gambler turns up dead and all evidence point towards a famous couturier. In order to get an acquittal, his lawyer must do battle with a wily bookie.
10/09/1975 0360 They Shall Stone Them with Stones A husband and wife team are hired to do a Vaudeville act. Trouble finds them when the woman accidentally reads the mind of a cold-blooded murderer- who plans to engage their services for a special performance!
11/27/1975 0386 The Dead, Dead Ringer An ex-cop finds work as a messenger for local mobster. When he delivers the message, he is surprised to walk into a murder. The woman has a smoking gun in her hand, and a body on the floor. When he sees that he is a dead ringer for the woman's dead husband, he suspects that something fishy is going on.
03/12/1976 0447 The Man Who Preyed on Widows After being swindled out of her money, the widowed Mrs. Randol refused to take action against Robert Lewis, aka Nelson Potter despite her children egging her on. Her frustrated family finds satisfaction when the identity of his next victim is revealed, and the police set up a grand scheme to entrap the wily con man.
04/05/1976 0462 Time Killer Playing with a theory on the fluidity of time, a college professor accidentally transports himself back to the period before the Great Depression. His interference with the time-space continuum alters his future drastically.

06/03/1976 0488 Blue Justice A restless ghost seeks justice from an assistant prosecutor who knowingly convicted him and sentenced him to death. The unearthing of two blue ribbons takes them to the path of the truth.
10/04/1976 0529 The Midas Touch A con man swindles a bank president repeatedly in this farce set on the eve of the Great Depression.
10/19/1976 0538 The Mission of Atropos A detective follows the clues left by a corrupt industrialist using an illegal and deadly chemical.
11/09/1976 0549 The Colony Michael and Mary just want to spend some quiet time away with nature. After spotting a UFO, they stop in the sleepy town of Colony, New Hampshire to report it but find themselves in deep trouble with the law.
12/13/1976 0564 Hit Me Again A financial planner quits his job to pursue a career as a professional gambler who applies an actuarial system to counting cards in Blackjack. His wife fights to get him back from his new mistress: Lady Luck.
12/30/1976 0574 Your Move, Mr. Ellers Chess seems the perfect foil for a sophisticated jewel thief. An insurance investigator looks into the theft of several diamonds and other jewels from a jeweler. A stolen emerald and a game of chess lead him to look into the lives of three supsects: an employee; a long time member at the jewelry store; and a fence. Every character in this story is a chess fan.
02/28/1977 0608 The Light that Failed In order to win the hand of the woman he loves, a painter and war correspondent does everything in his power to amass a fortune. When he scorns a woman he considers beneath his station, his carefully laid plans fall apart.
03/08/1977 0613 The Sign of Four This classic tale of theft and betrayal hurtles the legendary Sherlock Holmes into the midst of a secret society.  The terrible secrets continue to plague and haunt its members long after their pact is broken.
03/17/1977 0618 Jobo A mildly retarded hick from Texas seems to be the heir of the gods of Easter Island. An archeologist and his daughter take separate paths to discover the truth.
04/08/1977 0631 Blood, Thunder, and a Woman in Green
A private detective in the 1940\'s stumbles into a murder investigation when his tabloid photographer friend is brutally slain over a controversial photo he took.

05/23/1977 0652 The Briefcase Blunder When a briefcase full of money is left in Harry's cab, he finds out honesty will not always set you free. He finds himself in a whole lot of trouble after he turns it in to the police and the owner refuses to claim it.
06/10/1977 0663 The Night We Died It's con man versus con man in this sci-fi story of double-crossing and murder as a veteran of the Lunar Revolt tries to scam a war widow.
06/28/1977 0673 The Adventure of the Speckled Band Sherlock Holmes is hired by a young heiress to find out who killed her sister in a sealed room murder.
07/19/1977 0685 The Mysterious Island After escaping a prison camp via hot air balloon, two union soldiers and a reporter land on a mysterious island where they have an unseen benefactor seeing to their needs.
07/29/1977 0691 The Thousand and First Door A man is brought into the hospital suffering from an apparent stroke. But as he retells the final days of his life for us, we find his demise was much more complicated with an uncaring, selfish wife and her paramour.
10/12/1977 0723 The Case of Chateau-Margaux A wounded horse is the only witness to the disappearance of a rich man and his nephew is apprehended for it. A mysterious case of costly wine might be his only salvation.
10/28/1977 0731 A Question of Identity A curious twist on the heist tale. A young man who trades jewels for a living wakes up to find his identity stolen in the hotel he is staying at. He is certain that he has been cheated to rob him off the diamonds he carried with him.
11/15/1977 0741 A Point of Time Set in the future 2057, North America is controlled by a savage autocrat. A scientist brother and sister pair come up with a plan to alter his past and make him a little more compassionate. They decide to send an officer into his past in order to effect this.
12/14/1977 0754 The Death Shot A honeymoon in Greece turns nightmarish as the husband photographs a murder par hasard. The killer is an important political leader and the couple must decide on a course to ensure their survival.
01/23/1978 0769 The Forgetful Ghost A wacky story of a pleasant, forgetful ghost returned to the world for a purpose, but for the fact that he has forgotten it. A man finds him and they pair up to make a card hustle that will prove useful for the ghost's living daughter. But his real purpose is far broader in scope.
03/03/1978 0792 The Assassin In an ultimate proof of work ethics, a professional killer tries to carry out the most valuable contract job he ever received - despite an accident that wipes his memory clean.
03/24/1978 0804 Wise Child A kindly couple come across an abandoned toddler at a hotel after a heavy storm and adopt it. But the baby never seems to grow older...
04/18/1978 0818 Uncle Louis A young police investigator attempts to gather proof against a known mobster and falls for a lady witness during it. The irate mobster discovers a secret from his past.
05/11/1978 0831 The Guilt of the Innocent A young and poor Russian falls under the influence of a master thief who works a seaport. A naive, and hard up Russian falls for the guiles of a master robber in a harbour town.
07/03/1978 0858 King Bankrobber A regular lawful architect turns into a master bank-robber to avenge the leniency meted out by the judiciary to the young scoundrel who murdered his parents.
08/14/1978 0879 The Black Sheep and the Captain A young man's missing uncle calls for his aid in his residence in the moors to ward off an ancient enemy who pursues him.
08/25/1978 0884 The Other Soul On a trip to Greece, a young doctor is given a card with something written in Greek. When he attempts to get it deciphered by showing it to others, they get to know a dirty secret about him that they cannot divulge.
10/09/1978 0903 The Triple Crown Convinced that he has discovered the next \"Seabiscuit,\" a poor stable hand purchases a horse with the intention of entering him in the high stakes races. He meets all sorts of characters along his journey to find investors in his venture.
12/06/1978 0927 The Devil's Bargain A master con man steals from his victims, then poses as a psychic and helps in recovering them for a price!
03/05/1979 0959 The Fall of Gentryville When an entire mountain town vanishes from a map, a reporter is dispatched to uncover the mystery. There she discovers the village's sole survivor and she narrates a chilling and terrible tale.
05/07/1979 0977 Search for Eden After surviving an avalanche, a mountain climbing guide finds himself in a strange village inhabited only by blind people.
05/30/1979 0984 A Curious Experience To save himself from punishment, a young soldier enlisted in Union Army names his co-conspirators when he is accused of being a double agent.
11/14/1979 1030 The Nine Hundred and Ninety Nine Thousand Dollar Error A bank president discovers that a glitch in their system erroneously transferred the sum of $999,000 into the account of a corrupt Manila lawyer. In order to retrieve the amount, he must call in a favor to get the greatest attorney in the world to represent his case.
01/02/1980 1044 Revenge Is Not Sweet A police detective becomes suspicious of the family's strange behavior and looks deeper into the death of a wealthy old man.


3 Responses to Beck Jackson

I liked Jackson Beck whenever he used his satanic, menacing "Bluto" voice in some episodes. Beck did the voice of Popeye's nemesis in Popeye cartoons that were released to theaters from 1943-1957. He also did the voice of Brutus in the syndicated TV Popeyes that were originally broadcast from 1959-1962.

Jack

He was in some excellent productions.

Megan

Jackson Beck, one of radio's distinctive voices.

Bill Smith


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