Jack Grimes (Actor)

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(04-01-1926 - 03-10-2009) Age 83

Jack Grimes played Jimmy Olsen during the last three seasons of radio's Adventures of Superman.

He appeared in the following 52 episodes of Radio Mystery Theater
Date Episode Title Plot
02/09/1974 0034 The Deadly Hour A self-doubting man is nearly driven to insanity by the infidelity of his wife and stops speaking. Years later in a counselling session, he admits to having confined the adulterous pair in a cavern and hear them meet their death
03/02/1974 0048 Out of Sight A superstitious astronaut believes their space flight to be cursed due to her very presence. What's more, they are being tortured by invisible aliens!
03/07/1974 0053 The Creature from the Swamp A man lets himself into more trouble than bargained for when he rescues a woman from a swamp and she is apparently pursued by a swamp creature.
03/13/1974 0056 A Little Night Murder All promises should not be kept. A serial killer stalks town women to fulfill his childhood promise to kill them.
04/08/1974 0070 The Locked Room The bride's mother plays villain in the life of a newly wed couple. She is convinced the boy has married her not-too-beautiful daughter simply for her wealth and plans a nasty surprise for him.
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.
04/22/1974 0078 The Wishing Stone A young girl believes an angel gave her a wishing stone. But her wishes don't turn out quite the way she intended.
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.
05/21/1974 0095 The Longest Knife A mother makes a promise to avenge her son who has been murdered by a third world dictator.
06/04/1974 0101 An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge To escape an appointment with the gallows at Owl Creek Bridge, a confederate spy embarks on a dangerous journey through hostile territory in order to reach Dixie.
06/10/1974 0103 A Bargain in Blood When a strange turn of events allows a young man to switch illnesses with the diseased, a young man uses his gift to win the approval of his sweetheart's father.
07/01/1974 0112 Hurricane A couple take refuge from a storm in a secluded beach house, only to find themselves in the company of two strangers.
07/31/1974 0125 The Only Blood After refusing to pay blood money to the local mafia, an immigrant shoe-maker becomes the target of their ire. Angered by their misdeeds, the man hatches a plot for revenge. Meanwhile, the mob leader is torn between business and his daughter's love.
08/15/1974 0134 The Final Vow Sister Pamela owns a priceless figurine that is stolen from her. So she quits the church and dedicates all her time to find the missing statue in order to return it to a dying nun. Help comes from a source that she never would have imagined.
08/22/1974 0138 The Case of M.J.H. A professional swindler seduces a lonely unmarried woman who works as a psychiatrist's assistant. He persuades her to pilfer her employer's patient files in order to extort money from them.
09/19/1974 0150 The Garden A couple discover that they are imprisoned in a peculiar forest inhabited by two beings - a gentle lady and a bad giant. In order to escape, they request the assistance of the giant but soon realize that they committed a grave mistake.
10/31/1974 0168 The Demon Spirit A man loses his life and soul in order to claim the woman he desires. He possesses her after his death and her family attempts to exorcise him.
11/28/1974 0180 The Aaron Burr Murder Case In a re-enactment of a famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. The actor portraying Hamilton is killed by when his partner's gun fires real bullets instead of blanks. The police investigate and soon find that all evidence point towards the real Aaron Burr as the perpetrator of the crime.
01/10/1975 0201 The Masque of the Red Death This is a modern day adaptation of Poe's classic. Here, an environmental disaster occur which results in a massive plague. An old man isolates himself and his family in his manor to wait out the epidemic.
01/28/1975 0214 Windandingo After accidentally shooting a prize bull, an inexperienced and bungling soldier is sent home. Soon after he arrives, his home is taken over by General Burgoyne and he is able to aid his country in the end by invoking the spirit of Indian justice.
02/14/1975 0223 The Shadow of the Past A doctor and his wife escape the clutches of the Nazi death camps and illegitimately migrate to the US. Later, the doctor recognizes one of the camp guards among his patients and kills him to exact his revenge. But he must cover up the act as an intelligent investigator probes the case.
03/10/1975 0236 The Stuff Of Dreams A strange reclusive woman hires a young lady to tell her the tales about her daily life, but things start to go south when the girl's boyfriend comes to visit.
03/26/1975 0245 Death Is a Dream A girl has a dream about her brother being murdered. She starts to wreak revenge on the murderer even though it's unclear whether the murder actually took place.
04/17/1975 0258 Through the Looking Glass A mysterious couple move into a flat next door to Kathy and Doug Sellars. Problems start when the husband, who turns out to be a scientist and inventor offers Doug a solar energy machine that can revolutionize the entire planet.
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.
06/09/1975 0288 Fallen Angel A manic-depressive artist is blessed with an angelic muse that inspires him to greatness. However, he falls into alcoholism in the wake of her absence. When he gets into a fight during one of his episodes, he is confined in a sanatorium and unwittingly discovers that his angel has been replaced by another.
07/07/1975 0304 Guilty After being charged with the physical assault of a colleague, a college professor agrees to take a polygraph test to prove his innocence. When he fails, he begins to question technology and its relevance in the world.
08/07/1975 0322 To Die Is Forever In order to save his dying wife from terminal cancer, a wealthy eccentric gives orders to have her cryogenically frozen until a cure is found. His plans to accompany her in deep freeze is disrupted when the ghost of a deceased relative takes possession of his body.
09/23/1975 0349 The Headless Hessian On the eve of their battle at Trenton, George Washington's troops are spooked and later assisted by a decapitated ghost.
10/01/1975 0356 Primrose Path A modern take on the infamous abduction of Patty Hearst. The heir of a multi-media news conglomerate is taken hostage by a terrorist group. The kidnapped Mellon soon becomes a willing member of the very group that took him captive.
11/14/1975 0379 The Money Makers When a couple of counterfeiters set up their operation in an abandoned house, they are unaware that a spirit haunts the place. The wife of one of the criminals is placed in a bind when she learns of their illegal activities from the ghost.
11/19/1975 0381 Fear A loyal employee of a bank is accused of robbing another branch and is presented with a photo of the suspect who looks exactly like him, only taller! He is forced to accept the fact that he has an evil doppelganger; even as the police go over the evidence for more clues.
12/05/1975 0391 Pharaoh's Daughter After murdering a taxi cab driver, a cruel woman and her lover use a hapless drunkard as the fall guy for their crime.
05/10/1976 0481 The Ghost of San Juan Hill Chaos ensues with the resurrection from the dead of the bride's deceased husband who had supposedly perished in the Spanish-American War.
05/20/1976 0484 The Walking Dead In the future, all androids are mindless robots with one exception-- Rex, who is the most advanced of his kind. Society is threatened when he acquires a macabre obsession-- murdering women.
07/29/1976 0502 Shotgun Wedding Charlie, a man of about 30, is invited by his co-worker, Gus, to meet his daughter. Gus feels that Charlie will fall instantly in love with Elaine. When Charlie meets her, he does fall in love with her. Then things begin to get strange. Charlie goes back to visit his beloved, but he finds the house and its occupants gone.
09/06/1976 0513 Graven Image Jody Barnes is a talented rock-n-roll/country singer playing the county fair circuit until he meets Craig Herbert, a talent agent. Craig gives Jody a gimmick, and plenty of publicity. It's all too much for Jody and he flees in disgust and terror at what he's become.
09/30/1976 0527 Not for Sale Faye Colfax inherits her uncle Milo's antique shop when he is murdered during an apparent robbery attempt. When she refuses to sell the shop to the man who inhabits the upstairs apartment, she runs into major trouble. Against the advice of her husband Brian, her uncle's friend, Mr. Miller, and her uncle's ghost, she decides to keep and run the shop.
10/31/1976 0545 The Queen of Cats Cats are used by an evil witch to stalk children in a small village.  A lawyer and a local sheriff try are the childrens\' only hope...
12/09/1976 0562 Nobody Dies A young woman with a small child takes a job as a maid to a pregnant widow. Their children grow up together and the boy falls in love with the girl. But she moves away and finds someone new. He is devastated.
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.
01/12/1977 0582 Tobin's Palm
In order to discover the whereabouts of his absent-minded and missing girlfriend, Tobin visits an eccentric occultist to have his palm read. What he learns from the fortune-teller soon sends him on a wild goose chase, much to the amusement of his friend.
04/27/1978 0823 The Queen of Palmyra A private eye chases an enigmatic woman who is a self-declared messiah and the reincarnation of a queen of ancient Rome. She is acquainted with a financier whose young nephew takes her to be on a con job.
05/22/1978 0837 The Girl He Left Behind A soldier on leave from the Army is rejected by his girlfriend under pressure from her mother. When he is killed in a car accident, his spectre returns to haunt the girl.
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.
09/06/1978 0889 Dead Wrong When a new appointee from Heaven gets the wrong man's soul, he attempts to fix things. But the correct person doesn't want to go with him.
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.
02/11/1980 1058 Talk to Me In order to ease his loneliness, an elderly man makes an anonymous tip to a crime hot line just to have someone to talk to. When his actions end up setting an innocent youngster to take the fall for a murder, he must find a way to set him free.
08/04/1980 1106 This Deadly Fraternity A series of mysterious deaths occur on the Hell week anniversary of a college fraternity. Despite orders from his boss to attend the reunion, a young executive is reluctant to attend as his past activities as a frat member continue to torment him years later.
08/18/1980 1110 Human Error After unintentionally causing the hospitalization of a young woman, a man experiencing a midlife crisis falls for her. His friends soon become concerned when he begins visiting her for no reason.
02/02/1981 1154 The Man Who Saw Martians In order to impress the woman he is enamored with, a young reporter fakes a UFO sighting. Real aliens show up when the incident becomes famous world-wide, and they are far from pleased with the situation.
05/13/1981 1197 Diogenes, Inc. A pair of circus performers opens a private investigation practice after their circus burns to the ground. A possible insurance fraud is their first case, with their former employer as the main suspect!


4 Responses to Grimes Jack

I always liked listening to Jack Grimes. Probably because his voice was very familiar to me from the original Speed Racer Cartoons

John

Thanks for the post! These guys are some of my favorites.

Christine

Jack Grimes (52 episodes) was born on April 1st. He has most distinctive voice on CBSRMT, Jack Grimes is veterans of radio drama with a lot of shows under their respective belts.

Frank

He usually played the young guy. One of the most memorable and versatile actors on RMT.

Greg


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