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Jackson Beck was an American actor and voice-over artist, best known for his work in radio, television, and animation. He was born on July 23, 1912, in New York City and passed away on July 28, 2004, in Pompano Beach, Florida.
Beck began his career in the 1930s, working as a radio announcer and newsreader. He then transitioned into acting and voice-over work, lending his voice to numerous radio programs, including "The Adventures of Superman," in which he provided the voice of the narrator and the villainous character, "Luthor." Jackson Beck also played announces on the Adventures of Superman, Bluto on Popeye cartoons, He also worked on other radio programs like "The Lone Ranger," and "Tales of the Texas Rangers."
In the 1950s, Beck moved to television and appeared in numerous shows, including "The Honeymooners," "The Phil Silvers Show," and "The Twilight Zone." He continued to work as a voice-over artist, providing the voice for the cartoon character "Bluto" in the "Popeye" series, as well as "King Leonardo" in "King Leonardo and His Short Subjects."
Beck's other voice-over credits include work on commercials, such as the "Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs" ads for General Mills and the animated "Jolly Green Giant" ads for Green Giant vegetables. He also lent his voice to video games, including "Spider-Man: The Animated Series" and "X-Men: Children of the Atom."
and, for over 20 years, the voice of Little Caesar Pizza. Throughout his career, Beck was recognized for his contributions to the entertainment industry, receiving numerous awards and honors, including induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1999. He was also recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1984.
Jackson Beck was a prolific actor and voice-over artist who worked across multiple mediums throughout his career, leaving a lasting impact on the entertainment industry.
|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.|