James Karen

Actor | Miscellaneous Crew
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KNOWN FOR 
The Return of the Living Dead (1985) | Mulholland Drive (2001) | Poltergeist (1982)
AWARDS 
1 win & 2 nominations More »
AKA 
Jim Karen
NICKNAMEs  
Mr. Pathmark, Tinch
BORN 
Nov 28, 1923 (age 94)
HEIGHT 
5' 9" (1.75m)

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Television in Production (1 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNTSTATUS
Past Film & Video (79 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (129 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for American Dad!American Dad! (TV Series) Larry Herman (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for Drew Peterson: UntouchableDrew Peterson: Untouchable (TV Movie) Pastor Tom Keller  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for The Cleveland ShowThe Cleveland Show (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for All My ChildrenAll My Children (TV Series) Lincoln 'Linc' Tyler #1 (1970) (original cast)  Less 1970–2011
  • Primary photo for As the World TurnsAs the World Turns (TV Series) Dr. Burke (1967-1970)  Less 1956–2010
  • Primary photo for Cold CaseCold Case (TV Series) Steve Pratt '08 (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
    • Glory Days (Sep 28, 2008) Steve Pratt '08  Less
  • Primary photo for UnscriptedUnscripted (TV Series) Dante's Friend (3 episodes, 2005)  Less 2005 3
  • Primary photo for So Funny It Hurt: Buster Keaton & MGMSo Funny It Hurt: Buster Keaton & MGM (TV Movie) Himself - Host / Narrator, Acknowledgment (still photographs provided by), Special Thanks  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Cecil B. DeMille: American EpicCecil B. DeMille: American Epic (TV Movie) Thanks  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Judging AmyJudging Amy (TV Series) Dr. Irwin Garner (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
    • Rumspringa (Nov 25, 2003) Dr. Irwin Garner  Less
  • Primary photo for JAGJAG (TV Series) Former COMSUBPAC / Senator Barrington (2 episodes, 2000)  Less 2000–2002 2
  • Primary photo for Fatal KissFatal Kiss (TV Movie) Larry Jacobs  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for First MondayFirst Monday (TV Series) Justice Michael Bancroft (13 episodes, 2002)  Less 2002 13
    • Family Secrets (May 3, 2002) Justice Michael Bancroft  Less
    • Showdown (Apr 22, 2002) Justice Michael Bancroft  Less
    • Strip Search (Apr 19, 2002) Justice Michael Bancroft  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Nightmare RoomThe Nightmare Room (TV Series) Tobias Langley (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001 1
    • School Spirit (Oct 20, 2001) Tobias Langley (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The PracticeThe Practice (TV Series) Judge Knapp / Judge in Tobacco Case (3 episodes, 1998)  Less 1998–2001 3
  • Primary photo for Walker, Texas RangerWalker, Texas Ranger (TV Series) Senator (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000 1
  • Primary photo for Lon Chaney: A Thousand FacesLon Chaney: A Thousand Faces (TV Movie) Grateful Thanks  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for The ParkersThe Parkers (TV Series) Rupert Van Lowe (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000 1
  • Primary photo for My Last LoveMy Last Love (TV Movie) Phil Morton  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Mulholland Dr.Mulholland Dr. (TV Movie) Wally Brown  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Universal HorrorUniversal Horror (TV Movie) Himself / interview, Source (stills)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for The Cowboy and the Movie StarThe Cowboy and the Movie Star (TV Movie) Brad Peters  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Beverly Hills, 90210Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) Minister (2 episodes, 1998)  Less 1998 2
  • Primary photo for SeinfeldSeinfeld (TV Series) Mr. Canterman (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998 1
  • Primary photo for NightManNightMan (TV Movie) Secretary of Defense Laughton  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Night ManNight Man (TV Series) Secretary of Defense Laughton (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 1
    • Pilot: Part 1 (Sep 15, 1997) Secretary of Defense Laughton  Less
  • Primary photo for Dark SkiesDark Skies (TV Series) Harry Carruthers (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for Ned and StaceyNed and Stacey (TV Series) Patrick Kirkland (8 episodes, 1996)  Less 1996–1997 8
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  • Primary photo for Touched by an AngelTouched by an Angel (TV Series) Mark Abernathy (1 episode, 1996)  Less 1996 1
  • Primary photo for SistersSisters (TV Series) Judge (1 episode, 1996)  Less 1996 1
  • Primary photo for The CommishThe Commish (TV Series) Jimmy Malloy (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for Bonanza: Under AttackBonanza: Under Attack (TV Movie) Mr. Stewart  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Hearts AfireHearts Afire (TV Series) Norman Lynch (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for The CompanionThe Companion (TV Movie) Peter Franklin  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Melrose PlaceMelrose Place (TV Series) Judge Mike Thomas (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for CoachCoach (TV Series) James Armstrong (2 episodes, 1992)  Less 1992–1994 2
  • Primary photo for Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in LoveRevenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love (TV Movie) Mylan Whitfield  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for A Kiss GoodnightA Kiss Goodnight (TV Movie) Sam Mosbach  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Staying AfloatStaying Afloat (TV Movie) George  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for A Walton Thanksgiving ReunionA Walton Thanksgiving Reunion (TV Movie) Assistant District Attorney Al Sampson  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for The Larry Sanders ShowThe Larry Sanders Show (TV Series) Sheldon Davidoff (4 episodes, 1992)  Less 1992–1993 4
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  • Primary photo for Class of '96Class of '96 (TV Series) Prof. Drake (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for Designing WomenDesigning Women (TV Series) Kearney (2 episodes, 1993)  Less 1993 2
  • Primary photo for Bodies of EvidenceBodies of Evidence (TV Series) Gil Murphy (2 episodes, 1993)  Less 1993 2
  • Primary photo for Absolute StrangersAbsolute Strangers (TV Movie) Dr. X  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for L.A. LawL.A. Law (TV Series) Dr. Everett Kyle (1 episode, 1991)  Less 1991 1
  • Primary photo for Lies Before KissesLies Before Kisses (TV Movie) Arthur  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for MatlockMatlock (TV Series) Ed Billings (1 episode, 1991)  Less 1991 1
  • Primary photo for Thanksgiving DayThanksgiving Day (TV Movie) Averill Crandall  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Charles in ChargeCharles in Charge (TV Series) Austin Miller / Mr. Bartlett (3 episodes, 1987)  Less 1987–1990 3
  • Primary photo for Shattered DreamsShattered Dreams (TV Movie) Charles O'Donnell  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Rich Men, Single WomenRich Men, Single Women (TV Movie) Actor  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Drug Wars: The Camarena StoryDrug Wars: The Camarena Story (TV Mini-series) Aide (3 episodes, 1990)  Less 1990 3
  • Primary photo for Mancuso, FBIMancuso, FBI (TV Series) Nagan (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for BookerBooker (TV Series) Jack Wingate (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for The New LassieThe New Lassie (TV Series) Officer Stanley (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for Highway to HeavenHighway to Heaven (TV Series) Mr. Simenton (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for Murphy BrownMurphy Brown (TV Series) Arvin (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for Jake and the FatmanJake and the Fatman (TV Series) Lyle Vandegrift / The Mayor (2 episodes, 1987)  Less 1987–1989 2
  • Primary photo for MacGyverMacGyver (TV Series) Robert Sanborn / Papillon (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for The Golden GirlsThe Golden Girls (TV Series) Raymond (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988 1
  • Primary photo for Sledge Hammer!Sledge Hammer! (TV Series) Governor Fritz La Chatte (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988 1
  • Primary photo for Billionaire Boys ClubBillionaire Boys Club (TV Movie) Mr. Fairmont Sr.  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Magnum, P.I.Magnum, P.I. (TV Series) Andrew Clifton, the IAD Cop (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987 1
    • Tigers Fan (Nov 4, 1987) Andrew Clifton, the IAD Cop  Less
  • Primary photo for Who's the Boss?Who's the Boss? (TV Series) Jerry (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for Eight Is Enough: A Family ReunionEight Is Enough: A Family Reunion (TV Movie) Eliot Randolph  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Amazing StoriesAmazing Stories (TV Series) Richard Whelan (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for Square One TVSquare One TV (TV Series) Prosecutor (2 episodes, 1987)  Less 1987 2
  • Primary photo for MathnetMathnet (TV Series) Prosecutor (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for MelbaMelba (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986 1
  • Primary photo for 227227 (TV Series) Lawyer (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
    • Pilot (Oct 26, 1985) Lawyer  Less
  • Primary photo for WebsterWebster (TV Series) Dr. Farraday (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for MoonlightingMoonlighting (TV Series) Alan (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for CheersCheers (TV Series) Dr. Ludlow (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for Three's a CrowdThree's a Crowd (TV Series) Dr. Richard Kimberley (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for The Boy Who Loved TrollsThe Boy Who Loved Trolls (TV Movie) Richman  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for DynastyDynasty (TV Series) Avril Dawson (2 episodes, 1984)  Less 1984 2
  • Primary photo for The Paper ChaseThe Paper Chase (TV Series) Mr. Pearson (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for Emerald Point N.A.S.Emerald Point N.A.S. (TV Series) Admiral Lovell (2 episodes, 1983)  Less 1983–1984 2
  • Primary photo for Little House: The Last FarewellLittle House: The Last Farewell (TV Movie) Nathan Lassiter  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Family TiesFamily Ties (TV Series) Philip (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for Hardcastle and McCormickHardcastle and McCormick (TV Series) C. Calvin Moore (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for Trapper John, M.D.Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series) Krewitt (1 episode, 1983)  Less 1983 1
  • Primary photo for Simon & SimonSimon & Simon (TV Series) Insurance Agent (1 episode, 1983)  Less 1983 1
  • Primary photo for The Powers of Matthew StarThe Powers of Matthew Star (TV Series) Major Wymore (9 episodes, 1983)  Less 1983 9
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  • Primary photo for Tucker's WitchTucker's Witch (TV Series) Earl Crayton (1 episode, 1983)  Less 1983 1
    • Dye Job (Mar 31, 1983) Earl Crayton  Less
  • Primary photo for ABC Afterschool SpecialsABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) Mr. Fairchild (1 episode, 1983)  Less 1983 1
  • Primary photo for Quincy M.E.Quincy M.E. (TV Series) Maszek / Dr. Daniel Pierce / Dr. Chet Rawlings / Dr. Lench (4 episodes, 1977)  Less 1977–1983 4
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  • Primary photo for M*A*S*HM*A*S*H (TV Series) Dr. Stephen Chesler (1 episode, 1983)  Less 1983 1
    • Say No More (Jan 24, 1983) Dr. Stephen Chesler  Less
  • Primary photo for DallasDallas (TV Series) Elton Lawrence (3 episodes, 1982)  Less 1982–1983 3
  • Primary photo for Knots LandingKnots Landing (TV Series) Max Craig (1 episode, 1982)  Less 1982 1
  • Primary photo for Herbie, the Love BugHerbie, the Love Bug (TV Series) Minister (1 episode, 1982)  Less 1982 1
  • Primary photo for The Day the Bubble BurstThe Day the Bubble Burst (TV Movie) Actor  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The Violation of Sarah McDavidThe Violation of Sarah McDavid (TV Movie) Dr. Spandler  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for The JeffersonsThe Jeffersons (TV Series) Herbert Purcell (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981 1
  • Primary photo for Portrait of a Rebel: The Remarkable Mrs. SangerPortrait of a Rebel: The Remarkable Mrs. Sanger (TV Movie) Actor  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for F.D.R.: The Last YearF.D.R.: The Last Year (TV Movie) Adm. McIntire  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Once Upon a FamilyOnce Upon a Family (TV Movie) Alvin Heller  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for TopperTopper (TV Movie) Fred Korbell  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for Eight Is EnoughEight Is Enough (TV Series) Eliot Randolph (3 episodes, 1979)  Less 1979 3
  • Primary photo for Blind AmbitionBlind Ambition (TV Mini-series) Earl Silbert (4 episodes, 1979)  Less 1979 4
    • Part IV (May 23, 1979) Earl Silbert  Less
    • Part III (May 22, 1979) Earl Silbert  Less
    • Part II (May 21, 1979) Earl Silbert  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Ordeal of Patty HearstThe Ordeal of Patty Hearst (TV Movie) Psychologist  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for The Rockford FilesThe Rockford Files (TV Series) Martin Horvath / John LaPointe (2 episodes, 1977)  Less 1977–1979 2
  • Primary photo for Institute for RevengeInstitute for Revenge (TV Movie) Power Broker  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for One Day at a TimeOne Day at a Time (TV Series) Fred Emerson (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978 1
  • Primary photo for Lou GrantLou Grant (TV Series) Tyler Armitage (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978 1
    • Renewal (Jan 30, 1978) Tyler Armitage  Less
  • Primary photo for LucanLucan (TV Series) Murdoch (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978 1
  • Primary photo for FamilyFamily (TV Series) Dr. Addison (1 episode, 1977)  Less 1977 1
  • Primary photo for The GatheringThe Gathering (TV Movie) Bob Block  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for RaffertyRafferty (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1977)  Less 1977 1
  • Primary photo for Mary Jane Harper Cried Last NightMary Jane Harper Cried Last Night (TV Movie) Dr. Sutterman  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Something for JoeySomething for Joey (TV Movie) Dr. Wingreen  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for DelvecchioDelvecchio (TV Series) Porter (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976 1
  • Primary photo for SerpicoSerpico (TV Series) Ed Demarest (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976 1
  • Primary photo for Executive SuiteExecutive Suite (TV Series) Carter (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976 1
  • Primary photo for Police WomanPolice Woman (TV Series) Driver (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976 1
  • Primary photo for McMillan & WifeMcMillan & Wife (TV Series) George Pauling (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976 1
  • Primary photo for Hawaii Five-OHawaii Five-O (TV Series) Wingfield (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976 1
  • Primary photo for The Bionic WomanThe Bionic Woman (TV Series) George Morehouse (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976 1
  • Primary photo for The Streets of San FranciscoThe Streets of San Francisco (TV Series) Frank Batz (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976 1
  • Primary photo for The Blue KnightThe Blue Knight (TV Series) Talford (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976 1
  • Primary photo for The WaltonsThe Waltons (TV Series) Martin Walters (1 episode, 1975)  Less 1975 1
  • Primary photo for Starsky and HutchStarsky and Hutch (TV Series) Carter (1 episode, 1975)  Less 1975 1
  • Primary photo for The Invisible ManThe Invisible Man (TV Series) Hotel Manager (1 episode, 1975)  Less 1975 1
  • Primary photo for DirectionsDirections (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1966)  Less 1966 1
  • Primary photo for The DefendersThe Defenders (TV Series) Rabbi Fine / Paul Damon (2 episodes, 1964)  Less 1964 2
  • Primary photo for Car 54, Where Are You?Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series) Bird Owner (1 episode, 1962)  Less 1962 1
  • Primary photo for Lux Video TheatreLux Video Theatre (TV Series) Llewellyn (1 episode, 1951)  Less 1951 1
  • Primary photo for The Philco Television PlayhouseThe Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1948)  Less 1948 1
Self (24 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Archive Footage (5 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Cinemassacre's Monster MadnessCinemassacre's Monster Madness (TV Series) Frank / Mr. Teague (2 episodes, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for They Are Here: The Real World of the PoltergeistsThey Are Here: The Real World of the Poltergeists (Video) Mr. Teague (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Seinfeld: Inside LookSeinfeld: Inside Look (TV Series) Mr. Canterman (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Cult PeopleCult People (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Poltergeist II: The Other SidePoltergeist II: The Other Side Mr. Teague (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1986 $19MM $41MM / —
Other (2 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE

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