The Tonight Show Starring Jack Paar (1957–1962)
TV Series | 105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

Originally airing during late-night, Tonight Starring Jack Paar was an American talk show hosted by Jack Paar under the Tonight Show franchise from 1957 to 1962. After 1959, it was officially known as The Jack Paar Show.
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Updated Jul 29, 1957

Release date (First episode)
Jul 29, 1957 (United States)

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Cast

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1,387 cast members
Name Episodes Known for
Hugh Downs
Self - Announcer / Self - Guest Host / Self - Co-Host Self - Announcer / Self - Guest Host / Self - Co-Host   See fewer
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Jose Melis
Self - Bandleader / Self / Self - Orchestra Leader Self - Bandleader / Self / Self - Orchestra Leader   See fewer
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Jack Paar
Self - Host Self - Host   See fewer
812
Cliff Arquette
Charley Weaver / Self Charley Weaver / Self   See fewer
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Genevieve
Self / Self -Guest Self / Self -Guest   See fewer
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Skitch Henderson
Self - Bandleader Self - Bandleader   See fewer
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Alexander King
Self / Self - Guest Self / Self - Guest   See fewer
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Joey Bishop
Self / Self - Guest Host / Self - Co-Host / Self - on film Self / Self - Guest Host / Self - Co-Host / Self - on film   See fewer
80
Hermione Gingold
Self / Self - Guest Self / Self - Guest   See fewer
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Jonathan Winters
Self / Self - Guest Host Self / Self - Guest Host   See fewer
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Jack Haskell
Self / Self - Guest Announcer / Self - Substitute Announcer Self / Self - Guest Announcer / Self - Substitute Announcer   See fewer
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Arlene Francis
Self - Guest Host / Self Self - Guest Host / Self   See fewer
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Virginia Graham
Self / Self - Guest Host Self / Self - Guest Host   See fewer
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Pat Harrington Jr.
Self / Guido Panzini / Self - Guest Host Self / Guido Panzini / Self - Guest Host   See fewer
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Orson Bean
Self - Guest Host / Self Self - Guest Host / Self   See fewer
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Jack Douglas
Self / Self - Guest Host Self / Self - Guest Host   See fewer
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Betty White
Self / Self - Guest Hostess Self / Self - Guest Hostess   See fewer
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The Baird Puppets
Themselves Themselves   See fewer
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Jack E. Leonard
Self / Self - Guest Host / Self - Guest Self / Self - Guest Host / Self - Guest   See fewer
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Shelley Berman
Self / Self - Guest Host Self / Self - Guest Host   See fewer
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Dave Gardner
Self / Self - Guest Announcer Self / Self - Guest Announcer   See fewer
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Art Linkletter
Self - Guest Host / Self Self - Guest Host / Self   See fewer
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Edwin Reimers
Self - Guest Announcer / Self - Announcer Self - Guest Announcer / Self - Announcer   See fewer
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Merv Griffin
Self - Guest Host / Self Self - Guest Host / Self   See fewer
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Sam Levenson
Self - Guest Host / Self / Self - audience bow Self - Guest Host / Self / Self - audience bow   See fewer
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Jerry Lewis
Self - Guest Host / Self Self - Guest Host / Self   See fewer
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Selma Diamond
Self / Self - audience bow Self / Self - audience bow   See fewer
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Johnny Carson
Self - Guest Host Self - Guest Host   See fewer
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Walter Kiernan
Self / Self - Guest Host Self / Self - Guest Host   See fewer
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Dick Van Dyke
Self - Guest Host / Self / Self - Guest Self - Guest Host / Self / Self - Guest   See fewer
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Robert Merrill
Self / Self - Guest Self / Self - Guest   See fewer
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Lou Holtz
Self / Self -Guest Self / Self -Guest   See fewer
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Henny Youngman
Self / Self - Guest Host Self / Self - Guest Host   See fewer
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Hal March
Self / Self - Guest Host Self / Self - Guest Host   See fewer
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Eleanor Harris
Self / Self - Guest Self / Self - Guest   See fewer
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Nipsey Russell
Self / Self - on film Self / Self - on film   See fewer
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Eddie Albert
Self - Guest Host / Self Self - Guest Host / Self   See fewer
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Mort Sahl
Self - Guest Host / Self Self - Guest Host / Self   See fewer
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Jimmy Dean
Self - Guest Host / Self Self - Guest Host / Self   See fewer
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Woody Herman
Self - Bandleader Self - Bandleader   See fewer
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Billy Graham
Self / Self - on film Self / Self - on film   See fewer
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Robert Cummings
Self - Guest Host / Self Self - Guest Host / Self   See fewer
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Betty Bruce
Self / Self - dancer / singer Self / Self - dancer / singer   See fewer
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George Burns
Self / Self - on film Self / Self - on film   See fewer
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Charlie Manna
Self / Self - comedian Self / Self - comedian   See fewer
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Billy Pearson
Self / Self - jockey & art critic Self / Self - jockey & art critic   See fewer
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Elsa Lanchester
Self - Guest Self - Guest   See fewer
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Soupy Sales
Self - Guest Host / Self Self - Guest Host / Self   See fewer
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Margo
Self - Guest Host / Self Self - Guest Host / Self   See fewer
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Jan Murray
Self - Guest Host / Self Self - Guest Host / Self   See fewer
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Gordon MacRae
Self / Self - Guest Self / Self - Guest   See fewer
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Sheila MacRae
Self / Self - Guest Self / Self - Guest   See fewer
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Lennie Dee
Self - Guest Musician / Self Self - Guest Musician / Self   See fewer
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Donald O'Connor
Self - Guest Host Self - Guest Host   See fewer
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Steve Lawrence
Self - Guest Host Self - Guest Host   See fewer
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Franklin Pangborn
Self - Announcer Self - Announcer   See fewer
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Bob Hope
Self / Self - on film Self / Self - on film   See fewer
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Dagmar
Self Self   See fewer
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Groucho Marx
Self / Self - Guest Host Self / Self - Guest Host   See fewer
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Criswell
Self / the Amazing Criswell Self / the Amazing Criswell   See fewer
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Robert F. Kennedy
Self / Self - on film Self / Self - on film   See fewer
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Margie King
Self / Mrs. Alexander King Self / Mrs. Alexander King   See fewer
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Mike Nichols
Self - Comedian Self - Comedian   See fewer
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Elaine May
Self - Comedienne Self - Comedienne   See fewer
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Art James
Self - Guest Announcer / Self Self - Guest Announcer / Self   See fewer
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Albert Burke
Self / Dr. Albert Burke Self / Dr. Albert Burke   See fewer
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Jack Carter
Self - Guest Host / Self Self - Guest Host / Self   See fewer
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Peter Lind Hayes
Self - Guest Host Self - Guest Host   See fewer
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Mary Healy
Self - Guest Co-Hostess Self - Guest Co-Hostess   See fewer
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Tallulah Bankhead
Self / Self - on film Self / Self - on film   See fewer
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Jack Benny
Self / Self - on film Self / Self - on film   See fewer
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Cindy and Lindy
Themselves Themselves   See fewer
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Bette Davis
Self - Guest Self - Guest   See fewer
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Richard Nixon
Self / Self - on film Self / Self - on film   See fewer
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Alan Copeland
Self / Themselves Self / Themselves   See fewer
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Homer & Jethro
Themselves Themselves   See fewer
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Kokomo Sr.
Chimpanzee / Chimp Chimpanzee / Chimp   See fewer
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Irwin Corey
Professor Irwin Corey / Self Professor Irwin Corey / Self   See fewer
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Lillian Miller
Self - Miss Miller audience member / Self - Audience Member (as Mrs. Miller) Self - Miss Miller audience member / Self - Audience Member (as Mrs. Miller)   See fewer
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Shelley Winters
Self - Guest / Self Self - Guest / Self   See fewer
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The Limeliters
Themselves Themselves   See fewer
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Jim G. Lucas
Self / Self - Announcer Self / Self - Announcer   See fewer
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Woody Allen
Self - Comedian Self - Comedian   See fewer
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Molly Picon
Self / Self - Guest Self / Self - Guest   See fewer
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The Muppets
Themselves Themselves   See fewer
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Tedi Thurman
Self / Miss Monitor Self / Miss Monitor   See fewer
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Tom Poston
Self / Self - audience bow Self / Self - audience bow   See fewer
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The Four Step Brothers
Themselves Themselves   See fewer
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Robert Morse
Self - Guest Self - Guest   See fewer
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Salvador Dalí
Self / Self - Guest Self / Self - Guest   See fewer
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James Mason
Self - Guest Self - Guest   See fewer
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Thelma Ritter
Self - Guest Self - Guest   See fewer
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Lilo
Self Self   See fewer
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