Sometimes Jack Weston is credited as Jack Western, his
birth name is Jack Weinstein.
This amazing career has spanned over 40 years on Broadway and in
television and movies. Jack Weston is an actor that has
played everything from sleazy villains to terrifying killers
to clumsy comics.
As a child Jack Weston joined the children's theater, staying
with the company until he was drafted into the army at the
age of 19.
In the Army, Jack Weston was a Machine Gunner and USO performer
in World War II, before arriving in New York to start his
Elaine May made her directorial debut in 1971 with A NEW
LEAF Jack Weston was in this film and he worked for her
again in ISHTAR in 1987.
We occasionaly saw Jack Weston in a serious role, in such
films as IMITATION OF LIFE (1959), MIRAGE (1965), THE THOMAS
CROWN AFFAIR (1968), and notably as one of the card players
in THE CINCINNATI KID (1965) just to name a few of the serious
roles Jack played.
The movie THE FOUR SEASON written and directed by Alan
Alda, has been noted as Westons favorite movie.
In 1958 Jack Weston made his big-screen debut in STAGE
Jack Weston's first major film role was in PLEASE DON"T EAT
THE DAISIES in 1960.
In the 1967 cult classic WAIT UNTIL DARK, Jack Weston plays the bad-guy
role, a stalker who, along with Alan Arkin terrorizes a blind
Over his forty year career in television, movies and Broadway
he would be nominated for a Tony award for best actor in
1976; for his role in THE FLOATING LIGHTBULB Weston
received a Tony nomination for his portrayal of thetrashy manager.