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Jack Wild

Born September 30, 1952, in Royton, near Oldham, England, Jack Wild was discovered by talent agent June Collins, mother of rock star Phil Collins. His breakthrough came when he landed the role of Oliver in the London stage production of "Oliver!" When it came to casting the film, the role of the Artful Dodger went to Jack, a role that resulted in his getting an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Fresh from this success, Jack was offered the lead role in the American television series "H.R. Pufnstuf" (1969). This Sid Krofft and Marty Krofft production featured Wild as a boy marooned in an enchanted land with puppets and actors in elaborate costumes. The success of this program led to Wild reprising the role for the film version, Pufnstuf (1970). Other roles followed, including Melody (1971) and Flight of the Doves (1971). Around the same time, Wild released three albums ("The Jack Wild Album"; "Everything's Coming up Roses", featuring along with cover numbers a couple of new songs written by up-and-coming songwriter Lynsey De Paul; and "Beautiful World"). By 1972, however, he was already being demoted to the role of supporting actor for The Pied Piper (1972). He also appeared in "Our Mutual Friend" (1976). He returned to films in two small roles: the miller's son in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) and a peddler in Basil (1998). Wild underwent surgery for oral cancer in July 2004, and had some vocal cords and part of his tongue removed. Unfortunately, the cancer proved untreatable and he died on 1 March 2006.

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Sep 30, 1952
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
Впервые появился:
на series Z-Cars 1962-01-02
Последний проект:
Series The World of Sid & Marty Krofft at the Hollywood Bowl 2016
Известный в фильмах
Poster of Lock, Stock...
Poster of Alicja
Poster of Flight of the Doves
Poster of Pufnstuf
Series The World of Sid & Marty Krofft at the Hollywood Bowl Unknown 2016
Series Lock, Stock... Unknown 2000-05-29
Series E! Правдивая голливудская история Unknown 1996-03-29
Кино Робин Гуд: Принц воров Much 1991-06-14
Кино Alicja Mock Turtle 1982-03-29
Кино Keep It Up Downstairs Peregrine Cockshute 1976-07-28
Кино The 14 Reg 1973-06-15
Кино The World of Sid & Marty Krofft at the Hollywood Bowl Himself 1973-11-24
Кино The Pied Piper Gavin 1972-12-27
Кино Melody Ornshaw 1971-03-28
Кино Flight of the Doves Finn Dove 1971-04-02
Series Get It Together Unknown 1970-01-03
Кино Pufnstuf Jimmy 1970-05-03
Series The Liberace Show Unknown 1969-05-16
Series H.R. Pufnstuf Jimmy 1969-09-06
Кино Оливер! The Artful Dodger 1968-09-26
Series Z-Cars Unknown 1962-01-02