Jack Wild

Jack Wild

actor, soundtrack

Jack Wild was born on Sep 30, 1952 in UK. Jack Wild's big-screen debut came with Danny the Dragon - Season 1 directed by C.M. Pennington-Richards in 1967, strarring Gavin. Jack Wild is known for The Ravelled Thread directed by Chris McMaster, Steven Grives stars as Sedgwick and Mark Wingett as Billyboy. The upcoming new movie Jack Wild plays is Moussaka & Chips which will be released on Nov 13, 2005.

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 Mercredi après-midi (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 Le joueur de flûte (1972). He also appeared in Our Mutual Friend (1976). He returned to films in two small roles: the miller's son in Robin des bois: Prince des voleurs (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.

  • Birthday

    Sep 30, 1952
  • Place of Birth

    Royton, near Oldham, Lancashire, England, UK

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