As mentioned in the 1960 post for this series, there is a disorganized collection of various episodes from the show's 15 years issued by low-budget outfits like Alpha Video, Passport Video, and Echo Bridge in addition to a 3-disc "Lost Episodes" set released by Shout! Factory. The show is also currently airing on cable channel Antenna TV. From calendar year 1962, there are a total of 19 episodes available on youtube.com, archive.org, or broadcast on Antenna TV.
For the biographies for Jack Benny, Eddie Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day, and Frank Nelson, see the 1960 post for The Jack Benny Program. For the biography of Mel Blanc, see the 1960 post for The Flintstones.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and Bachelor Father. His only recurring role was playing the character Gimpy on the legal comedy Harrigan and Son, which ran for only a single season of 34 episodes. Cantor appeared as Gimpy in 5 of them. He had guest roles on a number of other shows in the 1960s including The Joey Bishop Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and The Red Skelton Hour. His last credit came in a late 1965 episode of O.K. Crackerby! and passed away just after his 68th birthday on September 11, 1966.
After the program ended, White taught acting at the Pasadena Playhouse and formed his own film company, White Productions, which mostly produced films for corporations and The Church of Latter Day Saints. In 1976 he wrote and directed his first feature-length film Runnin' Free. He also owned two live theaters, the Claremont Playhouse and the Sierra Madre Playhouse. But in 1990 he and his wife moved to Bountiful, Utah to be closer to family. There he and his son Frank bought a motorcycle shop in Centreville, and the two traveled the country to attend motorcycle races that Frank competed in. He died in Pella, Iowa on February 16, 2006 at the age of 74.
Notable Guest Stars
Gunsmoke) plays a press photographer. John Harmon (hotel clerk
Eddie Halstead on The Rifleman) plays
Season 12, Episode 16, "Police Station Show": Hayden
Rorke (starred in Father's Little
Dividend, When Worlds Collide,
and Pillow Talk and played Steve on Mr. Adams and Eve, Col. Farnsworth on No Time for Sergeants, Dr. Alfred
Bellows on I Dream of Jeannie, and
Bishop on Dr. Kildare) plays police
Sgt. Van Der Meer. Ross Elliott (Lee Baldwin on General Hospital and Sheriff Mark Abbott on The Virginian) plays Jack's director Fred. Joan Benny (Jack Benny's
adopted daughter) plays the police station receptionist. Bob Hoy (Joe Butler on
The High Chaparral and Cliff on Our House) plays a policeman. Michael
Emmet (Cpl. Davis on Boots and Saddles)
plays a member of Jack's orchestra.
Season 12, Episode 24, "Jack Is a Violin Teacher":
Elvia Allman (Aunt Vera on I Married Joan,
Jane on The George Burns and Gracie Allen
Show, Cora Dithers on Blondie,
Mrs. Montague on The Bob Cummings Show,
Elverna Bradshaw on The Beverly
Hillbillies, and Selma Plout on Petticoat
Junction) plays violin teacher Jack's wife Mabel. Barbara Pepper (Doris
Ziffel on Green Acres and Petticoat Junction) plays wardrobe
supervisor Maggie. Mary Treen (appeared in Babbitt,
A Night at the Ritz, Love Begins at Twenty, and It's a Wonderful Life and played Emily
Dodger on Willy and Hilda on The Joey Bishop Show) plays violin
student's mother Mrs. Jameson. Herb Vigran (see "Jack Does Opera"
above) plays violin student's father Mr. Tinmin.
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet) plays Jack's barber. Gail Bonney (see "Alexander Hamilton Story" above) plays Jack's Aunt Sude.
Perry Mason) plays himself. Roland Winters (played Charlie Chan in 6 feature films, appeared in Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff, Follow the Sun, Cash McCall, and Blue Hawaii, and played J.R. Boone, Sr. in Meet Millie and Leonard J. Costello on My Brother the Angel) plays Air Force Gen. Sneed. Warren Vanders (Chuck Davis on Empire, Ben Crowley on Daniel Boone, and Brant on How the West Was Won) plays an Air Force pilot.
The Real McCoys) plays Pasadena Jack Benny Fan Club President Nara. Jesslyn Fax (appeared in Rear Window, The Music Man, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, and The Love God? and played Angela Devon on Our Miss Brooks and Wilma Fritter on Many Happy Returns) plays her Vice President.
Season 13, Episode 6, "The
Story of My Gang Comedy": Darla Hood (played Darla in 49 Our Gang shorts
and appeared in Neighborhood House, Born to Sing, and The Bat, and was a regular on The
Ken Murray Show) plays herself. Frances Mercer (starred in Crime Ring, Smashing the Rackets, The Mad
Miss Manton, and There's Always
Tomorrow and played Nurse Ann Talbot on Dr.
Hudson's Secret Journal) plays Alfalfa's mother Mrs. Falfa. James Flavin (see
"Ghost Town Western Sketch" above) plays a policeman. Benny Rubin (see
"Ghost Town Western Sketch" above) plays a barber.
Season 13, Episode 9, "Jack
Meets a Japanese Agent": Romi Yamada (Japanese popular singer) plays herself.
Jack Soo (starred in Flower Drum Song,
Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?, and The Green Berets and played Rockwell Sin
on Valentine's Day and Det. Sgt. Nick
Yemana on Barney Miller) plays her agent. Mel Blanc (see the biography
section for the 1960 post on The Flintstones) plays a microphone boom man. The Rocky Fellers (Filipino-born
quintet and Scepter Records recording artists who had a hit with "Killer
Joe" in 1963) play themselves.
Hazel) plays Jack's secretary Miss Gordon. Roy Rowan (announcer on The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy, Falcon Crest, and Dallas) plays a photographer. Billy Varga (professional wrestler who won the light heavyweight title in 1941) plays himself. Gene LeBell (professional wrestler and national judo champion) plays himself.
Bachelor Father) plays his mother. Hank Brandt (Leonard Waggedorn on Julia, Morgan Hess on Dynasty, and Dr. Aaron Kranzler on Santa Barbara) plays young lover Bill.