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Jack Axelrod was an American actor best known for his role as the Electrolarynx Guy in the sitcom series My Name is Earl.

Biography[]

Axelrod was born on January 25, 1930, in Los Angeles, California. The names of his parents are not known. What is known is that Axelrod first got into acting while he was studying to become an architect at the University of California, Berkeley, and continued to study acting at the Herbert Berghof Studio. Axelrod got his first on-screen role in 1971, when he was cast as Arroyo in the comedy movie Bananas. Axelrod got his first major role in 2004, when he was cast as Grandpa Eddie for 5 episodes of the sitcom The Help. Axelrod has also appeared in TV shows and movies such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine, My Name is Earl, Station 19, Grey's Anatomy, NCIS, Hawaii Five-0, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Franklin & Bash, Little Fockers, Good vs Evil, The Lone Ranger, Dexter, Ray Donovan, and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.

On November 28, 2023, in Los Angeles, California, at 93 years of age, Axelrod passed away as a result of natural causes.

On Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior[]

Axelrod portrayed the Janitor that cleans the gym where the Red Cell Team operate in. He first appears in the Season One episode "Two of a Kind", and then appears again in the episodes "Here is the Fire" and "Strays".

Filmography[]

  • Bad Therapy (2020) - Doctor Cherbenko
  • Modern Family - 2 episodes (2015-2019) - Bert/Harvey
  • No Activity - 3 episodes (2018) - Steve
  • Station 19 (2018) - Mr. Paige
  • Speechless (2018) - Older Man
  • Dice - 2 episodes (2017) - Rabbi Marshack
  • Baskets - 2 episodes (2017) - Herb
  • Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016) - Martin
  • Ray Donovan - 2 episodes (2016) - Leo
  • Animals. (2016) - Old Mike (voice)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2016) - Henry Coles
  • Playing House (2015) - Unknown Character
  • Adulthood (2015) - Uncle Al
  • Mulaney (2014) - Elderly Veteran
  • Mystery Girls (2014) - Bill Sanderson
  • Legit (2014) - Old Man
  • Kirstie (2014) - Hal Kleinman
  • Hawaii Five-0 (2013) - Ezra Clark
  • Coffee Town (2013) - Old man
  • The Lone Ranger (2013) - Telegraph Operator
  • Family Tools (2013) - Mr. Kurtz
  • NCIS - 2 episodes (2012-2013) - Shmeil Pinkhas
  • Animal Practice (2012) - Old Man
  • Raising Hope (2012) - Henry
  • The Beauty Inside - 5 episodes (2012) - Alex #25
  • The Office (2012) - Unknown Character
  • Shameless (2012) - Old Guy
  • Dexter (2011) - Nelson
  • J. Edgar (2011) - Caminetti
  • Hot in Cleveland (2011) - Ernie
  • Love Bites (2011) - Little Old Man
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) - Simmons Tileman
  • Franklin & Bash (2011) - Old Man
  • Super 8 (2011) - Mr. Blakely
  • Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - 3 episodes (2011) TV episodes - Janitor
  • Little Fockers: Deleted Scenes (2011) - Chappy (uncredited)
  • Fred & Vinnie (2011) - Leo
  • Little Fockers (2010) - Chappy
  • Ollie Klublershturf vs. the Nazis (2010) - Poppy Klublershturf
  • Hawthorne - 2 episodes (2010) - Burt
  • Private Practice (2010) - Oscar Schmitt
  • Secret Girlfriend (2009) - Retired Golfer
  • Table for Three (2009) - Musician #1
  • Labor Pains (2009) - O'Keefe
  • Star-ving - 4 episodes (2009) - Ira Silver
  • Eli Stone (2008) - Patient
  • Fragments (2008) - Sam
  • Hancock (2008) - Convict
  • My Name Is Earl - 8 episodes (2005-2008) - Electrolarynx Guy
  • Grey's Anatomy - 3 episodes (2006-2007) - Charlie 'Really Old Guy' Yost
  • Christmas Do-Over (2006) - Elderly Neighbor
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2006) - Father O'Grady
  • Scrubs (2006) - Italian Man
  • Malcolm in the Middle (2005) - Sheldon
  • Blowing Smoke (2004) - Sid
  • The Help - 5 episodes (2004) - Grandpa Eddie
  • It's All Relative (2003) - Uncle Paddy
  • Frasier (2003) - Old Frasier
  • In-Laws (2002) - Mr. Jenkins
  • Alias (2001) - Giovanni Donato
  • Philly (2001) - Unknown Character
  • Road to Redemption (2001) - Arnold
  • The Division (2001) - Mr. Kanter
  • Gideon's Crossing (2000) - Elderly Man
  • Vice (2000) - Mr. Reinert
  • Something to Sing About (2000) - Mr. Thompson
  • Star Trek: Voyager (2000) - Chorus #1
  • Through Thick and Thin (1999) - Gus
  • Dharma & Greg (1999) - Bartender
  • Jack & Jill (1999) - Husband
  • Good vs Evil (1999) - Jacobus Blitzer
  • Boy Meets World (1999) - Organ Grinder
  • Everybody Loves Raymond (1999) - Lodge Member
  • Walking to Waldheim (1997) - Eddie Bromberg
  • Love, Cheat & Steal (1993) - Mario Columbard
  • Murphy Brown (1992) - Leon
  • Hammer, Slammer, & Slade (1990) - Unknown Character
  • Faith (1990) - Don Bassaro
  • Knots Landing - 3 episodes (1989-1990) - Arnie Zimmer
  • Night Court (1989) - Mr. Williams
  • General Hospital - 2 episodes (1988) - Victor Jerome
  • Outlaws (1987) - Livingston
  • Dynasty (1987) - Charlie
  • Not My Kid (1985) - Harlan Crockett
  • Dallas - 2 episodes (1983-1984) - Bobby's Employee
  • Hill Street Blues (1984) - Salesman
  • Kojak (1977) - Forensics Man
  • Bananas (1971) - Arroyo

External Links[]

For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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