Jack Klugman (April 27, 1922 – December 24, 2012) was an American stage, film, and television actor.He began his career in 1950, and started television and film work with roles in 12 Angry Men (1957) and Cry Terror! (1958).
During the 1960s, he guest-starred on numerous television series.
Klugman won his first Primetime Emmy Award for his guest-starring role on The Defenders, in 1964.
He also made a total of four appearances on The Twilight Zone from 1960 to 1963.
In 1965, Klugman replaced Walter Matthau as Oscar Madison in the Broadway play, The Odd Couple.
Five years later, he reprised that role in the television adaptation of The Odd Couple, opposite Tony Randall.
The series aired from 1970 to 1975.
Klugman won his second and third Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for his work on the series.
From 1976 to 1983, he starred in the title role in Quincy, M.E.
for which he earned four Primetime Emmy Award nominations.