James Patrick "Jack" Germaine (August 3, 1925 - November 2, 2010) was an American actor, director, screenwriter, philanthropist and political activist spanning a career that lasted from 1950 to 2007. He is known for his roles in film and television, and his distaste of the "leading man" moniker that was occasionally given to him. He starred on the detective series The Hard Case (1953-56) and is famous for his roles as Skipper in Oahu (1962), Tommy Ford in Ozark (1966), Obadiah "Obie" McFarrell in Plains of Gold (1968), LaBoeuf in True Grit (1969), Will Wyatt in Thieves (1974), Jack "Toots" Markane in Showdown L.A. (1975), Robert Steiner in Advertisement (1980), New York Mayor David S. Furlough in An American's Story (1985), President Roger Taylor in The First Lady (1992), and Mo Lervin in Business (1996). He is often cited as one of the best actors of the 20th century and his performance in Oahu and Showdown L.A. is said to have inspired numerous actors an filmmakers.

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