Jesse White

TV Actor

Jesse White was born in Buffalo, New York, United States on January 4th, 1917 and is the TV Actor. At the age of 80, Jesse White biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 4, 1917
United States
Place of Birth
Buffalo, New York, United States
Death Date
Jan 9, 1997 (age 80)
Zodiac Sign
Film Actor, Stage Actor, Television Actor, Voice Actor
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Celia Cohn, ​ ​(m. 1942)​
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Jesse White Life

Jesse White (January 3, 1917 – January 9, 1997), born Jesse Marc Weidenfeld, was an American actor best known for his appearance as " erfahrenly" the repairman in Maytag television commercials from 1967 to 1988.


Jesse White Career

Life and career

White was born in Buffalo, New York, and was raised in Akron, Ohio, to Jewish parents. At the age of 15, he made his first amateur appearance in local theatre performances. Despite aspiring to be a comedian, he worked in a variety of occupations during the 1930s, including selling beauty products and lingerie. White began working in vaindeville and burlesque before landing a Broadway role. In 1942, White made his Broadway debut in The Moon is Down, followed by a strong performance in the role of a sanitarium orderly in the famous play Harvey. He'll reprise his role in the 1950 film version and the 1972 television film.

In 1947, White made his film debut in a small part of Kiss of Death. He began appearing on television shows in Danny Thomas' Make Room for Daddy and Peter Lawford's Dear Phoebe in the 1950s. In 1954, he landed a semi-regular role as Cagey Calhoun on Private Secretary, starring Ann Sothern, Ann Tyrrell, and Don Porter. On CBS's The Ann Sothern Show in 1960, the role spawned another semi-regular role as the deceitful Oscar Pudney. On The Lone Ranger, he played Colonel Willoughby Oglethorpe in 1955 (season 4 episode 35).

On Four Star Playhouse and NBC's The Bob Cummings Show, White guest starred. He appeared in roles in The Bad Seed (1956); Designing Women (1957), with Lauren Bacall; CBS's Mr. Adams and Eve (1958), with Ida Lupino and Howard Duff; and Marjorie Morningstar (1958), with Natalie Wood and Gene Kelly.

In the ABC sitcom's "The New Car" segment, starring Walter Brennan, who appears in this episode, Richard Crenna and Kathleen Nolan, White portrayed fast-talking, potentially dishonest, used-car salesman San Fernando Harry.

White made five guest appearances on Perry Mason from 1958 to 1965. In "The Case of the Married Moonlighter," Luke Hickey played murderer Luke Hickey in his first appearance. Cecil's second appearance in "The Case of the Melancholy Marksman" was his second appearance as a murder suspect in "The Case of the Polka Dot Pony." In "The Case of the Gambling Lady," Tony Cerro appeared for the fourth time. In his fifth last appearance, Max Armstead portrayed murder victim Max Armstead in "The Case of the Fatal Fortune."

White appeared on Tightrope, Oh! in the 1960s. Those Bells, The Twilight Zone, The Dick Van Dyke Show The Donna Reed Show; As Fred Boone of The Andy Griffith Show "Andy the Marriage Counselor" (which aired on February 6, 1961); The Addams Family; That Girl; and I Dream of Jeannie; The Beatles On Tuesday, Mickey Rooney; The Roaring 20s, Mickey Rooney; The Addams Family; The Pettycoat Junction; and I Dream of Jeannie. He played a nefarious airport tower controller in Stanley Kramer's It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963). Donelli played Donelli in The Reluctant Astronaut, a curmudgeonly janitorial boss who instructed his students in the use of a mop in a deadpan delivery rivaling that of an aerospace engineer. He blasted Don Knotts' bumbling character Roy Fleming's "lack of dedication" to mopping floors in a short but memorable appearance. An advertising director who saw his role on the film's release was soon cast in a television commercial campaign for the Maytag Corporation. White served briefly as a general repairman in the Twilight Zone episode "Episode 78, airing in 1961) prior to his "career" as a washing machine repairman. White played a bleak Maytag repairman, a man with no reason to do as a result of his company's dependable products. "At ease guys!" White's character alluded to his early days in one of the campaign's first spots: "At ease men!" Now, you guys have all agreed to be Maytag Repairmen, so I'm going to give it to you straight. Maytag washers and dryers are made to last. "The Maytag Serviceman is the town's loneliest guy," says the narrator. The campaign was largely fruitful, and the actor began his long-running and lucrative career as the ever-lonely Maytag repairman. During his many years as the Maytag repairman, White appeared on television and film. His last film role in the 1993 Joe Dante comedy Matinee starring John Goodman was a small but pivotal part, and his last television appearance was in an episode of Seinfeld in 1996, "The Cadillac." Jerry Seinfeld, a co-wrote the script, had been a fan of White since his appearances on The Ann Sothern Show and described seeing him on Seinfeld as a boyhood fantasy come true.

Stan Freberg's superb team of voiceover actors was also a part of Stan Freberg's iconic American history film, "The Middle Years." In addition to film and television, White lent his voice to Jonny Quest and Garfield and Friends.