Jack Betts

Jack Fillmore Betts (born April 11, 1929), also credited as Hunt Powers, is an American actor of film, stage, and television. A member of the Actors Studio, he started his career as a leading man in spaghetti westerns, before taking a career in supporting roles in American films.

Jack Betts
Betts in November 2010
Jack Fillmore Betts

(1929-04-11) April 11, 1929
Other namesHunt Powers
Alma materActors Studio
Years active1957present


Betts portrayed Chris Devlin in the CBS mystery series Checkmate (1960-1962).[1] He also played Mr. Fisher, an 80-year-old man on One Life to Live.[2]

Among his numerous television appearances were four roles on the CBS drama series Perry Mason, including the role of Bert Nickols in the 1961 episode, "The Case of the Impatient Partner," Enos Watterton in the 1962 episode “The Case of the Double Entry Mind”, murder victim George Parsons in the 1964 episode, "The Case of the Wooden Nickels," and murder victim Bruce Strickland in the 1966 episode, "The Case of the Fanciful Frail.

Betts was also the author of Screen Test: Take One, a play about a soap opera that originated on a film set.[3]


1959The Bloody BroodCliff
1960The DuPont Show of the MonthDenis EadyEpisode: "Ethan Frome"
1960The United States Steel HourJack TaylorEpisode: "Revolt in Hadley"
1961One Plus OneBill Cannon
1961The DetectivesTom HarperEpisode: "A Piece of Tomorrow"
1961-1962CheckmateChris Devlin6 episodes
1961-1966Perry MasonBruce Strickland / George Parson / Enos Watterton / Bert Nickols4 episodes
1962BonanzaJamie WrennEpisode: "The Jury"
1963General HospitalDr. Ken Martin1 episode
1964GunsmokeCowboyEpisode: "Scot Free"
196412 O'Clock HighLt. KinnerEpisode: "Decision"
1965-1967The F.B.I.Allen Cole / Woods / Defense Attorney Barker3 episodes
1966Sugar ColtDr. Tom Cooper / Rocco
1966The Man Who Never WasEpisode: "To Kill an Albatross"
1967Halleluja for DjangoSanto / David Phaylard
1968One Life to LiveDr. Ivan KiplingTV Series
1969It Takes a ThiefGarrisonEpisode: "Saturday Night in Venice"
1970Quel maledetto giorno d'inverno... Django e Sartana all'ultimo sangueDjango
1970Django and Sartana Are Coming... It's the EndDjango
1970Dead Men Don't Make ShadowsLazar Peacock / Sabata
1971A Barrel Full of DollarsTamayo
1971Down with Your Hands... You Scum!Django
1971Boulevard du RhumRenner
1971He Was Called Holy GhostFoster
1971A Fistful of DeathButch Cassidy
1972The Assassination of TrotskyLou
1972A.A.A. Massaggiatrice bella presenza offresiEnrico Graziani
1973Corte marziale
1977KojakPaul LawfordEpisode: "The Condemned"
1978Bye Bye MonkeyBar OwnerUncredited
1978The Edge of NightDr. Stein
1982Another WorldLouis St. George1 episode
1983All My ChildrenLars Bogard #31 episode
1984Remington SteeleWalter GallenEpisode: "Blood Is Thicker Than Steele"
1984Falcon CrestDr. RoderickEpisode: "Little Boy Blue"
1986Search for TomorrowDr. David GlennEpisode: "Finale"
1987Guiding LightDr. Wilson Frost (1973-1974) / John Cutter
1988The ChairDetective
1989GenerationsHugh Gardner3 episodes
1990Dead Men Don't DieAlex Cavanaugh
1991In the Heat of the NightAttorney Mark HarrisEpisode: "Unfinished Business"
1992SinatraEarl Wilson2 episodes
1992Just My ImaginationGovernorTV movie
1992White TrashCC's father
1993Falling DownFrank (Golfer)
1993Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final AffairDirectorTV movie
1993SistersHarry BusbyEpisode: "A Kick in the Caboose"
1993Fugitive Nights: Danger in the DesertDoc MortonTV movie
1995SeinfeldMr. GreenEpisode: "The Doorman"
1995Batman ForeverFisherman
1995MADtvJudge1 episode
1996Deadly GamesGene MurdockEpisode: "Dr. Kramer"
1996Power 98Waldo Marcel
1997The Big FallTyre
1997FrasierIanEpisode: "Ham Radio"
1997Batman & RobinParty Guest #1
1998Alien Avengers IIElderTV movie
1997Mike Hammer, Private EyeFather DresslerEpisode: "Sins of the Fathers"
1998Gods and MonstersBoris Karloff
1998The Scottish TaleSyd
1999Southern Man
1999Everybody Loves RaymondWalterEpisode: "Cruising with Marie"
1999Office SpaceJudge
1999Power Rangers Lost GalaxyCouncilor Brody7 episodes
2000The Next Best ThingVernon
2000True RightsThad Whitney
2000Running MatesSenatorTV movie
2000CutAlfred CarpenterTV Short, Uncredited
2001FriendsTomEpisode: "The One with Joey's New Brain"
2001Mockingbird Don't SingWes Standon
2001Critical MassAtty. Gen. Ames
2002The Young and the RestlessRoberto1 episode
2002Spider-ManHenry Blakan
2002The DistrictPriestEpisode: "Faith"
2003The CommissionAllen Dulles
2004I Am StamosPrestonShort
2004Vendetta: No Conscience, No MercyJack McGuire
2005Cold CaseDr. GreggsEpisode: "A Perfect Day"
2006My Name Is EarlProsecutorEpisode: "BB"
2007Zoey 101Mr. HodgesEpisode: "Curse of PCA"
2007The Desert RoseJoel ShawShow
2007Being Michael MadsenJames J. Perry
2008It's a Wonderful DeathPresident MarshallShort
2009The UnitOld PriestEpisode: "The Last Nazi"
2009The MentalistOther MobsterEpisode: "Red Sauce"
2009MonkCowboy HankEpisode: "Happy Birthday, Mr. Monk"
2011Mardi Gras: Spring BreakElderly Couple
2014About Last NightOld Man
2015To Dust ReturnMr. OwenShort
2016The Red Maple LeafAlfonso Palermo's LA Driver
2016Silver SkiesMickey
2016JOB's DaughterSam Morrison
2017Garlic & GunpowderBookstore Owner
2018D-RailedThe Conductor


  1. Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 181. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  2. Reichardt, Nancy M. (2 May 1982). "Age before duty for 'Life's' Jack Betts". The News-Leader. Virginia, Staunton. p. 42. Retrieved January 7, 2018 via Newspapers.com.
  3. "Screen Test: Take One". Variety. April 12, 1996. Archived from the original on 8 January 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2018.

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